Archive for ‘Street Style’

April 12, 2011

No. 22

This is the most awesome, inspiring video of older women with style.

March 28, 2011

No. 20

This morning, March 28, The Sartorialist posted two pictures of a fashion blogger named Angelika, who he described as “curvy.”

Photos via The Sartorialist.

He said, “I saw this young lady in Milan several times this past season. She is one of the crop of new bloggers. I loved that she’s a bigger, curvier girl than most of the other bloggers who you see in the the press and tend to represent the genre.

The subtle thing she achieves so successfully in these two looks is to complement the sturdy but beautiful shape of her legs with an equally strong shoe. A daintier shoe would be overpowered but these shoes create a beautiful harmony for the lower half of her body.”

He got a lot of comments from people upset with his use of the word “curvy.” I don’t think he was calling her fat, just commenting on the shape of her body, which is definitely beautiful.

I, for one, am tired of the word “curvy” being a code word for fat. And now that I’m talking about it, I’m tired of the ridiculous standards of beauty in the fashion world!

I love fashion blogs because they are created by real people with unique style sensibilities who share their idea of beauty with the world. But I’m not familiar with any fashion blogger represented in the press who is a larger size. Maybe I should start putting my money where my mouth is, though. I’m a size 12, and I’ve been too shy to put my own daily outfit photos up on this blog.

Anyway, what do you think? Was The Sartorialist out of bounds by describing Angelika as curvy? Was he being insensitive, or overly critical? I think not, but that’s just my opinion.

March 18, 2011

No. 15

I love neon. I mean, not as much as M.I.A. loves neon, but I love it. It’s such a fun, eye-catching addition to an outfit.

J.Crew Archie Grand notebook – $10; F21 Southwestern Trapeze Top – $11.80; F21 Hip Owl Reusable Bag – $1.50; F21 F7562 Sunglasses – $5.80; Kate Spade Shady Side magazine tote – $255; Urban Outfitters Stripes Neon High-Top Sneaker – $29.99

If you shop at today, 100% of every dollar you spend will be donated to help the relief efforts in Japan. So go stock up on fun neon, and help out at the same time!

Here’s what started my neon train of thought. This morning, I pulled on a new pair of neon blue socks, which are the only spot of color in my otherwise neutral outfit. Sorry for the poor photo quality. I took a picture of my feet with my Blackberry… They are actually a lot brighter in person, too.

Also, I’m in LOVE with my black leather driving shoes.. Most people aren’t, but I am.

January 10, 2011

No. 9

I was trolling the fashion blogs (like always) and happened upon these pictures of Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage. Since it’s snowing and cold outside MY window right now, this was a welcome burst of sunshine! Isn’t the scenery gorgeous?? And of course Nicole is stunning, too. I especially love how she coordinated her rings and nail polish. Read her full post with more photos here.

Photos from here.

January 7, 2011

No. 7

Like many many people, I love reading The Sartorialist. Blogger Scott Schuman travels the world capturing photos of creative people and their fashionable ensembles. He gives readers an alternate opinion of style – one that focuses on real people in their daily lives, not professionally styled models in fashion mags. His blog is art to me, and it’s a secret dream of mine to one day be photographed by him. Although I think I have a long way to go before my style is evolved enough to be worthy of that honor!

This short documentary by Intel Visual Life gives a fascinating glimpse at the man behind the lens. I have to say, I love him and his blog more than ever now. Also, I want his glasses!


January 5, 2011

No. 5

Wrist Warmers!

Tie Dye Scarf


Full Outfit - Awkward Pose

I’ve had these gray wrist warmers (or arm warmers, if you prefer) for a couple years, and have never actually worn them outside of the house. Today, I decided that there is no time like the present! This decision was pushed along by the frigid temps in Milwaukee right now. (I really need to move somewhere warm. I say it every winter, but I’m serious this year.)

I like them, but I wish my wrist warmers were longer and had a chunkier knit. The scarf is a tie-dye sarong that my parents gave me for my birthday, and the yellow jacket is thrifted Bloomingdale’s. The jacket is actually MUCH brighter in real life, so it makes me feels cheery when I wear it.

Side note – it feels super awkward to take pictures of myself for this blog.. Kudos to the fashion bloggers out there who put up self-portraits every single day! Extra kudos to those who take the pics in public places – as you can see, my backdrop is my incredibly girly bedroom.


January 3, 2011

No. 3

Joanna's Wardrobe Diaries from

Last fall, I had the great pleasure of interning in the fashion department at Harper’s Bazaar. While there, I was constantly inspired by the incredible style of the senior market editor, Joanna Hillman. Joanna’s style is so fresh and fun. She’s such an innovative editor and stylist, and I was always impressed by the looks she pulled together!

So, I was really excited to see that profiled a month’s worth of Joanna’s outfits on “Joanna’s Wardrobe Diaries: 30 Days of Style”. Check it out yourself for some winter outfit inspiration!

Photo from here.