Monday, July 30, 2012

A crown of flowers!

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When we were little girls, we use to pick flowers in the front yard, tie the stems together and wear them as flower head crowns. We wore them until they became brown and wilted. We would pick, tie and wear until we couldn't pick tie and wear anymore. They were so pretty and girly and made us feel like little princesses. We're happy to see that they're blooming in full and are making a comeback in a bigger and better way! 


You can look, glam, whimsical, or bohemian when you adorn these beauties. Some are larger than life with blooming flowers and elaborate designs while some are demure with simple petal by petal arrangements. They can be worn to an outdoor summer wedding, a picnic at that park, a festival or a brunch date. Whatever your style is, we're sure you can find one that suits your style to a T.


Here are some cute finds to bring out your inner flower child: 

Image 1 of River Island Large Daisy Garland Head Band
Garland headband
$14.91
ASOS
HALF PRICE SALE: Highway 51 Floral Crown
Highway 51 floral crown
$44.00
Etsy
Simply Studding Headband
Simply studding headband
$39.99
ModCloth
Flower Braid Halo
Flower braid halo
$29.95
Free People

How do you feel about wearing a crown of flowers? Yay or Nay? Let us know!
XO Wil Harris

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Color me happy!

We love the classic chic black and white color combination but we also love an outfit that has the perfect color combo. This season, color-blocking and mix printing are the hottest thing on the market; so why not try and experiment with different colors? 

We found 10 fashionable outfits from Pinterest and pulled the colors out into a color splash. These combinations will definitely say "color me happy" and get you piecing together many color combos in your wardrobe. 
Enjoy! 




Outfit from J.Crew

Outfit from J.Crew

Outfit from sabo skirt

Outfit from the-d-planet-blog

Outfit from the chloe conspiracy


Outfit from high heel in a haystack

Outfit from Fash Boulevard


Which color combination is your favorite? What colors do you like to wear together! Let us know!

XO Wil Harris

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fall in love with graphic sweaters!



Summer is about two months away for the Northern Hemisphere and we don't know about you but we couldn't be happier. This summer is extremely hot and we're looking forward to the fall and winter seasons, and it's not just because we think winter fashion is more fun than summer fashion. Can someone say layering? 


Spring and summer gave us the classic vintage and graphic tee while fall and winter will give us the throwback style of the graphic sweater. We're not talking about those Coogi-holiday -Bill Cosby-Biggie smalls sweaters, but a more updated version for 2012.  But if that's your style, we we say go for it! 


Graphic sweaters have beautiful illustrations and patterns that are borderline geeky and dorky but are fun to wear, they definitely remind us of our fifth grade teacher! Keep it simple and let the sweater speak for itself. This fall, you can pair your graphic sweater with a skirt and tights, color skinnies, a white collar shirt, or those cute summer boots you bought on sale during those hot summer months.


Graphic sweaters are relatively easy to find at places such as thrift stores, vintage shops and online boutiques like Modcloth. If they don't fit quite right, you can always alter it or style it up with a belt like the fashionista that you are :) 

Graphic Sweater finds:
Lover graphic sweater
$19.80
Forever 21
Vibrant retro print sweater
$22.80
Forever 21
The Cats of Friends Sweater
The cats of friends sweater
$49.99
ModCloth

Image 3 of ASOS Pattern Cropped Jumper
Pattern cropped jumper
$53.02
ASOS

What are your thoughts on wearing graphic sweaters? Will you be rocking one this fall? Let us know!

XO Wil Harris


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Style icon: Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth
October 17,1918 - May 14,1987
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Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino in Brooklyn, New York to a family of dancers. Her father, who was born in Spain, was a flamenco dancer, her mother, an American Irish-English descent, was a Ziegfield girl dancer and her paternal grandfather was a renowned Spanish classical dancer.



To launch her career, she went through an extensive makeover. Her hairline was raised via a series of very painful electrolysis treatments, dyed her hair to red and change her name by shortening it to Rita and adding a y to her mother's maiden name, Haworth. She got her big motion picture break because she was willing to change her hair color, whereas other actresses were not. She reportedly changed her hair color eight times in eight movies. Keep in mind, all of this was in the 1940's! 

She was not only a leading lady but was also a leading fashion trendsetter of her time. Jean Louis, chief designer to the stars of the "Golden Age," took Hayworth as his muse. She wore elbow length gloves, had pin waved locks, wore body hugging gowns that showed off her hour-glass figure and was often seen in lace and floral prints. 





A few tidbits about Rita Hayworth:
Nicknamed "The Love Goddess"
One the 1940's biggest stars
A pin-up girl for military servicemen during WWII and a beauty icon for women.
Listed by The American Film Institute as one of the 100 Greatest Stars of all time
In 1949, her lips were voted best in the world by the Artists League of America.
Had a modeling contract with Max Factor to promote its Tru-Color lipsticks and Pan-Stik make-up
Was married and divorced five times
♥She had two Daughters, Rebecca Welles and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
♥ She was very modest and shy, a complete opposite to the characters she portrayed on the big screen 

Because of her appeal, she appeared on the cover of Life Magazine several times:


Her Max Factor ads:

A few of her movie posters: 


Her striptease scene from the movie Gilda (1946),was one of her most famous roles.
(Keep in mind this was the 1940's)

Rita Hayworth died in 1987 from Alzheimer's Disease. Her headstone includes the inscription: "To yesterday's companionship and tomorrow's reunion."

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pretty Little Things!

Hi everyone, Happy Monday! We're back from a long week filled with fun and laughter being camp counselors at our church's annual youth retreat; we can't wait for next year! Thanks to our three wonderful guest bloggers, The Artsy SistersVinture and Blue Dog Belle for guest blogging while we were away and to everyone who showed them love.

Now we're ready to get back into the swing of things. Being in the beautiful rugged outdoors with the burning sun made us appreciate ice cold water, air conditioning and pretty little things. Mother nature has some pretty little things of her own but of course being the fashionistas that we are, we also love pretty little things called lace!  






What are some pretty little things that you love? Let us know in the comments! Happy Monday.
XO Wil Harris

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Guest post: Fashionable at the Office


Thanks Emily for guest blogging for us! Make sure you show her some love. Her blog has great product reviews, beauty and fashion tips and she's a Georgia Peach like us! :)

Hey y’all! I’m Emily from the Blue Dog Belle. I’m so excited that the Wil Harris ladies invited me to spend some time with y’all today!  I’m a blue eyed blonde Georgia girl, who moved to DC to pursue my dream working in politics. I love all things southern and sparkly, but it can be difficult to be fashionable in an office setting (especially the fashionably conservatives ones, like mine). I think the best way to balance pretty and professional is with the perfect blazer.  But finding the perfect blazer is a tall task. There are so many cute options now a days.


Go bold with these vertical stripes, this would be perfect with a cute red dress for a nautical look, no?

Or make a strong statement with big lapels, and a well defined waist. 

Or for a more feminine look try this rounded collar with satin accents. And how gorgeous is this camel color for fall! Such a perfect neutral. 
Or go the traditional route with pin stripes, but a defined waist for a feminine, yet powerful look.

Lately though, I’ve been loving textured blazers. I’m dying over this bright orange velvet blazer, This will transition great into fall.


Another textured look that I’m loving is the lace blazers that have been taking over the DC political scene (yes, there are fashionable folks in politics, shocking I know).
This pink look is so pretty, and dresses up a sundress, or spices up jeans and a t-shirt. This would be a great look for casual Friday!
Or channel Coco Chanel with a collarless tweed blazer. I’m loving the pops of color here!
I’m obsessed with this riding blazer. I’m seriously dreaming of skinny jeans, tall tan riding boots. Can you smell the leaves in the crisp fall air yet?  
Or try this bold yet oh so office appropriate look. Try it with a navy blue pencil skirt for work, or step it up for date night with a sexy red dress. (can you tell I’m hooked on the nautical look

Or spice it up with this color-blocking look! 
Thank you again ladies for having me!!! Don’t forget to come visit at BlueDogBelle.blogspot.com
Photos courtesy of Emily's Pinterest page.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Guest Post: Celeb Style Skinny Jeans

We have another guest post from the amazing Dalton over at Vinture. He's a fashion lover, passionate about bags, heels and skinny jeans. Enjoy!
XO Wil Harris 

I have always had this intense passion for anything skinny. My all time favorite being skinny Jeans. I see a lot of skinny day jeans on celebrities these days on the street and they are all so chic and fabulous. What do you think about these celebs and their very own skinny day Jeans?
Kate Moss
Rihanna
Eva Longoria
Beyonce Knowles
Heidi Klum
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Dalton