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Two Strains

So I’m dealing with a split fashion personality.  

There’s the adult, classy, put-together style, and there’s the hipster, boho, just-rolled-out-of-bed look and I love both of them.

So I’ll start with the classy.  Big trend is the skinny jeans tucked into boots.  (Like this: Michael Kors fall ’06 collection)

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I see this everywhere, on everyone.  I still wonder how people get their jeans to be so smoothly tucked – but that’s beside the point.

Here’s another look.  Very simple pieces, understated colors, black.  From the Loeffler Randall fall 2009 lookbook.

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The always lovely Rachel Bilson.  I don’t exactly think there’s anything special about the outfit, but she looks chic and classy.  Again, simple pieces, muted colors (except for the shoes, which are a nice addition) very nice.

And here’s Adeline_R – a Chictopia user.  Great simple look, nice sweater/jacket, t-shirt with a cute pattern, nice skinny jeans…  Nice jewelry too.



Chictopia user ClassyTrash in a nice layered look, a good mix of textures too.

Then there’s the hipster, disheveled look.  I guess I hesitate on this one because attitude is so important and I’m afraid of looking like I’m a fake (to be perfectly honest).  But regardless, I think these people look pretty cool.

JuanChaIsDead on Chictopia


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Chictopia user n00dles


Dree Hemingway, simple, but still cool.  The slouchy top(s) and the great skinny jeans.

bs08And of course, one of the queens of disheveled-chic, Mary-Kate Olsen.  Sorry the picture is kind of messed up, but you can still see the main idea…

Anyway, just wanted to share.


Thoughts on Getting Dressed

Searching for inspiration this morning.  Here’s what I like today.

In the ever popular Olsen twins category:






^ user Lizyh ^

Carolinabotelho1 chictopia

^ Carolinabotelho1 ^

and two other lovely ladies whose names I forgot to save:




So.  One of the things I considered a runway trend for fall but I never posted about was trousers.  I saw lots of great pants in the Spring and Fall shows that would make me give up my uniform of skinny jeans.  So here are some images I’ve collected from runway shows, ads and fashion communities.

Comments after the jump.

Brian Reyes s/s09

Brian Reyes s09

Devi Kroell s/s09

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Dries van Noten s/s 09

Dries Van Noten s09

Marc by Marc Jacobs s/s 09

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Brian Reyes f/w 09

Brian Reyes f09

Emanuel Ungaro f/w 09

Emanuel Ungaro f09 2

Hermès f/w 09

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Parabal Gurung f/w 09

Parabal Gurung f09

a blogger whose blog I stumbled across a while ago.

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picture from a lookbook I believe I found on


from a Martin and Osa ad.

Martin and Osa

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Spring Forward

So this Sunday was daylight savings time in Paris. No one told me and I got caught off guard, but oh well, there are worse things, at least I wasn’t an hour late for anything.

Not what I meant to post about though.

What daylight savings (and the dawning of April) means is that, theoretically at least, Spring is right around the corner.  Fashion magazines start talking about spring while it’s still cold out, but I can’t think about it until it’s actually warm enough to wear the clothes.  Plus I don’t usually get as excited about spring and summer because 1) there’s a lot more skin 2) it’s soooo hot that I want to wear clothes that are as light as possible, it’s too hard to focus on fashion and 3) the best summer strategy seems to be amazing dresses.  But anyway, here are some things I like for spring (Whenever it intends to start).

The Sartorialist




I’m a bad blogger, I’ve been saving images on my computer for so long that I don’t necessarily know where they all came from, I’ll mark the ones I do know…



A lovely Chictopia user, unfortunately I didn’t save which one…^


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Chictopia user ClassyTrash


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Boy by Band of Outsiders s/s 09

Peter Som s09

Peter Som s/s 09

Jasmine di Milo s09 4

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Jasmine di Milo s/s 09


The lookbook

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AllDressedUp top as shown on

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From an Olsen twins stalker site, cause I’m a creeper/I love them

Those are my thoughts.  We’ll see what happens.

I want…

Some inspiration for right now…

Anne Hathaway in Spain

Here’s Anne Hathaway looking lovely and warm. I’m not crazy about the hat but I really like the scarf and the plaid shirt.

The always chic Rachel Bilson

Of course everyone loves Rachel Bilson and this is sort of an old photo, but I love the simple dress and the wonderful cardigan and the amazing boots. Effortless chic…

Ms. Bilson, yet again

Rachel Bilson again. I really like the contrast with her boots and her jeans and oversized sweater. She doesn’t look too mod or too obviously sexy, but I think it’s a really great look. I would change the bag to something different, not necessarily less slouchy, but a shoulder bag, or for evening a large clutch in something dark and shiny.

lovely Chictopia user

Unfortunately I didn’t copy this lovely Chictopia user’s name, so I’m really sorry, but I like the sweater and the shiny leggings, and the shoes. I really wanted some of these leggings until I actually went to try them on and they were so gross. But I like the look a lot, the sort of leather pants. Nice and edgy and rock and roll, which is how I wished I dressed. But now that I’m in Paris that’s changing a little.