Stone Cold Fox.

As soon as I saw Stone Cold Fox, I knew I was in love.  All the looks are so easy and ridiculously cool.  The patterns and silhouettes turn otherwise basic looks into extraordinary garments...and I could make my holiday wish list almost entirely from the site.  In fact, I probably will.  Here are some of my favorites:

And if you're looking for more awesomeness from Stone Cold Fox, check out the Tumblr from owner Cydney Morris.  Badass.

(All images c/o Stone Cold Fox)

J. Crew Who?

It would be impossible for me to write this post and say that I wasn't a patron of J. Crew because, in reality, my first credit card was a J.Crew one.  That should say it all.  But it has to be admitted that I've been a little bored and let down with a fair amount of the designs from the brand as of late.  There seems to have been some panic about positioning and all of a sudden the store is awash with outrageously priced basics and even more outrageously priced key pieces that seem to have no place at the retailers. It's not even a case of 'I went in for a t-shirt and walked out with a feather dress made entirely of sequins' because anyone going in there for a t-shirt is never going to believe the salesperson when they tell them said skirt is over a thousand dollars.  I just haven't understood the angle.  Their outlet store must be packed to the brim.

HERE'S WHERE IT GETS GOOD.  The Spring 2012 collection that J. Crew showed not only had me scratching my head, but doing so while jumping around, clicking my heels in excitement.  Admittedly, 'the Crew' has always been very good at styling but this collection is even great without it.

CRASH BACK TO REALITY.  This stuff is going to be expensive.  Or the majority of it will be astronomical, making the rest of the collection seem very affordable indeed.  But it almost doesn't matter.  I'm in love.  Where's that credit card...

To the Max(i) Skirt

I know that the maxi skirt is one of those trends that has been around a while now but I am totally into it and not letting go.  There is something that can be so effortlessly glamorous about a maxi skirt and there are so many different ways to style an outfit around it.  The lazy girl's wardrobe staple  :) So I had to, just HAD to, share this find with you all.  The purple skirt...with the tailored bow...oh my word, I love it.  But I'm afraid at my height, it would be a tough one to pull off, so I am begging one of you to buy it and have a wonderful life with this skirt.

This skirt is also quite lovely (though not really crazy about the styling of this outfit, sorry ASOS).  And, to be honest, sometimes you need a fancy skirt in your closet to make sure you don't just start wearing maxis and making them your truly lazy wardrobe.  It's brocade so check it out close up, stunning.