There is nothing more spook-tacularly stylish than the color black. In honor of my love of leather and my disinterest in being a “sexy” anything, I’ve put together an ensemble of alternative Halloween attire.
Although some may disagree, The Kooples does wonders with leather.
Set off the glossy black leather with a crisp white cotton tee.
The buttons on your jacket, a worn in leather pouch, the heel of your shoes that accents your jewelry.
That extra gold cuff makes the difference between someone asking for the time and someone ignoring your arm candy.
wool jacket: The Get Up. necklace: J. Crew. tunic dress: Gerald, Florence.
Tanned leather comes in many colors…so do snake skins, furs, and suedes.
You can’t change what people say, but you can choose what they see.
skirt, shirt & necklaces – Madewell. button-up shirt – The Get-Up. brown leather cut out heels – Steven Madden Luxe. hat – Biltmore. red quilted jacket – Zara.
Model: Sarah Holden
I loved seeing so many fashion bloggers, business owners and entrepreneurs in one place!
Not only was the day planned to perfection, the evening ended with designer Tracy Reese (a personal favorite).
I decided to go with a simple black look to represented my personal style.
I paired a simple black pleated button down with a pair of black denim jeans and a hand beaded statement necklace.
This year’s FashionSpeak event was definitely worthwhile. Along with a number of amazing speakers I met several young bloggers in the community that share my interest in fashion and personal style.
A special thanks goes out to Karen Buscemi, Editor of StyleLine Magazine, who coordinated and planned this event for the fashion community of Detroit. I’d also like to thank all of the volunteers and staff who helped make this event a success!
Photos by: Lexie Johnson, SHEI Magazine Graphic Designer
I’ll be sharing my interview attire on the blog after attending the Fashion Speak event in Detroit on Oct. 16th
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I have a sweet spot for designers from Detroit. Tracy Reese is a woman I inspire to be like; she’s strong, creative, business-savvy and has an absolutely beautiful smile.
In honor of fall weather’s arrival, I’ve selected my favorite layering pieces from Tracy Reese’s newest collection.
Tracy Reese will be speaking at this year’s Fashion Speak event in Detroit on October 16th.
In anticipation of the Ceen by Anna C. x Madewell Shopping event, I’m sharing my 10 favorite items from Madewell’s new collection.
On a small side street in Florence I discovered a local store named Gerard. I was stunned to learn that all of the clothing is made in-house. The quality and unique designs of each piece are unlike any other.
You can never have too many LBDs. I immediately went for a black silk, long sleeved dress that was loose fitted and flattering. When you find a gem-of-a-store like this one, you can’t leave empty handed.
With a few of my currently owned pieces I styled a classic look that is on trend for Fall/Winter 2014.
Courtesy of my mother’s closet, this Eileen Fisher tweed jacket was a great contrast over the silk dress (thanks mom!).
I never leave the house without at least three gold cuffs or bangles on my wrist. Madewell and Anthropologie are my go-to for accessories, although I’m a sucker for vintage jewelry.
It’s all about the details. The braiding along the edge of this Steve Madden leather purse is a unique touch and the tassels are an unexpected flare.
I plan on wearing open-toed heels as long as Michigan’s wild weather will let me. Until I see snow on the ground I’ll go for it.
Take a look at some pictures I snapped from inside the store:
The shops and galleries are filled with original works of art, locally made products, beautiful vintage treasures and clothing designed in France.
As a designer of prêt-a-porter in Paris, she decided to open a store in Marseille to sell her line of clothing, jewelry and handbags.
It was so fun doing a mini photo shoot on Rue de Panier.
The first dress I tried on was made of cream colored leather. I paired it with a matching necklace and headband made of a mesh fabric.
You can shop online at birdsong.fr
The embroidery on the dress, necklace and handbag were all done by hand.
I can’t wait for my next trip to Marseille because this is one place I must go to again.