This is just the type of combination to look your best at work on a lovely summer day. The core piece is one of the in pieces of the year - the #culottes. Add a cardigan to this combo on cooler mornings. Enjoy!
Authored by Douglas Bonderud and can also be found here: http://is.gd/PYDANM
A homburg is a type of men's hat that features a tall middle section, or crown, as well as a brim that is worn curled up. The middle section is oval-shaped and has a dent along its center, from front to back. These hats are typically made from felt or wool. They were originally worn in the town of Homburg, Germany — from which they take their name. The homburg became popular in Europe after England's King Edward VII visited Germany and returned with a hat of this style.
Often confused with a fedora or bowler, the homburg has some notable differences. A homburghat's crown is typically four and one-half in (11.43 cm) tall. The brim can vary between two and one-quarter in (5.71 cm) and two and five-eighths in (6.67 cm) wide. The fedora, in contrast, has a smaller crown and the brim is often worn partially flattened. A bowler or derby, as it is know in Britain, has a rounded crown with no dent. The homburg always features a high crown with a dent, and the brim is always worn curled up around its entire edge.
This is regarded as a semi-formal hat. It is considered to be less formal than a top hat, but more formal than a pork pie or fedora. The homburg was considered a middle ground between the stiff material of a top hat, worn by the upper class, and the flimsy felt hats worn by the average citizen. It was a popular choice among diplomats and government officials in the early part of the 20th century, but gained more widespread appeal with the advent of the movie The Godfather. In recent years, the hat has also come to be known as a godfather hat due to the film.
A homburg should fit snugly on the head without being loose enough to slip down, or so tight that it produces a headache. The bottom edge of the hat should sit just above the wearer's eyebrows. An authentic hat features a hatband that separates the crown and the brim. Some also feature a feather tucked in to the back of the hatband.
Hats of this type have seen a resurgence in popularity with the advent of online stores that can ship to almost any location in the world. Beginning in the 1990s, this hat also became popular among music performers, triggering another boost in its popularity. They are available in a wide variety of styles, colors, and prices.
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A modern swing dress is a flowy dress that still has an A-line shape. Instead of the top part of the “A” shape hugging your waist, it often will hug your chest and then the fabric will bell out from there. This gives the dress lots of movement potential…. the dress will “swing” when you walk or dance! (Thanks to CeCe, aka Plus Size Princess for that definition).
A swing dress only needs a decent pair of shoes and a clutch and you are off to a party! This is what we have done here. It is also one of our easiet combinations. So on the day you need something quick and easy, don’t forget this combo!
Swing Dress: OLIVE + OAK ESSENTIAL SWING DRESS …. Purchase Here
Clutch Bag: CASHHIMI AMSTERDAM (PYTHON) CLUTCH …. Purchase Here
Shoes: REMAC SARDANA - CHAMPAGNE …. Purchase Here
It is a well known that there are in many cases the difficulty of wearing clothes that will be acceptable at work and fashionable after hours. We believe that this combination gets the balance right. A beautiful pencil skirt with a fashionable blouse from Raoul works all the time. The earrings are simple, understated, and perfect for the office. No one would say they are not good enough for an evening out. And of course the polka dot shoes. Nothing over or understated. What more could a girl ask for?
Skirt - OLIVE + OAK PONTE PENCIL SKIRT .... Purchase Here
Shoes - REMAC KENEDY - BLACK: WHITE .... Purchase Here
Earrings - STELLA VALLE EGYPT EYE CRYSTAL STUD EARRINGS .... Purchase Here
Handbag - CASHHIMI SANTA BARBARA (Python) .... Purchase Here
Blouse - RAOUL DREW DRAPED BLOUSE .... Purchase Here
Authored by Tricia Ellis Christensen and can also be found here: http://is.gd/Gp8xig
A pencil skirt is a woman's skirt with a straight and narrow cut. It often hugs the curves of a woman's body, making it figure revealing. Typically, the skirt ends just at or slightly below the knee.
A popular style in the 1950s, the pencil skirt was frequently seen in women's office wear. Earlier versions have existed since 1915, and could have been floor or ankle length, but the 1950s brought the style great popularity. Since the skirt is somewhat restrictive, it may feature a back slit or kick pleat, to give women a little more room to walk.
The pencil skirt remains a popular style, though each year's fashions may assert its preeminence or declare it "out." It is often sold as part of a woman's suit and may be paired with jackets of any length. Length of the actual skirt can vary from year to year, but generally, any length that is much above the knee is not considered this style, but is instead a mini-skirt.
Often, women think that the pencil skirt is only for the very slim, but this is not the case. Women with curves may feel that the skirt will showcase them in an unflattering way; this can certainly occur when the skirt is too tight, but a good fitting one may emphasize the feminine curves without pointing out what women feel are their figure flaws. Women with a little extra weight or curve may turn toward loose clothing to hide supposed figure defects, but this often makes the body look bulkier. A fitted skirt is usually more flattering than a bulkier or looser fitting one.
When the skirt falls below the knees, it can be somewhat hard to walk in it. Carol Burnett made a lot of fun of the too tight pencil skirt with her recurring character Mrs. Wiggins, an inept secretary. Mrs. Wiggins normally stuck out her posterior in an unflattering fashion and took tiny mincing steps in keeping with wearing a skirt that was far too tight.
Since the pencil skirt can inhibit movement, women may want to look for those with either a kick pleat or a back slit. Occasionally, it even features two side slits, which promote easier walking and greater comfort when seated. When the skirt doesn't have these features, not only walking but also sitting can be uncomfortable, especially if the skirt is too tight.
Prior to the 1950s, a pencil skirt type might have been called a hobble skirt. Any type of skirtthat rendered walking difficult and running impossible was said to hobble a woman. Many women are well used to this type of skirt, however, and know how to walk in one. It remains a flattering style that comes in a wide variety of fabrics, like wool, cotton, cotton jersey, rayon, linen and cashmere. They are often warmer than other skirts since the pencil shape holds the legs closely together, which can make them a good choice for winter wear.
Talk about white now: This Serena body con LWD with beautifully embellished neck line is as on-trend as it is refreshing. Maximize your fresh look with pointed toe shoes.
Detail: Sleeveless, Round Neck with Embellishment, Mini Length
Our suggestions on possibly pointed shoes is the Remac Pachanga Nude from Phoebe. This is a signature sweetheart stiletto pump in a combination of soft supple kidskin and a tonal mesh in the pane cage-like upper. Basic pump with a fresh attitude.
For added style, why not throw in a bracelet or cuff. We suggest a bracelet from Janis Savitt - High Polished Gold Wide Cobra Bracelet.
Every woman knows that summer time is great welcome and a chance to get your legs, feet, and arms out of your long coats, tights, and of course boots. A tank top is just perfect to bear your arms and feel the sun on them.
A long skirt is perfect for transitional weather when it's still a bit too chilly for completely bare legs. This means it can be worn with heels, sandals or even slides. There is something to be said of sunglasses when needed. A stylish pair is most essential. Without the burden of a large bag, a lotus bag has the added convenience of being able to put on your back and out of the way. Sandals simply remind you of how it once again feels to have your feet in the elements. Now what more can a girl ask for? Enjoy the combination!
Tank Top: RAOUL CUT IN TANK .... Purchase Here
Skirt: RAOUL FOIL PLEATED SKIRT .... Purchase Here
Sunglasses: PHOEBE NOUVEAU EYEWEAR INC TORTOISE MODIFIED ROUND SUNGLASS .... Purchase Here
Bag: RAOUL LOTUS METALLIC BAG .... Purchase Here
Sandals: RAOUL MIRROR FLAT SANDAL .... Purchase Here
Tempt your look to the wild side in the KAS New York™ Kumiko Dress. Stretch-knit tank style dress is printed throughout with a tribal design. Sleeveless silhouette has a scoop neckline. Slip-on style. Straight hemline. Unlined. 98% polyester, 2% Lycra®. The dress also has a length of 36".
Price > Was $110, now $66!
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Authored by Mary McMahon and can also be found here: http://is.gd/8an3Gn
A cloche hat is a close fitting women's hat with a floppy brim which is designed to be worn low on the forehead. A well designed cloche is structured so that the wearer must tilt her head and peer down her nose to see, giving her a slightly haughty look. Cloche hats were made immensely popular in the 1920s, when they were used to make daring fashion statements, and they experienced a brief period of resurgence at the end of the 20th century.
”Cloche” is French for “bell,” and a cloche hat does indeed resemble a bell. The bulk of the hat is usually pressed on a hat stand to add some height and loft to the finished product, while the floppy brim can vary in size. Often a bright band or strap accentuates the transition from the body of the hat to the brim, and a cloche hat may also be ornamented with ribbons, brooches, and other decorations, depending on the taste of the wearer.
Although many people associate cloches with the 1920s, these hats actually sprang onto the scene around 20 years earlier. They marked the beginning of a major shift in women's fashion, in which women started to wear more casual, sporty clothing rather than highly formal and ornate garments. A cloche is easy to wear well, requiring minimal effort and no struggles with hat pins and hair-dos, making it ideal for a fashionable women on the go.
Flapper fashion of the 1920s included cloche hats, often paired with short, curly cuts which emphasized the design. The cloche endured throughout the 20th century, although its popularity experienced varying periods of waxing and waning. Traditionally, a cloche hat is made from felt, since felt can easily be pressed to be form fitting and it holds its shape well. However, cloches can be made from a wide variety of other materials as well, including silk and twill.
If you're interested in acquiring a cloche for yourself, your local hat store can probably oblige with pleasure. You should measure your head or try on a cloche before purchasing it, as the tight fit leaves little room for error, and an ill-fitting cloche hat is not a pleasant sight. A hat store can also help you pick out the ideal material, color, and decorations for a wide range of situations. Cloche hats are immensely useful for going out in the sun, since they protect your head and provide some shade for your eyes; they can also be quite warm and practical while also looking stylish, which can be convenient in cold climates.
For those in the USA we know you call Autumn Fall. This lookbook is also relevant to you. Anyway, now you can see what to expect in the later months of this year. There is also a video to give you a better idea of how the clothes will look when worn. Enjoy the clothes.
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