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What’s that they say about cocktail hour—it’s 5 o’clock somewhere? It must be someone’s birthday too, right? Let our Gifted posts point you in the direction of stylish presents all year long.

 

Inspired by the idea of spring in the city in the era of automats and leaving it all to Beaver and June, we’re feeling like paring it all down—though not at the expense of looking chic and being current, of course. Let’s assume the friends and loved ones in your life are having a similar moment, one where lightweight tote bags are wonderfully catch-all and classic patterns are given purpose and punch.

 

kate spade new york newspaper print canvas tote | Alexander McQueen Card Case | BP. Paisley Tassel-Trim Scarf

 

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How fitting that on a cold NYC morning of a mere 9 degrees, we found ourselves backstage at kate spade new york, where the models were made to look like girls going on a chic winter walk.

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Clara said she loves layering for fall. I couldn’t agree more! Autumn is the best season for mixing textures and piling on accessories. Clara’s voluminous scarf and chunky knit sweater had me pining for cooler temperatures. Meanwhile, her casual skirt and white tennis shoes are firmly planted in summer, making this a perfectly balanced transitional look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Pink Scarves | White Knit Sweaters | White Sneakers

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I’m pretty sure Lise could wear a burlap sack and make it look like a million bucks. That said, this stunning lady went quite a few steps beyond burlap and wowed with a super trendy style.

Gingham is such a major print this year—and the bigger and bolder the pattern, the better! Her patchwork denim jacket is the perfect urban-casual pairing, while her white crop top lets the statement pieces shine. I can’t wait to try out this look when I get home from Fashion Week!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Denim Jackets | Printed Pants | High-Heeled White Sandals

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BLANKNYC Mixed Media Denim Jacket | Band of Outsiders Plaid Pants | kate spade new york White Leather Sandal

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Sahar is all about understated, modern glamour. Her palette and print are contemporary, but her styling and simple elegance have a vintage appeal. Lincoln Center is full of over-the-top fashion, so when you see an example of subtle style, it truly stands out. You look stunning, Sahar!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Black Crop Tops | High-Waisted Black Midi Skirts | Classic Black Pumps

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Parisian ladies do love to add a touch of the unexpected to their feminine looks! This gorgeous gal’s look is so chic, but her prints and draped bomber jacket add just the right amount of individuality to her outfit. I love the cut and drape of her dress, and that floral Prada bag is highly covetable.

xo,
Crystal

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Black & White Printed Dresses | Bomber Jackets | Pearl Collar Necklaces

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Milly Print Dress | Topshop Bomber Jacket | kate spade new york Glass Pearl Necklace

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Pernille has that effortlessly cool aesthetic that is so enviable in the Danish. This statuesque beauty has tackled everything from fashion magazines to modeling to her own blog (Look de Pernille). She has great taste and an eye for emerging trends.

I love her oversized fits and textural pairing. The thick knit jumper hints at the season to come, and the full leather skirt is one of fall’s hottest ticket items. Her red accessories vamp up the look and add some nice pops of color.

xo,
Crystal

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Leather Skirts | Plaid Scarves | Red Patent Pumps

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Theory ‘Gelsey Prud’ Leather Skirt | Burberry Scarf | kate spade new york ‘jive’ pump

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Fashion Week has jumpsuit fever, and I am totally loving it! Jessie’s military-inspired one-piece is light and loose, and perfect for an afternoon fashion presentation. This blogger babe (Style & Pepper) understands the power of accessories, and her studded heels and snakeskin bag add a tough-girl edge to the look.

xo,
Crystal

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Snakeskin Handbags | Jumpsuits| Studded Pumps

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Brahmin Snakeskin Handbag | RBL Military Jumpsuit | Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Sandal

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Rachel is just about the sweetest girl ever! This lady behind Pink Peonies is back on our blog and rocking her new look. Rachel loves feminine silhouettes, but I like how she’s mixed in a little rock ‘n’ roll this season. It’s great to see a girl experiment with trends yet stay true to her personal aesthetic. I’m definitely putting Rachel on my style-stalking list!

xo,
Crystal

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kate spade new york ‘2 park avenue beau’ handbag | Leather Pencil Skirts | Designer Shoe Trend: Back to Black

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kate spade new york ‘2 park avenue beau’ handbag | Classiques Entier Leather Skirt | Valentino ‘Punkouture Rockstud’ Pump

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The search for inspiration has to be one of the best parts of being a fashion designer—this is particularly true with kate spade new york‘s spring 2014 collection, themed around creative director Deborah Lloyd’s trips to romantic European cities.

Vintage-style lemon prints signify warm afternoons spent strolling the markets of Capri. Racing stripes and speedometer bags hint at Monaco’s storied Grand Prix (“I just can’t resist fast cars and cute drivers,” she writes in the show program). And, of course, Parisian touches appear left and right, from chic little red dresses to swirling prints inspired by vintage wrought iron doors—all well-suited for your next journey across the pond.

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Love the manicure!

Brad Goreski, of Bravo’s “It’s a Brad Brad World,” styled the presentation.

kate spade new york creative director Deborah Lloyd, wearing pieces from her new collection.

Mary O’Regan

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