Bold Preppy

I used to think that preppy meant boring.  You know, like Bitsy and Bob dressed from head to toe in their matching tennis outfits and cardigans tied perfectly around their shoulders.  We really owe a big thank you to J Crew for reinventing preppy.  I love what they’ve done to mix bold colors and patterns, and really turn preppy upside down (in a good way).  Here’s a look inspired by that, although funny enough, none of the pieces are actually from J Crew.

P.S. If you’re a J Crew aficionado like my friend Char, then you need to check out her blog jenesaisChar.

Deets:  Michael Kors trench | Forever 21 polka dot scarf | Zara camel 3/4 sleeve top | Theory stretch polo| Madewell skinny green corduroy pants| Gorjana gold necklace | Sam Edelman gold sandals

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Classy Pinstripes

I’ve always had a thing for pinstripes because they’re casual, but formal at the same time.  Perfect for the office environment, but not too stuffy!  Elegant, classy, and cool.

Can you tell that I have writer’s block today? 🙂

P.S.  Ouch, pinstripes hurtin’ my eyes.

Theory pinstripe blazer | Zara white sleeveless top | Club Monaco belted white corduroy skirt | J Crew mixed layered necklace

Breaking the rules: White after Labor Day

Oh, no you didn’t!  Oh, yes I did.  I’m flashing my whites after Labor Day.  Gasp!

I did a bit of research to get to the bottom of why you’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day.  After pouring over site after site, I came to the conclusion that it’s dumb.  The only reason that made a bit of sense was that white clothes would get dirty due to the elements (rain, snow, mud, etc.).  This is true, but since I live in SF and our Indian Summers usually start in August and end in October…I have a few months before the bad weather kick in.  So, I’m going to continue to strut my whites and love every moment of it.

Zara white flower lace top | Zara white camisole | Madewell white ankle pants

white after labor day