Make a Statement with Prints and Color for Spring 2011 Fashion

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Celebrate confidence in 2011.  Be unpredictable from day to day.  Ride the wave of the glamorous fashion trends out this spring.  After all, this is Southern California.  It’s not that difficult.   

With sunshine and 72 degrees splashed on our skin almost everyday, SoCal residents can swim in the opportunity to wear the most exquisite, airy fabrics without worry about the climate. 

This season, break loose from the ever-so-common “black dress” safety net.  Take an extended look in the mirror to see a smiling reflection draped in wild prints, or a loud pink or bright orange. 

The world has waited a long time for this 70’s era comeback, and the claps are well-deserved to our beloved designers.

Diane von Furstenberg delicately wraps fashionistas with a contemporary twist on her classic wrap dresses.  Tassel belts, gallant prints, and a vibrant story of colors are what she holds in store for Spring 2011. 

(both photos: Saks Fifth Avenue)

Marc Jacobs hones in on his feminine look as always, and perfects it this season even more with his dynamic use of color.  His ode to the 1970’s disco nights at his beyond spectacular Spring 2011 runway show, flawlessly captures the essence of what this season is all about.

(photo: Saks Fifth Avenue)

In Jason Wu’s Spring 2011 runway show, audiences got lost in his 70’s-inspired artistic masterpiece of femininity.  From loose chiffon blouses, to vivid floral prints, and stripes complete with high-waist pants, it is easy to fall in love with that fabulous decade over and over again this season.

Spring 2011 collections allow us tremendous freedom, and a way to express our individuality, personality and desires.  Embrace this luxury and step out of your comfort zone this season.

 (photo: Saks Fifth Avenue)

Confidence is by far the foundation to any fabulous outfit; it’s not just an accessory.  Know it, own it, and wear it proudly. Spring 2011 is your opportunity.

Spring Fashion...Our Light at the End of the Winter Tunnel

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

 I know it may be hard to imagine, when many parts of the world are still covered in snow and ice; however, spring is approaching!

Spring trends are known to create an excitement in fashion again, after we make it through the long haul of winter.

This spring is special and I think will bring a smile to every fashionista’s face.

I perused a few of my favorite designers' Spring 2011 collections and wanted to share some killer pieces with you. This post is more of an overview; I will dive more into the trends, let you know how to get the look for less, and create a post devoted to Men’s fashion.

Think airy fabrics, skinny belts, circular sunglasses, wide-leg pants, longer skirts and a very feminine, bohemian chic style, as we get ready to welcome spring.

Alice + Olivia

black wide leg pant

paula high waist pant
Fallon Tank Dress

Blaire Gathered Blouson Dress

danny lace stripe blouson dress

fallon blouson tank dress

gabby embellished blouson top dress

nevula dress with metallic skirt

veronica sequin blouson top

 Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Bow-Detailed Quilted Large Leather Shoulder Bag

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Mirror Lense Aviator Sunglasses

MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Liza" Metallic Striped Dress   

MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Nadine" Pointelle Top    
MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Audra" Cropped Knit Pants

MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Anne" Babydoll Dress

MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Agatha" Jersey Top

MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Tutti Frutti" Dress

MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Jo Jo" Polka Dot Tank
MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Iris" Knit High-Waisted Pencil Skirt

 Nanette Lepore


Scala Mini Dress

Xenolith Pendant Necklace

Lamira Top

Teulada Vest
Elsa Chain Clutch

T by Alexander Wang

Silk/Rayon Boatneck Tee Dress

Silk/Rayon Tank Dress

Striped Crop Tee
Ruched Pencil Skirt

Asymmetrical Maxi Dress

Silk Button-Down Tank Top
Ruched Pencil Skirt

Racerback Tank Dress
Braided Strap Mini Wedge Sandals

Elizabeth and James
Elizabeth and James
Snake-Embossed Leather Espadrilles

Elizabeth and James
Salvia Silk Dress
Elizabeth and James
Sterling Silver & 14K Yellow Gold Drop Earrings

Elizabeth and James "Tokyo" Jersey Top

Accessories to LOVE this season:

DIANE von FURSTENBERG "Jaeda" Silk Twin Print Scarf

DIANE von FURSTENBERG "Masons" Deux Pieced Scarf

Asymmetry Belt Anthropologie

Lipsofire / Oliver Peoples

Zaya / Oliver Peoples
Persephone Earrings / Anthropologie

February is a short month....spring will be in bloom shortly.