Flowers Blooming; Fashion Booming

4.02.2011

As I frantically rushed through the mall on Saturday in search of a colorful accessory to compliment my white cocktail dress for that evening, I was pleased to find the shops filled with spaghetti straps, denim cutoffs, and bright spring colors. The turtlenecks and knits have finally been pulled off the racks and found their new home in the sale piles. At last! I'm so ready for sunny long days, watermelon with salt on top, and stopping at Starbucks for a black shaken iced tea instead of a steamy vanille latté. So here's a glimmer of some of the things that made my heart pitter patter a little bit as I envisioned my spring wardrobe blossoming. Some fashion eye candy, if you will. To the left we have favorite B. Lively (two weeks 'til the return of GG!) making a major statement with her sequin blazer and shorts. I like the idea of dressing up shorts for more formal events by adding statement pieces like her jacket.

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I've always been one to love tossing a brightly patterned scarf around my head to add playfulness to a basic white tee or button down. If I'm feeling lazy, I'll toss up my hair in a bun after my shower, sleep in it, and toss one of these head wraps in my hair in the morning. It's effortless, yet so Serena Van der Woodsen at the very same time.
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Here's one of my favorite LookBook ladies to the left sporting the look in playful citrus shades, while Ash on our right goes for the more monochromatic look while she double fists her SBucks.

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The tucked in button white button down with jeans and a belt is something I throw on at least once a week. I love the idea of spinning that look with a pant in an unconventional color like this wine shade. The leopard bag is also so luscious. I've spied a few leopard bags, but I haven't quite spotted the one that deserves a place in my small but coveted handbag collection.

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Color blocking is literally all over the place. It's even trending right now on Polyvore. This kelly green is so pretty and the statement necklace against the colors completes the look. Here are some others that I would love to add to my jewelry collection.

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And I wonder why Juj always calls me the accessory queen. I ain't accessory shy, people.

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I recently talked about my old yellow room. And while I do love my new grey, I will always have a place in my heart for yellows and golds. I practically only wear gold jewelry and yellow just always seems to put me in a better mood. Yellow's one of those colors that a lot of people are timid to try on; most people think it can be unflattering. But, done in the right way, it can make you look confident and the talk of any party (in a good way, but of course!)

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Now, to take a turn in the total opposite direction, I still love neutrals as seen in this ensemble. She boldly pairs a basic black and white striped tee with all different shades of beige, but it looks flawless. And the look is completed with her spiked bangles, metallic belt, and leopard hair accessory, to add a little bit of embellishment and flair.

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One can never go wrong in a crisp white dress. I love both of these. They make your skin look extra tan...something I can always use.

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So since we've worked from top to bottom, I guess it's time for some shoe talk. At school, I usually wear sandals in the spring, but as grad parties are coming up I'm finding myself wanting to find some fun wedges. I'm sure the college scene will also enhance my heel collection.

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The top left TopShop heels reminded me how much of a sucker for bows I am. I like the straw material used on the top right Aldo wedges. So cute with any of those white dresses. I adore that soft pink shade in the bottom left heel. The studded heel just put me over the top. I found that shoe in Elle magazine, and unfortunately it didn't list a price tag, which is never a good sign. And I was mesmerized by the shape of the final shoe. And that color would be perfect with all my burnt orange, right?

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