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Welcome, Wall Street Journal Readers!

Wall Street JournalGreetings, Wall Street Journal readers!  I’m honored to report that Omiru was featured in the WSJ’s Blog Watch.  Here’s what Nikki Waller, an editor at the Wall Street Journal Online, says about us:

"Fashion-school graduate Trisha Okubo started Omiru in 2005 to deliver what she calls "real style for real people."  Omiru’s writers answer readers’ questions — including one recently on what to wear to a creative-industry job interview — with tips and examples of garments and accessories from major retailers, such as Banana Republic, Gap and Forever 21. Keeping with Ms. Okubo’s mission of democratizing style, most pieces spotlighted on the site cost less than $100…Readers weary of unrealistic fashion advice in magazines will welcome tips more focused on their lives — looking work-appropriate is a frequent topic — and budgets."

Welcome to Omiru, where you’ll find inspiration and advice that’s as stylish as it is practical.  Here’s a sampling of our favorite posts to get you started:

Fall/Winter 2008’s Best Boots Under $100
Shopping Guide: Six Handbags Under $100
Q&A: How to Transform Your Wardrobe from Formal to Creative
Three Simple Ways to Wear a Scarf
Three Simple Ways to Wear a Little Black Dress
Ready Made Outfit: Modern Katharine Hepburn
Shopping Guide: The Best Plus Size Styles
How to Add Some Spice to a Closet full of Classics
Fashion over Fifty: Five Style Tips
How to Dress up Jeans for Work

Key Menswear Looks for Fall 2008
Men’s Q&A: What to Wear to Interview for a Creative Job
Shopping Guide: Four Essential Bags for Men
Men’s Trend Alert: The Shawl Collar Sweater
Men’s Q&A: How to Transition Your Style from Work to a Night Out
Where to Find Affordable Skinny Suits
What’s the Ideal Shirt Length for a Man?
How to Determine the Quality of a Suit
How to Build a Casual Preppy Wardrobe

Want more?  See everything we have to offer in our archives.

Trisha and the Omiru Team

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You Said: Yes to Velvet

You Said: Yes to Velvet

Urban Renewal Velvet BlazerWe asked: Would you wear Velvet?

You said:  Yes to Velvet, with a close 55%-45% vote.

Style tip? Sure, Velvet may be one of the most classic cold weather fabrics, but it’s not for everyone.  Velvet is what’s known as a "pile" fabric, with fibers that extend upward.  While this "pile" makes velvet somewhat warmer to wear, its thickness, combined with its natural sheen, makes it somewhat difficult to wear.  Our favorite way to wear velvet is on a blazer.  But mix things up and try a blazer in a different silhouette.  Try a long, hip-length style over a cocktail dress (as pictured) or a blouse and high waisted pants. Or try a cropped style, which works great with a high-waisted skirt…during the summer, a long, flowy sundress.

Next question: Patent leather is a classic fabric for shoes and other accessories.  But what do you think?   Tell us, would you wear Patent Leather?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured:  Urban Renewal Velvet Blazer | $58 at Urban Outfitters.

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Feathers on Satin Bow Headwrap

Feathers on Satin Bow Headwrap

If you’re looking for a retro chic hair accessory, look no further than this feathered satin headband. Special thanks to Christa for tuning us into Urban Outfitters’ feathered headbands!

$24 at Urban Outfitters.

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