Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weekly Style Inspirations...

Welcome to a new round of style inspiration from amazing fashion bloggers!  As we are in the middle of winter but looking at spring fashion, it's a challenge to navigate the layering and color choices while still keeping our looks fresh.  In this round of style inspiration, you will see a wide range of looks...from dark winter colors to pastel pinks and mint, to what is becoming a hot winter into spring color...neon yellow (yes, the color of summer 2012 has returned)!  Black and white stripes are everywhere while fur still holds center court.  So many options...

Blair from  Atlantic-Pacific
Julia from Gal Meets Glam
Rachel from Da Paura ♥
Bessie from Bravoe Runway
Sirma Markova 
Kristina  from KAYTURE
Monica from Blog Moda | Diario de estilo de Mónica Sors
Megan from TfDiaries By Megan Zietz
Sassi from Astérisque

Jelena  from Glam & Fab Chameleon
  Ruxandra from From Brussels, with love ♥
Annabelle from VIVALUXURY
 Alexandra from To Vogue Or Bust
 Lidia from gvozdiShe
 Francesca from Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger!
Dora from Fashion Painted Dreams
Olga from My Blonde Gal
Lindsey  from Saucy Glossie

Be sure to click on the links for more amazing style!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target

Ok, girls, start saving your money now because I really believe that this collection is going to be a winner!  The colors, the prints, the!...and, aside from the blue leather jacket priced at $199.99, the majority of pieces are under $50!  The 80+ piece collection, including accessories (shoes, bags, and jewelry) will be available online and in stores on February 10th.

Take a look at a large representation of the collection from the Lookbook...

Sleeveless blouse in First Date print, $26.99; pleated skirt with lace in Sulfur print, $29.99; lace miniaudiere, $34.99; floral earrings in Dresden blue, $14.99; bangles, $16.99 each; wedge sandals, $29.99
Short-sleeve dress in First Date print and black, $39.99; miniaudiere in Nolita print, $34.99; floral necklace, $39.99; crystal teardrop pendant necklace, $19.99; wedge sandals in Apple red, $29.99
Dress in First Date print, $34.99; miniaudiere in Nolita print, $34.99; floral earrings, $14.99; crystal teardrop pendant necklace, $19.99; crystal teardrop necklace, $39.99; flat sandals, $29.99
Leather jacket in Dresden blue, $199.99; sleeveless tee in First Date print, $26.99; pleated skirt in Nolita print, $29.99; flat sandals, $29.99
Lace front blouse in white, $34.99; shorts in Floral Crush print, $26.99; crystal teardrop earrings, $16.99; lace-up pumps, $39.99
Ruffle dress in Sulfur Spring, $39.99; lace miniaudiere, $34.99; lace-up pumps in Nolita print, $34.99
Blazer in Floral Crush print, $49.99; long-sleeve tee, $19.99; shorts in Floral Crush print, $26.99; crystal teardrop pendant necklace, $19.99; ankle-strap pumps, $39.99
Dress with full skirt in Floral Crush print, $49.99; ankle-strap pumps in Sulfur Spring, $39.99
 Peplum top in Floral Crush print, $29.99; ankle-strap pumps in Sulfur Spring, $39.99
Cardigan in Dresden blue and Calypso coral, $32.99; sweater in Dresden blue/Atlantis, $29.99; tank top, $19.99; miniaudiere in Nolita print, $34.99; ankle-strap pumps in Apple red, $39.99
Sleeveless dress in Dresden blue, $44.99; lace miniaudiere, $34.99; ankle-strap pumps, $39.99
Ruffle dress in Apple red, $39.99; lace miniaudiere, $34.99; bangle in Calypso coral, $16.99; crystal stone cutout bangles, $24.99 each; crystal stone ring, $14.99; lace-up pumps in Meet The Parents print, $39.99
Dress with full skirt in Apple red and black, $49.99; crystal stone cutout bangle, $24.99; crystal stone tassel earrings, $16.99; lace-up pumps in Meet The Parents print, $39.99
Lace blouse, $29.99; skirt in Meet The Parents print, $29.99; crystal teardrop earrings, $16.99; bangle in Calypso print, $16.99; lace crystal stone bangle, $29.99; crystal stone cutout bangle, $24.99; lace-up pumps, $39.99
Pintuck dress, $49.99; lace miniaudiere, $34.99; floral earrings, $14.99; ankle-strap pumps, $39.99 
Lace-up pumps in black, Nolita print, and Apple red, $39.99 each
                                  (images via Refinery 29)

Sooo many beautiful pieces in this collection.  Do you agree?  Which are your favorites?  The floral print pieces and the red dresses have captured my attention :)

Have a fabulous week!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy One Year Anniversary to My Blog!

I am amazed at how quickly one year of blogging has gone by.  When I started blogging, like many of you, I had no idea what to expect or in what direction this hobby might lead me.  I am very grateful that I have inspired people and have been so inspired myself by my readers and fellow bloggers.  The friendships that I have made through blogging have been the most wonderful part of this experience.

Although I primarily blog about fashion, several of my favorite posts have been in the design category.  My very first post (directly below) was a means of combining my love of design and fashion.  Here are a few of my favorite post highlights (one per month) from this past year :)

January 17, 2012  (When it all began)...
Where Fashion Meets Flooring
A unique concept of leather belts being used as a flooring material.
Where Fashion Meets Flooring  ...combining my loves of design and fashion
February 17, 2012
Is Everybody Ready for the Horizontal Shower?\
 A conceptual German design of an alternative method of a shower. 
 Is Everybody Ready for the Horizontal Shower?   

March 2, 2012
Celebrating Houston Rodeo
Me getting into rodeo mode for our annual Houston, Texas Rodeo.
Celebrating Houston Rodeo   
 April 18, 2012
Dick Clark's Flintstone Home 
On the day of Dick Clark's passing, I came across photos of this unique home owned by the American icon.
 Dick Clark's Flintstone Home  
May 24, 2012
Lovin' Lucite
One of spring/summer's amazing trends.  No doubt we will see more of this for spring 2013.
Lovin' Lucite 
June 12, 2012
Ombre's Turn
Another trend of spring/summer 2012.
Ombre's Turn 
July 20, 2012
Neon Yellow Love
The hot color of summer 2012.
 Neon Yellow Love 

August 22, 2012
For the Love of Burgundy
The "it" color of fall 2012. 

For the Love of Burgundy 

September 17, 2012
NYFW Street Style Recap
NYFW Street Style Recap  

October 19, 2012
Mixed Media Leather and Lace
This combination intrigued me and received much positive feedback. 
Mixed Media Leather and Lace

November 8, 2012
Leopard Print and Emerald Green
An interesting pairing of two fall 2012 trends. 
Leopard Print and Emerald Green  

December 2012
Fur Vests for the Holidays 
A current winter trend and one of my current obsessions.
Fur Vests for the Holidays  
Weekly Style Inspirations and...My 100th Post
This was my 100th post and showcased one of my favorite (and reader favorite) style inspiration posts that 
showcase outfit looks of fashion bloggers.  I typically post one every other week. 
 Weekly Style Inspirations and...My 100th Post! 

Thank you to my readers for taking this journey with me!  I look forward to sharing this next year along with you :)


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Trendspotting at the Mall...

During a visit to the mall last weekend, I had the opportunity to check out the trending looks at Bebe, Loft, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor.  The common themes appeared to be:

1. Emerald and mint green
2. Shades of blue ranging from pale to cobalt to navy
3. Black and white
4. Pastel and bright colored and printed skinny jeans 
5. Stripes
6. Polka dots
7. Graphic prints


1/  Bebe Debbie Crepe Seam Detail Dress  ($139)  2/ Bebe Sheer Yoke Mini Stripe Sweater  ($74)  3/  Bebe Mesh Inset Pleat Silk Dress  ($139) 4/  Bebe Stripe Mini Circle Skirt  ($69)


   1/ Loft Corded Dobby Striped 3/4 Sleeve Blazer  ($98)  2/ Loft Color Pop Super Skinny Jeans  ($59.50)  3/  Loft Dobby Stripe Shift Skirt  ($59.50)   4/ Loft Super Skinny Jeans in Cross Hatch Dot Print ($59.50)

Banana Republic

1/  Banana Republic Hampton Fit Crop Pant   ($89.50)  2/ Banana Republic Kary Pointed-toe Pump ($120)  3/ Banana Republic Adele Printed Cardigan  ($69.50)   4/ Banana Republic Stripe Skirt ($89.50)

Ann Taylor

1/ Ann Taylor Striped Cotton Button Back Top  ($38)  2/ Ann Taylor Dot Jacquard Shell  ($58)  3/ Ann Taylor Ponte Colorblocked Skirt  ($88)   4/ Ann Taylor Draped Tie Neck Top  ($68)

What are your thoughts on these current trends?
It's hard to believe that my blog will be one year old in a couple of days (Jan. 17th).  What an exciting year it has been for this little corner of my world!  Be sure to check out my upcoming anniversary post :)