Fashion Friday

Somehow it’s Friday again, and you know what that means… it’s time to talk fashion.  I had considered taking a break from Fashion Friday for the rest of the summer, but suddenly there are all these things I want to show you.  I feel a list coming on.  Just pretend I planned it all along.

*clears throat*

Allow me to present…

My Top 5 Favorite Summer 2010 Fashion Finds:

(Did you fall for it? Yeah, me neither.)

1. Miraclejeans. Yep, you read that right.  When I was at BlogHer at the Getting Gorgeous event, I discovered Miraclejeans — jeans they claim make you look 10 pounds thinner instantly.

Everyone at the event got to try them on and bring a pair home, because Vera and Audrey are awesome like that.  I admit, I was skeptical at first.  I’m pretty picky about my denim.  But when I got them home and tried them on again, I was pleasantly surprised with the look and feel.  In fact, I wore my new Skinny Minnies all day yesterday.  They are THAT comfortable.  As for that 10 pounds…  check out my review on Chic Critique for the full scoop (AND A GIVEAWAY.)

Also, if you’re into the jeggings (jean leggings) trend this summer, they have those too.

2. Swim Shorts. I mentioned these a few weeks ago, and I went ahead and ordered them!  I got plain brown because they go with the floral tankini top I already own.

I like the swim skirt, as a rule, for modesty’s sake, but if they are at all too long or too flowy, I start to feel like Granny Clampett.

Swim shorts are the perfect solution.  They are modest and comfortable and sporty and flattering.  I’m sold.  I may order another pair or two while swimwear is on sale.  Actually, I’m sure I won’t, and then I’ll be kicking myself next spring.  Just you wait.

3. Wedge Sandals. I’m such a fan of the wedge sandal.  Wedges are much easier to walk in than heels, and a strappy sandal stays on my foot without digging into my ankles and giving me blisters like pumps are prone to do.  (The blisters on my ankles after wearing those red patent leather pumps at BlogHer were fit for a horror movie.  In fact, they’re still raw.)

Unfortunately, I lost my go-to pair of gold wedge sandals earlier this summer, so before BlogHer, I spent several days looking for the perfect replacement pair.  I never did find exactly what I was looking for, until yesterday, of course.  The Nine West Getby in light brown is EXACTLY what I had in mind, and I ordered them on the spot, as they only had one pair left in my size.

I can’t wait for them to come in; I hope I like them as much as I think I will.  Nine West shoes usually fit my foot like they were made for me, so I’m optimistic.

4. Pencil Skirts. I’ve long known pencil skirts are my most flattering style, but they’ve been hard to find for a while.  I’m so glad they’re making a comeback.  I ordered this Bettona Pencil Skirt from Athleta when I ordered the swim shorts, and I get positive comments every time I wear it.  Mostly people just want to touch it because it looks like denim but it wears like a sweatsuit.

Bettona Pencil Skirt

I LOVE IT.  It’s so comfy and cute, and it holds its shape even after a long day of travel.  It’s even moisture-wicking and breathable.  I ordered it in black, but I’m tempted to order another in brown, especially at that price.

5. Snakeskin. Evidently, snakeskin is the new black because when I was shopping before BlogHer, there were snakeskin shoes EV-ER-Y-WHERE.  I actually bought this pair when they were 70% off at Bloomingdales.  I’m not a fan of the bow on the ankle, but otherwise, I adore them.

If money grew on trees, I’d wear a different pair of snakeskin every day. I just signed up with ShopStyle, and I’ve been having fun making a spread. Indulge me for a minute, will you?  I mean, SERIOUSLY.  How fun is this?

What’s your favorite trend of the summer? Do share!

And for the love of all that’s aesthetically pleasing, I cannot seem to get a space between my ShopStyle spread and that paragraph below it, and I didn’t get much sleep last night so I’m not going to spend the next hour trying to figure it out. It will just have to stand as is.

Word on the street is that Big Mama is back to hosting Fashion Friday, so make sure you click on over and check out her words of fashion wisdom.  And for even more fashion tawk, Sarah and Melissa have Fashion Friday posts up today.

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