Monday, November 19, 2012

Daytime Sparkle

I'm always looking for a way to add some glitz to my daytime attire. This time I paired this tinsel top with a basic black dress. It adds some much needed interest to the ensemble and satisfies my need for sparkle.

Dress/Target (seen here)
Tinsel Top/H&M
Purple Herringbone Tights/Gap (seen here)
Mary Jane Heels/Aldo (seen here)
La Mer Collection Phantom Sapphire Crystal Wrap Watch/Amazon

Friday, November 16, 2012

From the Fitting Room: The Bizarre World of Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Since this collaboration was announced several months ago, the world of fashion has been abuzz with anticipation and excitement. After checking out the preview, I knew it wouldn't really be my style, but seeing it in person took it to a whole new level. 

There is only one word to describe the collection. Bizarre. Totally and utterly bizarre. I am all for avant garde design and understand it's place in fashion, but normally you would look at the pieces as works of art and marvel in their beauty, even if you would never actually wear them. The pieces in the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection do not look like masterpieces. Judge for yourself below. The only thing I liked about anything I tried on were the nice fabric tags (also pictured below).

Duvet Down Coat/One Size/$349-I'm not even really sure what to say about this. Being someone that is always cold, I have many times wished I could just walk around with a blanket wrapped around me. But for this price, I would be better off just using my own comforter. And I can guarantee it would be more flattering.

Tailored Mannequin Blazer/Size 2/$149-This blazer actually fit well and was probably the most wearable piece of the collection. I guess it would be good for those people that like a little underarm ventilation!

Sock Sweater/Size XS/$99-This sweater wasn't too terrible. The fit was nice with the exception of it being a little too long. It did have these weird "sock like" seams on the elbow.

 Felted Dress/Size XS/149-In addition to the duvet coat, this was probably the strangest thing I tried on. I am not sure where in the world you could possibly wear this except maybe to bed. The length was not bad on my 5'3" frame, but the material and fit just don't do it for me. I do however like the style of the neck.

Wool Trouser Mini Skirt/Size 2/$99-I don't think I would wear either these trousers or this skirt on its own and definitely not together. The pants wear way too long and the skirt part very tight around the hips.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Casual Friday

I have pretty much been living in these booties this fall. From skinny jeans and cords to dresses and shorts, they go with everything!

Optic-Dot Boatneck Tee/J.Crew
Jackie Cardigan/J.Crew
Cuffed Skinnies/Forever 21
Motorcycle Jacket/Ann Taylor
Collar Necklace (seen here)
Melissa Bootie/ShoeMint (seen here)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

An Autumn Tale

 Field Jacket/Forever 21
Bird Print Dress/Charlotte Russe
Jackie Cardigan/J.Crew
Locket Necklace/J.Crew Factory
Woven Leather Bracelet/Positano Street Vendor
Scarf/Forever 21
Boots/Ann Taylor Loft