Archive for November, 2009

Faux Fur Plaid Jacket

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Cozy up in this chic lumberjack-style jacket. Perfect for pairing with slim fit dark denim for a tomboy look.

$49.90  at Heritage 1981.

Add comment November 30th, 2009

Nine West Gouda

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Don’t you love the stained glass effect on these standout pumps? Very artistic.

$89  at Piperlime.

1 comment November 29th, 2009

You Said: Yes to Sequins

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sequin-racerback-tank_112909We asked: Would you wear Sequins?

You said:  Yes to Sequins, with a 72% to 28% vote.

Style tip? What we love about sequins is their glamour.  Their texture and their sheen make them a beautiful counterpart to matte fabrics.  If you’re on the fence about sequins, try them on an accessory - like a handbag or scarf.  But if you would like to be a bit more adventurous, try a sequin tank paired with a matte skirt.  Or even a sequined cocktail dress for all-out glam.

Next question: Over the Knee boots are certainly eye-catching - and they’re completely on trend.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear Over the Knee Boots?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Silence & Noise Sequin Racerback Tank | $38 at Urban Outfitters

3 comments November 29th, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgivingHi everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving - and the shopping start to the holiday season.  We’re taking a few days off to relax, eat way too much, spend time with family and friends…and, of course, do some Black Friday shopping.

In the meantime, we wanted to share with you a few things we’re thankful for.  We don’t step out of the fashion world very often on Omiru, but we’re venturing off the beaten path to share a few of our favorite things from the worlds of film and design. Hope you get some ideas for your Christmas shopping list.

We’ll be back on Monday, November 30.  See you then!

Happy Holidays!
Trisha and the Omiru Team

Pictured, from top:
500 Days of Summer | $18.99 (preorder) at Amazon
What can we say about this inventive romcom?  We love its completely relatable plotline, but we also adore Zooey Deschanel’s wardrobe.

Nature Exploration Agate Notebook | $13.50 at Oh Joy
Collect your thoughts in a notebook beautiful enough to be worthy of them.  Isn’t this design gorgeous?

Keep Calm and Carry On Poster | $29.51 at Keep Calm Gallery
In times of turmoil (and economic distress), sometimes all we need to do is keep calm and carry on.  Keep this on your wall as a reminder.

Fifi Lapin Prints | Price Varies at Fifi Lapin’s Shop
Meet Fifi - probably the world’s most stylish bunny.  We love the prints showing Fifi’s everchanging wardrobe. 

2 comments November 24th, 2009

Painted Floral Slub Top

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Chill out in this bohemian floral print oversized top and a pair of leggings.

$17.80  at Forever 21.

Add comment November 24th, 2009

Trend Alert: Sequins

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Need a way to add a bit of flash to your look?  Look no further than the sequin, which comes in all shapes and sizes.  We love the traditionally sized small sequin, but we also appreciate the glamour of the giant sequin.  Each of these five versatile pieces can be layered - under cardigans, over leggings, and peeking out from under jackets.  Here’s our five favorite sequin adorned pieces:

Silence & Noise Sequin Cardigan | $68 at Urban Outfitters
We adore the simple silhouette on this gorgeous sequin cardigan, which allows it to pair with the simplest of tees.

Fiorelli Clutch and Across-Body Sequin Glitzy Clip Bag | $59.49 at ASOS
Just because clutches are small doesn’t mean they don’t need attitude.  Turn on the glam with this sequin encrusted bag.

Sequin Sleeveless Blazer | $135 at Topshop
Now here’s for a flashy layering piece.  If the sequins are too much shine for you, simply layer this vest under a tailored blazer.

Sequin Bust Knit Dress | $24.80 at Forever 21
Reminds us of a gorgeous paillette Alice + Olivia dress from a few seasons back, but at a mere fraction of the price.

ASOS Black Cropped Sequin & Bead Cami | $84.99 at ASOS
We’re digging the contrast yoke on this uber-short beaded cami.  Very Art Deco.

3 comments November 24th, 2009

You Said: Yes to Short Sleeve Coats

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woven-cropped-coat2_112209We asked: Would you wear Short Sleeve Coats?

You said:  Yes to Short Sleeve Coats (barely), with a 51% to 49% vote.

Style tip? Sure, the idea of a short sleeved coat may sound a bit unintuitive (after all, isn’t the purpose of a coat to keep you warm?), but short sleeved coats serve their practical purpose.  For a creative layering concept, try a short sleeved coat over a thick knit sweater, topped off with a textured scarf.  Works wonders with a short sleeve jacket, but not nearly as well with a coat with full length sleeves, which would both look and feel like too much bulk.

Next question: Sequins are a festive party embellishment, yet they can be too much shine for some women.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear sequins?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Woven Cropped Coat | $29.90 at Forever 21

2 comments November 22nd, 2009

Bouquet Sash Belt

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Need a pick me up for your basic black dress? Try on this flowery silk satin sash belt. Simply gorgeous!

$19.99  (originally $35) at J Crew.

1 comment November 22nd, 2009

Love the Puffer Coat but Hate the Puffy Look? Try a Quilted Puffer Vest.

How to Wear a Quilted Puffer Vest
Shop the Look: Faux Fur Quilted Vest | $32.90 at Heritage 1981, Stripe Dolce Sweater | $58 at J Crew, Belted Wool Shorts | $22.90 at Forever 21, Max C Multi Panel Bag | $62.89 at ASOS, and Harley Boot | $36.80 at Forever 21.  See more information about this look.


We love the look of the puffer coat - but we’re not quite as amorous about the puffed up silhouette that it can create.  Even if puffer coats aren’t your cup of tea, you don’t have to write off the puffer altogether.  Instead of a full on puffer coat, you can try a puffer vest instead.  In order to keep the silhouette as trim as possible, we like the look of inexpensive puffer vests (with less filling, and therefore, less puffiness).  But how do you work a puffer vest into your wardrobe?  Here’s an offbeat yet chic look to emulate:

1. Start with a cozy boatneck sweater.  We love the mustard and white stripes on the sweater - sailor inspired, but with a twist.
2. Slip on a pair of wool shorts.  The perfect wool shorts for this look have a somewhat loose leg and cuffed hems.  For an extra layer of warmth, you may want to add tights or leggings under the shorts.  If you’re not a fan of the shorts (or if your climate won’t support it), cropped pants or cargo pants also work well here.
3. Slip on your quilted puffer vest.  We love it worn open with the hood down.  Let the striped sweater shine through.
4. Finish off the look with a pair of tough looking boots, which juxtapose nicely against the tailored shorts and the outdoorsy puffer vest, and a statement handbag.  We adore the texture on this bag, don’t you?

How would you wear a puffer vest? Share your style with us in the comments!

5 comments November 20th, 2009

Lady Capelet Jacket

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Pair this capelet jacket with a pretty pencil skirt and a dramatic overcoat. Very Mad Men.

$34.80  at Forever 21.

5 comments November 20th, 2009

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