After a number of years of androgyny, we're seeing a return to feminine looks this season. I am somewhat surprised to find myself loving it :). For many years, I stayed away from feminine styles because I was always afraid of looking too girly, too delicate. Only in the last year or so have I truly embraced - and found myself completely enchanted by! - beautiful, artistic, graceful details: lace, crochet, frothy tulle. All of a sudden, these fabrics and embellishments are on my radar. I am reveling in the softness, complexity and elegance they bring to fitted suits, nappy flannel and everyday denim. It's like a brand new fashion wonderland! Designers are showing pieces with exquisite detailing that hasn't been front and center in a long while. Often, the embellishments are small - touches of ruffle, or scalloped trim- that don't overwhelm a small frame and create subtle interest on a larger one. When I see nearly every one of my fav places to shop carrying ruffle-accented button-downs, I know it's officially a thing :). Here are a few I just adore:
J Crew Ruffle Blouse
Free People Ruffle And Run Button Down
See By Chloe Ruffle Detail Blouse
This is a new find of mine, but deffffffinitely one you have to check out periodically. If you have a senior in your life who rocks your fashion world, this site will probably make you think of them :). If you're ever worried about what you can wear at what age, the ladies and gents of Advanced Style will show you how to be fearless! It's a complete and total jazz to scroll through pics of those who have dried off a bit behind the ears. They are a fabulous reminder that style knows no age. It defies time, wrinkles and wheelchairs. It's a gift you can keep and enjoy forever. Every time I visit the site, I'm delighted by the boldness and personality that comes bursting through these snaps. I think it's a result of being immersed in style long enough to be fully acquainted with what it can offer, to be able to see past trends and choose only what is the most perfect expression of themselves and their artistic senses. I've realized that there are many styles elders can pull off that youths simply can't. Where youth would look silly, age looks audacious! The style here often encompasses a lot of color, which is insanely fun, as well as a lot of drama and moments of pure, classic sophistication. In many cases, the fashionistas and dapper fellows pass on little nuggets of wisdom as well. So, go visit...and prepare to be enchanted! Sometimes, inspiration isn't an idea for what you will wear tomorrow, but an idea for what you will be able to wear in thirty or forty years! <3
Brie (Hi!) More re: me under About. I'm the moving spirit behind this little life-meets-fashion fairy tale world, the home of my non-wrestling-related style musings and loves.