Me Wants It: Asymmetric Hemlines by Cavalli &The Row, 50’s style by L’Wren Scott & Moschino & more!

Have you seen (or read) The Lord of the Rings?  If so, you may have guessed that the title of this series, “Me Wants It”,  is a reference to the character Gollum.  That poor, poor creature’s life was destroyed the moment he first laid eyes on THE ring.  Yet, for as long as he lived, he could never get it out of his head.  

“We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us” 

Poor thing.  

I am not quite as bad as Gollum.  “Me Wants It” is about the things I am coveting each week.  Most I can’t afford, and many I am out-sized of.  Thankfully, my life goes on – quite happily – without them.  However, I do like to look and find inspiration for my real purchases!

This weeks edition of “Me Wants It” focuses on asymmetric hemlines.  I didn’t plan it this way.  In fact, it was quite accidental.  It all started with this Cavalli gown. I was first drawn to the printed silk, but that hem is what finally did it for me.  Cascading silk layers.  Animal print.  Perfection.

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This black crepe dress by The Row is already sold out on net-a-porter.  I can see why.  It’s simple.  It’s elegant.  And that asymmetric hemline makes it distinct.  

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Then there is this Rick Owens leather jacket. It’s in a great color for the fall.  The ribbed jersey trim and asymmetric hem give it a unique look, while the slightly distressed leather just looks touchable.

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I don’t really want to think about winter, because Cleveland winters are cold, grey, dreary and dull.  I think this Markus Lupfer twill tartan coat would be a nice way to combat the winter blues.  Although the color and pattern aren’t anything out of the ordinary, that hemline just makes it fun!

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Now, here are a few symmetric hemlines that are equally covet-worthy:

Love the 50’s hourglass silhouette and dark blue color of this L’Wren Scott metallic jacquard dress.  So sexy.

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I am also a firm believer that you can never have too many pencil skirts in your closet. This Bouclé wool-blend pencil skirt by Moschino will work for day and evening wear.

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Now, moving on to the things that I could fit into to…

First up are these Belle by Sigerson Morrison Cuffed Convertible Boots.  I missed buying the Ash Olivia Suede Fold-over boots before they sold out last year.  These remind me of them a bit.

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Similarly, ever since I saw the ever-stylish Jessica of What I Wore wearing the Coach Karolina Heel in Natural  in I have been kicking myself for not buying them before they sold out. Now I am hunting for the perfect pair of nude sandals or pumps to elongate my legs. These Brian Atwood’s are out of my price range, but I adore the touch of black. They would be perfect for the Fall. 

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And finally, for a bit of fun. At first glance this jade and pearl-embellished ring by Mawi looks pretty tame. But a closer look reveals a skull hiding amongst the pearls!

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I don’t know why, but that skull just makes me smile. Maybe because it is so unexpected?    

Where do you find inspiration for your “real” shopping? Magazines? Online? Elsewhere?

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  • Beautifully Invisible August 13, 2010, 10:50 PM

    I think the boots may be a must-buy item. I am still kicking myself for missing out on those Ash Olivia's last year.

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  • Beautifully Invisible August 13, 2010, 10:49 PM

    I was delighted to join, thank you! I have started to show my face more, instead of just lurk 🙂

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  • Beautifully Invisible August 13, 2010, 10:48 PM

    Same goes for you! That is one item I am determined to buy this year… I'll let you know if I find something. No – WHEN I find something! 🙂

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  • Heather Fonseca August 10, 2010, 8:27 PM

    I find a lot of inspiration on my favorite blogs! Seriously want a pencil skirt, but like you I have fit issues. If they fit me in the hips they swim at the waist and if they fit at the waist, well then they just don't fit. If ever you find a pencil skirt that fits let us know!!!!!

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  • Tanvi August 10, 2010, 5:45 PM

    Love that ring! … Find inspiration everywhere! Blog and Magazines – A LOT!

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  • Kristin August 10, 2010, 4:47 PM

    LOVE that LBD by The Row. I just got a Winter Kate LBD with an asymmetric hem and I'm obsessed with it!

    p.s. Thank you SO much for joining our Rosebud network. Don't forget to show your pretty bloggy face over at la blog! We're linking one of you nearly every day and featuring one of you every week and we're really hoping to drum up lots of support for our network members! Big hugs!

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  • Grit and Glamour August 10, 2010, 2:45 PM

    Gorgeous pieces! Crazy about the ring, especially. I find my inspiration in all the places you mentioned above.

    ♥ V

    http://www.gritandglamour.com

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  • fashion butter August 10, 2010, 1:36 PM

    Love everything you chose here. I was eyeing those boots myself!

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