Monthly Archives: August 2009

Dress to Impress

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have been on the lookout for fashionable football wear. I have a few fun dresses to report.

My findings, of course, are for my favorite team, the Steelers. I am hoping this post will help to inspire those of you that follow other teams, to think outside of the box too. Don’t be afraid to be the fashionable fan! If you need help finding items in your team’s colors, let me know! :)

All of these dresses are from my favorite on-line shop, ModCloth.com
I can’t wait to pair these dresses with either my Steelers belt (below), knee high Steelers socks, or a cute Terrible Towel scarf!

My favorite find is actually named after a Steeler!

This one is adoooorable! And on sale for $21.99!

And for your more formal affairs…love this one!

Here we go….

Aire to the rescue!

So my dear friend A.K. has come to me with a few questions involving some trends in menswear.

Question 1…

So this month’s issue of GQ says that, for men, the hot new look is epaulettes on dress shirts (a la the Boy Scout of America uniform, not the huge military cavalry ones). When glancing at the gentlemen modeling these shirts, the first thought I have after “So THAT’S what you look like if you live on creatine and lettuce” is “What a douche.” I’m not trying to be the dictator-for-life of a small country, and my Boy Scout days are good and behind me, so tell me – should I truly be considering giving my shoulders some extra pizzaz?

Answer, there are two things I need to address with this question. I feel for guys because I think it is a lot harder to interpret menswear trends into everyday life, than it is for women. With that being said, like you pointed out, these men are models who are paid to look good in clothing. It is all about taking the trends and figuring out ways to interpret them into something you’ll be comfortable in. Most magazines are going to show high end designers that your everyday guy won’t be wearing. In the case of the epaulets I found some great options from Kenneth Cole, that include the trend, but in a toned down way, much less dictatorish.


Question 2….

GQ told me to wear a light-weight day-glo colored vest over a shirt and tie, but under a sports coat. How hard should I be laughing at the moron with a cobalt-blue vest stuffed under his suit top, making him look like a stay-puft marshmellow going to a job interview?

Answer. I’m all for being fashionable, and following trends, but sometimes its not a bad idea to ignore a few. This would be one of them. When wearing something as classic as a three piece suit, stick to the basics. If you’d like to wear this trend, try doing it on a casual day, but even then I’m not crazy about this look.

Keep the questions coming! I love them!

Outfit help! Aire to the rescue!

So I’ve decided to also use my blog as an outlet for helping the fashion challenged. If you need help picking out an outfit, deciding which fabric will wear better in heat, or just have a question about trends or some pieces you’d like to buy…let me help! Leave me a comment or send me an e-mail with the details and I’ll come to your rescue!

Help me, help you. :)

Victory!

As many of you know, I am strongly opposed to fakes, fake sunglasses, wallets, bags, jeans, personalities, laughs, the list goes on. Well my favorite paper, WWD (Womens Wear Daily) reported on Tuesday that US Customs and Border Protection officials seized $3.9 million of counterfeit jeans and apparel. Many of the jeans were labeled as True Religion and Rock& Republic. Yes!! Good find fellas! Be careful where you buy your items from!

www.fakesareneverinfashion.com, love that site more than my blog! You should too!

Can’t be ignored…

OK! So I told myself, when I decided to start this blog, that every post about football couldn’t only feature my fave team…but some things cannot be ignored. Case in point, my fellow Kent Stater James Harrison coming out with this amazing shirt. I am in love. Boys, this post is for you because, I have a feeling the shirts will be coming out in your size first. Rumor has it they will be ready to purchase by the end of this week :)

“Eat, Sleep, Repeat!”

No one call me on September 10th

I promised myself when I left NYC I wouldn’t fall behind on fashion industry news…obvi I need to step it up….also kicking off September 10th! Mercedes-Benz Fashion week in NYC! I can’t believe its been 7 months, since my dear friend Alanna got me into the Fall 09 shows!!! I’ll miss walking by Bryant park and seeing all the hustle and bustle…I guess I’ll have to settle for going to Heinz Field. :) Don’t forget the shows will be moving to Lincoln Center next September, this is your second to last chance to see the shows at BP!!!!

My first love…