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Color blocking

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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Another weekend has passed us by and some of our favorite celebrities were out and about looking AMAZING! This weekend it was all about white, prints, and bold colors.


  • Solange is starting off the year right with this bold outfit. This is not something for those who are timid. This statement suit is paired with black and white sandals and a printed clutch has a very ethnic feel. Her fro and dark berry lip brings this entire look together.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith makes a double appearance. The monochromatic pink look shows she is getting ready for spring early. The white jacket is the perfect match for this power look. The shades add a bit of mystery, but you can tell she means business.
  • Angela Simmons followed suit literally in this all white number. The cobalt criss-cross shoes add just the right amount of color.
  • For Jada Pinkett Smith’s second look she paired a body hugging mustard color Victoria Beckham dress with a pair of python sling back pumps. The print is perfect for this dress. You could also go with cobalt here as well for some color blocking.

Who rocked it for you?

Add a little color to your fall wardrobe! As many of you may know I am an advocate for all things bright and bold. Usually for the fall and winter months we tend to gravitate towards colors that are….hmmmm how can I put this…..dull. Most of the time I just see black, grey, navy blue, and olive green. Guess what? Your fall wardrobe does not have to be a drab! You can still get the feel and look of summer and spring by adding bright and bold pieces to your wardrobe.

Brighten up your fall wardrobe with jewel tones. Jewel tones are colors like sapphire, emerald, ruby, etc. colors that reflect jewels pretty much. They are deep, rich, and compliments all skin tones. Other colors that could fall in this category would be royal blue, royal purple, rich raspberry, deep teal etc.

You can incorporate these colors into your wardrobe a number of ways. You can start with colored denim. Yes your same bright colored jeans from spring/summer can be transitioned into the fall. Trade your sandals in for a pair of booties and a leather jacket. Also try color blocking amber and emerald, raspberry and royal blue, amber and ruby, there are numerous possibilities. To achieve a cohesive color block look for the fall go with the darker/deeper tones on bottom and the brighter tones on top. This will give a slimming effect for those who want to minimize their bottom half as well.

Below you will find some great options to incorporate color in to your wardrobe from 6pm.com


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?


As promised in my previous  post, here are a few Neon inspired looks for daytime, the office and going out on the town.

Most of these looks are very BOLD and take the neon trend head on (Go bold or go home!!! ;)) however keep in mind that if you want to incorporate neon in more of a subtle way you can use neon items to compliment your look (eg. belts, bags, shoes).

These looks incorporate two big trends for this Season: Neon & Colorblocking.

How do you plan on incorporating neon into your wardrobe??




Daytime Neon

The Office:

Neon at the Workplace


Out On The Town:

Nighttime Neon

This is one way I will be wearing neon – my favorite – neon yellow with black and white stripes :):


Daytime Neon