Lupita Covers Vogue, Again!

Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of the upcoming October Vogue. This makes the second cover in a row that Vogue has featured a black woman, and it’s Lupita’s second cover for Vogue (her first was in July of 2014). These are all good things. What’s even better is the photo spread inside. Continue reading “Lupita Covers Vogue, Again!”

So, I Guess the Lauren Conrad Collection is Okay?

Say what you want about Lauren Conrad (she’s basic, she’s boring, she’s bland), but the chick has one serious business head on her shoulders. She has parlayed a reality tv show part into a mini empire that includes, books, clothes, accessories, and more. Continue reading “So, I Guess the Lauren Conrad Collection is Okay?”

Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal Give Serious Suit Envy at the ESPYS

Last night, everyone’s imaginary high school cool couple stepped out to promote their latest movie, Southpaw, at the ESPYS. Continue reading “Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal Give Serious Suit Envy at the ESPYS”

Suit Jacket Required

So, my dear friend from  middle school is getting married this weekend. This will be the first wedding I have attended in over 4 years. Man, have I missed free alcohol and crappy DJ music.

Since it’s still early spring, I’m going to wear a suit. I had bought this awesome Marc Jacobs dress (similar to this dress) from Uptown Cheapskate, but alas, it is still not warm enough.

I’m excited to wear my make-shift- suit to her wedding. I really wanted to wear a jumpsuit, but I do not have $1,700. Sorry Derek Lam. And after reading this horrible crap yesterday, I feel like sticking it to convention in any way that I can.

If you’re like me, wanting to spice it up a bit in the formal attire arena, check out these for some inspiration.

After the show is the After-Party!

Obviously everyone saved their fun/risque/awesome dresses for the Oscar’s After-Party because the dresses worn to the actual event were fairly safe and boring. Aside from Rosamund Pike, Jennifer Lopez,  and Zoe Saldana everyone else seemed to tow the line and color inside the boxes.

Best After Party Dresses

Zac by Zac Posen – Spring 15 RTW

It’s as if Zac Posen thought to himself, “Hmmmm, how would Makea dress if she had her dream life?” , and then proceeded to design this collection. The Spring 2015 RTW Zac collection is lovely and understated in the best way. With bright separates that are emboldened by geometric prints and watercolors, this collection embodies the springtime’s promise of freshness. The sharp separates are the ultimate in downtown girl chic. I would happily wear it all. I’d be the best-dressed lady in line at Target. Hands. Down.

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J.Crew and the Tale of the Sundrenched Culottes

Spring is often a time of fresh flowers, rain showers, bad movies, and ill-fated online dates. What’s not to love? There’s never a shortage of well meaning friends who want you to “get back out there” and “meet your destiny”. Well, this time around, you’ll be ready for them. Debuting their best attempt at making you just about as undateable as possible, J.Crew presented their Spring 2015 Ready to Wear collection in all its washed out glory. Culottes, boxy jackets in tea stained whites, oatmeal brown separates, and varying shades of denim make up this collection that is half fashionable half EH. 

Boxy jackets are a hard look to pull off and rarely do you see it anywhere south of Manhattan. And the culottes, well, they’re in full force. I am not completely opposed to culottes, I just wish they weren’t so persistent in their existence. Per say. That being said, I love the stripes and maritime elements that popped up here and there in the collection. Everyone (yea, everyone) seems to equate springtime with sailing and boats. What is it with preppy people and boats?


Time To Start Saving: Altuzarra For Target Lookbook Released!

Target has done it again. The latest designer collaboration is going to be a massive hit. I really hope I’m able to buy all the items I want, because I am not trying to scour eBay and pay 3times as much. Check out the complete lookbook for Altuzarra’s collection for Target below and mark your calendars for September 14th!


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Romping Around

Ever since the romper bounced it’s way back into style last summer, I’ve been scouting for one to add to my wardrobe. The challenge was finding one that was not only age appropriate, but also suited for my body and proportions. Too often I was left with sagging crotch, baggy behind and drooping bodice. I was beginning to loose hope. Until, I stumbled upon Trashy Diva‘s Pinterest page. There it was, in all of it’s seer-suckered glory; the Lena Romper

The fitted waist ensured that my narrow waist wouldn’t get lost in the fabric. The sweetheart bodice would properly showcase my chest and bring the eye up, allowing the full shorts to hide my more ample bottom. It was love at first pin.

I understand rompers aren’t for everyone and some people do feel they tend to make you look like you’re an overgrown tot lot escapee. But! It all depends on how you wear it and carry yourself. The Lena Romper is a grown ass woman’s romper. It’s fun, yet sexy. Charming, yet classy. Now, all I need is a BBQ to wear it to. Ahem, I’m waiting…

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