Friday, April 16, 2010

2. Animal Print


2. Animal Print
"An animal-print accessory is an opportunity to be a little bold. It allows you to throw in that slight element of danger on an otherwise safe outfit and let the world know there i more to you than meets the eye. A full-on leopard-print dress, on the other hand, sends the clear message that you are no wallflower, you are a force to be reckoned with."


- Nina Garcia, The One Hundred 


Who doesn't love a good animal print. Unfortnately if you don't have the money it's hard to get a good piece with pedigree like Nina suggests. However, there is hope! Check out some of my favorite pieces below on sale now. One shortcoming is that I couldn't find a good ostrich piece. :( On the bright side, Ann Taylor has a great collection out right now, and although the pieces aren't blatant examples of animal prints I love the artistic take on them. Also, the Leopard print dress by Spiegel is favorite from the Wendy Williams Show. If you aren't currently watching Wendy, add it to your DVR and check it out. Even if you don't like celeb gossip it's worth it just to watch her wardrobe. Love her, check it out! The Wendy Williams Show


Nina's Tips to Remember:
  • Wear one piece at a time.
  • Keep everything else simple.
  • Go for muted colors.
clutch, clothesline, fashion blog
dalmation dress, clothesline, fashion blog
bootie, clothesline, fashion blog


Betsey Johnson
"Croc and Roll Croc-Embossed Leather Studded Clutch"
$178.00
Bloomingdales.com
ASOS
"Spot Animal Cowl Neck Dress"
$16.91
Asos.com
N.Y.L.A.
"Mariah Bootie"
$119.95
Shop.Nordstrom.com

animal dress, clothesline, fashion blog
umbrella, clothesline, fashion blog
oasis dress, clothesline, fashion blog


Ann Taylor
"Silk Flower Animal Print Sheath Dress"
$158.00
Anntaylor.com
J. Crew
"Small Umbrella"
$26.50
Jcrew.com
Oasis
"Animal Print Shift"
$126.82
Asos.com

cheetah dress, clothesline, fashion blog
snakeskin shoe, clothesline, fashion blog
ring, clothesline, fashion blog


Spiegel
"Leopard Print Dress"
$59.00
Spiegel.com
Bebe
"Claudia Snake Print Sandal"
$129.00
Bebe.com

Kenneth Jay Lane
"Animal Print Ring"
$75.00
Macys.com



giraffe bag, clothesline, fashion blog
blouse, clothesline, fashion blog
belt, clothesline, fashion blog

Stonz
"Animal Print Hobo Bag"
$21.60
Sears.com
Ann Taylor
"Silk Georgette Shirred Sleeve Blouse"
$78.00
Anntaylor.com
Lauren by Ralph Lauren
"White Croco-Embossed Leather Belt"
$64.00
Bloomingdales.com
 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

1. A-Line Dress


1. A-Line Dress
"It will work for you on your best day. It will work for you on your worstwill work when you dont know what to wear, for all occasions, and in all kinds of weather. And no matter what it will flatter your figure." day. It
- Nina Garcia, The One Hundred 



A is for A-line...The first piece in the book is the A-line dress. I'm sure if you looked in your closet you would find that you own at least one dress with an A-line skirt. But do you own a complete A-line dress? An A-line dress is so named because it starts off narrow at the neckline and broadens out toward the bottom hemline, forming the shape of an A. Check out these A-Line dresses on sale now to get this piece.

pattern
purple
pink
pattern sleeveless
Corey Lynn Calter
"Graphic Crepe Addison Puff Sleeve Dress"
$132.00
Bluefly.com

Kensie
"Shiney Satin Tie Neck Dress"
$54.99
Piperlime.gap.com
Banana Republic
"Silk Solid Tie Neck Dress"
$110.00
Bananarepublic.com
Hale Bob
"Paisley Cotton Banded Collar Shirt Dress"
$99.00
Bluefly.com
brown
lace
stud
floral
Silence and Noise
"Silk Lace Frock"
$78.00
Urbanoutftters.com

ModCloth
"Dusk in the Garden Dress"
$54.99
Modcloth.com
ModCloth
"Immaculate Confection Dress"
$59.99
Modcloth.com
Yuki
"Laura Petal Dress"
$124.00
Topshop.com
popcorn
orange
jeweled
ruffles
Yuki
"Popcorn Lace Dress"
$110.00
Topshop.com
J.Crew
"Basket Weave Portico Dress"
$98.00
Jcrew.com
Boston Proper
"Ombre Sequin Dress"
$149.00
Bostonproper.com
I.N.C.
"Sleveless Tiered Ruffle Dress"
$59.99
Macys.com
longsleeve
pearl
bow
navy
Target
"Lilian Tunic Dress"
$39.99
Target.com
Yuki
"Draped Shoulder Dress"
$114.00
Topshop.com
Yuki
"Paris Bow Dress"
$110.00
Topshop.com
Forever21
"Beaded Chiffon Dress"
$39.80
Forever21.com


 
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For details on each item in the set above see: A_2 by ktmorgan on polyvore.com

The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own: Get your copy!


Hi everyone! 
I had a great epiphany the other day.  I loved the movie Julie and Julia and wanted to do something similar but in the only way I know how, through clothes!  So in this page I will go through the entire book of Nina Garcia's The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own and show you where you can get all the pieces discussed in the book.  I absolutely love this book and recommend it for yourself or a gift to your favorite fashionista.

Get your copy of the book at Amazon.com so you can follow along with me!  Strapped for cash? I first read this book by renting it from my local library.  Look up your local library for a copy.


 

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