February 28, 2015

Six Seventies Staples You Need

Out of all the trends to hit the runways lately, I never thought I'd be so attracted to the groovy looks inspired by the seventies. My mom looked super stylish in the 70s and there's always been a slight influence I've noticed when browsing through the runway shows from fashion week (see my previous post on the history of the seventies trend!); so I'm not surprised that the trend has come back and reinvented itself into a modern fashion today. It's definitely one of those trends that if you're not careful, you can look like a disco queen or super hippie rather than a retro goddess. That's why I've taken the initiative to select the key staples needed to indulge in the trend, complete with a beautiful palette of earth tones and unique textures. Let's get ready with some serious seventies staples!

Faux Fur Coat

Faux real though... this is the staple to choose if you're all about creating the comfiest looks. Oversized shapes are best as they're easy to layer and super versatile. Wear it in earth tones like Altuzarra's super-soft version above or rich jewel tones, with your favorite tailored flared jeans and chunky scarf for a retro-modern mix or opt for a faux leather skirt, chunky heels, and wool hat for a sophisticated seventies vibe.
Flared Bottoms

This is the staple you need if you aren't really into the seventies trend, but still want to channel it somehow. Flared jeans have always been super flattering and they're pretty much the chicest way to wear the 70s. Choose either a super dark denim or a light, retro wash that sits high at the waist. If you're not feeling denim at all, you're in luck, since flared pants in a variety of patterns and fabrics are super in at the moment (as seen on Tom Ford Resort '15 above). It's best to style the pair with wedges and a classic blouse, tee, or tank. Seriously cool vibes here.
Peasant Blouse

An effortless way to wear the seventies trend, I promise you'll feel so relaxed in this piece that you'll never want to wear another blouse again (but please do). Look for a loose fit in silk, crepe de chine, or a soft cotton-muslin and wear either an all-white look as seen on the Chloe S/S '15 runway, with those flared jeans you snagged or your favorite denim cut-offs.
Suede Skirt

I use to wear a lot of suede when I was younger and didn't really know much about trends, stopped wearing it for some silly unknown reason, and now I'm eager to snag an oh-so-soft luxurious suede skirt. I love this piece in dark browns, olives, and camel shades, either in A-line or form-fitting silhouettes, cut short and sexy or knee-length and sophisticated, like at Ralph Lauren's S/S '15 show. Wear yours with tucked-in knits and sleek boots in the cooler months, and transition to delicate blouses or fitted tops paired with sandals when it's warmer.
Printed Dress

The romantic boho-chic trend got a serious luxe makeover for this Spring. Flowy silhouettes are definite eye-catchers in the prettiest floral prints and deep color palettes, like at Gucci's F/W '15 show seen above. The piece truly does speak for itself, so I would keep your overall look minimal with delicate, minimalist jewelry and sleek sandals.
Clogs / Mules

I know, I was never a fan of clogs either. This time around though, the modern take on the platform shoe - along with the less clunky version, the mule - is just too good to pass. The epitome of 70s glamour, in browns, camels, and floral prints (as seen on Prada's S/S runway above), make the perfect go-to retro accessory. Mules are a great alternative to clogs if you're not a fan of the thick round-toe, but still want the seventies feel and height. Wear yours with that bohemian printed dress, midi skirt, or flared jeans. 

February 16, 2015

monday mood | romantic sheers

After a gorgeous, 75-degree weekend in San Francisco, we're back to foggy skies and cool, misty air. My only complaint is that this is the exact shift in weather that gets me sick as ever. Otherwise, I'm excited to whip out my cool-weather jackets again, particularly a new purchase that I've been eager to shoot in for a while now. The eerie skies and voice of the winds also give off a haunting yet beautiful atmosphere, perfect for today's mood: romance a la sheer elements. There's something so intriguing and beautiful about sheer detailing, as seen on the editorials below.


February 14, 2015

valentine's day | lovely lingerie

Happy Valentine's Day, lovelies! I hope you, whether coupled up or not, take this opportunity to remember that you are loved, to love yourself, and to love all around. I don't have any set plans yet, but I believe there may be dinner and dessert involved for tonight (a la my incredible chef roommate, Eve) and a picnic in the park tomorrow, ideal for the gorgeous weather we've been having in San Francisco lately! I was so excited to wake up this morning to the doorbell ringing to find my ASOS lingerie at my doorstep. Perfect timing, right? Below is my super sexy haul (all on sale!). I hope you all have a wonderful and happy Valentine's Day!

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sold out, I love this and this

bra / panties sold out, I love this