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She’s so sheer

Everything- Sheer Gala S 14

As gala season approaches here in DC, I’m flashing forward to the Fall 2014 evening wear trends.  It looks like things are headed for a very sultry style with sheer fabrics.  DC tends to be a more conservatively dressed town, with that being said, there’s a classy way to wear a sheer fabric.  I wanted to put together a few of my favorite looks that touch on the sheer trend, yet still have a sophisticated and romantic tone.  Happy gala-gown searching.

Would you wear a sheer evening gown?

Black Sheer Thigh-High Insert Gown: Donna Karan
Black Sheer Panel Gown: Tadashi Shoji
Red Sheer Layered Gown: Donna Karan

Bouchra Jarrar

Runway- Bouchra Jarrar F 14

Let’s talk fall.  We’re just one month away from the official change from summer to fall and just a few weeks out from Fashion Week madness.  I wanted to give you inspiration for fall styling.  Bouchra Jarrar‘s Couture Fall 2014 collection is so rich and clean.  I love the warm, vivid color palette- full of cement greys, rich periwinkle and milky-ivory tones.  The key to Jarrar’s styling is in the asymmetrical details.  Each look has an off-centered feel, from the zipper closures to ruffles of fabric mimicking a partial peplum.  These asymmetrical details are highlighting the woman’s curves in the just the right places of the boxy styles.  I’m also loving the textures Jarrar conveyed through contrasting trims, define pleats and layering.  This style is perfect for DC, as the androgynous accessorizing of brogues balanced out the looks with a soft, romantic feel.  Happy pre-fall shopping.

Which Bouchra Jarrar look is your favorite?

Looking at your legs

Everything- Wear the Pants S 14

As we prepare to head into fall oh summer I miss you already, let’s talk about pants.  The trend for fall is a slouchy-tailored pant. The leg of the pant slightly tapers down to the ankle, giving your leg a narrow, elongated shape.  The key to wearing these loose-legged pants is finding a pair that nicely lays on your back side.  Just because the look is “relaxed” doesn’t mean you can’t have a womanly figure and highlight your curves.  Another thing to pay attention to when trying on the trend, is the crotch length. The hem of the crotch shouldn’t lay more than a few inches below your actual body.  If the crotch is mid-thigh or lower, don’t get the pants.  The super slouchy crotch length is hard to pull off and typically not going to be flattering.  Get a slouchy-pant that looks custom tailored for your figure.

Will you be rocking the slouch-pant trend?

White Printed Trousers: Issa
Pink Printed Trousers: Miss Selfridge
Blue Trousers: Zara

The pants

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This week I was inspired by our new scooter.  I wanted a look that was scooter-riding-ready and still work appropriate.  So my mission was to find a cute, printed pair of pants.  And look what I found.  They’re comfortable, slouchy and still figure-flattering from behind there’s nothing worse that a girl with a slouch-pant-butt.  To keep the look classy and simple, a black button up was my go-to shirt.  Lastly, after hopping off the scooter, slip into neon heels for a kick of color.  As you know, I’m all about minimalism with a little edge.

What would you wear printed pants with?

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Be his sunshine

Everything- Be His Sunshine S 14

After a day of rain here in DC, I’m ready for more sunshine all the time.  It’s the California girl in me.  With the sunshine on my mind, let’s channel the yellow pieces that are hot for menswear this season.  Take on the bright trend in any shade of yellow. I love adding a bright pop color into menswear looks through their accessories.  Try a crisp, goldenrod yellow watch.  A watch is the easiest way to add a color to your look, still keeping a classy yet playful style.  Look to the sunshine for your style inspiration.

Would you wear yellow?

Bow Tie: The Tie Bar TJF 
Backpack: Marc Jacobs 
Watch: Diesel
Sneakers: Vans

Dipped in gold

Everything- Dipped in Gold S 14

Let’s keep things simple.  White.  Gold.  That’s all.  I have an obsession with faux taxidermy animal shapes for interior design- think in the living room above the couch.  It’s a simple and classy way to decorate.  I took inspiration from this faux deer head.  The long lines and simple dipped-in-gold antlers are so rich in texture and style.  The maxi skirt is a great translation of the head, while the gold details in the bustier represent the antlers.  Turn your interior design decor into wearable trends.

What’s your interior decorating style?

Top: Sass & Bide
Skirt: Lanvin
Faux Taxidermy: White Faux Taxidermy