September 30, 2011

Fresh Picks to Follow: The Dramatic Cape

I’m so happy that it’s Friday everyone because I have been looking forward to this weekend for a couple of months.  I signed up for the Marine Corps half marathon at the end of August and it’s finally time to run.  I have been training for the past couple of months and I’m ready for all 13.1 miles.  I’ll post a race-recap about it very soon. 


Anyways, this week’s Fresh Picks to Follow was inspired by Pamela from Ginger Girl when she wore an old beautiful cape from Anthropologie.  The cape is making a comeback this fall and it’s been called one of the must haves for the season.  I have to say that I never really paid attention to this trend over the past couple years.  Capes reminds me a little of a combination of the fairy tale - “Little Red Riding Hood” and the super hero - “Superwoman.” However, the capes that are designed today are much more than a flowy piece of fabric with a neck tie made famous by our favorite storybook characters.  Today’s capes are far more elegant, versatile and figure-flattering. They come in various fabrics, sizes and colors - from cashmere to wool, ankle length to knee length, camel to fall colors or plaids.  What I love about the cape is that it is both stylish and it looks comfortable. The cape is a great accessory to wear with any outfit as an alternative to a jacket.  I plan to try to try on some capes to see if this item is something I need in my wardrobe.  I do live in Florida after all.  Check out my top 10 capes for this week’s Fresh Picks to Follow.  Let me know what you think.  Do you plan on buying a cape or do you already own one? 
 
1. Coach – Bonnie Cape…$498.00


3. Tahari - ‘Belle’ Capelet…$148.00

4. ModCloth - The Greatest Cape…$62.99

5. Tahari - Plaid Cape…$178.00

6. Forever 21 - Classic Cape Coat…$37.80

7. Anthropologie - Checker Table Cape…$188.00

8. Milly - Sienna Belted Cape …$595.00

9. Ann Taylor Loft - Leather Trimmed Double Breasted Cape…$108.00

10. Gryphon - Combo Sherlock Cape…$675.00

xoxo Natasha

September 27, 2011

And the Winner Is…

Sorry for the delay in my post - I got a little sidetracked.  Anyways, the lucky lady who will be receiving a $25.00 Anthropologie Gift Card, a Coach Mini Skinny and a Marc Jacobs Tote Bag,  is…

Jenn said...
Congrats on one year of blogging!! Here's to many more years to come! I'm a follower and I love blogging mainly to get ideas for others on how to style things. My email is complexcardigans (at) gmail (dot) com.
Jenn from Complex Cardigans! Congratulations Jenn!   I already sent you an email letting you know you are winner.  Please check your email and get back to me within 72 hours, so I can send your prize later this week. 

Thanks everyone for participating in the giveaway.   I really appreciate all of your support over the past year.

xoxo Natasha

September 24, 2011

Moody Style: The Dagmar and a Giveaway!

Don’t forget that my giveaway ends tomorrow night.  Check out this post for all of the giveaway details – Good Luck!

This dress one of my favorites from Anthropologie and I always get compliments when I wear it.  I love the bright red color and the large blooms on the dress.   It’s just enough flowers to add something special to the dress.  Did you have a chance to buy this dress?  What’s your favorite dress from Anthropologie so far?

Dress: Anthropologie Dagmar Shirtdress
Belt: Anthropologie Fastened and Knotted Belt
Necklace: Ann Taylor Bead Necklace  (really old)
Earrings: Pearl Earrings (gifted)
Shoes: Gianni Bini High Road Heels


September 23, 2011

Fresh Picks to Follow: Colored Jeans

I’m so happy that it’s Friday everyone…I had a hell of a work week.  Actually, it was just one really bad day at work, but it took over the entire week.  I hate days like that.  I’m hoping that my weekend will take my mind off of everything that happened this week.  I plan to go for a long run Saturday morning and relax for the rest of the day.  I’m gearing up for my first half marathon for the year which is next Saturday.  I’m little worried because I just starting feeling a little pain in my knee.  I’m hoping that it doesn’t get worse. 

Anyways, this week’s Fresh Picks to Follow is all about colored jeans.   This trend began earlier this summer and it’s a great transition piece for the fall season.  This is actually one trend that I could start wearing now even though it still feels like summer here in Florida.  I plan to get a pair of colored jeans soon.   I’ve mentioned that the Anthropologie Steve Ankle jean is on my wish list, but I haven’t bought them yet.  I may have to go to Urban Outfitters or Forever 21 to purchase a more cost effective pair of jeans.  Check out my top 10 colored jeans for this week’s Fresh Picks to Follow. Let me know what you think.  Do you plan to add a pair of colored jeans to your wardrobe? Or do you already have a pair? 

1. Anthropologie - AG Stevie Ankle…$158.00

2. Forever 21 - Premium Denim Colored Skinnies…$22.80


4. Anthropologie - J Brand 29" Skinny…$176.00



7. Urban Outfitters - BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jean - Yellow…$58.00


9. GUESS? Jeans - Brittney Skinny Leg…$98.00

10. Urban Outfitters - Diesel Matic Skinny Low-Rise Jean - Hot Pink…$140.00

xoxo Natasha