In a far- away kingdom called The Upper East Side… okay, I’m done with the fairy tale stuff.

So Monday night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala was one of the best- dressed in recent years (in my opinion) with it’s theme of China: Through the Looking Glass – tying into the current exhibit on Chinese fashion.

Below are a zillion photos of the most stand- out looks, as well as my personal favorites.

 PS- I think we can all agree Rihanna won (if winning the Met Ball was actually a thing)

I think the Hollywood Butt Brigade coordinated their outfits

I think the Hollywood Butt Brigade coordinated their outfits

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Kim Kardashian in custom Roberto Cavalli inspired by Cher's gown at the very 1st Met Gala

Kim Kardashian in custom Roberto Cavalli inspired by Cher’s gown at the very 1st Met Gala

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Lady Gaga in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang

Beyonce in Givenchy

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FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

Madonna in Tom Ford

Katy Perry in Jeremy Scott

Beiber in Balmain

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Gigi Hadid in Diane Von Furstenburg

MK+A in Vintage Dior by Galliano

Rosie Huntington Whitely in Versace

Adriana Lima in Marc Jacobs

Fan Bingbing in Chris by Christopher Bu

Adriana wins my vote for best makeup for sure

Adriana wins my vote for best makeup for sure

Amal Clooney in Maison Martin Margiela

Solange Knowles in Giles

Karolina Kurkova in Tommy Hilfiger

Kendall Jenner in Calvin Kleine

SJP in H&M Bespoke

Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi

Sophie Turner in Burberry

Naomi Campbell in Burberry

Bao Bao Wan in Huishan Zhang

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Gaga's afterparty look

Gaga’s afterparty look

Adriana Lima's afterparty look

Adriana Lima’s afterparty look

Rihanna's afterparty look

Rihanna’s afterparty look

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But no one can deny that Rihanna was the real show- stopper this year in her insane yellow get up by Guo Pei. That Rihanna reign just won’t let up, as we all know.

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Right now I’m crushing hard on colorful, zany, bohemian prints.

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What I’m listening to: 

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If you’re not wearing a denim pencil skirt this spring, then you’re doing it wrong.

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What I’m listening to- (Had this on repeat all week!)

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Today I’m paying homage to one of my favorite designers of all time (along with ODLR, Poiret, & more) – the amazing French designer Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975). Her career peaked in the 1920’s – 30’s when she became a famed couturier and has long been considered the “Queen of the Bias Cut.” Below I’ve included just a small sampling of her incredible gowns- as well as my top four favorites.

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My favorite Vionnet pieces are these four-favorites

What I’m listening to –

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Today’s post pays homage to one of the most fascinatingly fashionable couples on the red carpet these days- Notoriously funky Mr. Depp & the bombshell Amber Heard. Love ’em or hate ’em- you can’t deny that they’ve got a look.
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What I’m listening to:

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While November may still be Fall, technically, I’ve decided to go ahead and create a guide covering both of the chilly seasons. Obviously the two have a lot of the same sort of cold- weather pieces. I’ve picked ten “essentials” (not that faux fur or rhinestones are even close to being essential in the literal sense of the word) that every wardrobe should have. A few of these pieces I already have, and a few are just ones I’m pining after (Two words- Fendi Purse). Links to each item are in the photo captions.

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(1.) Faux fur

Done right, fake fur doesn’t have to be a hot hooker-looking mess. Pair it with a simple solid top & black skinny jean combo to help it look relaxed & funky.

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Kristen Blake Faux Chinchilla JacketF21 Faux Fur CoatEllen Tracy Faux Fur Vest, ASOS Faux Fur Orange Stripe Collar, F21 Boxy Faux Fur CoatSupertrash Odyssey CoatF21 High Collar Faux Fur Jacket   

(2.) Colorful beanie

I had to cop the first one in the top row from F21. It’s a lovely dusty salmon color that looks really good on blondes ;) Transition your beanie to indoors by wearing it with an oversized white V-Neck and blingy statement necklace.

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F21 Men’s Fold Over Knit Beanie, Topshop Rib Knit Beanie, F21 Men’s Fold Over Knit Beanie, Leith Ribbed Knit Beanie, F21 Classic Knit Beanie, Phase 3 ‘Stand Up’ Beanie

(3.) Burgundy leather

I was really gung-ho about this look a couple months ago. I’ve cooled off on it a little, but it’s still pretty fabulous. Especially in a leather pencil.

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Kate Bosworth in a Michael Kors skirt, 10 Crosby by Philip Lim Skirt, Acne Lambskin Pants, Bosroom Leather Jacket, Cheryl Cole in a burgundy leather mini

(4.) Snake print

It’s everywhere. If you haven’t noticed it, your head must be in the sand. I have way too many other posts (OOTD) with snake print pieces that I won’t bother to gush here about my love for snake print. I’ve ecrued enough Serpentine pieces in my wardrobe this fall to choke a horse, I just need to get my OOTD act together #lazy

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Hudson ‘Nico’ Jean, Gibson Snakeskin Sweatshirt, Steve Madden ‘Ecntrc-c’ Slip- On, Vans ‘Classic’ Slip- On, Lysse Metallic Faux- Suede Leggings, Topshop Snakeskin Flocked Leggings, River Island Tote Bag, Topshop Snakeprint Tunic, Sofiacashmere Python Duster, Just Female Pag Skinny

(5.) Ankle boots

Everybody needs a pair. Those Vince Camuto ones (bottom center) are to die for!

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Dolce Vita ‘Harvie’ BootieLucky Brand ‘Bartalino’ Bootie, BP ‘Trolley’ Bootie, Sole Society ‘Chelsea’ Bootie, Vince Camuto ‘Amori’ Bootie, Steve Madden ‘Whysper’ Nubuck Bootie

(6.) Tunic sweater

I LOVE the halogen ones! I wear mine all the time.

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(7.) Snow leopard print

Regular leopard print has nothin’ on this delicious look.

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Fendi Calf Hair Peekaboo ToteJoie Brooklyn SweaterKaren Millen Coat, Joie Silk Rain B Tank, Christopher Kane Calf Hair Moto JacketChristopher Kane Moccasins

(8.) Leather leggings

Another cold weather layering essential.

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Tildon High Waist Faux Leather Legging, Hue Distressed Faux Leather Legging, Glamorous Faux Leather Leggings

(9.) Brick red

I am going nuts over this color right now.

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Trouve Zip Detail Sweater, Spago Donna Top, Velvet by Graham & Spencer Dress, MAC Matte Lipstick in ‘Chili’, Reala Clais Scarf on Etsy

(10.) Art Deco jewelry

The 1920’s & Art Deco/Egyptian Revival style are truly my favorite fashion influences. Particularly in regards to jewelry. Below are just a couple of my favorite deco-inspired duds.

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JewelMint ‘Starboard’ Necklace, Baublebar Jupiter Gem Drops Earrings, Baublebar Pharaoh Bib Necklace, Deepa Gurnani Spike Necklace, F21 Deco Stone Pendant Necklace, Kate Spade Imperial Tile Necklace

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What I’m listening to-

Well there’s really only an hour left of this Monday. Things have been hot & heavy between good ol’ F21 and me this week- with 50% off sale items and free shipping on any order. I couldn’t resist picking up a few fun fall pieces both online and in store. I think we can all agree I will rock the hamburger tee I ordered like no other (stay tuned for an OOTD with it, hehe).

Anyways, here’s a couple quick, blurry shots selfies from the past week of my 21-sportage. I don’t even know if that is a word. Does that make any sense? I am delirious from lack of sleep and a newfound espresso habit. Working at Nordstrom means a discount at the eBar which happens to make the best quadruple shot mocha bianca I’ve ever come across.

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F21 Textured faux fur vest here, Zara dolman sweater, Spring Tree gold tassel necklace.

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F21 shearling moto jacket here

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F21 abstract polka dot mini dress, similar here

And these three below are a couple of lil’ beauties I’m waiting for to come in the mail. Don’t you dare judge the hamburger, I will make it work! You shall all see…

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 F21 scuba blazer, woven shift dress, and hamburger tee

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Below is a collection of some other F21 pieces I was eyeing. That leopard pony hair belt tho…

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Well that took forever. I can’t even begin to describe how “over” 80- degree days I was getting. Now I can wear real pants again! And boots and sweaters and scarves and hats and long sleeves and all those other things too, I guess. Below are some some Polyvore sets I made with a few of my favorite fall pieces that I’m currently eyeing (Those Hudson snake print pants?! Ma gaww!)

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Hermes rose gold crocodile collar, Halogen hi-low tunic sweater, Sanctuary Clothing waxed jeans, Del Toro ponyhair sneakers, Lord & Taylor Fashion Fair lipstick

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Calypso St. Barth rabbit fur vest, The Row cashmere sweater, Gucci trousers & riding boots, Kelly Wearstler ring.

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Acne t-shirt, Alexis Bittar jewelry, Hudson Jeans snake print denim, Jimmy Choo metallic flat, Baggu leather shopper.

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Zara assymmetric sweater, Hudson Jeans snake print denim, Baggu leather shopper, Casadei blade pumps, Pyrite stud earrings from Etsy. 

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Rebecca Taylor t-shirt, Iro leather moto vest, Hudson Jeans wide leg pant, Rebecca Minkoff ‘Avery’ crossbody, Low Luv by Erin Wasson scarab ring, Adornia emerald ring, ASOS felt fedora, Laura Mercier tightline cake eyeliner.

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H&M cropped tee, Zero + MariaCornejo Nebi skirt, Gianvito Rossi sandals, Alexis Bittar earrings & bangle, Nordstrom brand cut out cuff bracelet.

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I’m back with another treasure trove of dirt- cheap goodies I’ve curated from good ol’ F21 and H&M. This week, I’ve included a lot more fall styles, since it’s getting to be that time of year again. Thank God. I always loved summer growing up on San Juan Island, but this 80+ degree summer weather in Seattle has been rough the last couple of years. I’m ready to wear long pants and layers again! And closed- toed shoes! I swear, I don’t think I’ve worn anything but sandals since May. Stay cool!

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I like to start things with a little humor :)

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Admittedly, I spend FAR more time on Pinterest than I should. Hours, sometimes. Who doesn’t these days, though? I’m not so much into the recipes and 1,000,000 ways to repurpose a wooden palette. I use Pinterest mostly for saving fashion inspiration that would otherwise be eating my laptop’s harddrive alive. In addition, I compulsively pin photos of different designs, patterns, and works of art I like. Many of them, I’ve thought, would translate well into garments or accessories.

Below I’ve paired up some of my favorite prints I’ve pinned, and existing products that resemble what I think the prints would look like if brought to life. Of course, however, these are NOT all things I would wear myself (A metallic Burberry trench is a bit much for me), but they help to give you an idea.

Ye be warned, this is only one of many installments of this kind, as I have created OODLES of these pictures. I almost chose to post them all at once, but even I got overwhelmed. Anyways, get inspired!

Tom Ford Feather Handbag

Tom Ford Feather Handbag

Jeffrey Campbell Heel

Jeffrey Campbell Heel

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Erdem Runway

Erdem Runway

Cynthia Rowley dress

Cynthia Rowley dress

Burberry Runway

Burberry Runway

Clemence Poesy in Balmain

Clemence Poesy in Balmain

Aurelie Bidermann necklace

Aurelie Bidermann necklace

Adrianna Papel dress

Adrianna Papel dress

Pencey dress

Pencey dress

Valentino dress

Valentino dress

Spell & The Gypsy kimono, Snake The Rules maxi dress

Spell & The Gypsy kimono, Snake The Rules maxi dress

Alexander McQueen dress

Alexander McQueen dress

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Anna Sui dress

Anna Sui dress

 

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