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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dress Up or Dress Down

As the weather is cooling down and summer is fleeting, I am thinking of my favorite season to dress up (or down) for! Fall, of course.

New Yorkers seem to effortlessly transition between seasons even with the crazy global warming going on. I really enjoyed wearing sleeveless blouses and light-weight skirts this summer. Now I am ready for autumn - scarves, boots, and peacoats (I think I am in love). Here are some of my picks:

Vintage tweed jacket from J. Crew. I just love cropped jackets - so classic and versatile.

Soft cotton sweater from J. Crew. Perfect for lounging around and reading a book.

Red leather satchel from J. Crew. Something about the color red captures my eye.

Cotton cardigan from Madewell. I bought a black waffle cardigan from Madewell years ago, and to this day it is still one of my favorite pieces in my closet.

What will you wear this fall?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mad Men

I am currently watching the first season of Mad Men, which is so good! I love the subtle sense of humor and the drama. Plus, the 1960s fashion and style is unbelievable. A-line skirts, silk scarves, and loose blouses: elegant yet casual at the same time. It makes me want to dress-up.

During this time, the women played the subservient, domestic roles. It's good to see how times are changing.

"I'm from Bayridge; we have manners." Bayridge still hasn't changed.

It's also surprising how often the actors smoke cigarettes on screen. They lit a cigarette in the office, on the subway, and at home with all the children present. Isn't it crazy to think smoking was a nonchalant hobby? Now there are so many regulations and warnings, yet people still choose to smoke.

I was walking by Grand Central the other day, and I stumbled upon Banana Republic's Mad Men collection. The style is just drop dead gorgeous. I have no money right now, but it doesn't hurt to look, right? Here are my favorites:

I love blouses with ties and textured cardigans. Love at first sight.

Finely tailored dresses with just the right amount of volume.

Modern coat with texture.

Banana Republic, you know me so well.

Photo credits: IMDB, Banana Republic