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Elegant Dressing - Blooming Spring

Elegant Dressing - Blooming Spring

Blooming Spring

Spring has finally sprung and blooming spring florals are everywhere!  Minimalism for now is seen in the distance of our rearview mirror.  Typically I'm not one to wear big floral prints however, I've seen such delightful styles this season that I'm willing to at least try some things on.  Dolce & Gabbana caught my eye because they have such a romantic point of view and their clothes are exquisitely made.  The combination of red and black along with richly intricate embroideries and hair ornamentations, enhance their definition of Italy's la dolce vita.  

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Elegant Dressing - 70s Style for Spring/Summer 2015

Elegant Dressing - 70s Style for Spring/Summer 2015

70's fashion is back and for some of us there's a sense of "been there done that!"  However, the silhouettes have been refined and updated - I'm loving the cropped jackets, billowy dresses, woven wedged sandals and fringed bags. Etro's collection is pitch perfect in capturing that era's carefree bohemian spirit. Fabrics have customized dyeing, braiding and intricate embroidery giving the clothes an engaging mix of Native American-style details and Zandra Rhodes' gossamer, floaty handkerchief hems.  

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Elegant Dressing - Everyday Dressing

Elegant Dressing - Everyday Dressing

Everyday Dressing

Although I love high fashion, I appreciate a certain elegant simplicity in my everyday dressing.  Beautiful fabrics, unusual patterns, interesting color and texture combinations and an overall great fit are the signature elements in my wardrobe.  So, for me Tory Burch often fits the bill for everyday dressing as the clothes are not fussy and as her collections have evolved, her aesthetic has become less preppy and more sophisticated.  I love navy and this year I'm in luck as a lot of designers seem to be loving navy too.  Louis Vuitton has a gorgeous navy blazer, tapered at the waist, small shoulders and gold button detail paired with tailored jeans, which if there's an outfit I'm lusting after, this is it.  It's that quintessential casual elegance that always appeals to me.

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