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Our wish for the last seven years has finally been granted - Club Monaco is finally opening up an online store. We shopped the sneak preview and found the most adorable square scarf to add to your spring wardrobe. We adore the carefree bicycle print on the creamy white silk scarf…the perfect mix of preppy sweetness, with a dose of old Hollywood glamour.
Added bonus? For a limited time, Club Monaco is offering free shipping and free returns on all purchases.
$59.50 at Club Monaco.
March 29th, 2012
We uncovered the wittiest incarnation of the personalized jewelry trend over at Brooklyn based jewelry line In God We Trust. Let your jewelry speak for you with this sassy Sweet Nothings necklace. The adorable heart shape pendant necklace can be inscribed with one of over 20 pre-selected sayings (our favorite - In It To Win It) or a custom message of your choosing. Perfect for your best friend, perfect for you.
$40 at In God We Trust.
March 27th, 2012
From the moment I saw the Arlenis evening gown in the BCBG showroom last Fall, I was in love. So when opportunity presented itself (in the form of a flurry of wedding invites), there was nothing to do but hunt down this dress.
What I love about this dress is its fantastic all-over scarf print - a classic pattern, but done in a way that definitely reads modern. Added bonus? It’s flattering on less than perfect figures…so if you want to help yourself to an extra serving or two of cake, no one will be the wiser. This gown is an investment piece, for sure, but one that you’ll reach for time and time again.
$428 at BCBG.
March 22nd, 2012
Why do we love this springy dress? This retro inspired dress features a triangular mesh panel on a faux sweetheart neckline - flirty and fun, without feeling overly precious. Available in coral and black.
$54 at Need Supply.
March 20th, 2012
We believe that every woman should have a tuxedo jacket in her closet. It may not be as classic as the basic black or navy blazer, but the tuxedo jacket instantly elevates a look - and a white blazer pairs perfectly with spring florals and brights. What we love about this particular jacket is the sleek silhouette with the crisp lapels - it’s definitely a woman’s jacket, even though it’s borrowed from the boys. Worth the investment.
$288 at Anthropologie.
March 15th, 2012
Bold colors and Aztec prints - you get two trends for the price of one with this stunning scarf. With warm reds and browns and cool blues, this scarf would look lovely paired with either warm or cool colors - making it the perfect pick me up to any daytime outfit, from a simple tee and jeans to a spring dress.
$29.90 at Zara.
March 13th, 2012
You can’t ever have enough simple camis - and this is one that we’ll be wearing with denim cutoffs and gladiator sandals come summer. What we love about this extra long cami is threefold:
(1) Its shape is extremely flattering and works with, not against, your personal architecture.
(2) The cami is long enough to be a dress…when temperatures warm up, that is.
(3) The mesh cross, while noticeable in the image, is much more subtle in real life. So - you get a bit of detail without it making too much of a statement.
$44 at Topshop.
March 9th, 2012
This season, it’s all about the collar. Detachable collars, metal tipped collars, contrast collars, and DIY collars. But the emphasis on the collarbone doesn’t need to stop there - we’re loving choker necklaces to keep the focus near your face. Sleek and sensual, this silver choker necklace not-so-subtly draws attention to your face (and your décolletage). Wear it with simple silhouettes in solid colors for best effect - don’t make it compete with loud patterns and textures.
$56 at Bauble Bar.
March 7th, 2012
With this stunning pair of earrings from A Peace Treaty, you can do good while looking good. We’re loving this pair of handmade earrings for their fierce beauty - the delicate dangling goldplated brass chains are tipped by spikes for a look that’s both hard and soft.
What’s special about A Peace Treaty? Each season, the designers travel to a region to seek out local village artisans to create unique, limited edition accessories. Not only does A Peace Treaty support the local craftspeople with employment opportunities, but they also donate to international aid organizations to support reconstruction efforts in areas of socio-political strife.
$150 at A Peace Treaty.
March 5th, 2012
Just like a schoolgirl pining after a first crush, j’adore pleated skirts. Luckily, this season’s pleated skirt, with variations in bright colors and fantastic patterns, feels miles away from its schoolgirl roots. American Apparel’s above-the-knee length version combines a figure flattering cut (great for you, regardless of personal architecture) with a stunning royal blue color. Feeling demure? Wear it with a white blouse cinched with a cummerbund belt. But if you’re feeling the fun, go grab a bright orange blouse and watch heads turn as you walk on by.
$54 at American Apparel.
February 29th, 2012