I’ve finally started wearing jackets. I know- it’s weird, especially since I grew up in frigid Minnesota. But you know how the saying goes, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have?” I do the same thing for the weather- a part of me is convinced that refusing to wear a jacket will somehow bring on balmy weather. But when Jim confessed that he’d taken to wearing two jackets when we go out since he knew I would need one later, I decided it was time to be an adult and actually wear a jacket of my own.
My jackets are pretty much limited to two categories: stylish light jackets that provide the warmth of Kleenex or heavy coats that are meant for subzero Nordic temperatures. Clearly, it’s time to find some middle ground.
I love how the blogger styles above are so unique, from classic and polished on Style Scrapbook to military-meets-sweetness on Jennifhsieh. I haven’t found my jacket match yet, but with all this fantastic blogger inspiration, I’m sure it won’t be long.
What’s your go-to jacket style for fall? Do you balance fashion and function or tend to swing in one direction?
Images from top to bottom : Atlantic-Pacific, Jennifhsieh, Fashion Squad, Stockholm Streetstyle, Cheetah is the New Black, Style Scrapbook
I certainly never need an excuse to bust out my fancy clothes and mix up a batch of French 75’s, but a Roaring 20’s party certainly gives me permission. Even though this wasn’t an official Halloween party, it was the perfect time to don costumes and bring ourselves back a few decades. Every guest in attendance actually dressed up, which I’m pretty sure was a first for me! There’s just something about putting on a suit that gets even the most laid-back guy a little bit excited (yep, I’m looking at you, Jim!).
I’ve worn this dress alone before for a Gatsby-themed party, but this time I decided to go all in and craft my own flapper headband. Don’t give me too much credit, though- I simply found two dangly pearl earrings, threaded them through a sparkly headband, and topped it all with the fascinator I wore for our 2010 wedding. It didn’t take much, but the end result made me feel quite festive! If you’re in a pinch for a Halloween costume tonight (not that such things EVER happens!), I highly recommend it.
I’ve mentioned the delicious magic of French 75’s before, but I will warn you that they’re definitely a double-edged sword. They’re so light and tasty that you can’t help but forget that they’re pretty darn potent. Seriously- we emptied the entire contents of a Costco bottle of Bombay Sapphire into that punch bowl. I mention that solely to excuse the declining quality of photography over the course over the evening 😉
Much love to our friends who made the night so festive and special! Especially with the holidays coming up, I have a feeling that we’ll be hosting many more of these events soon. Happy Halloween, everyone!
It may seem odd to cover a beautiful woman’s face during a runway show, but at the Silva Bours presentation at Style Fashion Week, masks and gowns ran the show. Set to a rock violin version of The Phantom of the Opera, Silva Bours’s collection was part confection, part edge, and all about the details. With fit-and-flare silhouettes dominating the collection, the party-ready dresses featured rich brocade and textured lace. One dress combined an embroidered bodice with a pick-up gingham skirt, mashing together images of Dorthy from The Wizard of Oz with contemporary couture. The overall presentation was dramatic, opulent, and took the childhood dream of a princess gown into adulthood.
Following Silva Bours, Cristina Nitopi presented her collection of technicolor evening gowns. The eye-catching collection balanced warm neutrals with splashes of bold color ranging from bright cerulean to a rich, deep pink. The collection continued the evening’s spotlight on texture, with gowns boasting textured floral cutouts, detailed pintucks, and a florist shop’s worth of fabric petals. Although the presentation of the gowns felt streamlined, the incredible variety within the collection kept the audience guessing.
The next time I have a black-tie affair to attend (hey, you never know!), I’ll definitely look up these two talented designers.