Shot on the coldest day so far this fall, this outfit was inspired by my new rust colored fuzzy sweater. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all my videos.
Helmut Lang Geometric Knit Tank in Ivory
Itty Bitty Bra Bralette in Black - Thanks to Itty Bitty Bra
Little Darlings Hawaii Allie Earrings in Green - Thanks to Little Darling Designs
Siwy Madeleine Cut off Shorts in Falcon's Eye
J. Crew Skinny Leather Belt in Metallic Green
Chanel Classic Sunglasses in Brown - Last seen here with Gryphon skirt and Givenchy wedges
I went to the salon to get my hair trimmed with my favorite girl Shirley and then met up with my boyfriend who snapped these photos afterward. Shirley really liked my shoes and she has no idea how many pairs I actually own, nor does she know about Fashion Snag. Sometimes I am tempted to tell her, but I am really good at keeping secrets. Shirley is afraid to cut too many inches off my hair, but whenever I go in I tell her to cut off as much as she wants. I was sort of hoping she would chop off about 6 inches, but she didn't want to do it and told me I would have to see someone else for that job. My boyfriend could barely tell my hair was trimmed, but he did mention it was a lot more even on the bottom so I guess that is good.
Helmut Lang never fails me in terms of casual luxury and comfort. The sweaters and tanks might be expensive, but they are very well made and you will find yourself wearing them again and again in all sorts of ways. I had to wait a long time to get this pointelle knit tank because my size was out of stock. I have been wanting to wear it for some time now, but it didn't work with the bottoms I tried to pair it with until I went for these shorts. This Helmug Lang tank features an asymmetric hem and some crochet paneling in a neat geometric pattern. It is made of mostly linen, but it really doesn't wrinkle at all. Underneath the tank I wore my other Itty Bitty Bra that Dorothy sent me. This bra is more typical of the bras I normally wear. It is lacy and has no underwire, making it perfect for sheer tops such as this one. I also like that it doesn't have any hooks because sometimes those can dig into my skin and be uncomfortable.
The Siwy shorts need no explanation. Siwy is probably my favorite brand of denim at the moment, especially for shorts. They are not too tight around my thighs and the fabric is very soft. Also, this particular pair is lighter weight than all my others. I like the gray color overall for a change from the usual blue denim. I paired the shorts with a J. Crew skinny green belt that was hanging around nearby and then I matched up some earrings to go with the belt. My earrings are sea glass and are handmade by Kori of Little Darling Designs. Her earrings are lightweight and are great for everyday wear. They are made for a woman on the go. For sandals, I wore my cork lace-up suede platforms by Derek Lam. I plan to wear these non-stop all the way into fall because nothing screams summer like a cork platform and I am not ready for fall fashion just yet.
Givenchy Calf Hair Ankle Boots in Black - Worn before here with Nightcap Clothing lace dress, Chanel diamond cometes earrings, and Dior quilted bucket bag
Anna Molinari Leather Boyfriend Blazer in Black - Snagged off theOutnet.com for $278.25 (Retail: $1855)
J. Crew Wide Calf Hair Belt in Chocolate Camel - Snagged at J. Crew for $78 Retail
There is nothing I like better than a simple t-shirt dress that you can dress up or dress down and as far as I am concerned this T by Alexander Wang classic long sleeve dress is just that. Last time I wore it on the blog was a long time ago, back when I first started blogging. I wore this wide Gucci waist belt that my boyfriend bought me at the Gucci boutique in Barcelona, Spain. I remember when I saw the belt I thought it was pretty cool because it had this mirrored piece on it. It reminded me of something an 80s Barbie would wear and anything Barbie might wear is good enough for me.
This time I wanted to do something a little different with it so I wore a low waisted belt from J. Crew. I love this belt, but even in the smallest size it is too big. I think it is supposed to be a waist belt too, which makes it even worse. I am still looking for one of those things to punch extra holes in belts. Anyway, I really love J. Crew for their belts. I look on the website about once a month to see what styles they offer. They had this leopard calf hair one last fall along with another thinner leopard calf hair belt I bought as well. The belts are very good quality and I have used the thin leopard belt a lot already. I brought this t-shirt dress to Vegas with me and wore it with my Alexander Wang leather corset shorts and my black Chanel pearl necklace, but I didn't get any photos that night. So as you can see this dress is priceless in terms of its versitality. You cannot go wrong owning a basic tee dress.
I have loved leather blazers since my early college days and I can still remember when my friend Heather and I both saw the same leather blazer marked down to an extremely low price at Express in the mall. The deal breaker was that it was in my size and I had the cash to buy it, but I still felt a little torn because I could tell she wanted it as well. It was the last one left though. After that I wore the hell out of it and when I moved here to Colorado it was left at my parents' house. When my parents came to visit they brought it down with them, but it was all dried up, probably because I wore it in the rain. My mom couldn't really understand why I wanted it, but I don't remember it looking quite so cracked. Well, now I was missing a beloved leather blazer from my wardrobe and when I saw this Anna Molinari one pop up on the Outnet for an unbelievable steal I knew I had to snag it. I think a black leather blazer is an essential classic in any woman's closet as you can throw it on with jeans or a dress. This one is made in Italy and I am very happy to have it. I wore this outfit to a friend's going away party at work. After I realized no one else was in all black I felt quite somber, but at least I had the leopard print going on to spice things up.
Anzevino & Florence Memory Fabric Skirt in Red - Snagged off RevolveClothing.com for $76 (Retail: $215) and grey version worn before here with Nicholas Kirkwood heels and Missoni tube top
Milly Sasha Poodle Sweater in Black - Snagged off RevolveClothing.com for $176 (Retail: $220)
J. Crew Herringbone Tights in Black - Snagged off JCrew.com for $22.50 Retail
The moment I saw this poodle sweater at Revolve Clothing I knew it had to be mine, merely for the fact that the love of my life is a little 2.5 pound white poodle named Teddi. The other love of my life is a black 5 pound poodle named Bella. The sweater also came in white with a black poodle, but I ended up liking the black version better so sorry Bella. I think a poodle sweater and a poodle skirt is something every girl probably wanted from the moment she saw Grease or maybe I am the only one. This was my first piece of clothing by Milly and I think I will be back for more because they also make some darling plaid skirts. The collar on the poodle says Milly, which I find pretty damn cute.
So this outfit came together pretty quickly. I picked out this red memory fabric skirt by Anzevino & Florence first. I tend to gravitate towards girly skirts like these pretty often. I wanted to wear the skirt because it seems like more of a winter skirt with the dark blood red color and all. For a top I wanted to do something different instead of a typical tight long sleeve or short sleeve so I went for the sweater. Pretty soon I was feeling a 50s vibe so I thought I would add the herringbone tights. I was getting sick of the same old black tights. These Jill Stuart jolene booties were something I searched high and low for simply because I think they are so victorian and different. Not everyone appreciates them, but they always make me smile. Over a year ago on Revolve Clothing, they had just about every model sporting these booties, but they were nowhere to be found. However, Gilt Groupe saved the day in the end and I got them for a great price. Whenever I wear them I pair them with full skirts like this one. Old habits die hard.
Topshop Aggie Metal Insert Heel Boot in Black - Snagged off Topshop.com for $160 Retail
Abercrombie & Fitch Parka in Gray - Snagged off Abercrombie.com for $40 (Retail: $80)
Gap Chambray Shirt in Blue - Worn before here with Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent luella wedges
Siwy Jeans Madeline Short in Jet Obsidian - Worn before here with Giuseppe Zanotti sculpted leopard wedges
J.Crew Calf Hair Belt in Leopard - Snagged off JCrew.com for $60 Retail
This is probably one of my most casual outfits to date that I have actually posted on the blog. I really ended up liking it. My boyfriend wanted to go out for sushi so I hurried up and threw something comfy on my body. J.Crew is the only place I could find a leopard calf hair belt and the price was right. I have been wanting one for ages to wear with denim for a pop of animal print. This chambray shirt seemed to be a great match for my overworn black denim Siwy shorts. The parka was conveniently added for cool night weather and my Topshop ankle boots were laying out in my closet from a recent wear so I thought why not put them to work again. Despite my love of Italian footwear, these Topshop aggie boots have a very special place in my heart. I doubt I will ever get sick of them. They are so damn comfortable.