It’s Monday, which means it is time to put new information in your head and live a fancier and more fashionable life!
BLEARNING BLOG brought to you by the letter E!
E is for Elizabeth and James!
You know Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen? They are the masterminds behind this hip label, which they started in 2007. Ashley and Mary Kate went from Full House to powerhouse with their fashion careers post sitcom stardom.
Elizabeth and James is the second of two lines. It is named after their siblings, and is the younger brand to their luxury line The Row. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Resort 2015 collection. The good news is that the following eye candy is part of the less expensive label. The bad news: you still may have to “resort” to looking and not touching, because even the midi top is going to cost upwards of a couple hundred bucks.
If MK & A hired me to label these looks, it would go something like this:
The Short, Plump Cartoon Man that Never Was
The Playground Outfit Not Made for the Monkey Bars
The Powerpoint Presentation w/ Gun Show Encore
The Laundry Day Skirt Shirt
The DIY Sharpie Lab Coat … paired with the Rejected Color Jansport
Okay okay so maybe I was poking a little fun at these looks, but I think even though they appear to be somewhat mod and stark in the way they have been styled for the photos, there is still room to be playful in these looks because of their creative lines and unexpected pops of pattern and color. The aesthetic is supposed to be a relaxed urban with just enough of a blend of femme and structure that it looks powerful and stays relaxed. I’d wear it because it would make me feel edgy and because the shapes allow for all kinds of pizza to be consumed. I wouldn’t wear it if I wanted to feel like a polished professional or if I wanted to show off my silhouette. If I were styling someone who had a lax, urban dress code for work, I could definitely see pulling some of these pieces for their wardrobe, otherwise I see most of these pieces as meant for the everyday casual sophisticate.
Speaking of sophisticated, when I realized that today’s Blearning Blog was going to start with “E” I immediately thought of Mini Me from Austin Powers running and squealing, and thought “oh, I should definitely put a clip in my blog of that!” Here’s what search engines gave me:
Because I said sophisticated and I meant it…. 😉 Maybe a good look for my next post?