Fall trip!

I’m taking a little fall trip, not to Scotland like the Cherry Blossom Girl (see link below), but to Baltimore. I can’t wait to explore the Inner Harbor area and check out their Art Museum and local shops. Any tips on what to eat, shop, see? Also, today is the deadline for the best game-day look contest, but I am extending it through the weekend. On Monday I will post the top three looks and you will get to vote for your favorite look. Hope you enjoy your weekends and these links:

Visit Be In Style to see their best of the web where they list different blogs to follow. This week there are inspirational fashion blogs. You will even see this little blog there.

Did you hear? I love Brad!

I love sheer flowy dresses. Good thing I can borrow my mom’s.

Love this bathing suit and Elizabeth Taylor.

I am all about these capes.

Design ideas for when you own a flat in the Cinque Terra region of Italy.

Lovely list of ideas for a rainy day.

Now you can smell like Maine.

Living in: Love Story, a great guide for the preppy at heart. 

(Photo via the Cherry Blossom Girl)

Outfit conundrum

These two outfits probably appear to be very similar, and so my conundrum probably looks very small and silly in reality, but I am having a hard time deciding what to wear for my trip Thursday. I am flying to Baltimore to visit the boy while he is out of town for work, and I can’t decide between my poofy skirt, striped shirt, and jean jacket, or my denim pencil skirt and gray and white striped crew neck sweater. These images are the closest I could get to describing the outfits. What do you think?

Movies to watch for 70s style

The 70s are back in the form of flare-leg jeans, camel coats, and ponchos. Based on Spring 2011 runways such as Derek Lam, the decade is here to stay for a little while longer at least. To better get that 70s look, I have compiled a list of movies to look to for inspiration. Some of these are late 60s, but they were too good not to share. They are not only good for style but classics that everyone should see at least once. Annie Hall is another good one, but I think that movie has been covered ad nauseum lately.

Kramer vs Kramer (1979) Meryl Streep & Dustin Hoffman: Brown slouchy boots, tie-neck blouses, ponchos and turtle necks, and denim shirts

The Thomas Crowne Affair (1968) Faye Dunaway & Steve McQueen: Camel turtlenecks, halter tops, short swim trunks, aviators, and three piece suits

The Graduate (1967) Dustin Hoffman & Ann Bancroft: Polos, fur, and lots of sheer blouses and dresses

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Roger Moore & Barbara Bach: Billowy blouses, big collared shirts, maxi dresses, and rad bikinis

Working girl: Pearls and Army green

If there is one trend or one style that I have picked up as a blogger, I would say it is mixing girly clothes with the tomboyish ones. The contrast can make an outfit so much more interesting. For instance, with this outfit, I usually would have worn the sequin top with a black cardigan. That looks cute too, and is more appropriate in certain situations, but it’s not challenging me in any way to think outside the box. Don’t get me wrong, thinking inside the box sometimes works wonders for a wardrobe, like not wearing that miniskirt that is so trendy to work (Thank god we have all moved on to longer skirts). But every once in a while throwing a kink into your normal dressing routine can take you by surprise. I was really happy with the results in this instance.
J.Crew shirt; The Limited top; H&M pants; Nine West shoes; Vintage necklace; Macy’s pearl earrings

Cheers to the weekend!

Cheers to the weekend! It’s finally here. It’s homecoming at my Alma Mater this weekend, so I will likely be catching up with friends. And I won a “Diva Night” at my local gym. So we will see how that goes. I will keep you posted, but I think it will be your standard yoga/pilates combo. What are your plans?

Enjoy your weekend and these links:

The lucky girl who got to wear Audrey Hepburn’s gown from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

This little place is a dream. (pictured above)

Living in I am love.

I am adding D&G to my favorites at Milan. 

A love story by Gant. I love the music.

Built by Wendy for fall looks delicious.

I wish I was in Milan hopping on the back of a Vespa

Mustard and stripes are meant to be.

Kate Spade’s packing guide for her hometown, Kansas City. What’s part of your barometer?