So I'm back from Hawaii, and currently moving into my college dorm room. Woohoo! I'll post some pics of the decorating when it's all completed. Anyways, in the mean time, I put together some pretty, craveable things for a little inspiration.
Traced Twirls Dress, $158 at anthropologie.com, Garden District Dress, $298 at anthropologie.com, AG Stevie Cords, $158 at anthropologie.com: One of my favorite fall looks was the fit/flare '50s inspired dress from Louis Vuitton. They're modest, sexy, retro, and surprisingly refreshing all at the same time. And also very expensive. For a cheaper alternative, try this Anthropologie dress. It has the same silhouette, with the sweetheart/halter neckline, and the just below the knee length, a-line skirt. I'd pair it with a pink or cobalt belt, for a fun pop of color. It's hard to see the detail on that red dress in the picture, but it has adorable corset detailing on the sides. I love it because the cut and print are all innocent, vintage inspired sundress, and then the corset and neckline detailing are all bad--S&M inspired edginess. I don't think I've owned a pair of pants aside from jeans since middle school. I'm just not a pants person. But there's something about corduroys that appeals to me. They're so collegiate, and I like how they have a suede-like texture. I think they could be an interesting alternative to jeans, equally casual-chic, but just as comfy.
Paul & Joe Prasline Asymmetric Wool-Crepe Dress, $575 at net-a-porter.com, Elizabeth and James Belle du Jour Dress, $365 at net-a-porter.com, Alexander McQueen Cotton Gold Print T-Shirt, $320 at net-a-porter.com: I just realized that these next two pieces are cocktail dresses with bows at the neckline. I guess that's the theme today? I like them both because they contrast the typically girly, flouncy bow with a minimalist color palette and cut. The Paul & Joe dress is a little more polished and retro, with it's one shoulder and shift-like cut, whereas the LBD is a little more modern and sexer, especially given it's bondage-esque back. That LBD is really calling to me. It's so ingenue meets femme fatal. This last shirt is a sweet little tribute to McQueen. It has some very British-seeing lions with a crown, and then the plaque in the middle that reads "the great Alexander." It's a fitting memento to the iconic British designer.
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