While most of us pounded the pavement in our dreary duds, this past week, the streets of New York City were hustling and bustling with vibrant designers, models and fashion’s elite. And if you think Lady Gaga’s outfits are over the top, then you should see what’s in store for Fall 2011 according to the Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week.
But along with the bold and bizarre were some pretty classic styles that might actually make their way into our closets. We’ve rounded up videos from some of the most stylish runway shows so you can get a taste of the Big Apple no matter what city you live in.
With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s time to select an outfit you’ll be thankful for as you’re (gracefully) stuffing your face with turkey. Slip into one of these long sleeve dresses, and you’ll steal the spotlight from the giant bowl of mashed potatoes that everyone is bound to be grabbing for.
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It always helps to have an outfit that can pull double duty, wearable both day and night. It can be quite easy to turn your summer day look into a night ensemble with just a few accessory switches.
A large, hobo bag is your best friend on a busy day. You can only pull off straw accessories like this Gap bag in the summer, so rock it while you can.
At night you don’t need to carry much, so a clutch is easy and compact. Brown leather clutches, like this envelope clutch from Urban Outfitters, are a lighter, more summery version of the typical black.
Embrace summer with beach-y jewelry. You can’t quite wear a seashell around your neck come December, so wear simple accessories like this Tiffany’s inspired starfish necklace while it’s still warm.
Make a statement at night. Tiered necklaces, like this one from Lauren by Ralph Lauren, really stand out and easily dress up your look.
Practical and cute, a sun hat is sun protection and summer style all in one. This summer, the floppier the better, like this ribbon tied, terry cloth hat from Juicy Couture.
No need for a hat at night; instead pull your hair back and wear a pair of big, attention grabbing earrings. This pair from Kenneth Cole are gorgeous, but not gaudy.
Kristin finally admits her problem — she’s a true shopaholic. There’s absolutely nothing she needs (her two closets are overflowing as it is). She’s vowed to stop shopping until May 16th, and she invites you to join her each Monday during this trying time.
Woah – can’t believe I am on my last week of my first month of NO SHOPPING. It’s actually getting a lot easier now to not shop. I don’t have as many urges and I don’t “forget” as often that I can’t spend money. Granted, there are plenty of things that I would love to snatch up when I see them in stores, but I have come to terms with the fact that I just can’t. Then again, I’m sure that when it warms up a bit more, I’m going to tempted to get some brand new delightful spring purchases. It’s definitely helping that I am tired of winter clothes and don’t want to buy any more.
I will once again apologize for the photos I will subject you to in just a second. Especially on Friday/Saturday when I was getting ready to go out with my roomie. We were very excited to see how many free drinks we could mooch off of unsuspecting bar patrons.
Hangover moping/Being an awesome friend
Why am I awesome? Because at 10 pm I went out with my friend when all I wanted to do was sleep. This is the text I got from him. “I have to go to XXX’s. He wants me to have drinks with these ugly, weird girls. Will you come with me so they won’t try to hook up with me?”
I thought about saying no and making his life miserable for him/funnier for me, but I felt bad and caved.
Ladies and gents — well most likely just ladies — I bought the most faboosh boots last night on sale at Aldo. I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything new anytime soon, but I just couldn’t pass them up, they were just what I had been looking for for months. So in honor of the new loves of my life, I bring you all things fabulous and cognac, a color brought to us from the hue gods.