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

Wise Words// Find Beauty

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that our perspective can totally change how we feel about life. So here’s a little reminder to look for beauty in everything {even Mondays…}

xoxCrissie

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:

clockwise: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6
 
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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

Featured // ShopStyle

Here’s a little fun self-promotion! My Spring Trends shop is featured on ShopStyle today!

Check it out here and let me know what you think!

xoxCrissie

The Academy Awards // Fashion Nominees

Let’s cut to the chase here, on the surface the Oscar’s claim to be all about movies – but we all know the truth, they’re really about the fashion. And when it comes to big wins, the biggest always come on the red carpet. This year there are dozens of amazing gowns just dying to make the cut, dreaming of their moment in the spotlight, their shot at making the best best-dressed list. So, here we go – my nominees for the best dresses for the red carpet event of the year:

Jenny Packham
A favorite of my favorite, Princess Kate, Jenny Packham has some gorgeous, girly offerings for the red carpet. I can’t decide which of these looks I like best: the classic but bold crimson number, or one of the more playful nude-illusion looks, can you? 
Marchesa
A staple of red carpet season, Marchesa always makes just about every best-dressed list, and with the gowns being offered-up here I can’t see this year being an exception. I love the idea of a mustard colored dress for the Oscars – it’s like liquid gold, like you melted an Oscar statue and decided to wear it, chic. Also, I’m pretty sure that if Meryl Davis was going she’d totally wear that middle look. 
Prabal Gurung
Alright, here’s the deal. These are a little risky. But – just a little. Is a cut-out canceled out by a turtle neck? Maybe. Does that make it it more or less risque? Either way, that element of intrigue has me itching to see these beauties on the red carpet. 
Elia Saab
Elie Saab has always designed show stoppers, some that are safe and others that have that Oscar edge. This white one-sleeved peplum look – perfection! A Fuchsia ball gown, where else are you going to wear that if it’s not to the Oscars?? 
Oscar de la Renta 
Someone will always wear Oscar to the Oscars. Here are my 2014 nominees for the big night. I adore the playfulness of these 2 gowns. They still have a classic sophistication but they are also fun, and I think we should have a little more fun on the red carpet, because why not??  
Monique Lhuillier
And the award for best drama goes to… these stunners. If (who am I kidding, WHEN) someone steps on to the red carpet in either of these she will instantly make every best dressed list. These are like the Titanic of dresses (b/c of all the Oscars Titanic won, not b/c of any ice bergs…). You can try to argue with me, but you will be wrong. 
Armani Privé
These babies tend to be controversial because of their slightly over-the-top nature. But I think my selection here have some great potential – if styled correctly. Keep it simple and let the dress steal the show. I have a feeling that The Fashion Police will brand the dress on the right a “figure skating costume gone wrong” but I really thing that on the right person it could totally work. (That’s 2 figure skating references in 1 blog post, too much??)
So there you have it. Do you think any of these beauties will make the cut? Who do you think will wear them? (4 days until we find out!! eeeek!!) 

xoxCrissie
*All image via Style.com


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