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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Needle and Thread

Hello lovely,

Let me introduce you to the ultra feminine creations of Needle & Thread by British designer Hannah Coffin.

Hannah began her career at the wee age of 12 and continued to sew

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throughout her teenage years. This naturally lead her to study fashion and textiles at London’s Ravensbourne.

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After graduating she joined on as junior designer at Karen Miller for 3 years. Then she became a prints and woven designer with All Saints. And this is where she honed her skills in womens wear.

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In 2012 she left All Saints to establish her own company after she spent months researching and planning her own business.

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Needle & Thread was born in April of 2013 which specializes in special occassion dresses, such as bridal and prom, as well as seperates with attention to details.

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Why I love this brand…. I think anyone who knows me realizes that I love feminine clothing with details. And Ms. Coffin certainly exceeds my needs. Her designs are wearable yet a work of art in lace and chiffon, and layered in love by embroidery, ruffles and tiers. What’s not to love?

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I am looking forward to more beautiful designs by Needle & Thread.

All photos were found and are owned by Needle & Thread

 

 

 

Wild, Wild West

Hello dolls & gents!

Today’s post is all about the exciting western style resort collection for Dior. Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, former designer for Valentino, brought a much earthier feel to this collection.

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Ms. Chiuri was inspired by primitive wall paintings found in the Lascaux cave. She discovered that  Christian Dior had also been fascinated by the cave and had collected prints inspired by the paintings.

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The resort collection consisted of midi dresses and skirts,  dusters, corseted bodices, and  western hats.

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The collection carried a bohemian vibe with fringed skirts. Accessories were used sparingly but deliberately via chokers, dainty beaded necklaces, and colorful bracelets.

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An A line silhouette appeared on dresses with square necklines. Embroidery was used cleverly, as well as sequins, on skirts which depicted animals.

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Waists were well defined and skirts were long and flowing.  Hair was tossled giving models a natural look.

What I love about this collection is the use of color.  Earth tones were prevalent in rust, tan,  and cream. I can almost feel the dessert and mountains.

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I am most curious how this look will trickle down to the mass market.  Be on the lookout for western wear in the upcoming months.

Like this collection? Leave a comment below.

Photo sources:  US Vogue and Pinterest.

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