As I mentioned on Friday, the Peter Pilotto for Target collaboration has arrived! Fabulous high fashion in the most exquisite prints are available for us at a fraction of the price. Seriously, get it now before it sells out and will only be available on ebay for 5 times the price! Peter Pilotto are an amazing design duo out of London who are all about incredible cuts and incredible prints, and usually sells from just under $1k and up… Peter Pilotto’s collaboration with Target has been the talk of the fashion world and every editor, blogger and stylist have been fighting to get their hands on these items… Every piece is gorgeous and, wait for it, under $100 – most of it under $50! Check out some of my favorite pieces from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection – and click on any picture to take you there and shop away!!!
Its shop the look sunday time again, but this week I wanted to take a moment to illustrate how to wear the latest trends. Basically, I’m taking some of the top trends that I have featured this week and giving you two outfits with the same item which will take you from desk to date and then from the park to brunch. So., for example, take the same graphic print skirt and pair it with a simple tee and sandals and it can easily take you from the park with the kids to brunch with the ladies (give or take some jewels) and then another option when we take that same skirt and let it take you from the office to off for the evening. Wearability is key – so when you purchase an item you want to make sure it is flexible enough to meet all your fashion needs – so let me show you some great ideas on how to wear the latest trends.
Kids are expensive and yes, we have to make plenty of sacrifices… Lucky for us, just because we don’t have as much disposable income doesn’t mean we have to skimp on personal style. There is just SO much amazing fashion under 100 dollars to keep us looking chic on a budget! In fact, February 9th, another major high end meets the masses collaboration is making its debut – Peter Pilotto for Target… Mark it on your calendar’s people – not since Isabel Marant for H&M have fashionistas been in such a tizzy to get their hands on something… Peter Pilotto are a design duo based in the UK who are renowned for their incredible silhouettes and other worldly prints. Ordinarily their designs start around $1k so this is pretty major, so stay tuned for some incredible fashion for under 100 dollars from their Target collection! In the meantime, check out some of the other amazing clothes, accessories and jewelry that will make you look like a million dollars without breaking the bank!
and stay tuned for February 9th… Peter Pilotto for Target… Get your print on!
The peasant blouse is both simple yet chic and beautiful. There’s a nostalgia about it – a peasant blouse always take me back to my childhood when my mom would dress me in smocked dresses (which she would make herself) and little embroidered blouses which seemed to highlight my greek heritage… There is a bohemian simplicity to the look which allows it to be referential yet still very modern. The peasant blouse will always be popular among women and children because its comfortable, sweet and feminine without being overly fussy. Its timeless and while it may have been what my Greek ancestors wore on a little island over a hundred years ago, it is also what I wear today. Whether I’m running errands or going out for dinner – its universal appeal has never wavered. You really can’t tell whether a peasant blouse was bought from Barneys or on the side of a road in Spain. In fact, you will find that a lot of designers who feature a peasant blouse in their collections were inspired from their travels. Its funny to think back to the peasant blouses of my childhood and see that those tops are still as ever present in the kids market today. I love the boho baby look an the peasant blouse is the easiest way to accomplish the look. Of course, for little boys, it may be more about the fabric, the fit or overall feel – clearly there is not a huge market for boys blouses, but check out some of my favorite peasant blouses for us and our mini-me’s!
First the peasant blouse for us:
For our little ladies:
And boho tops for our little boys…
Great leather jackets never go out of fashion. They’re the perfect item to have in every wardrobe to give you that extra warmth as well as that extra bit of style. I’m sure most of us have acquired at least one leather jacket – but I’m not talking about the classic one in black…. I’m talking about show stopping leather jackets that AREN’T black. Just in time for spring (and the eventual end to the polar vortex) leather jackets are everywhere and they are in the most amazing colors – from safer browns and treys to white, light pink and various other dusty colors. They’re soft, supple and gorgeous! The brilliant thing about a great leather jacket that’s classic and beautiful is that, while it might be one of the most expensive things in your wardrobe, it will also be the item you wear the most and for the longest. These leather jackets aren’t just an extra layer – they are the final touch to a perfect outfit.
One of the most classic and ever present trends is the nautical look – its clean, polished, elegant and and overall effortless classic. I recently did a post on stripes and thought I needed to follow it up with a nod to nautical accessories. There are just so many beautiful options out there that can add that extra bit of something special to your look. Nautical accessories don’t have to be all anchors and rope – the sailor vibe can be accomplished with something striped or a simple as anything red, white and/or blue color. The look feels fresh, yet safe and easy to wear. Nautical accessories will always be in vogue because by their very simplicity are definitively chic. Of course, for our little ones, nautical accessories just give their look that preppy polish that’s so incredibly cute and perfect for the spring time ahead. I can never get enough of babies and kids in a nautical look – its sweet, innocent and equally cute for little boys and girls. So check out some of my favorite nautical accessories: tote bags, sandals, wedges, espadrilles and so much more for both you and your little ones.
First, nautical accessories for us:
And nautical accessories for our little ones:
That’s right, my birthday is just a week away and as a consolation prize (a prize to console me about getting a year older) I’m hoping for some fabulous shoes to lift my spirits! Its not every day I turn 27 (wink wink – I’d also like to lose a decade for my birthday) and it’s good to want things – so I wanted to share with you some of the fabulous shoes that are new, fresh, and might one day be mine… These are the aspirational shoes – the, are these shoes or are they art? shoes. These are the fabulous shoes that people will be talking about around the water cooler tomorrow (well, if you work at Conde Nast anyway). Yes they’re insanely expensive and beyond impractical, but these are collectors items, these are show stoppers, these are the type of shoes that made me fall in love with fashion… Check out some of the amazingly fabulous shoes that would make Carrie Bradshaw sweat (and your kids might think they’re pretty cool too)!
I had to throw in a few more of the Charlotte Olympia’s because she is really having so much fun with her designs – and again, your kids would get a proper kick out of these shoes. From candy to ice cream to mermaids to everything under the sea, Charlotte Olympia isn’t just referential she’s created some fabulous shoes that unapologetically go there. They’re crazy and e and special and shoe lovers can’t help but be amazed…
Prints prints prints are everywhere! Graphic prints, which can be anything from an exact photo print to an abstract illustration, is super popular right now! The technology designers have now make these graphic prints incredibly real, beautiful and unique. Whether the print is hyper realistic or a more vague interpretation its almost a way of wearing art. Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy has been sending these graphic prints down the runway for several years now and those designs instantly become the must haves for every fashionista and Mary Katrantzou became and instant designer when she first debuted enormous jewelry prints in her debut collection. Whether you call it, trompe l’oeil, photo print, graphic prints – one thing is for sure – these printed pieces are attention grabbing, special and on every one’s must have list. Of course, our children have been wearing graphic prints all along begging the question of whether the appeal of a poppy print comes from our childhood and who’s influencing who? Graphic prints are fierce, fabulous and fun – they can be referential, exquisite, ironic or just humorous. Regardless, they are statement pieces and something special that everyone should have in their closet. Remember, the key with pulling off a crazy print is to keep everything else simple – one of these stunning printed pencil skirts with a classic black tee and blazer for the office, or one of these fun graphic print tops with jeans to the park… Here are some of my favorite graphic prints from us and our little ones…
First, graphic prints for us:
And graphic prints for our little ones:
Maternity Monday is all about finding the most amazing maternity clothes for you expectant moms out there to get you through pregnancy. For 9 months (and beyond) your body is not your own – its changing every day which makes getting dressed in the morning incredibly challenging. Comfort is key, but you still want to maintain your personal style and look great, so I want to take this moment to share some amazing maternity clothes for styling that beautiful baby bump! This is one of the most special times in your life – nothing is more magical than watching your belly grow – try to enjoy the time and show of your new shape in some of these amazing maternity clothes, and take lots of pictures – your skin and hair looks gorgeous right now!
Shop the look sunday is all about how to style the various trends I have featured during the week. This week I really went back to the basics – classic trends that are clean, effortless and wearable. Maternity monday this week was all about non maternity clothes which, due to cut and fabric, could be worn throughout pregnancy and beyond. Other classic trends I featured included distressed denim and the perfect tee – these trends are super simple but incredibly stylish! Finally, I focused on the importance of accessories – they can transform simple outfits into incredible ones and take one look from desk to date… Check out some of my style suggestions and click the pics so that you can shop the look!