Thursday, March 20, 2008

Celebrate Spring, New Life, New Fashion!

Wheewww! Whooooo! The date on my calendar says it's the 2oth of March. That means, it's the first day of SPRING and if that don't get you out of the winter blahs I don't know what will. There are 7 Essential items that will be the cornerstone of your wardrobe this season.

  1. Trench Coat---Time to ditch that winter coat and slip into something a little lighter.
  2. Jacket---A light, stylish jacket that you can wear with either a skirt or pants.
  3. Blouse---You always need a good blouse whether it's colorful or plain white.

  4. Pants---This season it's wide legged pants. They can be denim or any other fabric.

  5. Dress---You always need a good dress. Lot's of color this season.
  6. Shoes---Do we really need to discuss this one?

  7. Bags/Purses---No particular excuse necessary.
One of the brightest trench coats is by Alberta Ferretti, it's white, a little bit traditional. It's available at e-luxury. I looked at a trench coat by Elie Tahari at Saks Fifth Avenue, it's traditional with some flare and is a surprising color: yellow. There's also a "Full Length Trench Coat" at Spiegel it comes in Heather Gray, Black, Khaki, and Navy. Jacket's come in all shapes and colors this season however there is one by Christian Dior, the "Flared Aina Jacket," that is classical, kind of sporty and there are sooo many ways you can wear this jacket. It's available at e-luxury and on the Christian Dior site. Anthropologie has a cute little jacket called the "'Melilla Jacket." It is simply adorable, but you've got to see it on a model otherwise you might miss this one. Macy's has a fun little jacket the "Style & Co. Denium Swing Jacket" it's made so that you can wear anything and everything with it. The blouses are short, with bubble sleeves, colorful and cute. My selections are "The Veronica Cotton Shirt" from The USA French Connection, available at their site. Next is Jean Paul Gaultier's "Off The Shoulder Blouse." This shirt is really elegant but you could not wear it to the office. (Available at Nordstrom) Victoria's Secret comes up with a winner their white "Ruffle front Shirt," by Pixie Hopkins. That's available on their site. Pants are extraordinary this season they are wide legged, slim legged and even leggins. Let's start with Ralph Lauren's Blue Label, "Hutch Linen Pant." I was hooked from the moment I saw these. Available at Ralph Lauren. Next we have the "Super Flare In Los Angeles Dark" jean by 7 For All Mankind. Available at 7 For All Mankind. D & G Dolce and Gabbana's "Stretch Cotton Corded Pants." Very chic. Now dresses are always a topic of my conversation. The "Trusha Ruffle Dress," by Ralph Lauren is a knock out. This Sue Wong Silk Trapeez Dress (available at Nordstrom) is a a great look too. Bebe's "Wild Girl One' dress will take you from day, worn over some pants to night, worn by itself. Spring & shoes, where do we start? Let's start with the art work of Christian Louboutin his "Leather Platform Sandal" is a must have for this season. I like the green,"Satin Buckled Sandal" and the Monolo Blanik "Strappy Sandal" too. The Christian Louboutin's and the Monolo Blanik's are available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nieman Marcus. The handbags/purses are beautiful too. I like the Christian Dior bag named "The Jazz Club," it comes in either black or white. (available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nieman Marcus)Longchamp of Paris--well you'll have to take a look at their collection because I couldn't pick just one bag! Nine West's "Gain Medium Satchel" is cute for spring too. Well there you have it my guide to the must-haves for spring. Have A Happy Spring!

"Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, or do."

- Emmanuel Swedenborg

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