Links a la Mode December 27th

We start this splendid day with good news:

Our post Trend: Sweater + Pant was featured in the Ifb weekly round up Links a la mode, for this week December 27th.
Check out the talented bloggers, and their dazzling articles reporting the latest trends, the fabulous DIY projects, and their unique OOTDs, to begin this new year with creativity and innovation

 One Last Helping of Holiday Cheer

  Edited by: Jess of Fresh Jess Have you recovered from your holiday feasting and shopping yet? For some of us, it was right back to work while others are savoring cherished time with loved ones (and maybe another helping of Christmas dinner.) Whatever your situation, I hope you find some time to relax and unwind from what seems like another chaotic holiday season. Perhaps some tea, your favorite blanket and a healthy dose of holiday outfits in this week’s Links a la Mode will help? It’s the last one of the year, so enjoy & happy new year!


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TREND: Sweater + Pant

I always wanted to learn how to knit so that I can make my own sweaters, scarfs, snoods and beanies, the perfect items to fight the cold weather without loosing a bit of style. The oversized and cozy Nolita Sweater  is in my wish list this year, it can be made easily with a kit containing the pattern and materials that we need, you can find it in weareknitters.com

Meanwhile, here is a post about how to combine sweaters with pants, that can be a casual and chic look at the same time. Whether you're heading to work or a party, or either to buy your daily grocery, it will be your favourite appearance this winter.

Black sweater is the new black
 shop: necklace zara , sweater mango.


Street Style Inspiration: The Pant

' When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. '       - Jimi Hendrix


How to wear: Floral Scarf

My personal experience with scarfs is so wide, that I can't even remember the very first scarf I wore.
In my first years I prefered the plain ones, without any print or a single detail that will get me noticeable more than I already am.

However, through several years of building a true relationship with that unique and indispensable
piece of my daily outfits, I get to learn which fabrics, forms, types, and prints that favor me as well as be my own signature.

Thus, The floral scarf became my best friend, since all my tiptop outfits were linked with it.
This type of scarfs can be worn in any event, whether it's a work place, or a simple walk.

Here are various images to be inspired by.

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Key Piece: The White Shirt

The white shirt is a basic piece in every woman's closet, despite the ever-changing scene of fashion, it stays iconic and classic. Adding a white shirt to your look gives an effortless appearence, and it can be assembled with many of your outfits. I prefer the plane ones with buttons up and small collars.

I collected some looks from this fall-winter season of 2012, hoping to provide you the missing piece of the puzzle; that you need, to look great with almost everything (maxi skirts, sleevles dresses, pleated skirts, jumpsuits and chino pants).


Guest Post: Suit Yourself

Thanks to Yves Saint Laurent the suit have been reinvented to fit the feminine closet, and this fall-winter season it's the most wanted trend, reshaped by the designers and embraced by fashionistas.

If you want to see the full post, and discover different ways to wear it with elegance, visit the guest post, hosted by the lovely Jana Kossaibati, in her blog hijab style.

Street Style Inspiration

'' Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ''                  - Mother Teresa


Fashion Twist: Divergent

When I first read the dystopian book Divergent, I was amazed by the way the author Veronica Roth divided personalities to five main, as well as dominant, identities or factions.
- Candor : the honest, wearing only black&white.
- Abnegation : the selfless, wearing just a grey palette.
- Dauntless : the brave, wearing the rebel's color black.
- Amity : the peaceful, combining the red&yellow in their outfits.
- Erudite : the intelligent, must bear atleast one blue item.
Later on, I assimilated entirely the idea of being different, and at the same time undoubtedly usefull.

If I were a character in this fiction, I would definitely be a Divergent. Why?? 
Well because, I might be a serene girl (Amity), however when provoked, I can easily metamorphose into a fierce warrior (Dauntless), without forgetting to use my brain( (Erudite).

I can't wait to see the movie, and to find out how it will be like the wardrobe of each faction.
In the meantime let's have a close look to the spring/summer runways of 2013, and forecasting which designer had the right guess.

                   From left to right:Andrew Gn, Alexis Mabille, Vionnet, Anthony Vaccarello, Diesel Black Gold



The MAXI dress is the perfect choice for a special occasion (for example new year's eve).

If you're running out of new ideas on how to pull off this trend, you can get inspired from the best.


How To Wear : Boyish Style

Boy Meets Girl 

Garçon manqué, or in other words Tomboy, is the perfect style in this cold weather, for girls who don't mind to hide their forms, and exhibit only their inner charm

This look's characteristic are very simple:
- Oversized pants, blazers, coats, shirts.
- Dark & cool colors.
- Wool, leather, tweed, knit.
- Attitude & more Attitude.

You can add a feminine touch to your outfit by adorning it with accesories, such as statement collars, leather clutchs or gloves, and/or right shoes.


Street Style Inspiration: Maxi Skirt

'' In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.  ''

     Albert Camus