3rd period: Social Studies
4th period: Science
5th period: Gym (uggh)
6th period: 8th Grade Math and back to normal clothes (woohoo!)
You'd make a mad dash to your gym locker to retrieve your so-enviable Esprit jean skirt and canvas shoes and head to class - all eyes on the coveted, leather Esprit patch on the belt loop. Yup - you were stylin' and profilin'!
Well, the same Esprit that was so supersonic in junior high has grown up right along with you, offering drool-inducing dresses, tops, jeans, jackets (see above) and sweaters that are totally stylish, 100% layerable, completely affordable, and even a bit sexy! Plus accessories and shoes to tie it all together; not to mention jean skirts - you know, for the girl in you.
It's here...up to 75% off at Asos.com! Dresses from French Connection, Diesel jeans, and page after page of covet-worthy accessories, all just a click away. I've got my credit card out and I'm ready to do some damage! First buy, these leather bow stacked heels that I plan to live in this fall with jeans and dresses. What do you think? Cute, right? Plus they're only $42 - practically free! It would be a disservice to my closet to miss out on these heels.
"Nowadays the cultural landscape is well populated with actors, musicians, media moguls and candidates for the American presidency drawn from the 30 percent of the American population that is not white. Yet, if there is one area where the lessons of chromatic and racial diversity have gone largely unheeded, it is fashion. This reality was never plainer than during the recent showings of the women’s spring 2008 collections in New York and Europe.
Of the 101 shows and presentations posted on Style.com during the New York runway season, which ended a month ago, more than a third employed no black models, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Most of the others used just one or two. When the fashion caravan moved to London, Paris and Milan, the most influential shows — from Prada to Jil Sander to Balenciaga to Chloé and Chanel — made it appear as if someone had hung out a sign reading: No Blacks Need Apply."
This is disturbing on so many levels! I work at an online magazine geared at teenage girls, and my job is to report on fashion and beauty trends. It sickens me that I can so rarely speak to my own because there aren't enough images of us...
Click here to read the entire article and tell me your thoughts on why we're so often ignored in this market.
I usually have a hard time with sweatercoats, not just because of the uncomely name (wrap sounds so much more sophisticated, no?), but because they walk a fine line of looking granny-ish. This is probably one of the prettiest sweatercoats I've seen, thanks to its slouchy-but-not-sloppy shape and raw-edge detailing. I'm particularly fond of the glamorous sunburst effect that's happening on the back.
A cashmere bracelet is quite unexpected, but so decadent you have to wonder why someone didn't think of it sooner. The feel of luxurious cashmere gently caressing my wrists is a lovely contrast to the casual look of the cable knit design - a great piece to add to wide-leg trousers for work, or jeans and an oversized sweater for play.
I just adore the slightly puffy sleeves of this pullover - they give it a romantic feel that's perfect for fall's modern gamine look. Wear it over a floral print dress with the darkest tights you can find and sweet Mary Jane pumps.
I am a firm believer in sweater dressing! There's no maintenance required, you just throw one on and go. This one has a touch of cashmere so it's extra soft, plus you know how I'm mad for puffed sleeves! Best of all it has a fuller skirt than most sweater dresses so it won't feel clingy over tights.