Saturday, February 7, 2009

springing back into spring

playing on youtube: "it's all over now baby blue" by bob dylan

i kept getting nudges asking me to post back up on this thing. quite honestly, i didn't think anyone read my blog so i crumpled it up and tossed it aside. my lovely friend steph asked me to give her a low down on what going on this spring season so this was what i ended up surfacing for her in our conversation. my biggest suggestion is just to have fun during these lousy economic times

first i would be honored to introduce to you the dress of my dreams. dress of my dreams, meet my readers. readers, meet the dress of my dreams...
>>erin fetherston<<

here's some of the basic things i could not fathom living without for spring/summer:
1. subtle plaids: it's carrying on over from the obvious spotlight appearance this fall, but in a much softer, pallid pallet. think periwinkle, clay, and fog
2. statement heels... so this one haaaaas to be every girls favorite. heel are no longer just worn for function. this season heels have morphed into artwork. my suggestions for pieces to check out would have to be ysl's cage heel and karl lagerfeld's revolver heel for chanel
>>yves saint laurent<<
3. rolled pants... you can easily get this look just by taking out an old pair of boot cuts and rolling them yourself. i know urban and h&m have some fantastic choices if you need a fresh pair. also you can check out top shop unique at if you want. they did a fantastic job with the look. it's very 80's the lighter to jean the better. acid wash can be your new best friend
>>marc by marc<<
4. THE JUMPER! god there's a powder blue, silk play suit done by stella mccartney with a scoop back that is outstanding. if i could somehow afford it i don't think i'd ever take it off once i put in on. but i am forever21 and urban will provide us with the look any time now for a much more pleasant price
5. circle sunglasses/or exaggerated angular frames. okay so this look isn't supposed to be popular until fall 09/spring 10 but i'm already taking out my wallet and being forward about it. at loemans they have these by ralph lauren and burberry from prior seasons. i was lucky enough to snag a pair of gold wired, futuristic ones by miu miu this past fall
6. platform. anything and everything that goes on your feet should have one. don't be discouraged by these intimidating fellows either... they're actually a breeze to walk in! i work eight hour days with them on. free people always comes out with sandals during the summer with great wooden features but nine west can even get you some leather booties for cheap i'm sure too.
>>john galliano<<
7. a trend i call "little braids" looks great on wavy and curly hair. just scatter thin braids throughout your hair. i saw this look in person at nanette lepore's runway. it was sooooo cute!
8. chunky necklaces... they have to be short and with huuuuugeee beads, stars, ropes, jewels, geopmetrics, WHATEVER. long is out for the next few seasons.
>>anna sui<<
>>united bamboo<<
9. the box bag. cute for a night out or a light day. basically it's a box with a handle on it. h&m has a cute one right now that feux patent leather covered with darling hearts. appropriate for spring fever if you ask me!
10. the lunch bag bag... another option for a bag. it's rolled on top. the name says it all
11. circles... whether they're polka dots from kors or silhouetted like chloe or christopher kane
>>rebecca taylor<<
12. rachel comey for hair-sperations
13. i saw a few corset-ish tops that would be awesome paired with any highwaisted bottoms. (see alexander wang) verrrry cary bradshaw
>>isaac mizrahi<<
14. bow ties with collared shirts for spunk
15. miss-matched florals. skirts and tops. marni did this good with prints but i saw a lot of editors at fashion week already doing this at bryant park and i really liked the way it looked.
>>rachel comey<<
>>eley kishimoto<<
16. blue leopard. think maggie gyllenhaal in her lanvin dress at the oscars. i could eat it all up

i'm already thinking in terms of Spring 2010 so it's quite difficult to warp back into real time, but i tried my best to get down to business with the key things that are wearable. enjoy!

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