Wedding season is definitely here! And it seems as if the question all my friends are asking as of late is what to wear to that summer wedding?
Summer weddings are such a great excuse for a bright, printed or whismical dress. And even though there are a few black dresses posted (hey, you can never go wrong with a nice, black cocktail dress), there’s plenty of options this season to truly dazzle.
This week has absolutely flown by. Usually, this is great. But in this case, it means it’s getting warmer and warmer every day.
I scooped up a pair of insanely discounted Calvin Klein wedges the other day, but with summer here, I feel desperately in need of at least 4 more pairs. After all, we need several for just about every outfit, right? Absolutely.
The great thing about wedges is you still get the height and they showcase sexy stems without looking like you’re trying too hard. Unlike typical stilletos, you can wear them from day to night. For summer 2010 wedges, here are a few of my current obsessions:
These Alaia leather wedges are so darling, they don’t even need an intro. Though at $2,000 a pair, they might need a loan agreement.
A cute, casual wedge is definitely hard to find. These pair of Alexandar Wang black wedges with tassel detailing are a great wear-to-work option.
These chocolate Diane von Furstenberg wedges would be great with jeans or a sundress
The perfect work wedge, need I say more?
Any cute wedges out there I may have missed? I’ll be posting some more summer 2010 fashion obsessions in the coming weeks!
By the way, if you haven’t checked it out yet don’t miss The Fashion Frontline competition which is live now!
Me? In a style competition? Looks like it!
I was asked to be in a fashion blogger competition, facing off against 8 other amazing style bloggers for the best dressed looks. The Fashion Frontline will feature each of us in five different outfits throughout the month of May and it’ll be up to you to vote for the winner! The lovely Bren @somuchpretty is organizing the semi-annual competition. This round will be the big kick-off for the contest so be sure to stay tuned for voting when new outfits post!
You can check out The Fashion Frontline site here. The five outfits we’ll be showing include:
I’m still pulling my looks together (yes, that’s a preview for you of one of my looks above!) so if you’ve got any ideas for my “wild card” look, feel free to send them my way!
We’ve got some amazing sponsors on board whose looks we will be showing; if you’re a designer or PR rep interested in participating please contact me.
Here are the talented fashionistas involved (my challengers!)
♥ Kelsi; Dedicated Follower of Fashion
♥ DWJ; The Art of Accessories
♥ Katy Rose; Modly Chic
♥ Lindsey;Saucy Glossie
♥ Katy Rose; Modly Chic
♥ Laurie; Laurie B Style
♥ Bren;So Much Pretty
In my line of work, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to meet and interview some pretty amazing fashion pros. Simon Doonan. Ralph Rucci. Christian Louboutin. And, most recently, Tim Gunn.
Me with Simon Doonan
The style guru was in Scottsdale recently for a fashion show at Scottsdale Fashion Square. He was incredibly chatty and an absolute pleasure to speak with. You can catch my full interview here and I’ve pasted a few exclusive quotes for you below.
Me with Tim Gunn
On trends he likes best: “One thing that I’m very happy about is that a lot of classic items are back: blazers, trench coats, classic silhouettes. These are items that should be in your wardrobe as long as you pay attention to color and pattern. The industry wants to wake people up and you have to be very mindful of your own coloring in respect to the coloring of the garment, and also your own size and scale in relation to prints.”
On his ultimate style rule: “My refrain is try it all! Look at yourself in a full-length mirror, preferably a three-way mirror and look at yourself critically and objectivally.”
On whether prints can be classic: “Providing it’s the right print, prints can have staying power. This is where petite women can be challenged by prints because prints tend to overwhelm them. Larger women can have the same issue so it’s a matter of scale in relation to you and I would say that a printed top or skirt is a safer bet than a dress because you can change it up with the other item.”
On if he wasn’t in the fashion industry: “I would probably be doing more writing, which I really love to do”
For the full interview and Tim Gunn’s three universal style rules, click here.
Guess who’s coming to Kierland Commons? Michael Kors! Well, the boutique, not the man. Though if he is in town for an appearance anytime soon, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Michael Kors at Kierland Commons marks the second location for the boutique. There’s one currently at Scottsdale Fashion Square which if you haven’t popped in, you’re missing out.
Michael Kors is easily one of my favorite brands, always producing a collection that’s the perfect blend of classic American style. The store opens this Thursday, May 6th and the preview shot below looks pretty fab!