New York Fashion Week is upon us and I honestly have so much on my plate with work and school that I didn’t attend as many shows as I would have liked. I’ll have a recap of my favorite shows a little later this week, but I wanted to post one of the looks that I wore this weekend. As much as I love clothes and shopping I really just put together a real simple look. I’m trying to wear my brights and neons as much as possible before the weather drastically changes. So here was my look on Saturday.

Top: New York and Company, Jeans: Target, Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target, Bag: JustFab

Top: New York and Company, Jeans: Target, Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target, Bag: JustFab

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When I think of white shoes, I think of the Mary Janes my mother used to make me wear when going to church on Easter or just on a nice spring day. I think of the little girls with the frilly lace socks and bows in their hair. Whenever I would see a grown woman with white shoes I would stare in amazement. I don’t know why but they just look awkward to me. I t may be the tile of shoe that I particularly see, but this was just something I could never get on board with.

Well for the spring season it appears that these are the new must haves. Now just because tons of celebs rock white shoes it doesn’t mean that you have to run out and buy a pair. Just because it is of the moment doesn’t mean that it is for you. Here are a few pics of some celebs rocking this trend.

I think I am too traumatized to even go near a white shoe but some celebs have been changing the minds of many, check them out.

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So will you be partaking in this trend?

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It is no secret that I love a bold print. Not only do I love a bold print, I also love a sexy, yet sophisticated style of skirt. So when I saw this Multi Aztec Print Tube Skirt from Top Shop I was in love!

Isn’t she lovely! I love the bold pattern and colors. I like the fact that the skirt is mainly black, but the orange, turquoise, and teal are what makes this print pop. Also the skirt is only $44

Check out this look I created with the skirt.

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This is just making me wish spring was here sooner!

Click here to purchase the skirt ($44)

Spring has yet to arrive but we cannot wait for the season to get here to get ready! A huge trend for springs shoes is the ankle cuff sandal. Now ankle cuffs look good on just about everyone. For the women who have cankles ankle cuffs give the illusion of definition between your calf and ankle. Here are some options below for this great trend.

Trend Alert: Ankle Cuff Sandals

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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?