Seeing Spots

Fall/Winter 2011 seems like a collaboration of very diverse trends into one huge, fashion overload (in a great way). First we saw jewel-toned hues, then the eclectic mixture of suede with leather, and of course combination of textured patterns everywhere. Now, designers all over are seeing spots! Everyone from Marc Jacobs to Stella McCartney is implementing polka-dots into their collections. Although we’ve seen it on the runways, it may be a little much for your daily ensemble to contain all pieces polka-dot; but add one dotted statement piece for a very well-rounded (pun intended) wardrobe!

1. Long spot clutch, $37, Asos. 2. Stella McCartney vita polka-dot tulle blouse, $1,195, Net-a-Porter. 3. Marc Jacobs polka-dot wool fleece pencil skirt, $995, Net-a-Porter. 4. Marc Jacobs spotted teddies shearling hobo bag, $1,495, Net-a-Porter. 5. Free People staying cool skort, $58 $29, Shopbop. 6. Diane von Furstenberg markie fine-jersey tunic, $225, Net-a-Porter. 7. MinkPink stop and stare polka-dot chiffon blouse, $82, Asos. 8. Yves Saint Laurent arty dot ring, $250, SSENSE. 9. Commando polka dot tights, $32, Shopbop. 10. Marc Jacobs polka-dot cashmere and silk-blend scarf, $450, Net-a-Porter. 11. Stella McCartney lucia stretch cotton-blend and tulle dress, $2,155, Net-a-Porter.


Daily Jackpot

Metallic, structured accessories are making quite the comeback this season. A clutch that doubles as a last-minute-emergency mirror ensures you’re getting full value of this fashionable fall handbag. Return of the Jetsons? Back to the Future? Whichever you may call it, I am totally onboard this fashion space agePyramid metal tip clutch, $27.44 , ASOS.

If you’re willing to splurge on the ultimate metallic-meets-structured-meets-textured-accessory-all-fall-trends-in-one handbag, in Alexander Wang I trust.

Alexander Wang devere satchel, $855, Shopbop.


Animal Instincts

1. Motel summer leopard celeste long line shirt dress, ASOS 2. Alexander Wang alice rabbit heels, SSENSE 3. Jimmy Choo leopard ipad case, Net-a-Porter 4. Jezebel ant ring, catbirdnyc.com 5. Mr. Kate worm cuff in gold, mrkate.com 6. Asos leopard print pony skin purse, ASOS 7. Leopard print sheer blouse, Mikkat Market 8. House of Harlow 1960 “kye” smoking flats, Shopbop 9. Valentino rockstud python tote, Net-a-Porter 10. Marc by Marc Jacobs doe brass stud earrings, Net-a-Porter 11. Christian Louboutin Decollete 100 python pumps, Shop Savannahs 12.Pamela Love porcupine needle earrings, SSENSE


Lovely Leotards

The two main things on my wish list right now are high-waisted leather and/or suedeshorts and fun bodysuits! They’re both perfect transitional pieces for fall to pair with tights, sheer maxi skirts, sweaters, blazers, and tons of accessories. It seems ASOS is definitely the place to shop for affordable yet fashionable bargains, including each and every one of these bodysuits.
From Top Right: Pie Crust bodysuit, $43. Chiffon Sleeve wrap bodysuit, $43. Wiggle Mesh body suit, $52. Lurex Fringed body suit$43 $24. Raasta cotton cashmere sleeveless bodysuit$155 $69. Motel Josephine Colorblock bodysuit, $48.

Possessions, Obsessions

Here’s my pick for this week’s top five Possessions and Obsessions. TheLouboutin’s may be a little out of reach, but there’s some special holidays coming up in my life (dare to dream). That golden nail polish is sort of a now or never thing, being that fall is rapidly approaching; but it certainly is the best hue of yellow notresembling fungus that I’ve ever seen. As you can tell by my possessions, I’m veryfall focused with my purchases of late. I can’t wait to get back to my leggings, and definitely get the best of both worlds with these leather-front-cotton-backed stems. Finally, if you have an at times, shiny face like mine – you NEED the oil absorbing mattifier. Trust me.

Clockwise from Left: Trové Fair Aisle sweater in Taupe/Walnut, Nordstrom / Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ring, SSENSE (item no longer available) / Murad Oil Control mattifier SPF 15, Beauty Bridge / Trouvé Faux Leather Front Leggings, Nordstrom / Rhinestone panel toggle bracelet in Red, Forever 21.

From Left: Christian Louboutin Bibi pumps in black suede, Christain Louboutin / Chanel Mimosa nail colourChanel.com / Dior DiorSkin AirFlash spray foundation, Sephora / Asos Portfolio envelope clutch, Asos.com / Versace Bright Crystal perfume, CosmeticMall.


Oh Look, An Arm Totem Pole

Or arm party, whichever you prefer. Arm parties have been quite the trending topic for a while now, so this post was definitely a long time coming. Here are some of my current favorite bracelets; all affordable and definitely part of my birthday list. I could have got a lot crazier here, like oh I don’t know, the Cartier lurve bracelet. How cliche of me. Let me see your arm parties ladies (and gentlemen)! @Brittany_Ziemba

From Top: Mathiaz Chaize Bonnie & Clyde bracelet, Net-a-Porter / Alexander McQueen Swarovski crystal double skull braceletNet-a-Porter / Whistles Chunky Chain & Suede bracelet, Asos / Jennifer Zeuner integrated number bracelet in 13, ShopBop / Mr. Kate Worm cuff in rose gold, MrKate.com / DANNIJO Jaimere bracelet in ‘BJZ’, Dannijo.com.