Summer Trends

Heat up this Summer

Heat things up in the season’s hottest styles. Layer on the jewelry – go wild with leather, silver, beaded, braided and bold by piling on the fiercest jewelery collections.  UNOde50 is the perfect choice.  Summer whites are on trend. Find a sexy,  ethereal collection of sheer separates, crochet dresses, lacy cover-ups, high-slit maxis + more in the seasons signature color. Building on the athletic trend, the backpack gets reinvented this season in a textbook case of sporty luxe.

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UNOde50

UNOde50 is a Spanish brand of handcrafted jewelry whose hallmark is its unique and distinctive design. The emblem of the brand – a tiny padlock – embodies much more than just a name. With its rounded contours and handcrafted look, it was conceived to evoke the security of exclusive pieces with a unique design.

UNOde50 was founded in the late 1990s by a group of designers who resolved to establish a brand of fashion jewellery and accessories that would break all existing molds. The project was based on the creation of jewels with a unique and distinctive style, which soon became known for their flair and innovation.

This fusion of tradition and modernity was the breeding ground for a new and different brand, steeped in a spirit of craftsmanship and signalling exclusivity through its design and quality. The brand started out with the original and exclusive philosophy of creating only 50 units of each design, thereby supplying the trademark name. This unorthodox approach soon proved an unqualified success. I was excited to see it’s now available at Bloomingdale’s!

UNOde50 is authentic for its:

1. Creativity
2. Unique style
3. Bold spirit
4. 100% handcrafted “Made in Spain” production process

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Image 1: Uno de 50 The Four Elements Necklace, Uno de 50 Not to Be Wrap Bracelet
Image 3: Uno de 50 Ibiza Wrap Cuff

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Uno de 50 Bracelets  Uno de 50 the 4 Elements Necklace

Uno de 50 Cool Cuff, Uno de 50 Heart & Leather Bracelet, Uno de 50 Bite Bracelet
Uno de 50 The 4 Elements Necklace 26″

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Summer White's

Summer White's   Summer White's

A sexy,  ethereal collection of sheer separates, crochet dresses, lacy cover-ups, high-slit maxis + more in the seasons signature color.
View the Complete Collection of Summer Whites

Alice + Olivia AQ/AQ Tularaso

Alice + Olivia Halter Maxi Dress
AQ/AQ Lexi Maxi Dress
Tularosa Hagar Mini Dress

CP Shades

Shirt by CP Shades

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Trending Now

Trending Now

Chain straps, stud-and-zipper embellishments and lush leather complete its fashion-forward makeover, and provide an of-the-moment tote-alternative for the girl about town.. Shop the backpack

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Casual Summer Fashion

Summer Dresses

Get ready for this season’s summer sultry fashion!  The difficulty of sartorial choices rises with the temperature as we search our closet for items that are both chic and comfortable. Nothing beats the summer heat like a breezy, timeless sundress, and this season the choices are spectacular and diverse. From bold and bright colors that illuminate, to urban and contemporary graphic patterns. The focus is on dresses that are as easy to put on as they are to pull off. On trend: exotic, poetic, romantic and tribal. Whether you choose to show your primitive or sensual side…sundresses are definitely hot!

“Let’s go back to the mood of remote lands, and hot beaches skimmed by the Pacific Ocean. The wild and uncontaminated nature stands out boldly: hibiscus, tropical flowers and ferns adorn the clothes with their pure colors.” ~ Vogue

Anthropologie Dress Anthropologie Sweet Water Dress
Windward Dress: Stunning, flattering, comfortable & elegant
Sweetwater Dress

Anthropologie Costa Swing Dress Anthropologie Ladder Tank
Costa Swing Dress
Ladder Lace Tank (had to add this top as it’s part of the collection – simple, elegant and stunning)
Known for its peasant shapes and gossamer interpretations of lace and embroidery, Meadow Rue was created with a romantic bohemian woman in mind. Brimming with timeworn texture, Meadow Rue’s pieces are thoroughly feminine, but also effortless and casual.

Anthropologie Sun Checked Shirt Dress Anthropologie Mayacamas Maxi Dress Anthropologie Kinney Culottes
Sunchecked Shirtdress, Mayacamas Maxi Dress and Kinney Culottes

Anthropologie Azure Scroll Dress Anthropologie Mira Costa Maxi Dress
Azure Scroll Dress, Mira Costa Maxi Dress

Anthropologie Maxi Dress Anthropologie Earrings
Scrollwork Maxi Dress, Flexion Earrings, South Coast Sandals

100 Degree Dress Midnight Rambler Dress

 Free People 100 Degree Dress in Tan, Black or Red
Feminine and flattering, this sheer cotton gauzy dress is sure to turn heads. Ties around neck and back. Tie under bust has small bells on the ends. Stretchy delicate dotted mesh skirt and a raw edge fabric hem.
Midnight Rambler Dress
Free People So-soft column maxi, boho printed and American handmade with recycled fabrics. Sleeveless with deep scoop back, featuring crisscross straps.

Shop the Trends

Curated Collection of Fall’s Top Trends

Fall Fashion

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Sleek & Minimalist
SHOP THE TREND:

Nicholas Backless Ponte Wrap Dress
Theory Everleen Sleeveless Rib Turtleneck
Nina Ricci Clutch Pochette
Veronica Beard Peplum Moto Jacket
Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle Strap Sandal
Nicholas Ponte Knit Midi Flare Skirt

IRO Shift Dress  Nicholas Backless Ponte Wrap Dress
IRO Sheer Inset Shift Dress

Nicholas Backless Ponte Wrap Dress

Sergio Rossi
Sergio Rossi Godiva Pointy Toe Stiletto

ALC  Robert Rodriguez
A.L.C. Jumper
Bailey 44 Exclusive Leather Like Pencil Skirt, Robert Rodriguez Blouse

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Modern Menswear
SHOP THE TREND:

Marissa Webb Leather/Wool Tux Jacket
Helmut Lang Leather Suiting Combo Blazer
Barbara Bui Wingtip Brogue Oxford
Marissa Webb Charlie tie Blouse
Vince Linen Trouser
Oliver Peoples West San Luis Sunglasses

Tuxedo Jacket  Wide Leg Crepe Pant
Marissa Webb Leather/Wool Tux Jacket

Wide Leg Crepe Pant

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fall knits
SHOP THE TREND
o’2nd Oversized Blend Sweater
Rag & Bone Sammi Track Pant
Rag & Bone Open Weave V Neck Sweater
Christopher Fischer Wrap Sweater
Valentino Studded Crossbody
Giuseppe Zanotti Point Toe Mule

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim Yarn Pullover

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The Layered Effect
SHOP THE TREND
Veronica Beard Zipper Detailed Leather Scuba Top
Marissa Webb Lace Hem Top
Jonathan Simkhai Textured Knit Skirt
Fallon Crystal Biker Choker
Helmut Lang Cluster Moto Leather Jacket
A.L.C. Luella Colorblock Tank
Proenza Schouler Fringe Satchel

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The Wedding Guest

Hello everyone, and happy June! Our chief fashion editor has taken the weekend off, and so we’ve decided to do a quick highlight on a few gorgeous dresses that would be perfect for a cocktail party or to attend an upcoming wedding.

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Nicole Miller | ARTELIER | Ainsley Paint and Lace Dress
The Ainsley dress is straight off the runway. It is made of silk, hand painted and embroidered to create an ethereal and French-inspired look. The black and white color contrast is eye-catching, and the spaghetti straps are a modern addition to a longer, vintage-inspired dress silhouette. Pair this piece with wedges and drop earrings for an elegant and chic look.
Nicole Miller | COLLECTION | Easton Shattered Glass Dress
The Easton dress is made of crepe de chine, a soft and smooth silk fabric, covered in elegant sequin beading. The bodice has a front and back v-neckline with bright sequins sewn in our Shattered Glass pattern. The skirt is completely covered in sequins in an eye-catching black and white stripe pattern. Pair this dress with heels and drop earrings for a cocktail-ready look.
Nicole Miller | COLLECTION | Fleur de Lis Gown
This elegant gown is made of silk embroidered in a fleur-de-lis pattern reflective of the Spring line’s inspiration: the French Revolution. The plunging front and back v-necklines are feminine and modern and are accentuated by the black and white contrast of the embroidered appliqués. This eye-catching gown is the perfect piece for stealing the attention at any party or event.

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Nicole Miller |COLLECTION | Jack and Ginger Halter Gown
The Jack and Ginger gown is made of stretchy matte jersey, a soft and thicker jersey fabric that moves with the body. It has a deep v-neckline with halter top that is sexy and feminine, and the vertical ruching along the center of the gown is figure-flattering. Pair this gown with heels and an embellished clutch for an elegant and sophisticated look, perfect for any formal event.
Nicole Miller | COLLECTION| Maze Sequin Dress
This dress is the perfect cocktail piece. It is made of silk covered in intricate sequin beading in a maze print, inspired by the gardens of Versailles. The crew neckline and thick straps and comfortable and modern, and the dark brown trim is eye-catching, creating an overall unique and sophisticated dress. Wear this uptown with pearls and stilettos, or create a downtown look with a leather jacket and our Turks wedges
Nicole Miller | COLLECTION | Maze Knit Midi Dress
This bodycon dress is made of a double-knit rayon and nylon blend, a soft and thick fabric. The midi-length skirt is figure-flattering and on-trend, and the black accents in the fabric are slimming and modern . It has thick straps and a back zipper, making this dress easy-to-wear. The unique maze pattern is inspired by the gardens of Versailles in France, a nod to the Spring line inspiration: the French Revolution

Tadashi Shoji

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Tadashi Shoji Embellished Metallic Lace Sheath Dress
Luminous gold sequins and metallic threads highlight the embroidered lace blossoming atop a scalloped sheath. Tonal bands crisscrossing the waist accentuate a feminine silhouette.
Tadashi Lace Sheath Dress
Pleated mesh bands crisscross the waist of a jewel-toned lace sheath framed by eyelash scallops around the bateau neckline, sleeveless armholes and elongated hemline.
Tadashi Shoji Embroidered Neoprene Sheath Dress
Exquisite embroidery atop a net of rich neoprene beautifully frames a long and lean cap-sleeve sheath that reaches just below the knee.

Color Edit Spring 2014

Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2014

PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT SPRING 2014

You know what excites me more than breaking out of this bitter cold winter…a fresh amazing, sexy outfit that screams summer is here! I am in the midst of finding an something new to wear should I have anything exciting to go to over this delightfully warm and happy season.

So I did what any other fashion crazed girl would do – I read the pantone news release for Spring/Summer 2014. Who knew that for a couple of decades, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. I’ve taken the liberty of shortening their actual news release but you can find it here

The designers this year have taken a modern twist on the traditional by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. The colors highlighted are Placid Blue, (sky blue), Violet Tulip (vintage purple), and Hemlock (a summery, ornamental green), Sand (think beach), Paloma (soft gray), Cayenne (spicy red), Freesia (blazing yellow), Celosia Orange (a neutral orange), Radiant Orchid, (the color of the year and also known as purple) and my favorite, Dazzling Blue (I can’t explain it but it’s beautiful). Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

I’ve found outfits that scream that you’ve been listening to the Pantone Gods.

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Spring 2014 Outfit #1

Dove Printed Y-Back Maxi Dress
The simple silhouette of this minimal maxi is totally on trend in the bold sunburst palm print.
Longchamp ‘Derby’ Tote
Tory Burch ‘Violet’ Metallic Leather Thong Sandal
Bop Basics Perfect Mini Sunhat
Salvatore Ferragamo Bracelet
Courreges Glam Oversized Glasses

Outfit #2

Spring 2014 Outfit #2

DSQUARED2 Cowl Neck Dress
Stuart Weitzman Nudist Single Band Sandals
Tory Burch ‘Mini Robinson’ Canvas Crossbody Bag
Rumba Time Grammercy Watch
Alexis Bittar Fancy Briolette Cut Earrings
Stella Mccartney Sunglasses

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STUNNING DRESSES

Eileen Fisher Diane von Furstenberg

Eileen Fisher Silk Georgette Dress
Diane von Furstenberg Anni Strappy Printed Maxi Dress

Carmen Marc Valvo Carmen Marc Valvo

Carmen Marc Valvo Sleeveless Caftan-Neck Floral Cocktail Dress
Carmen Marc Valvo Sleeveless Floral-Print Cocktail Dress

Carmen Marc Valvo Carmen Marc Valvo Carmen Marc Valvo

Carmen Marc Valvo Long-Sleeve Sheer Metallic Blouse & Skirt
Carmen Marc Valvo Sleeveless Mixed-Media Floral Gown
Carmen Marc Valvo Sleeveless Snapdown Floral Gown

Carmen Marc Valvo Carmen Marc Valvo Carmen Marc Valvo

Carmen Marc Valvo Sleeveless Lace Illusion Bodice Gown
Carmen Marc Valvo Beaded Halter Draped-Gown
Carmen Marc Valvo Halter-Top Floral Print Cocktail Dress

Eternal Maxi Dress BB Dakota

Wish Eternal Maxi Dress
BB Dakota Lisa Crochet Lace Dress

Clover Canyon Keira Lapina by David Helwani

Clover Canyon Greek Tiles Neoprene One Shoulder Dress
Keira Knit Dress
Lapina by David Helwani Alexis Crochet Dress

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DESIGNER CLOTHING

Burberry Prorsum Simone Rocha Dolce and Gabbana

BURBERRY PRORSUM / SIMONE ROCHA / DOLCE AND GABBANA

Altuzarra Saint Laurent Paris

ALTUZARRA / SAINT LAURENT PARIS

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Chloe Akris Donna Karan
CHLOE / AKRIS / DONNA KARAN
Alexander McQueen The Row Valentino
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN / VALENTINO / THE ROW

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Want to look younger?

I’m not sure what person wouldn’t respond with a resounding ‘yes!’ I know, I know…there are thousands of products out there that we all buy for the small chance that indeed some genius scientist has discovered the fountain of youth.

I can’t tell you that this is the product – but it’s close. I use it, my mom and my sister use it and many of my friends are lining up now that it is finally available in Canada. In just a month, Optimera has had record sales and it’s growing exponentially. I can personally tell you there is a reason for the hype. It works.

Just take a look at the website Optimera Age-Defying Treatment and see what people are saying. Give it a shot – all you have to loose is a few wrinkles. Nice!

Post Credit: Kelli
Kelli is a former professional communicator and executive fashion blogger for Buyer Select. Known for her beauty and cutting-edge fashion sense, Kelli  is also a brand partner with Optimera and Nerium International.Visit her website for further information on the highly acclaimed  Optimera Age-Defying Treatment.

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Attitude is Everything

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 The 24/7 Dress

Demure for the day, sophisticated for the office and chic for after-dark, a 24/7 dress will work hard in your closet.  Look to luxe fabrics, precision cuts and classic colors for timeless, trend-transcending appeal. Style Tip: Forgo heels- this season’s metallic-point-toe flats are the modern update right for every occasion.

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Alice & Olivia Cynthia Steffe Alice & Olivia
Alice & Olivia Dee Daisy Fitted Dress
Every girl loves flowers, and this black dress with daisies embroidered all over is refreshing, flirty and fun.
This dress would pair perfectly with the Born ‘Masia’ Flat shown below.
Cynthia Steffe Dress – Lucia Cleopatra Collar Power Stretch Sheath
With a subtle nod to Cleopatra, Cynthia Steffe crafts a timeless LBD that flaunts a bold neckline.
Alice & Olivia Lillyanne Embellished Puff Skirt Dress
The Lillyanne is classic A&O. Flirty and feminine with its mini pouf skirt, it also has that subtle sexiness with a cut out open back.

Vince Vince Vince

Vince Popover Dress
A crepe dress that has a relaxed feel with an oversized, draped silhouette.
DKNY Asymmetrical Sleeveless Dress
This DKNY shift dress has angled seams and tonal mesh insets, blending unique asymmetry with a sporty tone.
Vince Printed Shift Dress
A mix of soft and bold stripes add an understated graphic element to a classic silk Vince shift dress

Victoria Beckham LBD Alexander McQueen

Victoria Beckham Cutour Crepe Dress
Cutout at the waist and back, Victoria Beckham’s black dress has the appearance of elegantly put together separates.
Alexander McQueen Asymmetric Wool Sweater Mini Dress
Knitted in Italy from soft navy wool, Alexander McQueen’s mid-weight sweater dress balances a high hemline with a slouch fit. Wear this asymmetric, dolman-sleeve piece now with bare legs or in the fall with opaque tights.

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Complete the Look

Metallic Shoes J Crew Gianvito Rossi

Collection Privee?
Wrap around leather cord flat sandal
Lillian Metallic Wedge
Sleek metallic leather gives these low wedges an air of sophistication, while their understated yet chic design means they’ll go anywhere-and look amazing doing it.
Gianvito Rossi Metallic Leather Point-Toe Flats
The point-toe shape is a key trend for the new season, so wear yours with everything from printed pants to cocktail dresses.

Born Masia Flat  Cutler & Gross  Victoria Beckham Clutch

Born ‘Masia’ Flat
Cutler and Gross Cate eye Acetate Sunglasses
Quintessentially British label, Cutler and Gross crafts timelessly cool eyewear.
Victoria Becham Two-tone Leather Clutch
Victoria Beckham’s sleek two-tone clutch has been handcrafted in Italy from contrasting ecru and midnight-blue leather.

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What’s New at Net-A-Porter

Adam Lippes Pintuced Cotton Shirt Michael Kors Floral Print Crepe Dress Oscar de la Renta
Adam Lippes Pintucked Cotton Shirt
Oversized yet sophisticated, Adam Lippe’s boxy cotton shirt featured in the designer’s Spring 2014 presentation.  Detailed with a pintucked front, this piece is inspired by Guayabera styles popular in Latin America and the Caribean.  Dress yours up with point-toe pumps.
Michael Kors Floral Print Crepe Dress
Michael Kors 40′s inspired pansy-print crepe dress features a peek-a-boo keyhole front, a nipped-in elasticated waist and a highly pleated skirt. Effortless yet feminine, I think it’s the perfect day-to-night piece.
Oscar de la Renta
With slit pockets and a graphic black, white and light-gray floral print, Oscar de la Renta’s stretch-cotton shirt dress will easily transition from spring to fall.  Emphasize the classic A-line silhouette with a thin belt, adding embellished heels and a bright clutch to finish.

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Stella McCartney Alan Lace and Silk Organza Dress
Theory Stretch-Crepe Pencil Skirt
Theory’s precision-tailored pencil skirt sits just above the hips and has two back vents for flexibility. Complete a smart, but modern work outfit with the matching blazer
Victoria, Victoria Beckham Color Block Crepe Dress
Victoria, Victoria Beckham color-block crepe dress is cut for a loos, boxy fit that’s particularly flattering on boyish frames.  The midnight blue front panel provides an elegant contrast and the full silk lining feels smooth against your skin.
Victoria, Victoria Beckham Layer-Effect Cotton Blend Dress
Victoria, Victoria Beckham’s two-tone cotton blend dress is layered to create the look of a top and skirt worn together.  The quilted neckline lends this short style a contemporary touch.  Cut for a slightly loos fit, it cinches at the waist with the adjustable belt.

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Givenchy

Givenchy Antigona Tricolor Medium Top Handle
Givenchy Leopard-Print Calf Hair Pumps

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Summer Jewelry

“There’s a more-is-more mindset happening when it comes to jewelry right now, a lawless, no-holds-barred nod to gypsy dressing. Minimalism has fallen by the wayside in favor of pairing piles of new finds with old favorites—thus making Coco Chanel’s age-old edict of looking in the mirror before leaving the house and removing one piece of jewelry seem like a thing of the past. The key: Rather than scattering pieces all over the body, stack them—concentrating on specific parts of the body, like the hands, wrists, neck, or ears.” ~ Vogue

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Want to look younger?

I’m not sure what person wouldn’t respond with a resounding ‘yes!’ I know, I know…there are thousands of products out there that we all buy for the small chance that indeed some genius scientist has discovered the fountain of youth.

I can’t tell you that this is the product – but it’s close. I use it, my mom and my sister use it and many of my friends are lining up now that it is finally available in Canada. In just a month, Optimera has had record sales and it’s growing exponentially. I can personally tell you there is a reason for the hype. It works.

Just take a look at the website Optimera Age-Defying Treatment and see what people are saying. Give it a shot – all you have to loose is a few wrinkles. Nice!

Post Credit: Kelli
Kelli is a former professional communicator and executive fashion blogger for Buyer Select. Known for her beauty and cutting-edge fashion sense, Kelli  is also a brand partner with Optimera and Nerium International.Visit her website for further information on the highly acclaimed  Optimera Age-Defying Treatment.

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Fashion Forward

White Jumpsuits

Here comes the Bride – In a Jumpsuit?

With wedding season in full swing, I have been scouring the web for a more fashion forward and (dare I say it) more reasonable alternatives to the traditional wedding dress.  Welcome the white or white ‘ish’ jumpsuit!

I understand it isn’t for everyone. For the funky/screw tradition girl who wants to make a statement and perhaps have a wonderful outfit for future summer extravaganzas, I truly believe this look was made for you – and me.

As with wedding dresses, there is a range of prices and detail so I have several to choose from. It seems many top designers have at least a few for Spring 2014 that you could easily pair with statement jewelry, colored heels – the options are endless for the simple, yet elegant jumpsuit.

Here’s one of my favorite this season by Haute-Hippie. It has a tuxedo collar that not only oozes sexy but would complement that dashing tuxedo your soon to be husband is wearing. I will continue on my ‘flats’ trend because this jumpsuit would look amazing paired with the black and white flat highlighted in my previous post by Monolo Blahnik.

Haute Hippie Jumpsuit  Brunello Cucinelli White Jumpsuit  Tamara Mellon Jumpsuit

Haute Hippie Halter Tuxedo Crepe Jumpsuit
9Brunello Cucinelli Sleeveless Mock-Neck Jumpsuit
For an evening/late afternoon wedding I love this one by Brunello-Cucinelli. It’s sleeveless, but has a mock neck taking it from casual to a bit more elegant. Pair it with diamond earrings and black and white heels and voila, you have yourself an amazing outfit.
Tamara Mellon Sleeveless Open-Back Leather Jumpsuit
This one by Tamara Mellon is leather – yes leather. I adore the lines on this one and the cute bow in the back with the small slits at the ankles. Beautiful. There’s only one left, so I assume many people have the same thoughts as I do.

 16 Fabulous Finds from Neiman Marcus

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Shop Neiman Marcus

7 for All Mankind Skinny Jeans  J Brand  Rag & Bone

7 for All Mankind The Skinny Jeans
J Brand Ready to Wear Anise Knit Zip-Off Coat
Rag & Bone Leather Jacket & Lace-Overlay Skirt

Veronica Beard

Veronica Beard Leather/Ponte Peplum Moto Jacket

Michael Kors  3.1 Phillip Lim   Vince Preston

MICHAEL Michael Kors Monogrammed Jet Set Logo Item Tote
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Zip Backpack, Orange
Vince Preston Woven Leather Slip-On, Taupe

Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster Lola Glossy Point-Toe Pump

BCBGMAXAZRIA  BCBGMAXAZRIA  BCBGMAXAZRIA

BCBGMAXAZRIA Cutout Back Top & Stripe Jacquard Skirt
BCBGMAZARIA Kimora Sleeveless Crepe Gown in White
BCBGMAXAZRIA Vest & Skirt

Alexander Wang  Manolo Blahnik  Prada

Alexander Wang Malgosia Leather & Suede Sandal, Truffle
Manolo Blahnik Perpia Strappy Stretch Sandal
Prada Stacked-Heel Ankle Wrap Sandal

Fendi  Tom Ford

Fendi Trois-Jour Grande Leather Tote Bag, Pink/Silver
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color
To Tom Ford, there is no more dramatic accessory than a perfect lip. It is the focus of the face and it has the power to define a woman’s whole look.
Each Lip Color is Tom Ford’s modern ideal of an essential makeup shade. Rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.

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PROENZA SCHOULER

“Proenza Schouler is one of the most globally relevant brands coming out of New York Now.”

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Co-founders Lazaro Hernandez and Jack MCollough are just real designers. Their relevancy comes from their talent and their strong point of view.
Proenza Schouler Chunky Rib Knit Turtleneck: A generous cut and off-center vents modernize this chunky ribbed turtleneck knit from sumptuous wool-and-cashmere yarns. It’s that very small but important detail – the notch at the bottom hem – that makes this turtleneck urban-cool for any woman.

Proenza Schouler Print Tissue Cotton Long Sleeve Tee: A bold print catches the eye on this easy-fitting crewneck tee cut from featherweight cotton. Proenza Schouler is famous for it’s T-shirts. This printed style is especially iconic. You can buy it in May and still wear it in December.

Proenza Schouler Plonge Leather Skort: Supersoft plonge leather refines a fun skort shaped by a higher rise and flouncy pleats. This leather skort could easily work with the turtleneck or T-shirt. Everything here is interchangeable.

Proenza Schouler Triple Buckle Sandal: Keep the biker vibe going in warmer weather with Proenza Schouler’s triple-tier sandal, finished with moto-style buckles for an edgy yet versatile look. It’s the buckle detail on both the sandals and the boots that makes it very Proenza, which is especially known for its hardware.

Proenza Schouler ‘PS1′ Leather Backpack: The campus-classic backpack goes couture with Proenza Schouler’s signature flip-lock-closure and impeccable Italian construction.  Multiple pockets effortlessly keep essentials organized, making this a chic must-have-for the style maven on the move. This is an absolute essential. Backpacks are very utilitarian for anyone. The more masculine the better.

Proenza Schouler ‘Small Lunch Bag’ Logo Print Clutch: A brushstroke logo print modernizes a minimalist fold-over clutch with a throwback silhouette that stylishly hearkens back to your school days. Throw this clutch inside the backpack. In fact, all of these pieces can go inside the backpack for a quick change.

Proenza Schouler Double Buckle Moto Boot: Exquisite semigloss leather highlights the impeccable cut of Proenza Schouler’s timeless moto boot.  These moto boots would look chic with the leggings or the skort. It just depends on how you’re feeling that day.

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Want to look younger?

I’m not sure what person wouldn’t respond with a resounding ‘yes!’ I know, I know…there are thousands of products out there that we all buy for the small chance that indeed some genius scientist has discovered the fountain of youth.

I can’t tell you that this is the product – but it’s close. I use it, my mom and my sister use it and many of my friends are lining up now that it is finally available in Canada. In just a month, Optimera has had record sales and it’s growing exponentially. I can personally tell you there is a reason for the hype. It works.

Just take a look at the website Optimera Age-Defying Treatment and see what people are saying. Give it a shot – all you have to loose is a few wrinkles. Nice!

Post Credit: Kelli
Kelli is a former professional communicator and executive fashion blogger for Buyer Select. Known for her beauty and cutting-edge fashion sense, Kelli  is also a brand partner with Optimera and Nerium International.Visit her website for further information on the highly acclaimed  Optimera Age-Defying Treatment.

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Summer 2014 Fashion

Summer Fashion Trends

Funky Flats

I LOVE FLATS. I thought I would wait patiently for a few posts before I showed you all my cards, and then slowly worked you into my absolute obsession. But I couldn’t wait, lest the trend disappear. And it will, once all the gods of fashion realize they are being cool…and comfy. I truly believe with the onset of the new corset dress I see all over the web, that the true calling of these geniuses is to have us all to feel a bit out of sorts…while looking stunning.

It will end ladies.

And before it does, I wanted to bring you a selection of the most amazing flats I’ve seen this season. I recently purchased a gorgeous dress for a snazzy event and wore these.

Manolo Blahnik Pointy Spectator
Manolo Blahnak Agaflat Pointy Spector Flat, Black

They weren’t even a, “I know these won’t look as great as stilettos, but they will do,” shoes. They were the only shoes that I could think of pairing with my dress. I received so many compliments. I’m not sure if it was the shoe, as much as they noticed that as I was sashaying around the room in complete comfort while they were stuck sitting in their beautiful, yet inconvenient footwear.

Since then, I’ve been scouring the web looking for flats that will accentuate a few other outfits before it becomes impossible to get a hold of these works of art. Here are a few I love.

Manolo Blahnik Situra Striped Slingback J Crew VIV Flats VC Signature Cecilia Flat

Manolo Blahnik Situra Striped Slingback, Flat Black/White
With its pointed toe and striped grosgrain, this Manolo Blahnik slingback translates elegance to an easy flat style.
J. Crew VIV Printed Flats
These feminine flats are crafted in pretty prints for summer
VC Signature ‘Ceciliah’ Flat
Sinous Straps twist atop a chic pointed-toe flat

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Chic and Effortless

Theory Linen Maxi Shirt Dress

Theory Linen Maxi Shirt Dress, Eugenia Kim Tweed Trim Floppy Hat

Current Elliot Sweatshirt Equipment Tank, Jayden Jacket, ALC Pants
A.L.C. Sweater, Rag & Bone Skirt
Current/Elliott Sweatshirt, Rag & Bone Jean
Equipment Tank, Jayden Lace Combo Jacket, A.L.C. Floral Pants

Scoop Neck Corset Robert Rodriguez A.L.C.

Scoop Neck Corset Top
Robert Rodriguez Sleeveless V Wrap Open Back Crop Top
A.L.C. Studded Sleeveless Top

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The bestselling Mazzy is back in iconic pink and black -sporty and sexy with its bandage look.

Agent Provacateur

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Fresh and Elegant

Floral Embroidered Dress Textured Jacket Sundot Sheath Dress
Floral Embroidered Dress
Textured Jacket, Layered Lace Shell
Sundot Sheet Dress

Tie Front Dress Eyelet Skirt Lemon Drop Sundress
Sleeveless Tie Front Dress
Perfect Button down Shirt, Jacket & Eyelet Skirt
Lemon Drop Sundress

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Eliza J Fit & Flare Dress
Tadashi Shoji Lace Inset Sheath Dress
Tadashi Shoji Jersey Lace Sheath Dress

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Albert Nipon Eileen Fisher
Albert Nippon Ruffle-Front Jacket with Sheath Dress
Eileen Fisher Silk Jacket, Silk Tank & Modern Wide Leg Pant
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TRENDING NOW: Midnight Bronze Makeup
Smolder after dark with a gorgeous sun-kissed look. Beachy allovr bronze goes dramatic after dark with a glint of gold or a flash of blue across the eyes.  Use a rounded face brush and lightly dust alll the places the sun would tan naturally.  Keep it light.

Bronze Makeup

View the entire collection: Midnight Bronze Makeup

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In life, aging and the elements are constant. Many of us are realizing our outside appearance doesn’t always reflect the youthful spirit we feel on the inside. Now, you can reflect your youth with the Optimera skincare line. This product is truly amazing!

Nerium

Summer Fashion Collections

Kate Moss for TopShop

KATE MOSS for TOPSHOP

The Icon is Back. Supermodel, style icon and long-time Topshop friend, Kate Moss is returning with a stellar new collection. From statement-making party looks, to effortless beachy, the collection will be released in shops in April 2014 and will be sold in 40 countries. The Kate Moss Collection will be arriving at Nordstrom in just four days. Here’s a preview of some of our favorite pieces.

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Kate Moss

Kate Moss Clothing  Kate Moss Dress
View the entire  Kate Moss Collection

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Gorgeous Dresses

Designer Dresses

10 Styles Sweeping Us Away

It all begins with a girl…

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera Dress, Oscar de la Renta Earrings, Proenza  Schouler Sandals

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as PURE as snow…

Rochas

Rochas Dress, Erickson Beamon Earrings, Manolo Blahnik Sandals

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as LOVELY as a rose…

Haute Hippie

Haute Hippie Gown, CA & LOU Earrings, Jimmy Choo Sandals

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who fell under a SPELL…

Marchesa

Marchesa Voyage Dress, CA & LOU Earrings, Kelly Wearstler Bracelet

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and into a DREAM…

Notte by Marchesa

Notte by Marchesa Gown, Oscar de la Renta Necklace, Proenza Schouler Sandals

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where all was TOPSY TURVY…

Carven

Carven Dress, DANNIJO Earrings, Tabitha Simmons Flats

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but MAGNIFICENT indeed…

Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl Dress, Kate Spade New York Necklace, Judith Leiber Minaudiere

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Was it HOCUS POCUS?

Martin Grant

Martin Grant Dress, Jason Wu Clutch

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or had she FOUND  a way…

Herve Leger

Herve Leger Dress, Aquazzura Sandals

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to make a FRESH start…

Monique Lhuillier

ML Monique Lhuillier Gown,  Oscar de la Renta Earrings

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INTERMIX SUMMER LOOKBOOK

The Intermix Summer Lookbook is out and it’s refreshing, crisp and clean.

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View the Complete Summer Lookbook at Intermix

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Adriana Papell T by Tadashi Tadashi Shoji

Adriana Papell Shutter Pleat Jersey Dress
 T by Tadashi Illusiion Yoke Sheath Dress
Tadashi Shoji Lace Dress

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Spring into Fashion

Shades of Gray

TREND REPORT
Discover the bold spirit of the new season. Palette Cleanser: Refresh your wardrobe with this season’s crisp revival of classic black & white.
Go graphic with this season’s high-contrast.

Black & White Black & White
Diane von Furstenberg Sutra Patchwork Zebra Hobo
Jimmy Choo Ally Studded Handcuff-Strap Shoulder Bag

Michael Kors Giraffe Print Dress Tadashi Shoji Sleeveless Embroidered Black and White Dress Kate Spade New York Mavis Woven Sheath Dress
Michael Kors Giraffe Pattern Knit Dress

Tadashi Shoji Sleeveless Embroidered Black & White Dress
Kate Spade New York ‘Mavis’ Houndstooth Woven Sheath Dress

Kate Spade
Kate Spade New York Leather Tote Bag

Monique Lhuillier
ML Monique Lhuillier Strapless Contrast-Hem High-Low Gown in Black/White

Lela Rose Sheath Dress Badgley Mischka
Lela Rose Placed-Lace Sheath Dress
Badgley Mischka Collection: V-Neck Twist-Front Cocktail Dress

Cascade Ruffle Dress Ponte Seamed Sheath Dress
Cascade Ruffle Dress
Ponte Seamed Sheath Dress

Kate Spade Kate Spade
Kate Spade New York Fit & Flare Swing Dress
Kate Spade Tatiana Rio-Swirl top and Crepe Jersey Pants

The Row Peplum Shirt Jellerton Leather Anklet Pants
The ROW Sleeveless Buttoned Peplum Shirt & Jellerton Leather Anklet Pants

Handbags

Christian Louboutin Stephen Dweck Rock Crystal & Mother of Pearl Earrings
Christian Louboutin Scarab Medium Triple Pocket Shoulder Bag
Stephen Dweck Rock Crystal & Mother-of-Pearl Marquise Drop Earrings

Kate Spade Madison Ave. Collection Loreto Dress

Kate Spade Fit & Flare with Bow David Meister Floral Print Sheath Dress
Kate Spade New York Fit & Flare Dress with Bow Detail

David Meister Floral-Print Sheath Dress

Fendi
Fendi Small Framed Leather Clutch

Girl About Town

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag  Perforated Leather Jacket
Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini M.A.C. Crossbody Bag
Neiman Marcus 3/4 Sleeve Perforated Leather Jacket

NYDJ Stretch Skinny Jeans Hinge Anorak Sweater & Leggings Lucky Brand Maxi Dress
NYDJ Stretch Skinny Jeans
& RD Style Crop Sweater
Hinge Anorak, Sweater and AG Leggings
Lucky Brand Maxi Dress & Denim Jacket

Tory Burch
Tory Burch Fleming Metallic Flap Shoulder Bag

Spring 2014 Fashion

Halogen Suit Jacket & Trousers Halogen Jacket & Skirt
Halogen Cross Weave Jacket & Skirt

Halogen Suit Jacket & Trousers, DKYNC Blouse

Lafayette 148 New York Halogen Suit Jacket & Skirt
Lafayette 148 New York Raglan Sleeve Topper & Stretch Cotton Skirt
Halogen Suit Jacket & Skirt

Tadashi Shoji Lace Dress
Tadashi Shoji Lace Dress