Category Archives: Window Shopper

Fashion Sketchbook – Lanvin Blanche Bridal Collection

So, I am seriously obsessed with Lanvin’s 2013 Blanche collection (…not to mention their $1000 bride t-shirt. If I win the lottery, this is the first thing I buy for our wedding! Yes, I’ve definitely got my priorities in order.) So, I hope you like this bride-tastic page from my fashion sketchbook.

Lanvin Blanche 2013 Bridal

Today’s Fashion Illustration:
similar styles: fit & flare $$ ABS, tiered ruffle $$ ABSstrapless peplum dress $$ Alice + Olivia (I actually really love the ABS by Allen Schwartz alternative to the fit & flare. I might buy it and save it for my bridal shower!)

Any how, Lanvin has a bunch of other luxuriously adorable accessories for the stylish bride. I like this shi shi pen & these save the dates.

Since I’m still trying to pay off my student loans, I won’t be purchasing any of these gorgeous beauties for my upcoming engagement party. Instead, I’m going to attempt to make something similar!

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Fashion Sketchbook – J.Crew Fall Catalog

I pulled a couple more pages from my fashion sketchbook… this time inspired by the J.Crew fall catalog. (You might have seen a sneak peek on my Instagram last night.) Today’s post is a little more about my process and where I want to take Sketchbook Closet in the future. I hope you enjoy!

J.Crew fall fashion sketch - trend: camo

Today’s Fashion Illustration: Tombo dual brush pen and Adobe Photoshop CS6

J.Crew fall fashion sketch - trend: sporty

I’m a huge huge fan of J.Crew. So, pulling pages from their catalogs for practice is easy and fun. (I just have to be careful not to be tempted to purchase everything from the pages.)

Drawing with marker can be a little bit daunting, but I really like the focus it forces. (Plus, it’s just the sketchbook – and I think there’s a lot of merit to not keeping your sketchbook “precious.”)

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Loving: Floral Stripe Mix

I’m desperate for the weather to heat up because I recently got an adorable tunic featuring one of my favorite trends: floral on stripes! (Sadly, my dress is currently out of stock; here’s something similar from Juicy Couture.) I’ve rounded up some other adorable stripe/floral styles for today’s fashion sketches. Hope you love it!

Spring trend floral stripe fashion sketch via J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, Asos and Dillards

Today’s Illustration:
sweatshirt $ asos, classic printed button down $ urban outfitters, rash guard $$ J.Crew, bodycon dress $ Dillard’s

I really love the mix of bold graphic stripes and soft easy florals (and, I’m not a floral kind of girl.) They’re fun, kind of retro, yet sort of modern too! I love UO’s soft and vintage take, or asos offers a subtle casual version.  However my all time favorite style is bold and colorful on neutral… a la J.Crew.

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Tom’s Accessories: Shop Review

A few months ago I got a message from my friend asking about collaborating with his shop, Tom’s Accessories.  Since then I’ve worn several pieces and perused the site too many times. It’s about time I organized my thoughts (with a new fashion illustration, of course.)

A fashion illustration inspired by Tom's Accessories, costume jewelry and accessories

Today’s Illustration:
Cindy Bracelet & Hazel Stud Earrings Tom’s Accessories

If you regularly check Sketchbook Closet (I hope you do!) you probably notice that I’m not the biggest accessory aficionado.  Putting together a good outfit is hard work for me — throwing jewelry into the mix is just daunting.  (As I mentioned on a previous post) that’s why I was so excited to work with Tom’s.

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2013 Spring Essentials: Illustrated Shopping List

Hello, hello (from Seoul!)  You all know I’ve had spring on the brain and fortunately my trip to Seoul presented the perfect shopping opportunity.  Today’s illustration: my top five “must have” items for Spring 2013–what I’m on the prowl for while shopping in Korea.

My spring time shopping want list - illustrated

leather jacket $$$ Saks Fifth Avenue or $$ asosprinted shorts $$$ Net-a-Porter or $ Pacific Sunwearcandy colored bag $$$$ Proenza Schouler or $$ asosbold striped blouse Forever21color block low wedge sandal Sam Edelman

I return will be returning to Hong Kong in two days; it feels like my time in Seoul has flown!!  During college I was lucky enough to study in Seoul for six months.  In 2011, I returned for about a month.  This is my third trip and I still love visiting Korea!!

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