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Out Like a Lamb

If March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, it’s about time for that lamb to show up, graze around and settle in for spring. In Boulder, weather-wise we are about a month behind other parts of the U.S. As I walk the neighborhood, I see crocus beginning to pop up and spreading their petals out from under light snow. Nearly everyone I run into is giddy about warmer temperatures. So today, I felt drawn toward this street style photo of Helena Bordon at the recent Paris fashion shows in her floral coat. She is a breath of spring incarnate.

Helena Bordon (vogue.co.uk)

Helena Bordon (vogue.co.uk)

Florals are big every spring, but this year’s crop of flowers is more edgy than classic. Designers are taking some of the sweetness out of floral patterns by deconstructing the print, using neon colors, or coating the fabric for high shine. I like looking to the runways to see the mood of what will be coming into stores.  Here are some of my favorites from the Spring 2014 runways.

paul smith spring 2014 floral

Paul Smith Spring 2014

floral J. Crew Spring 2014

J. Crew Spring 2014

floral Kenzo spring 2014

Kenzo Spring 2014

floral Matthew Williamson spring 2014

Matthew Williamson Spring 2014

Oscar de la Renta spring 2014 floral

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014

Ostwald Helgason Spring 2014 floral

Ostwald Helgason Spring 2014

Misha Nonoo Spring 2014 floral

Misha Nonoo Spring 2014


There are over 500 looks from Spring 2014 on my Pinterest board. If you like these, it’s a wonderful place to see all the spring trends and find tons of inspiration.

Floral accessories always catch my eye as a great way to add life to your outfit and celebrate the return of warm weather. If you’d like just a taste of floral, these products satisfy the craving.

flower accessories spring 2014

Clockwise from far left: Alexander McQueen floral skull clutch, Anthropologie Blushing Floral Infinity Scarf, Nest Dahlia & Vines fragrance, Lizzie Fortunato Bloom Printed Clutch, Floral Sparkler iPhone case.

Here’s to warmer weather, a lightening of our clothes and mood, and to seeing the colors of spring pop up everywhere.

x Laura


Feeling Romantic

Spring 2013 trends

Spring 2013: Matthew Williamson, Missoni, Temperley London

A trio of romantic dresses from Spring 2013 runway that might get you in the mood for love. Whether celebrating or attracting love into your life, red is the color of energy and the heart. Use it with wild abandon.

x Laura

Note: I’ve got two huge Pinterest boards set up for Spring 2013 and the Fall 2013 shows that are happening right now. See all the collections in one place.

A Steady Stream

Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2013

Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2013 (style.com)

Last week was a crazy, fun ride of New York Fashion Week all spent from the comfort of my computer and the LiveRunway streaming video feeds. I kept the feed on all day and whenever a new show would start, I could hear the thump, thump, thump of catwalk techno music and would sit riveted to my screen for the next 10 minutes.

Overall, my favorite collections were Narciso Rodriguez, Sophie Theallet, Naeem Khan, Bibhu Mohapatra, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, BCBG Max Azria, Belstaff and Lela Rose. There were many other shows where a look here and there caught my eye, but these designers stood out to me as having fully wearable collections.

Erdem Spring 2013 fashion

Erdem Spring 2013 (fashionologie.com)

This week the shows have moved to London bringing collections from Mulberry, Temperley London, Preen, Matthew Williamson, Jonathon Saunders, Peter Pilloto, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum and many more. On September 19th (tomorrow), the action moves to Milan and then finally to Paris to end the spring collections showing.

To keep up with all the best looks, this year I’m pinning them to one massive Spring Fashion board on Pinterest. Not only can you see the trends emerging in real-time, but you’ll be able to skim a multitude of designers from NY, London, Milan and Paris all at once.

If you haven’t had the chance to see my Pinterest page yet, go now. I just put up 17 new pins from the London shows alone. More to come!

Mulberry Spring 2013 london collecions

Mulberry Spring 2013 (fashionologie.com)


x Laura