Jul 26, 2010

Stockholm Style Sightings & Black Socks with "Mandals"

As a brand new resident in Stockholm, Sweden, I did a little walking tour/shopping yesterday. I was in Gamla Stan aka the "Old Town" and T-Centralen aka "Central Station". This is high tourist season and most Swedes are on vacation and not in town right now anyway, so these are just some of the random photos I took along the way.

And for the Fashion "Don't" of the day, there is this man, who I am positive is not Swedish since I was sitting next to his group and could hear the conversation. Read it and weep!

The black socks with mandals are killing me. I have witnessed this disaster repeatedly since I got here and just don't get it. Why wear socks with sandals at all? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of this type of footwear? And WHY tall black ones? Why, why, why!? Don't even get me started on the pants.

In defense of the Swedes, I am pretty positive that every person I have seen wearing this is from another part of Europe that shall not be named....at least not by me!

Jul 9, 2010

Sweden via USA

I had mentioned previously that big changes were underway so I had been lax in postings on this blog. As of July 20, 2010 my blog will be coming to you from Stockholm, Sweden! I have been extremely busy with all of the details of making an overseas move. I am VERY excited for this opportunity and have a feeling it will be more exciting due to the fashionable subject matter in Stockholm and the rest of Europe!

Jun 27, 2010

Countdown to Eclipse.......

The day we have all been waiting for - June 30th - is fast approaching. Finally. Me and my girls will be attending the opening night of Eclipse at the movie theater. Edward, Jacob, Bella and tons of vampire (and werwolf) fun!

The beauty of this phenomenon, much like Sex & The City, is that women everywhere will be flocking to the theaters for a girls night out. And what's not to like about that?

Jun 23, 2010

BIG Changes

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while, it is just that I have BIG changes coming and am in the midst of preparations. The good news is, my blog will become much more exciting as a result!

I promise new posts are coming soon : )

Jun 15, 2010

How to Pack for Summer Vacation

I have always been a serious over-packer. Better to have choices right?  I would bring a bag just for my shoes and would end up with 4 bags in all - a clothes bag, shoe bag, toiletry bag and purse. For a 3-day weekend! Pretty ridiculous.

It wasn't until my 1st trip to Europe that I learned the beauty of minimalism when preparing for a vacation. If you are honest with yourself, on average, how many outfits and pairs of shoes actually end up getting worn anyway?

Here is how to make your trip lighter and simpler:

Jun 10, 2010

Thanks to my international readers

Canada, India, Italy, Germany, Japan, France, United Kingdom and Sweden - thank you for reading my fashion and culture musings! I hope to add many more to this list.

Comments and questions are appreciated and encouraged :)

Jun 9, 2010

Carey Mulligan & 1960's London Fashion: An Education

While watching An Education the other night I was completely enthralled by the talent and beauty of Carey Mulligan, stylish 1960's London and one of the most well-written female teenage characters since Ellen Page in Juno. 

Carey Mulligan plays a brilliant, focused and vibrant 16 year old girl who makes no secret of her desire to break free of her boring suburban life. Her plans are directed straight to Oxford University until she meets a man at least 15 years her senior, and slowly starts to veer away from her chosen path.

Male Mode at the MTV Movie Awards

While Scarlett Johansson gets my vote for the Best Dressed female at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards (Lindsay Lohan was the Worst Dressed by anyone's standards), I want to take a moment to focus on the men.

I am digging everything about Zac Efron's outfit - the hair, the blazer, the jeans,the shoes.

Jun 7, 2010

The Evolution and Resurrection of Converse

In 1908, Marquis M. Converse opened up a rubber shoe company in Massachusetts focusing on winter footwear. In 1912 Converse began producing athletic shoes for tennis and 5 years later produced its first basketball shoe - the Converse All-Star. A professional basketball player named Charles "Chuck" Taylor became the first athlete to endorse a sports brand in 1921 and the famous Chuck Taylor's were born soon after.

In the late 1950's stars like James Dean began wearing converse with jeans and t-shirts.

Jun 4, 2010

Who Wears Short Shorts?

For those of us in warmer climates, shorts are always a summer staple in both men's and women's wardrobes. This year shorts just happen to be one of the biggest trends for spring/summer and can be found in every price range and style.  Short or long, denim or chino, cut-offs or cuffs, tight or loose, high-waisted or low rise - there is something for everyone. Wear your shorts with flip-flops, flats, gladiator sandals, wedges or heels. You really can't go wrong - whatever you choose.