Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Witty Dialogue of a Fashion Conscious College Student #6: Sleeping Beauty and Returning Stateside

Hello, everyone!  Happy August! :) It's Savannah, enjoying the last few weeks of summer until I start college! I'm so excited about my Freshman year at Lipscomb. It's going to be amazing. Not to worry, I'll be continuing my fashion segments here on Travels of a Book Loving Mom. Lots of Fall/Winter fashion to cover!

But for now, it's back to my regularly scheduled postings.
For this week's Travel-inspired outfits, I decided to stay stateside since I was so focused on Europe for a couple posts. So, without further ado...Chicago and San Francisco!

Nights in the Windy CityFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Nights in the Windy City by bunnylemonade featuring Chanel bags

I really wanted to do a formal set for Chicago, so I went in a glamorous direction for my Windy City-inspired outfit. When I visited Chicago a few years ago, I remember seeing lots of black, especially black coats (it really is a windy city, haha). I decided to go for a monochromatic palette: black dress, black pumps, black jewelry. I tried to pick up some warmth with gold in the jewelry, shimmering nude lip gloss, and a warm brown "smoky eye" eyeshadow palette. And, of course, a fabulous vintage Chanel bag. Now I really want to go to Chicago.

I must be in a Chanel mood lately, because I have another Chanel bag in the San Francisco outfit (for some reason, Polyvore registered the bag as jewelry...the earrings are from Amazon if you're interested). I loved San Francisco. There was something about the way the city was laid out (lots of hills and great shopping!!) that really appealed to me. I tried to capture a laid-back city fashionista vibe with a kimono sleeve top (I LOVE these tops--shirts or dresses that have sleeves directly attached to the bodice without seams--like a Japanese kimono), black skinny jeggings, red Converse, and a bright bow headband. The look came out very nautical. And don't you love the Chinatown inspired bag from Chanel? Finishing off the look is a tube of Lancome Juicy Tubes lip gloss.

For this week's Disney installment, I went the conventional route and picked a classic Disney princess. This week, it's Sleeping Beauty...but not in a way you'd probably expect. :)

I decided to create a Sleeping Beauty-inspired evening look! :) This look is inspired by an outfit I'm planning to wear very soon (the products are very similar, but definitely not the same!). The outfit consists of a floral tube dress from TopShop (which I LOVE) that could be paired with a dark cardigan in either black or a reddish/wine color, or even a dark forest green. I added deep blue skinny jeans, pink flats, an awesome pink quilted chain-strap bag, a Disney Couture "Sleeping Beauty" ring and earrings from...you guessed it...Chanel. Beauty-wise, I have Vera Wang Princess perfume (I thought it was fitting. It smells really good, too!) and Rimmel mascara. Here's why the mascara: did you know that Sleeping Beauty was modeled and designed by Disney animators after one of Hollywood's most glamorous actresses--Audrey Hepburn? I was so excited when I first heard that. So, as a nod to classic Audrey, I have volumizing mascara to create luscious lashes a la Breakfast at Tiffany's or your favorite Audrey Hepburn film.

Alrighty, that takes care of this week's roundup of outfits!
In closing, I want to ask you, my readers, for your feedback. :) I'd love to hear from you all who read these posts! I'm open to suggestions on new series, outfits, trend watches/focuses, cities for my travel segment, and I can even answer questions about style or fashion in general! Please comment, if you like. I'd appreciate it. :)
If you want to follow me on Polyvore, my username is bunnylemonade. I have many more outfits that I haven't posted on here, so please check it out!

See you next Tuesday!


1 comment:

Leslie said...

Love the outfits!
How about Pochahontas & Ariel?

Love Ya!