10/16/2012

H&M's Next Designer Collab: Maison Martin Margiela



Maison Martin Margiela is the next, and possibly most talked about, designer collaboration with H&M. Known for its oversized, over-the-top, avant-garde edginess, it will be interesting to see how mainstream shoppers react to the brand's high fashion aesthetic. Unlike some past partnerships, it appears as if Margiela has stayed true to it's artistic roots without dialing back in an attempt to please the average shopper. Love it (hello, metallic skinnies) or hate it (goodbye, oversized menswear-inspired suit), this is one collaboration I can't wait to see more of.

Even though the full lookbook isn't yet available online, check out a sneak peek from Refinery29:










What are your thoughts? Will you be heading to H&M to check out the full collection on November 15th? I personally think this is a huge step up from the gaudy disappointment of H&M's last collaboration with Anna Dello Russo (who has an amazing and unique sense of style that one should never attempt to recreate for the masses…).



10/12/2012

Outfit Post: Who's Your Tiger?


This has been a big week for Detroit fans. After a slow and frustrating start, the Tigers managed to turn the season around and join the American League Division Series, ultimately beating the Oakland A's, keeping the Tigers hopes alive for a 2012 World Series title. In addition to the excitement of the games, it was also the end of Detroit Restaurant week. For this week's outfit, I wanted my clothes to reflect my support for the Tigers, but still be dinner appropriate for an upscale restaurant. I chose to forgo the jeans and team t-shirt look for the always classic blazer and jeans combo in the Tigers' orange and navy colors. Go Tigers!



 The puppy proudly dons a mesh Tiger Scarf


top: h&m
jacket: j.crew
jeans: gap
boots: old j.crew (similar here)
clutch: vintage (similar here)
watch: old asos (similar here)
bracelet: old asos (similar here)
earrings: target (similar here)

10/09/2012

Zara Home: {Gold} Rush

Gold Rush

Gold Rush


Today, the cult fashion favorite Zara, finally launched Zara Home in it's US market. Like the brand's clothes, the home line includes classic, fun, and affordable decor items. While they offer a range of styles, it was the variety of gold accents that caught my eye and are the perfect way to add some glitz and glamour to your decor this holiday season.

Be sure to check out the site soon -- they are offering free shipping for the entire month of October!

10/05/2012

Outfit Post: {Toronto} Sightseeing


Anyone who knows me knows that this outfit exemplifies my daily uniform: big scarf, skinny jeans, and boots. I basically live in these items three out of four seasons. This was the perfect "get up and go" outfit that was both comfy and warm enough for a day of sightseeing around Toronto.






jacket: old nordstrom (similar here)
skinny jeans: j brand
boots: old j. crew (similar here)
leopard scarf: old forever21 (similar here)
bag: pitaya (similar here)