Currently Craving

Currently Craving

1. Easy, silky bottoms 2. Statement necklaces with tribal influences 3. NARS Dragon Girl lipstick 4. Springtime booties 5. Bright-hued blazer

This Spring, I’m inspired by effortless fashion… Easy bottoms like a pleated midi or silk pants feel luxe without compromising on comfort, and a bright pink blazer gives an instant update to basic jeans + a tee. Shop all these must-have Spring items here!

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Currently Craving: Spring Fever

The temps rose dramatically in NYC the past couple of days… a brief tantalizing whiff of Spring, before January remembers her place on the Northeast climate spectrum. Tempted by the weather (or so I’m justifying it to myself), I added a couple Springtime pieces to my closet that I’m so eager to wear! Here are some newbies, plus some coveted items for Spring and where to get them:

Spring Fever, Polyvore, Currently Craving

1. Something floral, See by Chloe (similar) 2. White Trousers, Balmain, 3. Statement Necklace, BaubleBar (similar), 4. Bright scarf, Banana Republic, 5. Ice Blue Crop, Tibi, 6. Something mint, Steve Madden, 7. Pleated skirt, Steffen Schraut 

What’s on your Spring wish-list so far? Tell me what you think in the comments!

Currently Craving: Calvin Klein Metallic Sheath Dress

I’m not usually a “party-dress” kind of gal, but this one has me swooning. I love simple color palettes and silhouettes that I can change and update as my mood strikes, and this is the perfect blank canvas.  (That is probably a credit to the “get the most for your money” voice inside me). Anyway, love this Calvin Klein Collection number… Stay tuned for a post on different ways I would style it!

Currently Craving: Cocoon Coats

Currently Craving: Cocoon Coats
J. Crew, Jil Sander Fall 2012, 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2012, Lover, DKNY Fall 2012, Rebecca Taylor, Acne, and image c/o Stockholm Streetstyle
It’s officially cold in New York… And as unfortunate as this may be, it also means coats are making their way back into my closet. (Last year, I brought in an armoire to my petite dorm room simply to accommodate my coat collection.) I mean, lets face it, how bored would I get wearing the same coat every day when the temperatures drop? I think this is implied, but… so bored. Anyway, right now I am loving the cocoon coat because it looks effortlessly chic over anything! Oh this old coat? I just threw it on, and look fabulous. Oh, and speaking of old coats – if you live in the New York area, donate yours here!

Currently Craving: Fisherman’s Sweaters and Skirts

I wore a fisherman sweater/skirt combo last week, and unfortunately, didn’t snap a pic. However, I’ve been thinking about my ensemble ever since (yes, I do pat myself on the back for an outfit well done)… And luckily, I just got 27 pounds of laundry done, so I can totally recreate it ASAP. Until then, here is some inspiration from some other lovely sources.

via Shopbop

found on Pinterest

found on Pinterest

And… A fisherman sweater and skirt ensemble in none other than OXBLOOD, courtesy of Blair of Atlantic-Pacific:

One thing to note – if you take on this look, be sure to wear contrasting textures, like in the examples above. A leather, silk, or even lace skirt works best to balance out the chunky knit. Another tip – if you are afraid of losing your shape, add a belt, tuck the sweater into the front, or look for a high-low sweater hem (see example numero uno).

I took it to Polyvore for some more great ways to wear this look:

Michael Kors Fisherman Sweater, Girl by Band of Outsiders Skirt, Linea Pelle Crossbody bag, Seychelles Booties, Raoul Skirt, Maison Martin Margiela bangles, Jil Sander Brogues, Moschino Cheap & Chic Skirt, Alexander Wang Booties, Alexander McQueen Scarf.

What do you think – Have I convinced you this will be a go-to combo for Fall?

Currently Craving: Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Pumps

These Miu Miu pumps are simply beautiful. They have a great vintage feel to them, while still looking modern with the faceted crystal embellishment. I would kill for these… so don’t cross me with these on your feet (especially if you are a size 6.5!) Just kidding…

Currently Craving: Sunshine, Daisies, Butter Mellow…

I’ve been crushing on the color yellow recently… I literally own nothing yellow excluding perhaps a pair of sandals. It isn’t a terribly flattering color on me, unless I have a sweet tan. (Which I’ve recently lost since starting my “big girl” life). But there are so many different shades that at least one is bound to work for everybody, so here are some of my favorite picks:

Derek Lam maxi skirt, bold yellow nail polish, Emilio de la Morena silk shirtdress, French Connection shorts, Bauble Bar necklace, Rebecca Minkoff top

P.S. if you don’t know where the title came from, get with it… If you do, nerds unite!

Currently Craving: Mondo Guerra Rorschach Dress

Since the season finale of Project Runway All Stars, I haven’t stopped thinking about this Rorschach inspired dress. I want need this dress.

I will literally do anything -climb every mountain, forge every stream, follow every rainbow…(er, you get the point,) until this fabulous item hangs in my closet. The pop of red on the sleeve is a brilliant design detail, and can you believe he made this print himself?! Incredible. Is anyone else as obsessed with Mondo Guerra and his amazing work as I am?