Monday, January 31, 2011

Sock and Shoes-Here to stay.

Awhile back we had spotted hottie highstreetq8's rocking the sock and shoes look.  Many people scoffed at these trendsetters but now its totally normal, nay super CUTE to rock this look. Aww we love  it when our highstreet girls get the last word...hehe.
We love it with chunky sandals actually for spring, white socks with a little bit of frill on them, or if you are blessed with super thin thighs- then over the knee socks paired with anything from skirts to shorts.( but only if they are super thin, nothing cute about elastic cutting into fat deposits, stick with ankle socks if your not sure).  Perfect example of something that is soooo cute and yet so sexy. (All hail Japan's style ethos!)

Shoes and Socks: Aldo.
Dress, shoes and socks: Zara

Sunday, January 30, 2011

How to Weather Leather*

A fellow highstreet-er and I had a 20 minute long coversation on how to pull of a leather pencil skirt to work. TA-DAA this is how it is done lovies!

It honestly takes a lot of class and an eye for piecing things together to avoid looking like an extra on "Naughty Secretaries Gone Wild" when you wear a leather pencil skirt . This outfit is sophisticated, multilayered and so insanely cool. It's spot on and trendy without looking cliché. We love how people manage to pull of trends like leather, animal print and studs in one outfit and still come out looking unique and special.

Good Job, you little angel puff of high street fashion you.

Shirt: ASOS
Leather Pencil Skirt: H&M
Studded Belt: ASOS
Scarf: Mama's Vintage
Blazer: ASOS
Shoes: H&M
Rings: Topshop

*how to weather leather? You wear it again and again and again and again.
Tailor made joke: Care of Highstreetq8.
Not too impressive you all say?
Leave us alone, it's Sunday.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bluer then Velvet Were Her Eyes*

One thing we are going to miss from AW11 is the amazing things done with crushed velvet this season. Such a luxe beautiful fabric, and come on, one cant HELP but notice how nice it feels to run your fingers across your velvet blazer. Best paired with lace in our opinion as seen on this lovely fashionista. If you feel it is too late to partake in the velvet bandwagon why not go with a crushed velvet turban or velvet leggings paired with a basic tee and blazer for SS11?

Be careful though, nothing looks worse than cheaply manufactured velvet, and though many highstreet retailers are doing a pretty good job take a look at your item first. If it collects to much lint, if it has any indented streaks, or if it looks like it may fit better on a curtain rod then your hips ditch the piece all together.

Top: H&M
Skirt : H&M
Shoes : Topshop
Purse: Chanel

*ok ok we know this particular pic features burgundy velvet but we couldn’t pass up the chance to quote this beautiful Tony Bennet song. So, ya, THERE. :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How to pull of slutface shoes.

Comme Ca:
White ankle socks and a cute nude pleated dress with bow-tie detail! This is how you pull off the highest of heels if your personal style is more cutsie and less red light district.

In other news do you all miss us? We sure did. Day jobs getting in the way, and to be honest we really prefer spring/summer to Autumn/Winter street style. After awhile all the blazers, scarves, gloves, coats merge into one homogonous uninspired blur. We are getting back to it since spring is right around the coooorner!

Nude Dress: Zara
Velvet Shoes: River Island
Ankle Socks: H&M
Necklace: Vintage Necklace from Grandmother.