Perforation has been sitting on the sidelines, waiting patiently for its moment to shine in the spotlight again, and the time has come for it to be called back into action. It’s slowly been popping up in accessories collections and garments, looking quite sophisticated on a leather bomber jacket, and equally as cool on a pair of peep toe booties. As much as I love the hard leather look, softened by the perforated punches, there’s just something about it in suede that sends me into full-on swoon mode. Are you as taken by the perforated look as I am? If so, check out some of my favorite accessory picks above, with links to purchase them below.
shoedazzle new arrivals
September 25, 2014
I oohed and aahed this week over ShoeDazzle‘s lineup of footwear for fall and holiday 2014, and had to share some of my absolute favorites so that you can bookmark what to look forward to and shop! Included are styles from the deliveries for September-December, featuring everything from slip-on sneakers to 4″ peep toe booties. Some amazing looks, and sure to be popular trends in the months to come include the use of faux fur as trim, embossed exotic skin, interesting cut-outs and textures, ranging from heavy glitter to bouclè mixed with patent leather.
I’m REALLY into the offerings from GX by Gwen Stefani that ShoeDazzzle currently has an exclusive of, thanks to the collection’s sharp lines, color-blocking, and cool tech fabrics. See the Fashion Pulse Daily Instagram feed for some pics from the preview that also includes handbags, and some images from the product line lookbooks above.
May 12, 2014
After a long day at work, the sun was still shining at 7pm and felt absolutely glorious, yet the opportunistic moments for photos was quickly depleting. As I laid a series of kisses on Fashion Pulse Kitty’s little head and ran out the door with Fashion Pulse Hubby to snap a few pics, I didn’t realize until later, but my shadow tagged along to say hello!
The look that I pulled together today thrived on clean, smooth, well-defined lines, found in seamless, foundational garments and the color blocking in my dress, all the way through to the quilting on my bag, with precision and symmetry being key elements. I like to keep the balance of color largely black and white, with a pop of blue and faux croc texture from the bag, partnered with a surprise flash of metallic via the gunmetal hue of the pumps and crystal shine of my earrings. Maintaining a similar, linear shape throughout my look was essential to its completion, and even though the dress was already erring on the futuristic side, the metallic pumps solidified it in that direction. I love that the quilted pattern continued, albeit in miniscule form, onto the shoulder strap, which provided extra style AND comfort.
Which piece is your favorite?
In This Look:
Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Dress
Spanx Uptown Tight End Black Out Tights via Shopbop (courtesy of Shopbop)
Shoedazzle Nayley Pumps in Gunmetal (courtesy of the brand)
GX by Gwen Stefani for Shoedazzle Numata Faux-Croc Camera Bag (courtesy of the brand)
Alexis Bittar Earrings
Sorrelli Ring (courtesy of the brand)
Baume et Mercier Linea Double Wrap Watch (courtesy of the brand)
DVF Sunglasses (courtesy of the brand)
Full Disclosure: Items in this post were given to Fashion Pulse Daily for editorial review purposes.