Tag Archives: Oscar de la Renta

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


Oscar Dream Dresses and Wildcards

New York Fashion Week has just walked its last runway and you can bet that the season’s most glamorous gowns will be walking the Red Carpet in a few short days for the Academy Awards. After seeing countless beautiful dresses, I love to play Rachel Zoe and pick the best dresses from entire week and style my imaginary stable of celebrity clients.

Here are my picks for Oscar Dream Dresses this year that I just bet will walk the Red Carpet this Sunday.

Marchesa Fall 2001

Marchesa (photo:style.com)

Monique Lhullier Fall 2011

Monique Lhullier (style.com)

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011

Oscar de la Renta (style.com)

Jason Wu Fall 2011

Jason Wu (style.com)

Monique Lhullier Fall 2011

Monique Lhullier (style.com)

The other kind of dress that I love to see on the Red Carpet is the Wildcard dress. These are quirky, fashion-forward designs that often make a big splash and keep things interesting. Actresses like Maggie Gyllenhaal love to take fashions risks and a lot of times their adventurous choices really pay off.


Doo.Ri Fall 2011

Doo.Ri (style.com)

Carolina Hererra Fall 2011

Carolina Hererra (style.com)

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011

Oscar de la Renta (style.com)

Make Your Prediction

Now for the fun part! Tell me who you think will wear these dresses. Please put your prediction in the comments sections, because I really want to know. Who’s going to wear the gorgeous blue Oscar de la Renta? or the red Jason Wu? Which is your favorite dress? Can’t wait to hear what you think!

Come to My Oscar Party

Everyday this week leading up the Oscars, I have the sheer pleasure of participating in the Red Carpet Community powered by BlogFrog.com. Come by to join the Oscar buzz, chime-in on discussions and win hot, hot prizes. Also, be sure to join me for the Glam.com Live Red Carpet Party on Feb. 27th starting at 6:30 EST. Join the conversation at Glam.com or at TheBlogFrog.com all this week. We’ve already got a lot of great conversations going!

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A (few) Best Dressed at the Golden Globes

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