Beauty, Fashion

Fall into the ’70s

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DSC_0135 (1)Sandro sweatshirt over Theory turtleneck, pants from Intermix, Furla ‘Metropolis’ cross body bag in silver, Tod’s boots, sunglasses by See Eyewear.

This fall an excellent time to take sartorial cues from the ’70s. Flared pants are back with a vengeance, and turtlenecks are one of the chicest ways to stay warm. Add some vibrant color, some metallics, and massive sunglasses for the full retro effect. A more muted lip color will keep your ’70s-inspired outfit looking current rather than costume-y. I’m partial to Lime Crime liquid-to-matte Velvetine lip color in ‘Bleached.’

Photos by Miranda Mu

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Mod

1Q1A7269Scalloped shift dress a la Nasty Gal, Tod’s boots, See Eyewear sunglasses.

Other than free-flowing pubes, I think every trend that started in the ’60s should and will remain in style forever. Micro-mini skirts and shifts, oversized shades, big blocks of black and white, and boots that cause you to hear Nancy Sinatra’s voice in your head…the right mod look is both quirky and sophisticated, and that’s a beautiful thing. And who doesn’t want to feel like the factory girl sometimes?1Q1A7270

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Photos by Amanda Rosen

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Creepers in Copley

IMG_1679I coveted these Sandro creepers for months, so I couldn’t wait to take them for a spin in Copley. I decided to embrace their menswear undertones with other pieces stolen from the boys, pairing my American Apparel printed chiffon blouse with my boyfriend blazer from LF Stores. My Carmar high-waisted ankle jeans, also from LF, let the creepers take the spotlight. Miley Cyrus wore these same shoes when she performed “Wrecking Ball” on SNL last week, no big deal:

IMG_1649Matching my mimosa at Parish Cafe on Boylston Street.IMG_1690

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IMG_1701These white See Eyewear shades pick up the white in my shoes and blouse, and the enormous cateye frames are fitting with such dramatic kicks. Plus they make the whole look a little more feminine.IMG_1699I have this blouse in nine or ten different colors and prints because you can wear them so many different ways: buttoned all the way up with a blazer likes this, it evokes an androgynous vibe, but they’re long enough to tie up into a crop top and light enough to wear open over a bathing suit. Don’t worry. I’ll prove it.IMG_1709

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IMG_0690This is Julia Moody, the photographer for this shoot, and a soon-to-be featured Boston Fashion Saucer! Here’s a sneak peek of her upcoming appearance in a Maison Martin Margiela shawl and Elizabeth & James ring. Stay tuned for a better look into Julia’s saucy style!

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Maximizing Your Favorites

There are some outfits you love so much that you can’t help but wear them over and over again. Plus, blame it on global warming, but September has been a really weird time in Massachusetts thus far: One day it’s 97 degrees, the next day there’s a high of 59. This is why it’s great that stores like American Apparel make all their best merchandise in every color and print imaginable: it makes it easy to wear your favorite looks from one season in slightly different ways, and to wear some of those same pieces throughout the rest of the year, without seeming like a “repeat offender.” Here are a few different ensembles that combine several of the same items, worn in various ways to keep things interesting and weather-appropriate.1Q1A2718 - Version 3Here I am, standing awkwardly in my American Apparel Stretch Twill High-Waist Side Zipper Shorts in “dark mint,” with an American Apparel Tie-Up Blouse, pastel pink Jeffrey Campbell oxfords and See Eyewear sunglasses.1Q1A2711

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1Q1A2723Alexander Wang glow in the dark Pelican crossbody bag (Yes…this bag glows in the dark. It locks, too.)005_5 - Version 4Poolside chillin’ in Sunapee, New Hampshire, wearing the same shorts with the same blouse in a different print, brown oxfords this time, and mint shades from LF stores. (Throwback to my ombre hair…)1Q1A2995Any girl who braves cold weather knows that a few good pairs of tights will allow you to wear all your favorite shorts throughout fall and winter. These are the same American Apparel shorts, but in black, worn with Urban Outfitters tights, a cropped LNA sweater with brown leather trim, the REISS London felt “Ava” hat in burgundy, my vintage Chanel bag, Marc Jacobs combat boots, and Lennon-esque sunglasses, also from Urban Outfitters.1Q1A3011NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Never Say Never.”1Q1A3005

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1Q1A3023Essie “Where’s my Chauffeur” nail polish and a Cartier gold ring.020_20 - Version 2Once again in Sunapee, New Hampshire, wearing the same black shorts with American Apparel’s Spandex Crop Top in their new Lips Print.

Digital photography by Amanda Rosen; disposable photography by Matt McKenna.

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These Ain’t Your Momma’s Mom Jeans

Can we talk about the ’90s again? Because for me, mom jeans, crop tops, and jellies are absolute essentials. Here are two outfits with two different vibes that both celebrate these wonderful throwbacks.

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1Q1A2877You’re going to see me in these American Apparel Medium Wash High-Waist Jeans and my American Apparel black Spandex Crop Top again and again. They’re simply the sauce. My relaxed yet funky Sandro sweater is the perfect weight for September’s fluctuating weather, and I love the way my vintage woven bag plays with the texture and colors of the sweater. Being that the glitter Juju Babe glitter jelly sandals  (also courtesy of American Apparel) are on the cooky side, I went with my trusty black Oliver Peoples shades to keep things cool.

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annie feetWhile the first outfit has a sort of updated grunge look, I suppose I would call this getup Babysitters Club Chic with a ’50s twist…I’m totally obsessed with these deliciously embroidered mom jeans from Topshop, which I paired with American Apparel’s basic white Baby Rib Crop T. My off-white cateye sunglasses from See Eyewear add a sophisticated flair to this fun-loving look, and the tortoise-shell stems pick up the tortoise buckle of my vintage belt.

Photos by Amanda Rosen

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