Couture fashion shows are my favorite part of the fashion industry. They truly represent the art of fashion and the art of clothing making. Couture garments are all handmade, in stunning detail. There is a great documentary on Netflix called 7 Days Out with an episode about a Chanel Couture show, if you’re curious about what goes into it! The art of fashion shows like these are the reason I went to school for fashion design.
This week is the Spring 2019 Couture fashion week, and the shows have not disappointed. My favorite show is always Givenchy—I personally love their aesthetic and reinvented silhouettes. Dior’ show took on a circus theme with just enough influence to keep the garments designed and not theme-y. Elie Saab keeps to a very consistent look show after show, but the gowns are none-the-less stunning. There is now doubt this collection will be all over the red carpet at upcoming award shows.
And then there was Viktor & Rolf who made a literal statement with each look. Clever, bold, and 2019 mood for sure.
One of my most popular posts on my blog has been my post on removing a water stain from a leather bag. I recently bought a beautiful leather Madewell bag, and it made me think about writing a post on how to care for the bag before an accident happens!
It’s finally sweater season! I’m so excited to embrace the cozy, but if you are like me and get sick of wearing the exact same thing again and again, it can be hard to find fall and winter outfits that feel different. I’ve pulled together some inspiration looks that use classic sweaters in a new way.
Every time the season changes, I feel like I end up staring at my closet thinking that I have nothing to wear. Over the years, I’ve gotten smarter about my wardrobe and shopping smart to get great deals on clothes, so now I can be a little more purposeful in shopping for each new season.
After following my closet organization guide steps. I identified a few new things that I needed, as well as reminding myself of a few things I didn’t need. I thought it would be fun to share my closet updates to see what you all think!
Fall is just around the corner and now is the time to start pulling out those beloved sweaters and pretty coats. Or maybe time to start planning your fall wardrobe refresh! Here are some of my favorite fall looks that make the transition from summer dress to fall chic:
For my second month of Rent the Runway, I wanted to refresh my summer wardrobe with pretty dresses and skirts for work. I felt more prepared this order, because I was able to shop all month and “like” items that I was interested in renting instead of being in a panic trying to sort through everything to get my order.
I again found it frustrating that there isn’t a lot of availability of a lot of the items. Of my likes, about half were available in my size. I’m always looking for 1-2 skirts and 2-3 dresses in a variety of formal and fun looks, so it’s actually pretty difficult when the ones you really wanted aren’t available and you have to try to find backups. As I said in my first month review, I’m also really only interested in renting designer items that are worth the money– if I want to wear a $40 free people dress, I’ll just go buy it!