May 28th, 2008
Though I’ve never successfully completed a yoga class, I have a slight obsession with all Om-inspiring attire. For anyone familiar with lululemon athletica, it’s no surprise that they simply make the best apparel. Unfortunately, their quality is clearly reflected in their astronomically high prices. That’s why I was elated when I found Victoria’s Secret’s Crop Foldover Yoga Pant, now on sale 2/$40. The best part, besides their super cute shape, are the unique color combinations, which you can actually see on the models. Though my favorite is the Summer Orange and Charcoal Gray, the contrast waistband adds such a fun detail to these cropped pants that I’ll be sure to wear everywhere but the yoga studio.
May 27th, 2008
I place Sienna Miller in the same fashionable category with Rachel Bilson since they can both create outfits that include vintage and high-end luxury, and somehow make it all come together seamlessly. If I had caught a glimpse of these Retro Super Future Basic Shades in ‘Sky,’ prior to seeing them on Sienna, I wouldn’t have looked twice. But, since she carries them off so well, as seen here with a sleek gray scarf, I now think I need a pair. Available in six other vibrant colors that are all hand-made in Italy, they’re so wonderfully lustrous that it would be hard not to let them brighten your day.
May 27th, 2008
This past weekend, I accompanied my boyfriend to the new Loehmann’s men’s store in Beverly Hills thinking that, for once, I’d be able to refrain from shopping for myself. But, as soon as we hit the sweater section, I was a goner. There were racks upon racks of oversized pullovers in fun colors and soft materials. After unsuccessfully convincing him to try on Trovata’s Scholar Cashmere/Cotton Cardigan, I realized it would look equally as cute on me. Despite the picture of this guy who looks more like a pedophile than a model, I love the retro look of the teal and gray stripes. Plus, it will go just as well with skinny jeans and flats as it would if paired with an overly feminine white dress. Though I’ve never purchased a cardigan designed for a man before, I suppose I’m simply making a literal translation out of the term ‘boyfriend sweater.’
May 26th, 2008
In the same way that jewelry can completely transform an outfit, I believe that headbands have the ability to make a bad hair day suddenly seem stylish. Yesterday, I managed to squeeze in an hour of tennis before going out to dinner and since I didn’t have time to wash my hair, I relied on a yellow, ribbon-laced chain headband to tie my outfit together. Though I purchased mine from J.Crew several months back, I found these amazingly similar options from Threddies.com, a site dedicated entirely to hair accessories. For only $7.50, I’m tempted to purchase the whole spectrum of colors that I will undoubtedly be able to incorporate into pretty much every outfit.