I wish I could share some cake and champagne with you all! But you'll have to settle for pictures *sigh*
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While I don't agree with making this day all about who wore what (there are more pressing issues at hand in the U.S. Capitol - seriously) it is rare to have such a fashion forward first family and so I say credit were credit is due. Sadly, no one seems to care who the President is actually wearing.
The First Lady is a ruby red Jason Wu gown and the Prez in a white tie tuxedo.
21 January 2013
On this, both Inauguration Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it seems fitting to pause and reflect on the long and difficult Civil Rights journey this country has been on. And a fitting day "to rededicate this country to big ideas" as Diane Sawyer so aptly put it.
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Jennifer Lawrence looked pretty awesome too in her Dior couture
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02 January 2013
Looking for a fun decorating twist? Try palm trees. Seriously. They're a great way to class up any space and who doesn't need a little tropical inspiration in the icy grip of January. This was my Christmas present, by the way. The thing must be 7' tall.
But palms have been a staple of interior design for quite a long time. Victorians incorporated palms into nearly every grand space their homes had to offer (paging Downton Abbey). They look wonderful with either modern or more historical decor and give your home a little spice. Plus, everyone needs a little greenery in their lives.
01 January 2013
1. Metal Belts
I've loved these for a few years now but damn they are not readily available. Get your hands on one when you have the opportunity. It functions like jewelry... for your middle!
2. Intricate Detailing
Put it on your jacket, your shoulder, your pants, wherever. Just look for detailing that subtly draws the eye and hints at the well-made.
3. Leather Leggings
Embrace them. Just do it. They actually function beautifully as a neutral pant with a little bit of texture and visual interest. They don't have to be rock'n'roll if you don't want them to be. And the faux leather spandex are crazy comfortable.
It doesn't have to be a horrible 80s flashback. You can update it so that it's beautiful and striking and chic. Safest in summer, but doable in winter. Pair it with leather on a clutch or lace on a shirt.
The most glam of accessories. You don't have to go real fur, should moral objections hinder you (but that said you can find some great vintage furs at thrift stores for next to nothing). Shrugs, vests, a whole damn coat - whatever keeps you warm at night.