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How to... Wear Your Cutoffs this Summer!

Every season is the newest, the most exciting, and filled with endless possibilities. Your next bold and trendy outfit featuring super sexy cutoffs could be: gorgeous, unconventional or wildly sporty.

Jessica's look is Glam but still very outdoorsy! We decided to put on a leggy display (and it's never a bad idea to show a little leg!) in edgy True Religion denim shorts and a red, stripy shirt as she stepped out for an AFP photoshoot, shot by John Rounds. 
We love anything that's feminine so we gave this look a feminine twist thanks to the denim blazer and subtle details.

Ladylike blazer?

What's making our hearts go pitter-patter? As fancy as it looks, this season's denim blazer by J.Crew is wear-everywhere (day or night), with-everything (jeans or satin).

How can we look good in a blazer? It's easy! Just remember these three simple rules: Think curvy, not corporate; girly, not giant; and fun, not frumpy.

Short Shorts

It's almost Summer, so naturally that certain adventurous freedom is in the air. When it comes to fashion, that means the perfect excuse to act on a style crush- a piece so utterly cool, pretty or just right that resisting it is simply out of the question.Distressed denim shorts give summer's new look a street-wise vibe that's not so innocent. Been a while since you had shorts this short? Try these slightly longer versions:

AE Skinny Bermuda

AE Skinny Bermuda

Band of Gypsies

Band of Gypsies

at PacSun.com

at PacSun.com

Re/Done

Re/Done

Distressed Essence at Modcloth.com

Distressed Essence at Modcloth.com

White House Black Market

White House Black Market

at Rosegal.com

at Rosegal.com

The right mix of reds and blues, comfort and glam.

Inspired by Jessica's look? Then check out these alterna-buys:

Top: Brunello Cucinelli, Blazer: Hugo, Shorts:LE3NO, Stilettos: Gamis, Bag: Armani Jeans, Earrings: Betsey Johnson, Eyewear: Gucci,

Top: Brunello Cucinelli, Blazer: Hugo, Shorts:LE3NO, Stilettos: Gamis, Bag: Armani Jeans, Earrings: Betsey Johnson, Eyewear: Gucci,

Tops

New infatuations: This Summer's tops are a little dressier than the standards you've seen before and stripes will send your style in the right direction.

Getting dressed up like this doesn't have to be such a major production - just jazz up what you wear during the day.

Jessica is very natural and very feminine. She makes this outfit look effortless.

To compliment and make this look even more classic Jessica wears nude pumps by Franco Sarto and crossbody bag by Ted Baker. 

Bows and other Details

 But let's not forget about some intricate details, and a provocative sexy edge.  This season bows are wrapping up summer's sweet clothes and accessories.

Dsquared2 Earrings

Dsquared2 Earrings

Betsy Johnson Backpack

Jaded London Swimsuit.

Jaded London Swimsuit.

Fenty Puma By Rhianna

Fenty Puma By Rhianna

Giani Bernini Choker

Giani Bernini Choker

Milly Dress

Milly Dress

Anna Sui Top

Anna Sui Top

Sunnies

Sunglasses featured here come from J. Crew’s first full-fledged sunglasses collection.

Makeup

Color your mouth more irresistible. Danika,  our wonderful Makeup artist, can make you look so sophisticated without using an entire makeup bag on your face.

This super classic pair of pumps will instantly polish your weekend.

Jessica wears: Sunnies: J.Crew, Earrings: Marchesa (similar here), Choker: Aqua, Blazer: J.Crew, Top: J.Crew, Bag: Ted Baker, Shorts: True Religion, Shoes: Franco Sarto.

MODEL: JESSICA FALCO

MAKEUP AND HAIR: DANIKA CLEVENTSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

 

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

Colder Spring Days. Pink Chic: 5 Pink Spring Trends You'll Love!

Yet, another option for colder spring days from our chilly March photo-shoot.

More and more women are mixing destroyed denim jeans with cropped tops, denim shirts and leather biker jackets. You can also cuddle up in an extra soft, oversize turtleneck poncho.  

With Jamie’s look I think we got the balance right. The key to this look are multipurpose items that will give your wardrobe more mileage. And mileage is what most women are looking for anyways. Classic pieces that never go out of style.

Then, lest we forget, there’s the jewelry. Today it’s gold hoops, leather bracelets and watch.

Bag amped with rock & roll details- fringe and studs- turns up the volume on gutsy glamour.

Once again special thanks to our Fashion contributors: photographer John Rounds, his images are beyond reproach, if there is an essence to fashion, he has captured it, and Make-Up Artist Danika Clevenstine who creates gorgeous faces every day.

Jamie is wearing: Earrings: Khole's, Turtleneck Poncho: DKNY, Cropped Top: Topshop, Watch: Kate Spade, Bracelets: Khole's, Belt: J. Crew, Jeans: Hollister, Bag: Steve Madden, Boots: Dolce Vita

Model: Jamie Klein

Make-Up: Danika Clevenstine

Photographer: John Rounds

Stylist: Danuta Byra

PINK CHIC

5 SPRING PINK TRENDS YOU'LL LOVE

1. PINK JEANS

These J.Crew jeans are great-they're fitted and comfy.

2. PINK CASUAL TROUSERS

Pink, heart-print Moschino trousers  paired with hot red Tory Burch tote is the way to have more fun with your clothes. 

3. PINK FRENCH JACQUARD SKIRT

Always dress to feel like a woman. The pink Orlay Kiley skirt is a very eclectic and feminine piece that will make you look and feel beautiful and with deep V-neck lace crop top you'll look glamorous.

4. PINK SHORTS

Need a break from jeans, jeans, jeans? You got it: This pink shorts refreshingly polished look is ladylike and so sexy.

5. PINK HIGH HEEL SHOES

With hot pink Miss KG pumps wear an outfit that hugs your curves.

What are your favorite PINK SPRING CHIC ITEMS?

The Scoop on Black, Weekly Outfit Planner and Brand Love: Banana Republic

Finally, all-black outfit. A low-maintenance looking in stress-free style. Of course it would not be me if I did not bring one item that's foxy- even if it's not very practical; DSW necklace that I got a year ago for thirty two bucks. The truth is a standout accessory- like a big statement necklace or a great belt, scarf- can make a simple outfit sublime. I guess the only downfall of the all-black, wool and knit attire is the dust that keeps settling on you....

Sunglasses: PRADA  (more choices here ), Bomber Jacket: Acne Studios (old) also  love this one  , Necklace: DSW, Turtleneck:  AKIRA , Skirt: (old) Derek Lam ( love this one too ), Bag: (old)  Bottega Venta , Shoes: Liz Clairbone no longer available but  love these ones too

Sunglasses: PRADA (more choices here), Bomber Jacket: Acne Studios (old) also love this one , Necklace: DSW, Turtleneck: AKIRA, Skirt: (old) Derek Lam (love this one too), Bag: (old) Bottega Venta, Shoes: Liz Clairbone no longer available but love these ones too

WEEKLY PLANNER

Don’t have these exact garments? That’s OK; just use the outfit ideas as a formula for combining similar styles, pieces or colors in your closet.

MONDAY: BAG: Balenciaga, BLAZER:Chanel, PUMPS: Finsk, SUNGLASSES: Linda Farrow, HAT: Stella McCartney, EARRINGS: Stephen Dweck, LEATHER SHORTS: French Connection, SWEATER: Zadig&Voltaire

TUESDAY: T-SHIRT: Alexander Wang, COAT: thatspoint.com, SKINNY JEANS: J Brand, OXFORDS: Toast, TOTE: Tory Burch, BANGLE: Chanel, EARRINGS: Chanel, BELT: Alexander McQueen, SUNGLASSES: Ray Ban

WEDNESDAY: TANK TOP: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, CLUTCH: Buba, BRACELET: Carolina Bucci, COAT: Chanel, BOOTIES: GIANVITO ROSSI, SUNGLASSES: Linda Farrow, NECKLACE: Suzanne Kalan, SKIRT: Marc Jacobs

THURSDAY: TEE: EXPRESS, CARDIGAN: beautifulhalo.com, COAT: N 21, THIGHTS: HUE, SHORTS: J BRAND, BOOTS: newlook.com, SATCHEL: MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: amazon.co.uk, BRACELET: VALENTINO, RING: MACABRE GADGETS, SUNGLASSES: mymummadeit.net

FRIDAY: CLUTCH BAG: BVLGARI, BRACELET: Carolina Bucci, BOOTS: CHLOÉ, BANGLE: IPPOLITA, DRESS: JAY AHR, SUNGLASSES: Linda Farrow, COAT: LANVIN

SATURDAY: BLOUSE: UNIQLO, JACKET: ISABEL MARANT, WAISTCOAT: FOREVER NEW, JEGGINGS: VERO MODA, BALLERINAS: zalora.com.my, CLUTCH: EDIE PARKER, EARRINGS: DAVID YURMAN, SUNGLASSES: shopflyjane.com, NECKLACE: GRAFF DIAMONDS

SUNDAY: SCARF: Acne Studios, SWEATER: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, BRACELET: Carolina Bucci, BAG: CHLOÉ, EARRINGS: IPPOLITA, NECKLACE: IPPOLITA, PUMPS: Oscar de la Renta, COAT: Stella McCartney, JEANS: Stella McCartney

BRAND LOVE: BANANA REPUBLIC

I am always super happy with the clothes and products in general from Banana Republic. Below you'll find few pieces that I either already own or desire to purchase in the near future.  I also prepared few outfits ideas featuring items from BR.

All Items by Banana Republic: 100% Silk Top, Grey Wool Coat, Slim Fit Pants, Sandals, Leopard Print Leather Handbag, Knot Bracelet, Cotton/Modal Scarf.