Monday, January 18, 2010

Resolutions (A bit late...)

I know it's late to be writing about New Year's Resolutions, but I decided to share some of my style-related resolutions for this year.

1. No sweats/pajamas in public
It's hard. Believe me I know. Last semester, I literally rolled out of bed, pulled on a hoodie over my pj's and went to my 8 am just like that. Bedhead, unwashed face and all. It's not so much about wearing legit pants as it is about looking presentable. If I have time to pull on a hoodie, I have time to slip on a dress instead. And for those days when I'm just feeling under the weather and want to be comfortable, I did myself a favor and bought myself a pair of sweater tights. I can pair them with my comfy suede boots, a loose dress or tunic and an oversized cardigan and I'll be perfectly comfortable AND presentable.

2. Wear something other than black
Black is easy and fun and just happens to be the go-to color for band tees, I guess. The point is, my wardrobe is full of it. I'm going to make a point of buying some versatile pieces with color. For example, I recently bought a red blazer and several pairs of different colored tights.

3. Introduce heels to my wardrobe
I love love love high heels. My problem is that I can't walk in them. Well, the only way to get better is to practice, and I shall be doing a lot of that this year. I bought a few pairs of wedges and heeled boots to start with and pretty soon I may be wearing stiletto pumps.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My latest fashion obsession is Modcloth!
Modcloth is a vintage-inspired indie clothing website which is pretty much amazing. Some of their stuff is a little pricy, but you can still find some great deals. You'll find everything here from blouses to tees to jeans to shoes, but my favorite part of Modcloth is the dresses. I love to look through them all.

There are two nifty features I discovered when dress-browsing. The first is that with each item, Modcloth gives you suggestions as to what to wear with it. I got a lot of good ideas from reading these suggestions. Also, I noticed this little thing that said I could consult a stylist.
I have been looking for a breezy summer dress that would be flattering for my specific figure that I can buy when spring rolls around. I decided that I would give this chat thing a shot. I signed into the chat system in a pop-up window and was connected with Autumn. I told Autumn what I was looking for and she gave me a few suggestions. (The window doesn't show what you type, which was confusing at first, but don't worry, the other end does receive your messages.)
These were the suggestions that Autumn gave me. I'm not a fan of the third one, but I like the others. The first two are great, but I think I like the second one better. I decided to continue browsing on my own since there are just so darn many dresses on this website.These are my favorite dresses that I came up with after searching the site. It took a while.
And after it all, I am no closer to picking a dress! There are just so many great ones!

If you haven't checked out yet, DO IT NOW! There really is something for everyone, I think.

Currently listening to: "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" The Smiths

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Zooey Deschanel/Summer Finn

Last night, Cassidy and I watched (500) Days of Summer (which, by the way, has the best soundtrack EVER) and I was inspired to write this post about Summer Finn's style and of course the style of the lady who played her- Zooey Deschanel. I've been a Zooey fan for quite a while. I love how she manages to look great without showing off a lot of skin. That's something you don't see a lot in Hollywood. Despite that, I wouldn't really call Zooey demure. Her wardrobe is whimsical and quirky. She's very vintage and very charming.

You should probably check out her folk duo She & Him. Just sayin'. She has an amazing voice.

In the movie, Summer's style is a lot like Zooey's. Her outfits are very vintage and feminine but not provocative. She looks breezy and classy and almost everything she wore made me think of Summer (the season). I'm guessing that was intentional. She wears a lot of light and neutral colors, wide leg pants and roomy dresses.

Oh, and the movie was great. I'm generally not a fan of romantic movies, but this one was different. I don't want to spoil anything if you haven't seen it, so I'll just shut up right about now.

Currently listening to: "Hero" Regina Spektor