February 18, 2013

How to Wear: Combat Boots

Last fall's trends hit me like a ton of bricks. Suddenly there were short leather boots everywhere. Lace up, black, brown, studded and zippers, combat boots came in every variety and I knew I needed at least six pairs. Now that it's currently winter and all I can think of is spring, I'm starting to see my boots in a whole new light. Instead of giant knit sweaters and hats, I'm thinking about pairing them with sweet lace shirts and pretty summer dresses. These outfits are my newest obsession and the only way I'm making it through winter without losing my sanity.

This is the perfect way to bring your fall boots into spring. The mix between girly delicate pieces and the tough studded boots makes for a great combo. Steve Madden always has a great selection of boots, including the pair above.

This is my favorite kind of outfit. I love simple flirty dresses than can just be thrown on and go with everything. Once the temperatures start heating up I can guarantee this will be a go-to look again and again this spring.

This outfit is perfect for those lazy days where you want to look like you got ready but you also want to be comfy all day. This sweater is from Etsy and I am so beyond obsessed with it!

Once summer comes I will for sure be pairing my boots with shorts on long walking days, I just can't get enough. What is your spring inspiration? Leave me a comment below.


February 13, 2013

NYFW 2013- Favorites

Can you feel it in the air? Hear the high pitch screams of fashionistas everywhere? That's right, it's Ready-To-Wear Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week and designers did not disappoint. From multiple textures layered together to unexpected color choices, NYFW has blown our minds once again. I'll start with the usual, black everything (of course), wool coats, structured pants and fur was seen on almost every runway. But it was the unusual that really had me thinking outside of my comfort zone. This year Michael Kors mixed up his collection with cobalt blues, neon pops of color and camouflage. Tory Burch brought grandma chic with soft whites and delicate beading. BCBG Max Azria featured moody florals in deep, dark colors. Betsey Johnson stuck to what she knows best with bright pinks, yellows and blues for fun workout gear. No matter who you stopped in to see, every designers brought their A game and left you wanting more. I almost get a little emotional knowing that NYFW will be over tomorrow, until I remember we still have Lodon, Milan and Paris after.

Michael Kors brought so many fabulous elements to his collection. This first look is so business chic until she turned around the top was backless. It gave the outfit a little bit of unexpected sexiness I didn't know I wanted.

A cobalt blue, high-low, sweetheart strapless dress? Yes please. I have no idea where I would wear this, but I would think of some occasion because it's just so cute.


I love how Vera Wang used minimal make-up with dark plum lipstick on all the models. It gives the sweet florally outfits a little goth side and I for one am obsessed. I also love the mix and match prints and color choices she used. There were a couple of outfits with this gorgeous vibrant purple that I could not get over.

I love, love, love this creamy fabric with giant beadwork that Tory Burch featured. The collar and trim on both of these garments is so girly and pretty, I could wear it over and over again. The skirt is another piece with gorgeous detail on the bottom. I also love that she kept everything else black to give it more drama.

Then out walked this dress from Tory that is so babydoll chic, I fell in love all over again. I love the soft pink color with gold accents. The collar on this dress alone is to die for.

Alice + Olivia is by far, hands down my favorite collection. There are almost no words for how beautiful every piece is. Not only did they bring florals in amazing colors, but they used unexpected textures together perfectly. I love the quilted leather and tulle ballerina skirt combo in the second picture. Every single outfit was better than the next and the finale did not let me down. These high neck, open back, lace and feather dresses are so perfect in every way I can not stop staring at them. Especially with the bold red lip they used in every shot.

Now that you have my favorites it's time to tell me yours. Did any shows not live up to their name? Was there one that blew you away? You can look at all the collections here and then leave your thoughts below.


February 07, 2013

Spring Break Essentials- Clothing

With blizzards and below zero temperatures hitting Michigan for the past couple of weeks there is no question that Spring Break is on my brain. All I can think about lately is laying on the beach with oversized sunglasses blocking out the sun, a floral ruffled bikini on and an umbrella drink in my hand. While most of Spring Break is spent in teeny tiny bikinis, there are times where you have to put on actual clothes to go out into public. I'm talking clubs, restaurants and shopping of course. While "less is more" is the motto of the week, here are some of this seasons hottest trends for when you want to look Spring Break ready.

Your first essential for Spring Break is neon colored t-shirts. Nothing, and I mean nothing will make you look more tan than neon colors. These v-necks from American Eagle come in the brightest colors and are perfect for those lazy beach days.

Neon colored button downs are perfect for those days where you want to look like you're put together without all the hassle of putting yourself together. This button down from American Eagle would look amazing for an afternoon of strolling around the touristy shops.

Speaking of neon colored everything, white shorts are the perfect balance for all your crazy colored tops. These make your legs look long, lean and tan while staying simple and sending the focus up top. This pair from Hollister will go with any top you pack.

Colored jeans are here to stay and I couldn't be more excited. For those cooler nights when you're heading to dinner or the bar, try a pair of neon coral skinnies and a simple white top for maximum appeal. Throw on some long gold necklaces and you'll be beach chic in no time. These are from Forever 21.

I have been obsessed with this outfit since the first time I laid my eyes on it. Even though the style of the pieces are simple, the dramatic colors paired together make this outfit bold and fun. I would wear this to a late lunch oceanside or walking around an outside mall. You can get the skirt from Lulus.

Don't forget your footwear. These sandals from Hollister will go with any of the above outfits and are easy to throw off for those spontaneous trips into the ocean.

I know I said this post was for those times when it isn't acceptable to wear swimwear, but how can you not fall in love with this mint fringe bikini from Forever 21? I know I couldn't resist and bought it as soon as I found it.

Going anywhere for Spring Break? Tell me your plans in the comments below and what your Spring Break essentials are. With all the new neon colored clothing being released and this Michigan weather, I just may never come back.