Friday, October 8, 2010

A Layered Life

Who doesn’t love layering in the fall? Shirt: GAP / Vest: H&M / Scarf: F21 / Shoes: Steve Madden / Jeans: Thrifted.





Also, what did people think of the Alexander McQueen S/S 2011 runway show? Here are a few of my favorite looks from the collection (all photos by Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter for the LA Times). I personally really enjoyed Sarah Burton’s work – I felt it had the same theatricality and spectacle that make McQueen such a favorite but also incorporate a softer feel, almost more sober.








21 comments:

Isabel said...

layering is essential for me..the weather here is bipolar...you never know how to dress in the AM

Marzipan said...

I love this collection! Especially the 2nd dress!

Penny Dreadful said...

I'm a big fan, I thought it was all beautiful

ching said...

layering is key. and those are genius creations from the McQueen line.

Onyinye FaFi Obi said...

you look so chic..
love the layering..
but in nigeria.. its so hot,we cant layer..

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The Trendy Fashionista said...

I love your best. Alexander's McQueen collection was great :)

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RB said...

I LOVE the layering! I layer year-round so I'm happy it's finally featured as an current trend!I'm a big fan of your fashion pics...I think we have similar styles so I love looking for inspiration at your blog!

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Madeline Weber said...

LOVE this collection so much, it's amazing!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I love those shoes!
and McQueen = <3
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All Made Up said...

ahh layering, oh how i missed it! as much as I love little summer dresses nothing beats lots of gorgeous layers topped off with a nice scarf and hat :)

wasnt keen on many pieces from the show but some were pretty amazing!

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Collette Osuna said...

LOve to layer too!! You did an awesome job..and I really like how the whole outfit changes...just by adding a scarf:)

You look fab hunnie!!!

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MarchMusings said...

The addition of the waistcoat makes this look work perfectly. Love the shoes. Re:my dress, yes, it's a kind of houndstooth

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I may be the answer to your question. I think I'm the one who doesn't LOVE layering. I never can get just the right mix and proportion and at some point I just end up looking bulky. I'm all for a sweater, but I haven't really mastered the way of wearing more than 2 layered pieces. Second, as for McQueen - I loved the collection! I was really thrilled that she did such a good job with the collection, I think it was a great tribute to the late designer.

devilishlypleasurable said...

her work is definitely softer and more. . ethereal i guess? mcqueen always had their dramatism, eccentricity and largerthanlife-ness.

Lisa said...

So cute..I love your shoes and those dresses are fab!

Trishna said...

Speaking from my own experience in Canada layering is not just a luxury we have in fall/ winter, but it's a necessity for survival. Coming from a tropical country, I am not very good at it, so your smart layering was a source of great inspiration for me.

Personally my all time favorite designer has been Alexander McQueen. I am actually pleasantly surprised at this collection, perhaps his design team understood him really well. This collection is very wearable but yet has significant influence of the McQueen extravagance.

On another note. I'd really love for us to stay in touch. How would you feel about following and/ or doing a link exchange with my blog? I'd be more than happy to return the favor.

Love from Toronto, Canada

Panda! said...

You look so pretty, I love the dresses. x

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

adore your scarf and vest. and these are the perfect runway dresses. love 'em!

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shari @ little blue deer said...

Love that vest, Courtney! Very studious chic! The McQueen rocks, for sure! XX!

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

Your little blazer vest is so cute and sharp looking!

I loved McQueen, I think Sarah Burton dd an amazng job. I can't even imagine the pressure she must have felt but I think he would be very proud of her. She paid homage to the house's history while bringing something new to the collection.

~Chelsea said...

i'm a big fan of layers too! really like the vest.

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