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My Top 20 H&M Picks

I  really love H&M. They carry amazing clothes that are, for the most part, very affordable.  What I love the most is that they have a lot of simple pieces that can be worn on numerous occasions as well as clothes that highlight the seasons’ biggest trends. I was admiring what they’re selling right now and picked some of my favorites to share with you.

For a night out when you want to show off your inner badass…

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1. Leather Biker Jacket

Because mocassins are amazing, comfy, and these boots have fringe…

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2. Suede Boots

When you still want to wear a heel, but keep it  neutral and casual…

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3.  Boots

An eye catching knit pattern to wear to class or grab coffee…

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4. Pattern-knit sweater

Something to wear with solid colors for an athletic look…

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4. Pilot Jacket

Something warm and comfy because it’s Sunny one day in Florida and in the 40’s the next…

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5. Faux Fur Jacket

Bright colors and floral prints for spring…

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6. Romper

A cute shoe for work…or play…

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7. Pumps

Just enough with the slit at the neckline to be sexy, but not sleazy…

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8. Maxi Dress – black

Something to wear over an outfit  for an ethereal feel or just around your home…

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9.Kimono- Black/floral

White and lace is perfect for spring, and not everything in my closet can be black…

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10. Lace dress- white

Something with a flowy feel and lovely detailing…

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11. Chiffon dress- turquoise

Sleek and simple for any occasion…

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12. Crepe top

Another athletic jacket, because they’re a must for spring…

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13. Baseball Jacket

Marble is going to be everywhere, get a head start…

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14. Patterned dress

how fun are these?!…

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15. Earrings with Cuffs

A fun patterned print on white is perfect, pair with heels and you’re ready for drinks…

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16. Slim-fit twill pants

The color makes it simple, the pattern makes it fun. Perfect for work…

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17. Pencil skirt

This fun fringe jacket is perfect to wear to the bar…

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18. Biker Jacket

That geometric patterned strap makes these heels irresistible to me…

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19. Sandalettes

A Chic and simple way to say “I don’t care.”

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20. Jersey Top

So those are the looks I love from H&M. I hope you found something you love too!

My Free People Picks

Free People has always been one of my favorite brands. Their clothes have such an ethereal feel to me. They make me feel, well, free. If you like rocking a style with a vintage feel, Free People should be a go-to brand for you. There light fabrics and earthy tones are perfect for a casual date or a trip to Coachella. With that being said, it’s very hard for me to play favorites with their clothes, but some items really caught my eye.

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1. Matador Hat 

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2. Night Cap Florence Lace Dress

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3. Shell Game Shift Dress

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4.Golden Moments Tunic

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5. Lotus Pond Dress

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6. Heart of Gold Skirt

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7. Fringe Suede Jacket

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8. Floral Kimono

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9. Janis Velvet Flare

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10.  Heart In A Cage Maxi

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11. Victorian Velvet Mini Dress

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12. Fringe Crochet Raglan Dress

These are just a few of my favorites, but I would buy the whole website if I could. What are some of your favorite pieces?

Fashion Friendly Activewear

Just because fitness wear is supposed to be functional, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable too. Many brands have started carrying more eye-catching pieces. Fun prints and cutouts are going to be huge this spring so why not carry those trends into your workout gear. Here’s a few stylish and workout-friendly pieces that I’m loving.

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Nike Printed Cropped Active Capris $99

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Nike Pro Three Inch Printed  Short $32

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Studio Printed Long Tights $72.99

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H&M Sports Bra- Blue $19.95

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Body Angle Activewear Lace Shorts   $52

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The Player by Victoria’s Secret Racerback $29.50-32.50

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Anthropologie Pure + Good Striped Ruffle Jacket $98

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Onzie Floral Burst Crop Legging $56

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Teeki Lavender Diamond Tribe Hot Pant $66 (these are made from recycled water bottles!)

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Vimmia Abstracted Racerback Bra$74

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Zella Power Play Live In’ Leggings $64

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Zobha Anya Bra $58

Hitting the gym is a lot more fun when you’re in an outfit you love. It boosts your confidence which can lead to a better workout, so don’t shy away from getting those leggings you’ve been eyeing, because they could lead to an extra set or two in the gym.

Spring 2014 Trend: If You Liked It, Then You Shoulda Put a Print On It

Prints electrify your outfit. They give an exciting, eye-catching touch, which is probably why so many designers wanted it on their runways.

There were so many beautiful patterns and prints gracing the runway, that I just have to pay homage. Some of my favorite patterns are floral and the ever-so-popular marble print (at least popular this season). Geometrics, stripes, landscapes, randomness, I don’t care what print it is. Just wear it, because this season, you can.

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Julien David

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Christopher Raeburn

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Christopher Kane

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Celine

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Alberta Ferreti

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Prada

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Parabal Gurung

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Phillip Lim

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Roberto Rodriquez

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Phillip Lim

Peter Som

Peter Som

Paolofrani

Paolo Frani

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Nicole Miller 

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Manish Arora

Etro

Erto

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Erdem

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Emilio Pucci

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Donna Karan

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Diane von Furstenberg

Wild prints can be seen and worn everywhere. There’s endless ways to incorporate them into your outfit. Don’t be afraid to try something out of your comfort zone, because that’s where the magic happens.

Spring 2014 Trend: Fringe Frenzy

Fringe is one of my absolute favorites. Maybe it’s my inner flower child, but it’s just so free and flowing. I love everything about it. It just makes me want to move.

Luckily, I’m not the only one who loves it. Many variations of fringe were seen on the runways. Its flowing glory was showcased in all different fabrics, colors, and patterns.

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Botega Veneta

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Valentin Yudashkin

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Calvin Klein

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Emilio Pucci

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Erdem

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Manish Arora

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Marc Jacobs RTW

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Missoni

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Phillip Lim

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Rodarte

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The Row

You can never forget the accessories. Purses with fringe and/or tassels are one of my favorite ways to rock this look.

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Gucci

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Proenza Schouler

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Valentino

I apply this trend to my style a little differently, because I don’t live on a runway or on the pages of Vogue. I love the bohemian feel of fringe. I love it flowing long from my jackets and kimonos. I love a good a long fringe skirt that follows me as I walk, and I just love the movement of the tassels as the wind blows past me.

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Whether you dress it up or dress it down, fringe can add so much personality to any outfit. If a lot of fringe is too much for you remember, accessories can always add a perfect little touch.

Get some fringe and “get on the bus.”

Spring 2014 Trend: Let Lace Rule

Lace is that sweet, feminine, and elegant touch that lined your fold-over ankle socks as a little girl. It was on your moms wedding gown. It was that sweet touch your grandma added to the lining of the blankets she used to make you. There’s so much nostalgia, and emotion tied to lace.

Luckily enough we don’t have to long for lace anymore, because it’s here. Its being seen all over the spring/summer shows, inspiring us all to channel our soft, sweet and delicate side.

There are so many ways to wear lace. Cutouts are huge this season, so designers are using lace to fill in the gaps. It’s also being draped over gowns entirely and used as a sheer replacement for sleeves. Even Balmain has some really hot lace heels.

Let’s just take a minute to appreciate all the lace that graced the runways…

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Alberta Ferretti

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Balmain

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Chloé

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Dennis Basso

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Ellie Saab

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Isabel Marant

Meadham Kirchhoff

Meadham Kirfchhoff

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Michael Kors

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Monique  Lhuillier

Ninaricci

Nina Ricci

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Roland Mouret

stellamcartney

Stella McCartney

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Valentino

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Vivienne Westwood

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Wes Gordon

Now that the moment is over, it’s time to start brainstorming how you can work lace into your spring wardrobe. I know I am. Once you figure that out, let me know, what’s your favorite way to wear lace?

Spring 2014 Trend: Shine On

Metallics, sparkling embellishments, and high shine

It’s another trend seen in almost every major designers’ Spring collections.

We’re seeing a lot of high shine and embellished skirts and dresses this season, but these  are a lot longer than what you’re probably thinking. Hemlines are reaching new lengths. Many being below the knee or full length.

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Burberry Porsum

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Lanvin

 shinechristian

Christian Siriano

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Marc Jacobs

Although there were some who weren’t afraid to keep it short…

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Tom Ford

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Marissa Webb

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Ellie Saub

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Saint Laurent

There’s many other ways to wear this classic look though. Designers are making everything and anything eye catching with these reflective fabrics.

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Rag & Bone

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Diane Von Furstenberg

shineimarant

Isabel Marant

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Givenchy

shinereem

Reem Acra

shinecavalli

Roberto Cavalli

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Jil Sander

And let’s not forget the little things. Metallic accessories are a perfect, yet slightly more subtle way to incorporate a little sparkle into your outfit. All it takes is a little something to have an eye catching look.

Whether you want to shimmer from head to toe or just have that slight touch of sparkle, putting a little shine into your outfit will allow you to glow on the outside like you do on the inside.