Balmain Best Of

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Swedish fast-fashion giant, H&M, just announce a collaboration with Balmain, a fashion house known for its elaborate intricacies. In anticipation of this exciting collaboration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from Balmain. Which is your favorite, and what do you hope to see from this upcoming collection?

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Trend Alert: Culottes

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Skinny jeans have been the stand-by pant silhouette for years now, and while they are a staple in our closet, sometimes we need a pant that’s a little more roomy. Enter culottes. These wide-legged cropped pants are making a comeback baby! Not only are they chic, they’re also one of the first types of pants to be acceptably worn by women because they were shaped like a skirt, while giving women the freedom to ride horseback astride a saddle. We love this style because it’s versatile, unique and modern; and we know you’ll be seeing it everywhere this spring!   PFW-Street-Style-Day-7

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Color Story: Scuba Blue

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Pantone’s picks for spring included an aquatic blue that we can’t wait to see this season! From fashion to home decor, this hue is sure to make wave with the design-savvy.
diving-lady-elliot-islandWe can’t be sure where the name “scuba blue” came from, but we imagine it was inspired by the intense greenish-blue of the ocean that only lucky divers get to see in person.

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86819313c1ed96d885ba39953f2830aaThis beautiful greenish-blue looks completely at home in any home. It’s bold enough to add fun to your space, without overwhelming it. And the fact that it’s cool-toned makes it easy to relax in.

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ScubaNot only is it a magnificent color for home decor, scuba blue is also the perfect color to wear at any formal event to really wow a crowd. Pick up a scuba blue gown for prom, and use our rhinestone trim to add a shimmering embellishment.

 

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015

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Fashion Month is over, and there’s no better place to end it than Paris, the city of love and impeccable style. Here are some of the collections that we fell in love with, and we’re sure you will too!
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alexander-mcqueen-rtw-fw15-runway-28The pieces at Alexander McQueen were inspired by roses. With tiny ruffles, accents of lace and leather, models strut down the runway like blooming bouquets.

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stella-mccartney-rtw-fw15-runway-31Stella McCartney continued to play with spacious silhouettes that moved gracefully on the models as they sauntered down the runway.

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saint-laurent-rtw-fw15-runway-46Saint Laurent’s show was full of going-out pieces that were fun, flirty perfect for a party!

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celine-fw15-pfw-runway-16The looks at Celine were luxurious and filled with an abundance of different textures.

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 Street Style

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Paris Fall Fashion Week is still underway, but we’re already inspired by the incredible street style we’ve been seeing! From pearl embellished jackets to billowy white blouses, we’re loving everything about PFW. What was one outfit that has already inspired you? olga-karput.nocrop.w1800.h1330.2x (1)

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Spring Outerwear DIY Roundup

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It’s finally starting to warm up, and in celebration of the warming weather, we wanted to gather up a bunch of DIYs that you can rock you start dropping the layered outerwear. Soon enough it will be warm enough to walk outside wearing only a jacket or cardigan, and when that day comes you’ll be prepared with a bunch of awesome DIY outerwear! IMG_2797Upgrade a basic denim jacket with a cool fabric insert!

kimono1If you’re not bad with a needle and thread, this DIY kimono is a perfect pick for you.

IMG_0008Sparkle as you walk down the street with this sequin cardigan DIY!

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Accentuate your waist with a cropped jacket!

NYFW Fall 2015 Recap

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New York Fashion Week has come to a close for the season, and the styles were as glamorous as they were varied! From furs to floral embellishments to childish cartoon characters; this year’s offerings had a little bit of everything._A2X0637Inspired by Vikings, the looks at Anna Sui screamed with Scandinavian style. A bevy of bold prints and colorful fur trim were the highlights of the show!

ONP_5507Fur was in fashion at Michael Kors where models donned fox fur in addition to more classic cuts and styles.

ONP_7202Who says neutral has to be tame? At Ralph Lauren creams, tans and taupes stole the show with garments showcasing an undeniable Western flair.

ONP_6655The 1920s made a comeback at Marchesa where gowns were trimmed in fringe and floral embellishments.

ONP_6316Jeremy Scott never fails to bring excitement and a marriage with pop culture in his designs. This season his collection featured brightly-colored babydoll dresses and prints that are reminiscent of nursery rhyme characters.

50 Shades of Red

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With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, we’ve got red on the brain. But not only red. We’re feeling almost every iteration, from merlot to blush. If you want to add a little romance to your style, take a look at some of our favorite ways to include this hue in your next outfit. 44066587d1d81ef363a7f8e29e36a305 (1)
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DIY: Collared Blouse with Sew-Ons

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If you have a party to attend, or you’re looking to jazz up an outfit for your Valentine’s Day date, we have a DIY that will add a bit of flash to an ordinary piece! Make your outfit more exciting by taking a collared shirt or tank up a notch by adding rhinestone trim and sew-on pearls.
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What You’ll Need:

Collared Shirt
10mm Glass Pearl Beads
8mm Glass Pearl Bead
1/8” Metallic Rhinestone Chain
Needle and Thread
Scissors

DSC_01241. Sew the end of the rhinestone trim to the tip of the collar.

DSC_01272. Cut the trim to your desired length.

DSC_01333. Then repeat on the other side.

DSC_01414. Sew your pearls onto the tip of the collar above the rhinestone trim. Repeat on the other side.

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Winter Dress Inspiration

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It’s frigid out, but that doesn’t mean that your style goes into hibernation. There are still ways to rock that dress or skirt, it just takes a little extra layering! Before you pack away your favorite pieces, take a look at these styles that will help you look cool while staying toasty. Just add sweaters, tights, socks and a wool jacket; and kiss frostbite goodbye!f8c3e801b4ebc490a05cfb864c852416

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