Trend Spotting

Trend Spotting: Bohemian Spring

Spring has almost sprung, and in anticipation of the upcoming season, I’ve been keeping up with all the soon-to-be trends. One trend I’ve seen a lot of is the whole “carefree, boho babe” trend. So, of course, I just had to show you some of the key essentials you’ll need to transform yourself into a Bohemian Princess this spring.

1. Printed Pants

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2. Floppy Hats

 

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3. Khaki

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4. Layered Necklaces

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5. Duster Cardigans

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And there ya’ have it! All the pieces you’ll need to become a trendy, bohemian fashionista (because who wouldn’t want that?) this spring.

Yours truly,
Caroline

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Trend Spotting: Pretty In Pink


Pink isn’t just a color, it’s a lifestyle. “Happiness,” “femininity,” “confidence,” “bubbly” and “empowerment” are just a few of the many words that come to mind when I think pink. Since pink is my power color, I love incorporating it into my everyday wardrobe.

Here are just a few of my fave pink ensembles:

Look 1

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Look 2

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Look 3

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Yours truly,
Caroline

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It’s been a while since I took out the polishes and painted my teeny tiny nails, so I thought I’d spare you lovelies my horrid nail painting and instead show you some of my favorite nail trends for the early months of 2015:

White Nails
I love the simple and clean look of white nails. They’re bound to match your outfit and look hella fresh.

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Beige Nails
Beige, nude and neutral polishes will always be a staple. Like white, they match anything and everything. Plus, you can go for more pinky hues to add a feminine touch, or camel colors for an everyday basic.

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Nail Decals
As I was perusing the Nordstrom website, I was happily surprised to find these supercute nail decals. If you’re someone who loves extra detail on nails, but hasn’t mastered the skill yet: Have no fear, adorable nail decals are here! (And they can even be used as temporary tattoos.)

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xo ॐ – Amber

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From feminine and sophisticated  to urban sporty, it looks like New Balances will find their way onto every kind of girls’ feet this season. It seems fashion has a way of repeating itself, and I’d say NB’s have made a comeback. One thing I love about them (besides comfort, of course!), are their gorgeous colors. Plum, maroon, navy and spotted gray are just a few of my favorites.

Here’s how I like to style my New Balances:

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New Balance ‘420’ Sneaker | Jeans | Top | Flannel | Jacket

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xo ॐ – Amber

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Happy New Year, lovelies! Before jumping into the whole “new year, new me” attitude, I’d thought I’d reflect on this past year and share with y’all all the fashion, beauty, and random favorites that got me through 2014. Enjoy!

1. Floral Dresses
Dresses+floral print=my weakness! Looking back on 2014, this girly silhouette was definitely my go-to clothing item of choice.

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2. Tea
I think it’s pretty safe to say that ALL the bloggers are obsessed with tea. Plum-passion fruit, extra-sweetened, please!

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3. Boots and Knee Socks
It’s pretty self-explanatory why I’ve been lovin’ rocking this totes adorbz combo.

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4. Pink Eyeshadow
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most knowledgeable when it comes to makeup. But pink shimmery eyeshadow was one thing I could be seen sporting almost every day.

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5. Statement Necklaces
Pretty sure most of y’all could have guessed this one. I mean, just look at any and all of my posts, haha. 🙂

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6. Blue Nail Polish
I laavveeee any shade of nail polish, but this cool tone took the cake in 2014.

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7. Flannels
Whether worn own their own or bundled up between layers, flannels were (and still are) a fashion essential.

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8. Fashion Bloggers
Since I’m a blogger, I of course have my fair share of blogger crushes! My number-one blogger inspiration for this past year was Gal Meets Glam. Between her impeccable style, amazing travels, and to-die-for photography,  Julia is everything I aspire to be.

I’d love to know what some of your must-haves for 2014 were, so leave me a comment down below.

Yours truly,
Caroline

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The Top 3 Trends of 2014

Helloooooo, 2015! This is going to take some getting used to. Am I the only one who occasionally (actually quite frequently) still writes 2013 on school papers? Anyway, 2014 is officially over, but before we become completely absorbed in the new year, I’d like to reflect on a few of my favorite trends from 2014.

1. Faux Fur
This might be one of the biggest trends for 2014. I remember being ecstatic this past fall when BP. came out with tons and tons of faux-fur scarves. All the furry jackets, vests and gilets made me quite happy, too. Caroline jumped right on this trend and styled fur flawlessly in her Fabulous in Faux Fur post.

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2. Bohemian Girl – Sun & Shadow
I was stoked to learn about the new line, Sun & Shadow. The free-spirited boho look was huge this year and I have no doubt it will stick around for spring 2015.

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3. Athleisure
At first I was skeptical about athletic wear for an everyday look, but Bella’s Sporty in September posts totally changed my mind. By the end of the year, I found myself mixing athletic pieces into my outfits on the regular

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Now let’s see what 2015 has to bring. Happy new year!

xo ॐ – Amber

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Trend Spotting: Oversized Jackets

Lately I have noticed that the oversized, boxy cut is taking over all aspects of clothing. Lightweight boyfriend jackets have become a major fashion statement, and I found two from ASTR that I particularly love.

1. This jacket is just above knee-length, and has an oversized blazer cut.

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ASTR Floral Textured Jacket

2.   This coat feels more like a extra-long cardigan, since it doesn’t have any lapels.

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ASTR Plaid Long Coat

Check out more clothing pieces by ASTR.

Mahal,
Bella

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Trend Spotting: Capes

I remember the days back in middle school when I’d watch “Gossip Girl” and admire how classy Blair Waldorf was. One year I bought a poncho because it reminded me of her. Little did I know that a cape was what she wore. Now they are back and all over the streets!

I have always wished I had a cape to wear to the Heathman for high tea. Now I can at least have the cape, even if I can’t make it to the Heathman.

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Trina Turk Cape

Throw on a cape to add an instant lift to dressed-down staples like a denim skirt and winter tights.

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Topshop Cape

Mahal,
Bella

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The Alexa Chung Movement

Alert! Alert! it’s sweeping the nation and highly contagious!

Okay, not actually. But beachy bobs and simplistic makeup have become quite the trend and I like to credit this to the oh-so-glamourous Alexa Chung. Her favorite fall look is an oversized turtleneck sweater with slim fitting pants—usually monochrome.

One of the girls at my latest Fashion Board meeting looked just like a protégé of AC, so naturally I had to snap a pic for you:

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She is not only rocking the long bob, but also a sweater and pants following the monochrome trend.

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Oversized Turtleneck | Cigarette Pants

Mahal,
Bella

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Trend Spotting: The Turtleneck


Every year there seems to be an argument over one clothing item: turtlenecks. Some love them and some hate them. Those who love them probably already know that the high neck is huge this season. It’s making appearances as a looser cowl in knit fabrics and the classic thermal. For those who are still unsure about the turtleneck, here’s a little lookbook to hopefully inspire a little love.:)

Mod
For a simple modern look, pair a classic turtleneck with a leather mini and black flats. The ribbed fabric also adds some subtle texture. Also, I’m utterly obsessed with polka dot tights.

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Boho
This second look is much looser than the first look. If you have a more bohemian style, wear your favorite harem pants and a loose, chunky turtleneck. Printed or even plain black harem pants would work here.

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Cozy
This last look is probably what I’ll wear on Christmas day if I don’t end up slipping into an ugly Christmas sweater. I love this oversized turtleneck because it feels like a cozy blanket. I also added an intricate necklace; don’t be afraid to add necklaces or accessories with your turtleneck!

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Happy fall!

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Happy Fall!

xo ॐ – Amber

 

 

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