You guys seeing this? Lately I've been seeing a lot of garments trimmed in an open zipper and let me tell you, I am totally digging it. It's different, it adds a lot of texture and another type of bling besides the usual studs and rhinestones. This season you'll see a lot more edgy/rebellious and rocker inspired looks. Lots of chains and leather and along with that, zipper trimming. But if you don't want to take that rocker look all the way, you can find little details inspired by this look. Take Beyonce here for example. She's out on a date with Jay-Z wearing this cute dress with major zipper trimming detail that ruffles around the skirt. Pair that with a black leather studded belt and voila, major hotness.
Here are some other zipper trimmed items that may suit you:
Fall is lurking right around the corner and it's time for your fall fashion forecast. My fashion radar says it's looking like all the super bright summer colors need to be packed up and stored under your bed -- it's time break out all the warm deep rich colors. I don't know this because I'm some super wise fashion guru....that's how it is every year. However! I am here to tell you some things that are hot hot hot this fall that you can add to your wardrobe for some much needed style revamp. Here are the top 5 must haves for fall this year:
#1 Leather Jackets
I'm no biker babe, but I've always wanted to be one. But since I've come to terms that I'm not enough of a hardass, it's a good thing leather jackets are in so I can at least pretend I am cool. The more bikerish and zippery (these are official terms by the way) the better! When it comes to length, it's all about waistline length to cropped. Complete any look with a cropped leather jacket layered on top of a long graphic tee and jeans to give you an edgy style.
#2 Thigh High Boots
Love love LOVE thigh high boots! It's a great way to show off a sexy leg without showing any leg! Just because you're covering up for the cool fall weather doesn't mean you can't keep it hot and sexy. Thigh high boots are a must haves for the change in seasons because they're great for going out, they keep you warm, and they spice up the plainest of dresses and outfits. Wear it over jeans or tights. Hell, they'd even look hot over long johns!
#3 Flyaway Cardigans
I love these cardigans. Bottom line. They are a great way to layer on something light. They add texture and character to your outfit. Cardigans are great for indoors because it keeps you just warm enough, but doesn't make you hot. However, if you live in a cooler climate and you're constantly cold, they have thicker flyaway cardigans that are equally cute. You can take the length as long you like...it's like wearing a stylish blanket. What more could you ask for?
#4 Long Blazers
In past seasons, it was all about the cropped. Cropped blazers, cropped jacket, crop everything. This season, it's about the long, more masculine, black blazers. This blazer is otherwise known as "the boyfriend blazer". For me, I would look like a woman child in my fiance's blazer. But if your boyfriend isn't that much bigger than you, hell, steal his blazer for a season. It's great to layer on with a funkier unexpected outfit or for the office. I love the look over a dress or paired with a skirt. It relaxes an uptight office look without looking sloppy. Unexpected style with comfort? Sign me up.
#5 Yellow Accessories
When the darker fall colors take over, the bright colors fade away. But this isn't the case for yellow. Yellow is taking over the cooler seasons and finding different ways to stay in your wardrobe. I'm talking bags, belts and scarves for the added pop of color. And really, what's the harm in a little yellow? It's like taking a little bit of the sunshine into the fall months. Great way to brighten up any outfit.
Do I notice a little trend going on here? Celebs like Miley Cyrus know that you must adapt and adjust to buyers in this economy. Miley recently came out with a line at Walmart and now, Project Runway's super fierce past winner Christian Siriano has a line at Payless Shoes.The style is versatile, simple, timeless, and with a lot more edge. The ones off the runway are of course hot, super trendy, over the top. The shoes that are available now at Payless are more standard, great for work or going out.
I am so excited for the runway shoes because not only are they really edgy, but they do not have a Christian Louboutin price tag of $800 or more. These shoes are going to be under $50 and there really isn't any excuse to not step out of the box and have some fun with your shoes. My heart is literally skipping a beat over the super chain link heels. It's like an egyptian heel with a twist and that's what I love about Christian Siriano. He doesn't play it safe and he's always thinking outside of the box and always making every trend his own. Although I haven't tested comfort, I see that a lot of these are platform shoes with a cone shaped heel. That means more height and less pressure on the ball of my foot. All of my 4"-6" heels are all platforms, it's the only way to go. The cone shape heel keeps your balance steady and it adds more interest.
And in case you missed his Fall 2009 Collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, all I have to say is...YUM!
In this economy, all we hear is, "can't afford can't afford can't afford". Quite frankly, I'm so tired of feeling like we must always live like we have $2 in our pocket and it's time to do a little day dreaming. I got to thinking, sure, with this kind of money you can buy you a diamond ring, but what a snooze fest. I want to know: if you're a super bored and rich housewife, what other fun rings can you splurge on?
So I've compiled a list of unique rings above $7000. It seems the more the ring cost, the heavier and more gothic it looks -- with the exception of that $77,000 Jean Schlumberger Tanzanite flower ring from Tiffany's. $77,000? That's Tiffany's for ya.