This Spring flowers were on everything, from handbags to shoes to jewelry. So what better way to celebrate Spring then to wear it in your hair! Flowers will go well into Summer.
I have chosen these really sweet headbands from Sephora. They are made of chiffon and have beaded centers. They come in Black and Coral, and retail at $15 but are on sale now for $8!
I also chose this cute rosette elastic headband from Forever 21. This headband features pale pink Sateen rosettes and is only $3.80!
Chiffon Flower Headbands $8 www.sephora.com
Rosette Headwrap $3.80 www.forever21.com
So now that we are in May that means sadly that Spring will soon be coming to an end. So this is your last chance to try out all the cute Spring trends. Some of these trends will take you into Summer and Fall as well! Here’s a recap!
Colors: Spring was all about bright neon colors, turquoise, all white, and neutrals such as blush, nude, etc.
Shoes: ballet flats, strappy sandals, wood heels, wedges
Handbags: cross body bags, top handle purses, lady like bags, over sized clutches
Shirts: Sheer tops, updated peasant shirts
Skirts: maxi skirts
Pattern: Tye-dye, Nautical Stripes, paint splatter, brush strokes, animal prints, florals
Jewelry: Statement necklaces, bold cocktail rings, pearls
It was another early morning day at work so to cut the boredom i decided to wear my fabulous owl earrings (owl heads with crystal eyes and feathers and chain). There are quite long which prompted a co-worker to state how good they look and the remind him of show in which a Miami salon was showcasing feather extensions.
Feather extensions for the hair? Can it be true that the feather trend has finally reached the locks? So I googled it when I got home and walla – they are real!! I must get this trend!! It will go great with all the feather jewelry i have been making (shameless plug).
The beauty of the trend is that it features feathers that can be treated like hair! You can wash, curl or blow try them and it comes in fantastic colors. The most popular type is the pheasant print but you can get this trend in any variety.
I have seen several sites offer the feathers and the clips need to attach it to your hair. Etsy.com sellers are already getting into selling the supplies to add the feathers to your hair as well as the feathers. More specialized site like plumeyourhair.com sell the product to salons and stylists only.
Here is a how to video to show how to add these great feathers, if you happen to be to afraid to try this at home check out a salon but i warn you that they will charge an inflated price of 12 dollars a feather or more depending on your location.
Where to buy:
It’s a surprise to see this high markup department store offer a sale so we had to check out what they have. No surprise the sale only lasts two days – May 2nd to May 3rd.
Prepare to shop hard for the best deals and expect new items to be added quickly. Also, do not expect to find what is trending now, Neimen Marcus is to smart to put those items on sale. If you have a style or heart a designer then this sale is for you. Try sorting by percentage off since the price sort will only give you the higher price items.
If you do not heart a designer or have a style; I suggest you stick to shoes, handbags, and jewelry. Think top handled satchels, strappy shoes and over the top jewelry.
Prices start at 58.00 (some jewelry items priced lower)
Juicy Couture tote for 58.00
The sale is online only at http://www.neimanmarcus.com/
Check out the online clearance sale for feather skirts at 138.00! The clearance sale is separate from the sale and does not carry a extra 25% off but some items are marked 85% off the original price.
shop the clearance sale here. The online clearance is on-going so come back for new arrivals.
Okay, we all have our own style and want to add it to any trend so let us start with the shoes! Who doesn’t love shoes and it is the best way to add your style to any trend. So here we go by style:
Ballet flats for the Rocker:
Studs and grommets are the best extras for a rocker but can you find this on ballet flats? Adi made a lovely pair of studded toes for 26.99.
Adi Studded toe ballet flats – 26.99
Ballet flats for Harajuku:
If you are into this Japanese street style then try these shoes from marc by marc jacobs for $250 dollars. A little pricey but worth it if you are a die hard for your personal style. If your not then try Nine West Loredana ballet Flats with bow for 35.50.
Nine west pairs leopard and silver prints
Ballet flats for Punks:
Sketchers had made a variety of sneaker flats that are up the alley for a punk. It’s flexible and you can ride your skateboard and still be in trend. SKECHERS Womens Black Jubilee Be Mine Ballet Flats come in a variety of styles for 59.00 dollars.
Sketchers successfully pairs sneakers with ballet flats
Ballet flats for country:
I went to Target for this trend because they has a low price for your budget and the perfect jean flats. Price, just 14.99!!
Mossimo Onawa Frayed ballet flats – 14.99
Ballet flats for vintage:
You love retro and these printed retro shoes are right up your alley. AK Anne Klein Women’s ‘Buttons’ Ballet Flats have great print and patent leather. The price is 59.99 at overstock.com.
AK Anne Klein Women’s ‘Buttons’ Ballet Flats
The shoes listed in this guide are just to help you shop your style and if you do find a better deal in your style – let me know and I will paste it on facebook.
I love Betsey Johnson and imagine my surprise when I heard her punk style jewelry is on sale on her website…www.betseyjohnson.com. Of course we also have clothes and hair accessories on sale as well. Unfortunately, her clothes are too couture to wear during the day but there are tees on the site (at couture prices) and there are such great jewelry items ..it’s hard to chose just one.
The best part is that new items are added every day and the sale is going on for a week!!
I got this bracelet for myself and hope to go back for some more pieces.
Sale ends May 2nd so you can even pick up a gift for Mom. The site also has a express shop feature that allows you to add to cart without going into the product page.
The bracelet above is priced 38.50 on the site and comes to a little over 23 in the cart. Add SHOPS30 and get free shipping!
This spring came with so many trends, no one can not be in style! From bold colors, animal prints and looks spanning three decades (60’s, 70’s and 80’s) our heads a spinning with what trend best fits our personality, style or just our body shape. The first step is to know your base style. if you like to embrace your inner romantic then the ballet trend is for you.
Sparked by “Black Swan” , this trend was a shoe in , a ballet one, for Spring. The look combines soft, flowing bottoms with a solid colored top. Keep pieces tonal for a subtle effect, such as a beige pleated chiffon maxi skirt and matching bodysuit or a sheer chiffon dress or silk shirt. This light and airy silhouette should be kept subtle with cool sandals or ballet flats.
The trend embraces light airy fabrics and flexiblity. Its not tight and heels are a no-no. Its about grace and charm and i would say its the sister to the lace trend which we will review next week.
So to wear it light, try a sheer pleated skirt with a body suit and pair with ballerina flats:
To go a little more formal, try a chiffon dress and pair with tie up ballet flats.
please, no tutus – that is better left for the professionals!
This is one of my favorite new handbag trends. you’ll be using this bag even when the fad fades. With the extra long strap slung across your body you now are hands free to do what you want without worrying about your purse! So dance the night away with a mini version or shop to you drop with a medium style! Get them in bright colors, denim, or neutral!
I have chosen this stunning neutral cross body bag by DKNY with its stunning quilting and turn lock closure. And the price is not bad at $145.
DKNY Quilted Crossbody $145 www.bloomingdales.com
The second one is from Forever 21 and has a nice tribal pattern and buckle detail all for an amazing $12.80!
zigzag handbag $12.80 www.forever21.com
This bag by Danielle Nicole is awesome! It has the latest trend feathers as well has the hottest color, electric blue! It is an amazing steal at $49!
Fringe Mini Danielle Nicole $49 www.danielle-nicole.com
I am not one to paint my nails as a designer and typist but these trends are really tempting. These nail trends come straight off the runway with a new twist on the french manicure (there seems to be one every year) and bold looks that has us all drooling.
These two tone prints have a semi-moon at the base of the finger and a gorgeous tip. The base color is always a neutral – brown, white or clear. This very 1940’s piece can do with a french style but not always since the main feature is the moon at the base of the finger.
With and Without french…still a classic look
Get this look at home: Paint the base color in white or brown. The use a brush (thin mohair bristle or the brush of your chosen black nail polish) to paint a moon shape on the base of the nail in a arc.
Rihanna rocked this style in her “Rude Boy” video. For a video tutorial see below and have some fun!!
I don’t know what is going on with Tyra Banks. She was such an influential model and stunning beauty, yet when it comes to launching the new generation of models via her popular tv show “America’s Next Top Model”; she falls flat! Tyra would have you believe she isn’t the person who decides who wins and who loses but over the years we have all seen Ms. Banks go to bat for several models whose careers never quite took off. There was Saleisha Stowers who was a participant of Tyra’s Camp T zone and who Tyra personally tried to help mold. Saleisha never filmed a Covergirl Ad or Commercial and there is no information on her since 2009! What happened? She did walk in New York and La fashion Week but like i said that WAS 2 years ago! Which is like dog years in the modeling industry. She also loved Eva Marcille(née Pigford) so much she even managed her career! Now Eva has been successful in acting, making several film and tv appearances, BUT she won America’s Next Top Model so where is the modeling career? And the only sucessful America’s Next Top Model winners have been models Tyra wasn’t too fond of. Remember how much she hated Danielle Evan’s accent so much? Dani still walks Fashion Week and was only one of 2 past winners who actually did a Covergirl Ad campaign AND commercials. She even had her contract renewed.
And the most successful models weren’t even winners! Toccara Jones with her bold personality and amazing curves has a great career. She had a fourteen page spread in Vogue Italia’s black model issue modeling alongside heavy hitters like Chanel Iman and Noemi Campbell. And she just did a major ad campaign for UK chain Evans. Molly Sue Gondi moved to Paris and became a sensation, modeling for Vogue Italia, Cosmopolitan and many others. Now Anne Ward is the newest winner standing at an industry cut off height of 6’3. Tyra also loved her but with Anne’s painful shyness and awkwardness can she go beyond the obligatory Vogue Italia spread?So should Tyra Banks reconsider her career of scouting models? or does she not want to really give up her title as America’s Top Model? You be the judge.
Molly Sue Gondi