Cloth app… Amazing tool

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I recently stumbled on an app called Cloth. It is an amazing app to catalogue your clothes by outfits, weather and other categories. I just started using it so I only really have one outfit on there. However, once I get it into my routine I think this is going to be a life saver because if one thing is true, it’s we never have anything to wear. This app will help you pull quick outfit ideas from your archives, or remind you (because I forget) of what items you have to put together another outfit. I absolutely love it. It will take some effort at first to get into the habit of snapping a quick photo and adding it especially when I’m always running late to work. I think I should be able to do it :). Find more information at clothapp.com

My username is LaModeBlog and I hope to be adding more ideas on there soon. I hope you guys find it useful! Let me know your thoughts

Weekender outfit for Him

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The holidays are approaching fast. I can’t believe it’s thanksgiving next week. This only means that I need to start and wrap up my Christmas shopping early to avoid the huge crowds at the mall. As I was browsing online for ideas for my hubby, I came across the world’s largest online auction place Invaluable and specifically their men’s watches page which has a large collection of vintage watches. I’m usually obsessed with vintage items. I think they are beautiful and unique. While I was browsing, I put together a weekender outfit for Him, that hopefully will give you ideas about what to get him for the holidays.

Casual chic outfit as weekend guest or trip

Casual chic outfit as weekend guest or trip

I hope you guys like this. Let me know your thoughts :)

Jimmy Choo the exclusive new collection Vices

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Jimmy Choo released their exclusive new collection Vices for Cruise 2015. The limited edition collection consists of bejeweled shoes and bags. They are in diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, jet, black diamond and citrine crystal gemstones. The chosen gemstones comprise the seven sins that seduce as describe on Jimmy Choo site. Checkout some of the collection items below.

Checkout the full collection here.

  • Jimmy Choo Vices for Cruise 2015
    Jimmy Choo Vices for Cruise 2015
  • Jimmy Choo Vices for Cruise 2015
    Jimmy Choo Vices for Cruise 2015
  • Jimmy Choo Vices for Cruise 2015
    Jimmy Choo Vices for Cruise 2015
  • Jimmy Choo Vices for Cruise 2015
    Jimmy Choo Vices for Cruise 2015

Buying same clothes in different colors?

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Many times I ask myself does it make sense to buy the same clothing item in different colors. For the longest time, I never did and I almost opposed it. However, when my favorite pair of jeans were worn out, finding a replacement was always difficult. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t really matter. When I find a pair of jeans that are absolutely perfect… well then I’m going to buy at least two in different washes; and if the jeans were super perfect, then I will be getting two in my favorite wash as well. It sounds crazy, but I have the hardest time finding a good pair of jeans. In addition to jeans, I find essential items like sweaters or layering or under blazers and other items, are usually ok to get the same in different colors if they feel great and you love the fit.

On the other hand, I find it very difficult to buy the same bag in different colors, even something as practical as ‘Le Pilage’ by Longchamp. I think I would get bored of the bags quickly and would want something different.

Would you buy the same item in different colors?

Same jeans in different colors...

Same jeans in different colors…

Never Mispronounce A Fashion Designer’s Name Again

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Mixing hardware and jewelry color fashion faux pas to ditch

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Mixing Silver and Gold was a big no-no, but not anymore. This fashion faux pas rule is much more lax. Sometimes we feel obliged to match our wedding rings or handbag and shoes hardware. This is definitely something to not worry about and especially the wedding or engagement ring. When jewelry is stacked and the pieces go well together regardless of the color then it will work out beautifully. If the pieces don’t go well together whether they are the same color or not, they will not work. You do not have to mix the colors if it is not something you are comfortable with. I used to match all my hardwares from shoes to bag to jewelry, and even though I still like to do that sometimes depending on the outfit and the occasion, I feel much better about mixing the colors for most of my outfits. It really helps if some pieces of jewelry were two tone or three tone pieces like some of the ones shown below.

  • Links of London three-toned bracelet.
    Links of London three-toned bracelet.
  • Links of London bracelet
    Links of London bracelet
  • Links of London
    Links of London
  • Tiffany bangles .. love all the colors
    Tiffany bangles .. love all the colors
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs two toned jewelry
    Marc by Marc Jacobs two toned jewelry
  • How to mix silver and gold!
    How to mix silver and gold!
  • Two tone jewelery
    Two tone jewelery
  • Links of London silver and gold bracelet
    Links of London silver and gold bracelet

Fashion faux pas, peep toe and tights

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Back to our list of fashion faux pas, next we will talk about the socks or tights with open toe shoes big no-no combination. This is definitely a rule to ditch. The cute contrast can add a little pop to your outfit and can look elegant if the color combination is well matched. Checkout some of the photos below. They look great!

  • This fashion faux pas is elegant! Vintage look.
    This fashion faux pas is elegant! Vintage look.
  • Love the color combination!
    Love the color combination!
  • No longer a fashion faux pas, peep toe and tights
    No longer a fashion faux pas, peep toe and tights

Mix prints and not matching shoes and bag Fashion faux pas

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Continuing from my previous post about fashion faux pas that we need to leave behind, today we talk about mixing prints and not matching shoes and bag. Mixing prints that are subtle usually work really well. Too many prints at once will be overwhelming. The trick is strategic planning. Polka dot and strips can work well. A small floral print dress with a striped sweater would look cute together. Even though we vote that mixing prints is an old fashion faux pas to leave behind, it is important to keep in mind that it does not mean that all prints go well together.

Another fashion faux pas is the not matching shoes and bag. In a lot of cases not matching can help add a little pop to your outfit. This is not saying that matching shoes and bag should be ditched. In some cases it can look super elegant to have matching shoes and bag. If the shoes and the bag have some super unique design/pattern/color combination and they are matching it can then look too matchy-matchy.

Use your best judgement and enjoy your outfits!

  • Mixing prints is not a no-no anymore. It looks fabulous!
    Mixing prints is not a no-no anymore. It looks fabulous!
  • Love the contrast of black leather shoes and off-white bag.
    Love the contrast of black leather shoes and off-white bag.

Fashion faux pas that need to go

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There are many fashion faux pas we hear about and a lot of times follow without really understanding why. In many cases, the outfit looks great and the colors do not clash but if it was black and brown or black and navy it was the end of the world or so we thought. Well, a lot of these so called “rules” are more or less very outdated and it is time to leave them behind. In the next few days, I will talk about these faux pas we should stop worrying about :)

A while back, I wrote about white after labor day, you can find it here. White goes anytime as long as you are not wearing summer clothes in the middle of winter.

The next contenders are the black and navy as well as black and brown mix. Black and brown go great together. I have no idea why this was considered a faux pas to begin with. As the images (from pinterest) below show, black and brown can create a beautiful contrast for a fun outfit. Then there is black and navy. For the most part, I think black and navy go beautifully together. It can be super chic. There is one occasion where I can see it being awkward when the navy is dark to the point where unless you are in direct light you cannot tell if it is black or navy. Have a blast creating fun outfits with these color combinations!

  • Super fun outfit
    Super fun outfit
  • Black and navy chic outfit
    Black and navy chic outfit

Louis Vuitton Resort 2015 collection

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Fresh look for Louis Vuitton Resort 2015 collection by the new artistic director Nicolas Ghesquiere. It has futuristic, sharper and more daring designs.

  • Louis Vuitton python jacket Resort 2015
    Louis Vuitton python jacket Resort 2015
  • Louis Vuitton python trenchcoat
    Louis Vuitton python trenchcoat
  • Louis Vuitton Resort 2015
    Louis Vuitton Resort 2015
  • Louis Vuitton sequined jacket
    Louis Vuitton sequined jacket