Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Movie Inspired: Clueless

The phrase "everything old is new again" couldn't be more true when it comes to fashion. Rihanna sparked a resurgence of Clueless fanatics earlier this year when she wore the infamous Calvin Klein "Clueless" dress to an event. I, for one, needed no reminding the Cher Horwitz was a movie screen fashion icon. I watch Clueless almost every month for fashion inspiration and have the film on DVD and VHS. In honor of one of the hottest characters of the 90s, I will show you how to create everyday looks from some of the film’s most famous fits. Keep in mind that these outfits are not supposed to be costumes that directly mimic the movie looks, but rather modern day interpretations.

Make the 1995 look more modern by ditching the white knee highs and silver mary janes. A contrast collar button down, opaque tights, and black cap-toe shoes make this more everyday. Maintain the Cher flair through styling: button the shirt all the way up and untuck it for a chic look that doesn't look too stuffy.

Plaid on plaid is a hard thing to pull off. I would try to keep it clean by pairing plaid prints of similar muted colors and size. I don't like to be too matchy matchy which is why I opted for a dress of a different color. The knee highs work with this outfit. I would try pairing them with a fun loafer and beanie to give them an up-to-date feel. For those of you that are daring, try a plaid on plaid look like the one seen in the Gucci Pre-Fall 2013 collection below.

photo courtesy of fashionbombdaily

This last look from Clueless is pretty modern in itself. It's funny that this is what Cher would see as "lounge wear." The key to this look is a relaxed fit and not showing too much skin under the sheer top.

As far as styling, I would either wear the sheer gold dot blouse open and layered like a cardigan or buttoned to the top and tucked in with the necklace around the collar.

Clueless is now on Netflix so for those of you that haven't seen it there are no more excuses!

Hope you all get inspired by these looks and try something new :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sheer & Spotted

Another day another pattern...this time I threw on a pair of big dotted tights. For this post, I will show you how to take a patterned tight from day to night with a few key pieces.

It was unseasonably warm this day so I kept it casual for work in a pink silky dress, faux leather vest, knee high boots, and the patterned tights.

tights: urban outfitters, dress: forever 21; vest: h&m; necklace: madewell

Later on that night I attended an anniversary party for One Lounge in D.C. I kept the tights and added a sparkly tank top, black wool shorts, white blazer (yes, white can be worn all year round in my book), and booties. I also wore a bold red lip to give this black and white outfit a pop of color.

Blazer: Madewell; Tank: J. Crew; Shorts: H&M (old); vintage gold chain

The funny thing is we didn't even plan to match! I guess BFFs really do think alike ;) The key to both of these outfits is keeping the color palettes relatively neutral, and playing with textures (sequins, leather, etc.) to add interest instead of overly bold colors and conflicting prints.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Floral Leggings: One Item, Two Ways

I had been holding off on the floral leggings trend for awhile because I couldn't find a pair that I really liked and had colors that I could incorporate well into my closet. I recently came across this pair from Urban Outfitters and was immediately drawn to them because of the fall colors. A bold pattern can be daunting so I decided to show you how you can dress them up or down to make an outfit that works without doing too much.

Outfit #1:

Pair them with darker solids and nude flats to make the pants the focal point of the outfit. Because I added the flashy necklace and oxblood blazer, I kept my hair and makeup sleek and simple.

blazer: Dalaga NYC, Sweater: Urban Outfitters; Flats: Madewell; Necklace: J.Crew

Outfit #2:

Play off of the colors in the floral pattern. I decided to highlight the autumn colors in my leggings by wearing a yellow button down and adding a berry lip. A high bun and lace up booties completed this fun look. 

Shirt: Madewell; boots; forever 21; lips: MAC Pop Mode +Revlon  Plum Persuasion

I think patterned leggings are a fun way to liven things up in the cold weather. What do you all think??

Monday, November 12, 2012

C. Wonder V.I.P Launch Party

I recently became a fashion and beauty writer for Northern Virginia Magazine (check out some of my online articles here). Recently I covered the launch party for the new C. Wonder store in Tyson's Corner. The party was awesome! Great food, delicious cocktails, and banging beats. The store is full of colorful clothing and amazing home decor items. Check it out!

With one of my besties Mary

DJ Saucee provided the tunes for the night
sweater and skirt: urban outfitters; tights: madewell; boots: h&m

Monday, October 29, 2012

Movie Inspired: Modern Day Molly Ringwald

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, pretty much the entire Northeast area is snuggled up in the house right now with popcorn and a favorite movie. One of my most favorite movies of ALL time is Pretty in Pink. I loved Molly Ringwald's vintage inspired outfits almost as much as the love triangle between Andy, Ducky, and Blane.

In honor of Pretty in Pink, I decided to create a modern day outfit based on one of my favorite looks from the movie (above). Check it out:

Jeans: Current/Elliott; Denim Shirt: H&M, Sweater: Isabel Marant; Shoes: Miu Miu; Earrings: Marni

Oh, and if you have not seen the movie already please use this time to check it out. It's a classic!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Loving the Crew

I loved one of the sweatshirts in this previous post so much that I had to get it. I tried to sweeten it up a bit with a striped sweater skirt. Hope you all like it :)

Sweatshirt:profound aesthetic; skirt:madewell;boots:f21

P.S- Sorry for the picture quality. I am currently shopping for a new and improved camera. Can't wait any longer!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall Trends Lookbook

Check out how to style some of the hottest trends for the new season:


Topshop Skirt


Avenue 32 brocade pants (similar styles at Zara)


Mango Sweatshirt


Madewell Stadium Jacket

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Online shopping is one of the best things that ever happened to my life (sad right?) so I always get super excited when I come across a new online store. is great for people who are fans of Urban Outfitters or Nasty Gal. I really like the Givenchy inspired pieces. Although nothing is as good as the real thing, these cool items will definitely help you fake it til you make it ;) 


Check out the full site here!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My New York Fashion Week S/S 13

New York is alive this week with fashion and fun. I had a great time hitting up parties and shows and of course I tried to take as many pics as possible.

Tadashi Shoji S/S 2013:
beautiful gowns and dresses
Fashion's Night Out:
Me and ChellyWellz; denim on denim at Guess; awesome captoe pumps at Vince Camuto

blazer: Dalaga NYC; dress/neckalce:Madewell; belt: Max Mara; shoes: Marni for H/M
Brandon Sun S/S 2013:

interesting textured leather pieces

Falguni and Shane Peacock S/S 2013

AMAZING beaded dresses and bodysuits (my iphone pics don't do them justice); also peeped Adam Lambert front row center

 better photos courtesy of fashionadcrowd
For my last round of shows I opted for a basic look and added a faux leather vest for some edge. (vest: H/M; dress:Madewell; shoes: Jessica Simpson; necklace: random guy in Soho)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

Spent the long weekend in D.C. It was a rather lowkey weekend but eventful nonetheless. My best friend and I were asked to be guests on Listen Vision radio. It is an online station that airs a one hour segment every Thursday called "Boi You Stupid." The co-hosts cover a range of topics each week and this past week we discussed relationships. It was quite entertaining to say the least.

I also met up with my linesister Ivie (also known as blogger The Extraordinaire) for dinner and drinks at Busboys and Poets. She is heading to London so I think a vacation is in order to visit her soon :)

Dress: Madewell

Fashion Week starts tomorrow and I am super excited to catch some shows and be in NY for all the fun. Stay tuned :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Borrow From the Boys

As much as we try to ignore it, fall is quickly approaching us. Although my summer has been amazing, I have to admit I am looking forward to fall because I love the clothes. One trend that I am definitely going to incorporate into my wardrobe this season is the chic sweatshirt. Graphic sweatshirts are not just for the boys anymore. You can find celebs like Rihanna and Cassie pairing theirs with chic skirts and pretty makeup.

Rihanna in Topshop

Cassie in Vision Streetwear

 My wishlist includes Zoe Karssen's Creme de la Creme sweatshirt:

Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific blog

And this Crew Love Sweatshirt by Profound Aesthetic:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Nicole Richie for Macy's

On September 12th Nicole Richie's boho chic Impulse collection for Macy's will hit stores. I am totally in love with those studded leather pants. Check some of my other favorite looks below:

courtesy of fashionista

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lana Del Rey for H&M Fall 2012

Another one of my fave musicians. Another great collab for fall.

courtesy of WhoWhatWear

Friday, August 17, 2012


My friends over at DC to BC put on an awesome hip-hop/electronica music festival this past weekend in D.C. called Trillectro.The turn out was amazing, especially since this was the first event of its kind in the city. It was a great time for me to catch up with friends from college and hear some new artists.

Tank: Madewell; Belt: Max Mara Studio; Shorts: H&M; Sandals:F21