poor little fashion soul

romping around

Posted in fashion by clairedille on May 29, 2009

It seems as though rompers have been all the rage this spring. With Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, behind us, it is time to find some effortless pieces for our warm weather closets. Personally, I adore both the full length jumpsuit as well as the short romper style. The jumpsuit is the perfect piece for dressing up or down whether you are pairing it with a sleek blazer or some toms flats. Silk automatically adds a wow factor to the simplicity of the garment and linen is the ideal relaxing summer fabric. The always lovely Style.com gave us a round-up of some of their enviable choices and Refinery29 shared pieces ranging from 3.1 Phillip Lim to Urban Outfitters. Of course Shopbop has pulled together more possibilities without disappointment.

Here are two of my casual vintage rompers that I will be hopping around the city in as the temp creeps up.



Easy ways to dress a little more playful.

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please stay, I wanna hear you play

Posted in fashion by clairedille on May 7, 2009

This morning, I caught a glimpse of one of my all time favorite films, the ever-so-popular Almost Famous. Penny Lane really pulls off the crop top trend and the first encounter we have with her is the most memorable. The white lace crop top is the ideal summer concert garment. Topshop’s lace number is what I will be picking up  to keep nice and cool in the late summer heat.


Although I will be pairing the top with my old levi cutoffs, I have found myself inspired by all the muted bright colors shown on the Spring 2009 runway. The pinks and teals paired with black and grey at the Alexander Wang show are just what a savvy urbanite needs for relaxed summer style. 



For a more wearable approach, I am loving the subtle acid washed shorts found at Madewell, Topshop, and Net-A-Porter.



madewell, topshop, topshop, theory at net-a-porter

A loose grey racerback tank and a nude or black woven sandal would be great for a summer-in-the-city look. To convert the outfit from day to night I will slip on a pair of wedges and a loose fitting blazer.

fashion saves

Posted in fashion by clairedille on May 6, 2009

I wandered over to Port Authority yesterday for the Save Fashion installment set up by Refinery29. After months of following Joy Gryson’s handbag designs, I knew that I had to investigate the sale in order to find the perfect going-out bag. Usually a fan of pretty substantial sized bags, I knew it was becoming impractical to constantly be searching for possessions each night I go out on the town. The Gryson bag I picked up was marked down almost 80%, just too good to pass up. Some favorite features are the tubular top handle and the chain strap which add just a little bit of edginess while still staying true to my usually simple style aesthetic. 


Other purchases included a Wren dove grey jumper/mini and a Catherine Holstein mustard yellow merino wool cardigan. 

more thoughts:

will next week be better?…Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone, Giles & Brother, Acne…

image: oak.com

suit season

Posted in fashion by clairedille on May 6, 2009

With Spring showers continuing into the month of May, we have all become antsy for any hints of summer sunshine. The June Vogue UK editorial, Oceans Blue, may not be the brightest but the bathing suits on Lara are bold and sexy. 


other words:

love the folds and twists of these suits

a friend has a distaste for wet hair, i feel quite opposite

in need of a new suit…

source: tfs

draped fringe

Posted in fashion by clairedille on May 6, 2009

Miranda Kerr was a definite best-dressed at the overly publicized Met Gala Monday night. The Spring 2009 Jil Sander dress is the way I prefer to wear fringe, draped in an unconventional way.

Met Gala-Miranda Kerr

To mimic the look, this Topshop skirt is wearable option for a night out.

topshop fringe skirtAs this is my first post, I must say a quick hello. This blog will not be too text heavy, but a more relaxed way to express all things that inspire me most in the fashion world these days. Enjoy loves.

sources: topshop, tfs