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What to wear to: A Spring Bridal Shower

10 Apr

Zara Dress with black leather jacket

Over the past weekend, I was invited to a bridal shower for one of my girlfriends. Let me tell you, I haven’t been to many of these things before, so finding the perfect outfit proved somewhat of a tricky task.  There are so many rules! You shouldn’t really wear white (or even cream)…you don’t want to overdress…you don’t want to underdress – the outfit has to be…. just right! And seeing that we’ve been having some funny weather in Toronto, it wasn’t easy! After a long debate with my closet, I settled on this navy blue Zara dress, with a halter top and A-line skirt. I love how feminine it looks, especially with the pleats in the skirt – its perfect for a bridal shower or even a Sunday Brunch. Contrasting the feminine side of my outfit is my leather biker jacket – Love the way it looks with the skirt.

Spring Wedding Shower Outift

Tory Burch Wedges

Love my Tory Burch Wedges – its my summer staple!

Zara dress print details

The print on the dress is such a cute detail!

Zara A-line Halter Dress

My Outfit: Zara Navy Blue Dress, Danier Black Leather Jacket , Tory Burch Wedges , Gucci Sunglasses.

Spring Fling 2012: The Maxi Skirt

22 Mar

We’ve had some really good times with maxi dresses, but it seems that last summer’s fling is coming to an end. This summer, we’re starting a new love affair with maxi skirts. Like all things worthwhile, maxi skirts can be intimidating at first. But fear not ladies, these skirts are actually versatile and suitable for all shapes and sizes, as long as you choose well. Boho chic is the perfect summer trend – simple, effortless and free-spirited! We’ve assembled a few of our favourite  maxi skirt looks:

1. For Pleats Sake: Pleats are having a major moment this summer, so naturally, they make the maxi skirt so much more amazing. We love seeing pleats on maxi skirts in solid colours, paired with a simple tank like Lauren Conrad. If its your first maxi skirt, go for a solid colour with feminine pleats, and dress it with a simple white tank. Remember, since you’re modest at the bottom, its ok to show some skin on top and even go for a tighter fit. For an added boho-chic look, add a long necklace or a head band.

Lauren Conrad in black maxi skirt

2. Short and Sweet: A lot of shorter girls are intimidated by the super length of maxi skirts. But, its actually amazing how beautiful these skirts look when paired with heels. Check out how tall Kim Kardashian looks in her maxi skirt, despite being only 5’2. Another lesson from Kim – if you’re on the curvy side, or have very broad shoulders, wearing a maxi skirt with some slits balances your figure.

Kim Kardashian in blue maxi skirt

3. Ready for Romance: Kate Bosworth’s outfit is perfect for falling in love! The combination of pastels with a touch of sparkle is ultra romantic! We really like Kate’s high-wasted skirt, which emphasizes her midriff and breaks up her top and bottom. This outfit is perfect fr those warm summer nights we’re all waiting for!

Kate Bosworth in a yellow maxi skirt

4. The Weekender: When we spotted Olivia Palermo’s sheer maxi look, we instantly thought of a lazy Sunday afternoon. Olivia’s look is perfect for a weekend trip to the market, an afternoon stroll in the park, or a brunch get-together. Adding shape to this flowy fabric is key, especially when combining a loosely fitted top and bottom. Olivia achieves this look by not only tucking in her blouse, but also adding a thing belt to the skirt. Your waist line is the slimmest part of your body, so you always want to draw attention to it! Even a petite girl like Olivia can wear this look without drowning in the fabric, by keeping it sheer, light and belted!

Olivia Palermo in a sheer maxi dress

Olivia Palermo in a sheer maxi skirt

5. Fashion Forward: Once you get a little more comfortable with wearing a maxi skit, you can start playing around with different combinations.We really love the way Olivia put this country-chic look together. Of course, the basics are still there – show a little skin, belt your look, and use sheer fabric – but its  totally different way of wearing the maxi skirt!

Olivia Palermo in maxi skirt

Ladies, get out there and get your first, third or 10th maxi skirt. This trend is here and its here to stay!

xoxo,

A&M

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