Category: Dresses

FashionAloha from Hawai’i! Day 4: Surf Lessons….

Dear Diary,

Day 4 and the surfing competition has commenced!

Well, ok, ok, I kinda, sorta, learned how to surf today, and despite my pathetic paddling skills I managed to actually get up on the board and then on a wave, which does equal surfing (at least in my world). Now that’s not to say that I was awesome at it or anything, but I did manage to get up and that was quite a feat to accomplish for me!

After my feeble attempt at surfing (with the help of my sister’s friend Mark) we retired home to a good ol’ fashioned BBQ … plus some super hot surfers … plus some girls in some absolutely adorable clothes… which equaled an awesome day in O’ahu!

 

Sierra is wearing an adorable leopard print dress that we had a while back, while Molly sports a beautifully draped vintage dress that I grabbed from the LuLu*s vintage section as soon as I could. (Keep updated on our vintage, as killer pieces come and go before you know it!) Remember to pair dresses with cute belts and killer high heels, and always top your outfit off with a pair of Claire Fong earrings.

Photos by Daniel Noval. Photo shoot styled by Siobhan Barrett.

Guest BloggerMeowsk Reports: Wonderland of a Wardrobe

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A few weekends ago, I went to see Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and ever since have been enamored with the costuming and clever wardrobe changes throughout the film. Designed by Colleen Atwood, the dresses look like something that would show up on fashion runways around the world. I love that they are a modern take on the iconic Alice outfit, with bits of authenticity and bold embellishments.

The original Alice dress. I adore the black detailing along the neckline and skirt hem.

An edgier Alice look with fluttery fabrics and striped ribbons. This dress needs to find its way to my closet ASAP.

A mini dress for a tiny Alice. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a better detail shot of this dress.

Off onto other adventures Alice dress. Love that skirt.

Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the movie yet; I didn’t give everything away. There is still one very special dress that I left out.

Feeling inspired by the previews, I of course had to create my own Alice outfit which I totally wore to see the film. Have you styled an Alice-inspired outfit? Share it with us, and let me know your favorite costume in the film.

FashionAloha From Hawai’i! Day 2: Daytime Dreamin’

 Dear Diary,

This is the second update of my five-day visual fashion diary in the sun of O’ahu, Hawai’i, and I’m LOVIN’ every second of it. Today we mixed chains, gladiator sandals, leopard prints, and even a gold leaf crown with (yes, yet again) Claire Fong earrings for original but yet totally obtainable style.

In the first shot, on Sierra, we have cut-off shorts with top and necklaces designed by myself. To recreate this look, check out the Guard Rail Denim Shorts (pic below). These shorts would pair nicely with any patterned and textured top, as well as with any of your favorite sandals.

Molly’s outfit is all about the Melted Heart Dress (pic below), topped with a few well-chosen accessories. Remember to mix and match prints with textures such as ripped jeans, and top it off with chains in gold for an original masterpiece of style!

Photos by Daniel Noval.

FashionAloha from Hawai’i!

Dear Diary:

Aloha from Hawai’i!! I have traveled … well, more like hopped across the ocean … to the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i for spring break.

O’ahu is the most populated island in Hawai’i and boasts both big-city fashion and remote jungle hiking. I am here to visit my sister, who lives on the tip top of St. Louis Heights, overlooking the volcanic Diamond Head crater and the city of Honolulu (the picture to the left is the view from her deck).

The sun that glares off of the beaches and the brilliant blue water around the island has inspired a week of fashionable dressing in the brightly colored patterns that reign so heavily this season.

Here is the first day of a visual fashion diary of my vacation in O’ahu. Photography by Daniel Noval. Modeled by the greatest of gals, Molly and Sierra. And styled by me with clothes from Lulus.com’s What’s New and Vintage sections, along with a few pieces I designed myself. Accessories range from vintage finds to Claire Fong’s wonderful leather, feather and fringe earrings. 

 


You can recreate this look with the Mona Bandeau Dress by Billabong and the Fly South Earrings by Claire Fong.

FashionMilan Fashion Week WRAP UP!

Milan fashion week has ended and we should take a minute (Paris fashion week has already started rolling) to remember some of the “moments” from the shows.

*Prada’s “plus-size” models and curvaceously tailored dresses

*Dolce & Gabbana’s re-cap of their history ending in an army of girls with no pants on

*Dsquared² laboratory Frankenstein power dressing

Here is Style.com’s recap of the week of fabulous fashion told by fashionista’s themselves!