Archive for April, 2007

Omiru Poll Results: Skinny Jeans are On the Way Out

Omiru Poll Result: Skinny Jeans are On the Way Out


Citizens of Humanity Paley Ankle Skinny Leg JeanWe asked: Are Skinny Jeans In or Out?

You said:  On the way out.  Only 44% voted skinny jeans In, and the remaining 56% majority voted it either Out or On the Way Out.

Omiru’s take: For a trend that poses so many figure flattery problems, skinny jeans have had amazing staying power–even if it has been on the "On the Way Out" side of the trend cycle for the majority of that time.  A year ago, in April 2006, 53% of you voted skinny jeans Out or On the Way Out.  With statistics like that, we would expect this trend to be fully Out a year later.  Not so.

If you do decide to wear Skinny Jeans, our style tip for you today is Grey Denim.  It’s a departure from the standard blue jeans, and it’s perfect for Spring.

As for us, we’ve moved on to Wide Trouser Jeans.

Next Question: Our friends at The It Lists reported on Ruffles as a new IT trend for Spring.  But what do you think?  
Tell us, are Ruffles In, or are they Out?  Cast your vote on
the sidebar!

Pictured: Citizens of Humanity Paley Ankle Skinny Leg Jean| $163 at Shopbop.

2 comments April 9th, 2007

Susina Cap Sleeve Shirtdress

Susina Cap Sleeve Dress Coquetteishly charming cap sleeved shirtdress with A-line skirt.

$44 at Nordstrom.

Add comment April 9th, 2007

Q&A: How to Shop for an Everyday Handbag

Q:  How do I choose a high quality handbag for everyday use?

Limited Nurse Handbag at RetrodelicOmiru
is pleased to bring you the answer to this style question from Ken Williams, the designer behind the
classic handbag line Retrodelic.

A:  Look for a bag that…
1. You absolutely love.  After all, you are going to wear it every day. 
2. Can carry all of the necessary things for everyday use–your keys, wallet, etc.
3. Is made of high quality leather that will age well.
4. Represents an extension of your personality.  Note that this may not necessarily be the current "It" Bag.
5. Doesn’t break the bank.  Make sure you get good value, quality and style for your money.

Pictured: Limited Nurse Handbag | $240
at Retrodelic.

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

8 comments April 6th, 2007

Hue Bamboo Bowls

Hue Bamboo Bowls Set of three super-light bamboo bowls perfect for serving anything from salad to snacks.

Enter code OMIRU for a 10% discount, good through June 5, 2007.

$39.99 at Bamboo Closet.

Add comment April 6th, 2007

Q&A: How to Wear Skinny Jeans if You’re Short

Q:  I have not yet caved into the skinny jeans trend.  I’m short, so my legs are not long, and I fear that hemming the [jeans] would cut off the taper.  Any suggestions?

BDG 5 Pocket Capri Skinny Jean Dark BlueA:  Skinny jeans can look good on short people.  However, the shorter you are, the leaner your legs must be to pull off the look successfully.

If you do decide to go with the skinny jeans, you do run the risk of cutting off the taper if you hem the pants.  Good instincts.  Should you hem the pants, we recommend taking them to a good tailor who can recreate the taper of the pants.

But the skinny jeans aren’t the only hot pants style out there.  We’re rather fond of Wide Trouser Jeans, as they’re as stylish as they are figure flattering. 

Pictured: BDG 5 Pocket Capri Skinny Jean Dark Blue | $49 at Urban Outfitters.

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

24 comments April 5th, 2007

Dart Coat Hooks

Dart Coat HooksCharmingly playful set of coat hooks.

$34 at Elsewares.

Add comment April 5th, 2007

April 2007: Omiru’s Favorite Graphic Tees

This month, we’re featuring monsters, frogs, and even a round of poker.  Presenting, in no particular order, our Top 5 Graphic Tees for April 2007!

In Case of Fire Tee at Threadless
In Case of Fire Tee | $15+ at Threadless
Maybe not what the safety inspector had in mind.  Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes.

Poker Hand Values Tee
Poker Hand Values Tee | $15+ at Threadless
Poker, anyone?  Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes.

Whiskers Tee
Whiskers Tee | $15+ at Threadless
Makes me think twice about boating.  Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes.

My Neverland Tee
My Neverland Tee | $15+ at Threadless
Whimsical fun.  Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes.

The Frog Piper Tee
The Frog Piper Tee | $15+ at Threadless
Love the colors and the cartoon-like quality.  Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes.

2 comments April 4th, 2007

Spotted Tube Dress at Forever 21

Spotted Tube Dress at Forever 21 As colorful as it is playful.  Wear this summery dress by itself–or over a shirt for more coverage.

$24.80 at Forever 21.

Add comment April 4th, 2007

Q&A: Why You Should Wear Flats to a Club

Q:  Can I wear flats to a club?

Nine West \'Ladyville\' SlingbackA:  Yes, you can wear flats at a club.  In fact, you’re even encouraged to do so, as flats are particularly stylish this season.

At the club, the perfect outfit is sexy–but not super scandalous.  You want to show off some skin, but not wear anything overly revealing.  Case in point: if you’re wearing a miniskirt, a top with a bit more coverage is in order to balance out the outfit.  Or if you’re wearing a low-cut top, try a more conservative skirt or pants.

Why might you want to wear flats at a club?  Wearing flats instead of heels can take an over-the-top outfit down a notch.  Plus, they’re *that* much more comfortable, meaning you can dance the night away–pain free.

Pictured:
Nine West ‘Ladyville’ Slingback | $62.95 at Nordstrom.

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

Add comment April 3rd, 2007

Belle by Sigerson Morrison Flat

Belle by Sigerson Morrison \'4319\' FlatLove the charmingly sleek lines and the irreverent color of these flats!

$260 at Nordstrom.

2 comments April 3rd, 2007

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