Fashion Over Reason: August 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pascal Jacket

If i could buy only 1 piece this season, i would seriously consider making it this Rag & Bone Pascal jacket. Holy shit.

GET IT HERE

[rag&bone]

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two Things

There are 2 things i haven't been able to get enough of: sorbet shades - like my True Religion sea foam cropped jeans - and Stila's magical BB cream (get it here) - thank you Stephanie for the rec!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hanging On

Holy shit, can you believe it's already labor day?! As predicted, the summer flew by and before i knew it, september is now a knockin'. For what it's worth, a few remnants of long warm days inspo to make for the perfect blend of nostalgia and fall anticipation. Afternoons are still conducive to this type of light wear but nights are certainly too cool to go sans knit. So throw one over your best easy-living white garb for the perfect between-season fashion contrast i love so dearly.


[stockholmstreetstyle, elinkling]

Joy

Isn't that what this image evokes? I find it so infectious. LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo.

[tfs]

Monday, August 27, 2012

Recreation

I don't know about you guys, but i had an amazing weekend. Doing a lot without feeling like you have and having a blast with your favorite person in the world. That's what it's all about.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Gamine

Whether on a boy or a girl, this Steven Alan look works and hits all the right notes. Note to self: replicate in some way in the near future.


[stevenalan]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Leather Lust

Leather shorts are such a great transitional piece - the ideal way to seamlessly advance into the new season. The material finally feels appropriate and doesn't suffocate you under the humidity. Plus once it gets too chilly for exposed skin, simply grab a pair of tights for a stylish, simple warm-up solution.


[theyallhateus]

A few great leather shorts options:
ASOS
3.1 Phillip Lim
Free People
Isabel Marant
R13

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lately

I've been pulling long-lost stuff out of my closet recently and there's seriously no feeling like the one you get when something old is like new again. This Topshop dress (similar here) and the Pour La Victoire shoes below (similar here) are 2 examples of that.


PS the bag is from Zara, get it here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Feeling Fall

The mercury started dropping last week and for the first time this season, i'm feeling the crisp fall air waiting patiently eagerly in the wings. There's nothing like that first hint of coolness, where nights start getting slightly chilly and a strong overwhelming longing for cozy knits and beautiful foliage uncontrollably takes over. As much as i hate the cold, i do truly feel lucky to be from a place that has 4 distinct seasons. This picture of Meredith Melling Burke represents everything i love about this transition: a cool disheveled summertime je ne sais quoi wrapped in a never-wanna-take-it-off oversized piece.


[tfs]

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bell Bottoms

Every new denim season, someone proclaims bell bottoms as "being back." Well, folks, to me, they never left in the first place and i've never stopped wearing mine. Sometimes they offer a really fresh alternative to the usual skinny shape.

My personal favorites are the J Brand Lovestories.


[tfs]

Friday, August 3, 2012

Rag & Bone

Speaking of fall fashion, how could i skip talking about how damn cool Kate Moss is looking in the new Craig McDean-shot fall Rag & Bone campaign. Right on time for their London store opening. Clever.


[tfs]

FALL!!!

Ok so i'm definitely not yet done wit summer - BUT - i am starting to get majorly excited with all the fall fashion a comin' our way. I mean, with editorials like this, styled by the queen Giovanna Battaglia, how could you not?!? On a side note, i looooove how you can always decipher her own personal style in each one of her stories. There's nothing like a signature to set the great stylists apart from the less-than-great ones. These images are PERFECTION, featuring the beautiful Zuzanna Bijoch - one of my faves.

[tfs]

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Two of my current favorite pairs on the roster these days: my metallic sneaker wedges and Alex Wang Petra heels (get the shorter version here).


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Céline

Whenever i lack inspiration, i know i can always just saunter over to Céline to help kick my fashion mojo back into gear.


[céline.com]