Mad for Plaid

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Swinging Stripes from the runway to the real world

You don’t have to go full tartan bride to enjoy the autumnal anglo print–although it is quite a wedding look! Perhaps for the vowel renewal…

Now is the time to slip into a stylish skirt for that perfect touch of tartan. From a school girlish, pleated Polo Ralph Lauren number to Kardashian-worthy curve-hugging pencil look from Torn by Ronny Kobo, I’ve gathered my favorites below.

Which makes the cut on your fall wish list?

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5 surprising facts about Yahoo Style’s Joe Zee

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The fashion icon from A to Zee

Joe Zee, the irresistible fashion editor (he was the creative director at Elle Magazine before departing this summer to launch Yahoo Style) was in San Francisco Monday night to speak at the Commonwealth Club.

Having the legendary tastemaker in the City by the Bay was exciting enough, but on top of that, my esteemed colleague at the Chronicle Carolyne Zinko was tapped to do the interview. She did not disappoint, extracting juicy tidbits on fashion, Yahoo and Mr. Zee himself.

Here are 5 surprising things I learned about @MrJoeZee Monday night…

  1. He’s an avid hip hop dancer who takes classes wherever he goes–and even found time to visit a studio during his brief visit to SF!

  2. He was so eager to wear designer denim that he wore women’s Jordache jeans in high school

  3. His absolute will not wear list includes mandals and jodhpurs

  4. He was obsessed with television growing up to the extent that he kept track of the time by what TV show was airing

  5. He considers Bay Area fashion to be “Comfort Chic”

Joe Zee at Commonwealth Club

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Splurge Sensible Steal: Silky Blouses

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Revitalizing my wardrobe without breaking the bank

I love getting dressed to go out, which in my case means simply leaving the house. You see, as a freelance journalist and blogger I work from home, gliding unceremoniously from my bedroom to office in my pajamas every morning.

I’ve had fun slipping into something (anything) that’s audience worthy to leave the house–until recently. I find myself at a complete blouse deficit. As my husband pointed out, I haven’t worn most of the tops in my closet for years. Favorite “going out” shirts from college now seem tired and passe, and have long fallen out of my rotation. And since I haven’t been working from a formal office for the past two years, I’ve stopped buying the type of sophisticated blouses that used to carry me stylishly from the office to happy hour.

My recent work wardrobe investments consist of a Natori bathrobe and a re-up of my favorite tees (Rag & Bone’s v-neck Jackson), but these casual tops are only taking me so far.  Even in San Francisco, the epicenter of insouciant style, there are occasion’s where I want–no, need–a tailored silk utility shirt, sexy satin blouse or delicate lace camisole to carry me confidentially out the door.

Herein lies the problem. All the tops I have fitting said description are worn out (see above paragraph re: working from home for the last two years), and the ones I want push the limits of my budget, especially if I purchase more than one of them.

To solve this problem, I’ve rounded up the chicest blouse brands to shop at every price point, from fast fashion tide overs to long term investment pieces. Check it out below…

Splurge ($150-300)

Long-term style with luxe fabrics, nuanced cuts and sophisticated details

 

Sensible ($75-150)

Great value with fashionable designs and quality fabrics

 

Steal ($30-75)

On-trend styles in imitation fabrics that create the look for less

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A Step Above the Rest: Ankle Strap Ballet Flats

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Plant your feet on stylish ground with the shoe of the season

If there’s one footwear trend I can’t get enough of right now, it’s ankle strap ballerinas. Elegant, versatile, and a little edgy, this style has it all. Plus, how often is the “it” shoe a flat? My bunions are rejoicing.

I recently set out to find my perfect pair; this one was a little too pricey, this one a little too cheap. This toe too pointy and this strap too thick. Like an overzealous Goldilocks, I pulled together 9 fabulous pairs to satisfy every predilection and budget.

Check out the above image and style details below to find your pair that’s “just right”!

Starting from the top step…
Valentino Rockstud Ballerinas, $852
Lanvin Ballerina Flats, $695
Alexander McQueen Double Wrap Ballerina, $650
Belle by Sigerson Morrison Sable Flat, $195
KG by Kurt Geiger Leah Point Toe Flat Shoes, $133.30
Splendid Women’s Isabel Flat, $87.20
Circus by Sam Edelman’s Benson Ballet Flat, $55.96
Report Signature Spike Ballet Flat, $39.97
J.P. Original Corp. Dessert Dash Flat in Licorice, $29.99

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The September Issue

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Vogue US September 2014

The fall fashion bible has arrived!

The definitive guide to fall fashion–and the most highly anticipated issue of the year–has hit newsstands around the globe, each country offering up its own take on the season’s trends. Check out the international covers below!
Vogue Spain September 2014 Vogue Russia September 2014 Vogue Paris September 2014 VOGUE Brasil SEptember 2014 vogue japan september 2014 Vogue Australia Sept 2014 Netherlands VOgue September 2014 VOGUE ITalia September 2014 vogue-china-september-2014-fan-bingbing-patrick-demarchelier-article

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Head of the class fashion

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A-line skirts - a-line fall skirts - fall skirt - fall 2014 skirt - midi skirt - a-line denim skirt - denim midi skirtYou don’t have to be going back to school this fall to get A+ style!  Here are a few of my favorite autumnal skirts–backpack optional.

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1. Pleated Faux Leather Skirt
2. Flower Jacquard Skirt
3. Plaid Flannel Skirt
4. Simona Jacquard Skirt
5. Daisy Embroidery Skirt
6. Floral-Print Cady Mini Skirt
7. Denim Front-Zip Skirt

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