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Monday, August 31, 2009
As I mentioned before, the boy and I just returned from the amazing city of Florence, where I indulged in granita (a local treat of crushed ice, sugar and different flavorings), binged on pizza, and fell in love with the cobblestone backstreets that make up the city.
And, while I loved the vintage feel of Florence's buildings and streets (minus the lack of AC), I hadn't quite prepared myself for the heat wave that met me and Bogart when we entered the city--with temps skyrocketing into the triple digits I had to tuck away my go-to skinny jeans and throw on the less worn (but more breezy) dresses that make up my summer wardrobe.
But, as those of us who aren't wandering the streets of Italy know, fall is approaching! The official countdown stands at only 19 days away. And a trend that seems to be making a big comeback in the fall fashion world is the military jacket.
The versatile little jacket can be add flair to skinny jeans or, for a a dressier look, with skirt and heels. Here's a little list of some of my favorite cadet-inspired coverings.
1. Knit Double-Breasted Military Jacket Express, $79.50
2. Braided Military Jacket ASOS, $101.15
3. Military Ruffle Jacket Free People, $148.00
4. DACUTE Military Leather Jacket Net-a-porter, $845.00
5. Officer's Blazer We The Free, $168.00
6. French Connection Military Jacket Oli.co.uk, £75.00
Go for a jacket with ruffles, textures, etc (see 2 and 3) to add a fun flare and a feminine touch.
Go for a jacket that looks like your old Marching Band Uniform.
Monday, August 24, 2009
After Heidi's drama-filled performance on I'm a Celebrity.. Get me out of here and her disappointing Playboy debut (low key Maxim at best), I for one was keeping my fingers crossed that her aspirations to be a pop star would actually pay off and prove to the world that she can do more than just look good in a halter top. Unfortunately, all those orgasms that Spencer has been giving her must have left her too tired to give more than a lackluster Britney impression.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The former girl next door made quite a fashion statement at the premiere of "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" on Wednesday night. Hugh Hefner's ex turned up in a forest-inspired full length gown, complete with leaves and branches.
Now, while I'll give miss Madison points for creativity, I've got to assume that her ability to grasp the meaning of "natural" ended when she stuck those long locks of hers in bleach. And, while I have to insist that the earthy look missed its mark, it is true that the word subtle isn't exactly in a playmate's vocabulary.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Here's a picture the original hip-hugging look:
And here are a few fiscally responsible (and one not so much) pieces I've found that resemble the dress: (5 is my fave)1. Cotton Spandex JerseyDouble U-Neck Dress American Apparel, creme, $36.00
2. BDG Convertible Strapless Dress Urban Outfitters, light pink, $28.00
3. BDG Convertible Strapless Dress Urban Outfitters, nude, $28.00
4. Spandex Jersey Too-Short Tube Dress American Apparel, nude, $29.00
5. Sheer Jersey Chemise
American Apparel, creme, $24.00
6. (not so fiscally responsible) Bottega Veneta Rope Trim Dress The Outnet.com, neutral, $492.00
Just add a pair of peep-toes and (if you're really feeling like Carrie) a fur jacket, and you'll have a not-so-subtle (but hopefully cheap and chic) outfit!