Pastels, Textures & Prints, Oh My!

Alessandro Michele, the creative director of a tiny fashion house that you may have heard of, said that he is a collector; “I love taking prints, embroidery, appliqués—precious things that seem to be from another time—and using them to create a contemporary, new story.” Michele’s inspiration for Gucci’s spring 2016 collection was drawn from many places and time periods. He took patterns and embellishments from imperial China as well as folk needlepoint from 19th century America, combined with style of the ancient regime of France. Holy moly! Talk about everything and the kitchen sink—which just so happens to be my style. I am a firm believer that more is more!

So channeling Michele’s beautiful vision, I started off with some pleated, cropped pajama trousers to give my look that texture that is seen throughout the collection. I paired it with a simple cropped tank top to keep the outfit from getting too busy. I topped it all off with an Asian-inspired bomber jacket. A bomber jacket, in my amateur opinion, is the “it” garment of the season. You may be thinking, “Who wears a jacket in the summer?” And perhaps you’re right! But I think no matter what time of year it is, a bomber jacket is a great piece that can be worn so many different ways. Next I added some touches of gold throughout my look with my gold heels, gold-framed sunglasses and rose gold evil eye necklace. Gucci and gold go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? The one element to my look that is drastically different from the Gucci collection is the colors. Gucci is all about vibrant jewel tones and rich colors—my outfit consists solely of muted, pastel tones. Pastels have been very hot this season and I wanted to give my look that extra element to be a bit trendier.

Get My Look: 1. Pleated pants.(Mine are Topshop) 2. Any plain tank top. 3. Printed bomber jacket. (Mine is Zara) 4. Metallic heel. 5. Jennifer Zeuner evil eye necklace. 6. Chloé sunglasses.

Blog Lovin X H&M

Wide-leg, pleated, cropped pants paired with a printed Bardot styled top is my favorite go-to for the summer. Thus, I paired it with my favorite H&M top from last spring. I also wanted to give this outfit a sporty-chic vibe with the Adidas original superstar sneakers. I love hows the black and white stripes balance the tomato colored pants yet hint at the black and white print of my top. Western is also a very cool trend for this summer. So I wanted to tie this outfit all together with a western vibe styled belt. I highlight my look with a splash of gold in my jewelry and sunglasses. With the raving popularity of Adidas originals, I thought juxtaposing the sneakers with the premium look of this outfit would make it very unique.

 

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Top: H&M, Pants: Topshop, Shoes: Adidas, Sunglasses: Chloe

Feb. 19th, 2016

It was feeling quite a bit like spring this lovely Chicago day! Apart from the severe winds blowing me away, this 50 degree weather was feeling amazing! (Especially compared to the zero degree, rainy/snowy cold days in NYC!)

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Today I wore: Dark purple oversized sweater; Urban Outfitters, Back jeans; Free People, Suede jacket; Forever 21, White flats; H&M, Sunglasses; Celine, Bag; Stella McCartney, Fur keychain; Maison Cyma, Scarf; vintage Bill Blass, Earrings; vintage Chanel from What Goes Around Comes Around NYC.

 

 

 

What I’m Wearing NYFW Edition

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Day 1: Faux-suede dress; Forever 21, Patten leather booties; Topshop, Bag; Stella McCartney.

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Day 2: Silk pajama shirt, Overalls, & Patten leather booties; all Topshop, Faux-fur coat; Asos, bag; Stella McCartney, Fur key chain; Maison Cyma.

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Day 3: Top, Faux-fur coat, & Star print booties; all Asos, Mom jeans; Topshop, Scarf; Target, Bag; Stella McCartney, Sunglasses; Chloe.

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Day 4: Vintage pants, Top & Faux-fur coat; both Forever 21, Patten leather booties & Hat; both Topshop, Bag; Stella McCartney, Sunglasses; Celine.

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Day 5: Dress; Forever 21, Snake print booties; Topshop, Faux-fur coat; Asos, Necklace; Chanel.