hello, yellow

Yellow is hitting it hard this season as demonstrated in the Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 runway show.  I have never been a mega fan of the color however while perusing the interweb I found some goodies that have convinced me otherwise.  It’s definitely a tough shade for us fair skin girls but throw on a red lip for pop of color and I think it may do the trick.  Or you can just go with yellow accessories.  A few items on the radar…
* photo by Yannis Vlamos via style.com
  1. Joie ombre maxi dress, $498, shopbop.com
  2. J.Crew classic wide bangle, $28, jcrew.com
  3. Topshop sunglasses, $28, topshop.com
  4. Charlie by Matthew Zink bandeau bikini, $225, net-a-porter.com
  5. Phillip Lim medium satchel, $825, shopbop.com
  6. Malene Birger two-tone floral lace top, $435, net-a-porter.com
  7. MaxMara mid rise skinny jeans, $186, matchesfashion.com
  8. Barney’s Co-Op high back sandal, $395, barneys.com

i’m loving…

hermes backpackHermes Spring 2013

….backpacks! This Hermes bag was chosen by Meaghan Mahoney Dusil and Vladimir Dusil of PurseBlog as one of the “Top 10 Best Runway Bags of 2013″ and I couldn’t be more psyched about it! What could be better than a carryall that enables you to evenly distribute the weight of all your necessary gear (ipad, iphone, makeup, wallet, sunglasses, keys to name a few!)!? What a relief this would be on your body – especially for urbanites who are not commuting via car but still want to look ultra stylish. Not just for students anymore – backpacks are chic, trend right and are a great alternative to lugging around a heavy shoulder bag. I’m pretty sure I’ve mastered the art of simultaneously holding a coffee, umbrella and giant handbag in the nook of my arm, but it comes at a price – ya feel me? I mean come on new mommies – you’ve gotta be so pumped right now, right? Let’s all rejoice because super cute designer and affordable options are now available! Not sure why I’m having such a ‘come to jesus’ moment around this old skool silhouette – but age may play into this (and of course the fashion gods). Check it… * photo via purseblog

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  1. Madewell transport rucksack backpack, $248, madewell.com
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon backpack, $198, shopbop.com
  3. Louis Vuitton bosphore backpack, $1,840, louisvuitton.com
  4. Makr farm rucksak natural canvas backpack, $160, makr.com
  5. Alexander Wang marti leather backpack, $850, net-a-porter.com
  6. Simone Camille skylar backpack, $810, shopbop.com
  7. One by Bed Stu shiloh leather backpack, $306, shopbop.com
  8. Stela 9 diego mini backpack, $172, shopbop.com
  9. LeSportsac voyager backpack, $108, zappos.com

the fine print

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If you don’t already have a pair of printed trousers in your wardrobe, like Led Zepplin sang on their debut album in 1969, “Your Time is Gonna Come”.  This trend is here to stay.  I am an admitted addict and have been hoarding for a few years  – they have certainly become a staple in the wardrobe.  My collection continues to grow and you can’t imagine how things multiplied like a gremlin during our trip to India.  It’s a print pant mecca and you can bet your little behind that I seized the opportunity to grab as many as I could (I won’t tell you how many scarves I also bought –  that’s for a later post).  So what’s the great appeal?  Sure – they are trendy and fun, but here’s a better understanding of why they are a ‘must have‘.

  • If you’re like me and accentuate the upper half of your body more than the lower, print pants are your best friend.  The busy-ness creates a distraction from your lower body silhouette.
  • Wearing print on top could feel dizzying.  Keeping it contained to your bottom allows less distraction to your eyes when chatting with someone – the real window to ‘soul style’.  Even though head to toe print is trending for spring – it’s not for everyone.  It’s fashion forward and works, but trickier to nail.  Sticking to a pants only rule is sufficient without feeling the need to go full throttle.
  • Flowy printed trousers transports me back to the 60’s and 70’s, bringing out my inner love child – I’m really a hippie at heart.  There is something freeing about letting go of the rigidity of tight pants.
  • They are comfortable!  During the summer there is nothing better than throwing on a pair of light weight pants to keep you cool – they are a fantastic alternative if you hate shorts.
  • They can very easily be dressed up or dressed down.
  • Everyone wears jeans!  They are an obvious no brainer.  Step outside of your fashion comfort zone and be different and bold.  They will be a conversation starter and you will stand out in a sea of denim.

So go on girlies – give it a shot.  Let me know how it goes.  Shoot a pic and send it over – you know where to find me.  xx  #yoursoulstyle

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A few picks to get you started.

  1. Screen Shot 2013-03-09 at 12.24.34 PMTalulah garden daydream pants, $235, shopbop.com
  2. Labworks multi print ankle pants, $34.99, target.com
  3. Malene Birger regal floral-print silk pants, $375, net-a-porter.com
  4. Tucker floral print silk-georgette pants, $299, net-a-porter.com
  5. Mango printed tapered trousers, $54.99, shop.mango.com
  6. Theory mitrana bird-print silk pants, $265, net-a-porter.com