Sunday, October 24, 2010

Resort Wear 2011: Pink

Pink was all over the Runways in Resort Collections for 2011, which makes me so happy. Pink is my favorite color and if I could, I would paint my house pink. Unfortunately, that wouldn't fly with the fiance.
Here are some of my favorite pink runway looks:
Christian Dior

 Giambattista Valli
Monique Lhullier

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

Christian Dior

Christian Dior
As you may be able to tell, Christian Dior was my favorite of all the Resort wear Runway shows. I will be doing a separate post on that because I loved every single item from the show.

Runway to Real Way:

3. Black Halo Dress
5. Pink Chanel Flap Classic
7. Diane Von Furstenberg Pink Luggage

Word of advice: Don't go overboard with wearing pink, always add a neutral color like black to your outfit so you don't look like a walking cupcake!

Rent The Runway

I had been wanting an excuse to try out renting a designer dress from Rent The Runway since the company debuted, and last month I had the perfect opportunity; one of my dearest friends got married in the beautiful Napa Valley, and I knew I wanted a long dress to wear to the wedding since I don't usually get the opportunity to get decked out in long gowns! I ordered my dress about two weeks prior to the wedding, where I was asked to select an arrival date. Once I chose the date, Rent The Runway's calendar application automatically told me when I had to send the dress back. You have the option of renting for 4 or 8 days. What I love most about Rent The Runway is that they will send you the same item in another size (of your choice) for FREE just in case. When my package arrived, I was so excited to open it up and try my dress(es) on! I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package and had FOUR dresses (all the same, in different sizes). I'm pretty sure this was because the dress I chose was floor length and they sent me my two sizes in addition to the same sizing with "regular" and "long" lengths. Each dress came in it's own garment bag (for me to keep), return labels for free shipping via USPS, and a cute little bag of Hollywood fashion tape, a foam sheet, and lint removing sheets.
The dress I rented was by Mark and James by Badgley Mischka, which retails for $550. I rented it for $75.
Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of myself (full body) in the dress, but below is one that I got of the upper half.
 Sending the dress back was SO easy, I just slapped the label on the ready-to-go box and dropped it in the mailbox @ USPS. I will definitely be renting more dresses, especially for my wedding festivities this Spring!
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sweater Dresses

It's finally time for Pumpkin Spice Latte's, Halloween decorations, color change in the leaves, and crisp cool air (albeit not quite yet in Northern California). As you may be able to assume, Fall is my favorite season for several reasons, especially for my love of fall clothes. This fall/winter I am planning on stocking up on sweater dresses. They are so easy to throw on with leggings and boots while still looking put together. Below are some sweater dresses from the Runway @ F/W New York Fashion week 2010, followed by my top picks.
Rag and Bone
*Photo credit: google images