Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blossom Into Spring

It’s finally starting to feel like spring, temperature wise, but the trees…well the trees are late blooming. They are looking pretty sad and dry, but who says we can’t bring some life to our environment? It is time to blossom into spring. If the trees are not inspired to show us their colors, let’s give them a little inspiration through our fashion styling with the beautiful bright colors and floral prints that are oh so popular this season.  

I took advantage of this warm sunny day and pulled out my floral top designed by Prabal Gurung. I love Prabal Gurung’s 2013 spring collection! It is so lively and colorful and lively and colorful is so me. What I like the most about the floral print in his collection is that they remind me of a watercolor painting and are very reminiscent of the warm seasons; spring and summer. I also like the sheer detail on the shoulders, which gives the top a very subtle sex appeal. I chose to wear it with black leggings, black tank top, and my black suede pointed pumps. I wanted to keep this look very simple because I wanted the top to be the focal point. To bring out a color from the shirt, I added this lime green Jessica Simpson clutch, which I purchased for only $20 at TJ Maxx (what a great find!). I dared to be different by not buttoning the top all the way. I buttoned the first button and stopped there. This works well with long button down blouses -- so if you want to break from the traditional way of wearing button downs, try buttoning just the top button.

I want to pay special attention to these shoes because they are very special to me. They were a gift from one of my clients whose kitchen I designed in January. She is a 74 year-old lady from Belmar, NJ. Sadly, she was affected by hurricane Sandy and she lost just about everything in her house. Luckily these lovely shoes, which she used to wear in the late 50s survived. These vintage beauties are in mint condition. The quality is impeccable and they fit perfectly. She noticed my small feet and offered to give me her shoes since she didn’t know anyone who would be able to fit into them.  I am so grateful for these shoes. They have become one of my priceless processions.

Tank Top/Leggings: Forever21, Shirt: Prabal Gurung for Target, Jessica Simpson Clutch: TJ Maxx

This season in fashion is filled with vibrant colors and fun prints. What colors and prints are you drawn to?


  1. I love this outfit! That top just screams Spring and I love the neon vibe to it. Great look girl! xo

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment Lauren! I really appreciate it. :)



  2. You are so sweet Mariah! Thank you for you comment. :)

  3. Hey! I actually tried on this top but it was so big on me. I love how you took a loose top and made it work so well with leggings and left it semi open. :)

    Also, adore how you look like you're having so much fun with your photographer! xo


  4. Hi KT! Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. You know what, when I tried the top on I thought it was big as well, but as I was buttoning it, I was like: "let me just button the top button and leave the rest open." It worked well and made this big top seem more wearable.

    I enjoyed doing this shoot. My little sister is my photographer. We always have fun and make jokes when taking pictures. Hey...why not?! :)