Thursday, November 29, 2012

Joanna Smith::"We Can't Be Friends"

Gorgeous new video debut from Joanna Smith on tap for ya today.  I adore the dress she is wearing in the solo performance shots.  I think is the perfect, airy number for such a wistful, emotional song.  The all-day outfit she is wearing is of course featuring my fave--an oxblood top--and probably the best black skinny jeans I've used on anyone.

I'm not sure what Citizens puts into them.  Crack maybe?  Some special skinny serum?  Pajama pants material?  Anyway, they are the perfect blend of stretchy, but won't stretch out; soft, but not so weak they will wear out; and fitted.  They are literally amazing, oh-so-comfy, and the rise is perfectly mid-rise.  If you are looking for a new black pair, let me highly recommend these.  

     

Citizens of Humanity Avedon skinny jean in Axl, $178, Piperlime.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fall Must Haves::Oxblood + Camo

Any self-respecting girl from the South has probably worn her share of camo.  If you weren't actually hunting squirrels, you were maybe pretending to be interested in hunting to impress your Lambda Chi boyfriend.  Oh, just me?  

This season camo is not just for your dad and your Miller Lite-drinking Uncle Rick.  It's all over street style blogs and all over about every store.  I'm loving it mixed with the color of the season, Oxblood...Wine, Burgundy.  Call it what you will.  Ask any client, and they will probably tell you that I've tried to put them in this color at some point; even boys.  Check out Thomas Rhett at the BMI Awards--oxblood jacket!  It is truly one of my favorites.  It looks great with grey, black, olive green!  And CAMO!  

I've gone ahead and pulled some of my favorite Pinterest images (follow me here) and some great pieces, featuring these two trends.  Complete with quippy commentary of course.  Happy CYBER MONDAY!

Basic cable-knit gets a facelift with camo skinnies.
(Pinned here from stylezen.net)
1.  Tripp NYC Basic Camo Jean, $79, Urban Outfitters.  Not your dad's baggy hunting pants roomy enough to climb a tree stand, ladies.  
2.  The Barnwood Boot, $198, Madwell.  The color of this boot is "blackberry julep", which may be an even better color than oxblood.  This guy would be a great addition to any wardrobe because it can be worn just like you'd wear brown, which is a lot.   
3.  Camo Scarf, $95, All Saints.  All Saints really does have some of the most comfy, luxurious scarves.  Honestly, I do think this camo scarf could go with just about anything you put it with.   
4.  Camouflage Print Blouse, $59.90, Zara.  The sheerness of this blouse makes it perfect for a black pencil skirt and a night out.  And what better way to hide any problem areas than loose-fitting camo.  No one will even see them!
5.  Feathered Knit Cardi, $110, Nasty Gal.  High rise skinnies + messy bun + tank + ankle boots + this AH-MAZING cardi = Street Style to the Max
6.  Pins and Needles Flocked Animal Portrait Sweater, $59, Urban Outfitters.  This would be the cutest sweater to wear to family dinner with your boyfriend's parents.  Then you can put on camo when he's ready to go squirrel hunting and you pretend you want to go.
7.  Vila Tip Collar Camo Jacket, $61.57, ASOS.  This might be the most perfect iteration of camo on this list.  And the anorak look of the jacket is just right for the season.
8.  NARS Lipstick in Trans Siberian, $24, Beauty.com.  Mom would be so proud if I wore this color.  Moms don't get the whole sheer lip gloss thing.  "Are you gonna put any makeup on today, sweetie?" 
Oxblood is for lips too!! 
(Pinned here from chicgarden.tumblr.com/)

Dearly love the shoes she chose to rock with this outfit.  
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Loving this everyday ensemble incorporating an easy oxblood skirt. 
(Pinned here.)

Add an oxblood scarf to your other winter tones.
(Pinned here from stylezen.net)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thomas Rhett::Beer With Jesus

         

I always love dressing guys like Thomas Rhett, because it feels like a guy I'd have gone to school with or hung out with in high school.  He's super cool and relaxed, and fun and easy to work with.  We love keeping his jeans really fitted, and the fit he is wearing in this video is the Diesel Safado.  The Safado is perfect for a guy who still likes to wear a boot under his jeans, but keep the fit really slim.

DIESEL Safado Slim Straight, $190, Nordstrom

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sweaters and Sequins

I am probably about ten years too old to still be subscribing to NYLON magazine, but I can't help myself.  I am in love with Dani Stahl, NYLON keeps me current with music, and always provides me with fresh outfit inspiration.  I found the below tear sheet under my bed the other day while I was lounging around (...or actually, I was un-dust-bunnying my bedroom.)  

Sweaters tend to bore me a little because they seem one-dimensional, but this outfit on Ellie Goulding is anything but one-dimensional.  It's a fresh take on how to wear a sweater that I absolutely adore.  This outfit couldn't be more me.  It's got an animal print, which I never tire of, a statement necklace, and it's soft + edgy.  You get me, Ellie Goulding.  You really do.  HAPPY MONDAY, Sweater-Wearers!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hayden Panettiere::"Telescope" Video

BEWARE:  THIS SONG WILL GET IN YOUR HEAD LIKE NONE OTHER.

Also, this video is going to make you want a Sherlock Holmes-y trench coat.

So, I have now been able to work with Hayden Panettiere on two occasions, and she is one cool girl.  I collaborated with director TK McKamy on this video, featuring the song "Telescope" from the new show "Nashville", being filmed right here in, well, Nashville.  The BCBGeneration trench we bought for her is a total winner.  Those faux leather sleeves, which actually look really good in person, add just a smidge of edge to an otherwise pedestrian wardrobe staple.  You like?

        

BCBGeneration Contrast Sleeve Trench, $168, Piperlime

If you follow me on Instagram (amberlehman), you know I was pretty well obsessed with these 
B Brian Atwood shoes we used on her also.  Baby, those are smoking.