One of my favorite stores has gone stateside! I'm so excited! Now we can shop in dollars and use our sizing system. I just wanted to share some of my favorite outfits at TopShop right now, since they are every changing. Of course I'm going to start with dresses, as I love dresses from the UK. Kate Moss has a superb collection. My favorite is this halter dress with embroidery. [caption id="attachment_902" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Kate Moss embroidered halter dress"][/caption]
So Victoria's Secret isn't quite known for dresses, much less 'modest dressing,' but actually there are a few dresses worth trying out. With Fall just around the corner, deep colors like this deep purple, in a modest, below the knee length, makes this jersey dress a comfortable winner for fall:
Leopard Print Court Shoe in the style of Gwen Stefani It is terribly difficult to pull off wearing leopard prints. Fortunately, accessories make it easy to add a punch to any outfit. I love these leopard heels that would look wonderful with an easy, black dress. Every woman needs to own a perfect fallback black dress that is a no-fail every time. Here's one I like with some center detailing:
1950s Paisley Dress with Shrug Jacket This vintage dress would look lovely worn outdoors in spring. The paisley is elegant and feminine, and the shrug balances out the prints. (Item…
BCBG Max Azria Pinstripe Shirtdress This shirt dress makes me think of Sunday brunch with friends in springtime, in someone's backyard, underneath sprawling vines in a trellis, surrounded by greens…
1. Shiny clothes should come with a "danger" label ... ... but dark colored shine is usually okay. When you wear light-colored shiny clothes, you exaggerate that part of your body. It's very hard to pull off shiny light clothes, but some manage! (Glamour May 2005)
Shiny clothes done right: Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman
With more women retiring and leaving the workplace, women will find more time to entertain and spend time with their family and friends, bringing back the traditional dinner party! What frock to wear?! The look is low-key but ultra classy. My favorite summer dinner-party dresses sit below the knee and are ultra-feminine. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Anemone Print Jersey Dress [caption id="attachment_196" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Anemone Print Jersey Dress"][/caption]
I love the slouchy beret! It looks good on everyone because it sits on the head without having to manipulate the hair. Hair can stay exactly in place with this kind of hat. You don't have to tuck your hair away or move your bangs, unlike some other types of hats because it's also not too tight on the head. It also doesn't leave a visible hat line like baseball caps.
[caption id="attachment_634" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Honey and Step Up 2"][/caption] (If you are trying to figure out what to wear to a hip hop class, check this series out) I own the movie Honey because I love all sorts of dance movies. Maybe I'm too old to watch these teen movies, but I love them! I also saw the movie Step Up 2 recently as well as Take the Lead and Shall We Dance. Although I love to dress girly in floral dresses, a part of me loves to get into some comfy street clothes and go dancing. When you dance, you're exercising and having a ton of fun. Plus, learning a new skill like hip hop dance moves is empowering, not to mention sexy! I also like dance movies because of the style inspiration of the costume designers. Who knows if the style portrayed on the screen is at all reminiscent of authentic hip hop street style. I just know some of the outfits are worth imitating! So, for the hip hop dancer in you, here are a couple of styles I loved from two dance movies and ways to copy the look.