Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to Basics!

Going into the first week of school for this fall, I soon realized back to school meant getting back in style. We’ve all had at least one month of languorous summer break, the humidity is gone and isn’t fall just the best time ever! I simply love college! Not like Asher Roth, but in a way that it’s like a giant human collage representing our own individual styles. So without much a due, the must haves this season..........


Denims: Lots of it!! Denim is my fav fabric for fall, its tough, its laid-back and its à la mode! Denim racer-backs, rompers, jumpsuits, dresses, vests, jackets, you name it. It’s so casual that it blends into the school stream yet you make a statement.

Next, Chiffon: rainbows of it!! I’m in love with the camel chiffon maxi, it’s a total OMG, and the romantic patterned chiffon blouses and dresses are to dye for… get it?? (my attempt at intelligent humor)

Then Plaid: boxes of it!! Nothing says 90s like some grunge, oversized flannel plaid, celebrities have sported this look on and off, and it still is a rage!!

 Lastly, Dr. Martens: Full of Sole!! I just love it when goth goes glam, and even though this did start last fall, it is definitely becoming a fall staple this year (thanks to Steve Madden, and Material Girl). From black to beige, and neon green to hot pink, just pick a shade - pair it with shorts, dresses, minis or jeggings- and you’re good to go!

These are just my fall basic must-haves for school and I hope they are insightful, but you all know nothing beats college wear than your school team-spirit tees!!
Goooo Jaguars!! USA!


** All the pictures have been copied from search engines. None are mine!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jackson’s Gone….but the Jacket Remains!!

Inspired by the late Michael Jackson, with his impeccable style in fashion and music, this winter let us pay tribute to Jackson by adorning the military jackets!! Whoever said Fall had to be dull, cold and boring!!?? We can edge it up, glam it up to make it the hottest winter!!
Celebrities are going crazy for it and I may just know why. Its just the perfect fitting, the slight puff-straight shoulder, the edginess and the way it completes a look…its the winters best trend, and I have a feeling its here to stay. It can be classic, like the all black and white affair, or being bold with the blue and the red, both has its own statement, just pick one which is more you. The military jacket can be worn with a pair of skinny jeans or can be funky with a pair of shorts. You can even go “Trench” style for the much colder months ahead…I’m telling you, you’ll never wanna take them off!!! …Plus, the military jacket is the perfect way to go from a day look to the night, with some help from the shoe department**.
Remember, you own the jacket so make it your own, and be creative and dress it up or down.. anyway you want, after all fashion is what you create! And to whoever said the military jackets were only for the punks! …think again! Am I right, ladies????  We came, We saw and We conquered!! and plus ....WE DO IT BETTER!

** Clogs are to die for right now, check out Jessica Simpson and Steve Madden.

PS. You know its a seller when even "K-mart" has it and advertises it through VOGUE!! True Story.

**All pictures have been copied from search engines, none of 'em are mine.

Monday, August 16, 2010

WHITE is Right!!

I know it’s not fashionably correct to use humid and denim in the same sentence, but I think its time for a revelation. We all have, at the least, one pair of jeans, a pair of denim shorts (don’t you just love ‘em!!), denim jacket and everything worth having in denim!! I know we love the blue, the gray, the black, the washed, the bleached denim, but now say hello to the white denim. Yes, White!! Unfortunately, I have to admit ‘Govinda’ and ‘Mithun’ might have had a hand in this up roaring fashion trend, but hey! Who cares when it looks so good on you? White denim is a must-have this season as it gives a very cool and fresh feel, just perfect for the scorching heat. White denims scream elegance yet on the other hand it has a daring statement of itself. While denims in general have a very stuffy and rigid look to it, denim in the whitest-hue has a dramatic soothing effect. The white denim can be teamed up with anything, bright bold colors or a head-to-toe white (be careful to accentuate it with bold accessories). You can wear white denims everywhere, from a casual outing to a classy night out and it is also for the very feminine, say white jeans with a floral top, or someone more edgy, like white jeans and Dr. Martens. The only downfall to white denims or white fabrics commonly is that it is high maintenance so do opt for a sunny day to wear it! So, take your pick with denim, skinny jeans or cropped capris, jackets or vests, shorts or shirts, just remember its gotta be WHITE!

PS. Those who don’t know what Govinda and his friends wore years ago, Google them and keep fashion tabs because the 90’s are having a serious comeback!!

** All the pictures have been taken from search engines. None are mine, except the one with me!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Your Saleness!!

If there is one thing that gets me all hyped up other than Harry Potter, (Twilight sucks I’m a total die-hard fan btw ) it’s a STORE WIDE SALE!! And when I got an email stating that I had just missed the first week sale of the Iris Boutique, I jumped right into it. Don’t worry, it’s nothing like that sale in the movie ‘Shopaholic’ where the girls are fist-punching over Gucci boots but yes, it does get a little intimidating. You have to get into combat zone when you enter a store, leaving your manners at the door and leaving no-one or nothing behind. You don’t second guess, you just grab everything you like, and then you try it and finally decide. Alas, all the nice, fitting clothes were long gone :( and it also did occur to me that I could grow into a size medium, hmm?? but that wasn’t very wise, was it!! Luckily, I discovered a Victorian silhouette ring amidst a heap of necklace, and it has this old elegant feel to it and the blue hue gives it a cool summer vibe... I totally fell in love right then!! and walked away from the boutique feeling like a Queen!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Blog #1

Rags to Revolution: I know I’m being too ambitious with my phrase there but a girl can try! I'm not a slave to fashion but I do have a flair for it so I would love to take you with me as I explore the fashion world with my own quirky sense of style. Love it. Hate it. And don't make me wear the lizard/snake printed lycra leggings!(yes, I’m guilty, but to my defense it was only $10 at Forever21!) Please be patient with me as I do tend to digress a lot, because fashion to me is my reflection and sometimes it’s more of "me" than just being fashion! Lastly, happy reading!