Clog it!

Another spring trend that will follow us into fall is the one inspired by the 70’s era.
An era I love and adore. I was born in 1971 so I almost got to experience the entire decade. And I do remember it well. Back in my mind I can feel, hear and even smell the 70’s. Kids of today believe asphalt is part of nature, but back in the 70’s there were no such thing. Well, not in my area anyways. But I remember when it came, it was goodbye potholes, no more scraped noses after cycling in the rain.
Those were the days, I could go on about it for hours.
One childhood memory I love thinking about; the clogs!
If you didn’t have a pair you were probably dead. Cause every living soul had at least one pair of these. The most common pair were black. Today we use them to grow plants in, but it might be time to dig out all the dirt and pretty flowers cause the clogs are back in town and they’re as trendy as ever!!!
Clog it!

Gingham

If designer’s agreed on one thing for spring, it’s this; Gingham is the print of the season.

The print was represented at nearly every runway, and it’s also become the most seen print on the streets.
Celebs and fashion bloggers alike have fallen in love with this look.
Good news is that gingham will continue into fall.
The black and white trend will, as always, stay with us for yet another season.
Checks, diamonds and stripes are not going anywhere just yet.
These graphic prints are loved by many, designers included.
Below:
Striped cutout top from Miss Selfridge, tweed shorts from Carven, gingham coat from Dolce & Gabbana, calfskin boots from Brooks Brothers and envelope clutch from Diane Von Furstenberg.

Gingham

Safari look

One of the exotic trends this season is the safari inspired one.
It’s been a jungle out there for a while now and everything exotic seem to have massive appeal. We’ve moved between animal prints, jungle trees and fruits, to Indiana Jones’ wardrobe. And we’re still not out of the jungle.
The safari style is a mix of all of the above, including aspects of tribal and military style. This trend allows for a wide range of mix and match. From the sophisticated tailored look to the loose fitted bohemian look. It range from earthy tones to wild and bold-colored animal graphics.
From the African savannah to the city streets, the safari look works in any setting but where better to work it than in the urban jungle.
Camel tone wrap shift dress from J.W Anderson, multicolored silk shirt from Emilio Pucci, safari print scarf from Salvatore Ferragamo, leopard ballerinas from Tory Burch and a fringe crossbody bag from Rebecca Minkoff.
Safari

It’s white!

Somehow this set got overlooked.
Both April showers and May flowers are long gone by now.
But I really like this all-white outfit and it is super trendy, so I’m posting it.
Better late than never I guess.
The white-on-white trend has been around for a few seasons now and has once again returned to brighten this season as well.  All-white outfits lighted up the spring 2015 runways and is now lighting up the streets.
White does not equal boring, the color comes in many shades. Mix and play with different hues and textures for an interesting look.
Aztec lace tee in sheer fabric from Alice & You, trendy high waist culotte from Marni, super cool leather tote from Jil Sanders and Tod’s leather espadrilles.
It’s a total white out!
It's white!

Bernie Mev

Another contest entry, this time featuring clogs from Bernie Mev.
I must say I’ve never seen such ultra modern clogs before. My experience with clogs are all about the wooden ones. We all had several pairs back in the 70’s and nowadays I use them to plant pretty flowers in.
Another trend this season; tropical prints.
The parrot print top is from Roberto Cavalli.
And a season must-have; the culotte.
I still haven’t bought a pair but I’ll get to it shortly.
Bernie Mev

Spring Trends With The RealReal: Contest Entry

This set was made for a contest at Polyvore. The task was to make a set featuring any spring 2015 trend from the runway  using designer pieces from The RealReal.
I chose this artsy dress from Cedric Charlier.
Artistic and abstract prints are very on-trend this summer. This is the season we dress to be noticed.
Spring Trends With The RealReal: Contest Entry

Sporty colors

The sun is back and I’m celebrating with color.
I love graphic prints and shapes, and I love bright colors.
This outfit is a perfect mix of all of the above. It has a sporty vibe to it and one thing I’m not is sporty.
I don’t own a single pair of sneakers or converse, it’s just not my thing.
A goal of mine is to become more sporty, not in the terms of style but in making an effort to work out.
I got a gym membership at the beginning of the year and it went well for a while, and then it didn’t.
I fail to show up.
The reason I started working out was that I had no choice. I had gotten a back injury and it required exercises that was especially designed for me personally. I followed the program and my back went from bad to better.
And when you start feeling great again you start thinking that you don’t have to do this anymore. But my back is acting up again so this might be a sign that I need to work out for the rest of my life.
And the sooner I start the longer that life might become.
The moral of the story; don’t just look sporty – be sporty!!!
Boxy top from Fausto Puglisi, multicolored mini skirt from Msgm, trainers from Nike and crossbody bag from St. John’s bay.
Sporty colors