April 15, 2012
Are you brave enough?
Not in general.. but are you brave enough to show off your stomach in these new cropped tops? I thought I had been saved from the ’80s Bare Midriff fashion trend by being born in ’87, but as always with fashion, it has made a name for itself again. That’s right, the bare midriff look is back! Plenty of designers embraced this look on the runway for the Spring/Summer looks. While I don’t have that bad of a figure, I am definitely scared by some of these. I have a few cropped shirts at the moment, but they’re always accompanied by a tank underneath to ensure no belly skin is exposed. Without those tanks, there would be no way I would ever purchase one. I, for one, am not brave enough for this skin-exposing trend.
They are definitely making me crave Summer though. If only this tornado weather would go away and the sun would come for good…
As always, I try and include a bit of both worlds to show off options for this style so there will be some expensive and some inexpensive. I’m not sure if it was coincidental, but the higher up I got in price range, the more attention the midriff got. See if you noticed it too..
Splendid – Sierra Stripe Fleece Cropped Top – $98.00
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March 4, 2012
With Spring comes color. I’ve already established that in a couple of my most recent posts, but what I haven’t mentioned is the typical pastel Easter-egg colored accessories that are coming this Spring.
Yes, most designers have chosen the bold color route, but a select few are rebelling and going with the opposite subdued approach that are pastel colors.
I know I won’t be purchasing a trendy luxury one like Louis Vuitton or Lanvin any time soon; those are where buying only classics are a must, but I have gathered a few below. If you want to see more of these subtle beauties you can visit Vogue. They put together a lovely slideshow at their site of other coveted pastels.
Marc Jacobs – Little Stam $895
RED Valentino – $495
Diane von Furstenberg Embossed iPad Case – $275
Lanvin shiny calfskin partition clutch bag - $2,150
I, myself, would be more apt to buy a less expensive Easter-egg handbag or clutch from a place like H&M or Forever 21 to get me through the season. I found a few cheaper alternatives to show as well. Honestly, I’m in love with the BCBGeneration one I have found.
Nine West – Eye for Eye Satchel – $69
BCBGeneration – Charlie Clutch – $78
Lulu’s – Adorb Knobs Studded Purse – $38