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All about being bold!!

Hello realists!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! :)

This week, I thought I would start it off with a spring/summer ’13 trend that I absolutely love…bold prints!

There’s a perfect print for everyone out there. Whether it be floral, polka dots, or even fruits, I guarantee you will find a print that works for your body, skin-tone, etc. I for one love pretty much any type of print. If it’s bold and screams “Look at me!!” you can assure that I’ll be trying it on!

Not comfortable with wearing a print?? What about carrying one? Or walking on one? Bags, clutches, hats, shoes, they all can be found with some kind of bold print that can sometimes stand out more than your striped top. That one perfect item will add so much character to an ensemble, but always make sure to not go overboard. You don’t want to end up looking like you got dressed in the dark :P But please, do feel adventurous and mix some prints together! There are definitely some patterns that you would believe were made to be worn together, you just have to try it out ;)

Just below, I’ve posted some items that I found to be quite eye-catching! Hope you enjoy my picks!

Are any of you fans of prints?? Maybe sporting some right now? ;) If you are a lover of them, what type of prints usually catch your eye first?? I always love to hear your thoughts! Stay classy, realists!

All about being bold!

Larose 5 panels cap, $130 / Paul & Joe Sister floral print shorts, $185 / Versace bright dress, $890 / Gucci printed canvas tote bag, $675 / Dolce & Gabbana colorful clutch, $1760 / FAIR+true print top, $120 / J Brand printed skinny jeans, $415 / Blumarine black knee length skirt, $745 / M Missoni rose print dress, $530 / Alice + Olivia printed skirt, $450 / Zara colorful clucth, $51 / Zara blazer, $100 / Balmain yellow tank top, $600


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Black & white & chic all over!

Black and white, one of my most admired color, let me re-phrase that, “shade” combinations put together. Frankly, I for one am not always into what the “trends of the moment” are, but lucky for me, black and white is one of the, if not the, top trend to watch for this spring.

We’ve got 60’s inspo over at Prada, classic tuxes at Saint Laurent, and major graphics at Marc Jacobs. If anybody knows trends, it’s these guys, so if they say black and white for spring ’13, then there’s no complaining on my end! Beginning of March, still snow on the ground, that’s ok! Spring officially “starts” on the 20th, but who says we can’t put together a little b&w beforehand? C’mon ladies, show ’em what you got! Strut those black, leather, skater skirts! Pair them with a classic button-down, white ruffle shirt. Throw on a wide-brimmed black hat and a pair of ultra-high black sleek pumps! You’re now ready for a chic walk around downtown New York. Just always remember, don’t fall into just being “trendy”, be you!

Here’s a collage of several pieces that I believe are appropriate. Take a look and let me know what you think! I would also love to hear what pieces you will be adding to your black and white collection this spring.

Until next time, stay classy, realists ;)

Black & white & chic all over!

Tribtoo white & black leather heels saint laurent, $825 / Marc by Marc Jacobs leather skirt, $745 / Ivory silk & black lace top marc jacob, $645 /  River Island printed pants, $47 / Michael Kors dress, $1130 / Saint Laurent shirt, $670 / Topshop high heels, $135 / Alexander McQueen , $255 /  H&M bag , $31

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“T’was a night full of sparkle…”

It’s the day after the Academy Awards, and whether you care about them or not, somewhere, somehow, your computer screen will be flooded with pictures of stunningly beautiful women in extensively radiant gowns. As well as the women, we mustn’t forget the over-the-top handsome men in their fashionable tuxedos. Following those, you are bound to come across some unfortunate celebrities in dresses that didn’t quite make the cut.

First off, let me start by congratulating Ben Affleck and team on winning “Best motion picture” with Argo. An amazing movie, I must say! Now, onto fashion! There were some clear top runners at the 2013 Academy Awards; Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron (that girl could walk out bald and in a garbage bag, and I’ll STILL have to pick my jaw up off the floor), but personally, there were some dresses that seem to have gotten much praise that I admittedly don’t agree with, i.e. Anne Hathaway. The back of that dress, gorgeous, and then she turns around…that front. I just found the darts were misplaced. Really? It looked like her nipples were popping out the whole time. Sorry, I just had to throw it out there. Anne Hathaway in a column dress, phenomenal! For me, it’s just that top half that seems to have hit the wrong note. Another one I couldn’t fully adapt to was Reese Witherspoon’s Louis Vuitton cobalt strapless gown. There was something about the way it sat at her hips. Along with that, I’m a huge lover of color-blocking, but I wasn’t too keen with the black strip at the top of her dress.

My preferred dresses of the night would have to go to Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, and Halle Berry (Wow!! She asked for Bond girl, and Versace delivered just that!). Did any of you stay up to watch the whole thing?? If so, what were your favourites of the night? Would love to hear what you all thought!

And now, the pictures!


Charlize Theron in a white Dior Couture gown paired with Harry Winston jewlery


Jessica Chastain in custom designed Giorgio Armani paired with vintage Harry Winston diamonds


Jennifer Lawrence (Best actress winner) in Dior Couture with Chopard jewelry & Roger Vivier clutch

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Halle Berry in Versace


Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta


Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen

czjones_v_24feb13_getty_b_592x888Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zuhair Murad
janiston_v_24feb13_getty_b_592x888Jennifer Aniston in Valentino & carried a Ferragamo minaudiere clutch


Anna Hathaway in Prada & Tiffany & Co. jeweleryrwitherspoon_v_24feb13_getty_b_592x888Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton


Joseph Gordan-Levitt (My favorite man on this planet…besides my husband of course :P) in Gucci


Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor winner) in Domenico Vacca


Christoph Waltz in Prada


Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford


And the Host! Seth McFarlane in Gucci. I would just like to say, great host, great singer (wow!), and much better looking than I thought he was! ;)

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Wishing for warm weather

So, here I am stuck in a 15cm downpour of snow, while my husband is out in Florida basting in the sun! …Ok, he’s actually there for work and is super busy and most likely hardly enjoying the sun, but I can still be envious, right? ;) Watching him pack all his t-shirts, shorts, shoes, made me long even more for the days of heat and sun. Today I decided an acceptable way to cheer me up, and hopefully all of you as well, was to put together a collage of summer clothing and accessories I can’t wait to get my hands on.
…Now that I think of it, this is not satisfying at all! Just makes me yearn the sun even more! *sigh* Oh well, this is the best we’re going to get for now, right?? Enjoy! ;)

Wishing for warm weather

Kokin summer hat, $170 / MICHAEL Michael Kors strap sandals / Bleeker Bloom Cross body shoulder bag, $76 / Layered dress, $56 /  Vero Moda patent handbag, $19 / Old Navy brimmed hat, $19 / Stella McCartney strapless bustier dress, $2,660 / Dolce & Gabbana knee length pencil skirt, $610 / Emilio Pucci strapless floral dress, $1,045 / Alice + Olivia summer tank top / Alexander McQueen draped top / Forever 21 nautical shorts, $23 / Emilio Pucci knee length pencil skirt, $490 / Ralph Lauren Collection flat heels, $275 /  Theory striped tank top, $98 / / River Island reversible skirt, $25 / Alexander McQueen strap sandals, $825


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