Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Get it!

So yesterday we posted what it was and today we tell you how to get it. And we are referring to Bag Ladies Look of the Week for those of you whose minds were starting to wander. Bag Ladies kept it cute and simple this week and we are profiling a style that in one motion, you can pull it on and in one motion, you can slide it off.
There are various ways you can accessorize a romper and take it from completely casual to completely hot in a matter of moments. Slip on a belt on and cinch the waist or throw a blazer on and dress it up that much more. We found similar styles in various boho prints that we loved just as much as this one Kiely Williams of 3LW rocked at last week's opening of Upstairs Boutique in West Hollywood, CA. And what is boho chic you might ask ...It's relaxed, it's comforable, it's easy and in terms of color, earth tones or a floral print but overall, that bohemian feel. The chic-ness depends on how you accessorize.

One of our fave online shopping destinations, Shopbop offered a few rompers. This Brigid Catiis Jaclyn Romper is a great look. It's a bit more costly being $168 but it's a limited edition piece and exclusive to Shopbop. We particularly liked the pockets and gathered waistband. Also comes in a black and white zebra print.

Also from Shopbop, we couldn't resist the color pattern of this one. Just cause it's boho doesn't mean it has to be color no-go. Was that a bit lame? Well whatever. This What Comes Around Goes Around Jasmin Romper with multi floral print pairs well against the silk texture. Again, the elastic banding at waist makes you look smaller and the pockets are just practical. A bit heftier cost at $230.

Free People Summertime Floral Romper gives the illusion of being a dress but it's a printed woven romper with halter ties and side pockets. A price tag of $108 is not bad and the benefit of so many adorable colors is that you can accessorize it with anything and everything.

One of the score's of the week, this
Urban Outfitters Ecote Strapless Smocked Jumper is, drum roll please ...$19 bucks! Comes in both the print seen here and deep navy and per the reviews, fits close to size and there are still a plethora of sizes available at urbanoutfitters.com. You get the pockets wit this one too. The legs are a bit shorter but you can always slip a pair of leggings under it or if you are blessed with great legs that you don't mind showing off, do you!

So being the considerate ladies that we are, we recognize that not everyone me included can pull off the rompers and instead the jumpsuits are the better way to go. In keeping with the theme, we found this Newport News Bandini-print halter jumpsuit for $49.

Some of our fave accessories to compliment the style of the boho chic look.

We adore these MICHAEL Michael Kors Rose Open Toe Silver Pumps/Heels found at Overstock.com. And silver is a color that can easily be paired with any print and provide a nice contrast to color particularly deep, darker colors

We can't mention silver without mentioning gold which really offsets bright colors. This
Chinese Laundry Bootsy goes great with the Shopbop Jasmin Romper we profiled above. $68

And some clutch ideas ...For $86 bucks, the snakeskin J. Renee "Christi" Flap Bag can easily be paired with both the Free People and Urban Outfitters rompers. The look of print on print is a great look!

The silver Zagliani Python Clutch also a snakeskin, has exquisite detailing but for Zagliani, be prepared to pay. It just was so delicious to look at, we had to profile it. The cost, $1500.

The large black clutch from Target is definitely a best buy and not only is the side bow a great accent but the patent leather makes it the perfect accessory for any outfit. It reminds us of a patent purple Christian Louboutin clutch and for $14, it's a must have. Only available online.

As far as jewelry, the sky's the limit but with a romper style, you want to wear styles that lengthen your frame which although flats certainly work should you just be running around but for a night out, a great heel is the best. But in terms of jewelry, a long dangle earring to elongate the neck and for a necklace, keep it simple because the boho print speaks for itself so you don't want to make the look too gaudy. If you do wear an elaborate necklace, keep the rest simple so solid color shoes and clutch. But add an over sized blazer to create one look and a short cropped jacket to create another. That's one great thing to love, the versatility of rompers and jumpsuits.

Let us know your thoughts and send us a pic of the look or looks you create. Happy shopping!

-- Lady Erin