Archive | February, 2012

It all started with a pair of pants…

29 Feb

Spring is so close; I can feel it! (and that’s not because I’m flying to FL next week)! I’m so excited to start wearing bright colors, my fave skirts and this spring’s hottest trend…floral. I can never have enough flowers in my wardrobe (graphic tees, headbands, rings and brooches). And floral prints will fit just perfectly.

As I browsed through this month’s fashion magazines, one pair of pants kept popping up on me. An awesome pair of trousers from H&M. And the best part, they are less than $15! Perfect for any fashionista on a budget, like me! And although I’m challenging myself to give up shopping for Lent, these pants will definitely be on the list after April 8. You can buy them here: http://www.hm.com/us/product/97495?article=97495-H

But in the meantime, I took to Polyvore to keep my trendsetting juices flowing…outfit ideas for work, play and date night!

floral for date night

floral for play

floral for work

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Fall 2012 trend watch…

23 Feb

Five more trends I spotted from NYFW, keep these in your back pocket for Fall 2012 ladies!

1. Leather

DKNY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Maroon

Christian Siriano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Mustard pants

Diane von Furstenberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Maxi

Jenny Packham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Layering

Rebecca Taylor

First five in a flash: NYFW

13 Feb

hi fashion lovers!

Are you staying up to date on NYFW? If not, Compliment Closet has a 5-minute trend report of the first 5 days…more to come later this week!

1. Jewel tones

Rebecca Minkoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Color blocking

BCBG Max Azria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Ladylike silhouettes

Lela Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Sheer

Monique Lhuillier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Florals

Nicole Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCBGMAXAZRIA — Fashion Week kick off

9 Feb

BCBGMAXAZRIA was one of the first shows to kick off NYFW. Check out the runway show here! http://www.bcbgmaxazriagroup.com/runway/

Amazing trends to look forward in Fall 2012. The show definitely gave off a 70s vibe that was both relaxed and sophisticated. Color blocking, fur and earthtones are all in the mix.

My fave pieces were his 3/4 sleeve feminine and flowy dresses. Perfect for work, perfect for play.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2012 via Twitter

Sportin’ casual Sunday

5 Feb

What’s more fitting on SuperBowl Sunday then talking SPORTSWEAR. Pegged as one of spring’s must-have looks, there is a lot of room for interpretation which makes it perfect for any woman. WINNING! So make this trend your own and make it you! Remember it’s comfy and it’s casual, and do not force it too much. Wear what you love!

Some ideas? Black harem pants, your fave graphic tee and an oversized cardigan. Throw on some heels if you are meeting the girls for drinks, or try flats if it’s a shopping day with Mom. Another option, try a collared shirt dress, yellow belt and brown boots. Want to be a little more daring? Find a mesh crop top, pair it with a matching cami and a floral zip-up. Finish the look with jeans and a good ole pair of converse.

Prep your wardrobe for casual Sundays, every day! And the good thing? You can is you can mix and match what’s already in your closet for a WINNING team!

Check out some runway looks, and a look I put together on Polyvore 🙂 happy game day, fanshionistas!

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Polyvore: Biker ballerina

2 Feb

Biker ballerina

For someone who has loved scrapbooking, fashion and cutting apart magazines and recreating them in notebooks since I was an awkward teenager, Polyvore was MADE for this fashion blogger. I’m in LOVE!! Check out my first creation…maybe one day that skirt will exist in my closet. What do you like or don’t like  about this outfit?

Black top
ginatricot.com

H M zip jacket
£30 – hm.com

D G mid calf skirt
£370 – net-a-porter.com

Salvatore Ferragamo leather high heels
$1,130 – thecorner.com

Jane Norman black bangle
€17 – janenorman.co.uk