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The unexpected

Everything- The unexpected S 15

Color is the name of the game.  When styling a look, I will typically begin with one neutral and one pop color.  I want to create an engaging color palette that is appealing and not overly distracting.  This season, I’m breaking some of my rules.  Red and pink are making a non-Valentine’s Day comeback in bold form.  These two highly-infused colors are the unexpected pairing of the season, and I’m loving it.  In order to pull off a chic red and pink look, I’d suggest pairing them with a white or black if you must base.  This combination of colors sets the tone for a rich, clean look.  And why not wear a color palette that tugs at all the romanics’ hearts.

Which two unexpected colors will you be wearing this spring?

Shirt: Zara
Skirt: Wes Gordon
Necklace: BaubleBar

2015 AMC Awards

Everything- 2015 AMC Awards S 15

Country music was loud and proud last night at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Award Show.  Outside of my pure love for country music, I was excited to see the trends on the red carpet.  There are 3 key trends to look out for this season: crisp whites, plunging necklines and fishtail silhouettes.  The white looks were so classy, refreshing and simply sexy.  For plunging necklines, the key was to show some extra skin while still wearing a flattering silhouette for your body and not revealing too much more.  Lastly, fishtail silhouettes came in many forms last night; seen on everything from fitted gowns to high-low skirts.  Fishtails are classic and really set the tone for a more-formal outfit.  Sign me up for some crisp white pieces this season, please.

Who was on your ACM Award’s best dressed list?

Jessie James Decker, Kimberly Perry, Olivia Culpo

Miranda Lambert Bibhu Mohapatra

Miranda Lambert 

HL Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer

HL Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope

HL Danielle Bradbery

Danielle Bradbery

HL Mickey Guyton

Mickey Guyton

(images via Hollywood Life)

Don’t believe me, just watch

Everything- Don't believe me just watch S 15

Excuse me, do you know the time?  This season’s watch game is spot on.  I love the concept of a statement watch.  They’re timeless literally and work well for a simplistic style.  The major trend in watches is contrasting colors.  All metal watchs with contrasting hands or face give off a sophisticated feeling.  For a more playful look, try a watch with a contrasting band color, calling all white leather bands and golden watch frames to the front.  Keep your look chic and airy with a pretty, contrasting watch.

Which watch fits your style?

Rose Gold: Nixon
White with Rose Gold: Marc Jacobs
White with Gold: Kate Spade
Silver: Fossil

Bridging the gap

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I feel like I’m on the bridge to summer weather.  Here in DC, we’re bridging between overcast 60 degree weather and almost-80 degree sunny days, I vote for more sun.  The overcast days are the perfect opportunity to wear my ‘winter-wardrobe’ a few more times before I transition completely into sundress and sandals.  To channel the spring denim trend, I chose a blue denim jacket and grey pair of jeans.  I’m loving the ease of grey denim.  It’s casual, edgy and with the right accessories it can appear more formal.  To give my outfit a boost of love, pink heels were a must.  Give your cold-weather outfits a last chance to shine, in preparation for hot, sunny days ahead.

What winter-wardrobe pieces are you wearing this spring?

Jacket: Guess, Tank: Forever21
Jeans: Old Navy, Heels: Target
Lips: OCC Makeup, Sunglasses: Oakley

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(photography by Danny Hochman)

It’s a short story

Everything- It's a short story M S 15

As the temps go up, so do the hemlines.  Your city might not be hot enough for shorts yet, or maybe it is, so why not scope out the trends and be prepared for shorts-wearing-weather.  Floral prints are trending across the board for menswear this spring.  Give your board shorts a twist, by channeling a leafy print, opposed to the expected colorful florals.  For those men confident in wearing a flowers, go for an abstract print.  A black and white print will leave you with endless options of colorful shirts and shoes to pair with the print.  For a go-to pair of shorts, a colorful, yet neutral pair of army green shorts are a must.  These are simple, chic and will carry your outfit to nearly any occasion.  Lastly, don’t forget a great belt to polish off your look; rustic browns are a great trend for warmer weather.

What style of shorts are you excited to wear this year?

Leafy Board Shorts: Scotch & Soda
Green Shorts: RVCA
Floral Shorts: Zara
Belt: Zara

Oh baby

Everything- Oh baby S 15

It’s official, I’m an aunt!  With the new baby on my mind, I can’t stop thinking about teeny-tiny outfits and itty-bitty fingers and toes.  I wanted to share a look that was playfully-adorable.  The sex of the baby has been a secret and still is, until my siblings arrive at the hospital today (kind of a sick joke but I’m across the country so I was let in on the secret early).  With that being said, this outfit could match a baby girl’s outfit or could coordinate with a baby boy’s style.  This cute look falls in-line with this spring’s trends: trapeze dresses, denim and floral prints.  I love the idea of a simple and sweet style that can take me from a lunch date to weekend-ready.

What sex do you think the baby is?

*Stay tuned into Instagram for the reveal once the secret can be shared!

Dress: M Missoni
Denim Jacket: Acne Studios
Sunglasses: Salt Optics 
Clutch: Pierre Hardy
Sandals: Loeffler Randall