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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT – DVF! by Sara
September 3, 2009, 8:36 pm
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Story time!!
With classes resuming at the end of this month I decided some shopping was in order. It being my second year at St. Andews I knew my main targets were wool, cashmere and boots – I get cold easily. Needless to say I was able to find the items on my check list… when, all of a sudden… I stumbled upon this gorgeous pair of black jersey Diane Von Furstenberg legging-esque trousers!!! Although not on my list I knew I had to have them; we lived happily ever after, or so I hope.

DVF Black Jersey Trousers

All stories aside, most DVFs new collection is to die for. Incorporating some of the themes for her spring line, that unfolded from the idea of a line that embodies the ‘best-friend’ pieces of women’s closet, the fall line flows seamlessly into autumn. I must admit, some pieces are a little out there, but then again what’s a line without a little exploration? But back to the trousers, although a bit pricy I can vouch for them: they will truly become one of your dear best friends.

Take a look for yourself at: www.dvf.com



If Want to Destroy My Sweater…. Please Don’t. by Sara
September 2, 2009, 4:06 am
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Now that summer is coming to a close again we will all begin to dig into our tucked away cold weather clothes for fall, winter and spring chill. As much as I do love summer fashion and all the sandals, short dresses and bare legs that come with it, cold weather clothing offers layering and oversized comfy cashmere sweaters. Below is one example of a French take on the sweater dress layered over a dress, tights, knee high wool socks and combat-esque boots (via ELLE street fashion ). So be adventurous ladies and gents! Mix and match, layer, throw on a oversized wool grandpa sweater over a cute little dress and face the cold in fashion!

oversized sweatter



Thigh High Boots, The New Animal Print? by Sara
August 14, 2009, 4:06 pm
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Trendy:
Trendy Thigh-High Boots

Have you ever noticed that animal prints and fur is largely worn by either the rich and famous or… well prostitutes? No offense to my working ladies out there. The material, when done well, can give off an air of luxury and importance… but when imitated it can go horribly, horribly wrong. Thus the same style becomes known as tacky, making it extremely difficult for the anyone else in between to pull off! I have noticed a similar trend in thigh-high boots. Thigh-high boots have mostly been worn by prostitutes and stripers, although they did make a quick appearance in 80’s pop culture. However, recently we have seen this low-end style become transformed into a high-end trend. Stuart Weizman, Roberto Cavalli, and Manolo Blahnik are some of the few designers who have contributed in turning this ‘street style’ into fashion fit for the run way. Now celebrities such as Madonna, Kate Moss, Hillary Duff, Jennifer Lopez, Riahana, and many more are zipping up and strutting the streets in their skin tight thigh-highs. I really do have to give it to the designers for this one, because they saw potential among all the tackiness. By up grading the material and cleaning up the lines of what were once known as striper-boots, the designers created this new rising trend. And unlike with animal print and fur, there are less expensive, but still stylish, options for thigh-high boots are available at TopShop.