Archive for March, 2012

March 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear the Pastel Blazer

Omiru's March 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear a Pastel Blazer
This look is part of Omiru’s March 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece March 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Your classic black blazer probably gets a decent amount of play in your closet rotation - so it’s time to give it a rest this spring.  Instead of reaching for your basic black blazer, why not try one in a pastel color?  These delicious candy colors are an easy way to freshen up your spring wardrobe - and here’s how to get the look in a blush colored blazer:

1. Start with a spring-y foundation: a white blouse over a pair of denim shorts.  If you live in a colder climate, swap out those shorts for full pants - and opt for a blouse in a longer sleeve. 
2. Layer on your pastel blazer.  With such a neutral foundation, the blazer really shines.  A white blouse and denim bottoms is the easiest combo to pull off - if you dare, try a blouse in a complementary color to make the blazer visually pop.  Or play with a trio of colors with the blazer, top and bottom.
3. Grab a bold handbag - note how the red of the bag ties back to the blush color of the blazer.  We also tied a pink skull scarf on the handbag for extra visual interest. 
4. Finish off the look with neutral accessories: a pair of rounded sunglasses in tortoise and a pair of black and brown colored sandals. 

How will you wear the pastel blazer?
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Add comment March 30th, 2012

Club Monaco Liana Bicycle Print Scarf

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Our wish for the last seven years has finally been granted - Club Monaco is finally opening up an online store.  We shopped the sneak preview and found the most adorable square scarf to add to your spring wardrobe.  We adore the carefree bicycle print on the creamy white silk scarf…the perfect mix of preppy sweetness, with a dose of old Hollywood glamour.

Added bonus?  For a limited time, Club Monaco is offering free shipping and free returns on all purchases.

$59.50  at Club Monaco.

Add comment March 29th, 2012

March 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Color from Head to Toe

Omiru's March 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Color from Head to Toe
This look is part of Omiru’s March 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece March 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

If you dare, create an look with nothing but color. Trick is to choose a dominant color scheme that works well together, and then choose a secondary color scheme that complements it.  Here, the dominant color scheme is blue and yellow - and the secondary color scheme centers around magenta and red.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a base of blue and yellow: a bright yellow tank layered over mint jeans, paired with a royal blue blazer.
2. Now that we have the primary color scheme down, we chose a secondary color scheme of red and magenta.  The cross-body handbag exemplifies this secondary color scheme, but it was also echoed in the tips of the shoes.
3. Layer on a set of bracelets that marry the primary and the secondary color schemes to give the look a sense of cohesion. 

How would you wear color from head to toe?
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1 comment March 28th, 2012

Sweet Nothings Personalized Necklace

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We uncovered the wittiest incarnation of the personalized jewelry trend over at Brooklyn based jewelry line In God We Trust.  Let your jewelry speak for you with this sassy Sweet Nothings necklace.  The adorable heart shape pendant necklace can be inscribed with one of over 20 pre-selected sayings (our favorite - In It To Win It) or a custom message of your choosing.  Perfect for your best friend, perfect for you.    

$40  at In God We Trust.

1 comment March 27th, 2012

March 2012 Lookbook: Your Go-To, Go Everywhere Look

Omiru's March 2012 Lookbok: Your Go-To Casually Polished Look
This look is part of Omiru’s March 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece March 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Some days (who are we kidding - most days), you’re running around from place to place, and you need a single outfit that works for work and for after hours.  This is especially challenging when you need to go from polished to relaxed without the benefit of going home to change.  Challenge Accepted!  We’ve crafted a look that does double duty, casually polished if you will.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a striped button down blouse over a pair of jeans.  Depending on how casual or polished your look needs to be, you’ll want to choose a pair of jeans appropriately.  For a more formal look, opt for dark rinse with a straight leg.  If you can go more casual, you can try more interesting rinses and treatments - and you can try styles from boyfriend to skinny.
2. Layer on a hoodie.  We chose navy to tie back to the striped top and the denim jeans. 
3. If you’d like to polish up the look, there’s no faster way to do this than a standout jacket.  This red and blue cropped jacket makes your look spiffy without being too stuffy.
4. Finish off the look with go-anywhere accessories: a bright red laptop bag and a pair of comfy ballet flats to take you wherever you need to go. 

What’s your go-to, go-everwhere look?
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1 comment March 26th, 2012

March 2012 Lookbook: Skulls and Sweetness

March 2012 Lookbook: Skulls and Sweetness
This look is part of Omiru’s March 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece March 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Park Avenue preppy can be a bit too prim and proper for a girl with a playful sense of style.  Keep your look from growing stuffy and stale with a few choice details - like a pair of skull patterned ballerina flats.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a prim and proper base: a knee-length pleated skirt with a collared blouse.  These are no ordinary pieces though - we love the contrast collar on the blouse, and the rich green on the pleated skirt is anything but traditional.
2. Toss on a cropped jacket to keep your arms warm.  Don’t you love the ribbon tie closure on the jacket?
3. Finish off the look with purposefully playful accessories - retro inspired cat eye sunglasses, a cuff clutch (so you’ll never misplace your handbag), and a pair of ballet flats adorned with a tiny skull motif. 

How will you make your look more playful?
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Add comment March 23rd, 2012

Arlenis Scarf Print Evening Gown

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From the moment I saw the Arlenis evening gown in the BCBG showroom last Fall, I was in love.  So when opportunity presented itself (in the form of a flurry of wedding invites), there was nothing to do but hunt down this dress. 

What I love about this dress is its fantastic all-over scarf print - a classic pattern, but done in a way that definitely reads modern.  Added bonus?  It’s flattering on less than perfect figures…so if you want to help yourself to an extra serving or two of cake, no one will be the wiser.  This gown is an investment piece, for sure, but one that you’ll reach for time and time again.

$428  at BCBG.

Add comment March 22nd, 2012

March 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Bright Pants

Omiru's March 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Bright Pants
This look is part of Omiru’s March 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece March 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Bright Pants are a signature piece for spring - but how do you wear them?  You can use bright pants as a pop of color in an otherwise neutral look, but we encourage you, if you dare, to take the look one step further.  Instead of highlighting bright pants as the focal point of your look, build your outfit around the pants, adding color and pattern to extend the playfulness of the pant through the entire look.

1. Start with your brightly colored pants paired with a blouse with a fun pattern on the collar.  By itself, these two pieces complement each other in personality - but they also provide a solid foundation for this playful look.
2. For added color, toss on this striped sweater in muted primary colors.
3. Finish off the look with colorblocked accessories - a pair of pumps with a pink heel, a coral and tan foldover bag, and statement bracelets in vibrant colors. 

How will you wear brightly colored pants?
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Add comment March 21st, 2012

Harley Sweetheart Dress

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Why do we love this springy dress?  This retro inspired dress features a triangular mesh panel on a faux sweetheart neckline - flirty and fun, without feeling overly precious.  Available in coral and black.

$54  at Need Supply.

1 comment March 20th, 2012

March 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear the Brightly Colored Blazer

Omiru's March 2012 Lookbook: Red, White, and Blue
This look is part of Omiru’s March 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece March 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Give your basic boyfriend blazer an update for spring with a bright blue color.  With this bright blue blazer in closet, you can wake up the classic blazer, blouse, and jeans look - making it special again.  Want to give the look even more oomph?  Accessorize with bright colors and patterns.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with the most basic of pieces: a collared white button-down blouse paired with straight leg or skinny jeans.
2. Wake up the look with a punch of color - toss on your bright blue boyfriend blazer. 
3. Layer on more color and pattern with your accessories.  Red heels (and crimson sunglasses) make the look pop, and the leopard cross-body bag gives the look a hint of the wild. 

How will you wear the brightly colored blazer?
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1 comment March 19th, 2012

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