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{things i covet} spooky sweatshirts

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I've jumped on the embellished/graphic sweatshirt train whole-heartedly. There's something fun about how they can express your mood while also allowing designers the ability to make recognizably iconic motifs (Marc Jacob's cat, for example). Of course it doesn't hurt that they're so warm and comfy too–that's fashion I can always get behind. Since Halloween is exactly one week from today–how exciting!–I've rounded up my favorite examples with themes that are ever- so-slightly ghoulish.



1. Lucas embellished cotton-jersey sweatshirt, Mother of Pearl [$355, available here]

2. Printed sweatshirt with sequin sleeves, Givenchy [$2,395, available here]

3. Bird-flocked cotton sweatshirt, McQ Alexander McQueen [$345, available here]

4. Bat cotton-blend jersey sweatshirt, Zoe Karssen [$125, available here]

5. Vampire Love Baggy Beach Jumper in White, Wildfox [$129, available here]

6. Rue cat-intarsia cotton-blend sweatshirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs [$200, available here]

7. Reflective Skeleton Sweatshirt Ashish [$491, available here]

8. Eye-embellished neoprene-effect and fleece sweatshirt, Kenzo [$470, available here]


{things i liked} rosie huntington-whiteley & embellished shorts

[Photos from Just Jared]


Living on the East coast makes Coachella seem like it's a world away–but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the sun, music, crowds, and relaxed fashion vicariously through others. With its official end this past weekend, I found myself tallying its various sartorial hits and misses. So many celebrities seem to try too hard–I'm looking at you Emma Roberts and Katy Perry–and some barely try at all (you really should have done better Lauren Conrad and Lea Michele). Then some people get it just right. Technically this Rosie Huntington-Whiteley outfit had one too many trendy elements, but they suited the event and her style so perfectly it worked. Daisy-embellished shorts? A sheer, unbuttoned blouse with a nude bra? Lots of mismatched gold jewelry? Taupe ankle boots? A denim bag? Yes to all of the above.

What do you think? Did you have a favorite look from Coachella 2012?




[Photo from Style Stalker - 9 to 5 Shirt in White, Style Stalker - $119, available here]


[Photo from Saks - Chain Wedge Nappa Boot in Gray, Givenchy - $912, available here]


[Photo from J Brand - Similar Style: 1214 Mid-Rise Boy Fit Jean, J Brand x Christopher Kane -  $2250, available here]


[Photo from Westward Leaning - No 4 Teddy Roosevelt in Black, Westward Leaning - $225, available here]


[Photo from My Theresa - Lily Quilted Shoulder Bag in Light Blue Washed Denim, Mulberry - was $759, available here]



{things i liked} kate beckingsale & a yellow sweater

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If you're going to wear a bright yellow sweater, you could do a lot worse than choose one by Alexander Wang. Kate Beckinsale–snapped shopping in LA the day before Christmas Eve–could have stopped traffic in hers, plus she managed not to look like a bumblebee despite the fact that she paired the top with all black accessories. I'm loving cropped heavy knit sweaters these days (I just picked up a neutral one from American Eagle that's oh-so-comfortable) and Kate's look left me feeling inspired to go a bit bolder with color choices.

What do you think? Would you wear a neon sweater in December (or ever)?





 [Photo from Farfetch - Boxy Pullover, T by ALEXANDER WANG - $155, available here]


[Photo from Farfetch -  'Pandora' bag, Givenchy, $1298, available here]




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