Urban Outfitters Spring Lookbook

Urban Outfitters Spring lookbook is a California, hipster paradise.  UO mixes lightweight daydresses, knits, button downs, tees and crop tops in pastel colors and prints from floral to polka dot.  Add in some sorbet colored skinny cropped jeans, flowy skirts and denim cut-offs paired with holographic handbags and colorful accessories and you’ve got yourself a fun spring wardrobe!  My personal favorite is the polka dot crop top and matching shorts!

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Boyfriend Jeans

One of the best things to come out of the men we date are their clothes!  All over we have seen menswear inspired looks – first the oversize men’s watch, then came the menswear tailoring of suits.  However, the most wearable (and comfortable) look that comes from the boys are their slouchy, distressed, cuffed jeans.  Pair them with some girly accessories (they look amazing with heels or booties) and not only will you be wearing the men’s pants, you’ll have all of them looking as well!  Try to find a pair that isn’t TOO baggy – you still want to show off your shape.  Here are some looks for inspiration!

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Bloomingdale’s Wishlist : Sorbet for Spring

When changing to a new season, colors are a major factor to consider.  This upcoming spring it’s all about pastel!  These light and breezy colors will be seen head to toe, even for outerwear and accessories as well.  Next time you head to your favorite store or while seeking some new items while shopping online, keep an eye out for these sorbet colors – mint, peach, lilac, baby blues and pinks.  Here are some of my favorites.

sorbet DL1961 Jeans – Toni Skinny in Napa

sorbet2 Rebecca Minkoff Satchel – Blake

sorbet3 Shoshanna Printed Dress – Tara Shift

sorbet4 kate spade new york Flats Mini Necklace, 18″

sorbet5 Rachel Roy Ballet Flats – Brigitte

sorbet6 kate spade new york Carousel Bangle Watch, 16mm

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Poppin’ Printed Pants!

There is nothing we need more during the long, cool days of fall than a little pop of fun prints!  And what better, different way to show them off than on our pants.  This fall, printed pants are all the rage and a quirky update to the same old jeans look.  My personal favorites come from Anthropologie (also a personal favorite of mine).  Anthro styles these bottoms just right by letting the pants do all the talking for the outfit, keeping the rest of look understated.

 

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Spotty Trend

Most trends come and go with each new season.  However, the animal print trend is one that has had lasting stamina through a few seasons now.  It’s a versatile print that can be dressed up or down.  My favorite is leopard.  You can wear it with jeans or a skirt and the leopard print can be worn on top, bottom, middle or as a layer.  I rummaged through my closet to find my favorite leopard clothes that I made into a few outfit ideas for you.  See below and leave comments please! 🙂

                                                         

Both shirts – Forever 21, Jeans – Target, Ring – Asos, Boots – Pac Sun, Belt – Guess?

   

Top – Mango, Skirt, Heels – Forever 21, Ring – Asos, Necklace – here

    

(wouldn’t you know! The insides of these shoes are leopard too! Right on trend 😉 )

Scarf & Jeans – Express, T-shirt, jacket, heels – Forever 21

Enjoy!

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Black & Bright!

It’s no mystery that black is a favored color when it comes to clothing.  Black goes with everything.  Black is flattering and slimming.  Black is simple and conventional, yet elegant and timeless.  But who’s to say our beloved go-to color doesn’t need a little brightening up sometimes.  One of my favorite trends to appear in the fashion world is the bright-with-black trend.  It gives an updated look to the usual black ensemble.  Below are my own outfits that showcase a little bright with black.

BLACK & CORAL

 

 

Top – Charlotte Russe, Jeans – Express, Flats – Target, Necklace – Francesca’s Collections

 

BLACK & TEAL

 

      

 

Dress – Victoria’s Secret PINK, Belt – American Eagle, Bracelet & Sandals- Forever 21, Watch – Michael Kors, Ring – vintage

 

Enjoy!

 

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Welcome to the Wild West on Wednesday!

Okay, totally unplanned title but another unforeseen was the western trend flooding fashion blogs today!  OpenSky debuted Glamour’s “neo-western” inspired collection (with photo above) that included lots of gold and turquoise jewelry pieces  and Rachel Zoe chose her “cow-girl chic” accessory picks in The Zoe Report (some seen below).

                   

(from left to right: Alushia Sanchia Toledo Ring, $140, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Berkeley Bag, $475, B Brian Atwood Pallazo Boots, $795)

Both of these blogs shared their ideas of western flair showcasing fringe, cowboy boots, turquoise and lots of denim.  Below are some outfit pieces I chose that will make your inner cowgirl come out. Although each of these alone can give fashionistas a taste of the west, I wouldn’t advise wearing them all at once!

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Enjoy!
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Prepare for the Weekend with Tory Burch

I realize it’s only Tuesday but I know I’m not alone when I say I am so ready for the weekend.  And what better way to get through the weekly struggles than to coordinate some Weekend Ensembles.  Lucky for us fashionistas, one of our most beloved designers, Tory Burch has pre-selected some coveted items from her collection specifically for weekend.  Whether you’re going casual or dressy, Ms. Burch has got you covered with fall pieces ranging from leather jackets to the popular spring-to-fall trend of colored skinny jeans.  Below are some of my favored picks.  Enjoy!

      

Ivy Super Skinny Jean – $225                      Ivy Super Skinny Jean (in Malachite) – $195

 

Amanda Riding Boot – $495                      Bryce Bow Blouse  (in Ivory Afton) – $295

      

Quinn Quilted Leather Ballet Flat  – $250         Emmy Leather Jacket – $895

      

797 Large Satchel (in Black) – $625                             Logo T Stacking Bangles – $195

See the rest of the options here – Tory Burch.com

 

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Looks Inspired by Earth Tones

To conclude the Earth Tone trend, here are some of my own outfits! Enjoy!

Casual Look – to wear for a day of shopping, running errands or walking around the city.

                                               

Shirt & Belt – Love Culture. Bracelets, Ring, Leggings, Sandals – Forever 21

Date Night – to wear, you guessed it – on a date night out with that special someone or a night on the town with the girls

          

Cami & Necklace – Forever 21, Cardigan & Jeans – Express, Wedges – I forget, sorry!

Casual Look for Cooler Weather – for autumn activities pumpkin and/or apple picking.

                     

Scarf – H&M, Sweater – AnthropologieJeans – ExpressWatch – Michael Kors, Flats – Target

Comments welcome!

 

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