Fashion

Who Wears the Pants??

Feminine dressing doesn’t always need to be in skirt or dress form. Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2015 collection proves that pants can be just a ladylike as the best dresses.

The intricate beading, tribal prints, sleek cuts, and deep v necklines of the line’s jackets and pants evoke the most luxurious, dreamlike, powerful silhouettes I have seen in a while. I am really drawn to the idea of wearing pants to a red carpet event in lieu of a party dress. Why let the men have all the fun? The beauty of wearing pants is the sitting situation, exiting a car, and cold shoulder problems of wearing a skirt are instantly solved. There is also something so great about the fluid lines and length of a well tailored suit that adds stature and presence to your overall look. The illusion of height is an added bonus as well. The 90’s were filled with boxy suits and over stuffed shoulder pads, but this dress take on the suit, with the right embellishments is a look that is here to stay. The jackets can even be worn over a plain sheath dress or with a tank and jeans for a night out with the girls. The possibilities are endless when working with perfectly fitted items. I have included my two favorite looks of dress versus pants below. You decide what works for you. image

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Fashion

The Need For Tweed

Tweed is a classic fabric that exudes class and refinement. Coco Chanel comes to mind when I see tweed. The knobby material intricately woven in jackets, skirts, and shorts matched with pearls is the definition of a classy outfit.

Tweed is a rough, unfinished woollen fabric of a soft, open, flexible texture.  It is made in either plain or twill weave and may have a check or herringbone pattern. The multi color effects are obtained by twisting together differently coloured woollen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn.

I wear my tweed jackets with denim and skirts and love a tweed short with tights and a blouse. I often toss on a strand of pearls to perfectly compliment the look or edge it up a bit with an ear jacket and stacked bracelets. Which ever combination you choose, a tweed item is sure to fancify any outfit you choose.

Vintage Chanel tweed jacket retails for $2500 and can be purchased at http://www.nastygal.com

Romeo + Juliet tweed jacket is on sale for $95 and can ber purchased at http://www.6pm.com

Milly tweed jacket retails for $495 can can be purchased at http://www.revolveclothing.com

Rachel Zoe tweed jacket retails for $250 and can be purchased at http://www.revolveclothing.com

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