Thursday, November 10, 2011

Use Your (Re)Imagination: ModCloth

ModCloth is a site for those who are not really interested in the "now." This girl brushes up on her history, and take a hint from the photos of the past. Over at ModCloth clothing, accessories and household items are there for the taking, whether you're after vintage pieces from a bygone era or textiles and cuts reminiscent of the past few decades. Here are a few ModCloth pieces to take you back:

You can find them here: Retro dress, Mod heel, JumperSatchel, Knit sweater.
Holiday dress, Wrap dress, Platform heel, Feather cuff.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Simple, Rustic Charm

This week I'm really into hand-crafted items. They give everything more meaning, don't you think. The thought that someone out there just like you can create beautiful things is exciting; it gives the things around you a personal story. And what's more, it proves you can make interesting items too if you commit to it! To illustrate this, here's a site called Nightwood that reinvents old furniture to fit a modern aesthetic. Enjoy!

Celestine Couch, Geometric Painting, Whitman dresser.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Motivation

via Etsy

Sometimes its okay to feel a little rough around the edges. Raw energy can have an endearing charm about it. New and shiny might catch my eye more often, but lately I've been learning to appreciate the appeal of more rustic elements. Being rough around the edges coincides with my current projectmy War Against the Treadmill. I admit, last week it won a battle but I won't let it win the war. Hopefully my personal inspiration can translate into an aesthetic appeal for you as well! Have a great week, everyone.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Contemporary Glam: Room with a View

I'm starting my weekend with daydreams of my future.
The beauty of nature + the allure of modernity = happiness for Jay Bijou!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Contemporary Lace

When you think of lace, you most likely picture old doily cloths or ancient wedding gowns. Lace can look old and stuffy pretty easily, and it takes some effort  and innovation to take it from Old Lady to Contemporary Woman. This season it comes in all colors and cuts. Designers have transformed it from a safe, boring choice to a risk in fashion. Below are a few lace styles available this Fall.

Find them here: 1. Romper, 2. Dahlia Dress, 3. Lace detail boot, 4. Tank, 5. Melly Dress.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

More things to love about Fall: Jewel Tones

I know its cheesy, but one of my biggest style icons is my mom. I've been saying for 22 years that when I grow up I wanna dress just like her. We've both pledged to add more color to our closets, and this fall we're both loving jewel tones. They're based on colors found in precious stones like emerald,  topaz and sapphire. I love them because you can have elements of glamour, but still stay within your budget! With  Here's a glimpse at some pieces available this season:

1. Multi-color dress, 2. Color block skirt, 3. Silk dress , 4. Wrap dress,
5.Silk blouse, 6. Trousers, 7. Asymetric top, 8. Shift dress.

P.S. Happy November!