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See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban clubmaster, Lydia Hudgens photography

See by Chloe jacket, James Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff bag

See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban clubmaster, vintage belt

James Jeans, See by Chloe jacket, Personal style blog

See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban clubmaster, Lydia Hudgens photography

Hillary Christine Biggs, See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban sunglasses

James Jeans, See by Chloe jacket, polka dot top

See by Chloe jacket, James Jeans, Ray Ban sunglasses

I couldn’t wait any longer to break out this amazing, floral See by Chloe jacket that’s been hanging in my closet for months! I love the unexpected combination of a sporty parka with a pretty floral print, and since I don’t typically dress super feminine, this is a perfect piece for me to incorporate florals into my Spring wardrobe without feeling too girly. I can’t wait for it to be warm enough to have this jacket in my regular rotation!

Wearing – James Jeans, Top via Urban Outfitters (lusting over this one), See by Chloe jacket (similar), Steve Madden booties (old), Rebecca Minkoff bag (last seen here), vintage belt, Ray Ban sunnies, J.Crew bracelets, vintage and Gorjana rings (here and here), Anthropologie earrings

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

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Splurge vs. Steal: Windowpane Trousers

Splurge vs. Steal: Windowpane Trousers
Windowpane trousers in a black and white color palette? Talk about major Spring trends in one pant! As fabulous as this sounds, you may not want to spend a lot to take on such a bold trend. So here are two similar options with a price difference of $249! Happy Monday Shopping!
Splurge: Tibi for $308 VS. StealAsos for $59

Suit Up Ladies

I think one of the sexiest things a woman can wear is a suit – when I see a perfectly cut suit with an androgynous vibe and covered-up sex appeal… I die. I am particularly swooning over short-suits for Spring (a trend that is still in motion from last year), which can easily be dressed up or down (note street style with Converse below). Plus, I love the various colors, prints, and textures that make an updated, modern suit for women… Scroll through this post for a little suit-inspiration for Spring:

Natuka Karkash

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DVF, Spring 2013

DVF, Spring 2013

Krystal Bick, This Time Tomorrow blog

Krystal Bick, via This Time Tomorrow

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana, via Pinterest

Michael Kors, Spring 2013

Michael Kors, Spring 2013

karlie kloss

Karlie Kloss, via The Trend Diaries

Chiara, The Blonde Salad

Chiara Ferragni, via The Trend Diaries

Street Style, Short Suit

 

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring 2013

Julianne Hough, Coral Suit

Julianne Hough, via Pinterest (follow me)

Insta-Life, Take 3

1984 Novel t-shirt, Jay Godfrey dress

1. My version of a suit: 1984 by George Orwell t-shirt (via Out of Print clothing), Cynthia Steffe trousers, BCBG blazer, Franco Sarto heels (all old)

2. More office attire… Jay Godfrey peplum dress (in blue), vintage scarf, Linea Pelle belt (old)

DVF hearts, Presh wrap bracelet

3. DVF heart-print dress – what I wore on Valentine’s Day

4. Wrist candy – new Presh wrap bracelet thanks to the best mom in the world 

Spring Inspiration Boards 5, 6. Blurry Spring inspiration boards that I keep by my desk 

BaubleBar necklace, Shades of pink

7. Buttoned up at work with Threads blouse, BCBG Blazer, and BaubleBar necklace (all old)

8. Shades of pink for Spring: LOFT trousers, H&M blouse, Elie Tahari blazer, J.Crew necklace, BCBG pumps (all old)

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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!