Month: Jan 2013

Monday Mix ~ Not!

As I have another outfit post scheduled for later today (so as not to overwhelm you with too much fluff), I decided to deviate from my usual line-up and go with one, singular sensation 🙂 So apt. Available on ShopBop.  Heading over there to get me one right now. Love, SG

You’re A Lucky Fella, Mr Smith

And we’re lucky too, to bear witness to your witty genius. Navy Floral Print Blazer. Signature Striped Mini Cufflinks. Grey Holger Loafers with IN YOUR FACE Acid Green Soles. Mr Brown Printed Scarf. Pink Birdy Socks. Mushroom Printed Shirt. Purple Hawaiian Trilby Hat. Paul’s Drawings Handkerchief (LOVE). Just a small selection of my personal Paul Smith favourites 🙂 don’t they put a smile on your face?  And isn’t that what fashion is supposed to do ~ evoke joy. Love, SG p/s all pieces available from the Paul Smith online store.

Monday Mix ~ Menswear!!!

The IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers) current challenge for menswear-inspired ensembles had my mind churning, reflecting the various possibilities.  I’m putting together some outfits as we speak/read/chat for said challenge but for now, here are some of my fave picks. And you thought Phillip Lim couldn’t do romance.  Pshaw.  This is his take on the Biker Jacket.  The somewhat austere lines of the garment contrast beautifully with the fragility of the delicate print.  An investment piece $1,195. What do you get when you pair durable Canvas with opulent crystals as well as delicate embroidery??  This irrefutably plush Jacket from Biyan with divine oversized poof sleeves and a hint of a boxy line.  Darling!!  An investment indeed $1,562. Burberry continues to do no wrong, at least not in my eyes.  This fabulous utilitarian Jacket is given a makeover with a ruffled Peplum effect (genius) and zip-fastening pockets (brilliant).  Must-have $650. Who doesn’t adore a burst of colour onto virginal white?  Chalayan marries the two to effervescent delight in this Tuxedo Jacket.  Fashioned from Cotton-Blend Sateen, the purity …

Here Comes A Fighter

Be willing to focus on what you want and ignore the fear that wants to hold you back. Oh fear. It’s ever-present and crippling, making you feel as if whatever you are facing is bigger than Mt. Everest. But, most of the time, getting what we want means having to make that trek, taking fear head-on and just going for it. The trick to pushing forward even when a big bad scary is breathing down your neck? Envision your end goal and focus on that. Don’t lose sight of it and, when you start to feel the fear creep in, train your mind to focus on it and it alone. Taken from the Independent Fashion Bloggers Website ~ very apt.  More on that later.

Monday Mix (Yes, I’m Late But What’s New)

You know, I’m starting to think I should rename this series, “Tuesday Treats”.  Apt, yes? (from top to bottom) Medusa Cashmere Sweater from Nihan, Comic Book Strip Skirt from Vintage South Austin, just glorious Hand-Painted Wing Scarf from Shovava, Futuristic Metallic Leather Ankle Booties from Nanometer, and now, my personal fave, a Vintage Gold & Silver Articulated Mouse Necklace (the cute little thing measures 7″ long!!), and she’s MINE.  You really need to check out Story Book Vintage, Meghan has some really awesome treasures waiting to be loved. Love, SG