there was absolutely no reason for this outfit, but it was kind of fun! a little bit over the top, but why not? the sweater is from the kate spade and darnel collaboration (one of my favorite collections from kate spade) and the shorts and shirt are jack spade. the shorts are my favorite shorts the go with everything and are a great way for guys to wear polka dots! the oversized pink bow tie was actually from one of the window displays at kate spade! when i saw it i knew i had to make it work so when they changed the display i was given it! obsessed!
another fabulous school outfit!
as an avid kate spade fan when i saw this lovely lady carrying this bag i had to ask for a photo! leather is a trend that is here to stay and i think in outwear the use of it on the arms is actually rather practical for warmth.
this is another example of how a jacket can make an outfit!
one thing i know about kate spade is that they use a thin layer of 14 carat gold on top of all of the hard wear on their bags. this makes allows an almost camouflage effect so it is hard to distinguish whether the hard wear is gold or silver. thus you can carry the bag with either color.
i point this out because i love how the silver shoes match the hard wear on the bag! it’s all about the details!
although this obviously isn’t the best photo i couldn’t help but post it! thanksgiving is over and it was a fabulous event! i had 30 family members fly in with representation coming from as far as spain!
and at my boyfriends thanksgiving we casually drank mimosas and took selfies with sarah mclachlan! she flew her helicopter in just for the day!
all and all a terrific weekend!
i know this photo is not great, but i will at least talk about the outfits.
one of my favorite trends i have been seeing is a velvet blazer! i picked this one up from jack spade! it has a great slim fit and is easy to dress up or dress down.
the shirt is a plaid all saints shirt (very northwest chic). my favorite thing about it is that the fabric under the buttons is a blue velvet that matches the blazer. and the bow tie was made by my aunt it was perfectly festive for thanksgiving!
alex’s sweater is from the h&m blackfriday sale! for $4.95! who said you had to shop expensively to be chic?
what’s a sunday morning with out a little audrey hepburn?
today i woke up and watched breakfast at tiffanys! i used to do it every sunday… today made me want to get back into the tradition.
then i found these fabulous photos! what a great sunday!
and annie for the win again!
i ran into annie (a future contributor to this blog) and she grabbed my kate spade beau bag out of my hand and screamed “TAKE A PHOTO OF ME NOW AND POST IT ON THE FASHION GAY!!!!!!!!” luckily she had an outfit on worthy of a post… that could have gotten awkward….
this outfit is like a modern day clueless with the chanel backpack. it’s preppy and classic, but the modern heels make it young and fashion forward. whether you like it, or not, studs are in and these shoes take the outfit from simple and preppy to fabulous.
exposed socks are also a trend i have noticed and i love how annie has done it here. perfect for the chilly seattle day with the thick leggings.
i love the beau bag with the camel coat. it’s like an amazing explosion of neutrals!
while some would not wear these shoes to school and would opt for classic oxfords (although that would be amazing as well) here at the fashion gay we tend to live the mantra “fashion over function”.
who needs practicality when you are fabulous!