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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Purples, Plums, Violets and Lilacs...

Whenever I want to wear color in the spring I find myself always reaching for purple. Purple is one of those colors where nearly every shade is wearable; rich plums and violets look rich and romantic while lavenders and lilacs look sweet and feminine. So here are some of my favorite purples this season.

Anna de Rijk & Sara Blomqvist by Jean-Fran├žois Campos for L’Express Styles

Anais Pouliot for Vogue Nippon February 2011 by Daniel Jackson

Missy Rayder by Santiago Esteban for Elle Spain February 2011

Dior Spring 2011 Ad Campaign

Tanya Dziahileva by Koray Birand for Beymen Spring 2011 Campaign
Left: Versace Pleated Cotton Stretch Dress
Right: Delias Nadine Eyelet Dusty Violet Dress

D&G Lilac Floral Print Romantic Silk Dress

Isabel Marant Spring 2011 RTW 

Dannijo Ora Necklace

Issa Spring 2011 RTW Runway Emily Smith

Love the Green Jewelry against rich purple. Debra Messing- Instyle May 2010

Sasha Luss by Zhang Jingna for Elle Singapore December 2010

Megan Fox in Donna Karan at the Transformers 2 premiere- I love this color on her
The styling in these purple looks are incredible, from simple lines of gowns, to sweet and more detailed cuts for florals and eyelets. I love how even a dark shade of dark purple make you look colorful, and how purple doesn't require so many accessories.
Have a lovely spring day everyone

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Girl in Bloom: Floral Prints and Dresses

It just wouldn't be spring without floral prints and patterns~ wearing floral makes you look like a girl in bloom. Once again D&G has really outdone themselves with their incredible and extensive selection of floral, long and short. But there are many other floral offerings .. here are the some of my favorites + 5 floral dresses under $150!
D&G Spring 2011 Campaign
Blooms in a teacup

Natalia Shueroff by Gustavo Marx for Essenciale Spring 2011 Campaign 

Tiiu Kuik by Anne Menke for Marie Claire France February 2011

Anthropologie Catalog cover from last year- I just adore the floral wrap and lipcolor

Tiiu Kuik by Anne Menke for Marie Claire France February 2011

Lily Donaldson by Camilla Akrans for Monsoon Spring 2011 Campaign 
D&G Spring Runway, I love the length, and the wrapped shoes.

Sandra by Tamer Yilmaz for Elle Turkey March 2011

J.Crew Spring Lily Astin Liberty of London Dress

Tiiu Kuik by Anne Menke for Marie Claire France February 2011

Chanel Iman by David Vasiljevic for Elle UK February 2011

 Devon Aoki by Carter Smith for Elle US February 2011
 
Escada Spring 2011 Campaign  Isabeli Fontana by Peter Lindbergh 
  Lastly, here are 5 Fab Floral Dresses Under $150
1. Top Shop Cupped Floral Dress by Wal G - $78
2. Asos Warehouse Silk Blossom Print Ruffle Dress - $116.50
3. American Eagle Floral Sundress - $44
4. Donna Morgan Strapless Floral Print Chiffon Dress - $150
5. Anthropologie Wisteria Halter Dress - $148
6. Top Shop Floral Tie Back Dress by Wal G - $78

Have a lovely day everyone

Friday, March 18, 2011

And It Was All Yellow..

There really is no color quite like yellow. Wearing yellow is like saying to the world, "Today, I am happy." And since today is making out to be a sunny, happy day from where I sit, here are some lovely sunny yellow pieces that are sure to make your day a little happier!
Missy Rayder by Santiago Esteban for Elle Spain February 2011
J.Crew March Catalog- Gorgeous carefree feminine hair blouse and shoes
Marc Jacobs Silk Crepe de Chine Top
Paul and Joe Spring 2011 RTW
Lela Rose Wrap Effect Silk and Tulle Dress
 
L'Wren Scott Spring 2011 RTW 
Nina Ricci Spring 2011 RTW
 
Eva Mendes in a gorgeous yellow gown at the premiere of The Spirit
Marc Jacobs Cotton Voile Floral Print Dress
Gorgeous Retro feminine styling - J.Crew February Catalog
Jason Wu Spring 2011 RTW
Arizona Muse in D&G  Dazed & Confused March 2011
 
Giambattista Valli Spring 201 RTW 
 
Christian Dior Spring 2011 RTW 
Victoire Mac-Dauxerre by Benny Horne for Wonderland
 
Victoire Mac-Dauxerre in D&G by Benny Horne for Wonderland
Have a sunny lovely day everyone!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fab Editorial: Simple Dresses - Bianca Balti for Blanco

The Spring 2011 Campaign for Blanco featuring Bianca Balti proves that even the simplest dress can look incredible with proper styling. I love the use of colorful hoop and chandelier earrings, bracelets, bangles, and belts, and of course Bianca's gorgeous waves.
 The reason these looks are so gorgeous despite their simple cuts is because they are all fitted properly. Make sure when you buy any dress, cheap or expensive that it fits you properly. Look at yourself from every angle and make sure you like what you see. If it doesn't fit properly, take it to a tailor for alterations: it hardly costs anything and your dress will fit you like a glove. :)
Have a lovely day everyone!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sundress Eye Candy: Pushing Daisies

For many ladies Carrie Bradshaw is their tv style icon, but for this girl I much rather prefer the gorgeous sundresses of Pushing Daisies- a witty, storybook like show that used to be on abc (never fear it's on netflix instant watch). Few other things give me more pleasure than wearing a sundress on a spring or summer day. There's a happiness you feel when you wear a sundress and a confidence that only dressing like a cupcake can give you. ;)  Here are some inspiring sundresses to get you in the mood for Spring!
Pull out those Sundresses- only 7 days left until the first day of Spring!
Have a lovely day everyone!