Thursday, February 28, 2013

THE ICONIC





Regular readers would know that I can't help but be drawn to statement trousers, and this outfit is no different.

Recently I was asked by Aussie online retailer, The Iconic to jump on board and style an outfit from  my top fashion picks.

I was immediately drawn to these amazing Kirrily Johnston harem pants. They have an incredible amount of detail, and really are a standout wardrobe item.

Topped off with this Zoe Karssen tee and we've got one of my favourite outfits at the moment.

All items available at The Iconic.

Photos / Tim Florea

Just for You - An eShakti Discount

As you all know, I love my readers.

Well, eShakti must love my readers too, because they've offered a 20% discount from now through 3/10/13 for you guys.  Just use discount code FSHNFRGNTS at check out.

Haven't browsed eShakti lately?  Well, I have and here are some of the looks I'm currently craving.

Diana Dress - I know the color is not for everyone, but I LOVE it.

Contrast Belted Stripe Dress - yes, it's back in stock (I wore it here)

Gingham Dress - is there anything better for Spring than gingham?


Also, if you order today, you can still get Free Customization on most pieces.

Happy Thursday, All!

Gracey

The fine print: The code has to be entered in the 'Promotional Code' box. There is no Minimum Order Value. The discount code is not case sensitive. The code can be used any number of times through 3/10/13. This code can be combined with any other gift coupon or gift card in the same order. This discount code is not applicable on Overstock items.  And is not applicable on previous purchases.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cozy Thunderbirds



I think I might be getting another sinus infection (stupid bad sinuses) and couldn’t think past being cozy when getting dressed this morning.  So, I wore this:



And it did the trick.  This sweater is super cozy, especially when layered over one of my beloved turtlenecks (Gap).

Luckily, it didn’t rain today so I didn’t have to wrestle with tights (I would have lost) and was able to pair the sweater (via Vintage by the Pound) with pants.  Specifically, I paired it with some graphic print skinnies (thrifted via Goodwill) and added some boots (Enzo Angolini “Saylem” via Nordstrom).


I think I rather like the graphic print of the pants with the stylized thunderbird.  But, then again, I’m not feeling well so I can’t be held accountable.


Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

Gracey

Shop the Look:
Vintage thunderbird sweater
Graphic print skinnies (Reasonable, Expensive but Cool)
Enzo Angolini "Saylem" boots

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tulips and Diamonds



The other day on You Look Fab, Angie posited that the popularity of prints and patterns was on the wane and asked if the “pattern party” were over for us.  I said that I thought so, that I was buying fewer prints lately.  But, I realized that I’m just buying fewer clothes in general (an unhappy side effect of my Nosh Opping Expedition) and that I still love prints as much as ever.

What made me come to that realization?  This outfit:



I think that if I were over prints, I’d have just paired a plain black blazer with this tulip print dress (handmade, thrifted via Better Bargains aka The Sticky Thrift Store).  But, instead, I paired my tulips with a vintage, diamond print blazer (Anne Klein via Salvation Army) because, given the option, I’m almost always going to choose to mix prints over pairing a print and a solid.  I did add some solid tights (Spanx via Nordstrom) and booties (Nine West “Darsy) though.  And I added my Eye of Sauron belt (vintage via Goodwill) because, well, what else would one wear with tulips and diamonds?  

So, yes, it appears that I am still firmly Team Prints and Patterns.  But, what about you, Reader Friends?  Are you over prints or still on board?  Or, were you never on board?

Happy Tuesday, All!

Oh, yeah, even though today is Tuesday, I wore this yesterday and felt quite visible so I’m linking up to Patti’s Visible Mondayover at Not Dead Yet Style.  Better late than never, right?

Gracey

Sunday, February 24, 2013

DOMAINE CHANDON SECRET GARDEN PARTY






White Suede dress / Aldo heels / Chanel clutch

Yesterday, my husband and I had the pleasure of attending Domaine Chandon's Secret Garden Party, in the picturesque Yarra Valley.

The picture perfect afternoon was spent enjoying Chandon’s finest vintages, delicious culinary treats (of which included these very pretty 'edible pot-plants'), the beautiful voice of Clare Bowditch and of course some garden twister, croquet and chess.

A scene taken straight from The Great Gatsby.

A big thank you to Domaine Chandon and Undertow Media for such a stunning afternoon.

Photos /  Jacqui Holt

Friday, February 22, 2013

LOVER

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Lover dress via K&S Boutique / Samantha Wills earrings / Tony Bianco heels

As soon as this too-gorgeous-for-words dress arrived from my friends at K&S Boutique, I couldn't help but fall completely head over heels. The colour, the cut, the super delicate lace - all perfect.


I knew that I had to wear this dress for part II of my collaboration with photographer, Charley Greenfield. We shot these on Valentines Day, so beautiful pastel roses were a must. 


The girls at K&S carry some of my absolute favourite Australian designers, including Manning Cartell, Camilla and Marc and of course Lover! This incredible skirt/crop combo is next on my shopping list - amazing or what!

As always, instagram for all the behind the scenes.

Photos / Charley Greenfield

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Zigzag Goodness



I adore this sweater.  It is full of zigzag goodness:


It is vintage Nan Dorsey and is in amazing condition; one of my better Goodwill finds, for sure. 


I wore the sweater with a black turtleneck (Gap), black knit pencil skirt (vintage via Goodwill) and boots (Gap) to pick up the black zigs.  And I added cobalt blue tights (Nordstrom) to pick up the blue zags.


Yep, zigzag goodness.


Happy Thursday, Everyone!

Gracey

Shop the Look:
Vintage Nan Dorsey sweaters (here and here)
Similar knit pencil skirt
Similar mid-calf boots

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SEASIDE

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Lauren Damelian dress / Fiel Sol necklaces / Witu clutch / Tony Bianco heels

Having a blog has allowed me the fantastic opportunity to meet and collaborate with some truly inspiring and talented people.

My latest adventure, introduced me to Melbourne photographer and art director Charley Greenfield. Last week, we escaped the scorching heat, heading to the beach to snap two looks - here is part I.

I look forward to sharing the next instalment with you and teaming up with Charley again.

As always, instagram for all the sneak peeks.

Photos / Charley Greenfield

Burgundy & Blue



We’re entering that confusing time of year here in Oregon where it’s really sunny and things are starting to bloom so you think maybe it’s Spring, but then, in the middle of your bike ride it drops 15 degrees and starts hailing.  

As you can imagine, that sort of weather can be hard to dress for when you commute by bike.  Therefore, I’m back to my old standby of dresses, cardigans, tights and riding boots:



What can I say?  It dries easily and is warm enough but not so warm that I overheat during the sunny moments.  Also, it’s easy to put on when you're to tired from staying up late reading the Game of Thrones books to think of anything else.


For today’s version, I paired a blue dress (vintage Karin Stevens via Salvation Army) layered under a burgundy and blue cardigan (Gap Outlet).  Today’s tights are burgundy and today’s riding boots are Born Crown (“Sosie” via Nordstrom).  Et voila, simple, effective and quick-drying. 

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Gracey

Shop the Look:
Similar polka dot dress
Similar tipped cardigan
Similar Born Crown boots

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