Sunday, March 15, 2015

spring patterns

{free people cardigan viaamerican eagle dressdoc martens}

In Free People ads and other bohemian outfits, you'll always see layered looks with multiple patterns, and that's one of my favorite things. The key is to mix more understated patterns and colors to avoid a loud, obnoxious look.

For this outfit, I maintained a palette of cooler, more subdued colors. The long cardigan is navy with white stripes; the dress is a maroon paisley print; my docs are grey patent leather. I filled in my brows extra to give the outfit even more of a Suki Waterhouse vibe. I thought the three mixed really well, and I was thankful for this nice day to shoot. The weather is finally getting pretty again!!

I probably will not be posting again until after spring break. I'm going on a trip to France and Italy, so expect posts on that in a few weeks!

{pictures by the wonderful Georgia}

what are you doing for spring break?


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

spring summer couture

{Elie Saab}

{Jean Paul Gaultier}

{Mason Martin Margiela}

{Ralph & Russo}

{Ulyana Sergeenko}



{Zuhair Murad}


I've always been infatuated with couture opposed to the ready to wear lines. The couture pieces are such a beautiful form of art, and they are what comes to influence everything else in the fashion universe. Here are some of my favorite picks from the spring/ summer shows thus far. 

The asymmetric looks in Gaultier's show were done in such an interesting way that was distinct from every other asymmetric look I've seen before. Dior, as always, found ways to incorporate delicate details in every piece; it's all fit for royalty. Elie Saab, Margiela, and Valentino had dark dramatic pieces, which I'm always drawn to. I was so inspired by the beauty in Ralph & Russo and Zuhair Murad's collections that I'm starting the search for a similarly themed prom dress.

I'm looking forward to blending the pale pinks, light florals, dramatic cuts, and monochromatic trends into my own outfits as the weather gets warmer! Right now I'm just holding on to any hope that the days will be nice again instead of below freezing and ugly, so this has been a welcome distraction and glimpse into spring.
{all images via}

what were some of your favorite trends or collections??