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September 10, 2013

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Even though fall is looming, it sure doesn’t feel like it. I happen to think an Indian summer is in the cards, which means the hottest days are yet to come and afternoon BBQs with friends will carry into late September.

This is all fine by me, but I’m always faced with the dilemma of what to wear. Bikinis seem passé, while sweaters are unnecessary. Therefore, why not look to ʼ90s fashion inspiration? It invokes that special I-don’t-care-what-you-think, girlish charm. Round sunglasses, classic floral prints, jelly sandals and worn-in jeans just seem like the perfect staples for “now.”

Don’t you agree? I know Winona and Liv would.

Trend Spotlight Preppy Meets Punk

 

 

Punk wear is swiftly reemerging as a trend that should be attempted at least once for the upcoming seasons. Although, it appears to be rough around the edges it can be tamed by adding preppy accessories. We suggest slipping into a pair of charming flats like the Kelsea for a soft approach. Tell us, do you intend to try the famous English style?

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March 29, 2013

Nail ArtThe newest notch in the evolution of manicures is the nail wrap trend. If you haven’t tried them yet I hope this post will put them on your radar. A distant cousin to minx; nail wraps are an effortless way to achieve artistic nails. They can either be applied at home or at a salon, and come in a variety of different styles.

I recently got wrapped at Candy Paint LA, inside Melody Ehsani’s flagship store in Los Angeles. The process was extremely simple. You pick out a set, and after a basic manicure each wrap, which is similar to a sticker, is applied and topped with a coat of gel nail polish. The wraps can endure a lot, but are prone to peeling if you use your hands a lot. We recommend styling wraps with a multi-finger ring like Spiked Out, and Spell on You or a bracelet like Spike a Pose.

If nail art is your vice be sure to enter our giveaway with Mint Julep here.

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Slip on an orange beanie for bad hair days, cold weather, or when you just want to make a bold statement with color! As seen above, the brightly hued hat can be worn with tones from the whole color spectrum. If you want a fun yet daring ensemble like our muse to the far right try the Famke in pink.

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Tom Ford debuted his Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection in London this past Tuesday. Inspired by a mixture of ethnicities burgeoning in his homeland, the collection evoked hints of  Mexican and Native American culture. From the fringe detail, ponchos, and floral embroidery the richness of each group was definitely present. We were inspired, by look one worn on model Liya Kebede, to incorporate bold statements in our wardrobe. If fashions worn around the globe get you enthused check out the Clive, Margaret, and Purple Brick Road for a fresh vibe.

February 19, 2013

Prabal Gurung made waves recently when his collection for Target made a successful debut on February 10th by almost selling out completely in one day. The 80-piece collection featured pops of neon, lace details, and elaborate splashes of color. If you were one of the prompt fashionistas to snag the collection, pair your new looks with the lace up pump Marysol.

February 15, 2013

Ear cuffs are the new go to accessory for stylish celebrities like Lily Collins, Miranda Kerr, and Naomie Harris. The look is perfect for adding a bit of roughness to your outfit. Check out our favorite pieces of ear candy: Hooked Up, Fly Away, and High Praise.

February 8, 2013

Stella McCartney’s refreshing take on black and white stripes inspired us to take part in the trend. Here are our quick style notes for recreating the look.

  1. We’re all about statement pieces in jewelry but, we agree with Coco Chanel’s idea of simplicity when she suggested taking off the last accessory you put on. When selecting jewelry, go for a piece that will complement each stripe. We suggest the Tough Trio; the gold stacked rings accented with studs will increase the trend factor.
  2. A little color goes a long way, so stay away from black purses and enhance the muted palette of your outfit with a red shoulder bag like the Tifton.
  3. Polish the look by slipping into a d’Orsay flat like the Famke.

When Rachel Zoe tweeted, “Is it normal that I’m watching Grease for the 105th time and still live for it?” we gushed. Not only is the film itself noteworthy, the costume designer Albert Wolsky made varsity letters and preppy sweaters something to pine for.

The letterman was originally awarded to those with clout in athletics or performing arts and these days it lends itself to fashionable; so you don’t have to be a part of a coterie to sport it.

We adore this look for its versatility. It can literally be paired with anything to create an effortlessly chic statement. For instance, slip a letterman jacket or sweater over a collared shirt and pencil skirt to create a refined appearance or mix prints with a sleek pair of pants and blouse for a bold take. With either option, finish with a nude pump like the Elisha. This will even out the color pallete and add an air of sophistication.

What movies give you style inspiration? Share in the comments below!