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10 Ways To Revive Your Old Pieces - Old & New Spring Remix.

In this post I am reviewing some of the new, hot items available on the market but also going back into my closet to revive and rediscover once beloved pieces that are still very much wearable and classic.

1. In this first look I took the boxy shapes, cropped top from last summer and tweed jacket, and loosened the look up with long wide pants. 

Top:  Someday Lovin , Jacket: Alberta Ferretti (old) also love this  one  , Blazer: H&M (old) s imilar here , Pants:  Daily Look , Bag: Luis Vuitton (old) love this  one  , Necklace: Betsy Johnson (old), love this one from  Emerald Park Jewelry  too. 

Top: Someday Lovin, Jacket: Alberta Ferretti (old) also love this one , Blazer: H&M (old) similar here, Pants: Daily Look, Bag: Luis Vuitton (old) love this one , Necklace: Betsy Johnson (old), love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry too. 

2. This next look is inspired by Spring- innocent ingénue, all sweetness and light. Spring is here, and with it comes a new crop of florals, pair them with your old pastels or neutrals in retro but edgy style. Love this A-Line dress by Ellen Tracy. 

Dress:  Ellen Tracy , Blazer: Gant (old)  similar here , Shoes: Christian Louboutin(old) love  these flats  as an alternative, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out), love this  one  too, Bracelets: David Yurman and Alexis Bittar (old), love this one from  Emerald Park Jewelry , Fedora: TopShop

Dress: Ellen Tracy, Blazer: Gant (old) similar here, Shoes: Christian Louboutin(old) love these flats as an alternative, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out), love this one too, Bracelets: David Yurman and Alexis Bittar (old), love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry, Fedora: TopShop

3. Dressing down for the most challenging role of my life- motherhood. You will catch me wearing no make up, linen wide pants and stripe loose top. If you desire to dress up this look a bit, below I added some bohemian elements. 

Top: French Connection (old), I like this  one  , Coat:  Isabel Marant , Pants:  Joie , Pumps:  Valentino , Tote: Henri Bendel sold out, Earrings: Bling Jewelry (love these from  Emerald Park Jewelry  ,) Bracelet:  Kate Spade , Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban

Top: French Connection (old), I like this one , Coat: Isabel Marant, Pants: Joie, Pumps: Valentino, Tote: Henri Bendel sold out, Earrings: Bling Jewelry (love these from Emerald Park Jewelry ,) Bracelet: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

4. I love to dress down, but I'm the queen of boho and Spanish influenced style. I'll look at Rachel Zoe and say, yeah, that's cool, I'll rock that. I won't ever spend the money she does, though. Except for shoes and earrings most of these items are from new collections by Tory Burch and IRO. 

Top:  Tory Burch , Jacket:  IRO , Jeans:  Page , Pumps: Christian Loubouitn (old) love these but I am sure  these  are super uncomfortable, Bag: Deux Lux (soldo out), Earrings: Belk (old) love these from  Emerald Park Jewlry , Sunglasses:  Thierry Lasry

Top: Tory Burch, Jacket: IRO, Jeans: Page, Pumps: Christian Loubouitn (old) love these but I am sure these are super uncomfortable, Bag: Deux Lux (soldo out), Earrings: Belk (old) love these from Emerald Park Jewlry, Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry

5. Pleats have been seen on the streets a lot lately: skirts, flouncy white shirts, spring coats etc. Street style is the fashion of our culture, and so for me, it is the way onward. It's all in the way we mix and match the pieces. You can mix this blouse with your worn-out boyfriend jeans, shorts or pencils skirts. 

Top: Alice+Olivia (sold out at Bloomingdales, I like  this one  too), Trouser: Jhonathan Saunders (old) absolutely love  these pants , Flats: Bureberry (old) similar  here , Bag: Versace (sold out), Earrings:  Blue Canday , Watch:  Peugeot , Bracelet: Liz Clairbone or this one from E merald Park Jewelry , Ring Set:  T&C

Top: Alice+Olivia (sold out at Bloomingdales, I like this one too), Trouser: Jhonathan Saunders (old) absolutely love these pants, Flats: Bureberry (old) similar here, Bag: Versace (sold out), Earrings: Blue Canday, Watch: Peugeot, Bracelet: Liz Clairbone or this one from Emerald Park Jewelry, Ring Set: T&C

6.  Cape-style sleeves, embroidered and back cutout with tiered overlay, this season's sexiest dresses take their cues from traditional Mexican way of dressing. Don't forget to find your favorite vintage jewelry pieces to complete this look. 

Dress:  Free People,  Cardigan: H&M (old)  similar here , Boots: Taryn Rose (old)  similar here , Bag: Saint Laurent (sold out), Choker: Mango love  this one  too, Belt: Stella McCartney,  similar here

Dress: Free People, Cardigan: H&M (old) similar here, Boots: Taryn Rose (old) similar here, Bag: Saint Laurent (sold out), Choker: Mango love this one too, Belt: Stella McCartney, similar here

7. A new breed of suit has swept in this spring, coming directly from DVF SS16 Collection. Her new fashion maturity features the arrival of such elements of decent dressing as "safari styling,"glamorous taupe-grey linen, point collar, utility style front pockets and playful rainbow fringing twist. 

Top: European Culture (old) similar concept  here , Jacket:  Diane Von Furstenberg , Pants:   Diane Von Furstenberg , Shoes:  Michael Micahel Kors , Bag: Gucci (sold out), Earrings: Blink Jewelry, or these from  Emerald Park Jewelry , Bracelets:  David Yurman  and  Belk , Sunglasses:  Saint Laurent

Top: European Culture (old) similar concept here, Jacket: Diane Von Furstenberg, Pants: Diane Von Furstenberg, Shoes: Michael Micahel Kors, Bag: Gucci (sold out), Earrings: Blink Jewelry, or these from Emerald Park Jewelry, Bracelets: David Yurman and Belk, Sunglasses: Saint Laurent

8. Strong, romantic and feminine. This dress by Adelyn Rae suggests a wistful prettiness and openness, taking harbor in the formality of trapeze structure. Pair it with a tried oversize trench, a cropped peacoat or a bomber jacket.

Dress:  Adelyn Rae , Trench:  Hobbs Saskia , Shoes:  Joie , Bag:  Relaxfeel , Watch:  Micahel Kors , You can accessorize with this bracelet from  Emerald Park Jewelry  and Sunglasses:  Forever 21

Dress: Adelyn Rae, Trench: Hobbs Saskia, Shoes: Joie, Bag: Relaxfeel, Watch: Micahel Kors, You can accessorize with this bracelet from Emerald Park Jewelry and Sunglasses: Forever 21

9. Summer and spring as seasons are laid-back, which means you can play more with comfortable shirts and jeans or shorts. Once you're comfortable with your base, you can expand onto your accessories. 

Top:  Madewell , Blazer:  Alice&You , Jeans: Abercrombie&Fitch (old)  similar here , Shoes: Joie , Crossbody:  Flora Bella , Bracelets: Zaful and Boho Betty ( I love this one from  Emerald Park Jewelry ), Necklace:  Forever21

Top: Madewell, Blazer: Alice&You, Jeans: Abercrombie&Fitch (old) similar here, Shoes:Joie, Crossbody: Flora Bella, Bracelets: Zaful and Boho Betty ( I love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry), Necklace: Forever21

10. Bejeweled or silk pleated tops and pleated mini skirts are turning up the heat this spring.  Chic European meets bohemian is a sudden expansion of girlie femininity. Let's not forget to accessorize heavily with jewelry for maximum glamour effect. 

Cardigan: Eileen Fisher (old) like this  one  too, Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs (not available) here is another stunning  top,  Skirt: Alexander McQueen (old)  similar here , Shoes: Dior (old) love  these , Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out)  love this one too . Earrings: Lali Jewels love these from  Emerald Park Jewelry , Sunglasses: ASOS

Cardigan: Eileen Fisher (old) like this one too, Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs (not available) here is another stunning top, Skirt: Alexander McQueen (old) similar here, Shoes: Dior (old) love these, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out) love this one too. Earrings: Lali Jewels love these from Emerald Park Jewelry, Sunglasses: ASOS

Jean Jacket Style and Six Ways of Fading to White in Style!

Some great jean jacket styles are out there for you to try. Remember to skip boxy styles and create curves with a cinched-waist jacket this is especially great if you have a boyish build.

Pair your jacket with a sexy t-shirt or camisole and flirty scarf for a look that's flattering, feminine and very 2015.

All you need are comfortable flat Vans to finish the look.

Every woman should have at least one jacket that's a teeny bit tight across the chest. Zip or button it to just under the bustline, and let the rest of your jacket frame your chest for instant va-va-voom appeal!

Say no to oversize square-cut styles (that only works for blazers and coats come this Fall). Trade in your shapeless denim numbers for a shorter, sleeker version that doesn't overwhelm your frame, especially if you're petite.

Make this look evening-ready by adding strappy sandals and chandelier earrings. (and loosing the scarf)

Jamie is wearing: Jacket by H&M, Bag by Aldo (available for rent or purchase- learn how here), Shoes by Vans, Earrings: Kohls, Scarf: Simply Vera Wang, T-Shirt: American Eagle, Sunglasses: Simply Vera Wang, Jeans: Hollister

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN ROUNDS

MAKE UP BY DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

STYLED BY DANUTA BYRA

MODEL JAMIE KLEIN

SIX WAYS OF FADING TO WHITE IN STYLE

Prepare for a white out. This summer, style reaches new heights of sophisticated simplicity with clean, crisp white. Shed some light on your look with these six simple solutions for staying in style.

1. WHITE BAG

There is something so retro about a white leather bag. Racy and demure all at once, it works at any hour. It's polished and lady-like by day, but ideal for evening when the white really pops.

Chicnova Blouse, Skyla Top, Glamorous Jeans, Quipd Pumps, Lulus Purse, Kenneth Jay Earrings, Ray Ban Sunglasses

Chicnova Blouse, Skyla Top, Glamorous Jeans, Quipd Pumps, Lulus Purse, Kenneth Jay Earrings, Ray Ban Sunglasses

2. WHITE SUNGLASSES

Think big this summer. Oversized sunglasses are shading eyes everywhere. Choose white plastic frames that look great with a tan and complement your smile.

CALYPSO St. Barth Tank, Keepsake Skirt, CiCiHot Wedges, SKEMO Clutch, Esmeralda Earrings, Miss Selfridge Ring Set, Dorothy Perkins Floppy Hat, Wildfox Sunglasses

CALYPSO St. Barth Tank, Keepsake Skirt, CiCiHot Wedges, SKEMO Clutch, Esmeralda Earrings, Miss Selfridge Ring Set, Dorothy Perkins Floppy Hat, Wildfox Sunglasses

3. WHITE SANDALS

You can never go wrong  with white platform sandals. Abandon the rules from years past and do something unexpected. Go ahead and pair them with a dark dress.

Abaday Dress, Bel Air Sandals, Proenza Schouler Bag, Normal Timepieces Watch, Chan Luu Bracelet, Hugau Ring, Pieces Hat

Abaday Dress, Bel Air Sandals, Proenza Schouler Bag, Normal Timepieces Watch, Chan Luu Bracelet, Hugau Ring, Pieces Hat

4. WHITE TANK

Dress it up for work with a skirt or pants and a fitted or oversized blazer. Dress it down for the beach with a hat and a mini or for a casual night out in the movies with jeans and pair of KEDS. Any way you look at it, a white tank is perfect for every occasion.

Keds Champion Micro Dot Lace, Michael Kors Parker MK5354 watch and VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Rockstud 2Rows bracelet are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box  here !  BCBGMAXAZRIA Tank, River Island Jacket, J Brand Jeans, Chloe Bag, Charlotte Russe Earrings and Rings, Becksondergaard Scarf

Keds Champion Micro Dot Lace, Michael Kors Parker MK5354 watch and VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Rockstud 2Rows bracelet are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box here!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Tank, River Island Jacket, J Brand Jeans, Chloe Bag, Charlotte Russe Earrings and Rings, Becksondergaard Scarf

5. WHITE DENIM JACKET

Summer classic, a white denim jacket is a versatile style staple.

Maurices Dress, Dorothy Perkins Jacket, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, Hermes Bag, Anne Klein Watch, Marni Necklace (Blue), Arizona Bracelet, Charlotte Russe Necklace, Pamela Earrings, Charlotte Russe Sunglasses

Maurices Dress, Dorothy Perkins Jacket, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, Hermes Bag, Anne Klein Watch, Marni Necklace (Blue), Arizona Bracelet, Charlotte Russe Necklace, Pamela Earrings, Charlotte Russe Sunglasses

6. WHITE DRESS

Honey, they shrunk the dresses this season. And that means legs are taking center stage. Why not have lovefest with yours?

ALDO Perelli Ankle Strap High Heels are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box here!

Glamorous Dress, Givenchy Handbag, Yoins Necklace, Assad Mounser Bracelet, Guess Watch, Letters by Zoe Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels Ear Clips, Stella & Dot Ring, Ray-Ban Sunglasses,

What is your favorite "WHITE" Summer classic?

A Fashion Page Makeover, The Prettiest Yellow Top, Style Crush- Victoria Beckham

I want to give a nice warm welcome to our newest resident photographer and photo editor, John Rounds. He took shots of this entire post and one coming up next week. I can't wait to share more of his shots with you over the coming days and months. John truly believes there is something beautiful in capturing the special moments in someone’s life.  His photography has the ability to bring you back to a special place, a walk down memory lane, to life’s most joyful times. I am honored to be able to work with such an amazing photographer. Please browse John Rounds' website at www.jroundsphotography.com  for more information about John, his portfolio, and the recent happenings on his blog.

Leave your coat at home when you're stepping out in a yellow statement-maker like this. Granted, it's not for the style-shy, but a good bold color piece will never look dated. I was hoping to achieve a ladylike look, polished, never fashion victim. My favorite style shortcut is classic clothes with trendy accessories. I hope you enjoy this look and stay warm through this frigid catastrophe of a weather.

Vest: Zara, Top: H&M, Shirt: Equipment, Belt: Express, Clutch: ASOS, Gloves: Cejon, Sunglasses: Prada, Skirt: Vintage (Donna Karan), Pumps: BCBG

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Photography by John Rounds

Special thank you to Holly at Clementine Salon in Bethlehem for letting me change for my second look :).   Loved your little place!  http://www.clementinesalon.com/

 


Style Crush: Victoria Beckham

It's been a long time since Victoria Beckham has enchanted the world for the first time as Posh from Spicegirls! Since then, she made it her mission to redefine her success in fashion industry .  Of course being married to a timeless hottie like David Beckham did not hurt. The rest is history. Below are my favorite looks by this tiny little woman who I absolutely adore!

Don't forget to click on the WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER for this week's wardrobe inspiration featuring fun pieces like floral, pleated skirt that is so "in" this season!

Longline Coat

Coat: Miu Miu, Dress: 3.1 Philip Lim, Thights: Hue, Boots: Nine West, Earrings: H&M, Clutch: ASOS, Sunglasses: H&M

Wow! Can we talk about longline coats? This season they are flowy, long and epically cool; the ultimate fashion must-have and the options are endless. Below you'll find pieces from designers like Temperley London, Prada, Vivenne Westwood, Cédric Charlier and Jacques Vert.  It is only fitting that for today's posts I wore my favorite Miu Miu black coat and paired with neutral 3.1. Philip Lim dress to keep it simple.

WEEKLY PLANNER

Wear something superb wonderful, premeditated, and exceptional every single day for a full week. Not that there’s anything wrong with a simple outfit but ….

Here are some unique outfit combinations for every day of this week.

MONDAY

This outfit was inspired by Rose Gold Pave Diamond A Little Light Necklace by Astley Clarke. Hat: Eugenia Kim, Sunglasses: jcrew, Ring: Kismet, Trousers: PAIGE, Clutch: SAINT LAURENT, Cardigan: Zadig&Voltaire, Shirt: CHLOÉ, Boots: LANVIN

TUESDAY

This outfit was inspired by American Eagle Hooded Surplus Jacket (Coat). sweater: Monki Bobo, Jeans: Punk Rave, Shoes: SoYouShoes, Bag: Chanel, Earring Studs: Sole Society, Bracelet: TDW Fashion, Necklace: Adina Reyter, iPhone Case: casetify.com,

WEDNESDAY

This outfit was inspired by Black Pleat Crepe Tuxedo Shorts MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. Bracelet: Astley Clarke, Tote: Burberry London, Jacket: MONCLER, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Sunglasses: TIFFANY, Boots: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN, Tank Top: LOST AND FOUND.

THURSDAY

Inspired by c-10 sneakers by Adidas. T-Shirt: Chicwish, Coat: Chicnova Fashion, Jeans: J BRAND, Clutch: Mango, Cuff: Saint Laurent, Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

FRIDAY

Inspired by Valentino Women's 'Rockstud' Leather Clutch Bag from Pre-SS15 in Black Iconic studded clutch bag.  Longsleeve: LAUREN MOSHI, Cape: BURBERRY, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Trainers: Nike, Watch: kate spade new york, Necklace: Vivienne Westwood, Beanie: KBETHOS, Lipstick: M·A·C,

SATURDAY

Inspired by My Chemical Romance (sold out but also love this one) Black Parade Bracelet 4 Pack | Pack of four black and red bracelets with MCR charms. Dress: ASOS, Coat: Mango, Sandals: Valentino, Clutch: MICHAEL Michael Kors, Necklace: on Etsy.com SymphonyofShiny , Scarf: yoins.com Eye Palette: Bobbi Brown

SUNDAY

Inspired by asymmetric knit sweater by Le Moine Tricote, Pumps: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Clutch: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Necklace: Annoushka, Sunglasses: Celine, Earrings: Dinny Hall, Rings: Kismet and Monica Vinader, Jumpsuit: MASON BY MICHELLE MASON, Knitwear Neck Piece: Wool and the Gang.

Dakota Story

Dakota Fanning, together with her sister Elle Fanning is a style icon that represents ease and effortless.  I am super excited about the release of Emma Thompson’s story of the love triangle between art critic John Ruskin, his wife Effie and the painter Millais titled “Effie Grey” starring Dakota Fanning.  I saw the trailer and definitely want to see it.  

Also found this great blog on Tumblr http://fanningfashion.tumblr.com/ that identifies all of the outfits worn by Dakota or Elle fanning. Really cool if you are a big fan. 

 

Here are some looks inspired by Dakota Fanning’s style:

The Look: Dakota Fanning in Valentino. Earrings: John Hardy, Dress: Joie, Coat: Jolt, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Bag: Jonathan Adler.

 

The Look: Dakota Fanning wearing Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel. Clutch: Chloe, Jacket: Karl Lagerfeld, Snickers: Brooks, Jeans: J.Crew, Shirt: J.Crew

 

The Look: Dakota Fanning. Jacket: Burbery Brit, Blouse: Zac Posen, Scarf: YSL, Bag: Fendi, Eyewear: Chanel, Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied, Booties: Rag & Bone.

 

The Look: Dakota Fanning Marie Claire Photoshoot. Hat: BCBGMAXAZARIA, Bag: GAP, Coat: GAP, Bracelet: David Yurman, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Dress: Michael by Michael Kors.

 

The Look: Dakota Fanning at "Now is Good" screening. Top: GAP, Necklace: Marni, Bag: Chanel, Bracelet: David Yurman, Shoes: Valentino, Skirt: Old Navy.