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Best of Martin + Osa December 27, 2009


Martin and Osa Johnson

Martin and Osa Johnson

 

One of the more upscale American Eagle brands, Martin + Osa, is named for real lifeMartin+Osa explorers Martin and Osa Johnson.  The couple from Kansas pioneered the safari in the early 1900’s and produced many books and films about their adventures, documenting the wilderness, wildlife, and tribal customs of remote Africa and the South Pacific.  The brand Martin & Osa has come a long way from the wilds of Africa, and is now a great place to find luxurious basics and sophisticated accessories.

 

 

 

 

Martin + Osa put a twist on the basics with stylish cuts and refined fabrics.  There’s no reason your everyday wardrobe can’t be a little special.  I’m into silk, flannel, and velvet for winter this year.

Velvet Blazer

Velvet Blazer

Pleated Flannel Pant

Pleated Flannel Pant

Zipped Ponte Skinny Pant

Zipped Ponte Skinny Pant

Silk Pocket Tee

Silk Pocket Tee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The selection of shoes and boots is always amazing, with the softest leather in the most current colors.  Martin & Osa carries Dolce Vita, which is one of my absolute favorite brands for boots.

Wiley Boot

Wiley Boot

Carter Strappy Heel

Carter Strappy Heel

Suede Opium Bootie

Suede Opium Bootie

Maiya Platform Pump

Maiya Platform Pump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin + Osa’s fantastic line of leather extends to the handbags and clutches.  Their accessories usually has a great mix of tough chains, metallic accents, and feminine details.  It’s also a great place to find really nice leather belts.

Metallic Clutch

Metallic Clutch

Braided Layering Necklace

Braided Layering Necklace

Tassel Pendant Necklace

Tassel Pendant Necklace

Braided Mesh Necklace

Braided Mesh Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin + Osa is also a great place to find more sophisticated pieces when you are transitioning from your college wardrobe of sweats and t-shirts to a more professional look.  The cuts are very work appropriate, but still fun and special.  I found a navy pleated sheath dress from Martin + Osa a couple years ago that has been my go to outfit for anything ever since.  Happy hunting!

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Tuxedo Blazer December 13, 2009

Blake Lively Tuxedo BlazerLove Blake Lively’s tuxeo blazer?  Me too!  I was thrilled when American Eagle came out with aAmerican Eagle Tuxedo Blazer much less expensive version.  This is a crisp, classic look that I would pair with skinny jeans and heels like Blake Lively did here, or a black pencil skirt for a retro suit look.  Throw it over a black, white, or silver sequin top with skinny black pants for a great New Years party look!

 

Furry Vest

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American Eagle Furry VestRachel Zoe can rock the furry vest like no other.  She’s made it one of her signature looks and IRachel Zoe Furry Vest just love this one from American Eagle.

Some can look like bath mats, but this one is soft and touchable and will make people want to hug you when you’re wearing it.  Its perfect layered over plaid shirts and hoodies for a comfy winter look.  Be sure to limit yourself to one furry piece at a time.  You will look like a wookie if you pile on a furry vest, furry boots, and a furry hat.

PS.  Merry Christmas to me!  I found this vest under my Christmas tree yesterday (thanks Mom!) and I can’t wait to wear it.  The fact that my dad and brothers make Chewbacca noises every time they see it do not lessen my love for it at all!  (Boys just don’t get fashion…)