Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall 09 Look of the Day: Belted Dresses

Look of the Day: Belted Dresses.

Wide belts work great for flowly dresses, giving them shape.

Oscar de La Renta 2010:
Sophie Theallet 2010:
Summer - Fall Transition: Here's your last chance to wear some of those summer dresses! Toss aside those flip flops and put on some heels, throw on a belt and a caridigan like Megan fox and Leighton Meester. The belt adds shape and gives the dress an edge. Choose a belt and cardigan color that brings out the fall hues of the dress. A gray or black cardigan can work wonders- smoothing out even the strongest summer colors; making them more fall wearable.

Megan Fox:

Leighton Meester

For Fall grays, try a colorful belt - it takes away the sometimes 'aging' or 'dull' effect gray dresses can sometimes have and brings the look to life.

E.Y. Wada

My Belt Pick: Anthropologie's Grand Proportions Belt:

From Anthropologie's Website: Wide leather, bold brass and oversized stitches add larger-than-life character to this stretchy cincher. 3 inches wide. $68

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall 2009 Must Have: Shiny and Metallic Tights

Shiny and Metallic tights are all over the runways this Fall. They bring a combination of edge and sophistication to pencil skirts, cocktail dresses, and LBDs.

Chanel - gold:

Gold isn't wearable for every occasion but bronze and smoke would look incredible with a simple flowly dress of a simliar color. My favorite pairing: pencil skirts and shiny tights.
Anne Valerie - bronze:

Jenny Packham - Smoke

Collette Dinnigan -black:

Behnaz Sarafpour - black:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ports 1961 Fall 2009 Picks - Cream and Gold

With all the black and gray on the runways for fall its nice to see cream and gold and Ports 1961 does a phenomenol job with the combo.

Freida Pinto Chanel Inspired Black Chain Swag

Freida Pinto's Chanel dress with black chain swag brooch was absolutely regal and now it looks like you can get a similar black swag at White House Black Market.
Freida Pinto in Chanel:

White House Black Market's Jet Hematite Chain Swag:

From White House Black Market's website:
Elegant crystal-and-chain swag transforms basic dresses, jackets and pants into pi├Ęces de r├ęsistance. Glass crystals; nickel-free hematite-hued metal. 27". Pin back.

Freida's Chanel :
White House Black Market:
Now being that it is only 27 inches, it won't sit as low as Freida's if you pin it to your shoulders, but I can definetly see it having that similar sweeping royal/imperial effect.

It's past Labor Day so a white dress might not be an option right now. For fall you can wear it with a deep red or emerald sheath dress to give it that same regal feel or save it until Spring to wear with a white sheath.