Inspired by this post.
I recently realized that favorite season for fashion, as well as in general, is fall and winter. I love getting dressed up, being cozy, and the entire atmosphere. I find myself feeling sloppy during the summer, stumped for things to wear. It seems so boring to me - t-shirt, shorts, go. In the fall, there's so many options! So, I took this realization and the inspiration from Zoe's post and decided to use my fall outfits for inspiration for summer outfits. Below is the results, with inspiration on top. The main purpose of this post is for you to see how you can take inspiration from one outfit made for a specific season and make it suitable for another.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Inspired by this post.
Posted by Barbie at 11:14 PM
Friday, August 8, 2008
If you want anything to be elaborated on, let me know! :)
*Peep-toe ankle boots
*Classic, Victorian-esque pieces
*Going green (still...)
*Blair Waldorf style
*Edie Rose (Rachel Bilson's new line)
*Mouse flats (MJ)
*Fitted blazers & skinny pants
*Loose side folds
*Colored suede pumps
*Pointy ankle boots
*High-heeled Mary Janes
Posted by Barbie at 3:38 PM
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
You guys are awesome! You really made me feel better about this blog, so thank you!!!
This is going to be a pretty random post, as I have all sorts of things floating around in my head, sooo here goes!
First, a few outfits I've made lately:
This'll also look fabulous with skinny jeans tucked into the boots. (And the scarf would be tucked into the jacket, so just a bit is poking out!) I neeeeed this scarf and this purse! I have everything else - and I can't wait to wear it!
Call me Susie Homemaker, but I looove cooking! And how very Bree Hodge is this outfit? I'm going to making an entire dinner for my family soon, and I'm really looking forward to it!
This is something I threw together really quickly...I like the general "template," (the wedges, tank top, and wide-leg jeans,) but I feel it needs more to dress it up. Ideas?
I actually created this Under $100 look for a blog, but I love it! Unfortch, the shoes no longer come in my size, and the sweater isn't sold on F21 anymore. It was there for like three days, wtf. Ah well, keep dreaming!
Now, here are some things that will be coming up this week/next week:
-I want to start posting pictures of my outfits...yes or no? I'd like input!
-How to bargain shop! I just scored an amaaaazing dress for $1.78, so I'd like to share my advice with others! :)
-If anyone has anyyy ideas on what they'd like to see on this blog, let me know!
Posted by Barbie at 10:34 PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
What's the point of having this blog if nobody reads/comments it? It's very discouraging.
If you read/enjoy the blog, please leave a comment. It'd be nice to know that this isn't a complete waste of time.
Posted by Barbie at 2:19 PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
AE "Real Flare" Jeans in three washes
Tights for fall in black, brown, and gray
Hot pink high heels
Leather bag in black and brown
Scarves (to tie around the bag!)
Zebra-print backpack/bikini/top (A little obsessed?)
Belts in brown, black, and white
Skirts that can be worn into the fall (Ideas?)
Posted by Barbie at 8:22 PM
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
First, apologies for skipping posts lately! I've been sick aaand busy, and out of town. Also, I'll be away from Thursday until Sunday!
I know that Tuesday is supposed to be "The Look for Less" day, but I just can't until the NEXT Monday to tell you about the amazing site that I'll be reviewing today! So, enjoy this extra-long, double-whammy post! :D
The outfit below is not a copy of a celebrity's outfit, BUT it costs less than $100! As a matter of fact, it only costs $91.64! I did not make this outfit, instead, it is brought to you by atomheartmother, who says the following about it:
"This is pretty similar to my style.. kinda laid back but i still love to accessorize with jewelry and big funky bags. i do not own any of these items by the way, but i checked out the prices and this is what i came up with.
So I have 2 tops here: The first one is the purple tank. It's from American Eagle and it cost 11.95 (they have a LOT of clearance stuff). The second one is the white lace cami from Aerie which cost 14.95.
The denim sailor shorts were also from American Eagle clearance and cost 19.95.
The sandals were by Xhileration from Target at 14.99
The 2 pieces of jewelry were both from Wet Seal. The oval disk necklace was 8 dollars and the triple disk earrings were 5 dollars. Lastly, the canvas tote from Forever 21 cost 16.80.
Grand total: 91.64"
Now, onto the site that I can't WAIT to rave about!
First of all, any fashion blog that is able to emcompass comfort AND style in their name alone has to be a good! The amazing Zoe at Gym Shoes and Jimmy Choos is no exception. With an impeccable sense of style and a flair for writing, reading her blog is truly a delight! And, lucky for her readers, she doesn't keep you waiting ages for a new post. Her blog is updated almost daily, but it's never filled with dribble. Her posts actually have content, and good advice in nearly all of them. Most recently, she discusses how to attain an Audrey Hepburn-esque look - and what true fashionista doesn't want that?!
Zoe even has a column similar to the "Dear Barbie" section of this site. She offers on-spot advice and features an outfit (or more, if we're lucky!) in all of her posts! I've noticed that her style isn't cookie-cutter the A&F/H.CO/F21 you see on your average high-schooler. (That's right, this lovely lady is still in high-school!) She has a unique way of looking at things. Take, for example, a recent post on "borrowing from the boys." She says of a boy's button-down shirt on women: "This shirt is a casual alternative to the first button down. It's not as crisp and clean cut, and the fit is much more relaxed. You can wear it like the first one, part-way buttoned with a a tank under, or you can tuck it in. Either button it about two thirds of the way up and tuck it in (don't tuck it in really tightly though, we're not going for the dorky business man look), or cross the two shirt tails so they wrap around you and then tuck them in. For the second way, the shirt tails should meat the opposite side seems, make sense?"
Readers, I could go on about this blog for quite some time, so instead, I'll cut to chase and say - check it out for yourself! You won't be disappointed. Gym Shoes and Jimmy Choos.
P.S.: This is just an outfit I like - opinions?
Posted by Barbie at 6:52 PM