Urban Outfitters does Sweater Girl

I just viewed Urban Outfitters recent feature: “Sweater Girl” featuring model Rachel Stallings and photographer Natalie Neal. It captures the same idea of the 50s woman that Vogue recently featured in its September issue calling to mind Lara Turner, with cinched waists, cropped/snug sweaters, leopard print, and the grandpa cardigan. It definitely got me looking at their sweaters for Fall.

Fall shopping guide: Jackets part 1

Now that it’s September and we are weeks away from the official start of fall, I’m starting to feel it. I saw a Halloween City open up next to my gym this morning, and I couldn’t be more excited. What kind of fashion enthusiast am I? I get excited about pop-up Halloween stores. Or maybe that just proves how bad my retail addiction is? Anyways, I thought I would post some shopping guides with my favorite fall clothes. First up are jackets. I love everything about military-inspired jackets. The zippers, the gold and brass buttons, the fabrics. Nothing is easier then throwing one over a summer dress and heading out the door. Next, the gray blazer. This is one of my favorite neutrals to layer over dark purple and pink jewel tones. I especially love the soft knit gray blazer from Banana Republic. It looks so soft. And, finally, the navy blazer. It instantly makes me think of fall because of the start of school and it’s scholarly look. And it’s such a nice compliment to the traditional rich colors of fall. One through 9 are some of my favorite retail brands that you can find at most malls and 10 through 18 may be a little harder to find/afford, but luckily Cleveland has its own Saks Fifth Avenue. I will be posting part 2 of my favorite jackets for fall next week. So stay tuned. Happy shopping! 

1. J.Crew Waxed army jacket, $148
2. Loft belted military jacket, $89.50
3. Loft Twill cropped military jacket, $59.99
4. Solid knit Thandie Blazer, $148
5. Banana Republic Eva blazer, $150
6. Delia’s Paxton tweed blazer, $59.50
7. J.Crew Navy school boy blazer, $188
8. Gap Lightweight wool blazer, $98
9. Urban renewal vintage boys blazer, $48

10. 3.1 Phillip Lim military jacket, $298
11. Marc by Marc Jacobs Uniform Jacket, $298
12. Rag & Bone Military Jacket, $475
13. 3.1 Phillip Lim Jersey blazer, $395
14. Alice + Olivia Peplum blazer, $440
15. Marc by Marc Jacobs Herringbone blazer, $428
16. Smythe blazer, $262.50
17. Rag & Bone Nancy blazer, $329
18. Aubin & Wills blazer, $202.50

Over-the-knee boots


Hey all! How were your weekends? I browsed through the new Urban Outfitters catalogue this weekend, and I saw these nice over-the-knee boots. I have been on the fence about them for a while, but this pair to me is perfect. No frills and semi-affordable for a pair of tall boots. I guess the only real problem is that they have 5 inch heels. I may have to suck it up and embrace the Vivian Ward in me.

Movie props: 500 Days of Summer Headphones

So, you know those cool headphones that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, wears in 500 Days of Summer? Apparently they are made by a brand called We Are the Superlative Conspiracy. When I went to that Web site, I couldn’t find them, but Urban Outfitters carries what looks to be the same thing, if not something very similar. I have no idea if this is a good brand or if they are worth investing $58 in, but they look cool…