The fashion world is in mourning today. Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away last night at the age of 82 to a battle with cancer. The American designer was notorious for his mesmerizing collections, many designs that ended up on the bodies of A-list Hollywood starlets on the red carpet, and being a gigantic part of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America.) Editors, models, politicians, and movie stars alike have all been paying their respects through the media and the Twitter-sphere. Here are some of the best tributes I have seen.
One of my current obsessions this fall is knee high socks. They are great to pair with tall boots, ankle booties, and even pumps. To some, this hosiery is reminiscent of their school uniform days. I thought I would embrace this idea but give it a cooler edge.
I paired these socks with a pleated black skirt, graphic tee, military jacket, and leather booties. It feels very Serena van der Woodsen in private school (sorry I have been rewatching a lot of Gossip Girl on Netflix lately.) And yes…my shirt is a quote by Karl Lagerfeld saying “I am basically the most superficial person in the world.” Gotta love it. ;-)
$79 – psyche.co.uk
$40 – marksandspencer.com
$19 – asos.com
Any girl who truly loves fashion loves any accuse to get dressed up. So today’s work event is no exception. Instead of wearing a ball gown (which I’d never unless it was to some truly MAJOR event) I opted for a chic silver shift dress. However, I’m in a leadership position at my job so I wanted to still convey that. This is why I decided to layer a sleeveless jacket on top, but, you know me, I always have to keep it edgy and cool so I decided to cinch it with a studded belt. I topped off the look with a fabulous statement necklace and my pointed toe booties and this girl is ready to work….it.
As you may be able to tell from past OOTD, I have a fondness for graphic tees and sweatshirts. Nothing beats a fun and quirky statement or appealing image. So obviously I was drawn to this great Parisian sweater. And what goes better with black and white than a touch of red?? Add a matching lip and leather booties and I think it’s a job well done.
I don’t know if it is apparent, but I am so excited that it’s fall. Besides the crisp air and pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING, there is nothing I love more than layering.
That’s why I had a blast with this look. Not only are the colors spot on for the season, but there is so much movement and detail in the look. The leather elbow pads and my knee high socks were my favorite details of the look. What were yours?
I’m fully embracing fall now that it’s October. Let’s be honest, I was dying to take my fur vest out of my closet. While the weather’s still mild, I decided to wear my rust colored skirt (it looks way more pumpkin orange in these pics….perfect for Halloween!) I also thought the stripes and the texture of the vest looked really cool together. It mixed a little sweet with a little attitude.