Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday Best

Now that I have finally accepted that it's fall, I thought it was time to bring out the colors of the season. Not only do these colors scream fall to me, I really love the slight 60s vibe of the printed dress. I am not a hundred percent set on the shoes, but all of my heels just made the dress look way too short. Any suggestions?

Cropped Orange Jacket - H&M (seen here and here)
Printed Shift Dress - H&M (seen here)
Purple Herringbone Tights - The Gap
Amrita Singh Cocktail Ring - HauteLook
Nude Ballet Flats - Payless

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's Almost Here: Versace for H&M

After months of small sneak peaks, the full Versace for H&M collection is here. With it's bold colors, bright prints and daring cuts, the collection is everything I thought it would be. Although prices from $19.95 to $299 are a steal compared to the real thing, they are quite steep for H&M. I am eager to see if the quality lines up with the cost. 

The collection is set to launch in the US and Canada on November 19 and will for the first time feature home decor. My favorite women's and men's looks are below. Click here to view the entire collection.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dead Ringer?

A couple of months ago my friend and I spotted the J.Crew Hacking jacket, but the price wasn't great and the fit was even worse, at least on me. It was just too big and boxy. I also wasn't sure how I felt about the gold buttons and am happy to report that the Old Navy version doesn't have them. Although the Old Navy jacket is made from fleece and probably not as good quality as the J.Crew wool version, I do prefer the one-button closure and shorter length.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday Best

It's cold outside and I need to accept it. I know it's time to make the transition to fall clothing, but I'm not gonna let go of my summer dresses that easily! Navy and yellow has long been one of my favorite color combinations and I really like the mix of houndstooth and polka dots.

Jacket - Anthropologie
Dress - American Eagle Outfitters
Boots - Ann Taylor Loft

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jason Wu is Coming to Target!

Jason Wu's pretty and proper designs will be coming to Target this winter! Wu is known for creating elegant and sophisticated designs and I expect that his collaboration with Target will be no different. The collection will be available from February 5 through March 6, 2012 and prices will range from $19.99 to $59.99.

Now I know I wasn't quiet about my feelings on Target's Missoni launch, but for Jason Wu, I am willing to give them another chance. Let's just hope they handle this round better than the last! Stay tuned for updates.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another Weekend, Another Wedding

The night before the Zac Posen for Target release, I pretty much got the worst sleep of my life. I was up every hour checking the website because I knew I just had to have this dress. When it finally showed up on the site at 5 am, I was able to order my size and I knew that it was going to be worth it. I waited and waited for the shipment confirmation. My heart broke when I received a delay in order email 2 weeks later followed by a cancellation email. I immediately started calling every target in the area and finally tracked down my size at the Alexandria Target. My good friend Liz was kind enough to pick up the dress for me. On a side note, my friends are sort of the best, they almost always take part in my crazy adventures. Liz brought the dress into work and it was just as gorgeous as I had imagined, but the second time I went to try it on, the zipper broke. Just when I had finally accepted that fact that the dress and I were not meant to be, I got a phone call from my mom saying she had found it in my size and on sale at a Target near her work!

I decided to wear the dress to a wedding this past weekend at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. Glen Echo has a very retro, vintage vibe and I thought the dress was a perfect fit.

Zac Posen for Target Brocade Dress - Target
Patent Navy Wedges - Payless