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This is how my boyfriend should dress… oh wait I don’t have one.

Behind every well dressed man is a women, or he’s gay.

Guys have it easy. That whole roll out of bed, floppy hair, dirty t-shirt look is sexy right now. Shockingly it cost a lot of money to look cheap these days. Gaping holes in jeans and worn out vintage cotton tops tend to be more expensive because the fabrics were chosen more carefully and there was some sort of design idea thrown in there somewhere…So guys, if you’re reading this, take a hint. It’s not that hard!


My new obsession of the moment

Finding a good online boutique is like hitting the jackpot, well I think that I’ve struck gold. After spending over an hour on Esther, an Australian clothing website, I think I can say I am OBSESSED. But why? Why is it that fashion fanatics love shopping online and wasting away precious hours of the day scrolling through dresses and blouses?

Well, the obvious answer would be boredom. The second would probably be laziness, since you could shop from your bed in your underwear and no one would ever know! -not that I’ve ever done that.

But I honestly think obsessing over an online boutique can bring you culture. The boutique I am currently obsessed with is not in the U.S. and probably wont ever be. *tear* They’re an Australian based clothing line started by a young women named Talita Estelle, who has great style and decided one day to share it. A contributing factor to the difference between Australian styles and American is that they don’t really have a winter, so their clothes don’t get heavy, dark and boring. The second reason is that America is always one step behind in the world of fashion, this gives online shoppers the opportunity to get on track with the rest of the world.

But I truly love their styles, patterns and designs. They’re unique and flattering. I think what popped out to me most was their color pallet. They seem to choose a color theme each time they upload new items and the colors are always skin tone flattering and neutral making them easy to pair with existing apparel. Oh and they make up hilarious names for their clothing, like ‘finders keepers tiny dancer.’

Lastly I would like to say I found this website over a year ago and now they’re insanely popular… called it!

Photos from the Esther site.


Tavi is Home

Tavi Gevinson was traveling around the US promoting her book, The Rookie Yearbbok One, but now she is home! Home to Tavi is Oak Park Il.. And tonight Tavi is going to talk about her journey and her new book at Unity Temple in Oak Park tonight at 7.

I, of course will be there. Being as this post is on my fashion blog and that’s how she started. This morning I was talking to my grandma about Tavi and everything she’s accomplished. My gram said, “It’s funny how some things just take off,” and that’s exactly what happened to Tavi’s blog.

It’s crazy how many writers are out there blogging about fashion, and of course everyone thinks they’re an expert. Truth is I admire the 16 year old. She knows what she talking about, designers send her samples, and she’s been invited to New York Fashion Week multiples times. The dream of a fashion blogger.

Here’s a link to her blog, which she now has 50 people writing for and over 100,000 hits A DAY.

http://www.thestylerookie.com/

 

Tavi at her home in Oak Park

photos from google


The British Are Coming

Topshop has become an obsession with over two million likes on facebook and a huge store location on the magnificent mile. Now they are teaming up with one of the biggest, most popular stores in the country, Nordstroms.

The Topshop and Topman departments at Nordstroms will have mannequins, visual merchandising and store fixtures from the UK.

Not only will they include Topshop and Topmans best looks but they will have an exclusive line only sold at Nordstroms.

The Nordstroms in Oak Brook will be the only store in Illinois that will open a Topshop department. Looks like we’re going to see a lot more hipsters in the suburbs.