Tag Archives: spring trends

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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Maxin’ Out

Maxi dresses are my absolute favorite for spring/summer, well really life.  Maxis have made a big resurgence in the past couple of years and I am so grateful!  They are the perfect seasonal transition piece and are flattering on everyone!  I have found that a surprising amount people are intimidated by maxis and question whether they will ever wear them and where they will wear a maxi to.  In reality once you discover the amazingness of a maxi you will find that it is all you want to wear.  Maxis are uber comfortable and beyond chic, perfect for casual and formal occasions!  They are the definition of a closet staple and elegance.

Maxi Dress

Dress: the Loft (similar here), Shoes: Nine West (old, similar here), Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (found here)

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One of my fav things about maxi dresses is that they add about 10 inches of height.

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Rings: Margaret Elizabeth (found here) & She’s Unique (found here), Watch: Michael Kors (similar here), Bracelets: DIY & Roberto Coin (found here)

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Another amazing thing about maxis is that they can be worn with flats or heels.

Maxi Dress

The final reason I love maxis is that I can sit like this on top of a couch in a dress and not worry about having a Britney moment.

Very special thank you to my amazing photographer, Maggie!

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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

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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)

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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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The Harem Pant

The 90s are back in a big way with this week’s trend highlight.  Well, back, modernized and more fabulous than ever!  The harem pant danced its way into history thanks to MC Hammer and luckily has been revived and can be seen strutting down runways, sidewalks and every where in between.  Contrary to popular belief, the harem pant is for everyone!  Like all clothes, the fit is crucial and it could not be more true in this instance.  The harem pant is already a bold piece, but it is truly perfect for all occasions!  They are so playful and depending on how you put the look together can also be more conservative, well as conservative as a harem pant can be.  One of my favorite things about the harem pant is that they are whimsical and allow you to experiment with proportions, which always results in an eye catching one of a kind look.  Oh and did I mention they are incredibly comfortable!

Harem Pants

Pants: Aqua (old, similar here & super affordable!), Top: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Aqua (old, similar here)

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Just lounging in the most comfortable pants

Playing with proportions and lengths

Playing with proportions and lengths

Harem Pants

Wonder Woman pose

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