It’s August, but the Sun didn’t get the memo yet, so it pretty much still feels like July outside. And I can’t seem to be able to enjoy it anymore. It may be way to soon for this, but I already started dreaming about Fall: Fall weather, Fall colors, Fall layers, cuddling beneath warm blankets, drinking hot chocolate and tea … everything sounds amazing to me right now. And the rain, oh how I miss the rainy days!
I can’t wait to start upgrading my Fall wardrobe in the following months, so here are some ideas that I wanted to share with you today. For more looks like these ones, feel free to check my Pinterest inspiration board.
I wish you all a wonderful week darlings and I’ll be back in a couple of days. I would love to hear your thoughts so feel free to leave a comment. I’d better start working already. Much love, O.
I had hoped I would write about my second outfit post today, but due to the fact that the sun decided to take a break for almost four days now, I didn’t quite feel like putting on a cute dress in order to go for a walk in the pouring rain. Although, at this late hour (it’s a scheduled post, yes) … that doesn’t sound like a bad idea.
Instead, I started getting ready for my little trip back to my hometown, where I shall recharge my batteries, hopefully under a bright warm sun. I dream of walking barefoot, playing with the cat and the dog, taking pictures, eating delicious food and strawberries, whilst being surrounded by the people I love most.
Heading home, means I will have some time to do a little shopping so of course, I took the Spring runways as inspiration, once again, in order to add other beautiful key pieces to my – currently under construction – wardrobe. And this is what I would love to wear this summer :
London Fashion Week is definitely something else, is unexpected, filled with surprises, sometimes even crazy.
And although I love the free spirited fashion, the one that challenges you to understand and get the story that lies behind it all, watching this Fall’s collections made me realize one thing … it’s not all for me, I mean, I personally can handle only small doses of crazy in fashion, the rest has to remain grounded, elegant, feminine, original,with a twist here and there, yes, but not clownish.
The first round up for LFW gathers my favorite picks, out of three collections that seemed to hit home with me and that I found to be appealing, relevant, interesting. I’m talking about a personal favorite which is Burberry Prorsum, or the epiphany of British elegance translated to an Uptown Chic fashion , Mary Katrantzou that has a way of playing with colors, textures, prints and shapes like no one else, and Matthew Williamson, who kept the looks stylish, fresh, glamorous and beautifully embellished.
Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012
Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012
Matthew Williamson Fall 2012
You cannot talk about a good sense of fashion in TV Series, without mentioning Gossip Girl. It is maybe the first name that pops in our head whenever we think about the best style, fashion, designers and high-end clothes in a show .
And when most of the people I know are fascinated by Leighton Meester’s impersonation of Blake, with her entire wardrobe of course, I tend to be more of a Serena kind of girl when it comes to fashion choices in the Upper East Side.
Throughout seasons 1 and 2, Serena’s Style went from being “Kate Moss” inspired to mixing vintage with fashion forward pieces, always managing to look effortlessly fabulous whether she was wearing bohemian or edgy clothes. I almost forgot she used to wear jeans :
In seasons 3 and 4, Serena’s character evolved as well as her style. She approached a more chic, feminine and glamorous look, becoming great at mixing fabrics and accessories :
Getting to the fifth and currently airing season, we see a more mature and focused Serena even in the outfits that she picks. And no matter the changes, she kept little glimpses of her love for the boho-chic and unexpected mixtures.
Season 5 – Look No. 01 – Haute Hippie Feather Sequin Vest ; Brian Atwood Power Studs Suede Platform Pumps ; Mulberry Resort 2012 Harriet Ostrich Tote Bag ; Rodarte for OpeningCeremony Reverse Pleated Skirt.
Season 5 – Look No. 02 – Rag & Bone Aubry Top ; Matthew Williamson Antique Beaded Vest ; Rag & Bone Feather Skirt.
Attending the 2011 British Fashion Awards to present the award for Emerging Talent – Ready-To-Wear, Olivia Palermo looked stunning as always, wearing a Matthew Williamson Fall 2011 dress.
Belonging to a collection inspired the by Russian avant-garde painter Francisco Infante-Arana, the wool-crepe dress with feather appliqués was successfully teamed with a pair of Topshop ankle boots, because no one beats Olivia at blending together the high-end with the high-street.
A vintage Charlotte Olympia bag, Asprey jewelry and a low bun completed her look.
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