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More Likely: Perforated

runway Michael Kors eyelet skirt

Michael Kors Spring 2015

Another spring look from Michael Kors 2015 runway this week that hits one of fashion’s current trends — perforated. I like the way this perforated skirt is reminiscent of eyelet without the extra dose of sweetness. You’ll also see this trend on handbags, tops, sleeves and shoes.

Elliot Lucca bucket bag

Elliot Lucca bucket bag $98

Just yesterday the Nordstrom catalog landed in the mail showing this yellow Elliot Lucca bucket bag ($98). This perforated little number ticks two trends in one bag, because the drawstring bucket bag is everywhere right now. If you have the slightest weakness for this shape, this is your season to grab one. I had one years ago (probably 20+ years) in tan that I adored and wore all the time until a pen leaked in the bottom and ruined it. Clearly I’m still a bit traumatized over it.

But, back to the matter at hand. Here are some more outfit ideas that incorporate the modern perforated look.

Natalie Off Duty

Natalie Off Duty

Lady Addict perforated sweater

Lady Addict

perforated skirt with woven clutch

Via Pinterest

I’ve already purchased a perforated grey belt and am likely to grab a pair of flats for this summer. What do you think of the trend? Are you more likely to skip or shop something perforated this season?

x Laura

“Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields.” ― Jack Kerouac



More Likely: Gingham

All of a sudden it doesn’t seem like such a fantasy to think about spring outfits. As collective survivors of the seemingly longest, most dismal winter of memory (extra survival points to those in epic weather areas), I think it is safe to begin dreaming of open-toed shoes, bare-legged skirts and days without winter coats.

As I was perusing my Spring 2015 designer runway pins, I spotted this lovely Michael Kors outfit. Gingham is one of those prints we’ll be seeing more of this spring/summer and it’s got great graphic appeal. It evokes picnics, warm weather strolls and eating gelato.

gingham print MK

Michael Kors Spring 2015

While the off shoulder top and midi skirt works straight off the runway, I found another equally cool gingham outfit, below. In my world, the button-down shirt and white jeans are more likely to get pulled for week-to-week rotation. I also really like her choice of lighter brown accents with the printed shirt. You’ll notice that both the runway and street style outfits do brown belts and bags with the black print. Uh huh, nothing gets by me.

gingham spring outfit

Lovely Pepa by Alexandra via Pinterest

Happily both outfit inspirations work for a variety of age groups (minus the cropped top for my 40+ self, but that’s easily remedied).

Here’s to warmer weather!

x Laura

“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Nothing New – Days 26 and 27

Skirt + Blouse, Clutch

Skirt + Blouse, Clutch

Wearing: Anthropologie blouse (also Day 14, Day 3), Anthropologie beaded skirt, Naya wedge shoes, Cole Haan strappy clutch, World Market beaded bracelet, white stone necklace (gift).


Skirt + Blouse, Crossbody bag

Wearing: same as top photo except, Michael Michael Kors Fulton crossbody bag.


It’s snowing today! Black + Cardigan, Scarf

Wearing: Eileen Fisher sequin-trimmed cardigan / Fever top / Levi’s Curve ID jeans / Joan & David ankle boots / Zara printed scarf / Loft bracelet / Sundance lotus earrings.

Happy Monday and here’s hoping all the Moms are feeling well-loved and a bit more pampered after yesterday. I know I do! My family made it nice by feeding me comfort food (cinnamon rolls and bacon, yum), encouraging me to take time for myself and then setting up a nice hot bath at the end of the day. I forgot how great a bath can be.

There are two pictures for Day 26 because I wasn’t sure which bag was better with the skirt outfit. Thoughts? Maybe neither, I don’t know. I was kind of stumped. Help needed!

Have a lovely day.

x Laura

Honestly, I don’t have time to hate people who hate me, because I’m too busy loving people who love me. –Anonymous

Starting the Spark

photo: Stockholm Streetstyle, Ella

In paying attention to Spring 2012 Fashion Week, I’ve been scanning collections and nodding my head approvingly of some and shaking it in confusion at others. Of course, I’m very interested in a designer’s collection as a whole, but I’m also very interested in the inspiration behind it. For instance, Michael Kors‘ collection was sparked by Africa, Erdem thought of Cecile, from Françoise Sagan’s melancholic novel Bonjour Tristesse, and Narciso Rodriguez‘s starting point was contemporary Korean artist, Kim Joon. The artistic beginnings for each of their collections, were the fully-realized artistic expressions of others (including Mother Nature). In other words, one completed form of beauty, can be the launch of another’s journey toward expressing themselves.

[Click on the designer’s name to see their runway show and influences in action.]

photo: Stockholm Streetstyle, Beata

Switching from the runway muses to the street, there are countless inspirations in streetstyle photos. It’s a way to people-watch virtually and catch a glimpse of a stranger dressed for the day. We don’t know who they are or where they are going, but just see that person in a fully-expressed form of self-beauty for that moment. Perhaps it spurs a thought for our own outfits, hairstyle or way to accessorize. Perhaps it’s a reminder that dressing can be an act of rebellion, fantasy, or showing off our other side for the day (we’ve all got that other side, be it ultra-feminine, sporty, glam, preppy, etc.) Whatever it is, it can be a jumping-off point for our own creative ideas.

These pictures were chosen, because they feel like they are coming from a place of true self-expression (and not styled for the red carpet or an editorial).

Photo: Stockholm Streetstyle, Julia Sarr-Jamois

Photo: Stockholm Streetstyle, Lina

Photo: Stockholm Streetstyle, Emma

We are all creative beings. Some of the people who read this blog are writers, artists, entrepreneurs, DIY’ers, parents, bloggers, photographers, designers, philanthropists, gardeners, foodies, athletes, etc. It doesn’t matter what you’re into, but it does matter what you think is worthwhile:

What has inspired you in the last week, month or year? What juices you up? What is influencing you right now?

By sharing influences we can broaden our world and perhaps spark another. Here’s what I’m thinking about:

  • the documentary Forks over Knives (can stream it on Netflix). The information is so powerful, that it made my mouth…fall…right…open. Watch the trailer and you’ll get the gist.
  • an article on the artist/writer/heiress, Daphne Guinness, who’s eclectic style is legendary. Her quote that there’s an increasing “…blandness that’s spread across the world,” has really stuck with me. Read more at The Daily Beast.

These are the seeds that I’m noodling on. What are yours?


p.s. If there’s a topic you want to hear about, let me know, ‘cuz I care.

p.p.s. The music they played at Erdem was from the 2000 movie “In The Mood For Love”. It’s quite beautiful, haunting and lonely — take a moment to listen.

p.p.p.s Thanks Jeri, for nudging me! xx


I’m rubbernecking between the Spring 2011 clothes in front of me and what’s coming down the runway right now during New York Fashion Week Fall 2011. While there are still a few days of Fashion Week left, I’ve already begun to make notes on my favorite designs and designer collections. Fresh in my mind are my top few: Altuzarra, Jill Stuart, Carolina Herrera, ADAM, and Jenny Packham. However, the most flawless collection so far, is Donna Karan. Her muted palette of toasty browns and soft grays featured grown-up silhouettes and a sumptuous luxury you can see. I can’t only imagine how wonderful they must feel.

Watch the slideshow here:

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All photos from WWD.com

Marc Jacobs showed his collection last night in a parade of polka dots, long, long skirts, and high necklines. Marc Jacobs never fails to deliver drama, high-concept style and creativity. I actually prefer his Spring 2011 collection over this one, but his designs are so influential that I’m sure this collection will be significant.

Here is video of the Marc Jacobs show from yesterday. If you’re at work, you might want to turn down/off the volume, because Marilyn Manson is about to rock the runway.

What do you think of this? The boots are pretty killer, I’ll say that!

I’m very much looking forward to seeing what Michael Kors shows this week. I usually go weak in the knees for his collections.

For More NYFW Coverage

Wishing you were there? Me too! I’ve been keeping up-to-date through Nina Garcia’s fashion recap. She has video streams of the big shows as well as highlights and notes on this week. She’s my go-to girl for this week coverage. Love you, Nina!

Also, my blogging buddy, The Quietest Rebel always puts together the most beautiful photo layouts of the collections. See her fashion recaps of major and smaller lines like Suno, Doo.Ri, Rachel Zoe, Ruffian and more.