Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just for You - An eShakti Discount

As you all know, I love my readers.

Well, eShakti must love my readers too, because they've offered a 20% discount from now through 3/10/13 for you guys.  Just use discount code FSHNFRGNTS at check out.

Haven't browsed eShakti lately?  Well, I have and here are some of the looks I'm currently craving.

Diana Dress - I know the color is not for everyone, but I LOVE it.

Contrast Belted Stripe Dress - yes, it's back in stock (I wore it here)

Gingham Dress - is there anything better for Spring than gingham?


Also, if you order today, you can still get Free Customization on most pieces.

Happy Thursday, All!

Gracey

The fine print: The code has to be entered in the 'Promotional Code' box. There is no Minimum Order Value. The discount code is not case sensitive. The code can be used any number of times through 3/10/13. This code can be combined with any other gift coupon or gift card in the same order. This discount code is not applicable on Overstock items.  And is not applicable on previous purchases.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cozy Thunderbirds



I think I might be getting another sinus infection (stupid bad sinuses) and couldn’t think past being cozy when getting dressed this morning.  So, I wore this:



And it did the trick.  This sweater is super cozy, especially when layered over one of my beloved turtlenecks (Gap).

Luckily, it didn’t rain today so I didn’t have to wrestle with tights (I would have lost) and was able to pair the sweater (via Vintage by the Pound) with pants.  Specifically, I paired it with some graphic print skinnies (thrifted via Goodwill) and added some boots (Enzo Angolini “Saylem” via Nordstrom).


I think I rather like the graphic print of the pants with the stylized thunderbird.  But, then again, I’m not feeling well so I can’t be held accountable.


Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

Gracey

Shop the Look:
Vintage thunderbird sweater
Graphic print skinnies (Reasonable, Expensive but Cool)
Enzo Angolini "Saylem" boots

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tulips and Diamonds



The other day on You Look Fab, Angie posited that the popularity of prints and patterns was on the wane and asked if the “pattern party” were over for us.  I said that I thought so, that I was buying fewer prints lately.  But, I realized that I’m just buying fewer clothes in general (an unhappy side effect of my Nosh Opping Expedition) and that I still love prints as much as ever.

What made me come to that realization?  This outfit:



I think that if I were over prints, I’d have just paired a plain black blazer with this tulip print dress (handmade, thrifted via Better Bargains aka The Sticky Thrift Store).  But, instead, I paired my tulips with a vintage, diamond print blazer (Anne Klein via Salvation Army) because, given the option, I’m almost always going to choose to mix prints over pairing a print and a solid.  I did add some solid tights (Spanx via Nordstrom) and booties (Nine West “Darsy) though.  And I added my Eye of Sauron belt (vintage via Goodwill) because, well, what else would one wear with tulips and diamonds?  

So, yes, it appears that I am still firmly Team Prints and Patterns.  But, what about you, Reader Friends?  Are you over prints or still on board?  Or, were you never on board?

Happy Tuesday, All!

Oh, yeah, even though today is Tuesday, I wore this yesterday and felt quite visible so I’m linking up to Patti’s Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style.  Better late than never, right?

Gracey

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Zigzag Goodness



I adore this sweater.  It is full of zigzag goodness:


It is vintage Nan Dorsey and is in amazing condition; one of my better Goodwill finds, for sure. 


I wore the sweater with a black turtleneck (Gap), black knit pencil skirt (vintage via Goodwill) and boots (Gap) to pick up the black zigs.  And I added cobalt blue tights (Nordstrom) to pick up the blue zags.


Yep, zigzag goodness.


Happy Thursday, Everyone!

Gracey

Shop the Look:
Vintage Nan Dorsey sweaters (here and here)
Similar knit pencil skirt
Similar mid-calf boots

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Burgundy & Blue



We’re entering that confusing time of year here in Oregon where it’s really sunny and things are starting to bloom so you think maybe it’s Spring, but then, in the middle of your bike ride it drops 15 degrees and starts hailing.  

As you can imagine, that sort of weather can be hard to dress for when you commute by bike.  Therefore, I’m back to my old standby of dresses, cardigans, tights and riding boots:



What can I say?  It dries easily and is warm enough but not so warm that I overheat during the sunny moments.  Also, it’s easy to put on when you're to tired from staying up late reading the Game of Thrones books to think of anything else.


For today’s version, I paired a blue dress (vintage Karin Stevens via Salvation Army) layered under a burgundy and blue cardigan (Gap Outlet).  Today’s tights are burgundy and today’s riding boots are Born Crown (“Sosie” via Nordstrom).  Et voila, simple, effective and quick-drying. 

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Gracey

Shop the Look:
Similar polka dot dress
Similar tipped cardigan
Similar Born Crown boots

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Thigh Scourge: Double Slit Skirts



Hello, Fashion For Giants Readers.  Gracey’s Thighs here.  She is out today for President’s Day so we’ve taken over her blog to talk about something that is important to us.  

There is a scourge about to be unleashed upon the thighs of the world and we feel it’s our duty to warn them.  What is this scourge we are speaking of?  Double slit skirts.  Also known as M-slit skirts.

What is an M-slit skirt, you ask?  Well, they’re skirts with double front slits, right up the thighs.

Faux Leather Skirt - image via Forever 21



Tweed Skirt - image via Douglass Hannant Resort 2013


Blu Moon Two Slit Skirt - Image via Lyst.com


While these seem to most to be a harmless, hopefully short-lived fashion trend, we thighs know better.  We know that these skirts are a government plot to keep us from establishing The People’s Republic of Thighastan.

Ever since Angelina Jolie’s thigh tried to make a very public break for it at last year’s Academy Awards, thighs have been subjected to increased governmental monitoring.  For rebellious thighs like us, this scrutiny has made it difficult to lead our freedom fighters to victory.  And now, with these double slit skirts, we can’t make any sort of movement at all without our carefully laid plans being flashed to the world.

I mean, look at these things.

She wants to eat your face.  Her dress is Alexander Wang Spring 2013.

Also Alexander Wang Spring 2013 - both images via nymag.com


In this case “M” in M-slit appears to stand for “My gyno needs a second opinion.  Have a look?”:

Jen Kao Spring 2013 - image via nymag.com


And, c’mon, people, this is just a glorified loincloth:

Michael Kors Spring 2013 - image via nymag.com


They didn’t even bother to glorify this one:

Pauline Ning Double Slit Skirt - image via Clozette


Even our most secret underground cells stand no chance against these:

Double Slit Maxi Skirt - image via asos.com

 
So, thighs of the world, if you don’t want your nascent rebellions to be crushed by this tyrannical government, resist.  Resist or end up paraded in front of the world like this:

Herve Leger by Max Azria - image via nymag.com

Sincerely,

The Supreme Co-Leaders of the People's Republic of Thighastan (aka Gracey's Thighs)