6.01.2006

Funky Party Outfit

It's a cool spring evening at your best friend's house. You want to look feminine while still keeping your edge and comfort. This outfit is all of those things, combined with you, it's completely unique.



Cropped Jacket: The asian inspired black & white print, trimmed in bright green is feminine and funky. The tailored cut and cropped look is awesome. The Bamboo Bolero, by Elaine Perlov is all about details, contrasting fabrics, and interesting buttons. A conversation piece that you'll be able to dress up or down, any time. $98

Skirts can be so plain and boring or way too much. This black skirt designed by Surrealist and available at Artful Wears is the happy medium. It's your basic black in a versatile, all season fabric with gathering that makes it flirty and unique. Wear it with a printed tee for a casual dinner or like this for a fun, dress-up evening. $69

Anthropologie is pretty well known (I told you: some larger companies will be featured!), but they do carry some smaller lines- and let's face it, even some of what they carry is considered a VERY small business. Designers like myself are the smallest. Anyway! This white top from
Anthropologie is lightweight and airy, and feminine. The wide and low scoop neck will show off a fabulous necklace or be a nice and simple backdrop for a fabulous bolero, like the one above. Available now for a small
$48.

Bonnin Designs creates jewelry that is versatile and beautiful. The stick Pearl earrings featured in this outfit will go with anything- a great every day earring that can be dressed up or down for almost any occassion. Underpriced at $44!

Everyone needs a pretty handbag. I love this metallic one by Dutchy. It's simple, yet has a special touch that makes it stand out. Yet another versatile piece! $174 at Unsung Designers.

Anthropologie strikes again in this outfit. Now, I know most people say don't put red with green. I disagree. As long as your not wearing sparkles and look shiny, you aren't going to look like a Christmas tree. Use together sparingly, in unique pieces and you're good to go. These shoes are very cool. The textured weaved leather is awesome! The pleated heel gives it a fun touch and the height of 1 inch is so wearable, it's not even funny! Available at Anthro for $118. Get them. They come in a nice grey, too.

2 comments:

Elaine said...

Kelly, I am so flattered by the beautiful combination you put together. That is precisely what pleases me most about making clothes -- to see the way other people put them together in always unique ways. You are a mix-master. I love your eye.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree, that is an amazing eye you got there.
that is such a cute style, except where could i get those? lol