Suno Fall 2014

Suno is mostly known for it’s bright prints splashed onto their clothing.  However, their Fall 2014 collection proved to be a bit different than the norm.  While prints were still present, they were much more demure than the usual loud and bright patterns we’re used to seeing.  This collection actually consisted of a lot of black, white and gray with some tribal prints, polka dots and structured lines running across skirts, dresses and coats.

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Suno-ites  also added some shine with metallic details.  Oversized, lace-up hooded ponchos were a staple in this collection as well as midi skirts and dresses with booties.  This was truly business casual done right with suit sets and the oxford-underneath-shorter-tops trend.  While not the norm, Suno definitely produced a solid collection!

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Peter Som Fall 2014

Just wondering, will there be ANY disappointing shows this Fashion Week?  Because so far, everything has been beautiful and I want everything from the fall collections in my closet!  Peter Som is no different.  With his use of leopard, leather and possible inspiration from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Som sent gorgeous day and night, casual and dressy looks down the runway in a perfectly flowing show (and some perfectly flowing feathers).

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The rich blue and orange hues mixed with patterns meshed just right with simple high and low boots.  The skirts flared in flirty ways, the gowns swayed with fluid ease and the coats were tailored to perfection.  However, it was the bits of animal print that tugged at my heart strings.  I am a leopard lover and I need each and every piece that featured the print!

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A Whole New World for PJ’s

I have to admit, when I first heard/saw/read about this whole “pajama” inspired style, I was totally skeptical.  There is nothing that disgraces the human race more than seeing someone walking around IN PUBLIC while still wearing their pajamas.  Honestly people, have some dignity!  Throw on some jeans!

However, I saw this trend growing quickly and realized that there was a way to make this just-rolled-out-of-bed look into a totally fashionable and acceptable ensemble.  So, I went out to H&M and purchased a pair of white and gray, vertically and slanted-striped pants with a zipper bottom.  Firstly, I was impressed by the fit – I’m 5’1″ and finding a pair of pants that don’t drag inches behind me is a rarity.  Secondly, OMG were these not the most comfortable pants in the world?  Yes, they were.  Finally, the slouchy fit wasn’t all that terrible due to the fact that the zippers at the bottom brought the pants into a skinnier fit on the bottom.  But totally not Justin Bieber and his latest obsession with M.C. Hammer harem pants.

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I chose to pair them with a longer white tee, my cute BCBG jellies and threw on a colorful necklace to add some color. It was by far the most comfortable day of work and walking around I have ever had and I will absolutely be purchasing more of this style of pants!

See some more looks below of how to pull-off this relaxed look while also staying totally trendy!

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Easter Attire

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With Easter only a little over a week away, it’s time to square away the most important aspect of the holiday – the outfit!  While it’s pretty obvious that this is the first major spring event and pastels will be involved, why not incorporate some other trends as well.  I chose florals and a neutral shoe to compliment the minty hue.  The white blazer is the perfect touch because it dresses up the outfit but still keeps things light and casual.

Do you know what you’re wearing for Easter yet?

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River Island crop top, $38 / Dorothy Perkins cream blazer / Biba skinny jeans, $84 / Bottega Veneta platform high heels / Gold bracelets and bangle / Wet Seal statement necklace

Mara Hoffman for Madewell

Even though I am currently looking out my window to see snow falling, it will not stop me from dreaming of summer days by the pool and on the beach.  So what automatically comes to mind?  Swimwear, of course!  While Madewell is much better known for it’s denim and preppy clothing, they have incorporated the designs of Mara Hoffman into their swimwear this season.  Bright prints with retro yet up-to-date cuts, there is something for every girl!  Check out some of my favorites below!

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Particularly Pleasant Printed Pumps

While our choice of footwear is usually an after-thought to the main event, our outfit, fashionistas everywhere are rethinking this age-old procedure of getting ready thanks to printed pumps.  These pumps are quickly becoming the spotlight of the entire ensemble due to the crazy prints and patterns they come in, as well as a plethora of colors.  So what about the rest of the outfit?  Keep it fairly simple or mix prints!  Just remember, next time you go to build your outfit for the day, start from the bottom up!

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Dippin Dots

There are some things that are timeless and one of these things (in fashion, at least) is polka dots!  Wear this print from winter through to summer.  Wear it on top, bottom, on your feet, splashed across a bag or scarf.  Basically, if you wear polka dots, you can’t go wrong.  It gives a girly, preppy, sophisticated pop without being too overly cutesy.  Choose small or larger dots and you can change a look!  With so many options, why would you choose any other print?  Get dotty.

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MK Goes Nautical

If there is one thing I love (not to mention one thing that never goes out of style), it’s stripes.  Thank goodness one of my favorite designers has basically centered his whole spring collection around the nautical-inspired lines.  In an abundance of bold colors like navy, green and red, Michael Kors stretches stripes over blazers, bags and dresses.  To put it very bluntly, I decided I wanted to live in the MK Spring Catalog when I got it in the mail.  See some of my favorite striped looks and items below!

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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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Allover Stripes

One trend that seems to never go out of style is the famous print of stripes.  Vertical, horizontal, or chevron print, stripes are found on tops, pants, jackets and everywhere in-between.  This print is pretty, preppy and just presents the person who wears it as put together.  It’s clean and crisp and definitely pulls together an outfit.  See some of my favorite below.

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