With Easter Sunday quickly approaching and the spring temperatures finally getting to a high of 50 degrees there is much to look forward to this Sunday. Easter Sunday or as many of the Christian faith  calls it, Resurrection Sunday, is probably the most important day in Christianity besides the actual birth of Christ.

So to celebrate you must of course do it in style. Easter Sunday is also the day that it seems that everyone designates as the “Must Attend Church Day,” and so everyone brings out their Sunday’s Best. So here are a few outfit ideas for this celebration.

All of the outfits feature a specific trend for this season. Either florals, pastes, peplum, polka dot, or a mixed combination.

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Look #1 Floral Print Dress and White Blazer

Easter Sunday Look #1 Florals

Look #2 Pastel Green Peplum Skirt and Black and White Polka Dot Blouse

Easter Sunday Look #2 Peplum and Polka Dots

Look #3- Pastel Pink Pants with Floral Print Heels

Easter Sunday Look #3 Flower Bomb

Which look would you rock?

Stay tuned to see a rendition of one of the looks for Easter Sunday above!

TGIF! Although the weather today is pretty this weekend it will be amazing. This will be our first taste of spring with the temperatures in the high 50s. I’m so excited! This winter has been rough and I need my warm weather.

Since today is Friday I decided to do an outfit post for casual Fridays. I don’t work in a restrictive environment so I can pretty much wear what I want, as long as it is appropriate of course :) If you work in Corporate America you have more rules that you must follow. This is an outfit for those that can have a little fun at work. Printed pants can be kept casual or dressed up if you want to go out after work. Peplum is still popular and flatters any shape. Pair the look with black pumps and a great handbag in a bold color and you are ready for the weekend!

Casual Fridays


Knit top
tillys.com

Satchel bag
$83 – fashion-conscience.com

Silver charm jewelry
baublebar.com

Hey dolls!

With 2013 right around the corner we had to do our yearly review of the top trends. This year was amazing for the fashion and beauty industries. The popular trends took the world, yes the world, by storm. You had everything from oxblood and tangerine, to “poetic justice” braids and wedge sneakers, celebs and fashionistas all over made 2012 a year to remember. Take a look at the hottest trends of 2012.

Beauty- Tangerine Lips, Vampy Lips, Claw nails and intricate nail art

For the spring/summer we saw tangerine lips all of the street and for the fall/winter vampy lips were in control. The nail art craze went to an entirely new level, especially with the intricate designs and 3d application. We can’t forget about the claw/stiletto shape either.

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Hair- Poetic Justice Braids, Ombre Hair, High Bun (top knot)- none of these trends are new or groundbreaking, but they made a huge comeback in 2012. The most popular would have to be the top knot that Lala is rocking. Everyone from my 5 year old niece to Beyonce took part in this trend. Solange brought back the “poetic justice braids” again this year and even got her sister Beyonce to partake in the trend. Lastly, ombre hair was huge. Everyone from Ciara to Keke Palmer took rocked this look.

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Fashion- Peplum, Hi-Lo (skirts, dresses, tops), Wedge sneakers were huge this year. I mean Tracee Ellis Ross rocked her Isabel Marants and the internet went crazy! Now you can find a dupe pair almost anywhere and in multiple color ways. Then you had the infamous peplum. Whether it was a shirt, skirt, dress, or jacket everyone accentuated their curves with this trend. Lastly, the hi-low trend made a good run. There were hi-low maxis, midis, tops, and more. It allowed you to show a little leg in the front and keep things to the imagination in the back.

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What was your favorite trend for fashion, beauty, and hair this year?

Fall/Winter 2012 Trend Report

Even though summer is not officially over, the “end of summer” is when September rolls around. The temperatures will still be quite warm, but most people’s work schedules will change (no more summer Fridays) the kids will return to school, and many things generally pick up around the office. It all happened so quickly. Now we have to start prepping for  Fall. Well, you are in luck! I have compiled a list of some of my favorite trends for Fall of 2012.

Generally like with most seasons there are some things that are just staples, like blazers, trench coats, riding boots, etc. Also colors like forest green, burgundy or wine, and golden yellow (traditional fall colors) will always be “in style.” But there are a few trends that were seen on many of the runways that can be worked in to your everyday look.

Here are my Top 5 trends of Fall 2012

1. Color Blocking– it is around for yet another season. Sometimes it is overdone, but this something that you can add a fresh spin on. Look for pieces that are already color blocked. So look for shoes, tops, jackets, and dresses in color blocking patterns. If you want to go the traditional route, you can definitely color block with complimentary colors. I would do darker colors on the bottom and add the pop of color at the top or with the shoes and accessories.

Fall 2012 Color Blocking

2. Modern Military– It seems like this “trend” has been around for the last five years. Military styles are the perfect way to blend masculine styles with feminine structures.

Fall 2012 Military Trend

3. Statement Prints– Another “trend” that’s not a trend. Prints will never go out of style, but the fashion god’s have deemed it in style yet again for Fall 2012. This time, experiment with different prints. If you wear a lot of floral prints, try something in a geometric print. When you mix prints, make sure you choose prints with complimentary colors.

Fall 2012 Trend Statement Prints

4. Peplum– great if you want to hide the tummy or accentuate your hips. Peplums will reign supreme once again. Add to your peplum collection with jackets, blazers, and coats. This will definitely help carry this trend in to the fall.

Fall 2012 Trends Peplum

5. Sheath Dresses– a sheath dress was featured in one of my styling posts. It is a wardrobe essential for every woman. It is extremely versatile as well. You can opt for solid colors like black, navy, or burgundy, or you can spice up the look by going for a printed sheath dress. The dress is a stand-alone item or it can be worn as a skirt by pairing a cardigan or pull over on top. You can also rock this with a long sleeve turtleneck or button down blouse underneath. This type of layering will allow you to wear the dress in the spring or fall.

Fall 2012 Trends Sheath Dress

Noteworthy Trends
1. Novelty Knit Wear- Add a modern twist to grandma’s sweaters. Pair with your favorite trousers or skinny jeans for an updated look.
2. Metallics– a little sparkle and shine will go a long way. Metallics aren’t just for nights; pair it with more subtle colors during the day.
3. Plaid– jackets, shirts, hats and scarves, plaid is uber casual yet chic. These pieces would be great additions to a wardrobe for more casual looks.
4. School Girl Chic– pleated skirts, reader glasses, layering sweaters and button up shirts with a classic pencil skirt will give this teeny bopper look a more mature feel.

What trends are you looking forward to incorporating in your wardrobe this Fall?

Peplum was a huge trend for spring and summer and it will continue to be huge in the fall. Peplum skirts, shirts, and dresses are very feminine and shows off a woman’s curves beautifully, without looking trashy. Peplum are sophisticated enough for work, conservative enough for church, and can be sexy enough for a date. It all depends on the style selected.

If you have a full hips, peplums may not be the best fit for your body type as it will draw attention to that specific area. If you have more of an athletic or boyish shape, then peplums are perfect for you. Because the top falls at the top of the hip, it gives the illusion of curves. Check these outfits with peplum pieces and shop peplum tops, skirts, and dresses below.

Elegant Peplum
Color blocking Peplum -with white skinny jeans
Peplum and Polka Dots