So, in the spirit of Black Friday shopping weekend (isn't it disgusting that even the professional stores are calling it that too? Geez, what does that say about our culture?) and the fact that Thanksgiving is over and people can legally start listening to Christmas music now, I've begun thinking about what I'm going to wear for Christmas. These all look like they would get the job done in a festive, jingling, partridge in a pear tree manner.
Pretty much anything Blair wears in Gossip Girl would be acceptable, but this particular dress is appropriately demure yet still has enough detail to be enticing.
Looks kindof like cool, sparkly, wrapping paper. Perfect.
Blake Lively looking delightfully merry in her greyish-tanish-taupe frock. Only wearing a dress like this during Christmastime could inspire this much merriment.
And every lady needs a handbag for her personal items, why not have that handbag be adorned with a shiny gold sabertooth tiger?
(photos collected from Gossip Girl Insider, Refinery29, and frshconcepts)
The title refers to the best food item of all Thanksgivings past, present, and forthcoming: that orangey fluffy goodness topped with toasted-to-perfection marshmallow orbs. Seconds is guaranteed, with thirds hard to deny. But anyway, Thanksgiving involves many more pastimes than just eating. Take sitting, for example. Lots of eating requires lots of sitting. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could pull chairs like these up to the dinner table?
Since the times during the day when the sun shines are getting shorter and shorter, these pictures of the Day and Night rooms in the old Palais Garnier operahouse seemed fitting.
The Day room features desert lizards circling the chandelier, with rays of splendid sunshine emanating outwards.
The Night room is designed in the same fashion, only with bats, moonbeams, and stars. You can't see this from the pictures, but the walls in each room are covered in mirrors, creating a never-ending space effect.
I have finally accepted that it is officially Fall. Such a depressing season filled with cold rain, cold winds, and cold walks to class. The only good thing is that you get to experiment with layers, like these inspired looks.
I just noticed they all involve flannel button-ups. Time to start a new trend.
(photos collected from jak&jil, Weardrobe, and Elle)
Feds stands for Fake Keds. Urban Outfitters has the best, most well-fitting selection but as the trend spreads there are more and more options available at most shoe shops. I even found a pair of mixed print Feds in Paris this summer. Over the last two years I've had countless pairs in all different patterns and colors. This particular pair with the stripes never really made it in the daily rotation so to spice them up and encourage myself to wear them more often, I took my doodling-during-class style and skills and applied them to the shoes. I want to try using ribbons as the strings next.
Maps provide direction, a way from here to there, geographical information, a creative outlet, and design inspiration, among other things. Basically, they are works of art: useful works of art. If I was alive way back when, I'm pretty sure I would be a mapmaker.
(photos collected from Google Images, CommArts, and NotCot)
I'm usually not a fan of all-over sequined anything. Actually, I am vehemently in opposition. It is distracting, distressing, and all together a much too much. So, when I saw this outfit on my fashion blog circuit, I was shocked and amazed at how good sequins can look, and gold sequins at that. The combination of textures and colors works beautifully. I wouldn't say I'm all the way converted quite yet, but this is definitely making me be a little more open-minded to the over-the-top-ness that is sequined clothing.