Dior’s Ready to Wear Collection for Spring

Hello gorgeous!!

I was browsing the internet when I came across the Spring ready to wear collection by Dior. It completely took me by surprise! This collection is 70’s inspired and geared more towards the millenniums, but I found some great takeaways for all ages. Are you ready?! Let’s get started.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri’s  collection for Dior was inspired by all of the female artists who were never truly recognized for their brilliance. The quote ” Why are there no great women artists?” on the striped boatneck top above is in reference to just that. Worn with wide legged jeans, this is a classic look.

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Overalls get a new look in leather. A striped long sleeve shirt and beret gives it a French vibe. Loving this look.

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Polka dots on sheer fabrics. What is not to love about this look? Ok… other than the fact that the length is pretty short.  Imagine a colorful cami beneath this, black skinny jeans and your favorite pair of booties.  Perfect for a casual weekend.

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A graphic sweater?! YES!! This whole outfit is my personal favorite. Everything here is wearable. I love the idea of layering (and I do it often). Shorts+ Blouse+ Sweater= Fabulous style!

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The silhouette above is so sensual. If you’ve ever tried a pencil skirt, you know what I am talking about. For a grown up look, I would wear this skirt with a cropped cardigan. Perhaps one with some embroidery, pearls, or some other embellishment.

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Another look at a graphic sweater. I like Godzilla movies and would love to get my hands on this sweater. Hello, Forever 21, do you hear me?!

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I am a texture freak. I have been since I was a kid. And I love the mixture of this delicate fabric toughened up with the leather jacket. From girlie to edgy!

Which of these looks speak to you? How would you wear them? Please leave a comment below with your own style ideas.

Photo sources: Vogue.com and Pinterest

 

 

 

 

Lauren Conrad’s Spring Line

Hello friends!

Have you started shopping your spring wish list yet!?  I like to add a couple of spring pieces to my  wardrobe to keep things fresh.

Currently on my radar is the pretty Spring  collection by Lauren Conrad. This season Lauren featured easy to wear mix and match pieces in spring’s gentle pastels…peachy pink, sky blue and buttercup yellow.

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Fabrics flowed freely in both mini floral prints as well as neutral knits.

Gently distressed skinny jeans pair well with soft cotton, striped tees embellished with a lace hem and long knit cardigans. (So happy to see the long cardi continue to be a wardrobe staple.)

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Short floral dresses with movement in soft, breathable fabrics can be worn with dressy heels or with flats for a casual look.

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I love this collection because of it’s every day pieces that I can mix and match with what I already own.

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You can find all these great pieces at Kohls

What do you think of Lauren’s latest collection? Love it or hate it. Leave your comment below.

Photo source: Lauren Conrad, Pinterest

Favorite Things

 IHello Darlings!!

Hope everyone is well this spring. We are in the midst of rain showers here in Pittsburgh. But that’s ok because April showers bring May flowers.

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Today I thought it would be fun to share some things I find interesting with you.

I have been wanting an embroidered blouse but it had to be just so. I wanted something that fit my personality. And I found it recently at Marshalls.

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This shirt is so soft & lightweight. It’s made of 100% rayon and will be perfect to wear from spring and into summer. I plan to pair  it with shorts, capris or jeans. I could even see it worn over a turtleneck sweater in the fall.

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I adore the blue skies of spring, don’t you? You can bring it inside by way of accessories like this sweet pillow which was found on Pinterest.

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I love a good DIY. And pearls! A girl can never go wrong with pearls. I love this updated version of the decorated initial. I haven’t purchased the items to make one, but I am already making a list to take with me to the craft store. Are you making anything for spring?!

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Speaking of initials, I have been  looking at this set in etsy for a while and finally treated myself to some new jewelry. I love statement pieces, but I have been collecting some simpler necklaces lately. Mostly because I don’t dress up every day and I love throwing on a delicate piece with my tees and jeans. I chose a pink druzy stone instead of the blue. If you love this item it can be purchased from Irina’s Gems and Stamps shop

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I work in an office now and I needed a few things to personalize it. So… a faux succulent was a good choice. I don’t have to water it! And my niece, whom I adore, found me this sweet cup. I have wanted an eyelash cup for a while and this one is perfect because the other side says “Slay girl slay”. I thought it was a neat way to stay positive on those not so fun days.

This concludes my list of favorite things. What about you? Is there anything you have been dreaming of and finally treated yourself? Do share by posting in my comments section. I look forward to hearing from you!

Love,

Debra

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Photo sources: Pinterest , etsy, and Princess Sassy Pants and Company.

Bohemian Woman

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Hello gorgeous!

Recently someone mentioned on an online thrifting group I moderate, Thrifting, that they can’t  pull off the Bohemian look. I think we can all identify with that feeling regarding one style or another. So I want to share some “stylespiration” with you. Are you ready?! Let’s go!!

The bohemian woman woman is a free spirit. She is an explorer. She is creative. She is a peacekeeper. So her clothing must speak this.

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Because she is so colorful, she chooses vibrant clothing. Sometimes she does this via fabrics or prints.

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Lightweight, free flowing fabrics flutter about her gracing her silhouette.

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She uses strategically placed accessories to complete her look.

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Fringe, lace, leather, beads, tassles, embroidery. All these she calls her friends.

 

As you can see, there are many ways you can add this look to your wardrobe.  Think texture. c0acec84a01ca15ba6b4454cfdbc7db0Pair your shorts or jeans with a tee shirt and a cropped or long length coat with boots to gain a boho vibe. Toss on a long or chunky statement necklace, dangly earrings and some rings to complete your ensemble.  Below is an example of how I would create a bohemian summer look.

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Or modify this look with a floaty maxi dress, beaded sandals, and a natural stone jewelry.

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The Bohemian woman breathes easy. She is confident. She is fearless. She is in each of us.

Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side?

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Photo source: Pinterest and Polyvore

Lovely Temperly

Happy Spring dolls!!

I am so happy it is finally here even though my area is expecting snow again. Lol! What can you do? In the meantime we can always cozy up in these last few weeks of unpredictable weather and dream of these lovely resort wear frocks by Temperly London.

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Interesting prints were seen on both dresses and seperates. The openwork on this dress is so pretty and strappy sandals mimic the bodice.

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A sweetheart neckline and three quarter length sleeves add drama to this form fitting column dress.

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Intricate embroidery  on these pale satin and sheer dresses look like garden flowers emerging from their slumber.

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These gorgeous pieces remind me of the sunset going down over the ocean. Stunning!

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An iridescent shimmering gown with slit skirt and billowy cuffed sleeves fit for a modern mermaid.

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The use of texture and details on the skirt and dress keep these simple silhouettes interesting. Love the sweet lace collar on the dress which resembles a Chinese cheongsam.

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Should one need a formal gown for dinner and dancing, these silky gowns add just the right touch of glamour.

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And for an edgy vibe, because Alice Temperly never strays from her bohemian roots, an embroidered leather jacket over a maxi dress.

Ms. Temperley’s design ethetics for her resort wear collection were inspired by alchemy, mineralogy, botony, astronomy and divinity.

With such a beautiful collection, it’s hard to choose a favorite. To see more of the beautiful collection, please visit Temperley London.

Photo source: Pinterest.

Gingham Trend

Hello beautiful!

I hope the sun is shining where you live. It’s kissing my shoulder as I write this.

I have always loved gingham. My mom used to sew clothes for me and my sister when we were little girls and it was always a treat to go to the fabric store and look ( and touch!!) all the different materials. I remember admiring the pink and white gingham ( I have always been a girly girl) and hoping mom would make a Sunday dress for me.

So it should come as no surprise that I am excited for about this trend. But honestly, gingham a trend? I don’t think so. It’s always a sign of spring… of rebirth & fresh air, tiny little sprouts popping up out of the earth after a long winter’s nap. Don’t you think?

Gingham will forever be spring time. I get inspiration from so many places when it comes to wearing colors and trends. Here are a few of my favorites from the internet and Pinterest.

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I love the cut of this gorgeous dress above reminiscent of a bygone era. Although it is form fitting , the gingham print keeps it from being overly sexy. This would be pretty to wear to a spring wedding paired with some kitten heels.

On the runway Sonia Rykiel showed this short skater style skirt for Spring 2018. I would wear this with a red tee and matching Keds to hang out with friends.

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One of my favorite ways to wear gingham is in the form of a great pair of shorts. Look how Lana Del Ray jazzed up her gingham shorts here with an long blazer. So fun!

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I also get inspiration from bloggers like this beauty, Elsie, from Polished Whimsy. This color combination is stunning! And the mix of textures and prints is so now. Elsie is just full of wonderful style ideas that you can wear to work. Check out more of her style here: Polished Whimsy

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Still afraid to try gingham? This trend need not be out of your price range. I found this sweet gingham romper by Forever 21.

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What do you think of this trend?  Please share in the comments section below how you would wear this trend.

Photo sources: Pinterest, Forever 21 and Polished Whimsy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words to live by

Hey dolls,

I am encourager by nature. I am also an optimist. In a word, I am an eternal “cheerleader”. But if I am honest sometimes even a cheerleader needs something or someone to lift her spirits. I hope you find inspiration in these quotes I found on Pinterest.

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The photos above are from Pinterest with the exception of Princess Sassy Pants which is copyrighted and owned exclusively by PSP & Company and Jane Lee Logan. You can see more of her inspiring works of art here Princess Sassy Pants

 

Blessings darlings!

Debra