A Side of Mustard

LOFT Top, American Eagle Jeans, BCBG Heels, J. Crew Clutch

I love a monochromatic look.  I wear head to toe black practically every other day.  When it comes to mustard yellow though, I tend to err on the side of caution.  It’s one of the few shades of yellow that I can wear as a blonde, and I do not take that lightly.  I find that this shade works best for me in small doses and in a modest cut.  I really like the feminine feel this top gives to my distressed boyfriend jeans, and it’s simplicity allows me to have fun with accessories, like a red lip, color-blocked clutch, and leopard print slingbacks.

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An Evening With Mr. Wu

An Evening With Mr. Wu

Saks Off Fifth Leather Jacket, LOFT Top and Sunglasses, H&M Pants, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, Vintage Diamond Earrings, Necklace, and Turquoise and Diamond Rings, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Pinky Ring, F21 Purse

Yesterday evening Max and I went to The Institute of Contemporary Art to hear ‘Jason Wu in Conversation.’  To say that I had a wonderful time would be an understatement.  Mr. Wu was charming, inspiring, intelligent, witty, and modest.  It was a real joy to hear him speak.  Basically, he’s someone that I would love to be friends with, and not just for the obvious fashion designer perks, but because he seemed like a wonderful person.  Mr. Wu was completely fascinating.  I share his belief in owning both practical and impractical pieces in your wardrobe, and his love of feathers, beading, and a little bit of lace.  Clothes are all about fantasy and fun, and fashion is combining that in a functional and wearable way, most of the time.  Personally, I have always admired Jason Wu’s talent and I love his romantic and very feminine aesthetic.  It seems as if Max really enjoyed himself as well last night, as he has declared Jason Wu his favorite women’s wear designer!  Overall, I hope that was not my last encounter with Mr. Wu and I wish him so much more success in his future!

As for my look, stripes and florals almost always go together, as long as they’re in the same pallet.  Heels and a leather jacket never hurt anyone either.

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Starry Night Meets Field of Flowers

Starry Night Meets Field of Flowers

Saks Off Fifth Blouse and Skirt, Shoedazzle Booties, LOFT Sunglasses, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Necklace, Givenchy Rouge Passion Gloss

This is not your everyday look, but it might be a nice option for an art gala, a fancy dinner party, or a new exhibit opening at a museum.  The black and white star patterned top and the floral skirt add a whimsical element when worn together, but the dark color pallet keeps things sophisticated while still staying fun.  I’m not planning on going to any of those functions in the near future, but if I were to receive a last minute invitation I would be prepared.

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