Right now, I’m absolutely smitten with pastel-centric color palettes, especially the combination of minty greens and pale peaches. Besides the fact that it sounds like a yummy dessert/snack (sliced peaches & mint tea? no? am I the only one that has food on my mind constantly?), this color combination is feminine and sweet and quintessentially spring.
So pretty much, I wish I was wearing a pleated mint green skirt and peach blouse while filling my mint green and peach Ikea storage boxes with awesome coffee table books and knick knacks.
[Images via Pinterest via Elle.com and Ikea]
The accessories in this gift guide are perfect for your fashion-loving girlfriend/friend/lover/bff/sister who find inspiration in the quirky, colorful, and always effortlessly chic style of street style blogs*. An unexpected accessory with a pop of color is exactly what they need! Trust me, they will be totally smitten with a cozy, bright snood or …gasp… Proenza Schouler on the cheap??? BRB…fainting.
- Red Snood Dogg, Wool and the Gang,$95
- Field Notes Notebooks, Letterbox Co., $5
- Nail Polish in Fiesty, Topshop, £5
- Mochila Wallet, Proenza Schouler, $145
- Double Finger Metal Feather Ring, ASOS, $13.79
- The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman, Amazon, $16.50
- Elizabeth and James Fairfax Sunglasses, Madison, $185
- Griffith Suede Bag, Madewell, $168
- Thomas Paul Luddite 13″ Laptop Sleeve, Velocity, $56
*See some of my favorite street style bloggies here.
As many of you know, we are in the thick of Fashion Week. New York was two weeks ago, London was last week, Milan is right now, and Paris is just around the corner. As much as I’m dying over all the new spring designs, I’m even more head-over-heels in love with the pre- and post-show street style that has become a whole other component of Fashion Week these last few seasons.
Though there are tons of street photographers around town, Tommy Ton, Style.com‘s resident street style photographer, really focuses on the beautiful colors and overstated accessories that run wild outside the tents. His photos are out-of-this-world gorgeous.
Scrolling through Style.com‘s images, I love seeing how trends are incorporated in the real world, from the leopard prints to the olive greens to those amazing neon nails. These are some of my favorites:
For more amazing images from the Spring 2011 shows (courtesy of Tommy Ton), go to Style.com. They post new photos daily!
[Images via Style.com]
Lately, I’ve been spending all of my free time scrolling through visually-inspiring blogs. And by that, I mean blogs that focus primarily on beautiful, whimsical images and exquisite photography. I swear, I could stare at pretty photos all day long. They have become my number 1 source for inspiration, whether it be getting dressed in the morning, thinking of new recipes, or virtually decorating an apartment.
Below are some of my favorite visually-inspiring blogs, ranging from street style, food, design, and hybrids (a little of everything…fashion/food/decor/crafts).
JAK & JIL
CANNELLE ET VANILLE
BECAUSE IM ADDICTED
COCO + KELLEY
EAT DRINK CHIC
LACE & TEA
WIT & DELIGHT
THIS IS GLAMOROUS
What are your favorite blogs to find inspiration?
P.S. If you are wondering why I didn’t include any fashion-centric and/or personal style blogs, it’s because my list of favorites is far too long and I just couldn’t cut it down! That’s a whole other blog post altogether.
[Image via design*sponge]
Yesterday, Garance Doré (one of my absolute favorite bloggers/illustrators/photographers) posted this photo of her friend in Paris:
I am completely and totally obsessed with this outfit. From the platform mary janes to the lace-patterened tights to the menswear-inspired shirtdress to the black & white polka dot hair bow! Everything!! I even love that umbrella. I printed this photo and it’s now proudly hanging on my wall. It’s the quintessential mixture of Blair Waldorf and Parisian street chic. In the wise words of Rachel Zoe, I DIE!
[Image via Garance Doré]