Off to the Races!

It’s that time of year!
Carolina Cup, Kentucky Derby;
Spring has sprung and the races have begun.
What a way to enjoy the fresh air, the company of friends,
and an elegant sport.

Whether you’re dressed in Lilly
or your favorite vintage frock;
the look is part Southern Belle, part 50’s Housewife – on the rocks.

(Jennifer Circelli hat $28, bracelet $10, Saola copper&brass leaf earrings $68, Banana Republic clutch $22, size 8.5 ZIGIgirl heels $48, size 2 Plenty dress $74)

 

One of our favorite takes is a bit Retro. A halter dress with a full skirt is pretty much universally flattering; and by wearing lighter neutrals and soft green you can flatter your pre-Summer Tan skin.

 

 

 

(Jennifer Circelli hat $34, wire&wood bracelet $6 NEW, Saola Lemon Drop earrings $53, Lauren Merkin handbag $52, size 7.5 Cynthia Vincent heels $78, size 10 J. Crew dress $36)

 

 

If you’re going for more of a Garden Party version, keep the look sleek with a column silhouette. The palest pink shoe makes your legs look longer and adds an element of surprise to the ensemble.

 

 

 

 

 

(H&M hat $8, Lucky Accessories necklace #31, clutch $10, Michael by Michael Kors espadrille $68, size small Cynthia Steffe dress $88)

 

 

If you’re super girly there’s nothing better than gilded espadrilles and a chic pink dress. Who better than Cynthia Steffe to make a comfortable and fashionable crochet dress!

 

 

(Derby hat $28, bangle set $8, earrings $4, Hobo clutch $24, size 8 Kate Spade heels $98, size 8 BCBGMaxazria dress $128 NEW)

 

 

 

If you’re more modern than old-school, go for a bold geometric print. A strip of sequin is not only eye-catching, but slimming! Pile on shimmering accessories with a light and breezy dress for a stunning appearance.

 

 

 

Zebras, Flags, and Bumble Bees

What do they all have in common?

Stripes!

That’s right; the weather is warm and stripes are back.
Gondola uniforms, the American flag, even the different colors of the ocean can be inspiration for the Stripe trend.
Find how you can incorporate the look into your life,
then make it unique through color, accessories,
or by mixing in other prints (stripes + floral = uber cool).

Here’s how we styled stripes…

(Erin Brown Designs tie necklace $55, belt $4, Helen Kaminski hat $58, Miss Sixty flats $38, Vince shirt $22, XCVI skirt $28)

 

When we think of ensembles with stripes, French Riviera comes to mind. Pair navy stripes with a fresh white and a touch of red (lips!). Of course, the look wouldn’t be complete without a straw hat. Channel your inner Coco for trés chic style.

 

 

(Vintage necklace $14, Tila March clutch $86 NEW, Nine West heels $26, size small Lily McNeal sweater $48, size medium Theory dress $48)

 

 

 

If you like the French, but not so literal, take a softer approach. Let out your inner Ballerina with pale pinks and light grays. The colors play well together and offset the sportiness of stripes.

 

 

(Erin Brown Designs earrings $30, Ulla Johnson belt $62 NEW, size 6 Cole Haan loafers $58, Stacia shirt $32, Christina Lehr dress $28)

 

 

If you’re a sporty girl, get influenced by Summer. Umbrellas, beach towels, even the change in depth that affects the ocean’s color can be translated into striped ensembles. Blue and green reflect the mood of the sea, and warm orange leather makes the look pop and reminds you of golden sand. What a way to get pumped for Summer Vacation!

 

(Cassidy Jane earrings $21, size 9.5 Cole Haan flats $76, Chelsea & Violet top $34 NEW, size 30 Stella McCartney jeans $110)

 

For you city girls that prefer concrete and steel over sand and surf, go neutral with stripes. A tone-on-tone color pallet is modern and sleek, and a little metallic adds visual interest to the look. You don’t need color to work the stripe trend, you just need pieces that have impeccable fit and a uniqueness to them. Amongst the brights and neons everyone else will be sporting, you’ll be a breath of fresh air anywhere you go.

 

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This Plenty tank would be perfect with your favorite white jeans. Retails new for $98, but it’s yours for only $48!

What a Way to Brighten Your Day!

The sun is out and the sky is blue,
the flowers are colorful, so why aren’t you?

Spring is the perfect season to let color get the best of you.
With all the birds out and buds on the trees,
use nature as inspiration for your wardrobe.
From the pinks of roses to the bright green of new leaves,
don’t be afraid to mix two or more bold colors (and maybe a floral print)
to make yourself really stand out this season.

(Jill's Jewels necklace $24, Bandolino heels $36 NEW, Liberty of London for Target top $14, size 2 Theory skirt $112 NEW)

 

When we think pink, we think Spring; the weather makes you want to embrace your feminine side. Twirl in skirts and don lightweight fabrics, but don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

 

 

 

(Sydnor Works bangle $15, A.n.a wedges $14, size XS Yumi Kim top $72, Susana Monaco skirt $22)

 

 

 

If you’d rather wear flowers, not look like one, lean toward the other side of the color spectrum. Cool blues and greens feel fresh on a warm day. Keep your look sleek, not fussy, with a jersey-knit skirt and a breezy tank.

 

(Artwear by Natis earrings #30, Stick Stones & Silver brass cuff $48, Delman flats $68, size small Rebecca Taylor top $78, size 4 Trina Turk shorts $88 NEW)

 

 

If you’re the girl to tackle two trends in the same look, this one’s a must. Large or abstract floral prints in warm, sunny shades is an absolutely perfect combination for the season! Just don’t forget to balance out the look with neutral or metallic accessories.

 

 

(Zass Designs earrings $23, Pickles Accessories bangle $38, Piper&Blue flats $10, size small Cynthia Rowley skirt $110, size small Johnny Was shirt $106 NEW)

 

 

For those of you who just don’t dress girly, try to incorporate the style trough accents; throw on a skirt with your button-up, wear flower earrings made of beer cans, and maybe throw in a bow or a bud. If you replace the pink with a deep plum, then mix in blues and greens, the end result is sporty and a little bit sweet.

 

 

Dancin’ in the Rain

With chances of rain in the upcoming week,
and highs in the upper 70’s,
it’s time to get your “Cute on a Rainy Day” outfit together.

But it’s Spring!
So ditch the somber blacks and greys of Winter
and adopt a full-on color approach!

(Thompsie earrings $30, plaid scarf $6, Toss rainboots $16, Irene Allison raincoat $28, Vertigo dress $42)

 

Bright blues and green are being seen all over the shop. Perfect for St. Patty’s and adorable for the season! Take advantage of the heat by sporting a dress with your rain boots—it your legs look thinner!

 

 

(Lucky Accessories earrings $49, Banana Republic clutch $20, J.Crew rainboots $34, size 8 Boden coat $68, small Orla Kiely dress $116 NEW)

 

 

 

On those cool, misty mornings you’ll want a coat light enough toss on when you get out of the car and nicely fold over your arm when you step inside. Pink and brown looks great in geometric prints!

 

 

(Jill's Jewels earrings $16, vintage Jantzen hat $26, size 9 Fluevog boots $98, size 8 Moschino raincoat $248 NEW, Liz Claiborne dress $26)

 

 

If your style is a little more punk, be bold and graphic on a gloomy day. Bright red will cancel out the grey skies and catch the attention of passersby. Try mixing prints like polkadots and stripes in black in white to bring in a Mod influence.

 

 

(Saola smokey quartz earrings $106, Michael Kors rainboots $28, Tuelle raincoat $44, size 4 Frock! dress $142 NEW)

 

 

 

If color just isn’t your thing, at least be shiny. Go for a chic raincoat with an iridescent or metallic finish; it brings out blacks and looks great in a neutral color pallet. Is it rainy on a going-out night? Throw on this look an fight the rain with style!

Get Your Green On!

This Saturday
is
St. Patrick’s Day!
And You know what that means; wearing green, drinking beer, and being with friends.

But what to wear on such a lovely occasion?!
Something green of course,
maybe a touch of orange.
With the weather we’ve been having, maybe something a little flirty.

(Erin Brown Designs necklace $45, vintage 60's handbag $12, size 8 Steve Madden wedge $26, Theory sweater $62, size 6 Leona skirt $98)

 

Our favorite way to wear green is in fresh, Spring shades. White is the perfect compliment to this look, so screw the rule about wearing it before Memorial Day. We love wearing white in texture (knit, raffia, patent leather) to off-set large areas of color or print.

 

(Jill's Jewels necklace $24, Orla Kiely handbag $78, Fioni heels $12, size medium Trina Turk jacket $112 NEW, Chaiken Profile dress $68)

 

 

 

 

If drinking with friends is how you celebrate, go for earth-tones to make the look more casual. A hint of orange is unexpected and oh-so Irish.

 

 

(Sydnor Works bracelets $18 & $15, Dooney & Bourke handbag $54, Delman flats $68, CPS shirt $6, size 4 Lilly Pulitzer skirt $32)

 

 

 

If a family picnic is more your setting, this garden-theme skirt is perfect! Be whimsical and fun on St. Patricks day, it’s a time to celebrate life and family no matter what your heritage!

 

 

(Saola Designs quartz earrings $36, Lodis tote $98, Cole Haan sandals $52, Kate Spade cardigan $76, size 2 Kate Spade dress $112)

 

 

 

If meeting for brunch and classy parties is more your scene, go for green and blue. The color combo is so hot for spring and boy have we seen it everywhere in the shop. Festive, flirty, fierce.

 

 

 

 

***Revolver Online Pick of the Week***

 

 

 

 

 

Just in! New Diesel blet in dayglow green – $22

Monochrome.

While reading the latest Vogue,
we found ourselves paying more attention to the ads than the articles.
The Spring/Summer’12 lines are just too wonderful!
From multi-colored sandals to Modern maxi dresses;
we couldn’t get enough.
Our favorite trend, however, is the Monochromatic.
An outfit composed of one color in varying tints and shades, and maybe a neutral. But for spring it’s not just any color; it’s pastels, beiges, and grays.

Givenchy, Spring/Summer 2012

The new way to rock a monochromatic color scheme is with sleek, clean lines. Minimal with a hint of 90’s Calvin Kline. You can still layer, but do so with lighter-weight fabrics that are cut closer to the body. Here are some of our favorite color-ways.

(Scarf $16, Jill's Jewels bracelet $18, Dooney & Bourke wallet $22, size 9 Kate Spade sling-backs $88, size 8 Lafayette blazer $138, size 8 Talbots top $18, size 8 Benetton skirt $18)

 

If you’re inspired by old-school Calvin, stick to light neutrals with texture in the textile. Toss on some gold and silver jewelry (it’s okay to mix!) to add some shine.

 

 

 

(Erin Brown earrings $20, Lauren Merkin handbag $52, size 8 Mossimo heels $6, size 4 Rebecca Taylor blazer $158 NEW, size 4 Rebecca Taylor top $44, size 2 Polecci skirt $168 NEW)

 

 

 

If you like the idea of “blush”, or a really pale pink, but are wary of light colors, opt for “dusty rose”. It’s easier to wear and looks great with warm neutral accents.

 

 

 

(Necklace $28, Dooney & Bourke handbag $98,size 8.5 Nine West heels $36, size 4 Benetton jacket $26, Michael Stars shirt $18, size 4 Gap pants $16)

 

 

 

Pink not your color? Go for green. Pastel, pale, or mossy shades remind you of the new growth that appears in Spring. It’s refreshing! Find pieces with a slight sheen to avoid dull-looking hues.

 

 

 

(J. Bird earrings $25, size 7.5 J. Crew heels $120 NEW, Kate Spade handbag $118, size 6 Wendy Hill blazer $98 NEW, size 6 Ann Taylor shirt $22, size 8 Ann Taylor pants $22)

 

 

Gray is the other hot neutral of the season. Pantone has dubbed it “Driftwood” and it’s way better than black for Summer. Try silver, charcoal, or the palest gray you can find. By focusing on the shade and the silhouette of the garment you can create a look that’s sophisticated and cool, without being cold and drab.

 

 

 

Check out Pantone’s other Spring/Summer ’12 color trends for more Monochromatic inspiration!

All the Good Girls go Wild!

Unleash your inner animal!
Wild prints are a great way to look fierce without trying too hard.
If it’s just a plash on a shoe or a head-to-toe look, you can’t go wrong when you’re inspired by the Animal Kingdom.

An unexpected color can add sophistication to spots;
while a monochromatic color scheme (more on that Friday!) can make a mixture of prints feel whole.
You don’t need an excuse to wear animal print,
so break it out!

(Good Girls Studio earrings $28, Lodis wallet $52, Saks Fifth Ave kitten heel $28, Closet cardigan $28, Brooks Brother camisole $16, Joe's jeggings $28)

Leopard and Cheetah are typically reserved for a night out on the prowl. Tap in to your inner panther with an all black ensemble. A dash of print gets the party going.

(Good Girls Studio earrings $32, Buzz by Jane Fox handbag $34, Dolce & Gabbana heels $188, Haute Hippie dress $228)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you go out looking for all the attention, turn to a bold color. Being daring will surely turn a head and the draping on this Haute Hippie dress will make your body look fierce!

(Cassidy Jane earrings $23, Furla handbag $98, LAMB heels $108, Michael Kors top $118, Banana Republic skirt $14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

But just because the sun isn’t down doesn’t mean you can’t be a little wild. Snakeskin is so chic for the office. Go a little safari with khaki and feathers but keep it sleek in silhouette.

(Good Girls Studio earrings $32, Talbots kitten heel $30, Felix Rey handbag $78, H&M top $6, Paula Frani pants $68)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those feeling ferocious, try mixing a few different animal prints. By keeping all the prints in a neutral color pallet the look is tamed down and wearable. This is the time to have fun with accessories and keep the garments as slim as possible.

You go, Wild Thang!