The roaring '20s are back! Or perhaps they never left? Suspenders, high-waisted, and pinstripe pants are in, and I don't think they are leaving anytime soon. Why? Because good high-waisted, wide-leg pant looks good on anyone! I have four different pairs of these, each in a different cut, and they all make me feel like a million bucks. The suspenders are a great built-in accessory. They help frame your body, tie in your top to your outfit, and just look friggin cool.
With these pants, you could go for a basic top with a bold color, perhaps a collar too, and throw in a tie. But I decided to try a different pattern with a flowy blouse in a bold color. Now, some people think you can't combine stripes and polka dots. but with the suspenders tying it together, and the verticle stripes being a somewhat faded attribute on the pants, it works just fine. If you are trying to do this look at home, I say go bold with your color choices and pattern picks. Tie it together with a long necklace to offset the high-waisted pants, and perhaps a hat that matches at least one color of your ensemble, and you have created a living work of art for your day at the office.
Pants: Unique Vintage
Everyone is buzzing about Taylor Swift's lipstick look at the VMA's last weekend. Usually, when it comes to celebrity looks, we accept the fact that the common man won't be able to afford to replicate it. But that is not the case with this lipstick! Taylor wore LiquiLust Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick from Pat McGrath Labs. The lipstick is fast drying and silky. It is a liquid formula that goes on smoothly and keeps your lips moisturized. Taylor's shade is called Elson 4. But the line comes in other colors, too! You can buy it at Sephora for $32! Sure it's a little steep compared to MAC and other products, but for a long-lasting lipstick that hydrates as well? Those are hard to find.
Labor Day weekend is almost as good as Memorial Day weekend when it comes to deals. Here are a few I've found. You have my permission to go nuts as you build this year's fall wardrobe.
Free People is a super-pricey brand. But we all dream about owning some of those cozy sweaters and dreamy dresses. Here are a bunch of pieces under $100!
Modcloth is having a Labor YAY Sale with 30% off regular-priced items, 40% off sales, AND doorbusters added every day! Tons of cool, quirky fun picks to spice up your wardrobe.
Chinese Laundry is one of my favorite shoe brands. Chunky heels, cool boots, and strappy sandals. The entire site is 30% off this weekend!