Aug 29, 2008

I fell in love last night...

with a pair of shoes.

These ones.

They have been dancing in my head all morning.
Should I get them?

Aug 28, 2008

Jackets for the fall

Found on Copenhagen StreetStyle. This outfit is so adorable. I love the touch of the pink braided scarf and her peeptoe heels. The best part is that coat, I want a cape-like coat now. It looks like the perfect coat for the fall.
Unfortunately, I have no clue who the designer is, so I had to go hunting for some good fall jackets.

The buttons, the big collar and the front pockets give this jacket a very casual cool vibe.
Suzabelle Biella Wool Trench Coat in Black
Suzabelle Biella Wool Trench Coat in Black

This is just so cute and casual, would look great with jean or a dress.



Here's an adorable capelet. (cheap too! only $59.50)

Cassidy Capelet

I have really been into short sleeve jackets lately. Adore this trench.
MK2K Long Sweater Jacket in Charcoal
MK2K Long Sweater Jacket in Charcoal

One can never have too many scarves. They make the best accessory and can add color to any blah jacket. I am in love with this scarf. It would look great with all the jackets above.
Tolani Zig Zag Scarf in Grey
Tolani Zig Zag Scarf in Grey


I'm off for the weekend! J and I are taking the day off tomorrow to get our marriage license and just spend the day together. We are busy for every single weekend for the next couple of months so it is nice to get some alone time for us.

Oh and we'll be at Bumbershoot on Saturday, as most of Seattle will be, so say Hi if you see me! :)

P.S. The capelet and the peacoat are from Delia*s and they are offering Free Shipping or 15% off all orders. (Coupon HOLIDAY)
dELiA*s



Aug 27, 2008

Karl Bear

So I think we all have seen the Urban Outfitters Karl Lagerfeld shirt. Cute right?
Well now he's got a bear modeled after him! Ah! Even cuter! It's too cute how much it looks just like him. Who knew that Karl Lagerfeld would look good as a teddy bear.
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I love the sketch. I like to imagine it mixed in amongst piles of his sketches of Chanel haute couture dresses.
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That reminds me, have you seen the documentary "The Secret World of Haute Couture", where Karl Lagerfeld whips up a sketch in like a minute? It is so cool to watch. The whole documentary is fascinating. If you are intrigued by Haute Couture and the lives of the super wealthy, I highly recommend it. Luckily, you can watch the whole thing on youtube! Here's part 1, you can find the rest here.


Aug 26, 2008

Lookbook: Downtown

I thought I'd go in a different direction with this lookbook and make it more interesting. J and I love taking pictures and and take our cameras everywhere with us so we end up taking a million pictures in the same outfits for that day. Instead of just one outfit picture you get to see a bunch with some of our other pictures sprinkled in! I've even included J in this lookbook! :)

What I'm wearing:
Cardi Wrap: Banana Republic
Tank: Nordstrom (I can't remember the brand)
Skinny Jeans: Taverniti So
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (for the picture standing up), Tory Burch (for the others)
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We had just finished eating Dim Sum and were next to the Library (that's the crazy looking building on the bottom row of the last collage) so we walked around the area as there are so many great buildings all within a few blocks of each other. I always bring a pair of flats with me for times like this so that's why I have two pairs of shoes. It was one of those crazy beautiful days in Seattle and we had such a lovely day.

Aug 25, 2008

It's shoe time!

I went on a frenzy and bought some new shoes and had to share!

Here's my loot:
All shoes

I went crazy on flats!! I know, so unexpected from the girl that only wears 4 inch stilettos right?
I wanted to be prepared for Jamaica and I am not one for flip flops. I wanted some pretty jeweled ones that would look awesome glistening in the Jamaican sun and here is what I found!

I went on Endless.com to order those gray booties that I had blogged about and added these pretty sandals to my order. I didn't end up liking the booties, but I loved these guys. The jewels really remind me of the gorgeous Giuseppe Zanotti's that I had been admiring (but pained me to pay $695 for a pair of sandals).

Charles David

Here they are on my feet. Ugh. Never thought I'd post my feet for people to see, but I think they look better on. Please excuse my oddly small toes. J calls them "pygmy toes".
sandals

On one of my trips to the mall, I stopped by J. Crew and scoured through the sales area and came up with these babies! A size too big but dude, they were on sale okay? I had to get them. The pink with the rhinestones is so me.
JCrew

These are not for Jamaica but for everyday, casual wear. Aren't they the most adorable pink Louboutin flats you have ever seen? Scored these on sale too! The perforated leather is so delectable!
Louboutin

While I was taking these pictures, this guy walked past me and asked "Ebay or Craigslist?" I replied back "neither, I just like taking pictures of my shoes." He gave me the "you are a weirdo" look and walked away. I had to laugh.

::Blush::

I am so honored to have received two awards this past week...

The always fun to read Tam's Thoughts gave me the Arte Y Pico award.

The creative, talented and savvy, Jessica of Budget Savvy Bride awarded me as a Kick Ass Blogger!

Thank you, thank you! I'm so flattered that you both thought of me.

I completely love every single one of the bloggers that are on my blog roll. I have added quite a few so come check them out!

My favorite new ones are:

Ragamala - the most adorable, fun girl with a great sense of style. She makes me wish that I was just like her when I was younger.

Cupcakes and Cashmere - Cute girl with awesome style. Everything she writes about is totally up my alley.

Think Simple Now
- so I don't comment on this blog because I fear that my superficial blog will dumb down this amazingly insightful blog. I actually used to know the girl who writes this blog. What I didn't know was what an incredibly deep and awe-inspiring person she really is. Her writing inspires you to make changes in your life. Her latest post about how she quit her day job made me do some extra hard thinking about what I wanted to do with my life.

Rougemarie - Her pictures alone make this blog but then she goes and ups it with her fabulous outfits and fun stories. She so makes me want to live in Vienna. It looks amazing.

I don't want to specify what award, so choose which one you want or both! :) I mainly just wanted to introduce some new blogs to my readers in case they haven't found them yet.

Aug 22, 2008

Zac Attack

I want every single piece from Zac Posen's Resort collection. From those little dresses to the berets to the Louboutins... seriously everything. The man is a freaking genius.

zacposen

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

image sources: style.com
collage created by moi!

Emotional

I don't know what it is but I think each day that is closer to our wedding, I become more and more emotional.

I recently found these wedding videos by StillMotion and I laugh and cry at each one like I'm actually at these people's weddings!!

I just adored this one. Could not stop bawling at the dad's speech.


Jess + Ryan's Highlights from StillMotion on Vimeo.

I never thought that I would want/need a videographer for my wedding. Now after watching these videos, I can see just how amazing and special it is. Luckily, my brother is a budding videographer and will be recording our wedding. I'm sure I will love whatever he comes up with.

And yes, for those of you who have asked, I will definitely post up pictures and videos after the wedding!

This video that they took of a wedding in Japan is amazing. It's like watching a movie.


Japan Trailer from StillMotion on Vimeo.

Go here to see the rest of StillMotion's videos. I could watch these all day long.

Aug 21, 2008

Lam I Am

Awhile back, we inadvertently got the Sundance channel with our DVR/HD/Digital cable package. I don't know why it eventually went away but seriously, we order everything else, why can't you just include it back in? Anyway... I was obsessed with watching all these documentaries on Fashion houses (like Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton) and saw the documentary "Seamless" that followed ten upcoming fashion designers all vying for the CFDA/Vogue Fund that would finance their lines. It was an interesting documentary, I especially loved watching Doo Ri Chung work out of her parent's basement and having them help her sew her designs. It just gave such a good perspective of the state of a struggling designer.

That same year they filmed the documentary was when Derek Lam won the CFDA Emerging Talent Award. I have always loved his collections but never knew that was his big start. His designs are not ground breaking, but I just love the simplistic nature and the craftmanship of the details. Currently, I am in love with his latest Resort collection. He's got a perfect outfit for all occasions.

a frolic in the park on a warm summer's day
on the way to a client meeting
An elegant dinner party at the Fairmont Hotel
And this... well, this is on my current MUST HAVES for the fall. If only I had $2,290. Okay, I'll just put it on my wishlist.

top 3 images from style.com
4th image from shopbop

Aug 20, 2008

80 days

80 days until I marry my Love.
on a cliff, overlooking the ocean, with the people we love the most around us. What more could a girl ask for.

Love you baby.

source: TripleCord

Aug 19, 2008

Lookbook: Working Girl

I work in the big bad corporate world and I'm in an industry where you don't see much creativity in the way people dress. We don't have a dress code at my company, so I could show up every day in jeans if I wanted to, but you know me, that's not my style.

Dressing professional does not mean sacrificing style. I like to take items that would typically work in a corporate world but add my own twists to it. I adore this tweed dress. It's got cute cap sleeves and the pleating down the front is just the right amount of detail. It looks great on it's own, but it was a bit chillier that day so I put on the cardigan and then wrapped the belt (which came with the dress) around both. The patent Loubs played off the belt, which finished the look. I wore minimal jewelry since the outfit had so much detailing with the belt, the pleating and the buttons on the cardi.

What I'm wearing
Dress: Mango
Cardigan: Express
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
August 11
August 11-2

I've been on this Nicole Richie-esque braiding my hair kick. I've discovered that it is an easy way to keep my hair out of my face. I'm not a ponytail kinda girl so this is my way of pulling my hair back. It's funny that I never thought of it before but I'm liking it now!
August 11 Hair

am not brave enough to try the pull all your hair back look, however Nicole always does it so beautifully.
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Aug 18, 2008

Our Simple Modern Reception

It's been awhile since I've written about my wedding (thanks for the reminder Aricka!) and I've been working on finalizing reception decor so I thought I'd share.

About a month ago, I had ordered a few lovely items from Brocade Home, after I so nicely blogged about them. Well, I seem to have spoken too soon as I have yet to receive my items or even an email letting me know of any status. I finally got someone on the phone that told me their warehouse is delayed and there is no ETA on when items will ship. Hmph. Thanks for letting me know. Although the order is supposedly still on it's way, I decided I needed to continue looking in case nothing shows up.

First, let me remind you (or if you are new to me, introduce you) to where the reception will be held.
And this is the gorgeousness that we will be looking out on.

I didn't want anything too too much to take away from the beautiful natural setting that we will already be in so this is what I've come up with.
reception
Very simple, modern decor. I want to play off the purple of the orchids and let the dinner area be lit mainly by candlelight (and possibly Japanese lanterns). Since we are having a small party, we will be using long tables which will be perfect for the tealight troughs. I really love the touch of the purple napkins and the simple stemware.

I adore the stainless steel letters and would like to hang "11" and "08" somewhere just as an accent. I haven't decided on what exactly the flower centerpieces will look like so that is still a detail to be decided.

If anyone comes across a pretty orchid centerpiece please send it my way. It is surprisingly hard to find ones that I like.

images:
Tensing Pen:
flickr user:
withflourish

collage:
tealight troughs
table setting
bouquet and cake
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Dressing up Shirts

I adore dresses, always have, always will. I hardly wear anything else in the summer and even in the winter I just add a sweater to layer and some tights and I'm good to go. Shirtdresses are a great way to transition from summer to fall and even into winter. I love buying a looser shirtdress to cinch with a big belt. It's a great look for the office as well if you pair it with the right shoes and accessories.

The crop sleeves and the banded hem of the Exeter Plaid dress is too darn cute. Because of the banded hem, I'd leave this one without a belt and just let it flow.This Trovata one is a fun light summer dress. I like that it already has the cinched waist. In the winter I'd pair it with a cozy gray cardigan, gray tights and flat boots.

The Mortica Dress at Urban Outfitters is exactly what I'd wear during one of those chilly nights in the summer. The textures and the ruffles are just so perfectly girly.

I think shirtdresses in prints are just darling. I love this little Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. The flower print and the delicate pouf of the skirt is just perfection. I like that this one is sleeveless as I think the print would be a bit overwhelming with sleeves.
I just ordered the Mortica dress in black* so it might be coming to a lookbook very soon!
They call it grey on the website but it looks black to me!

Aug 16, 2008

Time for another change!

I am Style-ish is now official!! I have decided to buy a domain name and am switching over to iamstyle-ish.com. Blogger should automatically transfer you over to my new URL but please remember to update your Google Reader and other readers you are using. If you could also do me a favor and if you have linked me on your blog to update the address there as well.

http://www.iamstyle-ish.com

Much appreciated! Thanks to everyone for reading my blog!

Aug 15, 2008

Fashion Olympics

Why must the Olympics torture me by making me stay up past my bedtime to watch Gymnastics? I really do not need to see one more interview about Michael Phelps, please bring on the gymnasts, thankyouverymuch.

Leaving you for the weekend with these ultra fab pics from Harper's Bazaar with Lucy Liu. My favorite is the Chanel with the frothy Dolce & Gabbana dress. Drool.


Go to FotoDecadent for the rest of the spread.

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