Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fall 2010 Runway Report from Flare Magazine

Here is Flare Magazine's Top 5 most important trends and style must-haves:

Elite Fleet: This uniform calls to order a formation of olive, khaki and military styles. Last season’s fanciful embellishments are replaced with utility details—epaulets, cargo pockets and leather trim. Sky commander shearling outerwear is aviation-with-a-twist at its best.
Try a novelty military jacket updates your classic pencil skirt for a perfect work look.

Neo-Nostalgia: Hark back to the era when screen sirens, debutantes and greaser girls ruled. From ladylike ruffles paired with voluminous ballerina skirts to rebellious sexy leather and slim ankle-grazers, the emphasis is on femininity. This New Look-inspired style is worn with a nod to the past, shying away from costumey riffs on retro.
Try Cat’s-eye shades, petite-framed bags and kitten heels are playful ways to adopt the nostalgic attitude.

Lush Life: A call to the wild sounded around the world as virtually every designer featured fur (both real and faux) on their runway. The ultimate extravagance, fur gets the everyday-essential treatment, especially when whipped into hybrid numbers combining suede, wool and/or leather. There’s nothing tame about this statement look.
Try making your own hybrid-look by layering a fur vest over a leather jacket.

Spotless Style: A distilled wardrobe of sharp, simple separates made of über-luxe fabrics defines the new sportswear spirit. This isn’t stoic minimalism but rather gracefully spare elements in a palette of nouveau neutrals. Like modern art, this trend looks best when displayed with little distraction. Let the assertive lines of impeccable pieces speak for themselves.
Try zeroing in on your winning shade of au naturel (be it café au lait, cognac or mushroom) and wear it head to toe. The focus is on crisp lines and fit, not bright hues.

Rustic Chic: An artfully aged burnish washes over fringed tweeds, outdoorsy tartans and heritage herringbones. Add in a mosaic of soft textures and snow angel–prints to create a touch of cabin fever eccentricity. Embracing this charming, weathered and quietly distressed mood creates a look that is nonchalant and earthy, yet still elegant.
Try wearing an eclectic jumble of floral prints, plaids and stripes together. It’s the mix that makes this textured mood modern.

2010 Grunge

I've always been inspired by grunge style and the celebs who boldly sport the look. I recently watched The Book of Eli, and noticed that Mila Kunis' look throughout the movie was disturbing yet incredibly awesome at the same time. However, these pictures really don't do it justice, just see the movie.

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen have always been reppin' the grunge look, particularly MK. One of their clothing lines, The Row is easily summed up in this video.

Here's some other photos I gathered in my findings. Harem pants, cropped tops, ripped tights, etc, as well as ways to pull of the look without the dirty. Lots of my insporation came from the blog, Fashion Grunge.

LOTS of black and grey!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mod Cloth

I love Mod Cloth!
New stuff and unique vintage finds...even houseware, shoes, accessories, and more!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Free From Death

I'd like to share my "Life Journal" thoughts from last night with all my faithful followers because it was a pretty big revelation for me and I thought, hmm maybe someone else could learn from it too!

July 5, 2010 - Hebrews 2:15

"...He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death..."

A lot of my thought space goes to worrying about death and the possibility of not living a long life. i want to experience so many things and I get caught up n thinking that people die younger and younger all the time simply because of how the world is today. But the reason Jesus came and died for us was so that he could free me from this trap I'm in. I can't live my life worrying that it will be cut short.

Thank you God for sending Jesus! I don't have to fret or even be concerned because Jesus came to abolish my fears and give me freedom. I am free from sin and death.

The little study note led me to 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 which says,
"Oh death, where is your victory?
Oh death, where is your sting?"

This is such a powerful reminder that God is in control. He has conquered death, so I don't have to live in fear of it.

I am free to live!

ps: check out "Christ is Risen" by Matt Maher

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Steal-of-a-deal Accessories

I've snagged up some great accessories in the last month or so, for great prices too!
Check it out:

This ring from aerie for $3.75

This nechlace from ALDO Accessories for $9.

This necklace from ALDO Accessories for $8.

This little hairclip from aerie for $4.

These cute earrings for $5.

This awesome headband from H&M for $5.95.