January 31, 2012

Dots, and Swirlies, and Stripes. Oh my!

Last mentioned {here}, here's what T wore to go watch the inspiring works of Diavolo.

{Shirt- thrifted, Tights- borrowed from my mom, Shoes- Papaya, Scarf- gifted, Necklace- Buffalo Exchange, Cardigan- gifted}

January 30, 2012

I'm a Lady, I am

Have you ever seen a more elegant lady? Last referenced {here}, A was looking elegant to go and see Diavolo.

{Dress- Modcloth, Shoes- Nordstroms, Headband- Juicy}

January 29, 2012


Long time no post huh? Well hopefully this makes up for it a little...

They're even better in person. If you can believe it, this is what I did on Friday. Missed history and english in order to walk over with my class to Stanford to watch the Diavolo dance company. What A and I wore coming soon :)

Can your Friday even compare to this?

January 18, 2012

Blair waldorf: college beauty

No one can deny the stylistic genius that is Queen B. Blair Waldorf is pretty much a style icon on the upper east side. During her reign as Queen, every girl at Constance tried to imitate her look. Despite their efforts piling on headbands, pearls, brightly colored tights, and peacoats, no one could quite rock this look like B.

When the third season of Gossip Girl first started, I heard that Blair would not be working her epic headbands much longer. I wondered how she was going to keep her iconic style without her headbands or her Constance uniform. The third season Blair is still true to herself in style, but she has just taken it to a more mature level. Gone are the ensembles in red, white and blue sporting layers upon layers of ribbons, frills, bows, lace, and more. In its place, clean cut pencil skirts, sleek sheath dresses, and sharp trench coats emerge. Blair's new style is very professionally eclectic. She dresses like a polished secretary, but make no mistake, this girl is your future boss (or Queen).

Elements of Blair Waldorf's Style:

1. Pencil Skirts with Blouses
Everyone has their go-to uniform that they rely on to get dressed in the morning. Blair's go-to look is a high waisted curve-hugging pencil skirt paired with an airy feminine blouse. This girl is always about showing off a slim ladylike figure. The skirt shows off her small waist while the blouse lends some flair. She usually works a solid colored skirt with a printed blouse that either has ruffles or a bow near the collar. This ensemble is a way for Blair to appear put together and chic while still retaining a delicate feminine feel.

2. Sheath Dresses
If Blair wants to reach for something a little more simple and sleek, she reaches for a sheath dress. Body conscious without looking too tight or skanky, a sheath dress is modest but still shows off her narrow figure. It covers up her cleavage and shoulders, so Blair looks like she knows what she's talking about. It also nips in at the waist and hips to show off her hourglass shape. This dress is the epitome of the new Blair; clean cut, dramatic, and powerful.

3. Wrap V-neck Dresses
On occasions when a little skin is necessary, Blair rocks a lower cut V-neck styled dress. The dress has a nipped in waist, highlighting her most slender point, and flairs out into a full skirt. The wrap neckline shows off a little cleavage, but the straps over the shoulders are still broad enough to remain modest. These dresses allow Blair work a flirty 50's silhouette and still retain her ladylike poise.

4. Blair's Silhouette 
Although I have repeated this many times already, showing off her slim ladylike physique, is a key part of Blair's style. All of her dresses, no matter what the style, are cut to flatter her narrow figure. She doesn't have bombshell curves like Serena or endless legs like Jenny, so body-conscious clothes don't appear trashy on her and her hemlines stay at a respectable length. Essentially Blair's clothes reflect her dainty yet powerful persona.

5. Patterns and Textures
This is where old-school-Constance-Blair kicks in. Blair loves different prints and materials in her wardrobe. For prints, she usually has something with a floral print in her outfit, highlighting her feminine side. Sometimes she ventures into a houndstooth pattern or a brocade. The textures Blair incorporates usually comes from a tone on tone fabric or from her hosiery. While at Constance, she worked solid bold brightly colored tights, Blair has now grown up into sheer zigzag or lacy textured tights.

6. Vintage Hats
In replacement of the headbands, Blair wears many different hats throughout the third season. All of them are old fashioned shapes such as the cloche hat that many women wore during the 20's. I feel like this is the perfect hat for Blair because the 20's was a era of women gaining power in society while remaining glamorous and dramatic. Occasionally Blair will wear a bucket hat that has a similar short downward brim. Her hats always compliment her outfit and accentuate her dark curled hair.

7. Oxford Heels
At Constance, the classic Blair Waldorf shoe was the sassy and coy Mary-Jane. Upon beginning college, Blair has now graduated into a more sharp and clever Oxford shoe. Inspired by menswear, the Oxford heel gives a sense of masculine power, while still revealing a hint of feminine sex appeal. The perfect representation of Blair. Her Oxfords usually have a wingtip, lace up the front, and sport at least a 4 inch heel. She keeps it playful by experimenting with peep toe styles, different colors, and various textures.

8. Statement Necklaces
Most of the time the term statement necklace in fashion is used to describe huge, almost breastplate like necklaces. In this case however, it just portrays a necklace that has a bold look to it. Blair tends to wear chunky necklaces that compliment her outfit and draw the eye up to her face. She avoids mixing various smaller necklaces together and instead opts for one single dramatic piece.

9. Structured Purses
With bags, like with all the other aspects of her life, Blair prefers some structure. This girl always carries a purse with a defined ladylike shape. All with very sharp rectangular forms, Blair's bags vary in textures such as croc, leather, and quilted and range in a number of different colors. Her purses are as clean cut, polished, and no-fuss as she is.

10. Natural Makeup and Loose Curls
Previously on Gossip Girl, Blair's makeup was much more dramatic and apparent. While attending Constance, she always had red glossy lips and pink rosy cheeks. The amount of precise lipstick and blush she wore made her appear like a delicate porcelain doll. Now though, Blair has toned down the severeness of her makeup. She's all about a soft naturally pretty palette of taupe eyeshadows, faintly peach blush, and berry lips. Her makeup is about flattering the features she already has. Her makeup is very minimal and almost unnoticeable, but gives her a girly fresh feel.

At Constance, Blair's hair was always done in tight perfect dark curls and topped with an extravagant headband. In the third season, however, Blair's hair started to lighten in color and relax into soft waves. Her hair still appears very polished, but it has lost that artificial overly-perfect quality it had before. To imitate her hairstyle, I would suggest blow drying your hair with a diffuser, working a light styling cream throughout your head, and wrapping each 1 inch section of hair around closed barrel of a curling iron. Finish with workable hairspray and you'll have yourself a sassy and polished Blair Waldorf hair-do.

Hope you liked this little segment. Till next time!
                                 xoxo Fashion Girl

January 16, 2012

Happy mlk day!

Happy Martin Luther King day to you Americans out there!

If you're on this side of the pond (or even if you're not), check out the iconic fashion photography from Martin Luther King Jr.'s time (40s, 50s, and 60s).

Don't you just love the jazz?

January 9, 2012

Blair waldorf: high school princess (scratch that–I meant queen!)

Blair Waldorf. Known for being a main character on Gossip Girl, as well as having a wicked sense of style.
Let's take a look at the latter, shall we?
Dresses & Skirts

When I was looking for photos of Leighton Meester / Blair Waldorf, I quickly realized that I couldn’t find a single photo of her wearing pants! Blair is all about skirts and dresses, worn with tights in the winter and bare legs in the warmer months. She’s not into denim at all, so if you want to dress like Blair, forget about jeans.
Tailored, Classic Pieces
Blair Waldorf style
Since she attends an upscale private school, many of Blair’s outfits are school-uniform appropriate. That means she wears lots of collared shirts, simple skirts, and ties. You can channel a little bit of prep school chic yourself with a structured button-up blouse and navy blue skirt. For extra Blair appeal, add a brightly colored headband and tights.
Pops of Color
Blair Waldorf fashion
No matter how subdued Blair’s outfit may be, she always incorporates a pop of color in some way. Whether it’s a bright red trench coat over a navy dress, a technicolor bag, or orange leggings under her school uniform, Blair keeps her look fresh with brights.  Her favorite colors are red (her signature), orange, and yellow.
Girly Details

Blair is a total girly-girl at heart, and because of this, she loves to incorporate feminine touches like lace, bows, and ruffles, into her outfits. This is also her go-to look for formal events and parties. 
Dressed-Up Loungewear

Even when Blair is sleeping, she still looks completely chic! A Waldorf doesn’t wear regular flannel pajamas to bed – she sleeps in a designer negligee. And hanging around the house doesn’t mean wearing sweats! Blair has been known to wear a satin dressing gown instead. 

Blair’s Accessories


Blair’s signature hair accessories are her hundreds of different headbands!  From tartan to satin, Blair wears her headbands in every style you can imagine. She usually wears them with her hair down, but occasionally pulls a headband over a sleek bun or ponytail. 

In the winter months, Blair’s wardrobe revolves around tons of different pairs of tights. She rocked every shade of tights imaginable, from bright red, to white, gray, and the ever popular black opaque tights. Tights are on the way out because warmer weather is fast approaching, but of course you can still wear them on cold days or if the mood strikes this summer.

Blair’s Hairstyles

Blair Waldorf almost always wears her medium length brown hair down in loose waves with lots of volume. These aren’t Serena’s messy curls, though. Blair always looks polished, and her hair is no exception.

January 1, 2012

2012 is upon us.

No holiday is complete without a little holiday music!


HAPPY New Year!
We've finally made it to 2012...

so let's make it a good one.

The below are the style resolutions made by our very own T and A for the year 2012. Enjoy!

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Style Resolutions for 2012:

T: Continue sewing and designing. Perhaps I'll post my new mahvelous creations...
A: Wear skirts and dresses more. They're classy and elegant... like me.
T: Get something new each month or so (shoes, jewelry, clothes, etc). Just little somethings to spice up my closet.
A: Don't wear jeans so much. Let's mix it up this year!
T: Pick my clothes out the night before. Can't tell you how many times I've been late because of not doing this...
A: Do something with my hair (namely headbands). Hair in itself is an accessory; might as well use it.

Any style resolutions from you?
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