Fashion

SS15 // Sweet and Sunny

Ok, I admit, we’re keeping it pretty basic with the trend reporting around here – but hey, someone’s gotta state the obvious! Today’s trend: YELLOW. There has been a whole lot of the friendly, sunny color showing up this week, which Pantone has labeled Custard, a “delicious and detectible yellow.”

Here a a few of my favorite instances of custard on the runways so far:

top row: Lela Rose // DVF // Nanette Lepore
bottom row: Carolina Herrera // Karen Walker


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NYFW SS15 // Nanette Lepore

I always love Nanette Lepore’s shows, they’re fun, girly and totally gorgeous. And her S/S 15 runway last night was no exception. In fact, it felt a little like being transported to a tropical beach party.
Flirty caftans, striped bathing suits in bright, fruity colors – all completed with messy-chic top knots – strutted down the catwalk with “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” blasting in the background.
All that was missing? Pina Coladas!

Here are a few snaps I was able to get dunning the show! (check out the full collection here).

Loved this opened-back mint number.
This sweet neutral top was paired with pretty printed pants.
The bathing suit dreams a made of.
Several looks had strappy backs like this one!
Nanette’s daughter closed the show in an embroidered black and white dress – the entire crowed cheered!
And what beach party would be complete without a conga-line??
So, I’m ready for it to be Spring, what about you?
xoxCrissie

Insider Tip // Invest in Bleach

Fashion Week is back again, and in full swing! Which means it’s time to start tend-spotting for Spring. What’s standing our the most to me so far is the amount of white that’s been gracing the runways. Flowing gowns, structured dresses and even pant-suits – white is showing up all over for Spring.

Although I love white, and often attempt to wear it, I have a bad habit of spilling everything I eat or drink while wearing white. So it seems that I’ll be adding Clorox to the top of my Spring shopping list… along with several little white dresses! What about you?

top row: BCBG Max Azria // Honor (note the candy dot belt!) // Christian Siriano 
bottom row: Tibi // Tadashi Shoji (wedding dress perfection!)


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Summer In Pink

Recently I’ve been a little enamored with pink. Not Schiaparelli pink but a softer pink, like the sky after a summer sunset. Which seems appropriate as summer is {somehow!} already winding down.

To help sooth those end of summer blues, go pink! Here’s what’s been inspiring me…
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xoxCrissie

Resort 2015 // Short & Chic

I’ve been spending some time lately getting caught-up on Resort 2015 collections, and while doing so I’ve noticed a fun little trend. Shorts! OKOK – I know. Shorts? For Resort? A Trend? But before you get all…

…let me explain. This trend isn’t “I’m going to the beach lemme throw on some shorts” shorts. It’s fancy shorts – like, “I’d rock that at work shorts.” Let’s dive in:  

Check out what Carolina Herrera is up to. Super classy high-waisted shorts paired with fancy tops and a fun 1940s vibe {I’m aware I have included a dress, it was just way too cute to leave out!}
Here’s Andrew Gn with a look that feels like the uber chic up-town girl’s cool little sister. I’d hang out with her, wouldn’t you? 
And of course Rachel Zoe brings an elegant yet edgy take on the look with several monochromatic sets.   
And to finish up my little analysis, here’s Honor. The ultimate in girly with florals and lace and wispy romantic blouses. Le sigh. 
So, see what I mean? Pretty fun little trend, huh? And to think you doubted me! 
Want to rock this look now? Here are a few fun options:

xoxCrissie

*photos via style.com

Day to Night White

Can we take a moment to appreciate the unlimited chic-ness of Diane Kruger? Because she is knocking it out of the park in New York City this week.

Exhibit A: Looking sweet for a Today Show appearance
Exhibit B: Looking sleek for a Tonight Show appearance.

I love how she can rock summer whites 2 ways and look amazing in both. Which style do you prefer?
romper: top shop // top: dorothy perkins // skirt: halston heritage // dress: dathlyn
 
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xoxCrissie
*images via: InStyle

 

Upping My Skirt Game

This morning while standing in front of my closet, deeply pondering what to wear, I came to the realization that I have a lot of cute blouses, blouses I would usually pair with nice jeans. But it’s summer, and I live in Manhattan, and the thought of wearing jeans is as laughable as the thought of wearing jeans into a sauna (which is basically what Subway stations have become…) So, as soon as summer hits you need skirts to pair with your cute blouses – and I’ve realized I have a serious skirt shortage.

Guess what that means? Time for some shopping! Loving these options:

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xoxCrissie

How to Dress // Emma at the Met Gala

There were more gorgeous, glamorous ball gowns at the Met Gala last night than I could count {not really, I could if I wanted too, I swear!!} but we’ll get to those later. Right now I want to talk about little miss Emma Stone, because how chic does she look?

Her rather low-key Thakoon two-piece might be a shade too casual for some, but I adore the simplicity of it. And her messy side braid is the perfect style to complete the look.

I love how accessible this look is {arguably that is not the point of the Met Ball – but it is the point of this blog!!} it would be an amazing get-up for a summer wedding, or even a fancy brunch, don’t you think?

top: top shop // skirt: calypso st. barth // sandals: asos // clutch: eric javits
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xoxCrissie

*photos via PopSugar

Color Me Kate

If you read this blog, chances are you are very much aware that Duchess Catherine has been giving a fashion show disguised as a tour of New Zealand and Australia. As if to apologize for her long absence from the public eye she has thrilled us with multiple outfits per-day, ranging from cute and casual to the ultimate of chic.
And she has not shied away from color on this trip. I’ve loved all her bold, bright numbers in blue, green, red – and even yellow. Wills allegedly told her she looked like a banana in the yellow dress below. That’s the chicest banana I’ve ever seen…

Want to be a copy-Kate? Here are a few of my top picks for dressing the the bright hue:

dress: top shop // necklace: j crew factory // blazer: zara // top: marni // shoes: repetto // phone care: kate spade saturday
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What To Wear // In Transition

According to the calendar it is now spring. However, according to the weather it is still very much winter. This makes me sad. I am sick of the cold, and I am sick of all my winter clothes – so I dreamed up this little ensemble that’s bright and fun – like spring! But that will still look cute with a huge winter jacket, scarf and gloves {also a hat, and probably an umbrella}.

Thinking warm thoughts.
xoxCrissie

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