My new favorite trend right now is birds! Beautiful birds and feathers are everywhere right now, form jewelry to home decor, and they swooping into fashion big time. (
Sorry that will be my only bird pun, I promise!) I am definitely into this trend full force. I mean you can have a sad little tote bag, but once you put a bird on it, gasp “did you see that bag before!”
Here are some of my favorite bird items I’ve spotted.
Bird prints are perfect going into spring and summer. Plus it is a really easy trend to work with because it can be styled in so many different ways. Bird cage prints like the Torrid top and Asos and Lucie Lu dresses can be styled with pastels and light flower fabrics for a vintage romantic look. The Yours bird tops and anything with owls and be worn with more edgy or 70s inspired pieces for hipster, hippie, or rock festival trends. And take your peacock prints and anything with feathers and turn it into a sexy, tropical summer look.
How do you feel about birds, do you love it as much as I do or are you flying the coop on this trend (Sorry I know I had to!) I am currently redecorating my room with a bird cage print bed set and little birdie wall decals, and now I am looking for bird prints to add to my wardrobe. So I guess I am going in completely with this trend.
So Sunday was Easter but right now I’m going to share my St. Patrick’s Day outfit. Last St Patty’s Day I was in Ireland, so this year and probably any year in the future could not and will not be up to live up to it. But this year I had my super awesome Dotty Doll dress from Domino Dollhouse, and all of my excitement went into wearing it.
Dress: Domino Dollhouse size 2x
Headband: Forever 21
Earrings and ring: Torrid from awhile ago
Bracelet: gift from my mom
So I spent the day in a traditional Irish fashion having lunch at a mexican restaurant, o’margaritas and mc nachos, erin go ole! Then we ended the night at a bar filled with drunkenness and bagpipes!
One color trend that seems to come around every fall is berry hues, rich purples, maroons, dark mulberries, and other wine saturated hues. This color is great for dressing up and down and this year we are seeing it styled in both the office menswear trend and the bohemian chic look. It acts as a great autumn neutral, pairing it with browns, cognacs, and other berry hues; and this season we are seeing it paired with jeweled teal towns, light pinks, cobalt blues, and even neon colors.
Here are some berry sweet items I am craving this season!
I am especially loving the playsuit from Asos Curve, although I have never worn a playsuit before I think it just looks so sexy paired with black tights. And that floral maxi dress from Simply Be is a perfect example of how to carry a summer trend into Autumn. I also love the look of berry colored bottoms; I don’t wear as much colored pants as I would like too, it might be a style I will have to invest into this year.
Will you be rocking any berry hues this season? What is your favorite autumn color?
I was feeling super depressed the other day, and then I ran across this video of a Mariachi band serenading a baby beluga and I couldn’t help but smile.
It seems like every week Hello Kitty comes out with something new, amazing, and adorable that I need to spend all my money on. I heard that Hello Kitty was going to team up with Swarovski crystals quite a few months ago from a friend that works at a Swarovski, and I’ve been waiting patiently to see the collection. It just came out this week and I just about oohed and ahhed over every single piece. I was also happy to see that a few of the jewelry items fall under the hundred dollar mark, so my wallet might not be crying too much.
Found this beautiful tribute to Amy Winehouse by artist Marie Meier
Even though I’m not going back to school, it doesn’t mean that I can’t check out all the back to school fashions coming out. For example I am just falling for this polka dot body con skirt from Forever 21+
Oh and here’s my jam for the week and possibly the summer
Ever since I was young, my main fashion staples have been made up of accessories. I try to add something fun to every outfit, and scarves, belts, and especially jewelry are some of my favorite style accomplices. This mostly started because when I was younger and didn’t have much choices in clothes because of my size, accessories always fit, therefore I went crazy with them. So I decided to start a new segment on the blog, Accessorize Your Rights, where I post finds of some of my favorite on trend accessories right now.
For spring and summer the hippie/bohemian trend seems to be around every year, and one of the best accessories that goes along with this style are beaded necklaces. This is a very simple addition to your wardrobe which can be very cheap but can also add a very chic element to your outfit. It is also great for do it yourself-ers who love to make their own jewelry.
This year we are seeing a lot of diversity in beads in size, shape, and color. Here are some cool finds from around the net.
necklaces by kittywitch9 featuring chain jewelry
Small seed beads are my favorite to work with when creating my own jewelry, and I especially love that fringe necklace from Forever 21. I also love the color and size combo in the Mix It necklace from JC Penney. Can I also just add the elephant necklace from Tarina Tarantino is just too cute for words.
I love how there is so much diversity in this trend. You can use aqua or coral beads to give your outfit an ocean-loving mermaid vibe. Seed beads and rope beads are great for the hippie chic look. Big beads give off a cool retro feel. And funky shapes and metallics can be used to add a bit of edge to your wardrobe.
2011 is the year of the rabbit, so I’m predicting lots of cuteness and cuddly fun for the future!
My New Year’s Eve was pretty low-key; I had dinner with my boyfriend’s family and then we went to a little get together at one of his friend’s place. That doesn’t mean I didn’t get dressed up though! For me New Year’s Eve is one of the few days of the year when you can are allowed to get as glittery as possible, and I always like to take full advantage of it!
Here’s what I wore…
(Sorry the first pic came out so blurry, I didn’t realize it was like that till just now, and for like the first time ever it was the only full outfit pic I took!)
Cami and jacket: Torrid size 1
Skirt: Forever 21+ size 3x
Tights: Lane Bryant CD
Shoes: Beth Ditto by Evans
Headband: Miss Selfridge
Earrings: Betsey Johnson and Lia Sophia
Necklace: Hello Kitty via Torrid
I’m not really too big on New Year’s Resolutions; normally I just try to focus on things to better improve myself. This year I would like to be more outgoing, also finding a full-time job is a big one. Hitting the gym more regularly is one I always try to do but doesn’t always last very long. I am also going to try to wash my face every night before bed (I have fallen asleep with makeup on waay too many times!) Also I want to write here on the blog more often 😉
How bout you? Do you make a big deal out of new years, do you have any major resolutions you are trying to keep?