So.. you knew this was coming, right? Every girl should own a LBD (Little Black Dress, for those of you living under a rock), but what about the little white dress we’ve seen gracing the runways and streets? I know, if you’re anything like me, you’re already trying to figure out how to pull off this look without resembling a toddler in “Sunday’s best”. It’s a difficult trend to pull, but with the right elements -you’re bound to nail your favorite look. So for the TOTW (Thing of the Week.. you poor, deprived rock-living people), I’m giving all of my ladies a fair share of the very trendy LWD. I hope you’ll find that one of our looks fits your style to a T. Have an awesome weekend and remember.. light dress, light food! Wine comes in all different colors, you know? *thumbs up* Later, babes. - M
Right Kinda Rocker:
Pretty in Prep:
Girl’s Night Out:
Ok , so while I rummaged through my mind to find inspiration for this I got sidetracked by a familiar tune playing in the background. I looked over to my television and I noticed that Gullah Gullah Island was on TV, and while I watched I stopped thinking about what I was supposed to do and as I tend to do whilst watching shows from the 90s I judged the fashion as if I was Nina Garcia on Project Runway (to be fair I usually like to pretend I’m Heidi Klum most of the time but on this night I was Nina Garcia, roll with it and stay with me.) Anywho, I noticed that I finally figured out where my love for obnoxious prints stems from and then I got the brilliant idea to inform everyone of a trend I live for.
YES! GLORIOUS, OBNOXIOUS, BILL COSBY LIKE, NORDIC TIME SWEATERS!!! Now I know that you’re probably thinking that it’s a hideous style and you’re scared that Mr. Huxtable will stalk you and shank you just to get his hands on your new found trend, but trust me with the right style you too can join me in the land of awesomely obnoxious sweatertopia!
Here are two examples of very tamed versions of the sweaters I live for. I tend to be a bit more outrageous with my sweater choices but most of you will appreciate these more polished versions. Also, just a tad of advice I tend to wear my obnoxious sweaters a bit over sized depending on the fit and while these two particular sweaters may be a bit pricey, you can always rummage through your local thrift shops to find even greater and obnoxious-er sweaters at lesser prices.
Sweater 1) by Gant ($145.00) Sweater 2) by American Apparel ($79.00)
This fall, I’ve had my eye on the “Grandma” sweater trend. The stitching, the patterns, the sequins.. I feel as though, at any moment, my inner Bill Cosby is going to just come bursting through the doors! Let’s face it, while we all love our PINK hoodies (dare we give them up) you need something more appropriate for a chilly date or the workplace! I’ve found a few great (and affordable) sweaters that you MUST add to your wardrobe this season. Depending on the weather, pair one with a white button down (collar out), skirt & tights or go for an edgy look with some foil jeans (in order to not overdue the look, I’ll cover that in another post). Either way, pay tribute to the Huxtable’s. They deserve it! And PLEASE, don’t forget to add the color! – Mel