Archive for March, 2007

Friday Fashion Hotlist | Stuff for your Cat

Issue No. 79 of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Omiru’s Style Intelligence Report saw out there this

week, we present to
Stuff for Your Cat to make your loving animal companion happy: a Cat Cocoon (pricey, but oh-so-pretty) and some plush mice.

Cat Cocoon at One Form Design
Cat Cocoon by One Form Design | $290 at Greener Grass Design

Plush Mice at Greener Grass Design

Plush Mice | $8 at
Greener Grass Design

5 comments March 30th, 2007

Funny Money Clip

Funny Money Clip at ElsewaresA sleek money clip with a down-to-earth message.

$24 at Elsewares.

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Q&A: What to Wear With Navy Capri Pants

Q:  [I just got] a pair of navy capri pants that end just under the knees. They’re tapered, but not clingy, just sort of in between tight and baggy. The fabric’s slightly shiny, so I’m wondering what I could match with them.

Pintucks and Lace Tuxedo TankA:  Navy blue shorts play right into a continuing trend for Spring: Nautical Fashion.  But rather than literally translating the seafaring trend with horizontal stripes or rope detailing, try pairing the shorts with a white top with dressy detailing, such as this Pintucks and Lace Tuxedo Tank ($36.50) at J Crew (pictured) or this Love Squared Swiss Dot Babydoll Top ($26) at Nordstrom.  Added bonus?  The dressiness of the top will complement the slight shine on the shorts.

Another idea?  Try pairing the navy shorts with a yellow top for an unexpected splash of color.  You might want to check out the Susina Pointelle Apron Camisole ($38) at Nordstrom or the Scoop Neck Tunic in Bright Yellow ($17.80) at Forever 21.

Pictured: Pintucks and Lace Tuxedo Tank | $36.50 at J Crew.

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Proenza Schouler for Target Bubble Ruffle Shirt

Proenza Schouler Bubble Ruffle Shirt
Pros: The designer fit (close to the body, but not *too* tight), the high armholes, the sophisticated ruffles, and the quietly chic bubble fabric.

(The only) Con: The shirt is somewhat see-through, so wear a white top underneath.

$17.49  (sale) at Target.

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Q&A: Where to Buy Khakis for Slim Men

Q:  I’d like to buy a nice pair of khakis.  I have a size 30 waist, and I’m slim and tall.  I’d like khakis that aren’t super tight–but I want them fitted, not loose or baggy in any way.  What and/or where would you recommend?

Club Monaco KhakisA:  For mall-type stores, Club Monaco is probably going to be your best bet.  They tend to cut their clothes slimmer than that of other stores.  Banana Republic also tends to fit slim men well.

Depending on the how snug you want the fit to be, you may want to look into designer brands as well.  Prada, in particular, is known to cut their garments extra slim–but they’re rather pricey.

Pictured: Straight Leg Cotton Dress Pant | $129 at Club Monaco.

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1 comment March 28th, 2007

Alice + Olivia 60s Dress

Alice + Olivia 60s DressThanks to the Peter Pan collar, the inverted pleat, and the contrast banding, this dress is as cute now as it would have been in the 1960s.

$407 at Shopbop.

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Q&A: What to Wear to a Black Tie Beach Wedding

Q:  I’ve been invited to a wedding in September. The location is Cape Cod, and the dress code is Black Tie. But the venue is the beach. What the heck do you wear to a Black Tie Beach Wedding?

Laundry by Shelli Segal Strapless Satin Sheath DressA:  A black tie beach wedding?  What a challenge–but it’s not one we can’t handle. 

Black tie attire for women translates into cocktail dresses, long dresses, or evening separates.  Considering the location of the wedding, though, we’d prefer a cocktail dress over a long dress, which could potentially read as too formal for the occasion.  The ideal dress for a black tie beach wedding would be formal in feel, yet unfussy and something you could easily move around in.

We suggest:

Laundry by Shelli Segal Strapless Satin Sheath | $295 at Nordstrom (Pictured).
We love the gorgeous travertine color, elegant shape, and the effortlessly chic bow.

Vena Cava Gotham Dress | $535 at blaec
Quirkily arty in a way that blends the casual and the formal.

Vena Cava Marie Dress | $365 (sale) at blaec
Not your everyday LBD.  Plus, the abalone buttons playfully echo the wedding location.

Norma Kamali Everlast Bubble Halter Dress | $340 at Nordstrom
For a dollop of drama, you could try this Norma Kamali dress with a plunging halter neckline. 

What about shoes?  Look for a pair of dressy sandals–the open toe is key for walking through the sand.  Make sure to choose flats, as heels and sand don’t mix.  Feel free to bring along an extra pair of dressy shoes for the post-beach festivities!

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

2 comments March 27th, 2007

Meadowettes Coaster Set by Sesame Letterpress

Meadowettes Coaster Set by Sesame LetterpressCutest.  Coasters.  Ever.

$12 at Elsewares.

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Omiru Poll Results: Ballet Flats are IN!

Omiru Poll Result: Ballet Flats are IN!

Sam Edelman Celine Ballet FlatWe asked: Are Ballet Flats In or Out?

You said:  Totally In.  Ballet Flats were declared "In" by an impressive 88%.

Omiru’s take:
What’s not to love about these versatile, easy-to-wear shoes?  They’re equally at home paired with a flowy spring dress on the weekend as they are with a smart cardigan and skirt at work.  It’s easy to slip a pair of black ballet flats into your shoe closet.  But maybe it’s too easy.  In the spirit of expanding your style horizons, we challenge you to step outside of your shoe comfort zone and pick up a pair of ballet flats in an unexpected color.  Bright yellowCobalt blue?  A cool seafoam, perhaps?

Next Question: Dresses are In for Spring, but what do you think about the Minidress?  Tell us, are Minidresses In, or are they Out?  Cast your vote on
the sidebar!

Pictured: Sam Edelman "Celine" Ballet Flat | $88.95 at Nordstrom.

12 comments March 26th, 2007

Floral Brocade Jacket at Forever 21

Floral Brocade Jacket at Forever 21The brocade fabric, peter pan collar, and cap sleeves blend the classic with the modern.

$29.80 at Forever 21.

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