July 30, 2010

The Thrilling Adventures of a Fashionista

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you but I have a huge smile on my face. Why you ask? Because at 5pm today I’m officially on vacation, yay! Not only am I’m on vacation but I’m headed to one of my favorite places on earth Maine. Yes, you heard me right Maine. No, it’s not my favorite because it’s the state where I was born and raised (ok yes that probably has a lot to do with it) but it has this amazing laid back vibe that you can’t replicate near the city. Plus, it’s a drivable distance from where I now call home. I can’t wait to sit on the front porch of the cabin watching the sun set over the lake and just listen to nature. I’m sure I’ll probably go for a hike and a bike ride or two but I’m most excited about the white water rafting trip. Yes, I miss fashion maven, city dweller, and book worm loves an adventure! Contrary to public opinion I’m an adventurous person and I’m always looking the next best thrill. Whether it’s skydiving, parasailing, spelunking or hang gliding I’ll try it.

So what adventurous things are on your list? What have you always wanted to try or what do you recommend? I’d love to hear your adventure ideas because as I said I’m game to try anything and just might add your suggestion to my “bucket list”!

July 26, 2010

Trend Spotting

What are the hottest items on metrostyle? What is on or even above trendy? Want to stay ahead of the style trend? Well check out our latest offerings. These styles are sure to wow our significant others while being the envy of all your friends. Three things we are seeing heat up the fashion world are ruffles, embellishments and animal prints.

Personally, my favorite style to rock is ruffles, not only are the feminine but they add a bit of whimsy will still being edgy, check out the Corkscrew Sundress and Ruched & Ruffled Shirt these are sure to spice up your already sizzling wardrobe!

Whats your favorite trend?

July 16, 2010

Vote for Your Favorite Cover (Update)

Wow! The vote between the three potential catalog covers shown below is so close, we've decided to feature your TWO favorite cover shots on upcoming catalogs!

Look for the 1st place winner on the catalog hitting your mailbox on September 7th, and see the runner-up on the September 27th issue!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the vote!

July 13, 2010

if you could only pick one...

it's still the middle of summer, but we're already having fun creating the fall books. (next week you'll be getting a catalog with fresh new styles - lots you can still wear through august!) we want your insights and input into which front cover you like best for one of our september catalogs... which one is your favorite, and more importantly - why?

July 12, 2010

Tapping into a Trend

According to my various fashion sources, the military look is in. I see that Gisele B├╝ndchen wore what looks like a camo minidress, plus helmet, on the cover of Vogue Mexico in May. And then there’s Reese Witherspoon in olive drab while filming in LA in June.

So here’s my problem: how do I include this trend in my wardrobe without looking kind of silly. I certainly can’t rock a minidress like Gisele, unless I want my friends to question my sanity and to avoid my vicinity when I’m wearing it. Reese’s look is kind of more my speed. I tend to have more classic taste so I might not be up for adding the fedora, I think you have to have the right kind of attitude to get away with that.

When I googled military fashion, I think I came up with the solution. One online article suggested that you can add small doses of a trend to your wardrobe, like wearing khaki or olive or tan, to give yourself an update without being too obvious. Luckily, Metrostyle had an option for me. Or two. What do you think, the olive cargo pant or the short cargo pocket skirt in this kind of camo-like pattern? Now all I have to do is to find a top; and I’ll be, if not trendy, at least in the territory.