spring it on

Not sure about you but I cannot wait for spring.  Being a New Yorker I’ve learned to deal with the winter months – but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish it was warm all year round.  Winter fashion is dynamic because of the layers and coziness but by March I’ve had it.  Are you as over it as I am?  Here are a few looks pulled from the spring 2013 shows to inspire and get you ready – each perfect for weekend, date night or work.  I’ve combed through the interweb to find affordable replicas and you may even have a few of these pieces hanging in your closet already!

Enjoy! xx

Look: Weekend

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Band of Outsiders Spring 2013 *photo via style.com

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  1. Mango crochet dress, $44.99, mango.com
  2. Topshop unlined parka, $120, topshop.com
  3. Gap two tone canvas tote, $49.95, gap.com
  4. Topshop thread wrap bracelet pack, $35, topshop.com
  5. Rachel Roy strappy platform sandals, $295, bloomingdales.com
 

Look: Date Night 

_RAC0404.450x675Rachel Zoe Spring 2013 *photo via style.com

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  1. Madewell linen racerback tank, $39.50, madewell.com
  2. Topshop split back maxi skirt, $40, topshop.com
  3. Eugenia Kim turben headband, $63, lyst.com
  4. Forever 21 multi chain tassel necklace, $6.80, forever21.com
  5. Marc by Marc Jacobs double wrap necklace, $128, shopbop.com
  6. Michael Kors white chronograph watch, $225, michaelkors.com
  7. Alexander Wang rocco duffle bag, $895, shopbop.com
  8. Cole Haan arden wedge, $198, colehaan.com
 

Look: Work 

JCREW030.450x675J.Crew Collection Spring 2013 *photo via style.com

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  1. J.Crew side-seam sailor top, $68, jcrew.com
  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim floral trousers, $425, shopbop.com
  3. Michael Kors pave bracelet, $65, shopbop.com
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs tiny crystal bracelet, $52, shopbop.com
  5. Holst + Lee jewel tone bracelet, $155, shopbop.com
  6. J.Crew nolita denim jacket, $128, net-a-porter.com
  7. Zara vamp shoe, $49, zara.com

fall fashion 2013

Fashion Week is in full swing and fall 2013 collections are getting my juices flowing.  Menswear inspired hits the runway in a big, bad way and I am loving how designers are maintaining enough femininity, keeping the silhouettes and draping sexy.  BCBG Max Azria, my absolute favorite show so far, “brought about a collection that was decidedly more street than sweet” according to style.com.  “It was refreshing when a few of the more pared-down pieces, including a clean mesh tuxedo tank, came down the runway.  In general, this piled-up, coat-centric look advanced a tougher, more urban version of the BCBG woman.”  I’m pretty sure I’d wear every single look in their collection.  Other trends for fall are oversize coats, turtlenecks, quilted pieces and leopard spots prevail (yay!).  The designers that I think presented wearable fashion (so far) include Billy Reid, Yigal AzrouelVeronica B. Vallenes (Copenhagen) and Rag & Bone.  Mara Hoffman killed it, but her overall color palette (for me) was a bit bright for the season.  I did die for a few things though (see below).  Things are looking really good so far and so much more to come.  J.CrewMichael Kors and Rachel Zoe in the coming days.  Exciting stuff!

This is the first time that I’ve taken a deep dive into fashion week, but within the last few months I’ve become inspired by fashion again (this blog is a result of the surge as well).  I’ve never completely departed from my obsession, but there has definitely been a period where needing to be up in it wasn’t a huge priority (life happens and sometimes our passions shift around, right?).  Well – that my friends, has passed and I am definitely back at it!  I’m excited to bring this information to you and hope you enjoy the highlights because my favorite part about this journey is the ability to take the knowledge that I gain and send it forward.  Some of my fave’s from fall 2013 below and you can click on the designers name to see complete collection and/or reviews!  I’d love to hear what you think!  Happy Fashion Week!

Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 11.18.16 AMBCBG Max Azria  *photos from style.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 11.24.21 AMPierre Balmain, Tess GibersonBilly Reid  *photos from style.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 11.28.28 AMRag & Bone, Yigal AzrouelThakoon Addition  *photos from style.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 11.16.00 AMCostello Tagliapietra, DAY Birger et MikkelsenVeronica B. Vallenes  *photos from style.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 5.40.45 PMRebecca Taylor, Rebecca TaylorBand of Outsiders *photos from style.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 11.31.27 AMNicole Miller, Billy ReidNicholas K  *photos from style.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 11.30.07 AMTribune Standard, Billy Reid, Cushnie et Ochs  *photos from style.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 5.39.34 PMMara Hoffman, Mara Hoffman, Mara Hoffman *photos from style.com