Monday, May 23, 2011

Betsey Johnson Jacket

 After 7 months of what felt like a new ice age, the sun has finally popped out from underneath the clouds and lent us a little warmth which can only mean one thing.. Summer shopping! With a little encouragement from the rainy weather report, I devoted this week to summer shopping around the beautiful stores on Queen St. and Yorkville tearing through every sale rack in sight! Finding a nice item in a sales rack I find is very similar to a thrift shopping, most of the time you find nothing, but sometimes you score BIG. This was exactly the case with my new Betsey Johnson sailor jacket! It was originally priced at $360 but, I picked this up for an extra $100 off.
To go with the regal vibe of the golden buttons on the jacket, I added my fun "royal wedding" hat and a long red skirt to play up the regal and the nautical feel of the garment.

{Jacket-Betsey Johnson/Skirt-American Apparel/Hat-Drama Queen/Shoes-Zara/Purse-Narnia}

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Her Fearful Symmetry

The sun is just beginning to come out for the first time in what feels like years so i wanted to keep my outfit light and flowy but also with a dash of spring elegance. The floral shorts screamed spring (plus there awfully comfortable) along with my favorite Jeffery Campbell wedges. Both the colors on the shoes and the shorts were pastels so i kept the rest of the pieces light with a never fail white tank and a soft cashmere cardi. 

{Jacket-Narnia/Shirt-Talula/Shorts-Talula/Shoes-Jeffery Campbell/Bag-Urban Outfitters/Earring-Urban Outfitters}

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Met Gala: Best Dressed 2011

With the Costume Institute Gala at the Met celebrating their unveiling of their new exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty", it was easy to assume that the garments spotted on this red carpet would be over the top much like the designer being honored. Many celebrities even wore old vintage pieces of his from 4-5 seasons ago. All looked fabulous but here's my personal top 15:

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Chanel Iman in Docle & Gabbana 

Madonna in Stella McCartney

BeyoncĂ© Knowles in Emilio Pucci

Florence Welch in Yves Saint Laurent 
Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane
Karen Elson in Alexander McQueen

Mia Wasikwoska in Thakoon

Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Karolina Kurkova in Jean Paul Gautier 

Miranda Kerr in Marchesa 

Elle Fanning in Valentino

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