Archive for July 27th, 2009

Fitted Chambray Shirt


Chambray is classic summer chic. We love it with white denim and a brown belt and shoe pairing.

$44.50  at Gap.

1 comment July 27th, 2009

Flatter Your Figure with a Big Over Small Silhouette

Big Over Small Silhouette
Feeling the love for this set?  Here’s more information about it.

There are a few classic silhouettes in fashion that you see over and over: big over small, small over big, and small over small.  (You sometimes see big over big, but usually only on the runway.)  We’re huge fans of the Big Over Small silhouette, as it flatters women who may have a tummy–but also a slender bottom half.  The Big Over Small silhouette allows you a bit more volume where you need it, while keeping the overall look visually proportionate.  Here’s how to get the look:

1.  Start with a top with some volume.  If you don’t want to go over the top with volume, you can try an empire waist top.  If you’re more daring, you can try for more volume with pieces like a drapey blouse or an oversized sweatshirt.
2.  Counterbalance the volume on top with a skinny bottom.  A pair of skinny jeans works well, as would a slim skirt.
3.  If you want to play with more volume on top, add a drapey sweater over your top.  Let it hang open for the most volume.
4.  The look is one part vintage, one part edgy.  Finish off the look with a handbag with pocket detailing (echoing the arty sweater) and a pair of adorable brown pumps (recalling the vintage-inspired top).

How would you wear the big over small silhouette?  Share your style with us in the comments!

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Abstract Paintstrokes Satin Top


We’re digging the abstract paintstrokes on this swingy satin tank. Perfect for a daytime stroll through the local modern art museum.

$19.80  at Forever 21.

1 comment July 27th, 2009

You Said: Yes to Vests


suspender-back-vest_072609We asked: Would you wear a Vest?

You said:  Yes to Vests, with a 68% to 32% vote.

Style tip? Vests are the perfect summer outerwear.  They’re a great layering piece - what’s cooler than a menswear vest layered over a simple white tank with a fabulous necklace?  And the beauty of vests is that they come in both casual and formal styles - so there’s a vest for every outfit.  We’re loving vests with special detailing - such as the tiered ruffles or the bold notched collar on this elegant vest.

Next question: Dresses are easy, stylish summer fare.  Knee length dresses are standard, but what do you think about the Minidress?  It has a certain warm weather charm, but the minidress is certainly not for everyone.  Tell us, would you wear a Minidress?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Suspender Back Vest | $32 at Twelve by Twelve

3 comments July 27th, 2009


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