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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Trend: Contrast Sleeves
If you've made your way into a store anytime in the past few months, I'm sure you've noticed the contrast-sleeve trend. It appears most frequently on t-shirts, blazers, and coats, often with the sleeves in some sort of leather or pleather material. (Above: Camilla and Marc; Elie Saab; Elie Tahari; Chanel). I am a big fan of this trend because I think it adds interest to an outfit in a really simplistic way, and I've already picked up a super cute dress with pleather contrast sleeves that I can't wait to wear this fall! If you too are loving this trend, below are some options to consider: Ark & Co. sequin sleeve blouse for $69 on www.piperlime.com; Colorblocked panels top for $17.80 on www.forever21.com; Duo-toned cardigan for $22.80 on www.forever21.com; Felicity & Coco contrast panel sheath dress for $118 on www.nordstrom.com; Hooded moto jacket for $24.80 on www.forever21.com; Pyramid stud denim jacket for $27.80 on www.forever21.com; Rebecca Minkoff "Della" jacket for $498 on www.piperlime.com; Rhyme & Echo contrast arm blazer for $79 on www.piperlime.com; Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique belted colorblock sheath dress for $158 on www.nordstrom.com; Theory Rodinoa G Encase tee for $75 on www.shopbop.com; "Uptowner" coat for $95 on www.lulus.com; Leather biker jacket for $249 on www.zara.com.
I am writing from the fashion wasteland known as Columbus, Ohio, devoid of even the most basic of needs like a Neiman Marcus and a Bloomingdales, and where the ensemble of choice for the masses typically involves an Ohio State University sweatshirt. I write to provide fellow Columbusites and my girlfriends all over the country with a listing of fashion deals, news, advice, and events. This blog is for the money conscious shopper who loves to look great but must adhere to a budget. While I love the quality and innovation of designer items, nearly all of my designer items have been purchased at a discount. My goal is to make designer fashion accessible to and affordable for the everyday woman. Each week I will provide a list of deals (updated DAILY so be sure to check back), as well as any and all sales I run across locally and online. I will also provide you glimpses into my wardrobe and my own style muses, who help to guide me in my fashion choices. Please feel free to leave me comments!