Sunday, February 28, 2010


Hey Everyone!

My favorite designer, such as Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren, produced show stopping runway shows at New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Feb. 11 through Feb. 18.

To commemorate the last time the shows would be held in the Bryant Park tents, designers made sure to leave the legendary Garment District with a bang showcasing genius collections, and creating desirable must-have trends.

Fall off the runway, and incorporate my top five favorite trends into your everyday style next September:

1. Military Pieces.

It truly is time to join the fashion military. Everyone from Marc Jacobs to Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala's William Rast had fantastic military elements this season. Try a great camo pant, or cool, chic, military-inspired tote as you stroll the city.

2. Velvet.

Velvet accent pieces were seen all over the runway in jackets, dresses, and even sunglasses! While it may not be desirable to have an entire outfit consisting of velvet, make sure to incorporate little pieces of velvet in your wardrobe.

3. Capes and Ponchos.

Beware, the poncho is back. Try channeling your inner Carrie Bradshaw, and place a beautiful, black cape over a cool, embellished tops and black skinny jeans for a fashion night out.

4. Black is Back.

Fortunately, black is here to stay, especially black on black. Designers such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row showed amazing black tops, jackets, and pants. Join PR powerhouse, Kelly Cutrone, and try pairing a black v-neck tee, blazer, and skinny jeans for effortless, amazing New York street style.

5. Fur.

Thanks to celebrities such as Rachel Zoe, the fur trend caught on last year, and will continue to be desirable through fall. Opt for jackets adorned with fur, or faux-fur, collars and sleeves to utilize the trend effectively.

Make sure to consider these trends next fall, and stay tuned for more trends from the London and Paris collections.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Step Into Spring.

Hello everyone,

Given the massive snowstorm Wisconsin is supposed to have tomorrow, I deemed it extremely appropriate to write about my top three spring trends. (Just to get ready for when the snow FINALLY decides to cease.)

Step into spring with these must-have trends:

1. Denim everything.
Denim really is making a comeback. Make sure to incorporate denim into your ensemble in other ways besides your jeans. I particularly love Forever 21's Denim Cadet Vest and Banana Republic's Indigo 3/4-Length Trenchcoat (I just saw this in the store and loved it!)

2. Neutral Tones.
Everyone from Donna Karen to Marc Jacobs showed off neutrals this season. Yes, you can still stand out when wearing neutral tones. In fact, if I see you walking down the street in neutral, I will stop and stare even more. Haha. Make sure to checkout Topshop (my favorite store) for greeattt neutral dresses and other pieces.

3. Florals. Of course.
As always, florals for spring are here to stay. You'll be sure to look as sweet and beautiful as a tulip by incorporating standout floral prints into your spring wardrobe. I personally love Gap's Mini-Floral Roll-Up Shirt and Target's Xhilaration Woven Dress

Stay tuned for my top spring trends for men as well!!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Fashion Military

Hey everyone,

It seems as if military inspired pieces were one of the biggest trends on the NYFW Fall 2010 runways. Everyone from Marc Jacobs to Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala's William Rast had fantastic military elements.

I can actually remember being in high school and wanting military inspired, camo pants, which is quite a change from my hipster meets preppy style. But, I am 100% willing to try the military look again, especially after viewing the William Rast line. Everything was so wearable. I especially loved how J.T & Co. mixed the rock 'n roll elements with the military pieces. Genius. L.I.

So, gear up, it's time for all of us to embrace the trend, and join the fashion military.

Visit to view the entire Marc Jacobs and William Rast collections.

Stay tuned for more of my favorite trends from NYFW.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The New Olsen Twins

Alright, I'm going to be honest...I've basically loved the Olsen twins since I was born, ever since Full House.

While they are credited to many acting gigs along the way, I strongly believe their fashion and sense of style has made them who they are today-fashion moguls.

Today marked the day of the twins' presentation of The Row furing NYFW, and I must say, after looking at the photos, I was very impressed. Probably because I'm obsessed with black, and there was almost no color in the entire collection:)

I can't wait to see what these twins do next!!


Monday, February 15, 2010



I D.I.E. for Diane von Furstenberg! I literally loved everything about her new collection, probably because I think menswear on women is so sexy. Everything from Diane's tailored jackets to the use of metallics made me want to give the queen of American fashion a standing ovation!

Hurry to to view a slideshow of the collection. You won't want to miss it:)


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day was amaz! Everyone was so stylish! Blazers, bags, Loubitans- what more can you as for? Looveedd Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel:)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day


Well, it's almost Valentine's Day (Or singles awareness day;) What are your plans with that special plans? More importantly, what do you plan to wear on the date with that special someone??

Here are my top picks for the best outfits to wear on that Valentine's Day date:

1. If you're going to a fancier restaurant, make sure to pull out that little black dress you've been saving for something special. Make sure to pair it with your favorite heels, and a great clutch. If you're in search of that little black dress, I love Banana Republic's Sweetheart Dress, which has a casual, but chic stretch fabric, and will withstand the test of time. The best part, it's only $150!

2. If a movie is more your thing, I love love a great cardigan, v-neck tee, and statement necklace or headband. Head to my favorite, affordable, store Topshop for cool, unique cardigans. Pair this outfit with a dark-wash, straight-leg jean, tote bag, and those Tory Burch flats and you're ready to go.

3. If staying home for a romantic evening is more your style, and you're about to enjoy a cute picnic and a movie, opt for your most comfortable pair of jeans, and a cool vintage t-shirt to possess extreme comfort, but also great style. I personally love Gap's cuffed boyfriend T in purple or black, which retails for $19.50.

Make sure to take these little style tips into consideration as you plan out your fun, but romantic Valentine's Day evening.


P.S. I'm seeing the movie, Valentine's Day tonight, which includes a ton (literally) of style icons. I'll be sure to post my picks of the best dressed.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sad day for the fashion world

R.I.P. McQueen. It is the end of a fashion era:(.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Boots, Boots, and more Boots


So I decided to write this quick entry for the simple fact that there is literally a blizzard in Wisconsin. As a result, fashionable, but functional boots are an essential. Here are my picks for the best boots for women and men.


UGG's seem to be a staple for many women because they are comfortable, warm, and seen on many celebrity favorites. Try the classic long or short boot in black or chestnut. However, if you're really going to trek through the snow, opt for the Dauphine style for something that is stylish, but water-proof.

One does not have to travel far to find exquisite, affordable boots. Just stop by the local Target to view the extensive boot collection. I personally recommend the Adi Designs Faux Fur Microsuede Boots because they are warm, and lined with my FAVORITE detail, fur:) Try them in grey so they go with absolutely everything.

If you're willing to splurge, opt for Burberry's Quilted Boot, or a Chanel Ski Boot. You will be sure to turn some heads, even among a blizzard.


My absolute favorite men's boot (and the one that gets me through the dreaded snow) is Born's Hemlock Boot in black. This waterproof, yet edgy boot keeps my feet dry, and looks great with my black skinny jeans. Genius.

Yes, guys, UGG does make men's boots, and they are just as cozy and practical as the women's boots. While you could try the classic boot like the ladies, I am obsessed with the Hartsville collection. These boots are waterproof, and come with two different insoles so you can choose if you are in the mood for leather, or soft, sheepskin. This style also comes in extended sizes for those larger feet.

The North Face.
If you're looking for a great boot to match that North Face jacket, try the McMurdo boot in black or brown. These boots are extremely durable, and perfect for a trek through the snow.

*For more boot advice, feel free to comment, and leave a question:)


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