Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Fringed Dress and Chic Black Pants

Jennifer & Whitney



 Photography by Melissa Buell 

Whitney- The 1920s are fascinating to me. There was a cultural shift happening and people were expressing themselves through fashion more than ever.  This decade has always been a style reference point for me and obviously I cannot wait until they finally release The Great Gatsby, the clothes!! I cannot wait.

When I saw this dress I was smitten, the fringing captured my attention and once I took a closer look at the detail I was in love.  Not only pretty, it is probably the most fun I have ever had in a dress! I wore it on my 22nd birthday and twirled around all night, the fringing swinging and following along with every move. This is one of those pieces I will cherish in my wardrobe forever. 

Dress Ella Moss here 
Earrings Oscar de la Renta has a beautiful version similar to this pair here
Clutch Bebe, similar fringed clutch in black by Diane Von Furstenburg here
Shoes Chanel, or try these by Jessica Simpson here

Jennifer-  My favorite part of my outfit is my wide-leg dress pants. When worn with a great heel, this style of pant looks incredible! For me it's a sort of feminine-masculine look. The fabric of the pants keeps them dressy, while being classic, and stylish as well. I'm wearing a spaghetti strap top with a sheer back, along with a gold clutch, and sandals that have a bright coral accent, adding a fun pop of color to the outfit!

Top Zara, two similar styles can be found here (dressy), as well as here (casual)
Pants BCBG Max Azria here
Shoes Jessica Simpson Gifted, two similar styles can be found here, as well as here
Clutch Target here
Bracelet Gifted, similar style found here
Earrings Express, similar style here

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Denim Days


Jennifer- In this look I'm wearing an oversized long sleeved blue chambray button down shirt which I tied at the hem. Personally, I favor almost any button down style shirt! They can be worn so many different ways,  whether it be a fitted style, or a more loose one. Also in this look I have on my semi-destructed denim jeans, and black pumps.

Tip- It's important to pay attention to color details when pairing a top and bottom of the same color family together. You want to make sure that they pair well. Something that I like to do, is check the colors in natural light when putting an outfit together. 

Shirt Max Studio Here
Denim Abercrombie & Fitch Similar Style Here 
Bag Rebecca Minkoff Here
Pumps Steve Madden 
Ring Bebe Similar Style Here


                                Photos Melissa Buell Photography

Whitney- I love these patterned jeans by Paige denim, they’re so much fun! I typically wear them with minimalist accessories and a crisp black top. I typically change the black top I wear with these pants depending on the weather, which have been a fall staple for me. 

Jeans Paige Denim On Sale! Here 
Top Love this sleeveless Joie version in basic black Here 
Necklace Similar Here
Bracelet Gifted Similar Here
Ring Gifted Similar Here
Bag Very chic Zara version Here 
Shoes Christian Louboutin

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mid-Season Minis

Jennifer & Whitney


Whitney- I absolutely love this sweater. It’s a gorgeous color and goes great with denim and skirts like this one. A true find, spotted it one day when I was visiting the lovely new San Francisco Target downtown. I paired this outfit with bangles to complement the colors in the sweater and my very functional cross body bag (sometimes worn as clutch). 

Bangle Kate Spade gifted 
Booties Micheal Micheal Kors (Similar style found here)


Photos Melissa Buell Photography

This is our first post with the new blog name La Di Deux! We love the phrase "la di da" for its meaning of "posh," and thought it would be fun to change it to include both of us. The French word duex was only fitting. We wanted to create an outlet to share some of our favorite outfits, fashion finds and inspiration. Hope you enjoy this post!

Jennifer- As soon as I found these blue floral patterned tights I instantly loved them. Not only do I recieve compliments on them every time I wear them, but they are a beautiful color and design! 
    1. Today I wore them with a more casual skirt, a blue sweater, and a black military style jacket. The pumps that I chose help to unify the outfit, especially when being worn with the jacket

Top Guess by Marciano (Similar style found here)

Jacket BCBG Max Azria (Currently found in-store)

Skirt Max Studio (here)
Patterned Tights Macy's (Similar style found here)
Earrings Express (Simillar style found here)
Shoes Steve Madden (here)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Two Sequin Blazers, Jeans, and a Dress

Jennifer- Black is always in style, but when I'm wearing an all black outfit I always find myself trying to add something to it. Today I wore a black and green color-block top under a black sequin blazer. I kept it a little more casual with my dark skinny jeans, but not too much! I love these pumps, they have a gold stud detail at the back of the heel that sets them apart from any other! 

Sequin Blazer Express (old)
Top BCBG Max Azria (currently in-store only)
Bottoms Bebe (here)
Shoes Steve Madden (here)
Wallet Linea Pelle (here)
Ring Brighton Collectibles (in-store)
Earrings Nordstrom (here)

Blazer (similar here)
Bag BCBG (in stores only)
Ring (gifted)
Shoes Enzo Angiolini (here)

Whitney- I'm really loving neon hues for Spring. I love this yellow dress, which I bought last year and wore on a trip to NYC. I'm excited to be wearing it again! I paired it with a sequined blazer and these sparkly pointed pumps which have a barely noticeable leopard print and gold-tone outlining the shoe to tie in the yellow dress. I love animal prints! But I think its very important to wear them strategically and these shoes add just enough.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Casual Chic End to the Holiday Weekend

Today was a very exciting day, as my friend Jen and I decided to work on "Haute off the Dress" together! We have been talking about it for a while, as our styles are both very different and we tend to play off each other's looks. Often times we find ourselves loving the same pieces, however we always end up styling them differently.

Despite the chilly weather, we enjoyed walking around San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood.

Whitney- I love this Zara jacket, I typically wear it with denim and pumps. A tailored jacket with pumps is effortless and always polished when mixed with denim. 

Jacket Zara (old)
Top H&M (old)
Jeans bebe here
Shoes Christian Louboutin  
Ring thanks to Charlotte Russe 
Necklace Express (old) 

Jennifer- The bottoms I'm wearing have been a piece in my wardrobe for a while now. To me they're a must. They not only can be as I wore today, casual dressy, but simply casual as well. Today I opted for a pastel floral print top, worn under a double breasted black jacket. I love the sandals that I chose for this look. They have a splash of bright coral, pairing well with the top, and tying the look together. 

Jacket BCBG (old)
Top Bebe (in stores only)
Bottoms Bebe (here)
Bag Rebecca Minkoff (here)
Shoes Jessica Simpson (old)
Earrings Nordstrom (here)
Ring Bebe (old)