Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wanted Items: 6/17-6/23

Purple - Karlie
Blue - Kinsey

  1. Shorts  Ombre Shorts:  I found these shorts while I was making a polyvore set and they are AMAZING!  I love the ombre affect and the bright colors!  Any bright colored shorts or patterned shorts are perfect for summer!  Definitely need to pick up a pair soon!
  2. Dolce Vita dressDolce Vita Basia Maxi Dress:  We both first saw this look while watching the most recent episode of Pretty Little Liars, Kingdom of the Blind.  Spencer's (Troian Bellisario) look is perfect in so many ways!  The maxi skirt screams summer and the belt she paired it with ties it together.  Her outfit couldn't get any better!
  3. Handbag  Urban Expressions Blake Satchel (in brown):  Perfect day to day bag!  Its big enough to hold all your stuff and still looks adorable!  Plus the neutral color will go well with almost anything you wear!
  4. URBANEARS Headphones:  I pretty much fell in love with these headphones from the first time I saw them.  My friend had them at school and was showing me how you can plug in multiple headphones into the ear flaps.  They look super cute and are super helpful in a group of people.  Hopefully I can get them soon!
  5. Ditsy Daisy Bustier:  Love this corset top!  Goes well with pretty much anything: high waisted shorts, maxi skirts, or jeans.  And the back is super cute!

Hope everyone is having a great day!
xoxo, Karlie and Kinsey

Monday, June 18, 2012

From Runway to Your Closet: Giambattista Valli Spring Summer 2011

While some may think you have to spend tons of money to get a look right off the runway, it's super simple to find more affordable alternatives.

Monochrome Pairings:
H&M Slim Jeans
Zara False Pocket T-Shirt

For the first and last look, which are pretty much the same but with solids and prints, all you have to do is make sure your shirt and pants have the same print or are the same solid color.  For the shirt, you want to find a t-shirt with a pocket, like this false pocket tee from Zara.

High Low Hem Dress:
The second look is a simple flow-y chiffon strapless dress.  Valli uses a more dramatic form of the high low hem.  He has a shorter hem in the front that suddenly becomes a longer hem without any gradual change.  This dress from Nordstrom's is designed with a more gradual change, but nonetheless captures the same effect.  The material mimics the dress created by Valli and is very similar besides the pattern.

Fur Coat:

Mango Straight-Cut Dress
ASOS Faux Fur Coat
This third look is more for winter with the faux fur coat.  The dress underneath is a simple shift dress.  The goal is to have a dress without any particular shape; you want it to be straight-cut.  If it is colder where you live for winter, you could add a simple pair of tights to keep you warmer.  The look created my Valli has a collared fur coat, however, this coat from ASOS could be used to create the same look with a scarf or a embellishment necklace.

Giambattista Valli Spring Summer Show

xoxo Karlie and Kinsey