Sunday, March 31, 2013

IN THE DETAIL

My obsession for headpieces continues.

This Vanessa Mooney hair accessory, is beautifully delicate and adds interest to any outfit.

Another new wardrobe love of mine at the moment is this leather skirt, which I designed and had made on my last trip to Bali. I love to experiment with different silhouettes, so naturally, I had to team this wrap skirt with my new By Johnny Peplum top.

Photos / Sabine Legrand 


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Birdie Awesomeness



As an Oregonian, I am, of course, unable to resist anything that has a bird on it.  So this shirt?



Yeah, this shirt was destined to be mine.  Not only does it have birds on it, but it fits my long arms even though it’s not offered in “Tall”.  Those two qualities alone are reason enough to love this shirt.  But then you add the fact that it looks adorable layered under my apricot sweater and it is birdie awesomeness at its best.


In addition to the awesome bird button-down (Caslon via Nordstrom) and the apricot sweater (Worthington via Goodwill), I also wore flared jeans (Gap), camel wedges (Corso Como via Piperlime) and neon studs (Kate Spade NY via Nordstrom).  

 
Friend Ferge thinks the neon studs don’t make sense with this look.  She is wrong.

Happy Thursday, All!

Gracey

Shop the look:
Exact Caslon button-down (other prints also available)
Similar neon studs (save, spend)
Similar Gap flares (Tall available)
Similar apricot sweater (here, here and here)
Similar camel wedges

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Black and Baroque



Aside from the unfortunate placement of some of the design elements, I rather like this Yves St. Clair vintage blouse:



Although I have a well-documented affection for scarf-print blouses from the 80s, I wasn’t sure about this one because it’s not very colorful.  But, I do love the pattern (baroque nipple shields aside) and really like it paired with black skinnies (a.n.a via JC Penney) and animal print wedges (80%20 via Piperlime). 

I also added a filigree heart necklace (Modcloth) that I think works well with the pattern of the blouse:


 
I know, it’s not terribly spring-y look, but as they say, if it’s not baroque, don’t fix it.  And, in my opinion, this outfit doesn’t need any fixing.

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Gracey

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gettin’ Matchy With It



I’m not usually known for being matchy-matchy, or for matching at all according to some.  But, when I was gifted this vintage necklace this weekend (thanks, Mom!) I knew I was going to match the heck out of it:


 And match it, I did: 



I’d actually already planned on pairing these emerald cords (Lucky Brand via Marshall’s) with my bright blue sweater (thrifted via Goodwill) and velvet flats (Old Navy).  Adding the necklace and some gold bangles (Nordstrom) just seemed like the right, if obvious, choice.

But, don’t worry.  Tomorrow I’ll be back in a color combination that makes no sense to anyone.

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Gracey


Shop the Look:
Similar emerald skinnies (plus available)
Similar blue sweater (plus available)
Similar teal flats (patent or fabric)
Similar enamel necklace

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Sure It’s Boxy, But It’s Plaid



And that is, apparently, reason enough for me, because, yeah, this dress is boxy.  But, it is also plaid:



And here at Fashion for Giants, we'll take plaid in any shape.


Yes, I could have worn a belt, but I didn’t.  I actually like the cut of this dress.  And the colors of the plaid are fun.  So, I may look like a box, but I look like a fun box.  So, no, no belt.   Just a vintage plaid dress (handmade via Goodwill) layered over a blue-striped blouse (Gap), blue tights (DKNY via Nordstrom) and riding boots (Born Crown via Nordstrom).

Oh, and I also wore my new carnelian Friendship Bracelet that the lovely people at RedEnvelope sent to me:


It also comes in iolite and aqua chalcedony, but, let’s be honest, I was never going to choose any color but orange.  And not just because it goes so well with plaid; as we all know, orange goes with everything so that’s a non-issue.  No, I just think the luminescent quality of carnelian orange is so pretty. Really though, I would have been happy with any of the colors or several other pieces from RedEnvelope; they have some lovely, lovely items.

Speaking of lovely, I thrifted a new coat on Saturday:


Which is also a bit boxy, isn't it?  Maybe boxy is my new thing?  I don't know, but I guess it's possible.  Again though, boxy or not, I love this coat; I love the color and the weight is perfect for spring.  Also, the bracelet sleeves show off my Red Envelope bracelet perfectly, so everybody wins.


Happy Monday, Everyone!

Gracey

FACE OF BONBONS











               Dion Lee dress / Ellery dress / ACNE leather jacket / Karen Walker shades / Ellery jumper dress / Kenzo inspired knit / shoes BonBons throughout

The wait is over!

I'm absolutely thrilled to share with you, the new face of Aussie shoe brand, BonBons - yours truly!

A short while ago, I was fortunate enough to be a part of what can only be described as a dream team of creatives, to shoot the BonBons A/W campaign.

I could literally go on all day about how I loved working with each and every person on the team, but my words wouldn't do me or them any justice, plus I think the pictures speak for themselves.

An amazing day, an amazing opportunity and amazing results - I can't help but pinch myself.

All the shoes featured here (and more) can be found online at BonBons brand new website: www.bonbons.com.au

Love and many warm thanks to BonBons and the creative team:
Photographer / Michelle Tran
Stylist / Ricky James Flynn 
Hair / Victoria Martin
Makeup / Caroline Massola

Instagram (@friendinfashion), facebook and twitter for all the behind-the-scenes action.