Tee Party

The power of the t-shirt is probably the most underestimated item in one’s wardrobe. These simple luxuries can easily take you from day to night, or casual to formal. Being a college student, I live in t-shirts and find a high quality piece to be worth the investment. One t-shirt can translate to several appealing outfits. For instance – to class: pair with cotton leggings, for happy hour: pair with leather leggings, for a night out: tuck into a bandage skirt with pumps, to a bar: just add jean leggings and booties, to the office: layered underneath a blazer, hanging out with friends: loosely paired with denim shorts, the possibilities are endless. Here are my must-have t-shirts of the moment.From Top Left: UNIF fancy bones tee, $68, Karmaloop. / Diesel t-wings t-shirt, $75, SSENSE. / Tie Dye tunic, $18, Mikkat Market. / Marni short sleeve leather top, $606, The OutNet. / Obey the native triangle slub domain tee in burnt sienna, $34, Karmaloop. / Givenchy, jungle t-shirt, $405, SSENSE. / Ashish sequined silk t-shirt, $245,  The OutNet. / Really a mermaid lennon sweater, $198, WildFox Couture / Alexander McQueen bead embellished cotton jersey t-shirt, $262, The OutNet.

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The Lovely Bones

As much as I am a fan of The Lovely Bones, this post is appropriately about the ongoing infatuation with skulls and skeletons in the fashion world, not the story about a pedophile. I began my love affair with skeletons in a high school art class, when I realized they were probably one of the best things I could draw, keeping it semi-realistic looking. There is something about the natural beauty of a skull, which is inevitably found in all of us, that mixes a rough exterior with an enchanting beauty. Thinking “skull“, of course the first designer that comes to mind is Alexander McQueen, but this boney masterpiece is becoming more and more prevalent throughout each season’s trends. Here are a few of my favorites.

1. DSQUARED2 skull t-shirt, $190, Shopbop. 2. Juicy Couture skull stud earrings, $45, Bloomingdales. 3. Rebecca Minkoff skull ipad case, $125, Shopbop. 4. Alexander McQueen black leather skull clutch, $1,195, My Theresa5. Your Eyes Lie floral skull tee, $34, Urban Outfitters. 6. Tokyo Milk skull shea butter soap, $11, Beauty.com. 7. Ilena Makri skull chevalier rose gold diamond ring, $3,735, Net-a-Porter8. Kosta Boda still life skull votive, $35, Bloomingdales. 9. Alexander McQueen leather and brass skull keyfob, $275, Net-a-Porter. 10. Alexander McQueen skull-print silk-chiffon scarf, $295, Net-a-Porter.