A Toast to the “It Bag” of Paris Couture Week

Spring 2014 Paris Couture Fashion Week is in full swing!

The Parisian couture shows can only be described as an impeccable showing of wearable art; however, they aren’t always the main attraction. My favorite part of the week isn’t what is on the runway, but what street-style photographers capture through their lenses on the world’s most fashionable women.

Although the week hasn’t ended yet, a definite favorite has been declared among fashion innovators. “It Bag” of Paris Couture Week: Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle-shaped evening bag.

The bag is reminiscent of styles once featured in Sex and the City, and comes in clear or black. It is a whimsical piece that adds a little playfulness to any look, no matter how chic. The bag has been seen on other celebrities including Alexa Chung, Miroslava Duma, and Rihanna.

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Chanel bag available here!

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the images used in this post.

Street-style photographs credit: HB Nam, Buro24/7

One Trend from 2013 to Wear in 2014: Winter White

Monochromatic outfits have been trending all over the Street Style and Fashion Blogger scenes.  Wearing head to toe white, black, or denim has been one of my favorite trends of the season, which I’m sure will carry on into the Spring of 2014.

Head-to-toe monochromatic Winter White has been one of the most difficult trends from 2013 for people to incorporate into their every-day looks… Especially given the fact that old-fashioned rules have told us that white is not acceptable to wear after Labor Day.  Now more than ever is the time to break the rules, step out of your comfort zone,  and try wearing Winter White.

With Spring quickly approaching the trend will start to catch on within the general population, as it will seem more acceptable to break out the white pants.  The best way to dip into the trend is to wear different shades of cream throughout your outfit or to offset your winter white with a black accent.  This is a fool-proof way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe without going all bright white.

If you’re feeling brave and want to try the all bright white look, as always, make sure your look is tailored, crisp, and proportional to your body.  Ill-fitting clothing is the quickest way for this trend to be a flop.

Take a look at these great examples of how to wear Winter White for some inspiration on how to put it all together!

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Winter White: Add Black Outerwear 

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Winter White: Add Dark Accents

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Winter White: White-Out

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Disclaimer: I do not own any of the images used in this post

2014: Add a Little Sparkle

 

Celebrate the beginning of a New Year and new possibilities by incorporating a little sparkle into your wardrobe!

Sequins are normally reserved for special occasions such as birthdays, holidays, or a night out; however, sparkles and metallics are trending as part of the every-day wardrobe.

Whether it’s through a metallic skirt, sequins pants, or sparkly blazer, this trend is perfect for adding a little excitement to any outfit.  Being on the downside of winter here in the US, adding some sparkle is the perfect way to vamp up your winter wardrobe to get through the rest of the season.  I mean, who can have the winter blues when they are wearing sequins?

-Shell

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the images used in this post

Holiday at the Beach

I apologize that it has been so long since I’ve written a blog post!  I have been traveling throughout Florida on holiday for the past couple of weeks and haven’t taken the time to write new posts.

Check out a few photos from my trip!

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 I hope all of my readers have had a Happy Holiday season and a wonderful New Year!  More blog posts to come! 

-Shell

A Toast To: Holiday Sweaters!

Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

 

 

 

The long-awaited decision has finally been made!

The Pantone Color of 2014 is…..

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The official press release was issued yesterday morning by Pantone, causing a bit of frenzy in the design world as a whole.  Color of the Year influences not only the fashion industry, but interior design, graphic design, all the way down to popular wedding colors.

Radiant Orchid was chosen out of the Spring 2014 color forecast by Pantone.  The purple hue is categorized by its pink undertones, allowing for many variations of the color.  The symbolic value behind the choice of Radiant Orchid is just as strong and complex as the color itself.  Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, was quoted:

“Purple is known because it is magical, it’s a color that draws you in, it’s a color that speaks to creativity.  So wearing it enhances your feeling of being creative, being more creative, being more innovative… And that is so important in today’s life. We’re all looking for that touch of uniqueness.” 

Purple hues have not been the focus in quite some time; however, the fact that the color signifies creativity and individuality will definitely lead to an overall embracement of the fresh color in the year to come.

Get Inspired! 

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Credit: Pantone, Vogue, Pantone Pinterest