Archive for August, 2007

Friday Fashion Hotlist | Treats from the August Sampler

Welcome to a Special Sampler Edition of the Friday
Fashion Hotlist: a compilation of the cutest and coolest stuff Omiru’s
Style Intelligence Report saw out there on the web.

This week, we present to you Our Favorite Goodies from the Sampler to show you the best of the best from independent crafters and artists.

Sugar Lily Greeting Cards
Greeting Cards | $2.50/card at Sugar Lily
Adorable greeting cards and stationery designed by Brenna Giannini.


Wonderland Q Pouches and Hairclips

 Pouches and Hairclips at Wonderland Q
Great graphics–cute as a button, and then some!

Absolutely Small Prints
Painting Prints from Absolutely Small
Look for full size prints, $10 and up.

Are you a designer or crafter?  Spread the word about yourself by sending your goods to The Sampler today!

1 comment August 31st, 2007

I.NER Knot Front Dress

I.NER Knot Front DressDeep magenta is perfect for Summer and Fall, and the knotted style contours the body while providing a flattering fit.

$34  at Style Violet.

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Q&A: What to Wear with a Plaid Skirt

Q:  My boyfriend bought me, out of the blue, a brown plaid skirt. It was a nice gesture of him, so I decided to celebrate it by wearing the skirt on our next date. The problem is… I have no idea what to wear it with. I’m usually a jeans kind of girl, so I’m in a fix.  What can I do to avoid looking like I just walked off the set of a Britney Spears video?

Tildon Plaid MiniskirtA: 
If you’re a jeans kind of girl, you’re all about comfort, and since you’re not predisposed to skirts, you probably are looking to dress in a way that’s not overly feminine. 

You can wear the brown plaid skirt in a way that reflects these preferences.  Instead of pairing the brown plaid skirt with a frilly, feminine white top, pair it with a super casual (and comfortable) top–a tank top or a t-shirt.  As for colors, brown goes well with light and bright colors–such as turquoise, orange, and shades of white.  Finish off the t-shirt and skirt look with equally casual shoes–flats, sandals, or even sport sneakers.

Or, if that look is too casual, try a structured shirt with masculine influences, such as oversized pockets, epaulets, snaps, or D-rings. 

Have a great tip about what to wear with a plaid skirt?  Share it with us in the comments!

Pictured:
Tildon Plaid Miniskirt | $38 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.

3 comments August 30th, 2007

Nautical Stripe Woven Top with Bow

Nautical Stripe Woven Top with BowWear this nautical-inspired striped top with white wide-leg pants for a breezy chic look.

$22.80  at Forever 21.

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Q&A: What Tie to Wear with a Black Shirt

Q:  I have a black suit and also a black shirt. Is there tie colour that would go with this combination?

Poppies Tie from TieLabBy Colleen Geary, fashion stylist and image consultant

A: 
Black on black makes quite a statement. You can create (at least) three different looks with this style. For a look that’s…

1. Jazzy and zoot suit inspired, try Thomas Pink’s spotted knit tie.

Spot Knitted Men’s Tie | $49 at Thomas Pink

2. Sophisticated and urban, try Thomas Pink’s art deco inspired tie.

Wild Fern Printed Silk Men’s Tie | $49 at Thomas Pink

3. Artsy and unconventional, try TieLab’s Poppies tie. Dramatically graphic.

Pictured: Poppies Tie | $30+ at TieLab

Have a great tip about what kind of tie to wear with a black shirt and black suit? Share it with us in the comments!

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 August 29th, 2007

Tulle Classic Elbow Sleeve Dress

Tulle Classic Elbow Sleeve DressNeed a cheap chic dress for the office? Look no further.

$46  at Style Violet.

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Q&A: Rainy Day Rainboot Recommendations

Q:  What colors/styles do you recommend for rain boots in general?

Kate Spade Riley RainbootBy Colleen Geary, fashion stylist and image consultant

A: 
Rain boots should be fun and whimsical - cheery for a rainy day! My favorites are Kate Spade rain boots. She has an adorable pair called Riley in green with one white bug on each boot, which makes them fun but not overdone.

Pictured: Kate Spade Riley Rain Boots | $128.95 at Zappos

If you live in a place where you need a selection of rainboots, add to your boot collection with a pair of classic Wellington boots. Wellies are not only classic but also chic. Choose a pair in a bright color, such as yellow, to spruce up your rainy day outfits.

Hunter "Original" Boot | $98 at Nordstrom

Have a great tip about what to look for in a stylish rainboot? Share it with us in the comments!

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

5 comments August 28th, 2007

Franco Sarto Ultima Flat

Franco Sarto Ultima FlatPatent leather at its chicest–with a diamond-shaped buckle and a slingback style.

$78.95  at Nordstrom.

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Omiru Poll Result: Leather Jackets are IN

Omiru Poll Result: Leather Jackets are IN


Theory Nyree Leather JacketWe asked:Is The Leather Jacket In or Out?

You said:  In! A whopping 68% majority voted The Leather Jacket In.

Omiru’s take: The Leather Jacket is one of those silhouettes that never really goes out of style. Good thing, since it’s expensive to buy a well made jacket. Should you decide to go leather, buy a ruggedly classic style that you can wear year in and year out.   Style tip?  Contrast your downtown chic leather jacket with a dress–or top with feminine detailing. Or keep it simple and pair the jacket with a white tee and a pair of grey jeans, as pictured.

Next question: Boots are a perennial fall footwear favorite, but what do you think about boots that end at the ankle? Tell us, are Ankle Boots In, or are they Out? Cast your
vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Theory Nyree Leather Jacket | $875 at Shopbop.

2 comments August 27th, 2007

For Love or Bunny T-Shirt

For Love or Bunny T-ShirtReminds me of my own bunny, Velvet, who I suspect loves me only for food.

Thanks, Joy, for the tip!

$22.95+  at NoiseBot.

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