Pretty-In-Pastels

Hope everyone had a blessed and beautiful Easter Sunday!  Today’s fashion post takes inspiration from the soft and sweet candy hues of our most recent holiday – pastels!  We are already seeing pastels as one of the biggest trends this year, and with spring and summer (almost) here, it doesn’t look like it’s going to fade out anytime soon.

Pastels can be incorporated with almost any color.  The light, delicious hues range from blush pink, pale yellow, sweet sorbets, lavender to mint and seafoam green, to baby blue. They are indeed, very ladylike, however pastels can be worn by anyone, even if you don’t consider yourself to be a “girly-girl”.

Here are some wardrobe ensembles you can put together, whether you’re just beginning to add a touch of soft colors in your wardrobe or you’re a fashion diva experimenting with color blocking.

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Anson Asymmetric Stretch-Ponte Mini Dress, TIBI
Alexia Suede and Leather Shoulder Bag, M2Malletier
Jurassic Rose Fan Station Necklace, Lele Sadoughi
Keenan Block-Heel Sandals, Charles by Charles David

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Cutout Hammered-Crepe Top, Michael Michael Kors
Scalloped Crepe Shorts, Madewell
Crystal & Gemstone Daydreamer Earring, Isabella Tropea
Harper Crossbody Bag, Tory Burch
Lafayette Loafers, Diane von Furstenberg

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Wool-Blend Cardigan, Vince
Pointed Toe Pump, V Italia
Crepe Blouse, Atos Lombardini
Pleated Tulle Skirt, H&M
Rayne Pendant Necklace, Kendra Scott
Gancini Crossbody Bag, Salvatore Ferragamo

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Le Skinny De Jeanne Jackwood Stagger Hem Jeans, FRAME
Bomber Jacket, H&M
Chuck Taylor All Stars Dainty Sneaker, Converse
Cotton Drawstring Backpack, Baggu
Women’s Aloha Forever Hat, Billabong
Marled linen-jersey Tank, MAJESTIC

Hope these ideas inspired you to mix and match your candy colored wardrobe pieces!

 

Love,

Honey

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Marc Jacobs’ Honey

I received an email from Nordstrom this morning introducing a new fragrance by Marc Jacobs, named Honey. I remember coming across an article from WWD a few months ago (maybe May) about this, and I was so excited about it because of the name 😉 of course it became less of a priority, so I forgot about it until today.

Long story short, for those who haven’t been updated, the whimsical and vibrant fragrance Honey by Marc Jacobs was officially launched exclusively at Sephora in July, then Bloomingdales in August, followed by the rest of other department stores in September, thus explaining Nordstrom’s announcement.

It looks so bright and fun! Just looking at the bottle makes you feel happy & good inside.

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“Honey by MARC JACOBS is a sunny delicious floral – energetic and alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth. The fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear brightened with a splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. At the heart of the fragrance is orange blossom, a note of sparkling femininity that mingles with nectars of honeysuckle and peach. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.” -marcjacobs.com

I looked through YouTube for a commercial of the fragrance, and I have to say, it was the cheesiest, cutest commercial I’ve watched in a while. Seriously, you judge for yourself…

Too cute!!! The song “We Go Well Together” by Goldheart suits it perfectly! I especially love the screenshot below:

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Nordstrom is selling the fragrance for $52 (1.7 oz) and $92 (3.4 oz)

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I may stop by Nordstrom to check it out. Although I am usually a fan of muskier and sweeter fragrance, rather than the floral and fresh scent, I just might give it a try and have date with Honey.

Love,
(the real) Honey 😉

Pre-Fall Collection: 21st Century Victorian Doll

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated with the Victorian era- lace, stationary, books, corsets, skirts, dresses, anything with bustles and ruffles, and of course, the beautiful porcelain dolls.

We’ve always seen Victorian inspired fashion on the catwalk, although besides making extravagant appearances, being worn by A-list celebs on the red carpet during award ceremonies, the trend haven’t really affected the mass population…..yet.

Victor & Rolf’s Pre-Fall 2012 Collection takes inspiration from the Victorian age, keeping the era’s elegance and sophistication but with a darker, more mysterious feel. The line, inspired by Victorian dolls is still relevant to the modern woman. Maintaining a warm color palette, the silhouettes are either flowy or structured, in luxurious fabrics such as tulle, lace, silk satin and velvet. Victorian elements like ruffles, fringes, bows and high necklines are prominent in the collection.

Below are some photos of my favorite ensembles from the collection, courtesy of style.com

What do you think?

Like it, love it, or leave it?

Love,
Honey