Black Orchid

Black Orchid

Zara Top and Jeans, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, LOFT Sunglasses

I’ve always been drawn to a floral pattern, and have accumulated many varieties in my time.  By far, my favorite way to wear florals is in a dark and moody manner.  Feminine and edgy is a winning combination for me every time.

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A Side of Mustard

LOFT Top, American Eagle Jeans, BCBG Heels, J. Crew Clutch

I love a monochromatic look.  I wear head to toe black practically every other day.  When it comes to mustard yellow though, I tend to err on the side of caution.  It’s one of the few shades of yellow that I can wear as a blonde, and I do not take that lightly.  I find that this shade works best for me in small doses and in a modest cut.  I really like the feminine feel this top gives to my distressed boyfriend jeans, and it’s simplicity allows me to have fun with accessories, like a red lip, color-blocked clutch, and leopard print slingbacks.

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April Showers

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Saks Off Fifth Sweater, LOFT Skirt, DSW Boots

When I was younger I used to beg my mom to let me jump in puddles barefoot.  Only sometimes she would say yes and I thought it was such a special treat to wander around the yard by myself and walk through the mud!  I still love the rain, but as an adult I tend to dress a little more appropriately for the weather.  Flat waterproof shoes, clothing that doesn’t skim the ground, a soft sweater, and my bubble umbrella are my choice favorites.  Duchess prefers the look of a classic yellow rain jacket, or she just enjoys being the center of attention, we’ll never know.  Either way, she’s always jumping in puddles barefoot.

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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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Wish List: Spring

Wish List- SpringTemps are still hovering around freezing in Boston, but there’s no denying that I’ve got Spring Fever!  I’m itching for warmer weather to wear all of the new clothes I have my eye on.  This gingham floral dress would be perfect for a spring wedding, as would this satin stripped number, tie dye dress, or color-blocked sheath.  And a cut-out denim dress would be ideal for a lazy Sunday brunch.  A sheer inset sleeveless top, a floral baseball T-shirt, and a lace up faux leather top are fresh and classic at the same time.  I would wear all three of them with a pair of light pink Chloé trousers.  I die over this organza Erdem top and skirt combination, but, unfortunately, I think they’ll remain on my wishlist forever.  I plan on upgrading my shoe game for spring and these pink ankle boots, slingback oxfords, d’orsay flats, and lace up strappy sandals would each make a welcome statement to my fantasy closet.  Nothing goes better with imaginary new shoes than imaginary new bags, so I picked out a couple that I think would compliment my new wardrobe:  a Pierre Hardy shoulder bag, a 3.1 Phillip Lim cracked leather satchel, and a Diane von Furstenberg clutch.  As we all know, and may even still be experiencing, spring can get off to a pretty cold start.  That’s why I’ve picked out some sweaters and coats for chillier weather.  A sleeveless trench, a floral kimono, a striped split-front sweater, a mint pullover, a patterned cardigan, and a leopard peplum sweater should do the trick.  And just for fun, some stackable gold rings, gingham cat eye sunglasses, and a pink plastic bow tie.

Some Sparkle

Some Sparkle

Zara Sweater, J. Crew Skirt, Lord & Taylor Ankle Boots

There’s nothing wrong with a little daytime sparkle.  In fact, I’d encourage it on a gray winter day.  A little sparkle can go a long way and that’s why I tamed my iridescent pencil skirt with a slightly embellished sweater and suede ankle boots.  Just the right amount of shine requires some practice and a bit a restraint.  Good luck!

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