Pastel Pieces to Buy and Wear Now post image

Pastels are a HUGE trend for spring and there’s nothing better than the light, pretty, feminine colors to really get you in the mood for spring!  The great thing about pastels is that they allow you to introduce color to your ensemble without being too loud.  Or when you pair pastels together you get a gorgeous, feminine look without being too in-your-face.

Here are the pastel pieces I love to buy and wear now! [continue reading…]

Shade to Crave: Mint post image

Shade to Crave: Mint

I have to say, I was embarrassingly excited by the mint-invasion on the Spring 2012 runways. Mint has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. My carpet growing up was mint, my comforters (from college onward) were always mint, my vanity is mint– suffice to say I’m a fan! Unfortunately, mint has always remained home decor- only for me since it was so seldom found on the clothing racks.

Well not anymore! Mint made a major splash on this season’s runways, making its way onto everything–dresses, gowns, pants, blazers, bikinis. even shoes and accessories.

Read on for my favorite minty finds!

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Trend Clash: Print Versus Nautical post image

It’s a big decision. One that needs to done right too. Forget about sorting your foreign currency in advance. Forget about picking up a phrase book. What’s no doubt running through your mind before you hit sunnier shores is what swimwear you’ll be wearing when you step out onto the beach.

You’ve read the magazines. You’ve seen what the celebs are wearing. You’ve read all the blurb about what styles best suit your shape. Still pulling your hair out in the midst of a bikinis, tankinis, sun hats and sandals? Come on. It’s time to hold it together.

The run up to your holiday should be full of excitement. Not stress. So let us do the work for you and have a run through of two of the biggest swimwear trends for this summer. [continue reading…]

Shade to Crave: Tangerine post image

Shade to Crave: Tangerine

Of all the fun and fresh shades seen on the Spring 2012 runways, none shined brighter or made more of a splash than tangerine. Dresses, skirts, tops, bags, jewelry, shoes, lipstick–no style or beauty item was spared from the tangerine tango!

Tangerine is similar to red in that is commands attention and works best when teamed with a whopping dose of confidence. The difference is in the fact that tangerine is less overtly sexual, falling more on the funky, fashion-forward end.

The best part about this color is it requires as much or as little effort as you’d like to put in. Tangerine pieces are strong enough to work on their own or can be complemented with strategic accessories. You can temper your tangerine piece with a neutral items or team it with other bright shades for a cool., colorblock style. Looking great is a guarantee either way.

Check out my roundup of the coolest ways to incorporate this color into your look.

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Spring 2012 Trends: From the Runway to Your Way post image

Ah, the ever so fabulous fashion show.  The theatrics of them are enough to draw you in, but then add the clothes and accessories and what’s not to love?!  Twice a year they come around in the form of Fashion Week and women fawn over them like men do March Madness games.  But each Fashion Week brings the same conundrum for many of us – we covet the designs, love the trends, but have no idea how in the world to translate these looks to our everyday lives (and not have others look at us like we walked off the set of Alice & Wonderland).

Spring is officially here, so it’s time to give some of those trends you’ve been coveting a try!  Here are my versions of a few of Spring’s hottest runway trends that you can wear everyday. [continue reading…]

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Link Roundup

8 Signs You Aren’t Ready for a Relationship –  Your Tango

How to Wear Spring 2012’s Trickiest Trends – Her Campus

7 Things Men Immediately Notice About Women – How About We

How Facebook Fuels Negative Body Image and What We Can Do About It – Betty Confidential

What Your Favorite Designer Label Says About You – The Gloss

Flawless Skin Without Airbrushing – The Frisky

A Worthy Investment: Colorblock Handbags post image

The color block trend is still going strong and was all over the Spring 2012 runways. This look is a timeless favorite for the sunnier seasons and is the perfect way to brighten up your look without looking like a Crayola box.

Creating a head-to-toe colorblock look can be a little tricky, though. In addition to taking time, it also requires resources, especially for those of us who live our lives in neutrals. A much easier and cost-effective way to bring this trend into your wardrobe is with a colorblock handbag. I’m sure you know that the right handbag has the power to transform an entire outfit which is why handbags are universally considered to be worthy investments.

A colorblock bag can add a burst of fun into your look without taking you into a direction you’re not fully comfortable with. It can be used to complement an already colorful look or to breath some life into a simpler style.

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Top Trends for Spring 2012

Fashion will be light, bright and breezy this month as we gear up for the new season’s hottest trends. Spring typically sees colors shift from the dark tones of winter to soft hues and delicate prints, with March the ideal month to host this transition. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, March is a pivotal point in any girl’s fashion calendar. To guide you into the season in all the latest styles, take a look at these top trends for spring 2012. [continue reading…]

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Link Love

7 Reasons Bikini Season Is Stupid – Your Tango

How to Put the Glow Back in Your Skin From the Inside Out
– Blisstree

10 Things You Can (Easily) Give Up to Help Your Bank Account
– Her Campus

14 Things Science Says Guys Love
– The Frisky

The Best Spring 2012 Fashion Trends for Your Body Shape
  – YouBeauty

Tween Models: How Young is Too Young? – The High Low

Spotlight On 3.1 Phillip Lim and a Chance to Win A $100 Gift Card from Shopbop post image

When it comes to fashion, most of us aim to create our own unique, personal styles. We may look to celebrities for inspiration, or switch things up to suit the places we’re going, but in the end, most of us gravitate towards what which speaks to us. For some it may be grunge, for others it may be sleek sophistication.

Whatever your personal style is, Shopbop, a premier online retailer of all things fashion, can help you take take it to the next level. To help you get there, we are giving away a $100 giftcard to Shopbop. As a bonus, we asked them to do a profile on one of their most popular brands. [continue reading…]

How to Wear Now: Altuzarra Spring 2012 RTW post image

Relatively new to the Fashion Week scene, Joseph Altuzarra has already made a name for himself as a fashion rule bender, breaker (and creator)–a designer who breaks convention in an all consuming desire to move fashion forward.  Altuzarra’s latest Fashion Week appearance was no different.

Creating a clothing line which is sure to be coveted and imitated this spring, Altuzarra’s collection can best be described as motorcycle-maven-meets- Hawaiian-tropics; a line which will be adored by the girl who likes sipping Pina Coladas, and yet would rather travel in the fast lane, than be caught in the rain. The collection is, without a doubt, an urban jungle extravaganza.

Altuzarra began his show with a series of ultra-sporty, yet sophisticated and sleek, duo-chromatic black and white looks. His styles included a whole lot of leather, perforation, and form-fitting looks that would make that urban biker girl rev with excitement. These girls were all harnessed and buckled up with seatbelt details, adding more of an edge to these sporty looks. [continue reading…]

How to Wear Now: 3.1 Phillip Lim RTW post image

For a collection inspired by a kite, Phillip Lim not only has me soaring but singing as well…Let’s go fly a kite up to the highest height. Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring. Up through the atmosphere, up.

Now that I am done making a fool of myself quoting a Disney childhood favorite, I can say that Phillip Lim’s “kite”-song managed to do just what Mary Poppins, Bert, and the kids wanted to do, but in fashion form– create a fabulous athletic inspired sportswear collection that is not only airy, light and comfy looking, but one that is tailored and structured enough to soar to the highest height. The minimalism of his collection created a moment of calm and clarity amongst the bold and loud that marked many of the Spring 2012 collections.

Lim’s collection featured airy, wind-struck looks that emit a sporty and comfortable feel while maintaining a ladylike sophistication created by sharp tailoring and elegant draping. While it can be tempting for most women to choose fashion over comfort, with this collection, you can have both. I am all for the comfort-chic look if it includes oversized jackets with tail collars, racerback tanks and dresses with geometric billowing ruffles, dual-zipper trousers that expand and contract to the desired fit, slouchy trousers with tuxedo stripes clear jackets and footwear. [continue reading…]


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