dahlia fall 2012

after sharing my last guest post for dahlia uk yesterday, i thought i’d come back with one last peek at the brand in the form of their fall 2012 look book. i had so much fun styling up pieces over the last few months, and now i think i may be hooked, because there are so many pieces from the new collection that i can’t wait to get my hands on. i love the pretty brocade dresses paired with fancy blouses, and you know i’m a sucker for a good pinafore. some of these pieces are already available on the dahlia site, and some are on the way, so definitely check it out!

you can see all of my past dahlia outfits here.

orla kiely fall 2012 campaign

it’s official: i’m ready for the fall. after spotting the orla kiely fall 2012 campaign shot by venetia scott, i am officially obsessed. these super sixties-inspired looks need to be in my closet right now. from the cute coats and pinafores perfect for layering to the expert styling with cream tights and little t-strap shoes, i just can’t get enough! that is all.

photos by venetia scott for orla kiely.

tocca fall 2012

continuing with the fall trend this week, i decided to share the tocca fall 2012 collection. i’m absolutely smitten with this very chic set of looks that elegantly ride the line between masculine and feminine. i think this collection speaks to me so much because i often find myself dressing much in the same manner. one day i’ll be wearing a little ’60s dress and then next day i’ll be sporting a button-up blouse with pants and loafers. add in some delicate details like intricate lace and some decidedly academic inspiration and you’ve got a perfect formula for fall dressing.

photos by tocca.

lauren moffatt fall 2012

you may remember back in february, i shared photos from the lauren moffatt fall 2012 presentation during nyfw. fast forward a few months and the complete lookbook is out with many of the pieces from the fall collection now available online. the collection is huge and there really is something for everyone, with pieces easily transitioning from the cooler fall months and on into chilly winter weather. picking a favorite is nearly impossible, though i am partial to some of the easy shift dresses, and am particularly smitten with a certain red and mustard yellow sweater with little “lm” initials on the sleeve. i just love the varied textures from breezy printed silks to thick wool to eyelet fabrics and sequin details. if you want to take a look at the complete collection, then head on over to lauren moffatt!

paule ka fall 2012

most of the collections that i share on this blog definitely lean towards wearability, but that doesn’t mean that i’m not attracted to the more fanciful collections out there. case in point: the paule ka fall 2012 collection. it’s certainly not the world’s most practical, but that’s just why i love it! the wild silhouettes, the mix of colors, the fun little details like fuzzy shoe clips and wicker basket bags. i love the 1960s sensibility and i love the inspiration for the collection. according to style.com, the collection was inspired by the idea of a clique of english girls who have stolen their rich parents’ credit cards, raided the closets, and are headed out for an adventure. the designer called it a mix of “rich and poor,” which you can certainly see from the blend of mismatched colors with luxurious details like fur and jewels. the whole story is certainly a fantasy i wouldn’t mind living, especially if i got to wear a few pieces from this fun collection.

frances baker fall 2012


after yesterday’s super summery post, i thought i’d switch gears just a little to share the frances baker fall 2012 collection. if you hadn’t already seen these photos floating around the web, then you’re in for a treat! this collection is handmade in the southern hemisphere where the temperatures are a little bit less than warm this time of year. though honestly, these looks would be perfect for the san francisco summer… i just love the preppy, schoolgirl vibes in these simple yet elegant pieces, and can already see them fitting perfectly into my transitional wardrobe later this year!


arabella ramsay fall 2012

i know we are fast approaching summer, but while we’re enjoying the warming temperatures, the southern hemisphere is slipping into fall and winter weather. and this season, arabella ramsay released a beautiful collection just for the occasion. “the apple of my isle” fall 2012 may be a bit warm for us right now, but i have a few pieces on my wishlist that i think will transition pretty seamlessly from season to season. i am, of course, smitten with that mustard yellow shift dress above, but am equally excited about the eclectic mix of stripes, florals, animal prints, and crochet. i’m sharing just a few of my favorites, so you’ll have to swing over to the arabella ramsay site to see the rest!

photos courtesy of arabella ramsay.

yestadt millinery fall 2012

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if you’ve been following me for a while on this blog, then you know i love a good hat. i definitely go through phases when i wear them more or less often, but if you step into my closet, you’ll find the top of a huge shelf stacked high with vintage hats.  so when the yestadt millinery fall 2012 lookbook arrived in my inbox the other day, i was pretty darn excited to see what they’d come up with this season. and yet again, they have such a beautiful selection of finely crafted hats with a vintage aesthetic that’s got me swooning. i’ve been lusting after the perfect little beret-inspired topper, and i’m pretty sure my hunt is over! throw in a chic little baseball cap, that epic lavender number, and perhaps a classy fedora, and i’m sold!

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my nyfw: lauren moffatt fall 2012 presentation


as you know, i’ve been a huge fan of lauren moffatt for some time. and while i’ve been lucky enough to visit her studio to preview her collections a few times, i’ve always wished she would have a proper presentation! so you can imagine my delight yesterday when she shared her fall 2012 collection in two little class rooms at an old abandoned school. i snapped a few photos and shared them on the modcloth blog today, but i got so many that i just had to share the rest of them here!

“lauren moffatt’s fall 2012 collection is inspired by the innocent and classically undone style of a schoolgirl. the collection, with its timeless color palate and buttoned up silhouettes is effortlessly chic with just a tough of mischievousness that lurks behind every schoolgirl’s peter pan collar and pleated skirt.”

as with all of her collections, it was all about the details! my lens isn’t the best at capturing super close-up shots, but hopefully you can still spot some of the intricate lace, textured fabrics, and pretty silk prints in addition to interesting necklines and unexpected cut-outs all expertly styled by martha violante.

please note that all of these photos were taken by me. please only repost with proper credits!


my nyfw: steven alan fall 2012

steven alan fall 2012

i woke up yesterday morning bright and early at 6:30am (ahem, 3:30am california time) to make my way to the steven alan fall 2012 presentation. the first show of fashion week! not only that, but it was an absolute pleasure to be able to take a peek backstage before the show and to get a chance to look at all of the pieces up close and personal. the only downside was that i was just a tad bit bleary-eyed and jet-lagged from my flight, so please excuse me if i am lacking in eloquence today!

the entire collection was stunning yet understated. one of my favorite looks was of a model with a fedora perched neatly atop her head with an easy, belted jacket reminiscent of a mexican blanket paired with a bold red skirt. the collection took a nod to the late diego rivera with it’s south american influences and pops of color, all the while remaining cool and casual. definitely a nice way to kick off new york fashion week!

all of these photos were taken by me. please only repost with proper credit.

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