Posts Tagged ‘wildfox couture’

Top Five: Fashion Brands of All Time!

A question people have been asking me lately is: ”What is your favorite brand of all time?” Trick question. I actually have five favorite brands of all time (yes, one is a boutique in SoHo) & I obsess about them equally. Here is why:

French Connection for structure & fit.

French Connection has been among my favorites for years. I always turn to this brand for dresses of all sorts. My most prized French Connection dress in my closet is my go-to dress for an interview. If you have been following my blog for a while, it should come as no surprise that I chose this as my favorite French Connection piece since I have blogged about it before.

Marc by Marc Jacobs for branding & accessories.

I consider Marc by Marc Jacobs to be on almost equal playing fields as the Chanel brand. Although it is cheaper & aimed at a younger generation, the impact of this brand is tremendous. Any brand that can open a book store in SoHo & be successful is obviously onto something. I own a few pieces of Marc by Marc Jacobs clothing but I personally find myself more drawn to the playful accessories – the iPhone covers, the hair accessories, the key chains, the lipstick pens, etc. My most prized Marc by Marc Jacobs accessory is the “perfect purse.”

Alice + Olivia for the drool worthy clothing & defining “social media.”

Alice + Olivia is another one of those brands that is really focused around a specific muse. A young, fun, fashion-forward, working girl. Chances are good that if you like one Alice + Olivia item, you will like them all – which can definitely be dangerous. I have found a lot of great deals on Alice + Olivia at Saks Off Fifth & Neiman Marcus Last Call. I’ve found deals on dresses, tops, & dress pants. Hopefully in the near future, I will be able to afford their high prices but for now I covet all of my discounted Alice + Olivia items. Below is just one of the dresses that I got for only $20!

LF Stores for layering & overall styling.

In a recent post, I named LF Stores as my #1 boutique in New York City. Although, not a brand, I felt it entirely necessary to include this store on my list because I am absolutely in love with all of the items I have purchased there. Hands down, these are the items I get the most compliments on. This store is great for the girl who loves to play with fashion, lives in layers, and likes to blend styles. My favorite item is the long flowing maxi skirt I bought – it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Wildfox Couture for comfort & their success story.

Wildfox Couture can do no wrong in my book. The company was started by two best friends & is really starting to grow into an empire. By starting with creating simple, comfortable & fun graphic t-shirts, the brand has now expanded into denim, jewelry & childrens clothing. I have loved watching the brand grow & continue to be obsessed with everything Wildfox. My favorite Wildfox clothing item is an easy choice for me. It would be my navy “W” sweatshirt because it is SUPER comfortable.

What are your favorite brands of all time? I would love to hear!

A Fashion Year in Review: 2010!

As the end of 2010 is upon us, I wanted to take this time to reflect on the past. As far as fashion, it is clear that this year three brands dominated my heart this year. These three brands include French Connection, Marc by Marc Jacobs & Wildfox Couture. Thinking deeper than that, I compiled a list of my favorite finds this year.

This list included a Theory blazer, Gucci sunglasses, French Connection dress, Michael Kors watch, Wildfox Couture sweatshirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, Juicy Couture riding boots & the Marc by Marc Jacobs perfect purse. Although some of these items made the list because they were a killer deal, they have all become staples in my wardrobe this year.

But of course, this is a time for not only reflecting on fashion, but also on myself personally. 2010 was a major year in my life & I am thankful for everything – the good times and bad.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

-Served as the secretary for FSU’s Collegiate Merchandising Association, ran for 2011 President & lost by one vote but no regrets – everything happens for a reason!
- Became the Public Relations Director for FSU’s CLUTCH Magazine. Instantly began working on finding a way to publish an online version of the magazine (for free, of course!) & starting a blog.
- Completed my first internship with Intern Queen Inc. and will continue on as a campus ambassador next semester
- Met Andrea through my summer internship with Intern Queen Inc. & we collaborated in the fall to create the first-ever #CampusFashion Twitter chat – HUGE success!
- Became a campus ambassador for Kembrel where I began increasing awareness of this awesome website on Florida State’s campus while also saving up money to intern in NYC this summer

After reflecting on all that I have accomplished in one year, I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life & what all year 2011 will bring.

Happy new year everyone & thanks for reading! xoxo

Shop Local: Urban Thread

Before the game yesterday, I decided to stop in & check out the grand opening of Urban Thread. At Tuesday’s Collegiate Merchandising Association meeting, one of our members told us a little bit about the store & asked if she could put out flyers on the table. Immediately after she told us about the store, I knew I had to check this place out!

Urban Thread is a store filled with name brands such as Free People, Urban Outfitters & Wildfox Couture but at majorly discounted prices. She explained that all of the items in the store are either off-season items or catalog returns. I found a lot of great items & ended up walking away with a striped BDG crop top & a cozy pullover sweatshirt from Wildfox Couture in navy. Total price? Just under $40. Both of the items I picked were priced at $18.50. Although I am not sure how much the BDG crop top was originally, I found the same Wildfox Couture sweatshirt in a different color for $125 at shopthetrendboutique.com.

The store, at least at the moment, was a plain open space that was very well organized. They were not only organized by size but also by brand. You could also find shoes, handbag, bed spreads, & accessories. The staff was super friendly & helpful. Please keep in mind that all sales are final so make sure that you try everything on & really love it before buying it!

Interested in checking this place out for yourself? Urban Thread is located at 1318 N. Monroe St., just above Sakura Japanese Restaurant.

How To: Dress Cute in This Hot Summer Heat

Classes are officially back in session & with the temperature in Tallahassee well into the 90′s, finding something cute to wear to class might seem like an impossible task. So what do you wear? How can you transition these summer staples into the perfect fall weather attire?

OUTFIT 1: Top: Wildfox Couture; Shorts: Current/Elliot; Jacket: Soul Cal; OUTFIT 2: Romper: Pins and Needles; Shirt: American Eagle; OUTFIT 3: Top: Sunbijou; Shorts: American Eagle; Skinny Jeans: 7 for All Mankind

1. Be Casual. Pair a racerback tank with boyfriend shorts. The racerback is perfect for summer because it is lightweight & breezy. Dress the outfit up with some fun bracelets and let your personality shine through. Transform this outfit into fall by throwing a jean jacket on top of it. You can also try a denim vest for another fun summer outfit option.

2. Be Girly. Find a romper that looks great on you & sport that in the summer heat. Pair it with a great bohemian bag, a belt & jewelry & really make this trend your own. How do you sport this trend in the fall? Layer a long sleeve shirt underneath. Another option is to pair it with lace leggings & a jacket.

3. Be Comfortable. In this summer heat, you can get away with a baggy shirt (or lightweight sweatshirt) and a pair of shorts. The bagginess will allow your skin to breathe even though you have more clothing on & you will look chic. Throw away your short shorts in the fall and trade them for skinny jeans & killer pumps.

What are you wearing to beat this summer heat?

Trend to Try: Free Spirit

This summer, try this trend on for size with these free spirit essentials:

Butterfly shirts
Crop tops
Cowboy boots
Boho bags
Bangles & beaded bracelets
Aviators
Colorful accents
Stone rings
One shoulder tops
Cutoff shorts

Most of all the free spirit style is about staying true to yourself & being confident in everything you wear. Don’t be afraid to take chances when it comes to fashion!