it has been a loooooong winter.  it is starting to affect my motivation level.  i need a quick jump start.  you probably do too.


studdedhearts, ffffound 


cowgirl junkie.

western wear is as timeless as america itself.  the iconic image of ranchers in rolled plaid shirts is now translated for us cowgirl junkies-- and just in time for spring.  try a tailored or shrunken [my personal preference] plaid button down with cut off denim for an easy, classic warm-weather pairing.  to keep it from getting too rodeo-- try minnetonkas over cowboy boots.  here are some options to help tie it all together:




 shopthelook: stevenalan, jbrand, alexanderwang, viviennewestwood, minnetonka, frye [netaporter.com]
images: fashiongonerogue


give me liberty prints, or give me death...

ah!  if my dream fashion could be described in two words, 70's summer would do it justice.  i imagine i have long unkempt blonde hair and am running through tall grass in a white gauze dress bursting with small ditsy florals.... which is maybe why liberty prints jump start my heart a bit.  or a lot.  okay, a lot.  florals will never go out of style for me-- nor will i let them be defined by 80's tragedies [no... florals do not make me think of laura ashley.]  they make me think of freedom.  go on-- get free.


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floral inspiration:  fashiongonerogue, studdedhearts, stockholmstreetstyle
shop the look: erdem, stella mccartney, dolce and gabbana [netaporter.com]; joie, alice & olivia [shopbop.com]; stella mccartney, marc jacobs [netaporter.com]


elle norway.

this is one of the prettiest spreads i've seen in a long time.  leave it to norway..... and elle. 




sweet tooth

there is nothing like pastels to bring me back to easter holidays as a child.  the sweetness of jelly beans and robin's eggs.  okay-- maybe i just think about easter candy, but it makes me nostalgic nonetheless.  this spring, however, there is nothing sweet about pastels-- at least not trotting down a runway.  inspired by the s/s 2010 collections by Michael Kors and Calvin Klein, pastels are reinvented-- soft, whispery yellows, pinks, blues and lavenders juxtaposed on modern silhouettes and graphic cuts.  this 'aint your mom's pastel. 


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have a little bit of a sweet tooth, but not ready to completely indulge?  try introducing pastels into your wardrobe through accessories:

inspiration: style.com
shopthelook: alice+olivia halter, temperley london grecian dress in seafoam green, miumiu billfold, louboutin flats, acne ballet-inspired dress [netaporter.com]
photoabove: studdedhearts


nude, nude, nude

no, not that kind of nude-- you dirty birds.  nude, "the color that almost isn't", has made its way back onto the runway and reclaimed its' name [after that horrible stint in the 80's as the pantyhose color of choice by working women and flash-dancers everywhere].  and, as like most things-- nudes have Chloe's s/s 2010 collection to thank for the come back.  to try it, you'll have to be daring-- as this color is best pulled off in a full monochromatic look.  but.... once you go nude, you never go back. 

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inspiration: fashiongonerogue
shopthelook: preen dress, louboutin heels, miumiu bag, chloe silk blouse, thakoon jumpsuit [available on netaporter.com]