My first and only love. Those clean androgynous lines once upon a time were a major salon revolution. Still (surprisingly) Sassoon's style is so edgy and brave, you can rarely see something like this on the streets (of the United States).
I believe in fashion that does not coast thousands of dollars. First of all, I think it's not right to spend so much money on... clothes. It is not green and it's narrow-minded. I certainly appreciate the quality and a beautiful design, but there are so many other wonderful things in life we should spend money on: travel, education, sports... I don't understand bloggers who confess that they don't go out, because they save for a new purse. My philosophy is simple: golden medium and effortlessness in everything. I like to look good, but I will never spend more than $300 on an outfit.
Here, after digging a bit at Marshal's, I have a Helmut Lang Tee and Jessica Simpson Booties - $50 per piece. I also wear BCBG Jacket and Levi's Jeans (hello Gilroy Outlets!).
I don't wear many jewelers. And if I do - I sleep and shower in them, so, they should be made of the high quality materials that don't fade and in a shape that does interfere with my daily activities (nothing grand, spiky or too ornate). Besides, I am insanely picky when it's about another ring or a pair of watch. I'm so picky I can't decide on anything and often end up walking away empty-handed. But lately I found my cornucopia. I love every single piece at LUMO and I love that they are locally based!
(Nope, it's not an advertising. I'm a small community blogger with a few faithful followers and don't post for businesses. But, hey, LUMO, if you want to give me a free ring for this, hell, I'll take it:) ).
As you know, I'm donating lots of stuff nowadays in order to clean my house and spirit for the new stuff experiences. Although it's quit pleasant to know that you help others not asking anything in return, there are ways to donate AND get the return (we are not talking taxes here).
You ship your almost new or gently worn items and get a free gift card! The shipping is paid by the Fashion Project. They sell all the clothes on their website and 55% of the profit goes to your chosen charity. So, you kind of win twice - you donate to a favorite charity AND get a gift card (right now it's Lord&Taylor's).
Your drop whatever clothes you have (even seriously worn or old) in your own bag (prepare to part with the bag) at any H&M location (usually near the cashier) and get various discounts for your next H&M purchase.
And there is always a secondhand, of course, but I'm not a big fan, to be honest. There is something about people going through my stuff and judging it that deeply bothers me.
Well, I didn't. First, I should confess without shame that I really like the Project Runway. It's a great show that helps to learn about fashion, creative process and making it in life (or "make it work" for this matter). What I didn't know that everybody's darling Tim Gunn (oh I love to death his pinstriped suits!) published a couple of books. Pleasant surprise indeed!
My hunt for a perfect silk black top counts many hours of laborious search. It's amazing how many things can go wrong! A top can suddenly appear bell-bottomed, once put on (hate swing!). It can go too short or too long, too tight or loose. Some tops look great, but the cut doesn't allow a braless option. The material is also important. Finally, I found my soul-mate at Express (very similar here)! Also, other options to consider: