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Style Trend: Polka Dots

It’s polka dot time again! Although the black with white dots color scheme is the original, you’re not limited to just those colors. Let’s get a little adventurous and try something a little different. You can find polka dots in lots of different color combos and sizes-from tiny to big. And if you’re one of those that doesn’t like to wear prints, you can grab an accessory like a shoe, scarf, handbag, and even an umbrella. No excuses!

1.MICHAEL Michael Kors via Saks Fifth Avenue 2.Ashley Stewart 3.Charlotte Russe 4.Sonia by Sonia Rykiel via Net-a-Porter 5.ModCloth 6.Muze via Nordstrom 7.Stop Staring via Torrid 8. Forzieri 9.Mango 10.ASOS Curve 11.ModCloth 12.Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom 13.ASOS Curve 14.Forever 21

An Eye for Mint

Are you ready for spring? There are a lot of great trends coming our way. One trend that’s really caught my eye would have to be pastel colors. These colors are like a pale version of your favorite colors. Some people usually think of pink or yellow, but this one is a pale version of green. It’s mint and it’s one color that really stands out to me. I saw this amazing nail polish and a pair of heels the other day and I can’t get the color out of my head. I’m already trying to figure out what I’d wear with it. Oh great…now I’m craving mint chocolate chip ice cream. LOL!

Will you be wearing mint this spring?


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Mad for Metallics

Look mom! I like something besides sequins! Yes, my loves, I’m venturing into metallics. Whether it’s a top, jacket, shoe, or even a handbag-getting in on the shine will make you stand out. And if you don’t want to go all out, then why not add something with a touch of metallic. It’s a great way to break up an all-black outfit.

I put together a few collages below. The first three are outfits with a few touches of metallic. Each one has it’s twist. Then you have a selection of a few bags and clutches I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on, especially this one from ASOS (right). Then I venture into shoes…of course. Ughhhh dying over these shoes. Are you drooling yet?

ASOS Curve and The Collar

As a child, I was enrolled in an elementary school with a strict dress code. Girls could only wear skirts and dresses (no shorter than your knees of course) with collars or a collared shirt. I did this from kindergarten until the 5th grade. So, when I noticed ASOS Curve’s love for collars, I immediately had flashbacks. LOL…OK it’s not that bad.

I did notice their mini-obsession with the collar. Which you can find embellished, Peter Pan style, scalloped, and even color blocked.

I’m curious…are you a collar fan? 


Bottoms Up

I’m so easily distracted! I was researching for one thing and decided to write about all of these cool pants, leggings, and skirts I saw online tonight. These are definitely not your every day bottoms. And they’re a great way to mix things up.

We have ASOS Curve, Forever 21, Torrid, and City Chic pieces below. I’m kind of eyeing all of the different leggings and the shorts. Didn’t think there were would be shorts available during this time of the year, but you could always pair them with tights. Now that I think about it, that would be really cute!

Would you rock any of the bottoms below? Which one is your favorite?

ASOS Curve
ASOS Curve
FOREVER 21
FOREVER 21
TORRID
TORRID
CITY CHIC
CITY CHIC

Style Trend: Pleats

What do we know about pleats? We know it’s defined as a “type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place.” But, did you know there are 11 types of pleats? I didn’t either!

All I do know, is that when I went shopping the other day, I saw a lot of pleated pieces. Oh, and I’m not a big fan of ironing pleats. Too tedious! But, I do love the way they look. I’m kind of eyeing the burgundy Evans pleated maxi skirt (#11).

So, what do you think?

Are pleats the way to go? 


1. Dorothy Perkins 2. Ashley Stewart 3. ASOS Curve 4. Forever21+ 5. City Chic 6. Dorothy Perkins 7. Dillards 8. Evans 9. Dorothy Perkins 10. Macys 11. Evans

Style Trend: Faux Leather Jackets

Although it’s scorching here in Los Angeles, I’m still thinking of and waiting for fall. I want to wear my City Chic faux leather a.k.a. leatherette motorcycle jacket. Faux leather jackets are hotter than ever and they come in a lot of different styles and colors. These are great for spring too! I will take one of each below. My favorite would have to be #1.

Which one is your favorite? 

  1. Lane Bryant $189.95
  2. Old Navy $49.94
  3. Nordstrom $207.90
  4. Macy’s $79.00
  5. City Chic $109.00
  6. Torrid $19.96
  7. Forever 21 $47.80
  8. Forever 21 $24.80
  9. Ashley Stewart $59.50
  10. Avenue $89.90
  11. Style369.com £55.00
  12. City Chic $109.00
  13. Avenue $99.90
  14. Macy’s $89.00
  15. Macy’s $62.30
  16. Forever 21 $34.80

Style Trend: Bold Knits & Stripes

Old Navy $29.50
Old Navy $29.50

With only a few weeks of summer left, I’m already craving sweaters. Fall is calling me and so are these knits with their bold stripes.

Sorry summer lovers, but it’s going to cold soon and I can’t wait to bundle up.

Weather it’s a cardigan, poncho, or cropped sweater-bold stripes are looking really chic for the fall. They can be paired with a wide leg or skinny jean and a great pair of boots or flats. Ohhhhh a chunky necklace too! Sorry, fashion makes me excited. LOL.

Awwww….hurry up and get cold already!

Are bold stripes in your fashion future?

 

1. Nordstrom $68 2. Ashley Stewart $29.50 3. Forever 21+ $24.80 4. Macy’s $79.50 5. One Stop Plus $49.99 6. City Chic $48.00

Style Trend: 1950’s Style with Dorothy Perkins

Ever since the television hit Mad Men came on the air, I’ve been eyeing all 1950’s fashion. Even Banana Republic has introduced a Mad Men inspired line. For a second, I’ll imagine I’m Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris.

I really want a dress now! And I can’t buy from Banana Republic, because they don’t carry my size. Then I remembered Dorothy Perkins carried a lot of 50’s style dresses and they have sizes up to a US 18.

Don’t you just love how the silhouette defines the waist and that flared skirt? Great for showing off those curves! They remind me of I Love Lucy! Ok, These dresses  might be shorter than the average lengths of dresses back then. Regardless, I’m still “madly” in love!

What do you think about 1950’s inspired dresses? 

Style Trend: The Kimono

The Kimono, a traditional Japanese garment, has always inspired fashion trends. Kimono actually means “a thing put on.” And derives from ki “wear” and mono “thing.” Just a little fashion lesson for ya.

It’s normally a long length robe, with wide sleeves and wide sash at the waist. And it was a definite inspiration for these pieces I found below at Style369.com, Evans.co.uk, and DorothyPerkins.com.

They feature the the wide sleeves and some even have a sash as the waist. It’s definitely not your traditional Kimono, it’s just a trend inspired by it. I’m dying over the Dorothy Perkin’s Orange kimono dress!

Are you feeling the kimono inspiration? 

Style Trend: Summer Scarves

Accessories are an essential piece to any outfit. One of my favorite accessories is the multi-use scarf. Love it in all materials! This week alone I bought 2 scarves! And as I was perusing my fave blogs, I came across a few outfit posts where they accessorized with a scarf. Yes, I know it’s summer, but you can still wear them! Just make sure to stay away from the heavy materials like 100% pure wool and cashmere. I tend to lean towards the silk, cotton, and linen. FYI…I want these!




I love thrifting scarves too! They are really inexpensive and can be used in so many different ways. Have you run out of ways to wear your favorite scarf? I found this cool article from Refinery 29 “4 New Ways to Wear a Scarf.” Click on the image for detailsl.

So, what do you think about accessorizing with a scarf this summer?


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