Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chunky for Fall (and other great stuff!)

Rest assure folks, the temperatures are finally dropping! Fall is here! (Thank goodness.) And so are hundreds and hundreds of new clothes and accessories for the season! (Yippee!!!) Here are my picks from what I found recently :)

Sweaters and Shirts for Starters BIG, WIDE, AND CHUNKY = SO incredibly cute and comfortable. And you know what Fall calls for? Amazing head-to-toe layers of fun! So when it starts to get little chilly, with these wonderfully roomy drapes, you can simply hug yourself with one (two, or even three!) long sleeves underneath. Now's the time for you to mix and match away with your favorite basics---striped, patterned, artistically textured, and so much more. Even a perfect white shirt with refined tailoring would compliment!

Pearls to Set the Mood Small pearls. Big pearls. The point is, the more the better! The precious roundlets of pinks and ivory really do show the best in you, ladies. They reflect the glow from the wearer's face and bring forth a refreshing look of energy and youth!

Gloves for the Arms One of my obsessions this year, absolutely. You'd think you're all set when you have your sweater and basics but oh, not quite! If you throw on a pair of these little fiesty knits for the arms, THEN you'll be complete ---ly adorable! (And snuggling warm, might I add!) My favorite is the ones with rib texture and  tend to bundle up at the wrist in thick folds. (Think chunky and cute, right? ;)

Cool Shoes for Character
Tall, tough, and laced-up is the way to spunk up that cuteness with some edge! These subtle, skyrocking booties will go perfect with skinny jeans and flawless drapes.

Leather to Finish Off with Charm
Remember those slouchy bags of leather goodness and skinny shoulder straps from one of my earlier entries (Stripes and Flowers)? Ah! I just can't get them out of my head!! ...But guess what. I don't need to! :D The lovely tans, browns, blacks and oranges of leather would go just as beautifully with autumn! So I'm relieved as I can continue side by side with my favorite bag. Smooth, elegant, but imperfect, the finest leather bags to me are the ones that speak utter craftsmanship and age. Those make the most dashing accessory for modest charm.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Nice Clothes for Nice Kids!

Aren't these kids such precious, little things????? They make the BEST heart-winning models! And I bet you haven't seen them dressed like this before! (Have you?)

(Says the girl who once hated kids and still has no clue what to do when she has to interact with them. lol!)

Hm. I don't know when or how it started but, I've actually grew a liking to these little people... I even thought, numerous times before, how I'd like my own kids to be---Decent, outgoing, confident and inspired. (I knowwww. Easy enough for me to say!) And JCrew's CREWCUTS really protrays this ideal. Adorably bundled up in playful, stylish and expressive layers---it's a conservative look but SO smart, novel, and mischievous!

And honestly, I rather have my kid walk up to a crewcut mannequin dazzling in a ruffle knit dress with belt detail and a mini wool coat with a pair of suede boots---totaling over $100 if you might add, than to have her go, "Mommy, I want that!" at some other girl her age on TV that's wearing a tank top over booty shorts.

Seriously. What is the society trying to convey these days anyway?? I remember seeing a little section of tiny bras for girls ages 5-7 in a department store a few days ago. And then some woman was walking around with her little girl in a strapless tube top with padded chest................ I couldn't believe what I was seeing!! All I have to say is--- People, having your kids dress like that is NOT a good influence! (And some money just can't be saved! Throw a few third pieces into their closet --e.g. cardigans, jackets, vests-- and show them how to mix and match with them! It'll teach them that wearing clothES is stylish---as opposed to NOT wearing much. - .- And who knows, it might even bring out their own creativity in the way they dress! ;)

If you want an idea, Crewcuts is the way to go!