Friday, August 17, 2012

Timeless Romance

Pretty Romantic

This set was inspired by an answer I posted to Polyvore about what pieces are needed to achieve the soft, feminine. Although my answer was voted the best, I did come up with dresses, skirts, and blouses that helped show the romantic trend. In my opinion, the look itself is timeless; the only differences through the years are what particular pieces are used for the look. During Summer 2012, pastel colored high-low skirts, bustiers, and sheet blouses are readily available in stores to get the look. Bow accented shoes and bags paired gold jewelry complete the romantic look for the modern girl.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Basking in the Sun

Sail On

I love the look featured in the pictures in this set. Although it's not a nautical themed outfit to go with the background images involved, it reminds me of enjoying the last of the bright days and hazy nights of summer. As the warm weather comes to a close, it's nice to bask in the sun and appreciate it for a moment before it is gone.

Of any of the pieces that I would like to own, it would have to be the pleated skirt. I've always loved pleats since I was in kindergarten (I blame it entirely on attending private schools for the majority of my life). I loved getting a new jumper and feeling the structured pleats that I knew would never last long because of the daily wear and tare children go through with their outfits. The bubblegum pink in the skirt also reminds me of youth, and how most every girl at some point has every shade of fuchsia, magenta, and neon pink in their drawers.