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Friday, May 18, 2012

fashion, yo

I decided to do a little post about my Polyvore addiction. Whether its stuff I can't afford (hello Alice and Olivia, stop making stuff I love), or stuff I can't fit into (yet), I LOVE to create sets on Polyvore. I figured I would start posting about them here in a little section I will call "Silhouettes I love".

Most of what I love about fashion can be seen in just the silhouette. I am not huge on prints, although I do love texture. I just really adore a nice, well tailored outfit. You know, the kind that looks chic, but not overdone. Thought out, but not 'planned'. Whether its cutoffs and a tank, or a great dress... there is a right way and a very, very wrong way.

So, let me know what you think!

This is one of my favorites right now, for summer. I think this shape really works on everyone, and depending on the shape of the jacket, can really create an hourglass look without looking va-va-voom! I also love how this can go from day to night, so easily with a little jewelry.
Silhouettes I love...

H M denim jacket
£30 - hm.com

FOSSIL zipper wallet
$23 - endless.com

Amrita Singh cuff bangle
$100 - amritasingh.com

Tom Ford gold shades
£250 - josephm.com

This one, well... I just love it. I think its comfy, and sexy, and fun... and just says, "hey, let's stroll down Venice beach and people watch all afternoon"
Comfy casual

Banded bottom shirt
$15 - evanity.com

Rag & bone mint green pants
$187 - shoplesnouvelles.com

TOMS metallic flat
$69 - nordstrom.com

Dannijo brass bangle
$320 - stylebop.com

Jimmy choo sunglasses
$232 - glassesonweb.com

Steve Madden Bcheroke Messenger Handbag
$110 - piperlime.gap.com

This look is a classic. It's hard for me to pull off, since I think it looks best with thin legs, but with a tunic the right length it can work. The nude wedges certainly help. This is another look that can be totally transformed by a shoes switch-a-roo.
Untitled #18

Kimono sleeve dress
$100 - anthropologie.com

Seychelles wedge sandals
$110 - piperlime.gap.com

Clutch handbag
€55 - modekungen.se

Givenchy enamel jewelry
$34 - nordstrom.com

THis is a fall look that I adore. Every year for the past decade I have sought after the perfect boots, jeans, long length shirts... all to create this cozy, sexy, easy look. I just love it, can you tell?
Comfortable can be awesome, too

Layering shirt
$30 - anthropologie.com

Mid rise jeans
$20 - witchery.com.au

Frye dark brown boots
$379 - heels.com

Mulberry satchel handbag
$1,750 - mulberry.com

Fat Face genuine leather belt
£25 - fatface.com

Crystal hair accessory
$8.90 - windsorstore.com

€36 - nelly.com

H M nail polish
£2.99 - hm.com

IKEA Bondis
$20 - ikea.com

This set... trouser jeans, breezy open knit, a lovely leather bag... what else can I say? an everyday look that is easy and stylish.
Casual and lovely

Isabel Marant linen top
£245 - net-a-porter.com

7 For All Mankind flare leg jeans
$159 - 7forallmankind.com

Lucky Brand leather flat
$69 - bloomingdales.com

Silver bangle
85 SEK - ginatricot.com

H M ring
£3.99 - hm.com

Yves Saint Laurent eyeliner
$29 - barneys.com

NARS Cosmetics thick eyeliner
$27 - bloomingdales.com

This is my favorite 'night out' look. I love the ease of the dress, with the edge of a brightly colored bag and the octo-cuff.
Night out

Viyella polka dot dress
£130 - johnlewis.com

Chinese laundry heels
$89 - endless.com

Yves Saint Laurent tote handbag
£845 - matchesfashion.com

Bangle cuff bracelet
$12 - sourpussclothing.com

What I will be realistically be living in all summer... minus the awesome yet long necklace that my infant son would only pull on all day :)
Summertime awesome

Warehouse blue striped shirt
£38 - johnlewis.com

Striped legging
$59 - shopplanetblue.com

Denim jean shorts
$15 - tillys.com

Steve Madden metallic sandals
$33 - nordstrom.com

Nica summer handbag
£30 - debenhams.com

Jeremy Scott Clutch
€193 - colette.fr

If I could wear only one outfit, my whole life... this would be it. I actually saw this shirt IRL, and didn't get it, and will forever mourn the loss. Do you ever do that? No... just me? Great.
If I had to

So, there you have it. A few of my favorite basic shapes. From day to night, girly to rolling around on the floor with kids. Fun for every shape and size... do you have a favorite? -C


  1. I really like them all, but my fav is the striped shirt jean shorts combo, with the long dress second. I am an apple shape, so I try to accent my legs and hide my belly. The muffin top is my mortal enemy. Not for long though!! :)

  2. At my probably weight I am an hourglass, with thicker legs, so I am pretty much the opposite of you, lol. I hide the thighs and like form fitting waists. However, I had to stop that since I have a spare tire at the moment, lol

  3. I love the Pretty Woman style polka dot dress and the H& M sandals!