Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Heart Aaron Ashe!

While flipping through this month's InStyle, I found one of the most adorable, yet simple and sophisticated, skirts I have seen. It was by Aaron Ashe who, shockingly, I had never heard of. I was shocked because his work is totally my style in every way. He combines ruffles and cool saturated colors to make wearable, yet highly trendy, fashion. While I didn't find that particular skirt, I fell in love with a dozen other pieces. Here are a few. Tell me what you think. Glamorous? I think so!

Aaron Ashe 1
Aaron Ashe 4
Aaron Ashe 2
Aaron Ashe 3

Monday, July 20, 2009

Window Shopping - Harem Pants

Welcome to a new series I am starting - Window Shopping. You know when you see something in stores and it fascinates you, yet you don't feel like it is for you, or anyone for that matter? It's interesting to look at and think about, but it doesn't seem to be something that can be a reality in your life. I often go window shopping, looking through stores with no intent to buy. Although I am sometimes unsuccessful in that second part, I like to look at trends that I wouldn't consider if I were shopping for keeps.

Harem pants are that guilty pleasure for me. Well, maybe not pleasure. I can't say I have seen them on anyone and liked the way they looked. They actually seem like one of those pieces that can unflatter even the most awesome of bodies. But anyway, harem pants are very interesting and can be seen in all of the big stores and on many of the most popular runways. It seems that either you love them or you loath them.

Can anyone prove me wrong? I would be happy to see a pair that works.

Harem Pants
SPLENDID Jersey Harem Pants, $120
Zimmermann Emmeline Diamond Harem Pant, $138
American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Harem Pant, $40