Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Day 2 in New York was another beautiful day. Perfect for a friend's fairy tale wedding in the New York Botanical Garden. For such day, I wanted to wear something airy and modern-day princess-like. I fell in love with this grey all chiffon dress when I laid my eyes on it. I can never resist anything in chiffon! The thin delicate layer of chiffon on the shoulder can be worn as straps or spread out for a capped sleeve look. Bubble hems keep the dress young and fun while the pleated details on the bodice make the dress sophisticated. With this dress on I can almost hear Frank Sinatra sing:
"New York, New York
I want to wak up in a city, that never sleeps
And find I'm a number one top of the list, queen of the hill
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
An epidemic is quietly but rapidly happening around me. It's so subtle and it might have even slipped past me if I wasn't super observant. There's nothing creepier than being the last person in a room to catch on to something. I'm sure I had a nightmare about it at some point in my life. So what's happening? Fuller and longer skirts!
I am not going to talk about how people are correlating skirt lengths to a nation's economic state. It's not much of an indicator when you're already at the bottom. Plus, I've contributed my fair share of mini-skirt wearing this Spring. But fuller skirt are seen in editorials, TV (Mad Men) and even on the street!
Although I'll never fully give up my mini hems, I will embrace the shift in this trend. Once in a while, I can really appreciate a more elegant and lady-like look. To stay true to my style, I opted for a color print top instead of a blouse (watch out for the old librarian effect!) and added a bow belt as a fun detail. I have to talk about my obsession with bows on another day, but it's my way of adding a sense of humor to my outfit and life.
My outfit has a hidden secret. Read my blog tomorrow to find out!
Top: Adam by Adam Lippes
Skirt: Banana Republic
Bow Belt: Chanel
Louis Vuitton 2010 Fall/Winter
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
There is one instance where I would be willing to travel back in time and live in an era where TV's were not in HD, the concept of "world wide web" was just crazy talk, and no one was obsessed with texting and emailing via "mobile devices". What would be so attractive to me that I 'm willing to give up all these modern conveniences you ask? Big hats!
Not just any hat will do, BIG hats! Wide brim hats and floppy hats have been my secret obsession for years but I never found the appropriate opportunity to wear them! Retailers sell them, customers buy them, but you hardly seen anyone wear them in the mall or in a coffee shop. It got me thinking, when did it become socially unacceptable to wear big hats in public settings? How did we go from a time when not wearing hats was considered faux pas, to wearing floppy hats in a bar will get you some very critical stares? Some how, I jus can't imagine that rocking a wide brim hat in my cubicle while I'm sitting in front of my monitor would win me sincere compliments from my coworkers (even those closest to me!).
So this entry is dedicated to the revolutionary day when big hats are back in our everyday life. I look forward to the day I will be able to stroll down the grocery aisle in my wool floppy hat with my cart and a gentleman will pass by and say: "Good day!".
Wool Floppy Hat: Banana Republic