Pop art was a movement in the art worlds of both the US and Britain in the mid-1950’s designed to challenge the concept of fine art by incorporating imagery of pop culture. Interesting, no? While I personally would not wear a dress designed to look like a giant can of soup nor would I wear a comic strip printed skirt, I do like the idea of using pop art pieces in small doses to add (wait for it…) a pop of color to an outfit. I just love that colorful multi-strand fabric beaded necklace from H&M that would add just the right amount of color to a simple navy or white tee or, if you are feeling exceptionally daring, it would be the perfect foil for a bright sunshine yellow or fire engine red top as well. Those killer graphic studded heels from Qupid pair well with dress, pants and of course, skinny jeans of all colors. The bottomline is that the power of a pop art piece is up to you because its boldness depends on how daring you feel–tone it down with neutrals or fire it up by pairing it with bolder colors. Try it and let me know what you think!
Yes, somehow Monday snuck up on us again. I hope you all had the opportunity to enjoy the weekend. We certainly did and for the first time in what seems like forever, our weather cooperated as well giving us the ‘spring preview’ we have been craving for so long. Of course, despite the gorgeous weather this weekend and the promise of more to come this week, I have sneaky feeling that winter might have a little more in store for us in my neck of the woods. As soon as we become used to the warmer temperatures, BAM, we get socked with what is affectionately called by the locals as ‘spring snow.’ We have lived here almost 7 years now and I still cannot get used to snow in April! I mean, honestly, what is up with that?
Weather aside, my other focus for the upcoming season is adding to my wardrobe and what better way to do that than with some pieces that are wearable right now, in spring and then again in early fall. Take the colored suede skirt (fall trend alert!) from H&M I have chosen above. It makes a great outfit for work right now when paired with a blouse and cropped blazer, then lose the blazer come spring, add an adorable short sleeve sweater and you have yet another stylish look for work or play. Come fall, top it off with a cozy sweater and add knee high boots and you will be ready for those cool, crisp days in style.
I have also chosen some of my favorite items from the new arrivals at H&M shown above. Remember, Monday is easier to handle when shopping is involved.
Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you have a great weekend and in an effort to fill-in your down time, I have given you a few of my top picks for best sales happening this weekend. I am in love with those super slouchy denim pants or the awesome plaid leggings from www.loft.com which just happen to be 50% off this weekend, along with scores of other options and no code needed. My top pick from www.bananarepublic.com is that buttery soft leather moto jacket which makes a perfect transitional jacket as we head into spring. Your entire purchase at Banana Republic is 40% OFF this weekend with the code BRLOVEYOU. Your final stop should definitely be to H & M where there is up to 50% off select items including the uber-trendy fringe top for less than $10! What a steal! You’re welcome and happy shopping!
What is new in the world of denim? Well, the guys have had their day and now it is the girls’ turn. Girlfriend jeans are the newest entrants into the jean game for Spring 2015 but what exactly are girlfriend jeans and why do we need them? Girlfriend jeans have a more classic fit and sit higher on the hip (think more comfort/less sliding down) and have a tapered slim straight leg. Basically, they offer a more refined and flattering shape than boyfriend jeans, perfect for when you are looking for a more classic, less slouchy silhouette. Don’t worry about needing to give up your uber-comfortable boyfriend (jeans, that is) though, as they are still trending for Spring 2015 including soon-to-be new favorites such moto, tuxedo striped and ankle cropped styles. Be sure to check out the styles shown above at www.hm.com and www.whitehouseblackmarket.com.