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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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Peplum forever

Peplum, my latest obsession is so wonderful, because it creates the most flattering silhouette and literally works with all body types!  Another reason I love peplum is because it is so versatile.  Not only can it be dressed up or down, but you can have a peplum top, dress, skirt or pants!  There are so many ways for you to integrate this trend into your wardrobe the list is endless and fabulous!

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In love with this ultra cool leather peplum look for spring.  And obsessing over the blue accents.

Photo courtesy of Strict Beauties

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Peplum and prints, another unbeatable combo for spring

Photo courtesy of Wendy’s Look Book

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Such an angelic look for spring!

Photo courtesy of Sincerely Sweet Boutique

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Casual and fabulous peplum look

Photo courtesy of chicisimo

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Love this peplum skirt, this skirt and look are perfect for work/all occasions!

Photo courtesy of The Pink Peonies

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Stripes and peplum for spring, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Photo courtesy of obaz

Karlie Kloss peplum

Karlie Kloss looking gorgeous in a structural peplum dress

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looking stunning in sequins and peplum

Kim Kardashian rocking monochromatic peplum

Kim Kardashian rocking monochromatic peplum

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Peppy in Peplum

Peplum is one of the major trends this spring that I am most excited about! One of the things that makes peplum so fantastic is that it looks amazing on everyone!  Peplum is flattering for all body types and gives the illusion of the perfect hour glass figure.  The strong silhouette gives you a teeny waist and 1920s pin up girl hips, an unbeatable combination.  Peplum has been on the rise for a while, but this spring it will hit its peak.  If you don’t already own something peplum do yourself a favor and invest in this covetable trend, trust me you will thank me!

Shirt: Express (similar here), Skirt: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here)

Shirt: Express (similar here), Skirt: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here)

I went for a fuller look with this ensemble, but peplum is also incredible with skinnies or a pencil skirt.

I went for a fuller look with this ensemble, but peplum is also incredible with skinnies or a pencil skirt.

Details from behind.

A view from behind, it’s all about the unexpected accents.

It's all in the details

It’s all in the details

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Nude

Nude, creams, and neutrals can now be worn year round adding a much needed lightness to your fall and winder wardrobe!  This palette is so wonderful because it truly allows you to take your ensemble in any direction allowing the focus to be on the accessories, the details of the clothes or most importantly you.  Scroll for subtle sophistication and show stopping splendor.

Light fall look successfully achieved by mixing nude and white. I also love the wide leg trouser and the embellished collar.

Photo courtesy of fellt.com

The piping elevates the dress, which is already perfect for any occasion and would look fabulous with thick tights as it starts to get chilly.

Peplum, nude, sequins, need I say more

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Another successful white and nude combination. The gold clutch also adds a subtle splash of excitement.

Photo courtesy of fashionsquad

Simply obsessed with these pants!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley smartly pairs nude high waisted trousers with a daring mint top.

Karolina Kurkova is an absolute show stopper in this Rachel Zoe design at the Met Gala.

Candice Swanepoel looks incredible in this full camel skirt (full skirts are also a must for fall)

Photo courtesy of skinn-nier.tumblr

Fabulous fall look! This neutral ensemble is the perfect back drop for a statement necklace.

Photo courtesy of thepinkpeonies

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Emmy’s Best Dressed

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love awards season!  There is just something so magical about the glitz and glamour of the evening making it is easy to forget the hours/days of preparation the lovely starts endure just to make it on a best dressed list–Garden of Glam’s obviously being the most coveted.  The 2012 Emmy’s did not disappoint with very clear (and somewhat contradicting) trends emerging.  From mermaid to structure to neutral to neon this year’s red carpet delivered!

Julie Bowen simply glowed in this neon Monique Lhullier show stopper. She looked fresh and fabulous!

Jessica Pare looked fantastic in Jason Wu’s straightforward and classic silhouette. And as you know, black and white is the perfect combination.

Morena Baccarin is stunning in this demur Basil Soda pewter gown. The plunging neckline is perfectly complemented by the structural pleats.

Padma Lakshmi oozes confidence in this ultra feminine Monique Lhullier gown. I also commend her on the bold choice of color.

Kat Dennings looks incredible in this red J. Mendel gown that perfectly highlights her voluptuous figure.

Allison Williams dominates her first Emmy appearance in this structural peplum Oscar de la Renta stunner!

Favorite look of the night! January Jones is awe inspiring with her bold sartorial choices! She is looks modern and feminine in this edgy Zac Posen gown.

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Neon

As I mentioned before, this is neon appreciation week…I’m hoping this catches on and becomes a national holiday.  Neon can seamlessly be integrated into your wardrobe resulting in eye catching fearless ensembles.  Scroll for blindingly fabulous inspiration.

casual neon sweatshirt paired perfectly with a pleated skirt and purple leather quilted purse

Photo courtesy of ashley-ringmybell

love the fullness of this skirt!

Photo courtesy of  fashionworship

completely obsessed with this dress

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loved the subtle hints of neon in this incredible pleated maxi impeccably paired with a leather jacket for a little edge

Photo courtesy of whippedstyle

fabulous full sheer bubble skirt paired with a simple neon blouse

Photo courtesy of thepinkpeonies

color blocking done right with neon

Photo courtesy of atlantic-pacific.blogspot

in love!

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