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The Multi-Finger Ring Trend

3 Aug

I saw some gorgeous, fun and hilarious multi-finger rings at the Renegade Craft Fair in SF and now I can’t get enough of them. I love how versatile they can be. What do you think?!

Vampire Duster, $230 at Verameat

Three Knots Slider Knuckle Ring, $34 at Brilliance Found

A OK Rhinestone Ring, $28 at OAK

Bad Ass Elegance Knuckle Duster, $160 at Verameat

Pig Ring, $109 at Donmoti

Love/Hate Ring, $75 at Sprout Online

Gardez Ring, $198 by A Peace Treaty, at Shopbop

The High-Waisted Shorts Trend

27 Jul

High-waisted shorts are bigger than ever, and they’re not going away come fall. Paired with tights, they are the perfect replacement for a skirt (especially on a windy day). As most have waistline detailing, it’s important to wear a shirt tucked in so as not to create bulk but instead accentuate curves. If you tend to be biggest in the middle, opt for a pair without any detailing (bow, pleats, ties, etc) in the very front.

Here are seven great styles for summer into fall…

Gestuz High Waisted Turn-Up Shorts, $42 at ASOS

Sparkle & Fade Belted High-Waisted Shorts, $48 at Urban Outfitters

ASOS Heart Print Shorts, $47 at ASOS

Alice by Temperley Alivia High-Waisted Shorts, $195 at Net-A-Porter

Rag & Bone Montpelier High-Waist Shorts, $230 at Bergdorf Goodman

DVF 'Dax' Sequin Shorts, $391 at Farfetch

Joie Denver Leather Shorts, $378 at Neiman Marcus

Top Ten Sartorialist Girls, Jan-July 2010

21 Jul

Like most fashion-loving blog readers, I am an avid reader of The Sartorialist. I love the eclectic styles he picks up around the world. Here are my top ten favorite looks from January thru July 2010. Do you have a favorite look?

(All images from The Sartorialist.)

Tooth Necklaces on ETSY

21 Jul

My favorite piece of jewelry is a gold shark tooth’s necklace I got from Michelle Chang on Etsy last year. I got it because I had always wanted to surf but avoided it because of my fear of sharks (maybe it’s because I grew up near great white infested waters?) and I wanted something to symbolize my desire to overcome this fear. A little cheesy, but it worked and I finally tried (and fell in love with) surfing. So because of my great fondness for this shark’s tooth, I pay a lot of attention to teeth-inspired jewelry and I’ve noticed it’s become quite the trend. Take a look at some cool pieces on Etsy.

Double Chain Gold Shark Tooth Necklace, $130 at EMMAROSE1231

Sterling Silver Tooth Necklace, $85 at GOLDTEETHBROOKLYN

Silver Shark's Tooth Necklace, $41 at ALLTHOSETHREES


Water Buffalo Tooth Necklace, $45 at THETHIRDFIRST

9k Solid Gold Cast Human Tooth on Sterling Silver Chain, $420 at VANDERGLAS

The Ruffle Trend

20 Jul

The ruffle skirt trend is a hard trend to pull off, especially in a fluffy take where it can make hips look even bigger or a frilly version which makes a woman look like she’s playing Lolita. But when it’s pulled off right, it can be quite charming and cute, and a really fun piece to wear for a night on the town (salsa dancing per chance).  As a general guideline, the ones that flare at the hips should be kept to those with slim hips whereas the ones with ruffles that start low are ideal for women with hips. Additionally, older ladies should opt for more mature colors and patterns as well as wider ruffles, whereas younger ladies can go a bit shorter, with smaller ruffles and more playful colors.

Edun Linen-blend Ruffle Miniskirt, $270 at Net-A-Porter

Erdem Butterfly Print Tiered Skirt, $520 at Farfetch

Leifsdottir Short Chambray Skirt, $188 at Bergdorf Goodman

Kimchi Blue Tiered Skirt, $20 at Urban Outfitters

Vanessa Bruno Athe Scalloped Edge Skirt, $246 at La Garconne

Re Collection Chambray Ruffle Skirt, $73 at Shopbop

Subtly Suave Skirt, $35 at ModCloth

Weekend Dressing

16 Jul

Amidst the rich, jewel-toned and neon ’80s and ’90s colors that abound, nudes & pastels are slowly making a comeback as well. I love the subtlety of pale colors and sheer fabrics, especially in soft pink and grey. There is something both ethereal and sexy about this trend, don’t you think?

Gemma Feather Silk Tiered Tank, $106 at Piperlime.
Yoke Detail Skinny Jeans, $70 at Topshop.
Fendi Taupe Suede Sandals, $495 at Stylebop.
Cara Accessories Bead & Chain Necklace, $48 at Nordstrom.
Double Wrap Rectangle Watch, $32 at Urban Outfitters.
Dior Vernis Nail Enamel, $21 at Nordstrom.

Summer Sun Hats for Under $50

15 Jul

Sandbox Hat, $28 at Roxy

Classic Straw Fedora, $11 at Forever 21

Circle Cutout Floppy Hat, $29 at Arden B.

Circle Cutout Floppy Hat, $29 at Arden B.

Crochet Bucket Hat, $37 at J. Crew

Straw Fedora Hat, $25 at ASOS

Grosgrain Border Straw Fedora, $28 at Nordstrom

Straw Fedora, $13 at Tilly's

Design Meets Fashion

14 Jul

Starting today, every Wednesday I will be guest blogging on Designers Call blog where I will be comparing interior design to fashion, two of my favorite things. Check me out here:

The Tie-Dye Trend

13 Jul

Joie Joann Tie-Dye Linen Top, $168 at Bergdorf Goodman

Rebecca Minkoff Tie Dye Easy Rider Clutch Bag, $618 at ASOS

Tie Dye Snap Wrap, $39 at White & Warren

Reed Evins Women's Tie Dye Suede Ballet Flat, $270 at Endless

Tie Dye Mini Bag, $250 at Tory Burch

Black Tie-Dye Wayfarers, $162 at Oak NYC

Charlie My Love Amiga Sandals, $241 at Farfetch

Summer Dressing

12 Jul

One of my girlfriends was wearing these great skinny cargo pants from J Brand the other day, and I couldn’t get over how stylish they look. Unlike most cargos with bulky unflattering pockets, they are unique and slimming and are a great break from jeans. The utilitarian silhouette pairs well with a floaty tank top, cage sandals and simple jewelry.

J Brand ‘Houlihan’ Skinny Cargo Pants, $231 at Nordstrom.
Kain Silk & Modal Tank, $85 at Net-A-Porter.
Alexander Wang Rounded Square Sunglasses, $325 at Saks.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bow Wow Wow Percy Cross-Body, $222 at Endless.
Sam Edelman Divine Sandal, $99 at Shoebox.
Satya Jewelry Emerald Ganesha Necklace, $118 at Max & Chloe.
Abstract Enamel Bangle, $32 at Lori’s.