Sunday, September 19, 2010

how to wear skinny cargos

I'm still looking for styling ideas to help me get more use out of my army green skinny cargos ...

Barney's has a style guide on their website called 11 Ways To Cargo that shows dressy and casual styling ideas. I noticed lots of tucked-in button-ups and lace-up flats, but I preferred the looks with contrast like pairing with a lace top and ankle boots or a sequin cardigan and black heels...

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work pants for fall

{crisply pleated trousers}

I am on the hunt for some new work pants for Fall and I love all of these interesting new styles that stray from the boring ole suit pant that re-appears every year (you know the lined wool pants that I'm referring to...). These have interesting details like high-waists, pleats, tapered ankles, paperbag waists, and cropped lengths.

And it seems that they would all look amazing with another favorite Fall trend...ankle boots!

All of these are available at

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

found my camel coat!

{michael michael kors double-breasted overcoat}

Of course Michael Kors would have lots of camel for fall! Why didn't I think of it before? According to Michael's style guide, Fall 2010 is all about cashmere, camel, and fur...

I found my lovely new camel coat at the Michael Kors store...and it's exactly what I've been looking for! It's not super edgy, but it is a classic that I will keep in my closet forever. It's a dark camel (the picture really does not do it justice) in a double-breasted trench style with shiny gold buttons and a thick waist belt. It will be great for day or night and I see myself wearing this everyday...

I think this coat might only be available at Michael Kors stores because I haven't been able to find it anywhere else online...

{j.crew wool cashmere icon trench}

Thanks to Tippy for this gorgeous cashmere camel trench find at J.Crew...definitely another great option...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

discount on ugg boots for fall...and knowing when to wear them

Everyone loves to hate ugg boots, but if you have ever lived anywhere with bitterly cold temps then you have to admit that they are the absolute greatest invention ever! They might not look super fashionable, but they are basically like wearing clouds of softness and warmth on your feet.

Whooga offered me a pair of boots to try out and I chose these fabulously cozy short sheepskins in a lovely shade of grey that I have already been snuggling my feet into on these cool Northern Cali nights. If you're a little tired of the "UGG Australia brand" and want to find a more budget-friendly option for warming your winter feet, Whooga let me know that they are a real Australian company who uses real Australian merino fleece for creating authentic ugg style boots in the traditional design. You can read more about the superior ability of their sheepskin on their website...

Even though I'm one of those who have loudly proclaimed myself as an ugg-hater in the past, after living in New York for four years I'm willing to admit right here that yes, I do wear uggs. If you live in a city with a winter season and you don't own a pair of uggs then you are seriously crazy!

The secret to staying fashionable and enjoying the ridiculous comfort of uggs is knowing when to wear them and when not to. Use them in the way that they are treat your to feet to warmth and comfort!

Tips for wearing your uggs:
Wear them on your commute
, but put your beautiful uncomfortable heels on when you get to work. Wear them with your sweats and your fleece hoody for walking the dog, picking up your take-out, hanging around the house, or heading home from a workout.

Whooga is nice enough to offer a special discount of 10% off to all Hello Kelli readers! Use the discount code 325KELL when you make your purchase will be available for the next two weeks.

Thanks Whooga!

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dreaming about handbags...

...proenza schouler PS1 leather satchel ...alexander mcqueen knuckle duster clutch marcie bag


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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

fashion trend vocab... descriptive or annoying?

What are your favorite trendy fashion terms that are just way overused but somehow you find yourself still using? Do you love them or hate them??

I even annoy myself when I write a post and use these terms that don't always describe exactly what I want to say, but I know that some designer or blogger has already coined the term and it's gone viral and everyone will know what I'm talking about. If you looked any of these words up in the dictionary the actual definition would have nothing to do with the fashion trend they are currently associated with. And if you looked up the original fashion trend, you might find that it has nothing to do with what it has evolved into. The more the word is used, the more the meaning is stretched and the less descriptive it becomes.

Are those jeans "loose fitting, destroyed, worn in, rolled up, roomy in the thighs, skinny at the ankle, cropped, with an oversized waist"? Or are they just "boyfriend"?

I want to call myself out right now and admit that I really hate these words because they're used too much and become less and less descriptive with each use, but I will continue to use them because we've gotta describe trends somehow, right??

annoying fashion trend vocab:

  • boyfriend
  • slouchy
  • skinny
  • gladiator
  • military
  • boot-cut
  • high-waisted
Boyfriend and slouchy are my big ones...I feel like I use them in every post and read them in every fashion magazine. Will the last couple years be described as boyfriend, slouchy, and skinny??? Maybe I need to be more original...

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