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desperately loving: fenton/fallon for j.Crew

By Roberta Correia · April 16, 2010

Another day another something masterful coming our way from J.Crew. Earlier this week the master of all things cool and fantastic, J.Crew's creative director Ms. Jenna Lyons, got together with Vogue Fashion Features Director Sally Singer to launch the Fenton/ Fallon for J.Crew collection at the brand's Soho store.

Needless to say FF's genius designer Dana Lorenz has created a collection that's right up there with J.Crew's super cool rocker-chic mixed with prepster-classics aesthetic. Chunky multi strand necklaces layered with spikes and fringe, likely put together with some cuffed boyfriend jeans and a fur vest, or even a boyfriend button down with some shorts. J.Crew's become masterful at incorporating the statement necklace with classic wardrobe staples and this latest addition is nothing short of uber cool.

My personal favorite is the layered bracelet. I just dream of wearing it with a men's watch, oversized silkish button down, ripped up boyfriend shorts and girly socks with high healed sandals. Sigh.

Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew is already available at jcrew.com and by the looks of its front and center publicity on the site, it might not be there for long. Hurry.

desperately seeking: transition dressing...

By Roberta Correia · April 5, 2010

If you're anything like me, the idea of a week of Spring filled weather after a very cold and miserable winter not only inspires thoughts of city strolling, park hopping and outdoor drinking, but also brings with it a slight wardrobe anxiety. You see, I've gotten so used to living in my tights, boots, thick sweaters and coats that putting together a transition weather appropriate outfit makes the ever prominent lines on my forehead even deeper. In short, what the f&*#$@#@ do we wear this week for the 75 degree nyc weather? Yes the weekend gave us a sneak peak into the glory that's to come but I'm all sorts of stressed trying to figure out how to make a smooth transition from my winter gear to my sunny summer selections.

Can I wear flip flops? Is it too soon for shorts? Will I need a jacket? What about flowery dresses? If I put on a sweater will I be way too warm? But what if I wear a skirt without tights and it gets cold at night? UGHHHHHHH

After many moons of research, very careful people watching from an open windowed cafe (what up Cafe Condesa!) and revisiting many online shopping carts filled with spring goodies,  I've come to a few conclusions about this particular predicament.  What follows is basically going to be my transition into Spring uniform. Apparently my Spring picks are neutral, neutral, neutral and somehow they include the word "boyfriend" for the most part. Weird. Well at least we can get lots of mixing and matching out of these guys.

I'm also curious to know, for anthropological research purposes of course, what some of you out there wore this week to usher in the Spring Summer time? Have you mastered the art of transitional fashion yet?

Desperately Seeking: Fall Green...

By Roberta Correia · October 26, 2009

Considering my recent jetset - travel heavy lifestyle, I've been a little delayed on the fall shopping front. Until this week. Sweaters, boots, tights and yet more boots are the only thing on my mind, and if I've been absent it's only because so much of my time has been devoted to scouring the online shopping world for the perfect shearling lined leather jacket and the perfect everyday 90's Brenda-esque boot. And, for some reason a green cardigan seems to be sticking in my head as my lightweight layer of choice for the season. Every outfit I attempt screams at me "I need a green cardigan, please, pretty please get me a green cardigan..."

But it's not your regular green my closet is craving - it's a mix of hunter/forrest/army/olive that can't really be quantified, and you can imagine my surprise when I came across varied hues of just this green for my soon to be ubiquitous all season layer. Belted, vintage buttons, snap buttons, regular buttons, v-necks and crewnecks - a veritable pupu platter of sweaters, all there for my shopping pleasure! Pair it over a floral dress with (shocker of all shocks) chunky boots or perhaps over a shiny or studded tank with black pants and brown riding boots...green is the new beige? I can't wait.

1. Trovata Del Mar Classic Cardigan. $185. Available at <a href="<br /> http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=710202002&tid=plsp1r&kwid...

2. J. Crew Dream Crewneck Cardigan. $85. Available at jcrew.com

3. BDG Vintage Button Cardigan Sweater. $42. Available at urbanoutfitters.com

4. Old Navy Women's Cable-Knit Tie-Front Cardigan. $36. Available at oldnavy.com

5. NEAL by Neal Sperling Cable Cardigan. $68. Available at urbanoutfitters.com

6. Topshop Knitted Zip Long Cardigan. $80. Available at topshop.com

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