Friday Serenity

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OPI – Big Apple Red // Tom Ford Black Orchid // Ray Ban Aviators // Michael Kors Watch

As the weekend approaches, everyone breathes a sigh of relief.  The weekend means time to unwind, relax and bask in the feeling of peace.

Above are some of my daily must-haves.  Loving this book about Diana Vreeland.

With that I’ll leave you with a quote by Ms. Empress of Fashion herself : “There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.”

Happy Weekend everyone!

Wednesday Wishlist : Tropical Wishes

I feel like I’m not alone in dreaming of being on a warm vacation by the beach. Ahhhh…sigh.  I chose some florals, some vibrant hues and breezy pieces.  (And isn’t that Mara Hoffman one-piece to die for?) Now close your eyes, picture yourself wearing these, sipping on a umbrella-clad drink and tanning your super-pale self (c’mon, I know I’m not alone with that one).  Don’t forget the fabulous warm weather choices for a night out too!  Tropical Wishes

My New Babies!

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Just wanted to share my new addition to my shades collection.  These leopard, cat-eye Stella McCartney sunglasses are just as fab on as they are in their case.  I literally want to wear them everywhere – including indoors as I enjoy the rest of my relaxing weekend.

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So, you know that one item that can instantly change an outfit?  It can take you from “meh” to “oh, look at her!”  It totally transforms a look and adds immediate sass and personality.  You’re probably thinking of a gorgeous statement necklace, a pair of red-hot heels or a luxurious bag.  But, I bet you weren’t thinking about a pair of sunglasses – leopard sunglasses, in fact.  If you weren’t thinking about them before you will now!  Just picture it : leopard (in appropriate amounts) = fierceness.  And sunnies give that factor of mystery and Hollywood all in one.  Add all of that up and you have an outfit-maker, my friend!  Just make sure you hold your head high when you strut your stuff with these adorning your face.  Better be sure to also open your eyes while that head is held high to make sure there IS sun out.  Nothing is more strange and “ugh, honestly the sunglasses at night thing is so over” than wearing sunnies sans the actual sun.

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Here are some of my favorite pairs of leopard sunglasses!

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L-R: Elizabeth & James, Sheriff & Cherry, Illesteva

SugarLips Spring/Summer Lookbook

LA-based brand, Sugarlips truly captures the Spring and Summer seasons on the West Coast with their new lookbook.  With flow-y dresses and tops, peplum and lace in black & white, neutrals and brights such as coral and red, Sugarlips provides the perfect pieces for a day of walking around town or for a swanky night out.  The best part about this brand is that it features fashion bloggers that get to style the looks any way they want.  Take a look at a few of the shots from their lookbook and see the all the looks here!

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always FASHIONABLY kate

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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always FASHIONABLY kate

Tory Burch Resort 2013

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Tory Burch’s new Resort 2013 collection makes me want to book a vacation somewhere, ANYWHERE – just as long as I can purchase all of these amazing looks to wear.  With an overall preppy, laid-back feel, this collection has you covered from brunch in the morning to poolside all day followed by a romantic dinner at night.  Lots of navy, seafoam green and purple adorn printed day dresses, printed pants and tunics.  Don’t forget a great pair of wedges and a straw bag and you are ready for a fabulous getaway.

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always FASHIONABLY kate

Buying Guide : Fall ’12 Trends

With the cooler weather really setting in and the first official day of fall this weekend, it’s really about time we hit the stores (or websites, however you may shop) and find the latest and greatest trends for Fall 2012.  I would like to provide all you fashionistas with the latest, chicest choices for your closet this season.  Below are clothing and accessories broken down into their selective trends so that you can pick the ones that appeal most to your style.  Enjoy!

Equestrian Militant – No, not for a day on the back of a horse but a sophisticated and clean look for the super simple, basics-are-my-life fashionista.

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Rich Glamour – If you plan on walking into the offices of Vogue anytime soon, I suggest following this trend which includes a super rich-color palette with bold accessories that pop.  This look is for someone who is NOT trying to blend in.
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Embellished Brocade – Over the top?  That doesn’t even begin to explain this look.  Think eccentric Lady Gaga meets elegant Beyonce.   The brocade pattern is nothing new but it’s making a big statement this season by adding embellishment and shine to every piece of clothing and every accessory item it graces.
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Rachel Zoe NYFW Spring 2013 Collection

                                                 

While I will wait to do a full write-up on all of the fashion shows of New York Fashion Week for Spring 2013, I needed to post about Rachel Zoe’s collection after seeing it today.  All I have to say is it was “totally maj” and she is a born designer!  The 70’s vibe – the flowy pieces, sequins, big floppy hats, cat-eye sunnies and just every perfect piece of her collection made it seem as if Zoe herself was walking down the runway.

                                                 

The muted pastel colors and black & whites displayed on everything from maxi dresses, minis, suit separates, shorts and jumpsuits gave off a relaxed, fun L.A. feel that will no doubt be seen EVERYWHERE this spring.  I need every piece of the collection ASAP, especially that animal print tuxedo jacket and pant set!  So “amaze” and seriously, how adorable was Rachel when she came out at the end of the show with her new bangs ‘do and glowy overall appearance!  “I died.” Love her!

                                                 

 

This Week’s Absolute Must’s!

Here is a round-up of the things I think all you fashionable ladies need to take notice of this week! Enjoy!

 

Anthropologie’s amaze new boots for this fall/winter – including these Openwork Laurel Boots ($278)

Marni’s Winter 2012 Edition Sunglasses – in some zany colors and shapes!

 

All of the NYFW coverage on The Cut blog – my favorite place to check out all the latest runway shows!

 (from BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 show)

 

always FASHIONABLY kate