June 22nd, 2008
I’ve been playing tennis for about eight months now, but despite my weekly lessons, I am still far from Wimbeldon. I knew it would be a great way to stay in shape, but most of all, I was tempted by the adorable outfits. I pictured myself running errands in crisp little tennis skirts and sherbet-colored cardigans after early morning matches. I soon learned that such stereotypical tennis gear should be reserved for advanced players only. Lux’s Cable Tennis Dress, however, is a fun alternative, with a vintage-inspired cable knit in all-American colors. With the flattering drop waist and racerback, this dress will be a surefire Ace.
June 19th, 2008
Based on the majority of your suggestions on my last post, the consensus is that nude heels would be the best complement to such a flashy dress. I happen to agree, and though I wish I could follow the advice of some of my readers who picked patent leather, I would make up for my safe choice with an interesting shape instead. Although Rachel Bilson wore these heels over a month ago, they’ve been on my mind ever since. They’re the epitome of what I look for in a shoe, with delicate detailing around the toe, and a looser fit around the ankle, making her legs look miles long. I can see why people compared them to “paper bags,” which is why Steve Madden’s Midory peep toe booties are a slightly less outlandish choice. The slouchy material and nude coloring still elicits the same vibe, but the closer fit around the ankles ensure that when I wear them out, it won’t look like I’m “brown-bagging” it.
June 18th, 2008
With the official start of summer only days away, I’ve been innately drawn to punchy bright colors. Since the temperatures will be in the triple digits here in L.A., it’s only fitting that I’ll be staying cool in easy pieces such asKarta’s Jeweled Shift Dress. The faceted stone detail down the front is surprisingly subtle and the retro shape is playfully offset by a color that rivals the juiciestpopsicles. While the entire photo of the dress (including the model’s footwear) is available on ShopBop, I intentionally chose to use the cropped version so I can ask:
What shoes would you pair with this dress?
June 17th, 2008
Blonde LA is one of those stores to which I dedicate entire Saturday mornings/afternoons. The drive, in itself, takes about 40 minutes (which is embarrassing enough), but then once I arrive, it takes me an absurdly long time to dissect what most would consider to be a tiny store. Thankfully, their website is a great resource, and provides an extensive list of all of the under-the-radar labels that are offered in the store. Though most of the pieces are on the pricier side, one can also stumble across affordable little gems like Indah’s White/Grey Tube Top, for only $56. I love the sharp contrast in patterns between the white top and the tribal-inspired print beneath. I can imagine wearing this over some jeans at night, swiping on some black eye liner, and throwing on some metallic flats for a low-key, slightly dressed up look. My Saturday morning has officially been planned.