With Valentine’s Day being less than a week away, I’ve pulled some items, all in the color pink, to help vamp up your V-day attire. While I hope no one will be wearing pink from head-to-toe, try using one of these items as a pop of color to an existing outfit.
*Dress by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (Bloomingdales.com)
There are sooo many ways this can be worn. Try it with a black blazer and black tights, a cropped cardi or belted with a boyfriend cardi, a feminine leather bomber and pumps, or just as it is with great sandals.
*Mulberry Alexa Clutch (Shopbop.com)
Definitely wear this with solid colors, no prints! You don’t want to over-do it. You want the clutch to be your stand-out piece.
*Elizabeth & James Mason Pump (Shopbop.com)
These are too cute to be covered up! Pair them with skinny jeans, a skirt or a dress. I would love them with a pair of skinny jeans, a flowy silk printed top and a neutral (cream or maybe white) blazer. Ugh, perfection!
*Tory Burch Reva Croc Ballet Flats (Shopbop.com)
Flats are easy to dress down but still be stylish in. Wear them with a flare-style jean.
*Essie in Bachelorette Bash (Beauty.com)
I’ve just gotten into Essie nail colors. I wore one of the new spring colors, Van D’Go, to Miami when I went. Loved it. I’ve been looking for Mint Candy Apple. Can’t find it anywhere!
*Beribboned Buds Cardigan (Anthropologie.com)
Try this cardi with a full mini skirt or even a pencil skirt.
*Stella McCartney Ines Bra and Briefs (Net-a-Porter.com)
I think you guys know what to do with this one (wink wink!).
Photos by Marcio Madeira
Another of my favorite designers and the last I chose to highlight, Rachel Roy, has outdone herself with her collection for Spring ’10. I love the sleekness of this collection. The design of her clothing creates a slimming effect. Yes, the models are already very slim, but they do illustrate how well the clothing compliments the female figure. With strong tailoring and draping heavy throughout, you will find an assortment of pieces from T-shirt to cocktail dresses, and separates, as well. Shades of gray and blacks were the main focus, but bright colors (although none are pictured above) were used too.
I love how she played with color in the shoes and accessories. In the second look, the pink clutch adds a pop of color to the gray suit. It looks great, not to mention, I love gray and pink together. the clothing skims the models’ curves and the skirts and dresses hit at the PERFECT length right below the knee caps.
If you’re as excited as I am about this collection, check out more pieces I didn’t post at:
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:
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!
See more looks at:
It’s a new year and a new decade. There’s no better time to sport a new look to the office than now. Remember Laurie? Here she is in ways we didn’t show before. We dressed her in BCBG Max Azria for these looks, all work-appropriate!
The first look consists of a dress, a cardigan and a waist belt. The cardigan could also be called a wrap since it’s one of those that hangs a lot lower in the front. It can also be worn a few different ways: tied loosely in the front, belted, tossed over the shoulder(s) or simply just left open. The belt was added to accentuate her waist. Without it she would have no shape and the look could appear a little sloppy.
The second look is anything but your average suit. The blazer hangs a bit lower in the front than in the back and comes together at one button. The pants are looser at the top and are more slimming as you go down the leg. Giving the appearance of a skinny pant without being too tight. Perfect for a day at the office. This suit would also look great with a blouse.
The third look brings together a ruffled blouse and a highwaisted pencil skirt. Again, the black band at the top of the skirt accentuates her waist. The simple silhouette of the skirt plays down the fullness of the top so they balance out well. A cropped black cardigan would also be great with this outfit.
While flats could be great and more comfortable for the office, heels make the legs look longer and slimmer. Laurie is wearing pumps by Jessica Simpson and they work perfectly with each of her outfits.
Everything (except the shoes) can be found ON SALE at BCBG.com.