I love Patricia Field. I love how she infused so much fashion and style into a lil show, some of you may know it, its called Sex and the City. Well, Patricia Field was responsible for all the costume choices on both the show and both films. She also was responsible for the costumes on The Devil Wears Prada.
In fact, Anne Hathway wore this bag that was to die for, a Patricia Field, which i scoured the internet searching for and scored on ebay.
Oprah magazine had an interview with Patricia Field which I found interesting. Here is a woman responsible for helping set some of pop culture's greatest trends (see America's obssession with all things Manolo, Carrie's tulle skirt and flower pin) and when asked what the best shoes are, she replies "Ugg boots and Havaianas flip-flops are the most comfortable, the easiest to run around in, they hold up and they're affordable. If I feel like wearing my flip-flops in winter, I have those Japanese split-toe socks. For me, fashion is function." I have been battling with the Uggs/flip-flop issue for quite some time now. How can I say I love all things fashion and then resort to sporting Uggs during the winter months? My excuse has always been that as a commuter, there is no way my feet can handle commuting in the cold, rain and snow in pretty pumps or heels. I need to get to my destination fast and Uggs are so comfortable and suit the need perfectly. The same can be said for flip-flops. In the summer months, its just so easy to grab of pair of flops and rush out the door so its was refreshing to read that even those fashionistas high atop the totem pool of the fashion world can't seem to stray away from the comfort of Uggs and simple flip-flops.
I'm wearing a repeat outfit from last summer as the temps today are expected to be sizzling. I needed my hair pulled back and out of my face, bare shoulders and a fresh face. I added a bracelet and changed the shoes from patent leather peep toes to leather pumps from the last time I wore this outfit to make it its own and not have it be an exact carbon copy; almost exact but not all the way.
* black pencil skirt - Victoria Secret * hot pink tank - Old Navy * black pumps - Guess
Here's another blogger inspired outfit, this time from DomesticateSophisticate. As a wardrobe blogger, I'm always getting ideas on outfits and accessories from my fellow bloggers. Its like flipping through a fashion mag sometimes and finding new ways to remix and refresh your current pieces. Keep the inspiration coming ladies!
* beige pleated skirt - Victoria Secret * blue pin strip oxford shirt - Ralph Lauren Polo * brown tall boots - Colin Stuart
I'm wearing a repeat outfit, but sometimes, if it aint broke don't fix it. I just recently came across the Chic on the Cheap blog and she had this great post about repeating outfits and how before she started blogging she would repeat outfits, but now as a blogger "it suddenly felt wrong to wear the same outfit twice - now everyone would know." LOL. Thats how I feel sometimes!! So I try to change up the shoes, switch out a new top, add a jacket, something to make it different from the last time I wore it, but sometimes, comfort, convenience and knowing in your head that the outfit works makes it so easy to repeat.
* wide legged jeans - Roxy * white top - America Rag Co.
* grey cardi/sweater - Express
* zebra print flats - Steve Madden
* red patent leather bag - Angie & Loa (viaTarget )
I love my lil blue dress. I found this at H&M (they're sizing is all sorts of wrong). I had to go up 2 dress sizes and almost didn't buy this dress because I couldn't fathom owning a size so large. That was until my co-worker suggested cutting the size tag out so I wouldn't feel like a fatty. ¡Viola!
It has pockets!!
* blue sheath dress - H&M * black patent leather strap pumps - Anne Michelle