Easter Dress

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Dress: Anthropologie Textured Tank Dress in Red // Heels: Leather Wide Heel Sandal // Handbag: Vintage Louis Vuitton // Necklace: Tiffany & Co. Pearl Necklace

My adorable grandmother walks around NorthPark Center every morning. Since the stores are not open at 5 a.m. she window-shops and tells me all about the latest trends, popular colors and cool window displays she thinks I should check out. Early this spring she told me poppy orange was a popular color in all the store windows and insisted I give it a try for Easter. I found this perfect poppy dress in Anthropologie and fell in love with the cut and the unique lines. I paired this new bold color with my favorite nude sandals , a classic handbag and of course my pearls.  xoxo

Photo Credit: Jackie Myers.

 

 

Favorite April Launches

babualbarnordstrom

 BaubleBar and Nordstrom have teamed up to sell your favorite jewelry in your local Nordstrom store. No more guessing how things will look from online shopping, you can now try on all the jewelry your heart desires. Anything from statement necklaces, to dainty rings and all the bracelets and earrings in between, are available at all Nordstrom locations and online as well. This collaboration could not be any better!

DecorBase

DecorBase is the new one stop online shop for all your home decor needs. Not only can you shop from a large range of brands, you can virtually put together a room before purchasing all new decor. If you are not a visual person, DecorBase has got you covered with their design services. Next time you need anytime for your home or kitchen, DecorBase should be the first place you look!

KendraScottMCollection

Kendra Scott released her new Marrakech collection. Of course I love the black and white looks, but she has incorporated a great new peach color to her previous looks as well as the new looks in this collection. I personally love the Zebra Statement Earrings and the Hayes Eternity Ring.

JcrewApril

I always love receiving my J.Crew catalog in the mail. Each month has a new look and I am always excited to try on all the new clothes. This month, J.Crew has created a fabric that combines the best of seersucker and eyelet into one. Pictured above is the shirt version of their new fabric, but I love it more in the form of a spring shift dress.

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Spring Stripes

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 Dress: Strip Knit Shift Dress // Heels: Leather Wide Heel Sandal // Necklace: J.Crew Resin Tulip Necklace (similar) // Purse: Kate Spade (similar)

My mom always told me to stay clear of horizontal stripes, but when I saw this dress in J.Crew, I could not resist. While my mom’s advice should be taken in some situations, this dress however, uses horizontal stripes in a flattering way. The center panel of stripes actually carries the eye vertically, because the stripes are as long as they are wide. I love the dark navy and white combination that gives this dress a nautical feel and makes it the perfect match for bright red lipstick and a matching purse. Don’t be afraid of horizontal stripes; just find a way to make them work for you! xoxo

Photo Credit: Jackie Myers.

Monday Moment

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Easter is coming up, which means brightly colored dresses and bold spring flowers. There is no reason why these two wonderful things cannot become one! I particularly love the shape of the Zara Boat Neck dress and the embroidered detail of the Anthropologie dress. With an upcoming weekend full of Easter brunch and egg hunts, a bright floral dress is a sure way to go. xoxo

Zara Boat Neck Printed Dress // Kate Spade Saturday Sleeveless Midi Dress in Photo Floral // Alice and Olivia Liz Back Twist with Keyhole Dress // Anthropologie Garden Tightrope Dress

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Shirt: J.Crew Factory Racerback Cami // Skirt: Fluted Skirt in Double Crepe in Pack Green // Heels: Leather Wide Heel Sandal // Sunglasses: Anthropologie (similar) // Earrings: Tory Burch Large T Logo Stud Earring // Necklace: J.Crew Resin Tulip Necklace (similar) // Handbag: Vintage Louis Vuitton

Color is not usually my thing. When I go shopping I gravitate toward the neutral colors and my favorite, black. However, I fell in love with this top from J.Crew Factory and this skirt from J.Crew. The Racerback Cami is perfect of this 80-degree weather (which I love) and is a great basic piece to have in your closet. The skirt fits like a glove! It is fitted at the waist and flairs out just little, giving the skirt a unique silhouette. The dark green color of the skirt is close enough to a neutral that it was not hard to pick up in the store, but the cami is much brighter than the rest of my closet, so I had to get it in black as well! These shoes from Zara are also a new favorite. A while ago I posted about the minimal heel for spring, and this is a great, yet affordable way to wear that trend! xoxo

Vote for this look on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed Challenge! 

Photo Credit: Jackie Myers.

 

 

 

Monday Moment

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Crop tops, high-waisted bottoms and mule shoes. The last time I saw all three of these trends together was on Rachel Green, Jennifer Aniston‘s character on Friends. Is history repeating itself? Are our fashion trends resorting back to the 1990′s? While crop tops, high-waisted bottoms and mules shoes are back in full force this spring, they do not look like the same trends we remember from the 1990′s.

Crop Tops are no longer a self-cut T-shirt. This spring geometrical shapes have taken over hem lines and the inverted triangle hem is everywhere. These extreme hem lines are most common in crop tops, just to make sure everyone can see that strip of skin (image 1.) Easily paired with a skirt or shorts that mimic that same extreme hem. I am not talking about “mom jeans”, but high-waisted pants, shorts and skirts are back. Both skin-tight and comfortably loose, the natural waist is the center of attention (image 2.) I personally love the return of this trend, because my waist is one of my best features and I have found it is much more flattering on most people than hip-hugger (no more muffin top!) Mules, probably the only trend I did not see returning. Not only did I remember mules being difficult to keep on my feet, the ones I wore were not very attractive. Luckily the mule has been reinvented, and are much more stylish than I remembered (image 3.) The same geometric shapes that have taken over hem lines  are largely incorporated in shoes. The use of straps and different heels create these geometric shapes and have reinvented the mule.

This spring you will recognize many styles from the 1900s, and while history might be repeating itself, we did learn from our past fashion mistakes. These styles have been reinvented and are worth giving a second try! xoxo