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Pineapple Tee Roundup

July 3rd // Comment Here

Such a sweet treat, anyway you slice it – Pineapples are the official fruit of summer 2014! While lemons took center stage for spring, like at the Kate Spade runway show, they have drifted off into the background for this tropical fruit to take over summer! Adorning tees, bags, home décor items and more – if you want pineapples, you don’t have to look very far!

Work this statement print trend by starting with a fruity design by way of these fanciful tees:

Cynthia Rowley, $55

Zara, $26

Sundry via SaksFifthAve, $66

Lucky, $20

Seafolly Pineapple Print Tank via ASOS, $135

 Ann Taylor, $35

Tips for rocking the trendy statement printed tee:

Keep It Simple

When wearing a fully printed item, it’s best to pair with solid basics instead of trying to cram too many prints into one outfit. Pick a solid green skater skirt or a basic black pant to let this printed trend shine through at center stage.

Balance Prints

If you’re feeling cheeky enough to wear more than one print in your outfit, remember to keep it balanced. Wear like colored prints and space it out along your body. So if you’re rocking the pineapple tee but want to add another print, try to put it in your shoes or your handbag to avoid looking off balanced or cluttered.

Go for Fancy

Summer is a great season for dressing up your casual staples. A casual tee with a big pineapple emblazened across the front can be just the piece you need to be the foundation of a fancy-casual ensembe. Starting with the tee, layer on a leather moto jacket and a sparkling sequin skirt, complete with strappy black heels for a look that takes you well into the wee AM hours while you’re out clubbing with you girls!

How do you rock the pineapple trend? Are you the kind of girl who keeps it simple, balances multiple prints, or make it glam and fancy? Share your thoughts below in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Perks Of The SHOP.COM ‘Trends’ Community

June 25th // Comment Here

Just when you thought that SHOP.COM couldn’t be more of a lifesaver, well with a huge product selection and cash back on all of your favorites; now you have SHOP.COM Trends! A fun new way to shop, discover, and share the things you love. 

SHOP.COM Trends is an online community and shopping site for fashion, style and interior design that allows you to share your own creativity and express your personal style. Discover the latest trends and follow styles you love. Plus, purchase it all in one place while earning cash back and share your trends on social media for a chance to earn cash when others purchase your picks!

The best part is that you can connect Trends with your Instagram account to seamlessly add your Instagram images to any Trend. SHOP.COM trends gives everyone  - everywhere a voice in shaping today’s trends and influencing purchases.  Come join our community today!

 

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Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014

June 23rd // Comment Here

Pastels, lace, and floral appliqué - needless to say, pretty was in no short supply at the Burberry’s 2014 spring and summer runway show. The feminine collection was viewed by an impressive front row of English roses including Sienna Miller (the brand’s current “face”), Suki Waterhouse, and One Direction’s Harry Styles.

Everything was so delicately soft, from the cheeky pastel lace pencil skirts to the rounded shoulder coats in gentle shades of candy pink and pistachio, the skirts that were oh-so perfectly draped and the dresses that were knotted to perfection. Even the new Petal bags were soft – rolled in the hand like a newspaper, they came in lavender, mint or vibrant jewel tones offsetting the neutral coats.

Reminiscent of the 1950s girl next door, models donned the faintest of sky blues, frothy mint greens, lilacs, corals, and lingerie pinks. Paired with these colors were lacy pencil skirts, buttoned-down shirts with the appropriate collars, cozy cardigans and, of course, the classic trench coat with a spring twist. In my humble opinion, Christopher Bailey (Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer) nailed it once again.

As Bailey continues to push the strong fashion message in his Burberry collections, the house’s iconic raincoats and trenches were essentially transformed for this show into sleek fifties cocktail dresses. The trenches were cinched with bejeweled belts (that could almost double as necklaces, and that telltale Burberry water-resistant cotton was used not only for the coats, but for a pencil skirts with elaborately embroidered cutouts. Jewels, embroidery, pastels, and all things ornate and chic. What more could we ask for?

Every look was paired with the same thin-heeled sandal, anchored with a strip of rubber that came in almost every color already showcased in the show. Definitely not groundbreaking in the footwear scene, but surely worth the mention.

All in all, this collection was overflowing with pretty pieces that any pastel-loving, floral coveting, cashmere craving fashionista would appreciate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Designers I Love: Isabel Marant

June 17th // 1 Comment

Isabel Marant is effortless, chic, and the ultimate trendsetter. This French designer not only has one of the most coveted design lines in the world, but pulls it all off with an attitude of nonchalant sophistication.

Reflected in most of her designs is a mix of bohemia and tomboy influence. Very Parisian street chic. Growing up, Marant would constantly be found donning her father’s wardrobe because she identified as a tomboy and despised anything girly. Her bohemian influences stem from inspiration gathered as a child, touring Asian, African, and Indian destinations with her parents.

Marant’s 2014 Spring/Summer collection was fresh and true to her signature “tomboy meets bohemian” style. This new collection debuted with just a bit more tomboy edge as silver rivets adorned leather pants and boots. Soft florals paired with sharp edged sandals and boots were also distinct elements in this line. The footwear also subtly resembled a man’s tie or bowtie, which again is so fitting to Marant’s true style.

Overall, this collection is the epitome of texture mixing at its finest. Combinations of leather, ruffles, and chiffon intermixed with hard and soft edges truly this distinguishes this collection from the pack.

One of my favorite pieces of this spring/summer collection is the bohemian inspired dusty pink peasant dress. A look within itself, this dress looks comfortable, effortless, and even feminine–a bit of a departure from Marant’s original looks, but still a fitting ensemble within this collection.

What I think we’ll begin to see in the summer street fashion (with influences from this collection) is monochromatic black and white and edgy textures paired with soft chiffon florals. Femininity at its boldest! So, are you ready to pair that stark blazer with your summer chiffon dress? Let me know your opinions of Marant’s line in the comments and how you’d personally interpret these looks into your everyday wardrobe.

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Brand In Review: The Row

June 2nd // Comment Here

Who doesn’t know the name Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen these days? These 20 something year old twins have long been in the spotlight for their beauty, acting skills, and their brilliant fashion empire. With a career that started at the age of 2, these girls have been working their whole lives and it’s certainly paying off!

Affectionately known as the the ‘billion dollar babies’, they have created an empire that began with a tween clothing line sold in Wal*Mart and now have their designs prominently featured in Barneys sold next to the likes of the most famous designers of our time.

The Row was established in 2006 by the Olsen twins and since its launch, the brand has expanded to include a range of ready-to-wear, eyewear, and handbags. Their brand reflects a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance, focusing on fine fabrics and the perfect fit. In 2012, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) proudly named Ashley and Mary-Kate as Womenswear Designers of The Year. Part of The Row’s mission is to support high-end fashion manufacturing in the US.

Focusing on perfecting the basics, Mary Kate and Ashley set out to create a line of clothing that encompassed the needs of every woman’s wardrobe. From the perfect pea coat to brilliantly tailored white button ups, they don’t work around the trends but rather enhance the basics. It’s true that no matter what the runways say, there will always be a need for a comfortable tee, proper fitting trousers, and of course a never ending selection of classic little black dresses.

While their price range may soar up into the $$$$ mark on many items, it is not without good reason that the price tag be above the average. Their pieces are crafted with the finest materials, which if cared for properly, can last a lifetime and then some. You really do get what you pay for when you purchase from their highest line of fashion.

Recently, the twins announced they opened up their first flagship store in Los Angeles, which is a delight to classic fashionistas at last! With a minimalistic approach, much like their garment designs, the girls have begun to cultivate their in store presence as a learning experiment with hopes to open more brick-and-mortar shops for their other brands as well.

If you are the kind of woman who is interested in investing your money into a lifelong wardrobe that will mix and match with the trends as they come and go, this may be a good place for you to start. While this may not be the ticket for every consumer, it is certainly a beautiful place to window shop and gain inspiration!

by Kate Heimann of WearInLA.com

 

 

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