A week for the ladies…

Last week, I started to notice a pattern in the way I was dressing. I was embracing longer skirts and girly accessories. Lady-like looks, including longer skirts, 50s-style sweaters, and gloves and pearls, have been making their way into my style conscience since the Fall 2010 Louis Vuitton runway looks. While some may find this trend boring, I actually feel that making longer skirts and classic shapes look current is more of a challenge. These looks are ultimately what will help you create a timeless and effortless wardrobe appropriate for your 20s to 50s. It’s the Betty Draper in all of us wanting to come out. So this week is dedicated to everything lady-like. Keep your eyes peeled for some discount codes to select Etsy stores. I will be posting these deals on Twitter and Facebook so make sure you follow me on both. 

I have been trying to slowly incorporate some of my Christmas gifts into my current wardrobe, and I have had to resist the urge to wear all my gifts at once. I think I have been displaying amazing self control. It’s hard though since I got such thoughtful, nice gifts. First of all, I have to commend the boy for getting me this amazing necklace that is something I would have definitely picked out for myself, but something I would have never bought for myself. And secondly, I am in love with these shoes. I tipped off Santa when Nine West was having a great sale and so here they are. As for the rest of the outfit, I love the classic shape of this skirt and its paper bag wrinkled texture. With a skirt this big and a turtleneck that clingy this outfit really accentuates a lady-like silhouette with its cinched waist. And the very neural colors made it easy to wear the leopard print pattern and bright red lipstick.
Target turtleneck; H&M skirt; Anne Klein sweater tights; Banana Republic necklace; Nine West shoes

(Top photo via Fashion Gone Rogue)

Feeling like a French Gamine

I guess the whole French theme is just going to continue through the week. I had wanted to wear this new t-shirt since my trip to Baltimore, where I picked this up at the Loft on major clearance. It clings to the body in that perfect way, but is still loose and casual, and I love the sequin detail in the pocket. (I am really loving Loft’s bedazzled t-shirts and tanks.) I kept imagining it tucked into this skirt, and when I started accessorizing with the striped scarf, bun, and red lipstick, the French-Girl look just happened. I know I have worn similar outfits as this one, but there is something so chic about a simple white t-shirt and red lipstick.
(Loft top, H&M skirt and scarf, Vintage Ann Taylor loafers, Vintage earrings-bought on Ebay for $3)

My inner French Gamine

Red-toned eyeshadow, bright red lips

Today I recieved a lot of compliments on my red lips. I paired my lips with another trend, red toned eye shadow. I chose a copper-red, which is much more subtle. I used L’Oreal Paris’s Wear Infinite Eye Shadow Singles in Copper Penny. It went on easily, lasted all day, and it was only about $4. What I liked about this combo is that the eyeshadow was subtle enough to be paired with bright red lips. And the red-copper eyeshadow actually made my eyes pop more.
(Lip photo cropped, Garance Dore)