Spring 2016 – White Floral
A quick glance at our weather forecast next week tells us that spring is on its way (even as it threatens to snow today)… Temps will be climbing into the high 50’s so we’re hoping to break out some pretty florals to celebrate the sunny days. One designer we’ll definitely be investing in this season is Marissa Webb. With an FIT education and over a decade at J. Crew in various design roles including Head of Womenswear and Accessories Design, this Korean born and American raised designer knows how to blend elements of nature and architecture by mixing highly structured pieces with soft and feminine accents.
Spring 2016 – Blue Floral
Spring 2016 – Yellow Silk
The new Spring 2016 collection marries leather, lace, cotton and silk for a modern mash-up that looks both effortless and elegant. We love the floral prints (of course!) as well as the bright colors and sophisticated textures.
Spring 2016 – Orange Lace
Juxtaposing high fashion with everyday wearability is not new but we think Marissa takes the concept to a new level by pairing grungy plaids with feminine silhouettes and black leather jackets with long lace skirts.
Spring 2016 – Leather and Lace
We’re counting the days ’til spring and wishing you a fashionable Friday!
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Terrific Tattered Tweed Jacket
It’s already February so it’s not too soon to think about your spring and summer wardrobe… Although who knows when spring will come this year since our erratic weather has given us temperatures ranging from 10 to 55 degrees in the past week! We’re already sprucing up our outfits with some great buys on Piperlime and are absolutely loving the fresh, young vibe of Pim + Larkin (we’re not the only ones since Rachel Zoe and Olivia Palermo include some of their pieces in their Editor’s Picks.)
Fab Flower Necklace
While we’ve already worn the tattered tweed jacket a number of times (adding the flower bauble necklace as a pop of color), we’ll have to wait for warmer weather to wear this pretty peplum top…
Pretty Printed Peplum
and lace and chiffon dress.
And we can’t wait for even warmer summer days to break out this colorblock maxi dress on the beach…
paired with this
fly bee bangle!
Bee or Fly Bangle?
Don’t you just love finding new brands to brandish?! Do you have a favorite new find you’d like to share? Wishing you a fun and fashionable weekend.
Photos via Piperlime
Coveting This Closet!
It’s spring again and what better time to clean out those closets… a feat that always has its highs and lows (as in, that pair of color jeans bought last year are still in style (a high!) but you’ll have to lose that winter weight before you can zip them up again (a definite low!)) We always schedule a trip to the mall once we’re done and this year’s fabulous floral fashions are sure to make us smile (a high!) until we see the prices (a low!) Thankfully, we’ve done our homework and uncovered some fashionable finds that won’t break the bank…
You’ll have to join us on Women’s Voices for Change to read more! Happy Friday!
Photos via Freshome and Elle
Illustrated by Alan Marks
… to Frances Hodgson Burnett for penning The Secret Garden (one of our childhood favorites) which, in turn, inspired Mulberry‘s Spring 2011 collection and advertising campaign. Who wouldn’t want to be Lindsey and Nimue, captured so beautifully by Tim Walker? Each time we come across these gorgeous ads filled with fabulous fashion and florals, we can’t help but think that spring is on the way!
Singing Spring Blues
Pretty in Pink
Photos via Amazon and Pink Lemonade
What do you get when the jet stream shifts north? A warm balmy day, the likes of which we haven’t seen since last fall! The snow is melting (though the streets are still lined with “snirt” (snow-dirt)) and there’s a feeling of “brightness” in the air… Could spring be just around the corner?
Perfect Paper Cuts
Crazy for Christopher Kane
Candy Colored Sweets
Pretty Plates with Petals
Happy weekend, everyone!
Photos via Jen Stark, Style.com, Artesanal Sweets, ZGallerie, Boatman Geller and Lulu Guinness
Who could forget last fall’s images of Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring 2010 fashion show which took place in a huge barn built in the center of the Grand Palais replete with bales of hay and rustic wood beams… The models walked the runway in fabulous double-C clogs, slightly tousled, with straw stuck to their clothes and sporting smirky smiles and temporary tattoos. According to Vogue, the show “was a bumper harvest of everything that is chicly tattered, beribboned, and gloriously made about Chanel, as well as the season’s sole experience to make the anxiety and earnestness around fashion evaporate, to make it seem like fantastic fun again.”
Chanel Spring 2010
And while we think wheat ears and clogs are great barnyard looks, we thought it might be fun to pair one of Chanel’s gorgeous spring outfits from head to toe with the newest in petals and metals.
Juicy Couture - Multi Flower Barrette
Miriam Haskell - Large Beaded Flower Necklace
Valentino - Petale Purse
Alexis Bittar - Large Bee On Geranium Pin
Prada - Floral Pump
Photos from Style.com, Polyvore, Net-A-Porter, Alexis Bittar and Prada