Tibi Lady Liberty Sweater

Fashion, Luxury, Obsessions, Style

This gorgeous intarsia sweater is a part of Tibi’s New York City inspired pre-fall 2013 collection:

lady liberty sweater

It was the last look of the show, which I loved in its entirety. Brittany Adams of Style.com said it best when she noted the brands commitment to wearable clothing: “Amy Smilovic has been playing her cards right at Tibi for the past several seasons. Having shifted her focus from party frocks to clean basics, her business is now doing better than ever…You don’t need to be fashion mad—or have a superstar’s budget, either—to appreciate these clothes.”

Smilovic said “it’s important to show people how we would wear something,” which I think they did successfully. The minimalist, street styling worked perfectly with the theme of the show, and though I can’t pick favorites, because the entire collection was so perfect, here are three notably great looks:

Tibi Pre-Fall 2013

Photos: Style.com

I love the middle look, not only because of the letterman jacket (how hip,) but because the lines in the sweater were inspired by a subway map…and seriously, who doesn’t love a clever sweater? But the most fabulous were the shoes. There was a strappy and a bootie…two of my favorites:

TIBI pre fall 2013 shoes

They are both so now, and chic, and simple. Love them!

I couldn’t resist styling the Lady Liberty sweater myself. If I were a rich girl (cue Gwen Stefani song in your head) this is how I would wear it:

Obsessed TIBI Liberty Sweater

TIBI sweater / DOLCE & GABBANA jeans / CHLOÉ coat / MANOLO BLAHNIK heels / YVES SAINT LAURENT bag

I really love white coats, like this one by DKNY. They allow you to really play with your accessories and colors. This look would not have worked with a different colored coat. The bag and shoes would have looked ridiculous against anything other than white, but because the rest of the outfit is relatively simple (emphasis on relatively,) it works.

The shoes remind me of a cab, but not in an obvious way. If TAXI was written on the side of them then it would be cheesy. But because they’re Manolo’s, also very New York (thank you Carrie Bradshaw,) and have clean lines, they add some fun and a pop of color. The purple YSL adds even more color and is complementary to yellow. I’m obsessed from head to pointed toe.

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Jason Wu Lace Appliqué Dress

Fashion, Style

As you may know, I love pairing things with contrast.  The clean lines of the coat, shoes and clutch pair well with the girly dress and jewels.  I like that it’s a mix of some classic, timeless pieces with newer, trendier pieces.  (Pointed toe shoes are very hot right now.)
I would pair this look with a hot pink lip to match the coat, and an ever-so-slight cat eye with nude, or no, eyeshadow.  You should only play up one feature of your face or you could end up looking like a clown.  This look, paired with the previously described makeup, is girly, edgy and chic.

Dress JASON WU

Coat ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Shoes MANOLO BLAHNIK

Clutch NANCY GONZALEZ

Bracelet IRENE NEUWIRTH

Earrings AMRITA SINGH

Obsessed: Color Block Pumps

Fashion, Obsessions

Color blocking is very trendy right now, so why leave your feet out of the loop?  Check out these awesome color blocked pumps:

Color Block Pumps in Luxury

1. Pierre Hardy Color Block Suede Wedge $1,380

2. Charlotte Olympia Striped Suede Platform Pump $925

3. Diane von Furstenberg  Olivia Wedge Sandals $295

4. Jean-Michel Cazabat Isola Collared Pumps $295

5. Versace Color Block Suede and Leather Pumps $775

6. Manolo Blahnik Color Block Suede d’Orsay $725

7. Giuseppe Zanotti Crystallized Color Block Platform Slingback $1,495

How amazing are those Charlotte Olympias.  And there’s something so special about the Diane von Furstenbergs…they’re very unique and understated.

Color Block Pumps in Reality

1. Tinley Road Raeleen $49

2. Charles David Color Block Pumps $116 (20% off here!)

3. Jessica Simpson Vadio Pumps $98

4. Qupid Neutral 99 $49

5. Steve Madden Shazamm on sale for $110 at Piperlime.com

6. Promise Davinci Orange Multi Color Block Platform Pumps $46

Who says color blocking has to stay within the rainbow?  I love 5. and 4. because they combine two trends: color blocking and animal prints!  The Charles David’s are definitely my favorite though.  Love them!