Wish List Wednesday: April Showers

April 16, 2014

It’s easy to gripe about rainy days (just ask my frizzing hair!) but to me, April showers are a friendly reminder that sunny days and open-toe sandals are around the corner. Pluuuuus, I’m willing to endure wet weather because there are so many cute lightweight rain jackets out there! If it’s going to rain, we might as well look adorable while jumping over puddles.  

Boden Sussex Weekend Anorak

Boden Sussex Weekend Anorak ($96)

Michael Kors Cinch Waist Cotton Twill Anorak

Michael Kors Cinch Waist Cotton Twill Anorak from Nordstrom ($89)

Desiree Polka Dot Anorak By Tulle

Desiree Polka Dot Anorak By Tulle from Ruche ($98)

Merona Stripe Anorak Jacket

Merona Stripe Anorak Jacket from Target ($39)

Coincidence & Chance Cutest Rain Slicker Jacket

Coincidence & Chance Cutest Rain Slicker from Urban Outfitters ($79)

Sam Edelman Lydia Trench Coat

Sam Edelman Lydia Trench Coat from Zappos ($74)

Athleta Indio Beach Anorak

Athleta Indio Beach Anorak ($108)

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Questionable Festival Fashion

April 13, 2014

The fashion world — and celebrities — have officially gone bonkers for boho-chic “festival fashion.” Case and point: what exactly is Selena Gomez (middle) wearing to Coachella? So. Much. Crochet.

Selena Gomez with Kendall and Kylie Jenner

With spring and summer music festivals around the corner, retailers have been jumping on the festival fashion bandwagon, hoping to offer us the perfect outfit for a breezy outdoor concert. According to an email blast I received last week, Lulu’s wants me to attend Coachella, the massive outdoor music festival, wearing this sexy maxi (gah, imagine the tan lines!) or this barely-there fringed cover up. Hmmm…

Lulu's Festival Fashion

ASOS has a whole section of their site dedicated to festival fashion. These fests are all about the music, but that doesn’t mean we should throw our sense of style out the window! This jean jacket. Just no. 

ASOS Denim Jacket with 'Save The Flowers' Print

And then there’s this jumpsuit. Nasty Gal thinks it’d be perfect Bonnaroo. Let’s ignore the wacky pattern for a minute and talk about practicality: how will I use a porta potty in that?!

Nasty Gal Indah Lattice Work Jumpsuit

My good friend Erin, a festival connoisseur, put it perfectly: “These marketers are crazy.” 

Spring and summer music festivals are a lot of things: they’re fun, laid back, relaxed. They’re also known for a few headaches including: unpredictable weather, lots of walking, and maybe even sleeping outdoors. Dressing for all of these factors is not quite as easy breezy as retailers or celebs are suggesting. (Google “Kate Bosworth Coachella” and you’ll see what I mean. Oh, to be a celebrity…)

Luckily, fashion is all about taking trends and making them work for you. I’m not headed to any major music festivals, but I’ve seen a few boho-chic pieces that I fully plan on rockin’ out in at a local festival or even just a backyard BBQ. Outdoor events call for cute, easy-to-wear, and practical pieces. No complicated jumpsuits allowed!

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[Top image: Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, and Kendall Jenner at Coachella. Photo via Refinery 29]

Wish List Wednesday: Laser Cut

April 9, 2014

It all started with this drool-worthy pair of heels:

Motif laser cut heels from BHLDN

SWOON. I mean, just look at those gorgeous delicate cut outs. I’ve never seen a more perfectly feminine and edgy heel. Unfortunately, women always want what we can’t have and these heels are out of my price range (ahem, almost $300).

Have no fear! The main reason I love these shoes is because of the unique laser cut design — and so I’ve used that as inspiration in finding a few more affordable laser cut pieces (that’s right, a laser created all these designs, pretty cool, right!?). Prepare to geek out over eight laser cut dresses, purses, shoes, and more on today’s Wish List Wednesday.

Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Belted Laser-Cut Dress

Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Belted Laser-Cut Dress ($128)

ModCloth Peach Gallete Top

ModCloth Peach Gallete Top ($39)

Clark's Amelia Avery Wedge from Nordstrom

Clark’s Amelia Avery Wedge ($119)

LOFT Laser Cut Tie Waist Dress

LOFT Laser Cut Tie Waist Dress ($79)

River Island Pink Lasercut Bag from ASOS

River Island Pink Lasercut Bag ($52)

River Island Laser Cut Bikini from ASOS

River Island Laser Cut Bikini ($55)

Sole Society Iris Bag

Sole Society Iris Bag ($59)

Ruche Ariel Laser Cut Leatherette Skirt

Ruche Ariel Laser Cut Leatherette Skirt ($44)

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