Thursday, March 25, 2010

Road Warrior

I am loving this black leather cuff by YMK for Castro ($274). Features slits all around interspersed with copper rings and a 2-strap buckle closure with a chain detail.

This cuff fits in nicely with my current post-apocolyptic clothing obsession--tough, yet still refined and pretty.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I Want You (for the US Army)

On my trip down to L.A. a couple weeks ago it seemed like everyone was wearing an army jacket of some kind. Some heavily embroidered, some just basic and oversized.

I love the Black Label army jackets ($110) from Planet Blue. Each one is unique with patches, embroidery or stud embellishments. Unfortunately they tend to sell out the minute they are posted online!
I'm thinking of looking for a plain one at American Rag and then doing my own embellishments. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Romper Room

I would normally avoid a piece like the romper, but these examples of how to style a romper from actually make me want one! Using the Joie Amara romper ($298) as a base they created multiple looks--one for each season. Here's three of them:

The Aqua silk patterned romper ($78) is an affordable alternative to the Joie version. Available from I don't like the pattern, quite a much but definitely like the price better!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Denim Blazers

One of the must-have items for Spring this year is the denim blazer. They are available in a variety of washes and styles to work into either your work or weekend wardrobe. Here's a few of my picks:

Rock & Republic
The Rock & Republic Brooks jacket ($228) is a shrunken style jacket with a bit of stretch. It features peaked lapels, a one-button closer and flap pockets at the waist. I love how it is styled here with white jeans.

The Gap denim blazer ($88) is a more casual jacket in a faded waded. A great weekend jacket with darker wash jeans or thrown over a flirty floral dress or romper.

Charlotte Russe

The Charlotte Russe denim blazer ($17.49) is a bargain, but I'm sure it won't last long. In a dark wash denim with a notched lapel and single button closure, a floral interior lining. It's even machine washable! I like that this jacket could be dressed up or down.


The Mango denim blazer ($109.90) is more of a boyfriend style blazer. I love this look for work paired with trousers and a feminine blouse or it would look great with a crisp pair of white pants for summer and a bright top.