Friday, March 16, 2012

Flavors of Spring: Silhouettes

Spring runways were very vibrant this year with bold bright colors, along with different prints and patterns that were pretty amazing. Spring colors enables us to experiment with new looks and color combinations. I generally stick to three colors max to avoid the girly, Rainbow Brite look. I prefer more bold solid-color pieces—like a cardi and skirt, wrap dress or demure one-piece suit—make simple dressing look glam. Many designers from Christian Siriano to Balenciaga are coming out with some of the newest and hottest fashions of spring 2012 trends.

What do you think of this season trends?

Silhouettes: Platform pumps, peep-toe booties and flats, cork wedges, boat shoes and western inspired boots
Colors: Bold brights, neons, purple, blue, orange, coral, yellow, red, teal, silver, beige and browns
Details: Color-blocking, animal prints, stripes, glitter, buckles, knots, bows, jewels and flowers
Materials: Jute, denim, satin, raffia, woven, canvas, as well as faux cork, wood and patent leather
Handbags: Animal print totes, raffia satchels, printed cross body bags and satin clutches
Other accessories: Watches, sunglasses, sun hats, light-weight scarves, colorful layered jewelry, as well as flower pins to accessories lapels, shoes, handbags and scarves.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thrifting Away!

I've been shopping at thrift stores for the past year now and It's like going on a treasure hunt... you never know what you'll find. It's becoming a little addictive, because I find myself buying something pretty much every week and with the economy these days, you have to be a little more budget-wary.  I do my thrift shopping at Value Village, not too far from where I live and every time I visit, there is always a good amount of people there.  Especially, on every last Wednesday of the month, they offer half off on all items in their store, which I think is Amazing!...right?  On previous visits,  I purchased two really cute handbags, and a very nice jacket.

Here are some pics of my findings, what do you think?

Old Navy Jacket w/tag - $5.00
Liz Claiborne Leather handbag w/front & side pockets, this bag is really nice!- $3.50
Rosetti Leather handbag w/front double-zippers, the color is beautiful! - $2.89

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Street Style: Ankle Boots

Short and sweet ankle boots are the hottest shoes on the street. Chunky wedges and platforms, stick thin heels, and funky lace-ups! you name it, I'm wearing it! My boot stash (lol!) consist of very cute ankle & knee-high boots. The right shoes should compliment any outfit and you can never have too many of them. I consider myself a shoe fanatic!!! I'm a huge fan of good quality, unique & stylish shoes!

What do you think of these ankle boots?

Color-blocking! I'm Loving the Camel & Black pairing!
Givenchy Star Power! Loving the Stars & Studs on these Boots!
These bold checkered boots are enough to jazz up any look.
Herve Leger Buckle Boots are Tough-Girl Glam!