On Trend – Over the Knee Boots

Over The Knee Boots Brown and Leopard

 


ASOS oversized top
$48 – asos.com

Hue legging
lordandtaylor.com

Striped handbag
zazzle.com

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Floral Dresses

Winter is gone and it’s time to bring out the flowers

Floral Dress from Shein

Floral Dress from Shein by karlajkitty featuring a floral print dress

Girly florals and princess dresses are huge this season, and run the gamut from wild multi-color blooms to more low-key monochromes.


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From Elle:

 

Inspiration

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Billabong Lovely Roads Coral Pink Floral Print Dress

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Black Cropped Sweater

Black Cropped Sweater

 


 

Black Off the Shoulder Crop Knit Sweater

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Handbags For Spring

I just ordered a lovely pink bag for Spring from Shein (see my set below).  They have some really cute trendy bags at discount prices.

This is my first handbag purchase from Shein so I’m anxious to see it and “road test” it.  It has to be able to hold a big wallet, cell phone and cover, large headphones, a drink bottle, among other items.  Just the normal items you need to get you through the work day 😉


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What a great chic outfit for Spring:

A Splash of Pink

Looking for for a more high-end Spring bag?

expensive pink bagyani leatherMadison colorblock


How about a cute tote from Redbubble:

Red Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Panda on Yellow Kids Clothes

Butterfly Fantasy by karlajkitty
Daisy Blues by karlajkitty

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Stilettos Heels

The allure of the Stiletto Heel

What woman doesn’t feel more feminine when walking in stilettos?  They make you walk with a purpose – you have to step carefully lest you land in a sidewalk crack or grating in the pavement – and they make a killer sound.  Face it, clogs and platforms can’t quite compare with the sound of stilettos clicking across the floor.


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Stiletto heel

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

A shoe with a stiletto heel

A stiletto heel is a long, thin, high heel found on some boots and shoes, usually for women.

It is named after the stiletto dagger, the phrase being first recorded in the early 1930s.[1] Stiletto heels may vary in length from 2.5 centimetres (1 inch) to 25 cm (10 inches) or more if a platform sole is used, and are sometimes defined as having a diameter at the ground of less than 1 cm (slightly less than half an inch). Stiletto-style heels 5 cm (2.0 in) or shorter are called kitten heels.

Not all high slim heels merit the description stiletto. The extremely slender original Italian-style stiletto heels of the late 1950s and very early 1960s were no more than 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter for much of their length, although the heel sometimes flared out a little at the top-piece (tip). After their demise in the mid-late 1960s, such slender heels were difficult to find until recently due to changes in the way heels were mass-produced. A real stiletto heel has a stem of solid steel or alloy. The more usual method of mass-producing high shoe heels, i.e. moulded plastic with an internal metal tube for reinforcement, does not achieve the true stiletto shape.  Read more…

Here is my stiletto entry in a recent Polyvore Group contest – which I won first place (woot!)

I Wear My Pain Like Stilettos…

Created by eclectic-chic. Created in J’adore Fashion, J’adore Life.

Stilettos - Teal and Black

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Black Pointy Studded PU Stiletto Heels
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Nude Point Toe Cut-work Lace Up Pumps
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Red Point Toe Suede High Stiletto Heel Pumps
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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

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Brenda MacLeod: Glamour of the Bag

Today I’m showcasing the amazing handbag designer Brenda MacLeod

“Brenda Macleod is a luxury women accessories brand. The brand was created to provide good quality, ethical and stylish handbags made with great attention to detail for the modern and confident woman who loves functionality, quality and minimal styles.

Designed with passion in the inspirational Highlands of Scotland and handmade with love in Florence, Italy, every handbag is a fusion of quality, style and impeccable craftsmanship.

We select the finest leathers for our production, focusing on luxurious natural leathers. Natural leather is tanned using only natural vegetable dyes, there are no chemicals involved in the tanning process, no buffing and no artificial finish. This means that every piece of our leather is allowed to retain its individual and unique patina, and being such a natural product will age beautifully with deeper colour tones.”  Read More…

These are extremely well-made, timelessly classic, and look incredibly sturdy.  Prices range from £160.00 ($225.99) to £655.00 ($910.00) so while not a budget price, they look well worth the investment.

Glamour of the Bag

 

Brenda Macleod: Black Bag

 

Brenda Macleod: Brown Bag

 

Pink Bag - Brenda Macleod

 

Blind Date – Winter Style

What should you wear on a Blind Date?

Nothing quite like the anxiety of staring at your closet, helpless, trying to decide what to wear on a first date with someone you’ve never met.  Except maybe when you try on one outfit after another until half your closet is strewn across your bedroom.  Maybe we can work through this with a little help from the experts.

 

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From Match.com:

How to Prepare For a Blind Date 

by Tamsen Butler, Demand Media

Getting ready for a blind date can be a little more difficult than preparing for a date with someone you already know. You may wonder what style your date likes or how he’ll be dressed. Approach this situation as an exciting opportunity to meet someone new, and you’re bound to have more fun than if you look at it as a daunting task.

Step 1

Get as much information as you can beforehand regarding your date. If a mutual friend arranged the blind date, consult your friend to find out what you need to know about your blind date. You can find out a lot of great information that can help your blind date run more smoothly. For example, if your friend tells you that your blind date is an animal activist, you can then avoid some awkwardness by not wearing leather pants.

Step 2

Consider your destination. If you already have the entire date planned out, then dress accordingly for the things you’re supposed to do. Don’t wear jeans if you’re going out for an elegant dinner; by the same token, don’t dress formally if you’re meeting up for some bowling. If you aren’t sure what the blind date will entail, dress nicely in a way that will allow you to engage in a variety of activities.

Step 3

Consider comfort. You may think that you look best in stiletto heels or a three-piece suit, but whatever you wear should be comfortable enough that you can spend the date getting to know the other person, instead of thinking about how uncomfortable you feel. While you do want to look attractive for your date, you don’t want to do it at the expense of your comfort.  Read the full article here

Blind Date - Winter Style

STELLA McCARTNEY coat
$680 – italist.com

Black pantyhose
urbanoutfitters.com

Ballerina flat
usa.hermes.com

Mini bag
luxurydivas.com

FRR brown glove
furhatworld.com

Fendi silk scarve
$110 – pret-a-beaute.com

Burgundy hat
$6.06 – yoins.com

From eHarmony (eH Advice):

5 Things Not to Wear on a First Date

by eHarmony Staff

Don’t let your first date attire ruin your chances for a second date. What you wear is the perfect opportunity to present who you are before you say a word. To win your date over with captivating style, consider the location, time of day and weather as these factors will weigh heavily on your attire choice and stay away from our top five things you shouldn’t wear on a first date.

1) Don’t Try a new Trend

Reveal the real you, and stick to clothing you actually wear. “Don’t get in a costume-like outfit,” says Keylee Sanders, owner of the successful consulting and styling company Style Studio and a former Miss Teen USA. “Dress in something you would wear on a regular basis because hopefully you’ll see this person a second date. Stick to your true style self or fashion self on that first date.”

2) Don’t Reveal too Much

First impressions are quick to be made, hard to get rid of and set the tone for the entire date. Ask yourself what your outfit says about you. There’s a difference between wanting to look flirty and sexy and leaving nothing to the imagination. “That doesn’t mean you need to dress dowdy or frumpy, for example if you’re going to wear a short skirt, don’t wear a low cut top,” says the former beauty queen. A good rule of thumb is to choose one area of your body you want to reveal—whether that’s an above the knee skirt to show off your legs, a subtle scooped neck blouse to enhance your décolleté or an off the shoulders sweater to feature a graceful neckline.   Read the full article here

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Add a feminine touch to your look with a custom floral phone case or wallet:

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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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Dainty Lace

Women love lace – and it is certainly trending on the runways for Spring 2016

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Dainty Lace

Loyd Ford sequin mini dress
$1,135 – montaignemarket.com

Sandals
mytheresa.com

Gianvito rossi shoes
$390 – mytheresa.com

Alexander McQueen box clutch
matchesfashion.com

Yves Saint Laurent loop scarve
$260 – net-a-porter.com

Bridal hat
beautifulhalo.com


In Your Face Lace from Harpers Bazaar
 

So how do you wear today’s lace trend?

My favorite way to wear lace is layering over a solid color – add a frilly touch to a functional outfit.  Back in the 80’s I had a pair of light blue denims that were covered in white lace – cost me a pretty penny at Gidding Jenny – and I loved them!

Get tips here from Woman’s Day:

How to wear lace from Woman’s Day

 

Lace is HUGE right now for weddings and showers

Ok, so I’m not a big fan of the rustic and lace trend, but I may be in the minority here – so please enjoy these popular offerings from the talented designers at Zazzle:

Antique White Lace Wedding InvitationAntique White Lace Wedding Invitation

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5x7 Paper Invitation CardWill You Be My Bridesmaid? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Antique White Lace Wedding RSVP 4.25x5.5 Paper Invitation CardAntique White Lace Wedding RSVP 4.25×5.5 Paper Invitation Card

Barn Wood and Lace Rustic Wedding InvitationsBarn Wood and Lace Rustic Wedding Invitations

RUSTIC LACE | WEDDING INVITATIONRUSTIC LACE | WEDDING INVITATION

Rustic White Lace and Wood Wedding InvitationRustic White Lace and Wood Wedding Invitation

Rustic Wedding Save The Date With Burlap And Lace PostcardRustic Wedding Save The Date With Burlap And Lace Postcard

Classy Lace & Burlap Wedding Favor StickersClassy Lace & Burlap Wedding Favor Stickers

Wedding Favor Sticker | Lace and KraftWedding Favor Sticker | Lace and Kraft

Vintage Burlap and Lace Business CardVintage Burlap and Lace Business Card

Vintage Lace & Linen Rustic Country Bridal Shower 5x7 Paper Invitation CardVintage Lace & Linen Rustic Country Bridal Shower 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

The Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection LabelsThe Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection Labels

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5x7 Paper Invitation CardWill You Be My Bridesmaid? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Navy Blue Lace Burlap Bridal Shower InvitationNavy Blue Lace Burlap Bridal Shower Invitation

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White Lace and Burlap Address LabelsWhite Lace and Burlap Address Labels

Ivory Lace Burlap Bridal Shower InvitationIvory Lace Burlap Bridal Shower Invitation

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Will You Be My Maid of Honor? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5x7 Paper Invitation CardWill You Be My Maid of Honor? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

The Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection Programs Custom Rack CardsThe Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection Programs Custom Rack Cards

Vintage Lace and Bow Baby Shower Blush Pink 5x7 Paper Invitation CardVintage Lace and Bow Baby Shower Blush Pink 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Vintage Elegance Ribbon on Lace Wedding InvitationVintage Elegance Ribbon on Lace Wedding Invitation

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Plum Purple Lace Burlap Bridal Shower InvitationPlum Purple Lace Burlap Bridal Shower Invitation

Barn Wood and Lace RSVP CardsBarn Wood and Lace RSVP Cards

Monogram Burlap & Lace Rustic Wedding Standard Cocktail NapkinMonogram Burlap & Lace Rustic Wedding Standard Cocktail Napkin

White Lace and Burlap Wedding RSVP CardWhite Lace and Burlap Wedding RSVP Card

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White Lace & Burlap Rustic Wedding Invite EnvelopeWhite Lace & Burlap Rustic Wedding Invite Envelope

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Coral Lace Burlap Bridal Shower InvitationCoral Lace Burlap Bridal Shower Invitation

Elegant Gray Damasks White Vintage Lace Large Business Cards (Pack Of 100)Elegant Gray Damasks White Vintage Lace Large Business Cards (Pack Of 100)

Save the Date Photo Card | Lace and KraftSave the Date Photo Card | Lace and Kraft

Antique White Lace Wedding 5x7 EnvelopeAntique White Lace Wedding 5×7 Envelope

I'm The Grandma with Pink Dots and White Lace 3 Inch Round ButtonI’m The Grandma with Pink Dots and White Lace 3 Inch Round Button

Rustic Sunflower Kraft Lace & Twine Bridal Shower 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRustic Sunflower Kraft Lace & Twine Bridal Shower 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Princess Baby Shower Pink Gold Lace Tiara Ethnic 4.5x6.25 Paper Invitation CardPrincess Baby Shower Pink Gold Lace Tiara Ethnic 4.5×6.25 Paper Invitation Card

Vintage Lace & Linen Rustic Rehearsal Dinner 5x7 Paper Invitation CardVintage Lace & Linen Rustic Rehearsal Dinner 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Wedding Programs | Lace and Kraft 8.5Wedding Programs | Lace and Kraft 8.5″ X 11″ Flyer

Rustic Wood and Lace Baby Shower InvitationRustic Wood and Lace Baby Shower Invitation

Vintage Burlap and Lace Bridal Shower InvitationVintage Burlap and Lace Bridal Shower Invitation

Vintage Lace & Burlap Look Wedding PostageVintage Lace & Burlap Look Wedding Postage

I'm The Grandma Blue Lace 3 Inch Round ButtonI’m The Grandma Blue Lace 3 Inch Round Button

Rustic Country Mason Jars Lights Lace Wood Wedding 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRustic Country Mason Jars Lights Lace Wood Wedding 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

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Country Rustic and Lace Wedding Bridal Shower 5x7 Paper Invitation CardCountry Rustic and Lace Wedding Bridal Shower 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Rustic Wooden and Lace with Sunflower Wedding 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRustic Wooden and Lace with Sunflower Wedding 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

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Ivory Lace Rustic Burlap Wedding Invitation- Coral 5x7 Paper Invitation CardIvory Lace Rustic Burlap Wedding Invitation- Coral 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Zebra Stripes and Lace Monogram Cosmetic BagZebra Stripes and Lace Monogram Cosmetic Bag

Wood and Lace Rustic Country Wedding Label Classic Round StickerWood and Lace Rustic Country Wedding Label Classic Round Sticker

Red, white and Black lace Sweet 16 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRed, white and Black lace Sweet 16 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

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