2012 Trend: Wet Look Leggings

The leggings this year were not your standard cotton/spandex blend that can be worn to the gym or under a dress. The shiny, bright colors look like body-paint on your legs are best worn with a long t-shirt, but they certainly are a fun way to stay covered. These are my picks:

Asos.com- $27

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Romwe.com- $28

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Urban Outfitters, BAMBAM- $49

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American Apparel- $42

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2012 Trend: Bubble Necklace

In the final month before we enter 2013, I wanted to dedicate all posts to fashionable moments from 2012.

The bubble necklace is one trend I never reported on, but it was (and still is) having a major moment since summer. It is a necklace that is made of round colored beads that fall like a symmetrical chandelier with the middle section hanging past the other two sides. What’s great about wearing one in the winter is you get to add a little warmth to your wardrobe with fond memories of hammock days without the chilly regret of wearing sandals in the snow. Perfect for brightening up a black ensemble.These are my picks:

J.Crew- $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olive+Piper.com- $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nimli.com- $30

 

 

Not Your Middle School Backpack

I used to despise backpacks. I would leave school hunched over from the weight of three dense paperbacks, two textbooks, and an assortment of pens, markers, and highlighters and then clutch my six notebooks in a firm grip wishing I could just plop everything into a beautiful Birkin bag. I never stopped at my locker, so my backpack was by my side all day long. As a result of its permanent presence I wanted something stylish. If clothing was a representation of who I was, then surely my scuffed and worn accessory was too. While some had initials or pink straps I never saw one that had the room for my stuff and a cute design. The best I found was a bag marked with pink initials and thickly padded shoulder straps. But the children of today have fantastic options. If you’re not in school you can use a backpack to tote your computer to the library, stow it in the locker room at the gym, or use it as a piece of luggage. Only backpacks like these can make you think about middle school wistfully. These are my picks:

Asos.com- $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aeropostale- $20

 

 

 

 

 

Topshop- $56

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria’s Secret Pink- $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Outfitters, Kimchi Blue- $59

1 Dress 3 Ways

Some people think only gray sweaters, basic t-shirts, or black pencil skirts can be worn in multiple way, but even crazy clothing can be versatile. Here is an Ark and Co. dress worn three different ways:

What you cannot see is that in addition to the zip-up front, the dress also has an open back. If you wanted to wear it to work you could try a jacket or thick sweater but then you can’t take it off for the rest of the day. Instead, I paired it with a button-down which ruffle on either side of the buttons. Although the pattern features navy, not black, the under layer is black so I was able to match the shirt, the shoes, and tights.

I picked the blazer for a light business casual look. Because I shed the opaque tights, this could be appropriate for an after work party. The hemline is still above my knees so I stuck with the gold buckle shoes with a thick, 1.5 inch heel. I also added some jewelry to make it more glamorous like these peal and rhinestone earrings.

We probably won’t be seeing feather as much as last winter so the hairband is a tribute to the flirty feather skirts that rocked last season. This outfit was also about having fun and looking youthful so I added a studded belt, glitzy sandals, and another layer of tulle by layering a skirt underneath the dress. There are no pictures of the back, but because I left my shoulders bare it also means more skin. Since it’s so busy in the front I think it would be fun to add the long necklace in the second look and wear it so it hangs backward. It’s never a bad thing to mix it up! To buy what I’m wearing go to: StyleSays.com/fashionscoopamy

 

 

Election Day

Today I have two outfits to share, both featuring a white and blue pinstripe shirt. The looks are here to show you how easy it is to take the top you wear to the polling booth and redesign it into something that is suitable for an election results  party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirt- Abercrombie
Skirt- Vintage
Purse- Coach
Belt- H&M
Headband- Icing
Shoes- Cole Haan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skirt- Express
Shoes- Valenti Franco

 

Orange And Black? I Won’t Take It Back.

Happy Halloween! I tend to stay away from orange and black on most occasions to avoid looking like a whitchy Jack-o’-lantern, but with the brass buttons and the gold notches on the boots it made the Halloween style more doable. I wore this on a mini-trip and the orange sweater was perfect for layering and mixing with jeans and skirts. Plus, with the light wool material was safe to ball up in a suit case knowing that it wouldn’t wrinkle. Although the skirt is short, wearing it with furry lined boots and black tights made it more appropriate for the chilly fall weather.

Sweater- Gap
Skirt- Nannette Lepore
Necklace- Vintage
Tights- Nine West
Boots- Indigo by Clarks