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Spring Fashion: Fringe, Mules + More

Okay, we had our snow day, so now I’m officially ready for spring. Can I get an Amen?  At least dream with me for a minute while we discuss the spring fashion trends …

W I D E  L E G  P A N T S

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High waisted and wide leg are the pants for spring. Typically these are not my style. I’m still lovin’ the skinny jeans, but how cute is this outfit?! I’ll definitely be trying this one out.

O V E R S I Z E D  F L O R A L

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Floral’s been having it’s moment for a minute, but now it’s all about the BIG floral. This totally makes it seem more wearable to me.

F R I N G E 

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Fringe: jackets, cardigans, dresses, purses, jewelry – it’s all over the place! Isn’t this jacket from Free People TDF??

S H O E S:  M U L E S 

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I don’t know how comfortable these shoes are yet, but they’re certainly stylish. I’ve seen mule heels, platforms and flats, so there’s something for everyone.

C O L O R E D  S U E D E 

suede

 

I honestly don’t think I own anything suede. This trend is all about suede in bold colors for the season. You could even mix suede and fringe together – and mules!

S H O U L D E R  B E A R I N G  

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I love this trend. Shoulders can be so sexy, right? Off the shoulder is definitely the easiest way to go, but also cutout shoulders like in this photo.

Which trend are you looking forward to the most?
xo xo

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Weekend in Vegas: Wardrobe Prep

I’m headed to Vegas this weekend with the sistahs (mom and two new sisters, read more on that here) and I’m so excited!

I love traveling, but I’m the worst at packing. I usually just throw a bunch of clothes in a bag, with ideas of outfits in my head, but I never really plan it out. So, in an effort to save space (to of course make room for NEW clothes) and be less stressed deciding what to wear, I’m planning out my outfits for the weekend. What’s funny is for someone who’s such a planner, this actually kind of stresses me out – realizing I can’t change my mind at the last minute about what to wear!

F R I D A Y  N I G H T

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 12.04.42 PM[comfortable for the plane, but cute enough to step into vegas || t-shirt, Forever 21; jeans, BlankNYC, booties + cardigan, Elysian Boutique]

S A T U R D A Y 

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[dinner reservations at Nobu calls for fur + bling || dress, necklace + fur vest, Riffraff; shoes, BCBG]

S U N D A Y

Day outfit: I will be spontaneous and purchase something Saturday to wear for Sunday! Eeek!

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[sunday afternoon show + evening drinks overlooking the strip || jacket, H&M; dress, Elysian Boutique; clutch, Ann Taylor Loft]

M O N D A Y 

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[after a weekend in vegas, it’s time for comfort and casual heading home || boyfriend jeans, J. Crew]

Come back next week to see our Weekend Picturebook from Vegas. Hope you have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!
xo xo

 


Oscars 2014: 5 Best + Worst Dressed

B E S T  D R E S S E D

rs_634x1024-140302163211-634.cate-blanchett-oscars.ls.3214{Cate Blanchett, Armani // This dress and those applique details are just a dream. She looks like a goddess, just floating along without a care in the world. The nude could easily wash her out, but somehow it complements her skin and hair perfectly.}

rs_634x890-140302160348-634.lupita-nyoungo.cm.3214{Lupita Nyong’o, Prada // Oh my goodness, breathtaking. She set the bar pretty high as she’s been killing it all awards season, but this “Nairobi” blue instantly set her apart from her peers. Only change in my opinion – lose the headband. It makes her look too young.}

rs_634x1024-140302170830-634.2brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-oscar.ls.3214_copy_2{Angelina Jolie, Elie Saab // Angelina Jolie (and Brad Pitt) are practically royalty in the movie star realm, and she totally brought it. This is the definition of confidence and age-appropriate sexy.}

rs_634x1024-140302163756-634.charlize-theron-oscar.ls.3214_copy{Charlize Theron, Dior // Talk about a simple stunner. The fit of this dress could not be more perfect and I absolutely love the nude straps. Top it off with perfect hair, makeup and accessories and you’ve got a winner.}

rs_634x1024-140302165209-634.kate-hudson-oscars-030214{Kate Hudson, Versace // I really have no words except, just look at her. The plunging v-neck accentuates her fit figure flawlessly and that cape takes it from beautiful to outstanding.}

Honorable Mentions: Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Wilde

W O R S T  D R E S S E D

Okay, to be fair, there really wasn’t any look on the red carpet I thought was just awful. Overall, the gowns were beautiful, but the five below were just some of my least favorites.

rs_634x1024-140302171528-634.Jennifer-Garner-Oscars.3.ms.030214{Jennifer Garner, Oscar de la Renta // I just don’t love this for the Oscars. She looks too much like a high-end flapper and the neckline is too grade school. Spice it up a little bit, Jen.}

rs_634x931-140302160252-634.dax-shepard-kristen-bell-oscars-030214{Kristen Bell, Cavalli // I ADORE Kristen Bell, so I hate to put her on this list. Again, it’s not horrible, but it’s not great either. The dress is fine, but the entire look is a little boring and safe. Also, the middle part hair? No.}

rs_634x1024-140302164511-634.anne-hathaway-oscars-030214{Anne Hathaway, Gucci // This just looks strange. I can’t really put my finger on it, but it kind of looks like she’s wearing an armor breastplate on top of a gown. Sorry, Anne.}

rs_634x1024-140302163305-634.sally-hawkins-oscars-030214{Sally Hawkins, Valentino// Sally, this was your moment! You were nominated for the first time! You could have killed it and you totally lost it. As we saw, the nude and applique were huge trends, but she did not pull it off properly. It looks like this dress was not fitted for her at all and she just threw it on last minute.}

rs_634x1024-140302155018-634-amy-adams-oscars.ls.3214{Amy Adams, Gucci // I was so excited to see what Amy was going to wear after her amazing dress at the Golden Globes … and this was totally underwhelming. It’s a beautiful dress, but the look is just so-so. I would have completely changed the hair and accessories to make this look more sexy.}

xo xo


Fall Trend: Pastels

Typically August makes me yearn for Fall because it’s just so hot you want to die. But this year, it’s the opposite. It feels like Fall is creeping in early and it makes me eager for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, football, cozy sweaters and beautiful foliage.

As I’ve been reading up on Fall fashion in my magazines, one trend has stood out: pastels. Pastels for Fall?? I know, sounds strange, so I’ve put together a lookbook of some cute pastel images to inspire you for the upcoming season.

Tip: the key is to mix with autumnal colors like browns, greys and winter white

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xo

You might also enjoy: Hello Fall; Hello, Fashion, Coachella Fashion Awards


Coachella Fashion Awards

Coachella, according to my Instagram and Twitter feeds: Celebrities come together in a desert to outdress each other’s hippie attire and lounge poolside at picturesque parties. Oh and I think there’s something about music, too.

 [best day to night transformation – julianne hough]

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[best hat + sunglasses combo – alessandra ambrosio]Model Alessandra Ambrosio is seen with her friends attending Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio

[best “trying to look like a hippie, but I’m so not” – paris hilton]

Paris Hilton is seen attending Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wearing a blue print dress in Indio

[best sexy day makeup – diane kruger]

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[best poolside loungewear – sophia bush]

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[best easy breezy – whitney port]

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[worst dressed – vanessa hudgens]

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[worst dressed couple – kristen stewart, robert pattinson]

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[worst florals – katy perry]

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[most out of place attire – sophia bush, eli roth]

Harper's BAZAAR Hosts Coachella Poolside Fete At The Parker Palm Springs

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[best poolside party]

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Catch me next Monday when I’ll be reviewing weekend 2 of Coachella!

xo xo


Sunny Style

Today feels like the first truly spring day we’ve had. As I’ve been doing housework with the doors and windows open and Olli has been luxeriating in the sun, I’ve been daydreaming of permanently warm weather and its accompanying spring style.

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1. Keds for Kate Spade New York; 2. Chino Shorts, J. Crew; 3. Textured Peplum Top, Banana Republic; 4. Henry, Marc by Marc Jacobs; 5. Mani Pedi Fund Cory Pouch, Rebecca Minkoff; 6. Summer Straw Hat, J. Crew

xo xo

 


life lately {media challenge edition}

So what did we do during those two weeks of our media fast? Here’s a peek at my life lately.

[NWAFW]

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From top to bottom: NWAFW, The Chancellor Hotel; Friday night with Amanda; Saturday night walking the runway with Piper; Butternut Squash Ravioli = amaaazing, Union Kitchen + Drinks

[TRIP TO OHIO]

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From top to bottom: Getting dressed up to see musical Sister Act with Mom; Commercial shoot in Cleveland; My Ohio welcoming meal – margherita pizza, homemade meatballs, pasta, fried artichokes, 3 Palms Pizzeria; Sleeping with my Roxie baby

[EVERYTHING ELSE]

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From top to bottom: Two-day work session with Facebook, 21c Museum Hotel; Curling up with a good book + good wine; Olli soaking up the sunshine; One of many game nights; Norman Rockwell Exhibit + The Rail + Club Frisco = perfect Friday night

xo xo