Trend Alert: Off the Shoulder

Celebrate the warm season by baring a bit of skin.  What better way to do that than to embrace the latest spring trend: off the shoulder?  This style first made its appearance last year, and now a year later, the look has exploded and it’s everywhere.  I am not sure that the off the shoulder look is for me, but that doesn’t mean I’m not curious.  I have decided to dedicate today’s style guide to the latest craze to see what all of the fuss is about.  One of the things about an off the shoulder outfit is that it’s a bit sexy, but if done right, it can be easy going.  You can wear one anywhere, including the work place.  I know what you’re thinking.  Isn’t this top too suggestive for work?  As long as you cover up your bare shoulders with a blazer, it’ll be appropriate for any occasion.  Personally, I am loving an off the shoulder dress for the weekend.  It has a very bohemian look that I can get behind.  This leads me to a very helpful tip for you.  To me, this trend looks best in a looser silhouette. If you want to a different vibe, make sure you stick to form fitting options for evenings out.  The more I researched this style, the more I loved it.  I highly suggest you check it out.  If you need more inspiration, these three outfits should point you in the right direction.  What do you think?  Will you be trying out this trend for spring?

 

 

Trend Alert: Off the Shoulder

1. Mango – Off Shoulder Top | 2. Kate Spade New York – Crossbody | 3. Banana Republic – Paper Bag Cropped Pants | 4. H&M – Texured Jacket | 5. Nine West – Rollover Heels

 

Trend Alert: Off the Shoulder

1. Loren Hope – Alex Petite Necklace | 2. J.Crew – Glitter Envelope Clutch | 3. Mango – Off the Shoulder Dress | 4. Loren Hope – Sarra Cuff | 5. Asos – Ruffle Heels

 

Trend Alert: Off the Shoulder

1. House of Harlow – Maricopa Coin Studs | 2. Zara – City Bag | 3. Zara – Off the Shoulder Dress | 4. Jules Smith – Cuff | 5. Louise et Cie – Genna Sandal

 

Spring Shoe Trends: Pointed Flats

I’m sure that there is more than one woman out there that admits to owning one too many pairs of shoes.  We all have our favorite styles, which is why I have a dozen booties.  One style I am seriously lacking at the moment is flats. You may not know this about me, but I have very long and narrow feet.  It can be hard for me to break in flats but, once I find ones that I love, I wear them to their breaking point.  Unfortunately at the moment, all of my favorites are too stretched out to wear and I am in the annoying situation of having to find new ones.  That brings us to today’s post.  Spring is the time to take those flats out of storage.  There is a plethora of fabulous designs that come in many different colors and patterns.  Flats are no longer your high heels’ sad little sister; these spring flats are on point and hold their own next to your sexiest pump.  I, for one, love the pointed style because they are sophisticated, chic, and comfy.  With these shoes you do not need heels to dress up an outfit.  Wear them with a flirty dress, skinny jeans, or a midi skirt.  The different outfit options are endless and I cannot wait to wear them all spring and summer long.  I rounded up my ten favorites and I can’t wait to hear from you which ones I should get.

Spring Shoe Trend: Pointed Flats

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Vince Camuto | Charles & Keith 

J.Crew | Asos 

Nine West | J.Crew Factory 

Halogen | Sole Society

 Everlane | Ann Taylor

 

 

 

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Spring Shopping Wish List

Is it just me or does anyone else feel happier these days?  It cannot be a coincidence that my mood has changed now that it’s become warmer outside.  With winter on its way out, it’s time to do a bit of spring-cleaning.  By that, I mean throwing out what you don’t like in your closet and replacing them with all new things.  Have you started shopping the spring collections yet?  I have begun my research and, I’ve got to say, there are a lot of things out there that I want.  In fact, it is a bit overwhelming.  In the beginning of every season, I start things off by making a mood board of things that I want to purchase.  This is the best way to keep yourself organized and have a plan on what to shop for.  This will really help keep you from impulse shopping.  Now, I am totally guilty of this, but you want to add things that will complement your wardrobe and that are true to your personal style.  Your clothes tell a story, so a way to elevate your style is to make sure that there is cohesion in your wardrobe.  A mood board helps with this because you can really see what colors and silhouettes will work with each other.  Without further ado, today I am sharing with you my spring shopping wish list. There is an abundant amount of flowy dresses, patterned skirts and pants, heeled sandals, and lightweight jackets, all of which comes in soft hues and refreshing patterns.  My love for stripes and floral prints hasn’t changed.  In addition, I am obsessed with neutral and pastel colors.  I was able to make a nice selection that I think covers the bases. I can’t wait to hear what you think and if it will inspire your spring shopping!

 

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IN THIS POST:

1. Cupcakes and Cashmere – Sid Faux Leather Jacket | 2. Joie – Kidmore Sneakers | 3.  J.Crew – Crewneck Sweater | 4. Club Monaco – Jouiette Printed Skirt | 5. Gigi New York – Claire Clutch | 6. Ann Taylor – Sheath Dress | 7. BaubleBar – Mosaic Collar | 8. Kate Spade – Lorelle Sunglasses | 9. Zara – Mid-Length Dress | 10. Banana Republic – Brushstroke Crepe Top | 11. Hinge – Drea Peep Toe Sandal

 

 

 

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Currently Coveting: Sleeveless Jacket

On one of my recent shopping excursions, I found a fabulous sleeveless jacket at Anthropologie. I have been aware of this trend for quite some time now but never really investigated it before until now. After purchasing my first ever sleeveless jacket, I can tell you that they aren’t as pointless as I thought they were. I mean, think about it. Why would you buy a jacket without sleeves? Isn’t it just a fancy vest? Maybe I was waiting to find the right one but now I feel as if my eyes have been opened to the styling possibilities of the sleeveless jacket. If you are looking for something to spice up your wardrobe, this is it. It can be worn over a skirt, jeans, or a dress, and it really brings a sleek fashionable element to your outfit. Experiment with the style by wearing different textures underneath and belting it for some structure. I think this is the perfect buy for spring because we’ll still be layering but it’s a lighter option for the warmer months. I really think this is a trend you should play around with for spring, and the following are some fabulous options to get you started.

 

Currently Coveting: Sleeveless Jacket  
 
Currently Coveting: Sleeveless Jacket  
 
Currently Coveting: Sleeveless Jacket

 

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ANTHROPOLOGIE

SHEIN | ZARA | TOPSHOP

MISS SELFRIDGE | MANGO | TOPSHOP

 

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It Bag For Spring: Zara’s City Bag

If you’re going to carry one bag this spring, make it Zara’s City Bag. This is Zara’s signature bag and every season it is re-designed to be better than ever. There are three different styles to choose from and I really can’t decide which color to get. Maybe I should just get all three? My favorite element of these designs is the two-toned color. You can carry one in nude and white, navy and white, and a light to dark pink variation. Since I primarily wear white, navy, and nude, these bags will go with my wardrobe seamlessly. Other than their color, the size is also why I’m drawn to it. I always tend to carry less with me when it’s warmer because I don’t need as many accessories like hats and gloves. I have only just scraped the surface of the fashions being offered for spring, but I do know that this is what I will be carrying around this season. It is sophisticated, polished, and practical; all things that I look for when choosing my spring bag. Wear it with white jeans, a shift dress, or shorts. It’s very versatile and you’ll get a lot of use out of it. So what do you think? Is this the bag of your dreams, because it sure is mine!

 

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