April 28, 2010

Fall 2010 Bridal

Wedding season is upon us! Cue the Sex and the City Vogue bridal scene:

I will go ahead now and proclaim my love for Vera Wang's and Oscar de la Renta's bridal gowns.
I don't think anyone can make a woman look more glamorous or classy on their wedding day like they can.
That being said, I must warn you, I'm one of those girls who wants to look like a princess on their wedding day.
Thus, I will be wearing a huge poofy gown, so with that in mind, here are my favorites:

Vera Wang

If I was going to wear this on my wedding day, I'd have the tassel looking things taken off it.
I think they take away from the beauty of the dress.

The last dress (above) is my favorite. It might even replace my love for my favorite from Spring 2010:

Jenny Packham

Reminiscent of Miley Cyrus at the Oscars?

Both are Jenny Packham, Miley's dress was in the Spring 2010 show

Oscar de la Renta

If this were my wedding dress, I'd probably have to pull a Rachel Zoe and have it altered. I'd want it to be strapless, without the high collared lace part.

I don't typically like black wedding dresses, but this dress changes my mind. Absolutely gorgeous.

(photos from nymag.com and elle.com)

April 27, 2010

Review: Zac Posen for Target

So, yesterday I made the trek to my local Target only to be disappointed by the fact they had not put out Zac Posen's line yet.

Today, I tried again, and they had a few but not all of the pieces from his collection.

I think it's better than most lines Target has, but a few pieces were not what I expected.

I tried on the gold bathing suit top, but it wasn't what I hoped it would be. The fabric was a little rough and I normally wear a size small in bathing suit tops, and it did not look flattering on me. The top had hardly any support and it felt like it ran a little small.

I tried this dress on in the solid pink color. It's very cute. The fabric was nice, but I think it ran a little small. My only issue with it is that I like simple clothes and if it takes a lot of work to put a dress on, I probably won't wear it. That being said, this dress has a slip underneath, a wrap around belt and a tie in the back, which to me, means too many things to worry about when I'm getting ready. However, the sleeves were really cute, and if pink's your color, I highly suggest this dress.

This dress has been getting rave reviews online, but personally I wasn't a huge fan. The rivets were a little much for me, but I was pleasantly surprised by the fabric, it was really soft and seemed to be high quality.

This is the dress I ended up buying. It's very form fitting and the bottom part is sheer, but in the photo it looks like the sheer part is a lot higher. I'm 5'6, so the sheer part is not in a revealing area, and the dress on me is longer than it looks on the model. The fabric isn't quite as soft as I'd hoped and the sleeves are a little awkward, you definitely have to wear them off the shoulder, but overall, I thought it was the most me and the most flattering on.

As for the rest of the clothes, my Target wasn't quite as well-stocked as I hoped it be. I saw the black dress with the blue organza-like outer part. It's not as soft as I'd hoped, but definitely cute, I just don't have any place to wear it to. The chambray dress looks the same in person as it does in the photo, the cardigan has mesh like sleeves, the brocade tie dress is cute and I was a fan of the blazer.

Anyone else check out the line?? Thoughts?

(photos from fashionista.com)

April 25, 2010

Coachella Fashion

So, my favorite music festival, Coachella, took place April 15 through 17, and once again, I was not able to attend.

I've wanted to go to this concert since I was 15, and every year it seems like more and more celebrities attend. Well, this year I decided to compile a few looks I liked/seemed most common.

Here's a few inexpensive and expensive ways to make Coachella fashion part of your summer wardrobe.

Kate Bosworth Look 1

Hat from Free People (play off Kate's purse)

Lace T from American Apparel

Shorts from Urban Outfitters

Shoes by Marc by Marc Jacobs at Saks

Kate Bosworth Look 2

Patterson J. Kincaid Shirt at Saks

Agyness Deyn

Dress by Sophomore at bonadrag.com

Dr. Marten boots

Whitney Port

The Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater is a play off her shorts.

Look: the sun dress
Samantha Pleet dress at bonadrag.com
Christian Louboutin espadrilles from Saks

Look: the cut off shorts and lots of patterns
Shirt by Erin Wasson xRVCA at openingceremony.com

Shorts from Urban Outfitters

A few options instead of shorts: patterned skirts

Skirts from Urban Outfitters

Skirt from Opening Ceremony

Look: lots of hats!

Hat from Anthropologie
Hat by Urban Outfitters

(photos by thecobrasnake.com, styleinspades.com, and fashionologie.com)

April 20, 2010

Outfit I would like to own:

Jacket by DAY Birger et Mikkelsen +
Dress by Oak +

Purse by Marc Jacobs +

Shoes I would LOVE to own by Miu Miu

Just to throw in a few more shoes from Miu Miu I would kill to own, one of these days I need to find a high-paying job.

(Photos from www.style.com, www.saksfifthavenue.com and www.net-a-porter.com)