Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Sexy Nerd Appeal

If you watched the last season of 90210 you know that Naomi Clark had the hots for a nerd with black frame glasses, so I guess there is something to be said for the appeal of a four-eyed nerd.  Just the other day a friend told me that she has avoided wearing glasses for years, but has recently found it impossible to ignore her blurry vision.  She also told me that she's needed glasses since she was a little girl, but refused to wear them so her eyes eventually self-corrected.  Hmmm, sounds like she just got used to the blurry vision.  Anyhoo, she's on the hunt for cute designer eyeglasses, since she can't get the hang of contacts.  It got me thinking that, although I usually wear contacts, I would love to have a pair of adorable glasses to wear as an alternative. Currently I have a pair of outdated, slightly lopsided Calvin Klein glasses that I would never be caught dead in outside of my house. Therefore, I've tracked down a few favorite styles with the perfect amount of sexy nerd appeal.

1. Chanel - 3213 Black - $400

2. Gucci - D-Framed Olive - $265

3. DKNY - DY4561 Black - $169.95

4. Ray-Ban - RX5150 Black- $159.95

5. Tory Burch - TY2005 Green - $226

6. Tom Ford - TF5117 Tortoise - $364.95

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bright Red Jeans at a Conservative Office

I work in a fairly conservative office, to say the least, and sometimes I find myself second guessing what I wear to work every morning.  If I have meetings I tend to wear a more conservative outfit, but sometimes I take a risk and wear a more trendy ensemble.  When I choose the latter I usually get the up and down look from a few co-workers (but not in a good way).  Today I wore my brand new J Brand bright red pants to work because one, I had no meetings, and two, I was super excited about them.  I styled it with a plain black J. Crew sweater and black flats in order to tone it down a bit.  I got through the day without any discerning looks, but I couldn't help but wonder if the bright pants were still too much.  Maybe I'll give it another whirl at work later this summer.  In the meantime, they will be getting a lot of play on the weekends.

Related article:
Sweating Over J Brand's Haute Hues Jeans

J Brand Bright Red Jeans

Monday, May 2, 2011

Long Live McQueen

McQueen wore this t-shirt in support of Kate Moss during her
drug problems, but it seems appropriate for the new Princess
The Royal Wedding is over, but it seems everyone is still talking about it. I ended up setting my alarm for 2 a.m. and stayed up for two and a half hours watching the wedding coverage before I fell asleep again. As predicted, Kate's dress was Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton's, creative director of McQueen, very quick dash into the Goring hotel two hours before Kate arrived the day before the wedding seemed to give it away. Although she kept her face covered, she wore a very recognizable belt and ballet flats that created a frenzy in the fashion world. Kate's bold choice of the McQueen fashion house showed that she is quickly turning into the fashionista that I predicted a while back. Too bad Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide last year, wasn't around for such a historical moment.

Kate arriving at Westminster Abbey

Princesses Eugenie & Beatrice
The second most talked about dress was Pippa Middleton's, which was also designed by Sarah Burton. Apparently her derrière looked so amazing in the McQueen dress that there is a Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society Facebook page with a little over 150,000 fans.

One of the most entertaining things about the wedding were all the crazy hats. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie take the award for the most hideous hats (my favorite tweet on Twitter was when someone called them Patsy & Edina from the British sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous"), while my favorite hats were worn by Victoria Beckham, Princess Marie-Chantal, and Lady Fredrick Windsor.

Lady Fredrick Windsor, Victoria Beckham, and Princess Marie-Chantal

Cheers to the couple! Who else is excited for the royal babies?

Related articles:
A Royal Wedding Slumber Party
A Fashionista in the Making
What Will Kate Middleton Wear...To All Those Wedding Events?