Spring trend report 2017

It’s time to freshen up your Spring wardrobe! Here’s the scoop on the latest new trends…Stripes, Florals, Ruffles, Open Shoulders , Denim with Details and Block heels.

Bold Stripes are in …

Go bold with this J.Crew Pop stripe skirt available at Nordstrom in Regular and Petite sizes. 

Or create an outfit with a striped tunic like this silky green top from Ann Taylor.

Michael Kors has a striped linen pant that’s perfect for your Spring Break trip to the beach.

Put two trends together with plenty of ruffles and an open shoulder!

Here’s the “Alyssa” Off the Shoulder top from Alice and Olivia. This black version is available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s..

Or try this style with ruffles, the “Stella”  Ella Moss top in periwinkle also at Bloomingdale’s.

For Spring,  the new denim has details…. patches, extra pockets, applique’, frayed, crafted…take your pick.

These jeans from Anthropologie have rose floral stitching…

and the 7 for All Mankind “Rose Garden” denim jacket is also bursting with rose applique’.

Florals are everywhere, including this “Tylie” Alice + Olivia dress with off the shoulder ruffles,

or this off the shoulder maxi style by Vince Camuto.

The perfect Spring shoe is a block heeled sandal. This Vince Camuto laser cut “Lidie” bootie from Von Maur  is your go-to for everyday outfits.

But, if you’re looking for a statement sandal, this is it! This gorgeous “Lupita” Block Heel sandal by Alexandre Birman at Nordstrom in sassy red suede with a ruffle over the toe and a tie at the ankle is ready for a party!

The Shops at Buckhead is the place for upscale shopping including  Alice + Olivia, Joie and many other fine stores. For a complete store directory click the link here.

 

 

 

 

What to wear to your company party?

The holiday season is here and many people will be attending the annual company holiday party. Now is a great time to put your outfit together so there’s no need to stress the day of the event.

First, think of the basis for your outfit. If you’ll be going straight from work, focus on accessories for your party inspiration. Ditch your blazer or cardigan for the special top underneath, and add a sparkly necklace, belt or earrings and great looking heels… you’re ready to go! This top from Ann Taylor is work appropriate, probably not something you’d wear on a regular day but perfect for a special event.

Ann taylor navy lace top

Switch out your every day plain pumps or flats and slip into something more festive like these platform sandals from Stuart Weitzman at Bloomingdale’s.

Stuart Weitzman

If the company party isn’t a work day then dress in something special but appropriate for socializing with your coworkers…. this is not the time to show cleveage, wear a super short skirt or something that’s a little too revealing. This gorgeous sheath dress from Chiara Boni La Petite Robe available at Nordstrom is perfect for holiday events.

La Petite Robe

Throw on a wrap for warmth and add a small clutch (not your every day handbag) like this metallic bag by Diane Von Furstenberg available at Neiman’s and you’re all ready to head off to the party looking festive, fun and appropriately dressed to celebrate with your co-workers.

Diane Von Furstenberg clutch Neiman Marcus

 

 

 

 

The 60’s are Back!!!

What’s NEW This FALL?

What could be more fun AND classic than the 60’s? Jump into the trend with fringe, suede, leather, Shearling and a mix of textures and layers. Think hippie chic or Jackie Kennedy.

Tory Burch fringe suede

This Tory Burch bag might be just what you need to give you a fun new 60’s vibe. It can be hippie casual or sporty equestrian.

michael kors pearl flat

Try these OH SO CLASSIC Michael Kors flats to channel your best Jackie O style…

zara bow tie blouse

and Fall is all about layers, so the bow tie blouse from Zara is perfect for the office or a night on the town under this textured and perforated leather jacket from NeimanMarcus. Wear it with a pencil skirt at the office and then with skinny jeans and boots later. There’s a classic combo for your Fall escapades….dinner dates, cocktails with friends, football watching, marshmallow roasting … you’ve got the idea!

neiman marcus perf. leather jacket

Spring TIPS and TRENDS

Here’s a great question….. has it finally quit raining??? We should actually start having beautiful Spring-time weather. So…..what’s new for Spring?

One of the biggest trends for Spring is clean and crisp STRIPES! Stripes are everywhere and on everything this season! Narrow stripes are more flattering on most people than a bold stripe which can be a trickier option. Treat a two tone contrast stripe like this jacket from Dillard’s as a neutral and wear with any other solid color, or a print if you’re adventurous!

Another trend for Spring is a black and white color combo. It’s found in clothes, accessories, and shoes like these pumps by Ivanka Trump available at Nordstrom.

Floral prints are springing up on jeans, jackets and tops….even headbands like this tropical style and lots of other super cute “Turband’s” s from cultgaia.com which look great mostly on younger ladies!

Metallic studs, lace and laser cut-outs are popular trends and can make your outfit look new! Gold studs on this Michael Kors small shoulder bag from Macy’s are a perfect accent and transform even a simple outfit.

Add a new top with laser cuts from Tibi to your Spring wardrobe for a modern twist. Wear it with jeans for a night out with the girls or with a skirt for the office. Layer on a jacket for those cool Spring mornings and nights!

Have FUN this SPRING and just try something a little bit different than you always wear. You might like it!

Polished Peplum

PEPLUM is BACK!

The modern take on the peplum style is super flattering on most body types. This style has been around and back again, starting with the 40’s, then the 80’s and is a huge trend again for 2012. This extra flounce of fabric has been added to tops and jackets, skirts, dresses and high waisted pants…even hemlines.

Here’s Charlize Theron in a classic red Lanvin peplum dress for the MTV Movie Awards back in June,

and Emma Stone at the same event in a dramatic black peplum top. While Emma is wearing a fuller skirt, its generally best to have a fitted silhouette on the bottom by wearing slim pants or a pencil skirt.

If you’re looking for a top with that extra ruffle try this cozy cashmere sweater from Bloomingdale’s which could be casual or dressy.

Another great peplum top, this one for plus sized women made in a metallic fabric by Alfani for Macy’s.…is perfect for the holidays!

And, a fantastic skirt that’ll make you want to wear peplum is this Alice + Olivia pencil skirt from Neiman Marcus. Pair it with a fitted blouse for an office party or dinner date.

Curious to know more about Peplum? Here’s a tiny little history lesson…..http://fashionandhistory.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/the-frilly-tale-of-the-peplum/

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU!!!

The Lady Like Look

IT’S “MAD MEN” STYLE FOR FALL

The show MAD MEN may have been 0-17 at the Emmy’s this week (ouch), but the series has been a huge hit in the fashion department! The classic, curvaceous feminine shapes for women and sharp suits for men are still a big trend for Fall. The look for women includes hourglass shaped dresses, and checks, plaids, pleats and polka dots, peter pan collars, bows and red lips.There’s even a Mad Men cocktail recipe guide…link here! But, back to fashion…..

You can see Rachel Bilson wearing the feminine color combination of a blush pink and black blouse with an 80’s flashback… peplum pants… for a CBS and Showtime Party.

A soft romantic blouse like this one from American Eagle can be worn with jeans or tucked into a fitted pencil skirt or pants and worn with kitten heels for the office.

Wear a dress like this pretty pleated red A-line by Calvin Klein from Macy’s and add a necklace in the new “peter pan collar” shape.These collar necklaces can be found in many stores, but here’s one I love from Anthropologie.

The classic bag to go with this “lady like” styled wardrobe has top handles and structure… think Jackie O! This gorgeous bag from Tory Burch would fit the bill….maybe not your budget…..but you get the idea!!!

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