Spring into Summer- Zara edition

Spring styles are so pretty and around every corner. One of my favorites is checking out Zara! I know a bunch of you love Zara too! They always have great key trend styles at not so kill your bank account price. I found a few favorites from their newest styles, and I’ve linked each item. Enjoy!

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You will be seeing a lot more blues and yellows as Spring & Summer trends continue to roll out. This floral multicolored beauty is so pretty! The dress features a wide v neckline, and a slit in the front. Shop here!

 

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Who doesn’t want to party it up in this sexy and fun sea green fringed dress?! One of the newer pieces available from Zara. Perfectly cute and sexy with the cold shoulders and halter neck. Shop here!

 

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High heel sandals with polka dots?! You had me at polka dots. What do you guys think of these sandals? This one has a squared toe, and ankle tie which definitely adds a whole lot of sexiness. It’s $70! Shop here

 

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Such a fun skirt for spring, or summer! Flowy, A-line skirt, multi-colored floral print, and an asymmetric hem. Shop here

 

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Basket bags are veryyyy in right now! I myself haven’t fully been adjusted yet to them, as I love big tote style bags to throw everything in. But! There are some beautiful pieces brands are creating and this mini basket bag is one of them! This bag features real bamboo and wood pieces, and a removable shoulder strap. It’s a great bag to have for this trend. Shop here

Hope you guys enjoyed this edit! As always, if you shop any of them remember to tag me in your photos! Can’t wait to see them!

XO,

Stephanie

NFW 2019

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NYFW is always one of the top & my favorite fashion weeks! There are so many great designers who showcase their fierce and powerful new collections. NYFW ran from February 8th through the 16th. There are too many favorites of mine to post, I mean I can post them but you’ll probably get bored lol. Check out some of my favorite designers and their pieces below.

 

Oscar de la Renta

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Carolina Herrera

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Jonathan Simkhai

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Kate Spade

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Zimmerman

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Some pieces from the shows were literal artwork. A few things that I love and are key trends are: 

-Bold & sexy pant suits 

-Stripes and animal prints- both separately and mashed together into one fabric

-Colorful tights

-Colorful turbans 

-Floral & lace applique

 

I absolutely adored Kate Spade’s runway show, the entire collection was bold, feminine, and colorful. A big 70’s vibe that we’ve been seeing already and it’s still going strong into the year. A lot of key trends you’ll be seeing in stores everywhere, so keep an eye out for those! I also really liked Jonathan Simkhai’s show! His collection displayed a great deal of the key pink trend, play on prints and denim. I have been adoring his style lately so I’m really excited each season for him. Hope you guys enjoyed this post on some of the great designers this past NYFW!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

 

All images are from Getty Images

SS19 Color Forecast

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This image is from Pantone’s website

I know we just hit the new year, and you’re probably like whaaat? Spring?! Yup, the fashion industry is always 1 to 2 seasons ahead. Let’s face it, by the time it’s March the last thing you want to see is more puffer coats right? Bring on the bright colors, bikinis, and sandals! When I worked in retail, it was always on to the next season. It would be winter and we’d be prepping for spring/summer dresses already. I know it’s odd to see, but it’s a smart tactic that fashion week also helps push.

Many people travel all over the world to warmer locations between December & January. Fashion trends start early, and you can see that just by looking at some of the top designers websites and socials. Resort Wear and Pre-Spring collections come out before any S/S pieces do. Resort wear is on sales floor the longest and rarely goes on sale.  

I always love Pantone’s names for the color forecasts, they’re really interesting and creative! What a fun job that would be! The color palette by Pantone for SS19 includes: Fiesta, Jester Red, Turmeric, Living Coral, Pink Peacock, Pepper Stem, Aspen Gold, Princess Blue, Toffee, Mango Mojito, Terrarium Moss, and Sweet Lilac.

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SS19 also has some amazing neutrals coming into play! The four colors are: Soybean, Eclipse, Sweet Corn, and Brown Granite. You can see Soybean and Sweet Corn in many outerwear and bag collections, they’re great neutrals to build outfits on. Eclipse is also coming on strong in the beauty industry. I’ve been seeing really strong bold blue eyes in shadows and liners. 

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Between all these Pantone colors there are so many mini trends bursting out! Stay tuned for more of those trends on my posts this coming month. What are some of your favorite colors from Pantone’s forecast? I’m loving the first four of the SS19 colors: Fiesta, Jester Red, Turmeric, Living Coral!  I’m so excited to see the full SS19 collections come out from every brand. I love to compare and see each brands take on the color trends, and how they create pieces from them. Bring on the fun colors and warmer weather!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

 

 

Golden Globes Fashun

The Golden Globes are this Sunday, who’s going to be watching? What about the amazing red carpet lewks?! I know some people don’t like watching the entire show, but I’m all about the red carpet looks when it comes to the awards season. I think a lot of people are, and they’re also a great way for designers to spread key trends for the upcoming season. 

Do you remember any of last year’s lewks? Almost everyone was wearing black for the #MeToo movement. I personally love to wear black, it’s very flattering and makes you stand out more. Here’s a refresher and some of my favorites from last years looks:

 

Nicole Kidman in Givenchy Couture with Fred Leighton jewelry

So classy, and chic! I adore Nicole!

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Alison Brie with Bulgari jewelry

Simply stunning, loving the necklace with this dress and up-do on her!

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Saoirse Ronan in Versace Atelier

Saoirse is one of my favorite up and coming actresses! She’s soooo good in ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ If you haven’t seen them, do it! Thank me later.

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Penelope Cruz in Ralph & Russo Couture

Love black lace for any occasion!

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Gal Gadot in Tom Ford and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

This looks more of a party outfit, rather than an awards show look. But, it works so well on Gal!

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Tracee Ellis Ross in Marc Jacobs and Irene Neuwirth jewelry

Looking gorg as always! Loving the shoulder detail!

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Margot Robbie in Roger Vivier and Gucci with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Stunning Margot per usual! The dress cut & details are one of my favorites!

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Lily James in Valentino Couture

Very feminine and chic!

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Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zuhair Murad

Very sexy look! I love the floral appliqué throughout her dress.

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Naomi Campbell in Jean Paul Gaultier

Gorgeous gown on her! I love a sleek, straight hair look for long gowns. It looks so sexy and helps emphasize the gown more. 

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Helen Mirren in Zuhair Murad and Stuart Weitzman shoes with a Judith Leiber Couture bag

Sexy and elegant look for her. 

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Justin Timberlake in Dior Homme and Jessica Biel in Christian Dior Couture with Bulgari jewelry

Two of my favorites, they’re so cute together! Loved her gown, you can never go wrong with Dior Couture!

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Diane Kruger in Prada

Diane’s look was definitely my top favorite! Everything from the dress, the details, her hair, looked so stunning and on point. The beaded cape, gave me this goth bride vibe, and it looked amazing on her! Love, love, love!!

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Claire Foy in Stella McCartney and Christian Louboutin shoes

My favorite Queen, she looked beautiful in a sexy and simple suit. The bold red lip was a perfect touch!

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Stay up to date even more on my Instagram and stories @adventures.of.s  Let’s chat about what your favorite fashion lewks were & will be this coming Sunday the 6th!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

Christmas dress-mas

The Holidays are here and in full force! How was your Thanksgiving? Did you all survive the ultimate food coma and family overload? It’s officially the first day of December!!!! Christmas is 24 days away, how exciting! This time of year is my favorite, and if you’ve been following my stories and posts on Instagram I’m sure you already knew that lol. Christmas is such a beautiful and cozy holiday, everything is lit up and decorated. It’s also a crazy, eventful month with lots of occasions, including Hubbys birthday!! I’m always looking for new, beautiful outfits for my events. I decided to do an awesome Christmas dress-mas post and share the amazing pieces out there with you guys! Let’s be real, we all love shopping and getting new clothes. I’ve been obsessed with all the gorgeous Holiday collections coming out! I LOVE velvet, sequins, and rich jewel tones. This post is focusing on Revolve and their collections, let me know what other brand/site you’d like me to review. 

 

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Gorgeous dresses from Revolve! Prices range for each dress but the highest I believe goes to about $228, which isn’t bad at all for a big occasion piece. Find these dresses above and soooo many more here!

 

MICHAEL COSTELLO x REVOLVE 

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Michael Costello has absolutely gorgeous pieces for his new Holiday collection! One of my favorite pieces is a stunning mustard jacket and pant set in the first picture. They’re sold separately and together they’re $346 (without tax, etc) The sexy, lace jumpsuit is sadly sold out! Hopefully it comes back in stock soon! His prices are around $200-$350, find them here. 

I hope you dolls enjoyed this post! Lots of great options out there for your Holiday looks. Stay up to date on my Instagram page and stories @adventures.of.s Happy Saturday! 

XO,

Stephanie

Leopard Love

One of the biggest trends this season is, leopard! I’m sure you’ve seen this print everywhere and on everything! This trend has hit every category from clothing, to shoes, and accessories! I’m a huge fan of animal print, especially when it’s around Fall/Winter with the cooler weather. 

I’ve been looking through manyyy sites to see which brands have some amazing pieces. Literally every brand today has some leopard print and prices vary greatly. Usually for smaller trends I tend to not invest so much into them. I can usually tell when it’s something that will continue through seasons or not.  Instead, I buy from a more affordable brand. That way I don’t feel guilty having to donate that out within a year. I love a bold statement piece, whether that’s a knit or some booties! Scroll down and enjoy some of the amazing pieces I found for you!

 

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Where my petite gals at?! This faux fur beauty is in Petite sizing and it’s $130

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Another huge trend is suiting for women, and with this you’re hitting both right on the target! Leopard and suiting, yes please! It’s $210 at Topshop, you can find your size here.

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Fur pouch anyone? Accessories with a statement! It’s $55 

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I’m personally obsessed with booties, I mean they’re so trendy and comfortable. I’m all about getting some extra height with the comfort of a chunky heel! This beauty is $150

 

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This beauty has metallic Baroque and quilted velvet panels, a Peter Pan collar, and it’s made in India! It’s rather on the expensive side, but it’s a great investment piece you can revive each year. You can find it at Bloomingdale’s for $795

 

PARKER

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Long bell sleeves, a contemporary fit, popular color top from Parker for $248

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA 

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Contoured cat detailing (yes please) in the front, pointed toe, velvet material, and made in Italy! Charlotte Olympia is one of my all time favorite women’s shoe designers!  Bloomingdale’s carries this gem and it’s $510!

 

AQUA CASHMERE 

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These types of printed knits are everywhere, and you can find them in so many different fabrics/colors! This specific one is cashmere from Aqua. It has a distressed look and it’s a part of the 100% Bloomingdale’s collection. It’s currently on sale (yes!) for $138.60 on the Bloomingdale’s website.

I hope you enjoyed this post on the leopard craze and found something you liked! Everything is linked to where I found them and I stated the prices as well, for your ease of searching *wink* What’s your favorite piece from this post? Thanks for stopping by loves!

XO,

Stephanie

 

Shirt dresses forever!

The weather has been pretty cool early mornings and at nights here in LA. We’re still getting mid 80 degrees here during the day though! That hasn’t stopped me from wearing my favorite shirt dresses out. Shirt dresses are so comfortable and easy to throw on and go! They’re the summer rompers to my Fall/Winter wardrobe, haha. Anyone else agree?

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I’ve recently posted an all time favorite of my printed shirt dress on my Instagram, @adventures.of.s but that exact one is no longer available. So, to save the day I went ahead and found you guys some amazing options for shirt dresses to show off this season! I have a variety of brands and price points for you check out! Thank me later 😉

 

ZARA

ZARA SD 2ANIMAL PRINT DRESS DETAILS
$69.90

 

ZARA SD 3GEOMETRIC PRINT TUNIC DETAILS
$99.90

 

ANTHROPOLOGIE

A SDCloth & Stone Ruffled Shirtdress
$148.00

 

A SD 2Miquella Shirtdress
$138.00

 

A SD OLIVEBelted Utility Shirtdress
$128.00

 

BLOOMINGDALES

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Harper Striped Shirt Dress- Originally $88.00 it’s on sale now for $66!

 

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Lauren Ralph Lauren
Twill Shirt Dress- Originally $155, it’s on sale now for $77.50!!

 

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CATHERINE Catherine Malandrino
Stella Sleeveless High/Low Shirt Dress- Originally $68, now on sale for $20.33!! Can you say what a steal?!

 

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Floral-Print Pleated Midi Dress $828.00 (on the more expensive side if you’re feeling risky)

 

BLOOMIES SANDROSandro
Lucila Shirt Dress $450.00

Can you say gorgeous?! This shirt dress is so divine and feminine. I love floral patterns and the shade of berry pink as the main color is a huge hit with this AW18 trends.

LULUS

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LUSH $57

I’m allllll about the chic and comfortable looks, especially for everyday wear or a simple outing. The great part about shirt dresses are that you can dress them up or down. You can be very casual with flip-flops or sandals, or for a party/date night throw on a sexy pair of booties! My favorite is also playing around with a fun hat, belt, and some jewelry to create a full look. Hope you guys enjoyed these links, let me know if you ended up purchasing any! I’d love to know which one you got, and how the fit is for you! Happy weekend loves!

XO,

Stephanie