Peter Pilotto Prints

Peter Pilotto Prints

Peter Pilotto for Target Dress, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels

I’ve been a longtime admirer of Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the design duo behind the Peter Pilotto brand, so I was thrilled to learn about their recent collaboration with Target stores.  The designers are known for their thoughtfully printed women’s wear pieces, which always make a statement at London Fashion Week.  Their beautiful clothing also comes along with a hefty price tag, so I never thought I’d get the chance to call a piece my own, until recently that is.  I love the feminine shape of this dress, with a belt to accentuate the waist, and the sporty racer back top with cut-outs at the shoulder.  The printed lace sleeves are an unexpected touch and make it the perfect spring time dress.   I’m not usually a Target shopper, but they’re doing some pretty great stuff with their designer collaborations lately.

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Black Magic

Black Magic

French Connection Sweater, Zara Skirt, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, Vintage Bag

I love a head to toe black look.  It makes me feel strong, confident, and pulled together.  And my favorite thing to do is to combine a bunch of different textures to make the monochrome look feel fresh.  For instance, a cashmere sweater with embellishments on the shoulder, worn with a tweed skirt with lace panels, and patent leather lace up heels is chic, not dull.  I topped it all off with a vintage beaded bag.  My intention was to exude a less witchy and more of a bewitching vibe instead.

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Black Magic

Black Magic

Free People Top, Jessica Simpson Jeans, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, Urban Outfitters Clutch, Earring from New Orleans

It’s all in the details when wearing head to toe black to keep your look from falling flat.  Hence the netted peplum top with beading and the lace up faux leather heels.  It’s fun and easy to combine different textures when they’re all the same color, especially in something neutral like black.  The result is anything but basic.  However, if you’re in need of some extra color save it for small accessories like a clutch or dainty jewelery.

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Ladylike Leather

Ladylike Leather

Zara Top, H&M Jacket and Sunglasses, J. Brand Jeans, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, Forever 21 Purse, Skull Earrings from boutique in New Orleans, Charles-Hubert Watch

I wore this faux leather top during the winter and paired it with black pants and statement jewelry.  To make it more springtime appropriate this time around, flared jeans and a studded tweed jacket were my weapons of choice.  Leather is here to stay, so this statement top will remain in my closet daring to be worn this summer.  This story is to be continued…

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An Evening With Mr. Wu

An Evening With Mr. Wu

Saks Off Fifth Leather Jacket, LOFT Top and Sunglasses, H&M Pants, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, Vintage Diamond Earrings, Necklace, and Turquoise and Diamond Rings, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Pinky Ring, F21 Purse

Yesterday evening Max and I went to The Institute of Contemporary Art to hear ‘Jason Wu in Conversation.’  To say that I had a wonderful time would be an understatement.  Mr. Wu was charming, inspiring, intelligent, witty, and modest.  It was a real joy to hear him speak.  Basically, he’s someone that I would love to be friends with, and not just for the obvious fashion designer perks, but because he seemed like a wonderful person.  Mr. Wu was completely fascinating.  I share his belief in owning both practical and impractical pieces in your wardrobe, and his love of feathers, beading, and a little bit of lace.  Clothes are all about fantasy and fun, and fashion is combining that in a functional and wearable way, most of the time.  Personally, I have always admired Jason Wu’s talent and I love his romantic and very feminine aesthetic.  It seems as if Max really enjoyed himself as well last night, as he has declared Jason Wu his favorite women’s wear designer!  Overall, I hope that was not my last encounter with Mr. Wu and I wish him so much more success in his future!

As for my look, stripes and florals almost always go together, as long as they’re in the same pallet.  Heels and a leather jacket never hurt anyone either.

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Spot On

Spot On

Lord & Taylor Peplum Top, J. Crew Pants, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, H&M Earrings, Vintage Bangle

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H&M Sweater, J. Crew Pants, Cole Haan Brogues, Banana Republic and Vintage Earrings, Charles-Hubert Watch

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Winter Florals

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Zara Top, Express Skirt, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, LOFT Sunglasses, H&M Necklace, Stephanie Johnson Ipad Case, Banana Republic Earrings

There is officially less than one month until it’s spring!  Unofficially, it’s more like two months.  No matter, the snow left from Nemo is melting, the days are getting longer, and I’m officially bored of my winter wardrobe.  Hence me baring too much skin in freezing temperatures all in the name of these Prabal Gurung for Target heels.  I love them and the possibility of frost bite was totally worth it!

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