Tag Archives: spring 2013

Can’t Get Over Overalls

I have to admit the last time I wore overalls was when I was in grade school, but boy do I miss them!  As I get older (it’s almost my birthday) it is refreshing to remember that fashion and trends are not ageist and do not discriminate.  What matters when it comes to fashion and personal style is that it reflects you, your mood, the person you want to be that day and is, of course, flattering.  With all of this in mind, I can’t wait to embrace overalls and pay homage to the days when things were less complicated and comfort was all that mattered.  For years I have been in the market for the perfect pair of short overalls and while my search is (sadly) still ongoing I think this is truly the season I will rekindle my love with this classic wardrobe staple of the 90s.

These overalls are my dream! Love the casual look & textured tee.

These overalls are my dream! Love the casual look & textured tee.

Photo courtesy of Sincerely Jules

Man Repeller

The Man Repeller herself rocking leather overalls! These are absolutely flawless!

Photo courtesy of Man Repeller

Perfect way to dress up overalls is pairing them with heels, blouse & blazer.  Unexpected and fabulous!

The perfect way to dress up overalls is pairing them with heels, a blouse & blazer. Unexpected and fabulous!

Photo courtesy of Refinery 29

A great way to make overalls your own is by adding a statement necklace and an unexpected pop of color

A great way to make overalls your own is by adding a statement necklace and an unexpected pop of color

Photo courtesy of The Boo and the Boy

Black and white for spring! We all know how I feel about this.

Black and white for spring! We all know how I feel about this. #love

Photo courtesy of Teen Vogue

leandra medine

Leandra Medine loves overalls and I love her for that!

Photo courtesy of Man Repeller

Rihanna is stunning in this denim jumper!

Rihanna is stunning in this denim jumper!

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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)

black and white

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

black and white

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

black and white leather

As always, it is in the details

All photos courtesy of Sara from High Fashion 4 Less

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The Varsity Jacket

The Varsity Jacket is a wonderful throwback that is perfect for this unpredictable “spring.”  It adds a casual edge to any look and is the perfect finishing piece.  The traditional varsity jacket is now great for any occasion and is available in updated versions with new fabrics, color combinations, and relaxed silhouettes.  So cozy up with a varsity jacket and layer yourself into spring bliss.

Varsity Jacket

Unexpected and perfect pairing of sporty and feminine!

Varsity Jacket

Obsessed with this quilted varsity jacket! And I’m pretty sure I need a cropped top in my wardrobe!

Photo courtesy of lookbook.nu

Varsity Jacket

Layers are crucial for surviving this chilly spring!

Photo courtesy of Harpers Bazaar

Varsity Jacket

Casual and fabulous varsity look! And how cute are those loafers!

Photo courtesy of Eat, Sleep, Denim

varsity jacket

A fabulous non traditional and subdued take of the varsity jacket.

Photo courtesy of Refinery 29

Varsity Jacket

Loving this look and the flowy printed skirt paired with the varsity jacket!

Photo courtesy of Harpers Bazaar

Varsity Jacket Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova, my hero, looking stunning in a black & white varsity ensemble

Photo courtesy of Who What Wear

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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

peplum

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

Photo courtesy of The Pink Peonies

stripes peplum

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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Black and White

Black and White was all over the Spring 2013 runways and I am beyond obsessed!  I already shared my spring uniform with you, and I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of my spring looks will consist of this unbeatable duo.  I think one of the reasons I am so in love with black and white is because it is unexpected for spring.  It is a welcome departure from pastels and bright colors and instead introduces a visually mesmerizing contrast of opposites.  This trend is also wonderful because all the ingredients for a successful ensemble are in your closet already!

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Obsessed with this elegant mixture of prints!

Photo courtesy of stylabl

black and white

Leather is another huge (and slightly unexpected) trend for spring and I could not be more obsessed.

Photo courtesy of musings in femininity 

Victoria Beckham black and white

Victoria Beckham in a beautifully classic black and white ensemble

Photo courtesy of fash for fashion

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Another fun way to spice up this trend is to introduce a bold print

Photo courtesy of Who What Wear

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Love every component of this outfit and absolutely need that jacket!

Photo courtesy of no fashion victims

black and white stripes

I am also all about stripes this spring and have a serious weakness for anything backless.

Photo courtesy of mov moda

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ICB by Prabal Gurung Spring 2013

Photo courtesy of fashionologie

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013

Photo courtesy of fashionologie

black and white Christy Turlington Linda Evangelista

Vintage Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista for Vogue

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