Kimono Trend for Spring

Spring is fast approaching – time to break out those flattering loose fitting kimonos

Kimonos were trending last year and look to be just as huge in 2016.  Their lovely flowing lines are a natural fit for the 70’s style invasion with flared legs and chunky heels.


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A peek at some of the designers:

Hiromi Asai F/W 2016 Collection

“New York-based designer, Hiromi Asai, presents sophisticated, authentic Kimono fashion on the runway at the New York Fashion Week on February 16, 2016. (from Morningstar.com)

Yoshikimono RTW Spring 2016

“Tokyo Fashion Week decided to wrap up the spring 2016 action with something a bit unusual: a runway show featuring kimonos designed by a rock star. Fans — many of them screaming his name — packed the audience to see Yoshiki, a member of the heavy metal band X Japan.” (from wwd.com)

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Shein Floral Loose Kimono

Shein Floral Loose Kimono by karlajkitty featuring Romantic Floral Phone Case


from Shein

Black Short Sleeve Floral Loose Chiffon Blouse

  • Price: $9.89

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and from Lulu’s

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O’Neill Hattie Purple-Grey Print Kimono Top

  • Price: $69.50

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Pretty Pink Blooms

Introducing my new Pink Bloom Collection on RedBubble:

Pretty Pink Blooms

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I love being able to design all-over-print skirts, leggings, and duvet covers!

Rebecca Minkoff See Buy Wear collection

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear:  Rebecca Minkoff

Lovely muted pastels, classy feminine lines, and a bit of fun.  I absolutely love this collection!  The mod purple-gray leather “Rockin” skirt and jacket are calling my name ;).


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The designers at Polyvore were given a preview and asked to create fashion sets for a contest that Rebecca herself will judge – here is mine:

Rebecca Minkoff See Buy Wear collection

So what do the experts at Vogue say about this collection:

One gets the feeling that Rebecca Minkoff’s customer might be most familiar with the designer’s seasonal muses from, say, a Pinterest board. Still, if Minkoff can turn on her young clientele to the likes of Patti Smith or Françoise Hardy, as some of the icons she’s envisioned through her kicky clothes, more power to her.  Read more…


 

More sets from the contest:

My “Dimensions of Purple” Collection had a phone case that was a perfect fit for the purple leather skirt and black hankie top.  See the rest of the collection here:


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Wear Black – Accessorize with Purple

If you LOVE PURPLE as much as I do, you want to wear it all the time. But purple is one of those colors that can be a bit tacky if overdone. Stay classy by wearing mostly black and add purple as an accent. Wear a purple scarf and jewelry or carry a tasteful bag.  Brighten up the drudgery of winter by adding a pair of rich purple gloves to a cozy black coat.

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Cat Walk

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Here are some fun and affordable Purple sunglasses from SheIn:

Purple Lenses Black Flower Embellished Sunglasses

  • Price: $16.14

 

 Purples

 

My Purple Kitty Collection:

Spring New Arrivals

Denim Trend: Black Jeans

Black jeans are an absolute staple item – great with a sweater or blouse on “Casual Friday” at work, or with a sweatshirt for a trip to the grocery. Plus they are black – so they go with everything. I’m one of those people whose closet would be near empty if all the black clothing were removed. Did I mention that they are black?

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Denim Trend: Black Jeans

 


 

Fashionable but Affordable Black Denim:

Black Ripped Slim Denim Pant

  • Price: $16.82

 

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


More Casual Choices:

Zipper Fly Classic Pure Black Slimming Button Embellished Narrow Feet Denim Pants

  • Price: $14.06

 

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Love Black?  My Black Marble Collection may have something for you:


Winter Layers: Slip Dress

Slip dresses are back – right out of the 90’s and showing up everywhere.

How would you wear a slip dress?  Obviously not for the work place or a trip to the mall (unless you’re Rhianna)- more suited for a nice (very nice) evening out.  Perfect for a cocktail party or dinner and a show.

GET THE LOOK: slipdress long and sneakers

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 So just what is a “slip dress”?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A slip dress is a woman’s dress that closely resembles an underslip or petticoat.[1] It is traditionally cut on the bias, with spaghetti straps.[1] Slip dresses first became widely worn in the last decade of the 20th century, as part of the underwear-as-outerwear trend, when they were made from layered chiffon, polyester satins and charmeuse, and often trimmed with lace.[2] The slip dress looked like an undergarment, but was intended to be seen, and through the use of lace and sheer elements, offer glimpses of the body beneath.[3]Designers associated with slip dresses include John Galliano, whose debut design for Dior was a lace-trimmed slip dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1996;[4] Calvin Klein and Narciso Rodriguez.[1]

 

Winter Layers: Slip Dress


I found some affordable Slip Dresses on Shein:

Apricot Coctel Spaghetti Strap Pleated Slip Dress

  • Price: $17.99

 

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Don’t forget a pair of strappy heels (found on Lulu’s):

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Black Skinny Leggings

What could be more versatile than black leggings?

Leggings and jeggings are everywhere and for good reason. They are comfortable and they go with just about everything. Grab a t shirt or sweatshirt for a quick casual look or go all out with a nice sweater or button down shirt for a more polished statement. Add a long scarf and a cape and you are ready for your magazine shoot. Just don’t go too tight with these. Unless you have a model-thin figure you should look for leggings that have a little “hang” room.


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Black Skinny Leggings

 Black Skinny Leggings by karlajkitty featuring round sunglasses

The top ten black leggings will have you leaping, lunging and high-kicking for joy, thanks to their comfortable feel, sag-proof stretchy composition and non-see through fabric. Choose a tummy-flattening shape or a trendier look with visible seams – either way, scroll through our list of black leggings, because feeling cozy has never looked so chic!  Read More…

Black Leggings For Less:

Elastic Waist Slim Black Leggings

  • Price: $9.99

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Cropped Flares

Can you pull off the trending cropped flares?

I have to admit that I don’t quite have the figure for this look – being on the curvy side and of limited stature, this look just doesn’t do me justice. That is not to say that they don’t flatter some figure types.  Make sure to “own” this look – make it a deliberate statement and pair them with just the right heel.


 

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Cropped Flares

Get the look: Cropped Flares by karlajkitty featuring an open front cardigan

 

Marni yellow shoes
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Wildfox 80s fashion
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From Harpers Bazaar:

Chic Cropped Flares to Try Now

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From the designers at Polyvore:

Would You Wear It: Cropped Flares

Cropped Flare Jeans...


cropped flares


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Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

New Trend: Bell-Sleeve Dresses

Flared slacks and jeans have a trending partner with bell sleeve dresses and tops. Some have a slight taper and others flare out to ridiculous volumes. These have been in style before and I really like the feminine look they create.


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New Trend: Bell-Sleeve Dresses

 New Trend: Bell-Sleeve Dresses by karlajkitty featuring leather handbags


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Holiday Fashion and Sales

What’s on your holiday wish list this year?

I love layering shades of gray and would be thrilled to have this adorable cape and these knee-hi boots.  Fabulous for vertically challenged ladies like myself:

My Holiday Wishlist - Cozy Greys

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Holiday Travel Fashion and Accessories:

Add a splash of holiday red to a monochrome outfit and travel in style this season:

Holiday Travel

Oversize Dress Trend

These loose-fitting dresses are popping up everywhere.  Accessorize with minimal jewelry, a scarf, and your favorite pumps:

Oversize Dress - Dark Blue and Purple

There is still time to order customized holiday supplies and decorations

My new Wrapped In Christmas Collection:

Wrapped in Christmas Collection

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