Monday, April 30, 2012

To the Floor

Remember a few months back when I formed some of my fashion hits and misses of 2011? Well I unfortunately have to take back some of the choice words I had for the maxi skirt trend. I definitely prejudged this hot spring item before really noticing how incredibly versatile it truly is. However I feel as though the maxi skirts that were popular in the winter months only reinforced the things that bothered me about these floor length skirts to begin with. In positively dreary colors and boxy silhouettes, nothing about this trend sparked my interest. Luckily, more maxi skirts are emerging in bright spring pastels and adorable floral patterns! Positively flattering when paired with a fitted top, the skirt can easily give off the illusion of a one piece dress rather than two separates allowing for versatility in your wardrobe. Classic black is perfect for a romantic evening look when adorned with sparkly metallic jewelry and a sophisticated clutch. The skirt can easily be a great day option as well. Paired with a simple v-neck t-shirt or a loose top, you can create an outfit that is perfect for a brunch with friends or a trip to the farmers market. So why not give your mini skirts a rest and swap them for a longer option that is fashionable, functional, and most importantly comfortable!

Celebrities in Maxi Skirts

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Olsen

Kristin Cavallari

Outfit Options
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Skirt: Fold Over Waistband Maxi Skirt $36.00 (Topshop)
Top: Decca Ruched Bustier $35.00 (Coast Stores)
Vest: Mid Blue Festival Denim Waistcoat $49.00 (Debenhams)
Shoes: City Classified Gladiator Cork Wedges $26.99 (Tilly's)
Bag: Tokyo Workwear Mini Cross Body Bag $50.00 (Oasis)
Hat: Felt Wide Brim Floppy Hat $45.95 (General Pants)
Necklace: Gold Pearl Feather Drop Necklace $24.00 (Talullah Tu)

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Skirt: Tall Biscuit Voile Maxi Skirt $49.00 (New Look)
Top: Lace Corset Style Crop Top $45.00 (Topshop)
Shoes: Havana Bow Espadrille Wedge $45.45 (Asos)
Bag: Bow Wallet $36.00 (Monsoon)
Ring: Leaf Double Ring $6.50 (H&M)

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Giveaway Victor

And the winner of the "Statement Necklace Giveaway" is... Ray O! Thank you to all the readers who took the time to take part in this giveaway! Spring and summer are well under way now, so be on the lookout for a sunny weather item giveaway sometime soon!

Lucky number 3! I decided to try a random number generator for this giveaway!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Standing at the Top

It's official. I'm in love! With Topshop that is. Like a kid in a candy shop, I could hardly contain my excitement as I scavenged through every piece of fabric in the store, not leaving one corner or crevice untouched. With a wide range of different styles, there is definitely something for everyone. From glam party dresses to girly chiffon tops, no style is left out. Constantly visiting Forever 21 and H&M, Topshop was a much needed change of scenery.

Working hard to pop out from behind the clouds, I've been savoring the rare sunbreaks in between passing periods. Amongst all the fun fabrics and  bright colors, there were countless spring and summer pieces available in  preperation for the warming temperatures. Although Topshop isn't quite as wallet friendly as some of its counterparts, you can definitely tell a difference in fabric quality, guaranteeing many years of wear and tear. For those lucky fashionistas living in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, and other cities around the world, you have the extreme luxury of walking in and trying on all sorts of goodies hidden amongst piles of clothing and accessories. Not residing in one of these cities? No worries! Topshop's online store offers many styles not found in stores! Check it out to see what treasures await you!

One unique feature of Topshop is their personal shopping appointments. The team of experts will help you find the perfect pieces suited to your personal tastes. My favorite part of the personal shopping experience? The gigantic dressing rooms!

TRTD's Topshop Finds

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Top: Palm Tree Drop Arm Top
Dress: Lace Strappy Dress
Tank: Busy Lizzy Suntop
Blazer: Ponte Shrunken Blazer
Romper: Black Aztec Playsuit

Other Topshop Treasures
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Top: Petite Ditsy Denim Bralet $56.00
Bag: Nude Colour Drench Holda $72.00
Scarf: Poppy Cluster Snood $32.00
Dress: Blush Rose Crochet Waist Dress $60.00
Shorts: Lace Runner Shorts $56.00
Rings: Square Stack Ring $20.00
Shoes: Valentina Heart Ballet Pumps $36.00

Win This Topshop Statement Necklace!!

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