Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I'd Wear That: Socks and Sandals

I am loving this look. Rock your wedges in the winter? Here in Seattle we're having a very spring-like winter. The highs have been in the mid 50s and it's relatively sunny. I think this look works because the wedges are a darker color so there isn't a stark contrast with the black socks. I will have to go home and survey my wedges. A new pair for the spring might be in order! I imagine a lighter colored pair would work well with lighter colored socks. Either way, I want to try this look. A great weekend option. Credit.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Style

I've been jet-setting the past two weekends to my favorite city in the world, San Francisco!

I was visiting a very cute boy (who I've since learned does not care much about fashion, although I find him to be well dressed and would describe his style as simple and neat -as in tidy) so imagine my fretting about perfect outfits for each second of the trip while having to fit them all in a carry-on. Weekend one was ok as I just had to pack for two days and an outfit to wear straight to work from the plane, but the second trip was Fri night through Tuesday afternoon and I had to include outfits for day, night, Valentine's night dinner and one outfit for a surprise where I was told it just had to be something I wouldn't mind getting dirty. What the heck! I'd been scouring my favorite blogs the weeks prior and compiling my favorite looks. Then I tried to incorporate them with stuff I already owned and a few little shopping trips to Forever 21, H&M, Marshall's and Urban Outfitters. I'm not really a fashion blogging photo taking gal, so I don't have any great photos like the gals on the blogs I frequent, but I did find one suitable to post of an outfit that was inspired by this one.

I call it "risky business" as I'm clearly wearing no pants! That was our joke for the day. I think the boy actually labeled it risky business first. I felt really cute in this outfit and it was comfy! I'm really over pants.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

DIY scarf tying how- to's

We all could use a little more scarf tying know-how, right?

First seen on Clothed Much by the beautiful Elaine, who credited the lovely tutorial by What Would A Nerd Wear, which I shall also credit.

Without further adieu:

The Belted Scarf

I'm not huge on belting scarves, but if I were, I would belt a lightweight square scarf like this, making sure the ends are fluffed out enough not to look meagre, and belting high on my natural waist. Credit.

The Warmest Way
Take Elaine's knot (third photo down) and tuck the knot under the loop, wrapping closely around your neck. I swear this is the warmest way to tie a scarf (even warmer than the Orchid Grey wrap because it leaves no part of your decolletage exposed to winter air), and it fits well under the collar of a coat. Figuring out this technique saved my neck from frostbite the year I moved to the midwest. Credit.

Elaine's version of The Warmest Way. Credit.

Full tutorial here but the two above are the ones I want to try the most!