bib necklaces have all but lost their luster for me.  they're everywhere.  until i saw this donna karan multi-chain bib necklace... and then it was love all over again.





Things are crazy and I won't be posting until the weekend.  Wanted to wish all and any of you readers a very happy turkey day!  And so did mka....



all i want for christmas is a mile-long list from opening ceremony

more and more my favorite shop spot is becoming opening ceremony.  this label/retailer hits the nail on the head for designer buys fit for any notable street tough or hipster.  i follow a strict code of conduct when creating a christmas wish-list-- you don't just ask for any piece of clothing, but it has to be gift-worthy fashion.  this means a specialty sweater, knits accessories, jewelry.  i can go buy myself a million oxford shirts-- but to get a heart-embroidered comme de garcons sweater.... that is the magic of christmas.  here is my fantasy wish-list from opening ceremony:


all items from openingceremony.us.  from top: pendleton x opening ceremony peplum jacket, opening ceremony turban, alexander wang bag, opening ceremony red heel, comme de garcons play, alexander wang nautical frill sweater, billy kirk military satchel, elke kramer bracelet, terence koh x converse



okay, unlike my growing adoration for the color white in a wardrobe, this next statement should not come as a surprise to those who know me intimately: i love tribal-inspired clothing.  bead work, fringe, multi-colored patterns of wings and arrows.... you name it, and i will surely pull it off the rack.  so lucky for me, accessories are taking strongly to the tribal trend for spring 2010.  here are some of my faves:


{looks from balmain, bottega veneta, bruno frisoni, and trussardi 1911 from style.com}

I am taking inspiration for these looks from the balmain and rodarte spring 2010 runway shows:






cheesy, yes-- but this made me miss my sisters. 



winter white.

strange to those who may know me intimately, but i am growing to love the color white.  although, for the most part, i dress funeral-ready in my finest blacks, there is something so refreshing about white.  i tend to be strictly drawn to this color only in the dead of winter or summer-- no in betweens-- and it must be worn head to toe.  white on white.  here are some that i "shopped" earlier today:


from top: elizabethandjames, alexanderwang [shopbop.com]; milly, chloe [netaporter.com]; portergrey, vintage chanel [shopbop.com]; jcrew.com



finally-- the weather has allowed me to wear a scarf as a part of my everyday uniform.  i no longer melt half way through the day and shed layers like fur-- it is crisp, cool, autumn.  and no autumn outfit is complete without a scarf.  here are three that i "shopped" off of netaporter.com:


now, i am a fan of all fashion over all cultures and respect the differences.  with that said, no one does the scarf like the frenchies.  when jeff and i were in paris last, a frenchie girl [working in a scarf shop, no less] taught me how to tie a proper fashion scarf.  stretch the scarf out length-wise behind your neck, and wrap twice-- leaving an unraveled end on each side.  then, to complete, tie in a little knot and pull to loosen like a big blanket around your neck.  designers are making scarves to copy this look that are one piece that you lay around your neck-- but we all know it's not the same.  here are three great frenchie looks from thesartorialist:



scarves: maje, apc rabbit scarf, missoni snood


sheer bits.

sheer fabrics are peeking through in a lot of spreads lately.  i like the idea of layering multiple sheer blouses over a silk slip or a sheer skirt with lots of fluffy crinoline underneath.  but, with sheer bits-- i say, the more the merrier.  here are some looks to get you started:


honestly, nobody did this look better than chanel for 2010 spring.  i love, love pairing the sheer lace suiting over a peachy bodice.  here are only 3 of many great inspirational looks:



fashiongonerogue; cavalli and gucci [style.com]; chanel [style.com]


body suiting

bodysuits made their way back onto the runway-- in a big way-- for fall 2009.  being a big-time vintage girl, i've always loved a good bodysuit paired with a high-waisted wrap skirt in the summer.  for an updated look for fall, designers used mesh and silks and paired with nothing but heels.  to transition off the runway [for any and all of you more modest shoppers out there] try pairing a bodysuit with a menswear pant and cropped cardigan. 


from top:  bruno pieter, alexander wang, marco zanini, [style.com]; chanel iman for el mundo [fashiongonerogue]; alice + olivia [shopbop]; prabal gurung [style.com]