For those who know me well all know that I crave handbags, and if I could have anything in this world it would be to continue to add to the great collection that I already own.
I have looked all around for a great Metallic Bag for the summer season to be kicked off and the one that speaks to me is the Marc Jacobs modern metallic silver leather Parachute bag @ $650. Carry this on trend accessory with neutral tailoring for fashion forward style . The silver leather shoulder bag with snake-print trim. Marc Jacobs bag has a gathered effect at front, pleated trim, chain handle with brown leather trim and pale grey woven fabric panel, silver-tone hardware, padlock detail at side, designer embossed patch at side, three inner compartments with exposed zip fastenings, side compartments have silver lining and main compartment has brown canvas lining with inner zip pocket.
Splashes of metallics introduce through your accessories are such a great way to add to your wardrobe, and will be key pieces to enhance your fashion esthetics.
Even though I truly love the luxury brands, when I find a great brand that is inexpensive I feel like I hit the jackpot.... there are a lot of great cheap and cheerful brands, but then you can and will lose on quality. I found a brand that has the quality and hasn't compromise on the integrity of the brand, it is exciting for the contemporary world of fashion. I introduce you to the brand called Aqua, so the three pieces I am introducing you to is again the essentials of a great jacket.
The first one is Aqua's Leather Asymmetrical-Zip Jacket @ $298 Update your look with Aqua's black leather jacket with asymmetrical front zip. Wide lapels, pleated shoulders, zip cuffs, Seamed back with inset ribbed paneling. If you have been reading I am all about the Asymmetrical leather pieces so maximize it!!! This great leather jacket can be thrown over something casual a boyfriend tank and leggings, or harlem pant, skinnies, or a beautiful spring floral dress to be exciting on your date...
This season second has had overload of blazers, blazers, and more blazers, and if you are looking for a blazer that isn't oversized then get the girlfriend fitted style. Aqua's girlfriend fitted blazer @ $88 is a smokin' deal and you can make it casual, pair it with t-shirt and shorts, or glitz and glam it up with a graphic tank and a fabulous mini sequenced skirt.
The last but not least is Aqua Asymmetrical Satin Motorcycle Jacket @ $98 Aqua reinterprets the iconic motorcycle jacket in a slim silhouette of lush, shiny satin. Again you can pair it off with any of the inspiration fashion tips I have shared with you above, but really enhance you jacket wardrobe collection and if you are watching your budget I would suggest to get any one of these to just really solidify your fashion collection for this season!!!!
The Urban girl in you will find this next fashion brilliance a must have, so we have talked about the essential leather jacket, but now building that jacket aspect of your wardrobe will be exciting with this one from the Vince collection.
Every urban girl needs a luxe spring coverup like Vince's draped gray suede jacket@ $795. Gray suede asymmetric jacket with draped neck. Vince jacket has long sleeves with ribbed jersey backing, zips at cuffs, exposed burnished silver zipped front pockets, stitch detail and a concealed off-center zip fastening at front. 100% leather. Dry Cleaning Specialist clean only. The designer color is: Smoke gray. Layer it over your favorite skinnies and a loose-fit tank to upgrade your simple separates in a heartbeat and look cool and urban chic in seconds.
Asymmetric design is so intriguing and within fashion there has become many options out there, with the architectural aspect of the design it can really add another dimension to your look, and style.
The Rick Owens black crepe mini dress @ $860 with angular silk drape is a conceptual. Owen's signature gothic glamour by wearing Pairing the look to take the dress to new heights, are Miu Miu silver leather glitter embellished sandals @ $595 with a glossy black heel that measures approximately 5.5 inches with a 1 inch exposed platform. Miu Miu sandals have an open toe, crossover straps at front, a silver metal zip fastening at back of ankle with a patent zipper and exposed cream stitching along sides of inner sole. Towering with the options of a black wedged heels or glitter pumps as shown and monochrome accessories for a directional evening look.
When looking for the next piece that will be the best conversational piece try the asymmetric design to be in your own fashion heaven.
There always have been windbreaker jackets in the most styles, and brands, but the greatest thing is you can put it on over your t-shirt and jeans or a great styled top. The one company that is amazing and that fits really well is Mackage from women's to men's. Mackage coats are Canadian made and very stylish. Unique accents like a wide leather belt and big buttons (as seen in this image) give them that extra flare. Check them all out at www.mackage.com!
This windbreaker is @$230 and come in some really great colors, and is water resistant, it has a hidden hood in the zip collar, the fit is fitted and packable in a pouch, and the cuffs are all leather, overall a fun and style driven piece. So when you want to be cool, and casual and need a light jacket to finish of the outfit, PLEASE DO a fabulous windbreaker.
The ultimate accessory that has been overlooked for a long time has been the cuff, and in the last few years it has been coming out more and more, each piece is a significance of YOUR STYLE, and what I am loving this season is the designer JOHN HARDY!!!
John Hardy jewelry is a Canadian designer and artist John Hardy in 1989 visited Bali in the mid-1970s and the island's jewelry-making traditions raised his interest. Working with local artisans, Hardy developed his first pieces by applying new design concepts to traditional Balinese techniques. In 1999, Guy Bedarida joined the company as Head Designer. He draws his design inspiration from nature, classical European jewelry techniques, and the ancient art of Asia. If you look at his pieces it is really intricate and filled with character and I am sharing my desire of this jewelry with all of you.
Cuffs are great to wear everyday, and with almost everything, so having said that I am going to tell you John Hardy jewelry ranges in price from $195-$2000, and each piece is worth it and if you know the history of John Hardy, and how he runs his business it really is impressive, so invest in a great piece of jewelry which is the cuff, and take the time and really look into John Hardy!
So the discussion of summer has begun and so I search high and low to find different pieces that will be fun, flirty, and extremely functionally but also sexy to keep the wardrobe interesting. Although this is a one piece there are many different ways to wear this jump suit, whether you want to make it casual or something to wear to the office, or even a great date outfit this works, and the functionality is that it is a soft, and a breathable fabric. To wear this jump suit casual pair it off with a great pair of flip flops and a great sun hat. To wear it to the office you can through over a great fitted boyfriend blazer and wear it with a great sandal with a heel. To wear to impress for your sweetie is shown above to accessorize this jumpsuit wear a great belt and a great shoe. The Vince Black silk blend jumpsuit with a racer back @ $245. The jumpsuit has cropped legs, elasticated cuffs and waist, concealed button, hook and zip fastenings at front, a pocket on each hip and flap patch pockets at back.
The Miu Miu sandals@ $755 have cutout mesh detailing, cutout sides, a peep toe and a zip fastening at the back, and is really hot and sexy shoe and will complete the look of fierceness.
So the options are out there when it comes to find an alternative look to be sexy, and amazing. Also to have and option to be casual is there, the versatility of this piece is endless so when you are looking at a jumpsuit, make sure you try it on, but also see if you can wear it more than one place and then you really you have made a return on your jumpsuit investment.
Summertime is just around the corner, and while the weather is trying to look up. You should start the hunt in finding the great pieces for the summer. So I have said that there are great sandals, shorts, tanks out there, and another piece that I believe is great is the play suit, and this one shown is from Adidas By Stella McCartney Studio Zip Detail Playsuit @ $130 is fun darkgray shell playsuit with silver-tone zip fastenings on sleeves and shoulders. This playsuit has a round neck, a drawstring waist, detachable short sleeves, two front patch pockets, two front zip pockets, two back pockets, although it may be designed for a workout outfit, but I would have to say where it for a sunny day going for lunch and pair it with a fun light flip flop or sandal. The Robert Cavalli croc print rubber sandal @ $255 is light and exotic looking. White rubber thong flat sandals with a crocodile-embossed panel at front. The sandals have a textured silver-tone metal buckle at side of ankle strap to fasten.So when you are trying to stay cool this summer just don't overlook the one piece playsuit because that is another alternative instead of having the separates, and do add this one of a kind pieces to your wardrobe portfolio.
It is always a plus to find a great dress and when you get something that is a great fit, this dress shown flows great on the body. The Anna Sui's sheer black chiffon dress @ $500 with silver embroidery and cream floral print makes a bohemian daywear choice. Wear it with a cardigan and tights now then bare legs and sandals when the weather warms.
To accessorize this dress don't forget to do so, due to the prints avoid the major overload of doing all kinds of jewelry just keep it with one solid kind of jewelry, you can do a great varieties of strong cuffs and that is clearly the hot winner for this season layer them up but find the great cuff because that can be a great asset to your wardrobe
The Marni grey shoe is a hot shoe@$ 845 Gray leather sandals with a black heel that measures approximately 130mm/ 5 inches with a 25mm/ 1 inch platform. Marni shoes have cross-over black elasticated straps at front, elasticated slingback with silver eyelets, a peep-toe, a padded panel at front and simply slip on.
So find a dress that fits well but complete the look with a great pair of shoes, and accessorize well
So the quintessential color for a adding to a great wardrobe would be grey and finding out that there are so many pieces to enhance what you already have is exciting. The three grey pieces here that I have shown is a great jacket, a tank and great denim so taking it a step further in making your outfit have that extra essence of sexiness, style, and sass is not to hard to achieve.
The Jacket is from Rick Owens and the american designer from California has a twist of avante-garde and a subversive eye when it comes to creating his own line for the contemporary sportswear for women.
The Rick Owens grey leather jacket @ $2,650 the upgraded version of last season's separates with Rick Owens iconic dark-shadow shawl-collar blister leather jacket with ribbed wool panel sleeves, is a modern take of the classic jacket to update your wardrobe. The Vince's long grey cotton-blend racer-back tank @$125 with dégradé burnout effect will give separates directional edge, with this tank it is very uneven and the imperfections brings character to your outfit, it is long enough to wear it with leggings but with the denim and the jacket will pull the complete cover girl look.
The Current/Elliott's super-skinny distressed gray jeans @ $205 is an edgy alternative to your black-wash style, getting a pair of grey denim should be paired of with something along the same color sequence and keep it muted.
So instead of always looking for the black pieces, try adding the color grey in your ensemble and you might find that Grey matters.
Black and white colors is constantly a key color in most collections. It comes out and through most designers, and continues the classic trends of this color palette.
These pieces are something fun for summer, and the continuation of the large gingham print, the great short and a tank is something that can be a must. I am saying you can layer these top pieces together and when it does get a little warmer you can take the top large gingham print shirt off and look hot but also be cool too.
The black and white large gingham print button down shirt @ $69.50 is from J crew and is a looser boyfriend fit and is fun to pair off with denim too and with the big rage over this print why not get a good fit shirt.
The Helmut Lang tank top @ $240 with an eye catching crumpled cellophane print, the tank top is black silk blend jersey is a fashion forward separate.
The shorts are also Helmut Lang updates these luxurious black cracked leather shorts with directional stretch jersey paneling to create an enviably stylish separate @ $700 is also a big purchase so if you find a great black short that can be substituted if you want to achieve this look, just make sure it isn't that boring chino like short blah blah and blah! Please find something that is different to make this look work for you! Try H&M, and Zara for cheap and cheerful if you don't want to shell out the $700 for these shorts!
I do have to say something about these sandals, and I am on a kick on sandals these days, if I could just do a shoe all year round if the weather permitted I would make sure my sandal collection would include these ones The leather chained embellished sandals from Camilla Skovgaard @ $450 is completely worth it and is so fun, you can wear it with anything and the detail is phenomenal. The brushed steel leather sandals with silver tone chain embellishment and a wedge heel that measures approximately 15mm/ 0.5 inches. Camilla Skovgaard sandals have a crossover strap at toe and a crossover ankle strap with silver-tone buckle fastening at side.
You can find inspiration through these pieces and style your wardrobe to fit your life and do welcome summer with taste!
From flats, to wedges to heels to make your legs look fabulous with that ever so high heel, sandals have been a key essential for any shoeholic out there.... I love to see the sandals coming out, and being in New York you can see so many different women getting ready for the sandal season to come.
The Chloé toe ring gladiator sandal @ $525 is a new take on the gladiator sandal and the quality is truly stunning the italian rich leather comes so close to perfection and can really be an everyday sandal if need be.
The Jil Sander moss green crisscross wedge @$575 is absolutely a contemporary urban chic look to wear with anything, the wedge is such a comfortable heel that gives the leg and elongated look, and would be beautiful with a great printed dress, so invest in a great pair of wedges for the season.
The Costume National dark brown platform studded sandal @$659 is another alternative for a heel that is comfortable too. The style is very casual and can be paired off with a great short or skirt and this shoe is so versatile for your wardrobe in hand that it can be also paired off with a great tight to be worn in the fall also.
The Priciest sandal is the Black Givenchy slouchy thong ankle boot is @$1150 is pure and solid elegance to the max, and filled with alot of fun, the daring silhouette is a different innovative way to look at an open toe thong ankle boot. This sexy number is great to wear with a skinny jean, leggings, dress and the versatility is unbelievable , and with the height of this heel will make your leg look phenomenal and fierce so take a chance to wear the higher heel to impress.
Just make sure your heels are soft, and your toes are refreshed with a great color when sporting these musthaves, start looking now for that great sandal to compliment your wardrobe because when summertime comes they will be bringing in boots for the winter, and also if you are going to try to wear a higher heel do practice around your home and get used to how the shoe fits and feels on your feet before you wear it out so there isn't a disappointing wipe out..... JUST A THOUGHT!!! always looking out for the ladies!
So it comes to whether you want to dress casual or Urban chic the pieces that I have chosen can all go together and can incorporate with other pieces in your closet.
The Belfast black waxed cotton jacket @ $640 with two press-stud fastening pockets at front. The jacket has long sleeves with metal zips at cuffs, zip-fastening front pockets, a concealed metal zip along front, gathering at side with tonal stitching, this jacket can be another alternative for a leather jacket.
The 3.1 Philip Lim sequence sleeveless shirt @ $450 has black sequined crocodile skin design, The pale-peach silk-chiffon sleeveless T-shirt is a cool way to wear neutrals or pair off with skinny denim or a great leather skirt.
Bottega Veneta Jersey Pant @ $290 Dark purple cropped jersey harem pants with elastic drawstring waist. The harlem pants have side-slit pockets and simply
Accessories is a given, a great shoes is a must and the handbag is always something to invest in. The handbag shown is the Alexander Wang black hobo @ $795 is a multi pocket buttery soft leather great hardware and detail, and every urban fashionistas must have!!! The Acne peep toe boots @ $530 black leather peep-toe ankle boots with a foldover top and a heel that measures approximately 4 inches high and is a piece that can complete the whole look.
So when looking for the urban chic look do various designers to pull the look together and when you do find that great piece make sure it can be a great addition to your "WARDROBE PORTFOLIO"
Chloé's creator, Gaby Aghion, rejecting the stiff formality of 1950s fashion (and sensing a gap in the market), decided to create a line of off the rack, high quality, soft, body conscious clothes from fine fabrics, which she called 'luxury prêt-à-porter' and thus, the Prêt-à-Porter (Ready-To-Wear) market we know today, was born.
The couturiers quickly followed suit (the first being Givenchy, with their 1956 Ready-to-Wear collection; 'Givenchy University') and today, designer ready-to-wear heavily outweighs couture."
In 2010 Chloé is sought after by alot of women out there and the continuous success of the fashion house is about the quality and true amazing construction of the brand In all aspects of Chloé each area of the brand is fantastic, the clothes fit well, and the handbags are a huge must have.
The navy bouclé silk and cotton-blend cropped jacket @$1,995 has a hint of chanel within this jacketI with contrast cream silk trim and gold-tone metal flower button details. Chloé jacket has a round neck, padded shoulders, gently puffed bracelet sleeves, gold-tone metal and cream silk flower button detail, two patch-pockets, concealed hook fastening on front and is fully lined in silk. Chloé's black cotton-twill city shorts are a chic alternative to pants @$555.Black high-waisted cotton-twill city shorts with gold-tone button fastenings. Chloé shorts have a concealed zip-fastening fly, gold-tone button-fastening front tabs, two side slit pockets and a back pocket. 100% cotton.
Pairing this outfit with a great basic t-shirt can emphasize the great two pieces from Chloé
The Harlem Pant crept into last seasons runway, and now has been brought back in full force, there was a time in the early 90's when the rapper MC HAMMER wore these pants that were droopy. The rendition of this pant is all over from each designer, you can find it from J crew, to Bergdorff goodman these pants are huge and IN!!! The price range for these pants shown are $78 -$295 so there are so many varieties out there and if you are wanting to stay within budget the just look and you will find one that is in your price range.
When pairing these pants with a great shoe is important, the bootie, or gladiator sandal is something I would recommend, but you can do the great pump platform to dress it up.
So when you are not sure of something new, always always try it on and make sure that you are comfortable in pulling the look off and wearing it with conviction.
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