Sunday, January 23, 2011

College Fashionista Post! [yourstyle]

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Hi, everyone! My post on College Fashionista received the honor of Look of the Day and has been up on the homepage all weekend. Feel free to read my article and to like it! More about Italy later. :)

Ciao! Within my first day here at the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, I noticed Annie with her short red hair and red lips. I found her look stunning and was amazed at her ability to make a winter jacket look so fantastic.

When the daily weather makes it too chilly to live without a jacket, it's hard to prevent the same old coat from becoming mundane. This Fashionista shows us exactly how to circumvent this problem. First, buy a coat that fits your taste completely. Don't totally succumb to trends when choosing your outerwear because this is an item you'll be stuck with day after day. Annie chose a beautiful Aztec-print coat with a faux fur collar and toggle style closure that are both very chic right now. This Native American-esque print is not just glamorously southwestern, but also expresses Annie's quirky style without being overly trendy. It's something she loves to wear everyday!

Also, Annie's use of accessories is a fantastic example of how to spice up a humdrum winter outfit. At her feet are khaki booties flanked by colorful (and not to mention, warm) socks. Cute and cozy socks are a great way to keep your outfit different each day without having to spend too much. Try your favorite pattern like floral or even leopard. Annie tops her look off with a hair bow that not only complements her classic lip shade but also brings the attention to her gorgeous face. So next time you're bemoaning the monotony of your winter coat, try some of this Fashionista's leads to keep this season fresh.

Alla moda!

Style On,

Morgan Jordan
American University

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bellissima Firenze!

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Ciao! So begins my first post from Florence, Italy! or Europe at all for that matter. In case you didn't know, I'm studying abroad at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, taking graphic design and art history classes. Also, I'm here at the same time as the Sartorialist since for a men's fashion week - exciting!! My apartment in Firenze is fantastic - we overlook the Duomo and the bell tower and the baptistry, we have beautiful tall ceilings, a great kitchen and of course, wifi. I love my roommates, too. We all click so well. I was sitting next to a girl on my flight from Paris to Florence, Lizzy, whom I shared a cab with, and she ended up being one my roommates! What are the odds?? Also, the weather is beautiful, it being in the 50s.

Only negatives so far? My luggage didn't arrive until yesterday because it got lost in the Paris airport. And our apartment is very chilly and drafty at night. However, I don't want to end on a bad note so here are some photos from the past few days:

Coat: Ralph Lauren
Scarf: flea market
Jeans:AG Adriano Goldschmied
Purse: thrift
Boots: F21

Anne, one of my fellow classmates and one of her great outfits:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Maroon Trousers [mystyle]

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Tonight was a great night, dinner with the family (and Cory) eating steaks and asparagus, then out with friends to Mollie Fontaine, the trendiest lounge ever (for Memphis). The house is so endearingly decorated with crazy mood lighting and modern furniture but in a Victorian era home with possibly the original wallpapers. It was my last night until May with some of my friends. Au revoir!

Also, check out my first post as a Style Guru on College Fashionista here. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend everyone!

Sweater: Neiman Marcus
Tank: Autumn Cashmere
Pants: thrited, $3
Belt: thrifted, $1
Ring: House of Harlow
Bracelet: Indigo
Boots: KMart, c/o Teen Vogue

Friday, January 7, 2011

The World is a Playground [mystyle]

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Memphis' weather has been incredible lately, sunny and high 50s. My friends and I spent the afternoon eating lunch at our favorite Korean restaurant, Pho Hua Binh, which has the best tofu I've ever eaten, lemongrass tofu.

I leave for Florence to study abroad at Studio Arts Center International in FOUR DAYS!! I'm so incredibly excited but I'm also nervous. I don't really know Italian but at least my classes are in English. I'll be studying Art History and Graphic Design while I'm there - what could be better? Let me know if you know of any great places in Florence or Italy in general I should stop by.

Anisa's outfit
Dress: Charlotte Russe
Cardigan: Kersh
Tights: Target
Booties: Urban Outfitters

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

7 days: 7 faves, Week of January 5 [blogstyle]

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Laura from On the Racks: Show me velvet leggings and I'm in love. The ombre hair and oversized sweater help too.

Hope from Simply Hope: The feathered earring and crocheted swear scream 70s while the rest of the outfit create a fantastic modern appeal.

Alexandra from Lovely Pepa: Alexandra shows how us how to keep a wide-brim hat appropriate for winter, paired with great cozy accessories.

Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere: From the red velvet turban to the sequin sweater and maroon platforms, Emily's outfit is perfection.

Laura from The World Looks Red: Laura's ensemble emits an unbearably cool Parisian vibe, especially the wide hat and the faux fur coat.

Shannon from Dirty Hair Halo: Shannon shows us how to beautifully mix textures, from her lace and fringe top to her tie-dye tee to her sequin leggings.

Margaret from Fashion Litter: Another great modern yet hippie outfit, glammed up with fur collar and leather jacket.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Best and Worst Dressed Celebs of 2010

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Best Dressed List:
Alexa Chung
Carey Mulligan
Emma Watson
Lily Donaldson
Florence Welch
Keira Knightley
Chanel Iman

Worst Dressed:
Taylor Momsen
Latoya Jackson
Katy Perry
Katie Price
Khloe Kardashian

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! [mystyle]

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Happy New Year everyone!! I had a really fun night at a friend's house, dancing to Biggie Smalls and nineties music, eating cupcakes, drinking champagne. All around a good end to 2010/start to 2011. :)

Top: Free People
Skirt: Forever 21
Tights: Target
Booties: Forever 21
Stud ring: Forever 21
Bow bracelet: Modcloth