Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Newest Obsession: Parisian Chic

I have definitely been eyeing this book for quite a while now and I finally broke down and bought it. (My college budget prevents me from purchasing things I want, such as the lovely book I'm about to rave about.)

I first came across this book in one of my fashion merchandising classes last year, and then I saw it again when I was in New York City this past summer. I didn't buy it either time, but today I was in the bookstore at my university and there it was. The only one left on the shelf.

Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange
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I haven't actually read the book yet, since I just purchased it literally about thirty minutes ago, but I am already obsessed with it. I was flipping through the book as I was driving back to my apartment (yes, I understand that, that wasn't the safest decision I could have made) but it seriously is amazing. The graphics, the text, EVERYTHING. If you like fashion or anything beauty related, I would definitely suggest getting this book!

What are some of your favorite fashion/style books? I'm always looking for new reads! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Inspiration Part Deux :)

I have found that inspiration for fashion and beauty can come from many things. Of course magazines would probably be one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of it, since most magazines have fashion printed throughout every page showing the newest trends and style of every A-list celebrity. Another way to be is watching TV. Flipping through the countless number of channels you can find so many different styles and fashions, especially if you watch the Travel Channel, which normally shows all of those amazing exotic and unique places.

Personally, my favorite way to get inspiration is from other people around me. I love walking down the street of a big city people watching and taking in all of the different styles and all of the different looks of clothing. I love taking bits and pieces of other people's style and making it my own. That is the most fun thing about fashion, I would say. Making everything YOU wear, YOU. I love reading fashion blogs as well to get inspiration from others in big cities that I have yet to travel to. It's incredible on how different style and fashion is from country to country (or even city to city!)

Overall, I love looking for new inspirations to incorporate into my wardrobe. Even though I only named my inspirations as being people and different types of media, that does not mean those are the ONLY places to look for inspirations. Look at where you live. Look at your surroundings. Look at different cities, or places or even animals for inspirations. You never know what you can come up with! :)

What are you favorite places to find inspiration?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Just thought I would share my latest obsessions...

So this is going to be the most random post ever, but I would like to share my favorite nail polishes as of right now.

I love blues, turquoise, corals and pinks in the summer! Lots of fun colors.

And now...
my newest, BIGGEST obsession (and price-tag purchase..)

My Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag :) I'm sooo happy to finally have this! I have been wanting this for SO long, and I finally got it while I was in NYC a few weeks ago. Ah, I love it!

What are you current beauty/fashion obsessions?
Please let me know!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Women in Menswear?

For many years, we have seen women in men's attire. Whether it be collared button down shirts, blazers, loafers, or whatever it may be, women have found a way to make it fashionable. The problem that occurs with women in menswear is portion. If you wear a broad shouldered blazer, or trousers, they need to be proportionate with the rest of the outfit. Instead of loafers, add a cute pair of flats or heels to add a feminine touch. In order to pull of the menswear look without looking too "boyish", you will need to find a good tailor. A tailor can do wonders with your clothing to make it proportionate and to fit your body perfectly. This trend has come in and out for decades, and will continue for years to come. The good thing about menswear for women is that it adds fashionable taste to a simple tee or jeans. Add a blazer and your entire outfit is jazzed up! Experiment and try new ways to rock this trend this season! :)

*Images - Google

What are your favorite menswear items?