Tag Archives: leather

Maxin’ Out (Part II)

Maxi dresses are my absolute favorite!  I live in them in the spring and summer and just can’t get enough.  They are so wonderful because they are easy and always look chic.  Easy and comfortable clothes are crucial to surviving the horribly humid DC summers.  On the days when I just can’t decide what to wear, because it is too hot for words I throw on a maxi and instantly feel ready to beat the heat and confront the day in style.

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I am in love with one shoulders, which are more unusual in maxis making this dress extra fab.

Photo courtesy of Harpers Bazaar

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Slits for days! This allows for the drama of a maxi yet coolness of a short dress.

Photo courtesy of Daily Mail

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Love this color and statement necklace.

Photo courtesy of Never Fully Dressed

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Festival ready and so fabulous! I need this dress for Hawaii!

Photo courtesy of Harpers Bazaar

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Feminine and flirty in this white eyelet maxi

Photo courtesy of Style tracker

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Dressed up or down? This dress is a success!

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Pacific

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Loving Leather

For my interview with the iconic Tadashi Shoji I turned to one of my style staples and the timeless black and white “trend.”  I must admit I was very nervous leading up to the interview so wanted to be in something that I not only felt great in, but something I also felt comfortable in.  Now that I think about it this is quite in line with Shoji’s philosophy.  So I turned to leather.  Leather is huge this spring and is so luxurious!  If real leather isn’t your thing go for the vegan alternative, which is equally as fabulous!  I am all about mixing textures and wearing leather is the perfect way to dabble with this.  Try integrating leather into your wardrobe with an unexpected top, with a classic jacket or accessory, or just go bold and pair leather with leather.

 

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Top: Mason (found here, similar here), Skirt: H&M (similar here & here), Shoes: Zara (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here)

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This top is so wonderful because it has many different textures (hello leather) and silhouettes. Peplum is also one of my favs for spring!

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A black pump is a wardrobe staple, especially when black and white color blocking is so big this spring.

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As always, it is in the details

All photos courtesy of Sara from High Fashion 4 Less

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Harem Pant (part II)

Harem pants are one of my absolute favorites!  They are fashion forward (with a hint of the past), bold and so comfortable.  Anytime stylish and comfortable are in the same sentence I am on board.  Harem pants are definitely a wardrobe staple for me.  They are just simply wonderful and can be worn anywhere and to anything.

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These leather harem pants are to die for!

Photo courtesy of Carolines Mode

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black and white perfection for spring

Photo courtesy of Gal Meets Glam

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comfortable and fabulous

Photo courtesy of fashion.hr

so bold & the oversized shirt compliments the pants perfectly!

so bold & the oversized shirt complements the pants perfectly!

Photo courtesy of 25.media.tumblr

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in love with cropped tops this spring!

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Wedge Sneaker

The Wedge Sneaker is the trend everyone loves to hate and can best be described as polarizing, well I would say fabulous but there are a lot of nay sayers ready to hate.  The wedge sneaker is so wonderful because it combines fashion, fun and comfort.  It is very rare that comfort and fashion are used in the same sentence so I think we should take a moment to appreciate the greatness and rarity of this combination and embrace the wedge in all its glory!

Wedge Sneaker

It’s like we have the same closet

Photo courtesy of Obaz

I love the feminine skirt, white washed denim and of course wedge sneakers!

I love the feminine skirt, white washed denim and of course wedge sneakers!

Photo courtesy of Prettyz

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Casual perfection

Photo courtesy of Chicisimo

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Such a fabulous and unexpected ensemble! It is also excellent for this crazy spring!

Photo courtesy of lipstiq

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Loving the leather and wedge combo

Photo courtesy of Style Says

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Perfect pairing of tomboy style and feminine charm.

Photo courtesy of Sincerely Jules

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The Printed Pant

The printed pant is back in a big way, bringing lightness, depth, and excitement to spring wear.  I love the printed pant because it allows you to experiment with texture, color, and of course pattern.  I am obsessed with bold prints and really can’t get enough (peruse these old posts to see the full extent of my love).  The printed pant is so special, because it is unexpected, making the piece even more eye catching.  You can also take the look in so many directions: you can pair your bold print with a more subtle counterpart or mix and match prints for a truly dazzling ensemble.  Printed pants can seem intimidating, but don’t be scared, instead play with proportion, tightness, lengths, and size of patterns.  Find what fits you and your style best and embrace this bold trend.

Top: Mason (found here), Pants: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Bag: Thrifted (similar here)

Top: Mason (found here, similar here), Pants: H&M (similar-ish here & here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Bag: Thrifted (similar here & here)

Loud pants don't mean that you can ignore the accessories, which always complete a look.  Right Side: Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Ring: Custom (similar here), Left Side: Watch: Michael Kors (found here), Bracelet: _____ (found here), Ring: Margaret Elizabeth (found here)

Bold prints do not mean you can ignore the accessories, which always complete a look. Right Side: Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Ring: Custom (similar here), Left Side: Watch: Michael Kors (found here), Ring: Margaret Elizabeth (found here)

I love me some skinny pants and these are the perfect length for heels.  I also cuff them when wearing the pants with flats or booties.

I love me some skinny pants and these are the perfect length for heels. I also cuff them when wearing the pants with flats or booties.

I chose to pair a semi subdued top with these bold pants, to ensure that the pants were the main focus.  I do LOVE the leather detailing of the peplum top though.

I chose to pair a semi subdued top with these bold pants to ensure that the pants were the main focus. However, I do LOVE the subtle leather detailing of the peplum top!

These pics were taken in the picturesque Charlottesville, VA at my sister’s house.  I’m sure there will be more pictures taken in cville on a much sunnier and less dreary day.

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Layers on Layers on Layers

This has been a pretty unpredictable spring and by spring I mean extended winter with a few warm days mixed in that act as a cruel tease!  I have desperately been pushing spring wear and every week I try to retire my tights, boots, and everything winter related, but sadly I have not been able to.  So it is time that I embrace this crazy weather and forgive Phil the Groundhog for lying to us all when he predicted an early spring.  I have not completely given up on spring, but must face the cold hard facts.  So my secret to surviving this crazy weather: layering!  Layering is the only way to survive an unpredictable spring and it allows you to integrate spring into your ensembles without freezing your butt off and most importantly layering can be incredibly chic.

Thigh high boots, a full skirt, leather jacket, and leopard coat, I mean it doesn't get any better than this!

Thigh high boots, a full skirt, leather jacket, and leopard coat, I mean it doesn’t get any better than this!

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Pacific

I love this preppy and casual  ensemble.  Neon is one of my favorites and adds much needed light to this dreary weather.

I love this preppy and casual ensemble. Neon is one of my favorites and adds much needed light to this dreary weather.

Photo courtesy of Pink Peonies

The iconic item jacket is fabulous but rarely warm enough, unless layered with a cozy sweater and fabulous scarf.

The iconic item jacket is fabulous but rarely warm enough, unless layered with a cozy sweater and fabulous scarf.

Photo courtesy of Because I’m Addicted

Denim on denim, you know how much I love this classic trend and a jean jacket is a must for spring.

Denim on denim, you know how much I love this classic trend and a jean jacket is a must for spring.

Photo courtesy of Refined Style

Mary Kate Olsen the Queen of layering pairs an oversized duster sweater with a short leather jacket for a perfectly proportioned outfit.

Mary Kate Olsen the Queen of layering pairs an oversized duster sweater with a short leather jacket for a perfectly proportioned outfit.

Photo courtesy of InStyle

Hello black and white for spring.  The trend that I simply can't get enough of!

Hello black and white for spring. The trend that I simply can’t get enough of!

Photo courtesy of Song of Style

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