How to Harness the Summer Pattern Craze

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Summer time fashion can be hassle free. Sun kissed tans look lovely with fun, stylish patterns. It’s an easy way to liven up any look and it requires minimal make up because the blast of pattern will speak volumes while everything else can (and should) be maintained at a low-key level. This is the beauty of summer time -- keeping it fresh and letting your beauty shine along with some eclectic patterns.

Let’s jump into a crazy but gorgeous curve hugging number. Pair this ultra sexy dress with some sharp stilettos and you’ll be the “it” gal at the party. Perhaps you can also class it up with a sophisticated strappy pair to balance out this dress’s over the top personality. The orange and blue spray paint look really gives this dress a powerful and gorgeous contrast. The cutout patterns on top in midsection differentiate this dress from the rest.

Topshop Airtex Bodycon Dress


→ Buy the Topshop Airtex Bodycon Dress, $55.00, at us.topshop.com.


Loving This Week: Chelsea Boots + Loads of Lip Gloss

Monday, July 21, 2014 • Permalink • 

Stila Lip Glazes - Rag and Bone/JEAN Blazer - Helmut Lang Top - Mackage Wool Coat - Vince Chelsea Boots

Of course I found a couple great buys this week at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. How could I not? But, that wasn’t the only shopping destination that turned my head. A couple of my old standby sale shopping destinations got new shipments full of sale-priced goodness this week. Check out my online shopping cart this week…

1. Stila Lip Glaze Set, $25.00 ($110.00 value)
My favorite find from the beauty exclusives section at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is this 8-pack of Stila lip glosses. The main reason, beyond the insanely low price, is that I love every color in this set. Well, except the crazy purple shimmery color. But, I’m willing to overlook that because the other seven colors are so gorgeous.

The 7 Best Bets from the Theory Sale

Thursday, July 17, 2014 • Permalink • 

Theory has a reputation for classic suits that are an amazing value – you get a lot of style and a great cut for less cash than you’d expect. But, Theory offers a lot more than just great suits. Their sweaters and leather accessories are also quite fabulous… especially when on sale.

I spent some quality time browsing the currently filled to the brim Theory sale section and pulled out seven must-see items that are excellent wardrobe staples and marked way, way down. Check out my finds…

You may be wondering where this seemingly demure “low cut” silk shirt gets its name. It’s not where you think. The low cut in question is an oddly striking low cut triangular arm hole. A conservative blouse with an unexpected skin-baring slice is a winner in my style book.

Theory Low Cut Shirt in Silk Poplin


→ Buy the Theory Low Cut Shirt in Silk Poplin, $98.00 (was $245.00), at theory.com.


2 Lingerie Kickstarter Campaigns You Won't Want to Miss

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Permalink • 

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are quickly becoming destinations for amazing new fashion finds. Don’t believe me? Check out these two lingerie Kickstarter campaigns that are heating up social media. You’re not going to want to miss your chance to get in on these gorgeous new lingerie lines!

Naja, a new-ish line based here in San Francisco and founded by an attorney-turned-designer, has been getting a lot of press coverage including features in 7x7, Fast Company, and Inc. So, I was aware of their unique value proposition before I ran across their Kickstarter. But, it was the generosity of their campaign funding perks that really caught my attention – you can score a lot of Naja goods for helping to fund their campaign!


5 Un-Frumpy Long Shorts for Summer

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 • Permalink • 

Once upon a time I was really into short shorts. It was the late ‘90s and I was in my early 20s. I assume there is no need to explain. Times, they change.

Now that I live in the San Francisco area there aren’t many days that are warm enough to even make a person think about wearing shorts. But, on those rare days, I reach for my personal holy grail of nearly knee-length slouchy Theory shorts. They are amazing because they are long enough to cover the bits that you want covered, but without making you look like you have the style of a suburban schoolmarm.

So, with that amazing pair of shorts in mind, I set out to find five more pair that similarly manage to cover well without sacrificing style. I think I did quite well.

These softly pleated viscose shorts remind me most of my own beloved shorts. They look great with heels and a dressier shirt, as styled here. But, they’d also look amazing with a vintage fit white tee and flat sandals.

COS Pleated Shorts


→ Buy the COS Pleated Shorts, $99.00, at cosstores.com.


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