Cool Shades

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Matching shades with my sunshine shirt!  Window pane jacket and a shaded sun.  Thought it made sense together on an extremely sunny day.

(Jacket from Urban Outfitters, Archive leather leggings, Brandy Melville button up, Zara heels, Ray-Ban sunglasses)

 

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Saturday Inspiration: Coco Mademoiselle

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I’ve always imagined a badass black leather biker outfit for myself (if I were ever to bike) but this nude suede is convincing me otherwise. Biking has never looked so chic!

Flash

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(Junk Food shirts, American Apparel skirt, ASOS belt, Prabal Gurung for Target shoes)

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Spring Trench

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I’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up so I can finally wear my white lace shorts.  I suppose I can wear it when it’s cold out but it won’t generate that happy anticipatory mood I get when the weather is more pleasing.  I’ll just be cold and miserable, wondering why the heck I wore super short lace shorts on a gloomy gloomy winter day.

In my mind, the trench coat goes hand in hand with spring because it’s such a transitory coat.  It’s long and covers enough to battle the breezes but light enough that I won’t be sweating under the few hours of strong sunshine.  It’s still February and there are still breezes of cold air so the trench was the perfect cover up.

The wedge sandals I’m wearing are another piece from the Prabal Gurung for Target collaboration.  There was the black and white color block and an all red.  I opted for the black and white since it’s such a strong color combination trend and my two favorite colors to wear separate and alone.

(Banana Republic trenchcoat, Banana Republic blouse, Zara shorts, Prabal Gurung for Target sandals)

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Lime Infusion

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A few of the items I picked up from the Prabal Gurung for Target collaboration.  I fell in love with the lime floral print sleeveless top because it reminds me of spring.  I rarely veer towards bright florals but the mesh detailing and the black collars really toned it down in a way I love.  It was a perfect top for an all black canvas.

P.S.  Those heels are actually a more lime green but turned out yellow in the photos.  😦

(Prabal Gurung for Target top, Prabal Gurung for Target sandals, ASOS leather skirt)

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Saturday Inspiration: NYFW Fall 2013

 Beanies and Caps:

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Hoodies:

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Turtlenecks:

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Boxy jackets and sweaters:

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Fur trimmed coats:

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Capes:

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Extra long coats:

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Belted / Harnessed dresses:

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NYFW was filled with such beautiful runways that it was really hard to pick out my favorites.  I managed to narrow it down to my favorite trends from the fall 2013 runway but these are still just a small portion of what they had to offer.  Fall 2013 was filled with such masterful layering.  Coats with boxy jackets layered over, long fur vests layered over coats, slivers of interesting fabrics layered under boxy sweaters that were layered under gorgeous jackets, and vest layering.  Leather leggings and thigh high boots were also seen strewn over the runways.  There were some interesting renditions of open-toed over the knee boots that would be really hard to pull off in real life but were amazing in the show.  Opera gloves were also spotted in many of the runways.  And some weird fur renditions of ski gloves.

Basically, NO ONE will be cold come fall and winter.  The designers have got you covered from head to toe to hands.  Fur everything.  EVERYTHING.