Spring ’10: Tracy Reese

From On January 27, 2010

Photos by Marcio Madeira

Photos by Marcio Madeira

This may be my absolute favorite collection I’ve seen thus far. Tracy Reese’s Spring ’10 collection is something I could see myself in. The color story of tangerine orange, cerulean blue and lemon yellow, with hints of black go great together. Romney Leader writes on Style.com that Reese really wanted to make this new collection more versatile. She didn’t want to make it about dresses only, but separates that you can wear in different ways with other pieces. Mission accomplished! While I still want the dresses, I want everything else too! If I had to narrow down my favorite it would be look 1 and 5. Then looks 2 and 4. Definitely hard decisions. Oh, and those shoes!!

So expect to see girly but sporty clothing from her this coming spring.

Check out her other looks here:

A Chic Combination

From On January 24, 2010

I don’t know what it is about this photo that keeps me captivated, but I can’t get enough of it! I tore the page out of the latest Anthroplogie catalog and I now have it taped to my wall. Is it her trendy bob with bangs hairstyle? The crisp white boyfried blazer? The ruffles? The pink, green and white? Or is it a combination of all of the above? I have no intentions of purchasing this outfit, but I love it on the model.

Maybe it’s the unconventional way it’s been put together. I wouldn’t have thought to pair a top with ruffles with a skirt with ruffles. A patterned skirt with ruffles, at that. Normally I try to minimize the use of ruffles. Meaning, if I have a top with ruffles I’ll find a skirt with a simple silhouette, for example. You never want to overdo it. Nonetheless, I love the look and hope you guys do too!

Get it on Anthropologe.com!

White Tie Blazer, $118
Winding Road Tank, $48 (Available in multiple colors)
Landing Field Skirt, $118

Spring ’10: BCBG Max Azria RUNWAY

From On January 21, 2010

Photos by Marcio Madeira

Photos by Marcio Madeira

Of course I had to post pieces from the new and upcoming BCBG Max Azria Runway collection. There was an abundance of dresses. Minis, mids and maxis in coral, black, white, lime, purple, blue or a variety of all those colors were adorable. A lot of draping was used, as well as, bandaging. They also incorporated a new spin on the T-shirt dress. Sheer fabrics, ruched silk, and draped jersey used in unconventional ways made the collection fresh.

We’re loving the maxi dress!

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Brand vs. Retailer

From On January 18, 2010

Brand vs RetailerI was recently browsing Shopbop.com (what a surprise) and found these ridiculously crazy booties. The heel is like 5+ inches with a 1.5 inch platform. I was in awe until i saw the $298 price. So I added them to my wishlist, but had no intentions of buying them. At least not right away. I rarely rarely rarely shop at Bebe, but receive their coupons by mail. On one of the models in the pamphlet was the booties! I was so confused because on Shopbop.com they were by Dolce Vita, but here they were being sold at Bebe for $189.

So the question is: would you rather have the name brand or the retailer shoe? Besides the differences in costs, they’re the same shoe. Here I am thinking Dolce Vita designs all of their shoes. Not sure if the Dolce Vita buyers were aware that the shoe they had ordered would be sold in a chain of retail stores for more than $100 less. Bad for Dolce Vita, great for Bebe. Oh, and Bebe has them in white, as well. Shopbop.com only carries them in black.

Which would you choose?

Spring ’10: Rebecca Taylor

From On January 16, 2010

Photos by Marcio Madeira

Photos by Marcio Madeira

As you probably know, the spring season is slooowly approaching. In stores, on the other hand, it is just about here! Mostly every store I’ve been in over the past couple of weeks has been either full of sale merchandise or very empty. Everyone is patiently awaiting the new spring collections. But until they arrive I’ve managed to find pictures of a few collections from some of my favorite designers.

Keep an eye out for Rebecca Taylor’s Spring ‘10 collection! It’s full of florals, leopard prints, stripes, metallics, polka dots and ruffles. She puts a large emphasis on the shoulders, waist and legs. Legs, standing on sky-high bright floral platforms. She also added floral satchels, envelope clutches and hobos for Spring. My favorite looks out of the six pictured are the first and fourth. I love them! Mixing prints can be tricky, but she has managed to make it look all too easy.

See more from her Spring ‘10 collection at:

Stay tuned for looks from BCBG Max Azria RUNWAY, Tracy Reese and Rachel Roy!