Who needs the gym when they can get in shape this season with a structured bag. Whether it is an equiangular polygon (rectangular or square) or has hexagon qualities, this geometric silhouette is the perfect compliment to a slouchy knit or an "oh, so serious" suit. Geometry class in high school may have not been for everyone but fashionistas everywhere are truly mathemticians at heart.
Large Combined Clutch Bag, $159 at Zara
Rebecca Minkoff Covet Satchel, $425 at shopbop.com
Lauren Merkin Marlow Textured Snake Satchel, $525 at shopbop.com
Alexander Wang Devere Side-Zip Satchel, $795 at Neiman Marcus
Today- CARMEL, California is famous for its shopping and for having the legendary movie star, Clint Eastwood as their former Mayor. However, what most don't know is that this beautiful town on the sea is notorious for having some pretty weird laws (specifically about high heels):
Code Publishing for Carmel, CA (codepublishing.com):
8.44.010 Purpose.It is recognized that much of the charm and appeal of the City to residents and visitors alike is due to its urban forest character, featuring the maintenance of Monterey pine, oak and other native trees or shrubs throughout the City. The City has determined to maintain this character which benefits both the residents, by giving them quiet, semiforested neighborhoods in which to live, and the business community, whose prosperity is so closely linked to the attractiveness of the City to visitors. The maintenance of an urban forest throughout the City necessarily involves some informality in the lighting, location and surfacing of street and sidewalk areas, which in turn involves greater risk to those wearing high heeled shoes more adaptable to formal city life. (Ord. 87 C.S. § 1, 1963; Code 1975 § 639.1).
8.44.020 Permit Required.The wearing of shoes with heels which measure more than two inches in height and less than one square inch of bearing surface upon the public streets and sidewalks of the City is prohibited, without the wearer’s first obtaining a permit for the wearing of such shoes. (Ord. 87 C.S. § 1, 1963; Code 1975 § 639.2).
8.44.030 Permit Conditions – City Nonliability.Any person desiring to wear shoes with heels in excess of the limitations set out in CMC 8.44.020 may do so by obtaining a permit from the City Clerk acknowledging that the permittee is familiar with the provisions of CMC 8.44.010 and by agreeing that upon the issuance of such permit s/he thereby relieves the City from any and all liability for damages to her/himself or to others caused by her/his falling upon the public streets or sidewalks of the City while wearing such shoes. (Ord. 87 C.S. § 1, 1963; Code 1975 § 639.3).
Mustard may be great on hot-dogs and hamburgers but this fall, it is best on the body. Varying in shades from honey dijon to classic yellow, this retro inspired hue pairs well with jewel tones- sapphire, emerald and ruby. Brighten up your life by adding a little zing to your wardrobe... don't be shy, "put some mustard on it".
Sash skirt, $135 from J.Crew
Silk Lucinda Blouse, $98 from J.Crew
Thakoon Abstract Print Dress, $650 at Intermix
The slim Match Point laptop bag by Jacquelyn Schmelter makes it possible to carry utilities around in a stylish way while conserving less space. Designed for artists and designers, this sharp looking design will not only secure a laptop but also features an integrated graphics tablet so the user can get creative in any situation.
This post is curtesy of our affiliate, The Technical Gentleman- Confidently mixing swagger with elegance... www.techgent.net
I spy with my little eye...
Bottega Veneta got it oh, so very wrong with their 2011 Eyeball Jewelry collection. At first glance, the pieces are quite beautiful. The medieval inspired, blackened silver accessories are spectacular in design, but what is with the eyeball? It's totally creepy and a little too Hocus Pocus for our taste. Not to mention, pricey too: $320 to $3,780!
(left) Nero Zircon Silver Miniature Bracelet, $2,380
(right) Nero Zircon Silver Miniature Necklace, $3,780
Inspiration: Book of Spells from Disney's Hocus Pocus...?
This week's theme: naughty by nature...
First, an earthquake shakes, rattles and rolls DC and now, we have hurricane Irene coming for us. Awesome. While most will refrain from leaving the house, fearing they may melt or have a bad hair day, don't let little Irene rain on your parade. Fight back with a little fashion...
Kate Spade Umbrella, $75 at Kate Spade
Hunter Interlaken Rain Boots, $175 (on sale) at zappos.com
Double Breasted Raincoat, $89.90 at Zara
The maxi skirt is moving into fall but this time it is about bold colors and rich texture.
Perfect pairing: with a chunky knit and boots (tall or short). p.s. if you're petite, ALWAYS wear a heel for maximum sophistication.
Couture Look: sweater by Bally and skirt by Balmain via net-a-porter.com
LOOK FOR LESS:
Couture Look: sweater by Vanessa Bruno and skirt by Erdem via net-a-porter.com
LOOK FOR LESS:
Design History Oversized Luxe Chunky Poncho, $170 at Bloomingdale's
Milly Boho Long Skirt, $247.50 (50% off) at shopbop.com