Beauty, Fashion, Promotional

Piece, Love, & Flannel

IMG_0356Joie romper, Piece Apparel ‘Providence’ flannel, Jeffrey Campbell ‘Stoppard’ shoes, Brandy Melville tattoo choker, sunglasses a la Nasty Gal.IMG_0404NARS blush in ‘Deep Throat,’ NARS velvet matte lip pencil in ‘Dolce Vita,’ Kat Von D tattoo liquid eyeliner in ‘Trooper,’ Benefit Cosmetics Instant Brow pencil in ‘Medium to Dark.’IMG_0361

IMG_0389Loeffler Randall ‘Mini Agenda’ bag; nail design with matte finish by Cammie at Keiki Salon in Fenway.IMG_0385Sometimes, basics are what take your look to the next, not-so-basic level. That’s essentially how I feel about Piece Apparel’s entire inventory. Every brand and store sells their own versions of the “basics,” and you can wind up swimming in a sea of staples that are almost, but not quite right. Piece Apparel makes quality basics in just the right cuts and colors to round out your wardrobe and step up your style—like their flannels, for instance. In case I haven’t mentioned it before, I’ve spent the last few years totally immersed in the 90s fashion revival, and thus searching for the perfect flannels to complete my updated grunge vibe. A great flannel should be easy to find, but I instead found myself repeatedly disappointed by flannels that were too big, used heinous color combinations, or were smothered in studs and other unnecessary embellishments. The Piece Apparel flannels have a classic feel, and are loose enough that you easily can rock one around your waist or open over a T shirt, but tailored enough to wear it comfortably under a sweater, or tucked into your pants without the hem surpassing your underwear. A pair of tights and a leather bomber will take this look right into Fall.

Need to update your Fall wardrobe? You can use the discount code ANNIE20 for 20% off your next Piece Apparel online purchase! 

Photos by Rebecca Browne

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Fashion

Kurt & Britney?

Annie outfit 3 #3

Annie 21American Apparel mohair cardigan, vintage Versace Jeans Couture tee, plaid skirt from LF Stores, Wolford tights, Tod’s boots, Chanel shades.

Though Kurt Cobain’s grunge following and Britney Spears’ “Hit Me, Baby, One More Time” video were totally separate phenomena in the ’90s (Kurt died five years before Britney debuted the video that inspired slutty school-girl costumes for years to come…not to mention he kind of died to avoid everything Britney Spears represents culturally), the current ’90s revival has caused many trends from that epic era to mesh with each other. Kurt probably wouldn’t have been fond of Britney (or the word trend), but his penchant for oversized sweaters and thrifty tees and Britney’s iconic plaid mini skirt happen to work very well together.annie outfit 3 #4Who says I can’t get a little Marilyn in there, too?

Photos by Mike Lanzillo

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