Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Top Ten: Saks Fifth Avenue

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Here are my favorite things from everyone's favorite department store- fall collection and flirty summer pieces you can wear now. As much as I would like to rave about Yves Saint Laurent's collection, I've kept everything under $300. My fashion philosophy? It doesn't matter what the brand is or how much you pay, as long as the materials are of a good quality, the fit is good and you love it.

1) Camellia Python Pumps- Kate Spade ($298)
(see photo at top)
Animal print, when done right, is a great, funky neutral.
2) Tiered & Smocked Tube Dress- Juicy Couture ($248)
Casual, but kinda elegant. This color will look fantastic with any skin tone.
3) Ladies Sport Watch- Michael Kors ($225)
Mr. Kors is the master of mixing sporty and classically refined. This watch will go with absolutely everything. I love that it's a bit masculine.
4) Caz Merino Wool Cardigan- Tory Burch ($250)
Classic, but the stripe trim keeps it interesting and lengthens the line of your body.
5) Bell Bottom Jeans- 7 For All Mankind ($169)
After months of not-always-flattering skinny jeans, bell-bottoms are in! Who doesn't love 7 For All Mankind? The dark wash is always slimming.
6) Hooded Anorak- Eileen Fisher, Salon Z ($148.80 on sale)
Here's your sexy and plus-sized item of the week. It's environmentally- and travel-friendly too, made of recycled polyester and folding into its own zip pouch. Comes in non-plus sizes too!
7) Pelego Jersey Wrap Dress- Diane von Furstenburg ($238.80 on sale)
Everyone's doing the jersey wrap dress!The gorgeous orange and brown colors could easily make this dress work for fall, especially if you live in a warmer climate (unlike me in Chicago). I'm not always the biggest fan of tie-dye, but this dress is more earthy/global tie-dye than over-the-top, dyed-at-elementary-school-summer-camp tie dye.
8) Mod Stripe Knit Dress- L.A.M.B. ($285)
The look of a tank and skirt in one awesomely nautical dress. Wearing with a white preppy cable cardigan as it's gets chillier would make this look very "Gossip Girl". Possibly my favorite item on the list.
9) Safari Shirtdress- D.K.N.Y. ($147 on sale)
Shirtdresses are always subtly sexy and flattering. I'm a fan of the brown, mixed with bright shoes- maybe some open-toe wedges while it's still warm. Pop the collar like the model for a bit of mystery.
10) Raven Colorblock Dress- Ella Moss ($155)
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Empire waist dresses usually drive me crazy because my abs are the only part of my body I like, but it looks like the shape is a trend that's here to stay. And this dress is quite sexy! I love the very pale models wearing Ella Moss on the Saks website.

1 comment:

Emery said...

Awesome.!! Saks Fifth Avenue offers great designer stuff. Its my favorite store for shopping.