Spring Lookbook 2013

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Dreslyn: My new favorite website

I love finding fashion forward interesting pieces online.  These pieces would take lots of hunting and at The Dreslyn they can be yours and arrive on your front door in a flash.  Here are some favorites. Happy Spring Fashion!!!

Grayson Dress
Equipment grayson dress

Wyatt Sandal
rag and bone wyatt sandal

Veda Top
a.l.c veda top

Beach Cardigan
LAgence beach cardigan

Some sale goodies:

Pedro Garcia venus sandals 

Silk Tie Blouse
zimmerman silk tie blouse

Francophile Tee and How to wear

These tees from Francophile via Anthropologie are super chic and look great with spring jeans, shorts and skirts.  Here is the look and how to wear:
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Francophile tees

francophile tee
Francophile tee
Illesteva Leonard mirrored sunglasses 
Rag and bone enfield mini bag 
chan luu bracelet(this one sold out so the link is similar)
Steve madden garissa sandal (LOVE these!)
skinny skinny ankle zip cargos

Madwell Spring Summer Campaign

I am loving the spring summer Madewell lookbook.  French chic and rock and roll.  Here are some of my favorite looks:

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring is here...start with white jeans

White jeans in the spring are a great essential to make your wardrobe look fresh and chic. I buy new white jeans every season so I don't like to spend too much money on them. Here are my current favorite: Modern skinny ankle zip jeans from Ann Taylor Loft.  Perfect ankle length to show off your sandals and a great cut:

white jeans
Madewell linen bikelane tee 
Marni perforated leather bag 
Jennifer Zeuner double layered gold necklace 
cheap monday bracelet
 madewell hepcat sunglasses 
Franco sarto vada leather shoes (LOVE LOVE LOVE!)
Ann Taylor Loft modern skinny ankle zip jeans

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pink bags for Spring to love

I love a small pastel pink bag for spring.  Here are some of my favorites:

pink mini bags
Rag and bone enfield mini bag 
Rebecca Minkoff mini mac crossbody 
Middle: Elizabeth and James mini cynnie minnie bucketbag 
Rebecca Minkoff Elle mini shoulder bag
Alexander Wang Rockie duffle bag in nectar

How cute are these? CDG for Converse

New Kicks

I walk my kids to school about 50% of the time, if I am being truly honest. I live 3 blocks away and when I do walk I need something comfy that I can chase a toddler in, just in case there should be a breakaway.  These Comme de Garcons for Converse are a great solution.  A fair price and super cute. Buy quick before they vanish (some sizes already gone). xo

Nordstrom Exclusive Sandals and how to wear

I love Nordstrom for shoes. Free, fast shipping, best customer service ever and easy returns. The set below incorporates many of the spring 2014 elements:

I am obsessed with these and ordered in both colors:
Dolce Vita 'Kelly' Wedge SandalDolce Vita 'Kelly' Wedge Sandal
DV dolce vita kelly wedge sandal

DV by Dolce Vita 'Cho' Wedge Sandal (Nordstrom Exclusive)DV by Dolce Vita 'Cho' Wedge Sandal (Nordstrom Exclusive)
DV dolce vita cho wedge sandal

DV by Dolce Vita 'Viera' Ankle Strap Sandal

DV by Dolce Vita 'Viera' Ankle Strap Sandal
DV dolce vita viera ankle strap sandal
DV by Dolce Vita 'Cambria' Sandal
DV cambria sandal

Rebecca Taylor novelty texture top 
Oliver Peoples Ria oversized wayfarer sunglasses
Jennifer Zeuner Kassandra triangle earrings 
Jennifer Zeuner collar necklace with draped chain (LOVE!)
Elizabeth and James Cynnie mini bucket bag 
DV dolce vita cho wedge sandal
Gap super skinny khakis in olive

Sunday, March 9, 2014

What to Buy now at The Gap: Spring Basics

I just took all of my winter clothing from my wardrobe, donated what I had not worn for a couple seasons and took a hard look at all my spring clothing from last year.  Once I had sifted through everything, I made a list of the building blocks that I needed for my spring/summer wardrobe.  I am very methodical about shopping because I do not like to collect random things that will not work.  The more people collect sometimes the less they have to wear because nothing works together.  I like to buy a lot of basics for spring and summer at the Gap because their jeans and tops fit me really well.  I buy my investment pieces of the season from other more high end stores but I love to save money on the things that I will wear more subtly. Here are some things to swoop up from the gap. It was 30% off the entire purchase:
stone wash pocket tee (I love this in grey too)

1969 Deconstructed always skinny skimmer jeans

open knit sweater (white or navy is super cute)
short sleeve crew neck tee(go one size up for extra slouch)
LOVE this 100% cotton sweater--it looks like Vince--I usually wear XS but bought a S because I wanted more slouch, of course.

super skinny khakis-I love these in olive and grey

the white shirt is a must for spring and this swiss dot button down is the perfect fit--I got a size up for a little looser

I love this wash and these are super comfy.  True to size.
1969 Always skinny skimmer jeans

the legging jean (in all the best pastels)

The Gap
Vince engineered mesh sweater
Lizzie Fortunato everyday companion necklace 
baggu leather drawstring bucket bag
sam edelman trina sandal in natural
illesteva leonard with blue lens sunglassesLizzie fortunato inca cuff
the legging jean (in all the best pastels)

Silver Metallic pumps for spring and how to wear

The metallics are in full force for spring. Here is my favorite silver metallic pump. It is the perfect shape, on sale and will work with all the pastels and brights of the season. The heel is also the perfect height that can be worn day and night.
Rebecca Minkoff silver metallic lizard pumps

how to wear:
metallic pumps day
Rebecca Taylor tweed top (on sale!)
Givenchy antigone grained leather bag
balenciaga bracelet

Rebecca Minkoff silver metallic lizard pumps
h&m suit trousers

Nordstrom Designer Sale and what carries well into Spring

These pieces from Nordstrom transfer beautifully into your spring wardrobe.  They are on sale and it is a great time to build your wardrobe. Here are some favorites: 
rag & bone 'Peyton' Cabled Sweater
cable is still going strong for early spring--on chilly days: Rag and Bone cable sweater

Robert Rodriguez Lace Sweatshirt
This lace shift top is perfect for sping--Robert Rodriguez lace sweatshirt

A.L.C. 'Sumner' Sleeveless Contrast Panel Dress
black and white is still happening for spring--this ALC dress is a winner