Archive for February, 2013
I know it’s hard to get motivated to come up with a new outfit idea when its under 20 degrees outside, so I decided to share this one for some inspiration. My first reaction when I see temperatures below freezing is to say “forget it” and throw on my coziest cable knit sweater over jeans and call it a day. However, I was feeling particularly motivated this morning to come up with something that would keep me warm, but without the “frump”.
Here is all you need:
Now, here is the secret to staying super warm in this outfit. Underneath everything, add in:
Black or Neutral Opaque Tights (sheer ones don’t give you much warmth and knit ones might not fit under your pants)
Black Long Sleeved V Neck Tight Shirt
These two items will not cause a lot of bulk, but will add the extra layer you need to keep warm, while still looking cute!
I recently acquired a Rebecca Minkoff wristlet in “baby blue” (it’s really more of a mint color as you can see in the picture) and decided that I needed some matching ballet flats for Spring. After scouring the net, I found this pair at Express that seemed to match and were also super affordable – only $34.90 here. The color is really close to that of the wristlet, and they are very comfortable. The pointy toe is a bit witch like, but it also makes them more interesting than most round-toed flats I own. Pics below.
There is no way around it, black and white color blocking is a major trend for Spring 2013. Almost every major designer has their version of the B&W dress, and why not? It’s super chic and flattering on almost everyone! Here is my favorite Runway version from the Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 RTW collection: I just love the asymmetric panels and the little burst of color right in the center.
Now on to the more affordable (and wearable) versions.
If you want to go for designer quality, I would recommend:
Rag & Bone Dupont Colorblock Dress – $450
Diane von Furstenberg Carmelle Sheath Dress – $425
Alice + Olivia Alberta Colorblock Dress – $297
Looking for more affordable versions of this trend? Here are some options:
White House Black Market Coloblock Sheath Dress – $79.99
You can get this HERE
Loft Colorblock Seamed Sheath Dress – $89.50
You can get this HERE