Yesterday we posed the riddle: What has glasses, big hair, a blazer and a penchant for ratty denim jackets and other equally homeless-looking attire?
If you guessed MTV VJ’s, then you’re right! Anthonia, Ileana and I went as Downtown Julie Brown, Jesse Camp and Kennedy this Halloween and we did a pretty darn good job, if you ask me. The best part was that we didn’t have to buy too much for our costumes–and if we did buy something, we could probably use it again. Although I don’t know how Anthonia feels about wearing her Trapper Keeper inspired bodycon dress from American Apparel.
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Silence & Noise Studded V-neck Jumper ($68)
When something super trendy emerges (examples: wide-leg pants, high-wasted anything, blazers, fur vests), I often find myself hesitating to try on the pieces in question. But almost always (sans fur vests) I find myself liking the trend after it has come and gone.
In the middle of my daily Urban Outfitters browse, I halted at the Silence & Noise Studded V-neck Jumper. I probably haven’t given it a fair shot in the past, but it’s super simple and looks like we can make it last past this season. I’m already thinking of styling it for the winter with some tights and my new favorite Deena & Ozzy Patent Oxford Wedges. My only concern so far is that it looks like rompers make it difficult to go to the bathroom. What do you guys think?
PS Chicago Fashion Week pics on the way…once we find out how to get them off of our friend Kate’s camera.
PPS Sorry for the UO overload…kinda hard when it’s just two blocks away in a town that has the Gap and American Apparel as its only other good stores!
Silence & Noise Shiny Sequin Tap Shorts ($28)
After reading Anthonia’s post on winter shorts I remembered my fascination with obnoxious sequined shorts. Urban Outfitters even sent out an email today about their Halloween-ish items, which featured a pair of sequin tap shorts that comes in gold, black, silver and purple sage. And they’re under $30! Great deal, right? Some people (coughAnthoniaandIleanacough) think it’s a terrible idea. Continue reading
This past summer, I lived in a pair of gray, tab-front shorts I bought on sale at Urbanoutfitters.com two years ago. While other women faced the unseasonably cool weather in baggy tanks and shredded short shorts that left little to the imagination, I was content in oversized blouses tucked into my British schoolboy-esque shorts.
Common sense should tell me to put the shorts away now that I can see my breath when I go outside. But instead, I find myself winterizing my shorts with a pair of sheer or opaque tights, a trend I’ve seen other women embrace in the real world and online. Joanna Goddard of a Cup of Jo cosigned on the trend by offering up tweed shorts by menswear for the ladies genius, Steven Alan, and I love the easy elegance of the woman above snapped by fashion photographer (and the Sartorialist’s sweetheart) Garance Dore. I could definitely see her wearing dark patterned tights to keep warm.
While these photos are inspiring, there is always more than one way to interpret a trend.
Okay, not really. BUT! Three of my e-mails today–Who What Wear, Urban Outfitters and Saks Fifth Avenue updates–all featured (mostly faux) fur outerwear. This all comes after a conversation Anthonia and I had about whether or not we would wear something just because it’s trendy (a dinner table topic a la The Daily Work It), and of course we brought up the faux fur vests. Anthonia says she would go for it; I’m hesitant.
Then Ileana came to the rescue and let us know that there is a vintage fur store somewhere here in Chicago, so it looks like we’re going to have to make a field trip this weekend. Stay tuned! xoxo Monica