summer

Try Out Pretty And Cool Things!

It's easy: Just hang up your little blackdress, jeans and t-shirts in your closet and indulge in pretty and simple white dress, wide-brim hat, distressed jean jacket and shiny heels.

Let's face it- time goes by unbelievably quickly. It is almost Fall and seems like yesterday we had the beginning of Summer. This season's long ethnic tops and dresses served as mini cover-ups that you tossed on over your suit. But towards the end of the August, it's a dress. That means you can look cute and be ready to play with jean jackets, cardigans, boots....anything that will suit last days of Summer and chillier nights

Be ready to go wherever the day takes you.  With this simple and pretty but still very sexy and girly look you will get a notice-me type of response. Especially if you wear this beautiful Badgley Mischka hat, which is always so glam. Just indulge in a few creative items: Jamie wears sexy, gold, high-heel sandals. If you want less dressy just find some with no heel.

We ended up in one of the most amazing places in Bethlehem- Moravian Book Shop! America's oldest bookstore founded in 1745. In our photoshoot adventures we're always turning to Bethlehem or other towns in our area not just for inspiration, but for collaboration. The moment Jamie and our team entered the historical book shop in the heart of Bethlehem, it was clear we had scored another hit for AFP. 

What holds us transfixed, however, isn't just the beauty of this town, stunning as it is. It is the people and multi-attitudes, awashed in native flavor and rich history of this region.

In fashion it must be understood that creative cross-pollination with the right photographer, make up artist, model and brands spells success. As a Fashion stylist I wanted to reinterpret the traditional, bohemian motifs. I wanted for this look to have its own character. Little details like adorned jean jacket and jean Steve Madden bag with logo pins, choker and sparkly earrings promote imaginative pairings and invite creativity to your everyday ensambles.

There is a newfound appreciation for DIY pieces like Steve Madden bag because they are one-of-a-kind and can become a part of the movement, and definitely are statement pieces that we can closely relate to.

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Jamie wears: Hat: Badgley Mischka, Earrings: H&M, Jacket: Levi's, Dress: J.Crew, Bag: Steve Madden, Shoes: Steve Madden.

MODEL JAMIE KLEIN

MAKEUP: 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

Short Story For Every Woman!

A chic jean jacket is the mini's perfect partner.

End of Summer's higher-than-ever hemlines are the new fashion favorites for the girl who's on the go. When going super short, replace the mile-high stiletto with chic flats- there are plenty to choose from this season.

This is also a perfect season to start your private collection of bracelets, bangles and cuffs.

Your everyday bag-downsized to a perfectly portable purse or clutch-in wear-with-everything neutral.

For the next few weeks you can still pair your gladiator natural leather sandals with skinny pants or a casual mini skirt like the one Jamie is wearing on the photos.

On the weekends, keep it simple and sporty with basic tees, knits and denim jackets. With a sexy mini at night, a looser top will keep the proportions right.

It's a very body-conscious look, yet the mini skirt can be very flattering. Making it work depends on color- prints can be a really great choice- and other elements of your outfit.

Jamie is wearing: Jacket: H&M, sold out (love this one too) Sandals: American Eagle (love these ones too), Clutch: Calvin Klein, Tank: Apartment 9 (love this one too), Skirt: Casey Tribal Print, Sunglasses: Steve Madden, Bracelet: handmade, Earrings: Kenneth Jay

Photographed by John Rounds

Model: Jamie Klein

Make Up by Danika Clevenstine

Styled by Danuta Byra

 

 

THE MINI

The skirt of the season has reached new heights- and whether it's scandalously skintight, flouncy and flirty, or slim and sophisticated, there's a suitable style for everyone.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 20S

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

Keep the concept of mini relative: In your 20s, a traffic-stopping suede mini, graphic tank top and easy silhouette Italian wool coat are perfect for brave fashion followers. Bold but totally acceptable. Just remember you must feel comfortable with the length. If you feel as if you're baring too much, then most likely you are.

LIKE THIS LOOK OR ANY OTHER LOOK ON THIS PAGE? 

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 30S

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

Those in their 30s can still go short-short- depending on whether it's for day, night, work, or weekend. The shorter the skirt, the lower the heel.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 40S

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

Okay in your 40s you are most likely thinking an inch or two above the knee but on rare occasions it is absolutely allowed, especially to those who do not want to hide their legs just yet, to put on a flirty, textured mini and kitten heels to dress it up a bit. Especially when there is no cleavage involved, and the blouse is not fitted. Sexy and elegant.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 50S

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

In your 50s you can pair pumps or heeled sandals with just-above-the knee skirt for a more sophisticated look. Obviously you don't always have to look like a librarian but it is a very flattering look. If you wear loafers or flat shoes you can easily rise your hemline an inch or two above your knees.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 60S

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

In their 60s+ it is safe to say women should stick to clean and simple just above the knee skirts in a conservative solid color or black and white patterns, but I am also a fan of dark florals and tweed pastels. I find that mature women who do go for brighter colors and busier patterns are fearless fashionistas no matter what age.

 

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE CURVY

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

For the more curvy and top-heavy, a bright-colored or single breasted in beige or cream color skirt with a neutral or black shirt creates the proper balance

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE BOTTOM-HEAVY

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

 A fuller-figured woman, especially if she is bottom-heavy, should wear a more A-line skirt and pair it with a simple top, like a button-down shirt or blouse, keeping the colors dark for slimmer silhouette.

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE SLIM-HIPPED

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

A slim-hipped woman should pick a mini with a bit of a flair and pair it with a wispy top, nipped in slightly at the waist to create curves.

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?

Hot Neon Yellow. Popular Now: Oversized Cardigans with Floral Lace Bodice Dress and More Spring Trends!

This is the second look from the photo shoot that took place back in March (coldest day of that month, hence the scarf and sweater cape). Once again as an added bonus you get to look at some amazing photography shot by John Rounds.

The shoes by Jessica Simpson will make your legs look impossibly long and are incredibly comfortable.

Last time I forgot to mention that we shot these posts at the Lehigh University. Located in Bethlehem, PA and established in 1865 it is one of the most beautiful college campuses in Pennsylvania. 

I am wearing my favorite accessories of the moment the Prada sunglasses and Rebecca Minkoff’s quilted, leather bag.

 

Looking flawless is the first thing that every girl wants and thanks to Danika Clevenstine this is exactly how I felt about my make-up.

The sleek update for any spring wardrobe: a gold or silver accessories (earrings, bracelets, cuffs) that make a shining statement

I am wearing:  Sunnies: Prada, Earrings: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Sweater Cape: Liz Clairbone, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Blazer: 6397 (old), Dress: 4.collective at Anthropologie, Bracelets: Banana Republic and Palm Beach, Shoes: Jessica Simpson.

Photography by John Rounds

Make Up by Danika Clevenstine

Hair by Jennie Ciraulo-Oettinger (http://www.acutabovetr.net)

POPULAR NOW

The oversized cardigans and sweaters made news on the fall runways but they can easily take you seamlessly between seasons in style. Popular way to wear them is with Spring-inspired floral, lace bodice dresses that reflect the loveliness of this season.

This satin and suede triple strap sandal in one of the Spring’s hottest hues, fandango pink, is definitely summer and spring appropriate. Popular way to wear the ankle strap sandals is with rolled up high boyfriend jeans, which are an any-season style staple.

A roomy leather tote bag will be the hot handbag style in the months ahead. Popular way to wear is with edgy crepe flower print trousers. This is a great low-maintenance look for vacation, totally stress-free sexy style.

Super skinny jeans are the ultimate spring wear. They’ll keep you looking and feeling cool all season long. Popular way to wear them is with neon high heel sandals. It is a fresh and unexpected way to spice up your look.

This look is smart and casual, the new spring trend for everybody. Flared skirts look great on pretty much everyone. Popular way to wear them is with sexy oversized leather clutches. It is a super glamorous chic with a polished modern attitude style.

Brilliant Rompers

Scarf:ASOS (old), Blazer: ZofiaDesigns, Necklaces: Anthropologie, Romper: Tabeez, Belt:Express, Tights: Ellen Tracy, Shoes: Rylko, Ring: H&M, Sweater Coat: H&M, Bag: H&M

With your flowery rompers that you wore all summer and want to continue wearing them in the winter, the difference between gutsy glamour and Jerry Springer-guest tacky comes down to....hmm... I guess just the right attitude.

If you are not afraid of color layering, emerald green and cobalt blue can take on a new sophistication.

To tone this outfit down I kept my outwear simple so all of the focus is on the romper.


Romper:  Pull Bear

Romper: Pull Bear

LOOK 1: SHADES OF BROWN AND BLUE

Coat: Karen Millen, Earrings: Iradj Moini, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Vest: Philip Plein, Bag:Balenciaga, Boots: Marni

LOOK 2:  SOFT AND FEMININE

Necklace: Adara: Turtleneck: Aquaverde, Reversible Cape: Adam Lippes, Boots: Adi Designs, Tote: Addidas by Stella McCartney

LOOK 3: ONE OF THOSE LOOKS THAT YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE IT CAN LOOK GOOD.

Jacket: Addidas Slvr, Necklace: Adina Reyter, Bag: Adrienne Vittadini, Earrings: Adriana Orsini, Shoes: Adriana Pappel

LOOK4: QUITE UNUSUAL BUT BOLD AND A NICE CHANGE FROM TRADITIONAL WAY OF WEARING ROMPERS

Jacket: The Laden Showroom, Scarf: The Rail Gradient, Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry,, Head Wrap: Tildon, Watch: Timex, Boots: Timberland, Bag: The Whitepepper

LOOK 5: INTENSIFY YOUR NATURAL COOL

Earrings: Agrigrento, Blazer: Aeronutika Military, Necklace: Aesa, Sunglasses: Affliction, Coat: Agnona, Shoes: Aerin, Bag: Aigner, Gloves: Agnelle


If still not convinced that wearing rompers in winter can be a lot of fun, here are few other ways you can take what seems dramatic and tone it down. (of course going to the bathroom is a bit challenging but there is nothing in this world that will stop a true Fashionista)

Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Coat: Reiss, Romper: Sea NY, Earrings: Ippolita, Tights: J.Crew, Boots: Chloe, Bag: Balenciaga

Blazer: Balmain, Sunglasses: Erdem, Romper: Again, Scarf: Faliero Salti, Earrings: Ippolita, Ring: Stephen Dweck, Sweater: J.Crew, Tights: J.Crew, Bag: Rupert Sanderson, Shoes: Marni

Coat: Stella McCartney, Hat: Rag&Bone, Sunglasses: J.Crew, Earrings: Ippolita, Ring: Monica Vinader, Cardigan: Maison Martin Margiela, Romper: BCBGMaxAzaria, Bag: The Row, Shoes: Alexander Wang, Tights: J.Crew

Necklace: Joomi Lim, Jacket: Balmain, Cashmere Tee: J.Crew, Romper: Emma Cook, Pantyhose: Wolford, Bag: Anya Hindmarch, Boots: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER