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Forever 21 Spring 2012 Collection

What can you expect for Spring from Forever 21? A kaleidoscope of trends of course. At the Spring 2012 Collection preview, the collection was featured in vingettes, each representing the trends we can expect to see this season – Sixties Doll, Retro Revival, Military (I believe it was called Rebel) and chic Tea Room. A variety of looks were featured in bold floral prints, bold colors, airy chiffon, lace, polka dots, color-blocking, graphic t-shirts and jeans, peter pan collar (more on that trend another time), edgy embellishments, etc.

I’ve always been a fan of Forever 21, even though I have surpassed that age group, but they offer some really chic and sophisticated pieces that works with your wardrobe. Whether you’re more of a classic girl, girly girl, or edgy rocker, the looks and accessories from Forever 21 are so complimentary, you’ll never be unsatisfied with your purchases. For example, the above looks are pieces that easily fit into my current wardrobe but pair them with something with edgier, more playful or more classic, sophisticated pieces give your whole look a different personality

The themes were translated into accessories, we saw lots of neon, sparkle and of course lots hardware as evident in the edgy pieces below.

My favorite accessories were all from the Sixties Doll. I love floral accessories and already own a few that’s been in my possession for years (sometimes it pays to keep the piece you adore), so I was truly excited to feast my eyes on the below (I so want those floral pumps and the bow ring)

Thank goodness, spring is almost here.

Get Madonna’s Look for Less

Madonna looked immaculate as she posed for photographers at the Toronto Film Festival. As someone who grew up idolizing the Material Girl, I always wanted to dress like her and though years have come and gone, her style is still one to be emulated. So naturally I would want to channel my inner diva and get this chic look for less of course – which can be achieved with the swank designs from Dalia MacPhee. You may remember I featured some of her elegant pieces in Dress You Up in Summer. You can achieve Madonna’s look with Dalia MacPhee’s simple yet classic sheer bodice and long sleeved black dress from her Fall/Winter 2011 Collection; this dress will surely make you the toast of the town. What’s more, this piece is priced at only $260!

View this chic dress and the rest of the entire collection at www.DaliaOnline.com.

For a close look at this classic must-have black dress, take a look below:

About Dalia MacPhee:

Dalia MacPhee is a Los Angeles-based eveningwear line known for its luxe fabrics, quality craftsmanship, and affordable price points. One of a kind beading, alluring details, and rich fabric blends lend exceptional glamour to each Dalia MacPhee gown. The line’s impressive craftsmanship comes at an affordable price point and is now available at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus locations nationwide.

LOFT Fall 2011 Collection Preview

If Loft continues the way it has been, my Loft credit card will be too exhausted form the constant workout it will receive (this includes a stop at LOFT Times Sq today). What makes LOFT’s Fall Collection so great, well to start, the 3D graphic tees

They are just darling. Not only are the sketched graphics adorable, I love the fact that actual lace is placed on the tees to give it texture and whimsy. Black lace can be seen throughout the fall 2011 collections over dresses, dressy tees – I love how the lace adds more femininity and gives the pieces more of a vintage feel

All this lace reminds me or rather put me in the mindset of wearing them with full billowing skirts but I love how LOFT modernizes the lace shirts by pairing them with pants.

Another staple in the LOFT fall 2011 collection is camel. Whether its layered monochromatically for a streamlined look or used as a solid canvas to highlight color or textures