August 31, 2010

Chicago Magazine: Fashion

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What was the first thing I got in the mail at my new place??? A little fashion magazine from my best friend and roommate from college who lives out in Chicago (!! That is love right there! She got it for free with her Chicago Magazine. I must admit this little magazine is really good for a magazine insert. There is great information and the editorals are surprisingly fantastic. These photos are from an editorial shoot called "A Brave New World." I really enjoy the styling that was done in this shoot and the photography. Everything that is fall is in this shoot. To bad you can't read the words on the pages, not only do they tell you who the designer is of the pieces but they also tell you where you can find the clothing in Chicago! How cool is that? Also I am REALLY loving the gray cape from RM by Roland Mouret (5th picture down).

Another editorial that is in the magazine is called "Arrivals and Departures" which was shot at one of the Chicago Airports. I'll have to do a post of that later.....

What do you guys think?

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August 30, 2010

Inspirational Monday: Free People

Free People Catalog August 2010

Free People free are just KILLING IT! I'm in love with their catalog from August 2010 (I'm a little late but whatever). The photography and styling is amazing. I love the desert seen and the models are way to beautiful. Free People has always been bohemian chic but they are taking it to another level this season. I love the hippy and earth mother goddess inspired clothing. I'm pratically drooling over everything. I'm so inspired to dress like a hippie, put some feather headbands on, find a patch of green grass and go dance on it.

Here is a set that I made of everything that I love from Free People:

Free People Love
Items from left to right: Genetic Kelly Patched Flare: $198 - (same as the third picture); Vintage American Indian Fringe Vest: $412 -; Rouched Stripped Knee Socks: $28 -; Waisted Madeline Coat at Free People Clothing Boutique: $209 -; Joe Lace Up Over the Knee Boot: 298 -; Vintage Net Lace Silk Beaded Purse: $210 -; Vintage Green Vest with Embroidery: $212 -
If anything I want those Genetic Kelly Patched Flare jeans. It was love at first sight. *sigh*
What do you guys think of the Free People August Catalog?

Russian Vogue

Russian Vogue: September Issue.
Models: Dree Hemingway, Coco Rocha, Alessandra Ambrosio, Ana Beatriz Barros.

August 27, 2010

Outfit Post

Shirt and Jeans: H&M
Sandals (not shown): Forever21
Necklace: Claires
Sunglasses: No Names

Sorry I'm obsessed with the exposed brick in my new apt (bedroom and living room)!

Anyway, HAPPY FRIDAY!!! So happy today is Friday and that it is the weekend! It feels like it has been the longest week ever! Between moving, unpacking, and work...I'm just exhausted! My boyfriends parents are coming up from PA this weekend and are staying with us. Good thing we got rid of A LOT of boxes!!! I can't wait to get internet and cable all hooked up tomorrow!!! This way I can stop stealing other peoples internet. I think I'm going to talk a small walk around my new neighborhood before the bf comes home. I saw a place that sells homemade ices and gelatos! YUM!

I hope everyone had a great week and has a great weekend!

Chloe Fall 2010 Lookbook

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Cape coat - check.
Camel coat - check.
Khaki colors - check.
Woman's wear that is menswear inspired - check.
Deep Red color- check.
There is nothing the line Chloe can't do wrong. The menswear inspired pieces are fantastic. It's the perfect winter business wear without it being a total three piece suit. I'm in love with the cape coat and the knit skirt. A cape coat is a must have for me this winter. I have to get my hands on one.
What do you guys think of this lookbook?

August 26, 2010

Alexander Wang to Open First Store EVER in NYC!

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HOORAY!!! Alexander Wang is set to open his first store in NYC in Yohji Yamamoto old space, 103 Grand Street, by the end of this year. Now only if I had the money to actually go shopping in there instead of dreaming of owning his pieces!

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Alexander Wang

August 25, 2010

Steal the Look for Less: Rachel Bilson

Summer is almost coming to a close. At least here in the city it sure does feel like it then again it's been 4 straight days of rain and being in the 60's/70's. Looking at Fall 2010 lines and ads really makes me crave for the cooler weather but when pictures of people in shorts and dresses pop up it makes me wish summer could last forever. Rachel Bilson's laid back summer look is one of those looks that makes me wish summer could last forever. She is seen shopping in Hollywood in strappy Rag & Bone platform sandals, demin shorts, and a cut off frilly t-shirt.

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I love demin cut off shorts. They are the basic summer wear. Bilson takes this look to a whole other level by pairing her look up with the Rag & Bones platform sandals. She took her look from casual to casual chic, which is perfect for those summer days of shopping.

You can steal Bilson's look by pairing up your basic summer esstenials with strappy platform sandals.

Steal the look for less

Steal the look for less by poetofsorts featuring heel sandals

Outfits from left to right: 1. Slub Knit Pocket Tank: $16 -; Demin Rip & Repair Demin Shorties: $40 -; Lipsy Ribbon Tie Heeled Sandals: $84 -; BLNQ Future Prophecies Sunglasses: $35 -; 2. James Perse Henley Cotton T-shirt: $75 -; Forever21 Shorts: $17 -; Paris Hilton Jada: $95 -; Cheap Monday Round Glasses: $4.99 -; 3. J.Crew Ruffles Tank: $40 -; Breakwall Shorts: $40 -; Carvela Anchor Platform Sandals: $105 -; Matte Plastic Sunglasses: $6.99 -

Pair your cut off demin shorts with a basic tank top or cut off t-shirt. Throw on some blush strappy platform heels and ta-da you have a very chic and casual look.

For sunglasses that look like Ray-Bans but aren't and don't have the price tag of Ray-Bans check out Urban Outfitters collection of sunglasses. They have sunglasses that look similar to the traditional Ray-Bans but are much cheaper and come in all sorts of different colors.

I say wear shorts till the very end of summer! I know will try and wear my summer clothes until it gets way to cold out, even though today I already broke out a sweater that I bought from H&M (mid-summer for $10!).

What do you think of Rachel Bilson's look?

August 24, 2010

Outfit Post

Shirt: no name
Blazer: Strawberry's
Pants: J. Crew
Shoes: Mudd
Bag: Shira Leah

I haven't done an outfit post in awhile so I figured why not do one in my brand new apt. And yes that is expose brick in our bedroom!! Beautiful ain't it?! You will def. be seeing a lot of it in these outfit post. Actually the expose brick will make me want to do more of these again. Anyway, my outfit was military inspired. It actually reminds me of Gwyenth Paltrow's outfit that I did a Steal this Look for Less entry on. (You can read that entry here). Except I paired my outfit up with dark brown Mary Janes. 

Ok time to go unpack more stuff and to wait for the pizza AND the boyfriend to come.....

Hope everyone is having a good week so far!

Koton's Fall 2010 Ad Campaign

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Sophie Holmes is the model for Koton's Fall 2010 Ad Campaign and she is amazing in these ads. I'm absouletly in love with this campaign. This collection is stellar. The wide leg trousers and jeans, camel coats, earth tones, and leather skirts, yes please! I love the 70's feel to this collection as well. I'm happy to see the wide leg pants making a come back. I'm not to sure about the fur mittens though. They sort of look like gorilla hands or some kind of fuzzy animal, but I can get pass that with this collection because everything else is out of this world. I'm defiantely all about this.
What do you guys thing?

August 23, 2010

Inspiration Monday: Apartment decorating

Oh man oh man. I feel like I haven't posted an entry in awhile! Sorry about that to my followers and anyone who is a lurker (I can only hope I have lurkers). I have been completely to busy. Even my body is telling me to slow down since now I am sick. Anyway, yesterday my boyfriend and I moved to our new apartment in Carroll Gardens. Couldn't be more happier and sore and tired ....and stressed. There are about a billion boxes to open and TONS of clothes to hang. I only got through one suit case full of clothes. While unpacking the second suit case I totally just stressed myself out. Now all I want to do organize and style my new apartment. Does anyone else like to decorate? Because I do! Really that's all I can think about now is decorating this apartment. I can not wait to make a trip to Ikea and to the Container Store! There are defiantly some things that we need to get like storage stuff (like a over the door shoe bag and closet organization racks) and at some point a sofa. Some other things we would like to think about getting are a bookcase to section off the living room and maybe some new dishware.

I'm really loving the Container store. They have such great storage tools. My favorites are:

3-Section Modular Accessory Organizer $14.99

Clear Shirt & Accessory Drawer $17.99

Clear Sweater Drawer $21.99

Thanks to my new apartment it has inspired me to put together a little collection of apartment decorations that I like:

From left to right: 1. KIVK Couch: $698 -; 2. EXPEDIT Bookcase: $129 -; 3. 24-Pocket Over the Door Shoe Bag: $20 -; 4. Ikea Plate: $2.99 -; 5. Well Stack Plates:$6 -; 6. TAJMA Wall Clock: $9.99 -; 7. Duktig Dish Set: $9.99 -; 8. DUDERO Floor Lamp: $15 -; 9. CHRYSALIDOCARPUS LUTESCENS Flowers: $15 -; 10. HEMNES Storage: $199 -; 11. PHALAENOPSIS Flowers: $20 -; 12. VRETA couch: $1,749 -; 13. CHRYSALIDOCARPUS LUTESCENS Plant: $15 -; 14. Leksvik Childrens Stool: $13 -; 15. Davenport sofa: $899 -

My taste in design is definitely more modern and sleek but with a touch of traditional style. I like wooden pieces and pieces that are meant for one thing but can be used as something else. Like the children's stool- I would want to use that as end table in the bedroom since our bedroom is small and usually end tables are to wide which would be the case for this space. A children's stool is usual low in high and small in width since they are small in stature and have little butts. I am totally lucky that my boyfriend's sister's boyfriend has built us a storage units and a TV entrainment center. Nothing beats custom built furniture PLUS it even looks like it came from Ikea! How awesome is that?!?!

I can not wait to go home and start unpacking boxes and putting stuff in their place!!!

Does anyone have any good closet storage idea? What is your design taste?

August 19, 2010

Steal the Look for Less: Jessica Alba

Sometimes basic looks are the best looks. There's nothing like looking simple but chic and I think Jessica Alba pulled it off real well.

Alba is seen in a basic tank top, a knee length chambray skirt, and cage sandals. She also looks stellar in her car framed sunglasses.

Below are some ideas on how to steal Jessica Alba's look for less:

Steal the Look for Less

American Apparel has some great knee length skirts like the Gingham Stretch A-Line Skirt ($36). Try full circle knee length skirts. For something a little different try a demin full circle skirt like the Spoon Jean Chambray Skirt from ($9.99) and Dr. Demin Chambary Full Skirt from ASOS ($44). Pair your knee length skirt with a basic tank top, which many of us have in our draws already. Or try pairing it with a sheer tank top like the Unisex See Thru Tank from American Apparel ($24). Try a pump caged heel for a more sophisticated basic look. If high heels aren't your thing try flat caged sandals like the Snake Print Cage Sandal from ($19) or the Forever21 caged sandal ($22). If you want a pop of color try pastel color caged sandals. I really love the ASOS Swirl Strappy Cage Shoe from ASOS ($37) for a pop of color. It's the perfect swirl of pastel and nude colors. And for the final touch: cat eye sunglasses. Urban Outfitters is the perfect place to pick up some cat eye shades . Their prices on sunglasses seem to range in the $16.

This look is the perfect day look. It's good for looking chic while meeting friends for lunch or doing your chores.

What do you think of Jessica Alba's look here?

August 17, 2010

Derek Lam Fall 2010 Campaign

Leather, fur, boots, and crisp lines. I'm defiantely loving Derek Lam's Fall 2010 collection. The campaign is something out of the western movies but okay I get it, lots of leather.
What do you guys think of his campaign and collection?
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