NYFW Spring 2013 Trend Spotting!

As we prepare ourselves for the onset of fall furs and peacoats, New York Fashion Week has already started gearing us towards Spring 2013. The runways proved to be nothing short of amazing, and there were some definite trends making major headlines. Here’s a look at some of my favorite Spring trends that are a must have for next season! Take some notes ladies, and start vamping up your spring closets from now to get yourself ahead of the game!

1. Spring 2013 Color Palette:

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love, love, LOVE the clever use of color by DVF. Miss Furstenberg is a true fashion genius!

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Absolutely love the juxtaposition of bold hues with neutral shades as it provides for a harmonious combination. The Spring 2013 color palette has a little something for everyone. The runways were filled with vibrancy and versatile looks created by fabulous color combinations.

2. Patriotic Colors and Combos:

Red, White, and Blue were all over the Spring runways. Whether these hues solely graced the runway, or whether they were combined, the trio of colors was pure perfection. I absolutely love this bold and chic amalgamation of colors.

3. STRIPES

From skinny, to wide, to geometric and MORE! Stripes were everywhere to be seen for Spring 2013. I especially love it on the Tommy Hilfiger sleek one piece swimsuit. The stripes trend gives a sense of imprisonment behind bars with a chic fashion twist!

4. PRINTS GALORE:

Floral and Digital prints were huge on the Spring runways. These sundry prints were bright and bold. Rodarte’s use of prints was especially appetizing as multiple vibrant prints were used to create a powerful ensemble.

5. Slouchy Chic

Wide-legged pants, harem pants, and loose caftans were spotted in various designer collections. DVF’s take on this slouchy chic trend was the best of the lot. Her use of color and detailing completely updated these 70s silhouettes with a modern twist.

6. Romantic Lace

 Lace is back ladies! Whether it was black lace or colored, the looks were both romantic and edgy. Designers sparingly worked lace in to their pieces in order to spice up their looks. Jason Wu’s lace insets were particularly eye-catching and sexy!

7. Gladiator Inspired Shoes:

All I can say is HOT, and I WANT THEM NOW! Absolutely love the return of gladiator style shoes. These knee grazing pieces are edgy, dramatic, and daring, and they completely transform your look. Make sure to get your hands on a pair before next Spring!

8. Pointed Pumps:

The pointer the hotter! The pointed pump trend has started to pick up again for Fall, and now we’re are seeing it for Spring as well. The sharper the point, the more elongated and slender your legs look. Designers have now revamped the pointed pump by adding ankle straps, contrasting colored tips, and fancy detailing for an edgier appeal. LOVE!

Start working some of these trends in to your looks now!

Which trend is your favorite?

xoxo

Reneta J 

TREND ALERT! Wine and Dine in BURGUNDY this FALL!

Spotted all over the Fall runways, this sexy hue is the best way to update an outfit this fall. Add a wine colored bag or shoe, or spice up your look with intense Bordeaux lips. Burgundy is the new neutral and can even be worn from head-to-toe without being considered too much. Its intense color provides for a chic, edgy, and versatile look, and can even be paired nicely with many colors. Burgundy is a rich, luxurious color, and is a nice medium between stark red and banal black.

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Blake Lively stunned in a sleek wine-colored Gucci mini at the Gucci Premier fragrance launch a few days ago. The embellished mini was complimented with strappy burgundy sandals by Gucci as well.

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Get the burgundy look on a budget:

  1. ASOS Pant with Jet Pocket – $34
  2. Wine Peacock Lace Tights – $2
  3. Sleeveless Peplum Top – $36
  4. Burgundy Jersey Puff Blazer – $53
  5. Michael Antonia Morea Bootie – $44.95
  6. Maximo Studded Toe Lace-Ups – $60
  7. Burgundy Fedora Hat – $44
  8. 7 For All Mankind Glazed Pebble Sateen Skinny – $198

Vampire cherry nails are also hot this season. Here are a few hot picks to spice up your manicures:

burgundy nail polish

Sonia Kashuk’s “Stop Whining”, “Walk Away Renee” by Deborah Lippmann, and Essie’s “Carry On”

To get the regal look, be a little daring and try Bordeaux lips as these stars do:

fours

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Here are some of my favorite wine-colored lipsticks:

Add this hot new hue to your fall look, and you’ll surely be turning heads!

xoxo

Reneta J 

Topshop at Nordstrom – September 10th

So excited for the Topshop and Nordstrom collaboration coming this September to 14 locations all over the United States! And what’s even better? 2 out of the 14 locations are going to be at the Irvine and Costa Mesa Nordstrom locations. The Irvine location will have both Topshop and Topman, and the Costa Mesa location will only have Topshop. The Topshop collection is inspired by street fashion and runway trends, and always has a little something for everyone. The Nordstrom Topshop will have a more concise collection than the actual Topshop, but it will also include pieces that are exclusive to Nordstrom.

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can’t hardly wait!

xoxo

Reneta J

IT’S A NEON PARTY + NEON DIY NAILS!

Recent obsession: NEON! It’s bold, its fun, its potent, and its SEXY! We saw splashes of this bright, daring hue all over the spring runways. From Oscar De La Renta, to Nanette Lepore, to Jason Wu, to Luca Luca, NEON made major headlines.

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Because spring is all about COLOR, wearing a head-to-toe neon ensemble won’t be considered a bit much, but rather, you’ll be making a statement the second you walk in to a room. But if you’re not feeling so daring, pair some fun neon pieces with more muted tones such as whites or browns, or enhance the look even further by contrasting it with bold magentas and aquas.

A few weeks back I did a post on office chic where my outfit had splashes of neon. Check it out! As you can see, a few neon pieces go a long way and add that extra umph to your outfit.

NEON MUST HAVES: chunky accessories, bags, statement heels, and skinny jeans. WHY? Because they can be worn in so many ways and they spice up any outfit in an instant!

Celebrities who have embraced the NEON trend:

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As you can seen, NEON can be worn in so many different ways. Fergie’s bright neon peep toe pumps transforms her simple LBD in to a WOW ensemble! From nails, to accessories, to shoes, to jeans, and more, NEON brings so much life to your look.

Here are some fab neon heels:

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Clockwise: Christian Louboutin, Brian Atwood, Diane Von Furstenberg, H&M,Giuseppe Zanotti and Casadei.

Fun NEON bags are a definite must have for spring:

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1) McQ by Alexander McQueen Pink Neon– $675
2) Cambridge Satchel Company Fluoro – $140
3) Nasty Gal Eve Patent Satchel – $60
4) Fred Flare Baggu Neon Backpack – $40
5) Marc by Marc Jacobs Neon Croc-effect Bag– $495
6) Nasty Gal Eve Patent Satchel – $40
7) Bloomingdales “Little Neon Bag” Tote– $25

Now, I couldn’t leave you without showing you this weeks NEON inspired nailart:

Here’s how you get the look:

1. SEPHORA BY OPI NAIL LACQUER IN “FLURRY UP”

2. CHINA GLAZE NAIL LACQUER IN “YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI”

3. CHINA GLAZE NAIL LACQUER IN “FLIP FLOP FANTASY”

4. SALLY HANSEN “DRIES INSTANTLY” TOP COAT

5. SALLY HANSEN FRENCH MANICURE NAIL STRIPS

Embrace the traffic stopping NEON trend!

xoxo

Reneta J 

All about the FLARE

This season is all about flare dresses – A fitted bodice with a flouncy skirt. We saw this chic ’50’s silhouette all over the spring runways and fell in love.

There are so many options when it comes to the flare dress. Whether it is a basic solid, pleated, lace, printed, or mix matched textured, flare dresses have a flirty, bold, and whimsical appeal. This perfect sweet meets sexy look is super easy to achieve and makes you look amazingly feminine and chic.

Why we love this look: This flattering look creates the illusion of a tiny waistline (and enhances the bodacious curves you already have), and elongates your legs. This look is best for, but not limited to, a woman with an hourglass figure.

How to add drama to this look: Pair the flare dress with a belt around the waist to accentuate the waist even more and add more curvature to your frame. Add some chunky sandals and slick your hair back with some volume for a rockin’ mod look!

Celebrities we love in flare dresses:

Taylor Swift

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Zooey Deschanel

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Here are a few of our favorite, budget-friendly, flare dresses:

1. Free People Floral Lace Fit and Flare Dress – $89.95

2. Pleat Bodice Cut Out Dress – $90

3. Lime Piped Skater Dress – $68

4. Skater Dress With Bow Front – $53.72

5. Petite Mesh Insert Dress – $90

6. Petite Square Neck Fit and Flare Dress – $37.60

7. Paisley Tennis Dress – $188

8. Petite Heart Back Dress – $110

Play up your curves with Fit-and-Flare Dresses this season!

xoxo

Reneta J

TREND ALERT: Fun With FRINGE!

Who doesn’t love FRINGE? Well we sure do! Fringes are fun, flirty, edgy, and have a bold appeal – it’s no wonder why the fringe trend keeps making a come back season after season.

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Because fringes create such a statement, it’s important to not overdue the look. Chose one to two items with fringe detailing and keep the rest of the look minimal. REMEMBER LADIES: We always want to be easy on the eyes and not look like an over kill. The trick is to have a few pieces of your outfit standout rather than being a concoction of of too many ingredients.

My favorite are statement shoes with fringe accents, they’re just so hot and they transform any outfit instantly! Pull out your favorite LBD and throw on some fab fringe shoes and wa-la! Also, fun fringe accessories are the easiest way to spice up your outfit. A fringe bag is also a must have for Spring – it definitely adds a boho chic element to your look!

Here are some of my favorite fringe pieces. Absolutely LOVE the turquoise fringe and studs Jeffrey Campbell heels!

1. Balmain Fringe Jacket 

2. Dannijo Fringe Necklace

3. Emanuele Bicocchi Fringed Bracelet

4. Jeffrey Campbell Fringe Shoes

5. BCBG Fringe Cuff 

6. Dashiki Fringed Earrings

7. Nookie Fringe Dress 

8. RED Valentino Fringe Shoulder Bag

9. Miss Selfridge Fringe Bikini 

10. B Brian Atwood Fringe Sandals

11. Camila Fringe Dress

What do you think? Do you love this trend?

Fringe in love this spring!

xoxo

Reneta J 

OFFICE CHIC! Polka Dots, Neons, and Florals!

SPRING: All about polka dots juxtaposed with splashes of neon, and neutrals complimented with floral prints!

Who said you can’t have a little fun dressing up in the morning for work? This spring give your skinnys a break and sink in to a fun pair of wide leg high-waisted pants. Add a skinny belt around the waist to bring a little definition and curve to your body. Not only is this silhouette flattering, but it is also creates the perfect day to night outfit! Lastly, don’t forget to add a pop of color to your look. I went for a vibrant jacket and matching heels to pull the look together.

Floral printed dresses are also a must have for spring. They’re flirty, chic, and when paired with a leather jacket, they’ve now got that edge!

My ensemble: Neon jacket by Elizabeth and James, Neon Heels from Zara, Polka Dot Wide leg Pants by Trouvé, Black tank top by Twenty, Bow Belt, Chanel Purse, Cuff by BEBE, and Collared Necklace from Bloomingdales.

Urvika’s ensemble: Wrap Floral Print Dress by Indian designer Piya Pauro, Fresh water pearls necklace, Brown Leather Jacket by M&M from U.K., Heels from Zara, Moschino Purse.

xoxo

Reneta J

Roaming the Streets in our Spring Brights!

What better way to spring forward than by making a trip to Vegas for some work and play! Urvika and I had such a wonderful Sunday afternoon roaming the streets in our spring brights!

I’m wearing a purple high low dress from a boutique in LA (brand unknown), coral shoes from H&M, denim jacket from BEBE, orange belt from H&M, purse by Prada, tangerine cuffs by Tory Burch (absolutely love these!), and watch by Dior.

Urvika is wearing an aqua dress and aqua wedges from a boutique in LA (brands unknown), coral headband from H&M, blush handbag by Valentino.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

xoxo

Reneta J 

EVERYTHING I DREAM OF FOR SPRING…

My Spring Wish List:

Clearly I do a lot of online shopping, or browsing in this case, and this season there were so many pieces that sparked my fancy. Absolutely love the Alexander McQueen clutch. I’ve had my eye on the eclectic assortment of McQueen clutches for a while now and this one is definitely one of my favs!

1. CALVIN KLEIN METALLIC LUREX BLEND DRESS

2. KATE SPADE “ANCHORS AWAY” BRACELET 

3.CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN WATERSNAKE SLINGBACKS

4. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SKULLS CLUTCH 

5. BALMAIN BIKER JACKET

6. MARC JACOBS METALLIC LEATHER IPAD CASE

7. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA ORIGAMI SATIN PUMPS

8. JONATHON ASTON TUXEDO BOW TIGHTS

9.  DOLCE & GABBANA LACE IPHONE 4 CASE

10. LANVIN SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL EAGLE NECKLACE

11. PROENZA SCHOULER NEON LEATHER TOTE

12. ALAIA LEATHER LACE UP SANDALS

13. BOTTEGA VENETA STUDDED LEATHER KNOT CLUTCH

14. KAUFMANFRANCO SEQUINED ASYMMETRIC ONE-SHOULDER DRESS

15. EMILIO PUCCI GOLD-PLATED PLEXIGLASS CUFF 

16. ETRO ABSTRACT TIERED NECKLACE

17. BOTTEGA VENETA LEATHER SHOULDER BAG

18. CREATURES OF THE WIND SILK CHIFFON MIDI SKIRT

 xoxo

Reneta J 

Marni for H&M Launches in less than 24hrs! – MARCH 8th

We are so thankful to have the regal and chic brand, Marni, collaborate with the ever-popular H&M to bring out such a fabulous, yet affordable collection for this spring!

Check out some of their fun pieces:

Photos: Vogue UK 

The entire collection is filled with bold prints, incredible textures, versatile separates, accessories galore, including the collared necklaces that we had just posted about last week, and so much MORE!

The best way to wear this collection is to mix, match, and layer! Don’t be scared to pair different patterns and textures together and enjoy accessorizing.

The collection will only launch in select stores globally. The South Coast Plaza Mall H&M is the only branch in Orange County that will debut the line. You can start lining up at 9pm tonight or be hopeful, like me, that there will be some exclusive pieces for grabs come tomorrow morning =)

*fingers crossed*

xoxo

Reneta J