Fall 2011 Marc by Marc Jacobs: From the Runway

Marc by Marc Jacobs for Fall 2011 embodies my two favorite themes of fall fashion – rich, autumnal colors and  luxurious fabrics.  Looking at the collection, your first reaction might be that you have nothing remotely similar in your closet.  After all, Marc Jacobs is a genius in his unique approach to fashion.  To look like you strolled off of his runway, you would actually need to be wearing the clothes he designed – which would be fantastic!  However, for those of us with smaller budgets, a comparable look can be achieved through… Continue Reading

From the Runway: Straw Hats

From wide-brimmed and floppy to trim and prim, straw hats graced Spring and Resort 2011 runways:

Trina Turk (Spring)

Marc Jacobs (Spring)

Chanel (Resort)

Marc Jacobs (Resort)

My mother-in-law handed down to me a wonderfully wide-brimmed and floppy hat just in time for end-of-summer socials.

Maybe you have a brand new hat, but if you have a hand-me-down hat, one bought from a thrift store, or one shoved in the back of your closet, pull it out!  It’s time for a quick remodel. Continue Reading