Archive for April, 2008

How to Wear a Blazer with a Casual Shirt

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How do you wear a blazer with a casual shirt?  Match the informality of your shirt–be it a polo, henley or t-shirt–to your jacket.  Choose a unstructured jacket in a casual cotton instead of your traditional wool. 

You could always try the plain t-shirt under the blazer (or layered tees), but you can take the outfit up a notch by layering a fitted polo shirt over a t-shirt.  Bonus points for a brightly colored tee–we love the splash of color this creates at the neckline. 

Finish the outfit off with a casual belt (woven, not leather) and a pair of stylish sneakers.

Have a great tip about how to wear a blazer with a casual shirt? Share it with us in the comments!

Add comment April 29th, 2008

Origami Ticking Stripe Jacket

Origami Ticking Stripe JacketOrigami folds really make this jacket, made of ticking stripe linen fabric.

$90  (approx) at Topshop.

Add comment April 29th, 2008

Shopping Guide: Chic Umbrellas for April Showers

Even though April’s nearly over, the rainy weather is not.  Here’s Omiru’s top umbrella picks to keep you dry in style, whatever your personal style may be:

Eliza Black Devore Lace Umbrella
Eliza Black Devore Lace Umbrella | $35 (approx) at Brollies Galore

Bubble Manual Stick Umbrella
Bubble Manual Stick Umbrella | $16.99 at Target

Retro Chic Polka Dot Umbrella
Retro Chic Polka Dot Umbrella | $26 at Brollies Galore

Pink Dahlia Umbrella
Pink Dahlia Umbrella | $40 (approx) at Raindrops

Add comment April 29th, 2008

Subversive Silk Crystal Beaded Necklace

Subversive Silk Crystal Beaded NecklaceThe pink pearls and crystal beading combine for a lovely bohemian Victorian look.

$59.99  at Target.

2 comments April 29th, 2008

You Said: No to Short Shorts!

Omiru Poll Result: Short Shorts are Out

Mary Striped ShortWe asked: Would you wear Short Shorts?

You said:  No to Short Shorts, which only got 30% of the vote.

Style tip?  Short Shorts are best on those blessed with thin legs.  For those of us with less-than-perfect legs, a knee length short is more flattering.  That said, short shorts can visually elongate the leg–so if you’re petite, they can work in your favor.

Next question: We just ran a feature on horizontal stripes, which have a bad reputation for figure flattery.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear Horizontal Stripes?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured:  Mary Striped Short | $19.99 at Forever 21.

2 comments April 28th, 2008

Salt and Pepper Cellars in Canary Yellow

Salt and Pepper Cellars in Canary YellowMake your meals a little more sunny with these salt and pepper cellars in canary yellow.

$32  at One Blackbird’s Etsy Shop.

Add comment April 28th, 2008

Week in Chic: Eco Chic Deals for Earth Day

Stewart Brown Hoodie from TobiWhile we take our weekend break, we want to introduce you to a few other high quality fashion blogs.  Here’s what’s going on for this Week in Chic:

A Few Goody Gumdrops says to get ahead in red in the Louis Vuitton French Riviera patent leather pumps.

Coquette loves dressing up in cute blouses for Spring.

Fashiontribes piles on the charming, non-cheesy craftsy jewelry.

I’m Not Obsessed shows you how to get Famke Janssen’s sunglasses for less.

Stylenotes features some eco-chic deals in honor of Earth Day.

The Coveted gets results with skincare superstars.

The Fashionable Housewife dishes on how to find hidden deals for just about anything. It’s Haggling 101!

Headed for a Botox party? Let this little tidbit from The Organic Beauty Expert go to your head!

Lux Lotus has a new philosophy and a new red carpet to roll out.

Supermodel Agyness Deyn knows that long dresses are not just for formal occasions observes V-Style.

Cute flats for under $100! The Fashion Bomb scrimps stylishly.

Cheap Jap advises white not to wear..and which white is right.

Fashion, evolved has a cute scissor graphic tee for your fave crafter or sewing nut.

Pictured: Stewart + Brown Gathered Hoodie | $176 at Tobi.

Add comment April 27th, 2008

Friday Fashion Hotlist | Treats from the April Sampler

Welcome to a Special Sampler Edition of the Friday
Fashion Hotlist.  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.

Andy Eats Only Candy Cute Animals Recycle Tote Bag
Cute Animals Recycle Tote Bag | $20 at Andy Eats Only Candy
Makes you want to recycle, doesn’t it?

Allie’s Adornments 1800s Button Hair Pins

1800s Button Hair Pins | $12 at Allie’s Adornments
These century old buttons in Allie’s designs traveled from England, France, Germany, Bohemia, and old estates of the eastern United States.

Don’t Press Me - I Love You Deer Letterpress Cards

I love you Deer Letterpress Cards | $4 at Don’t Press Me
For old-school letterpress from an experienced graphic designer, head over to Don’t Press Me.

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

Add comment April 25th, 2008

Chanel Inspired Short Sleeved Cardigan

Chanel Inspired Short Sleeved CardiganChannel Chanel in this elegant short sleeved cardigan.

$32  at Twelve by Twelve.

2 comments April 25th, 2008

Q&A: The Best Colors for Asian Skin

Q:  I’m a light skinned Asian girl and I have trouble figuring out when exactly I looked washed out. What kind of nude colors would I look good in and which ones should I avoid?

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With your dark hair and light Asian skin, nude, pastel, and frosted shades will all tend to make you look washed out–pale, but not in a flattering way.  To avoid this unhealthy, washed out look, try wearing bright colors and vivid jewel tones.  Ruby reds, emerald green, cobalt blue, royal purple, teal, and even bright yellow will all flatter your complexion. 

If you would like to wear a nude colored dress, opt for a darker shade of nude so as to provide enough contrast to not blend in with the dress.

Have a great tip about great colors for Asian skin? Share it with us in the comments!

21 comments April 24th, 2008

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