Sunday, January 13, 2013

Trend Spotlight - The Right Florals

It seems florals are making a huge comeback, and I think it's a good extension of the 90's grunge trends that came back this past fall. It also adds a fun contemporary spin on outfits for those of us who are in love with head to toe boho. Here are a few examples of the latest florals from recent runway and street style moments.
(I love the idea of an unconventional way to wear floral. Print mixing can go beyond just apparel as seen here in this INSANE earrings and headband combination.)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Weekly Pinspiration: Florals, Coral, Sage

Spring or Something Like It

Every time someone mentions spring in January I have to laugh. While other states get a major change in season, we get sludge, cold, and clouds for two to three more months. While I get photos on my facebook news feed of out of state friends wearing dresses and light jackets and sporting light tans and sun hats, I am scraping ice off my windshield in my hunters and wool mittens.

This doesn't have to put a damper on spring style, if anything this weather makes spring looks more innovative and creative. My personal favorites are when I see bold layers and loads of accessories. With the fall '12 trends taking advantage of opulence, romantic lace, and deep jewel tones, I'm seeing a contrasting presence of light, flirty, girly layers with accents of jailbird stripes, heirloom lace and vintage-inspired accessories.

This look from Free People's January catalog is a great example. I LOVE the long floral slip under the stripes. The only thing this needs to become "Wisconsin Spring" appropriate is some great combat boots and a denim jacket.

Long Time No See

         I suppose I could come back to the internet world after my month long graduation hiatus :)

While I was celebrating, lounging, yoga-ing, shopping, and reading for the last month, I gained some inspiration for how I will structure my posts to create more of a cohesive blog, as well as some ideas for new posts in the spring season we midwestern folk call "Winter-Part II".

So here's to a new year for everyone!

.... and I have to sneak in a dog pic... happy new year from miss Clementine too.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Playing Favorites

     Everyone has their favorite things, we have ten! Here are ten basics to keep in your closet rotation. Keeping things like this around provides versatility and longevity, while enabling the wearer to express their own personal style on a daily basis.

           Denim: It goes without saying that this is one of the more important-but think about how color and cut can interact with your boots and flats this time of year.

         Statement Jewelry- I chose a large stone necklace-in a color that goes with everything without being too boring (Anthropologie). Danielle chose her Fossil watch- the large face of the watch is both eye-catching and versatile.

The scarf- Scarves with any sort of pattern are always a must. Whether it's a chunky cable knit or your mother's paisley piece from the late 70's, they will never be out of style.

Edgy Boots- The right pair of boots changes everything. When shopping for these, pay close attention to detail and color- make sure they have enough attitude. 

Ballet Flats- The essential run-around shoe. I bought these Sam Edelman leopard flats last month and never looked back. 

Layers- Having enough to play around with is important- look for easy to wear pieces at places like Target, and if you're feeling splurgey, Lululemon makes my all-time favorite tanks (not just for yoga!). 

A great hat- The top is a super-soft knit from Lululemon last year, the bottom is the Free People Clipperton Fedora

Tall Socks! Need I say more? These not only keep you warm, they are effortlessly cute.

Sweaters! Danielle is wearing my favorite sweater from Anthropologie, but you could always go for something more flowing and basic like the two in the background. 

   The Bag- I feel a handbag post coming along! Danielle is holding hers and a selection of my favorites below. I FIRMLY believe that you will find the best handbags when you aren't looking. This one to the left was my mother's, the monogram and the satchel style makes it stand out in all of its vintage glory.

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving, we had such a fun time shooting these images for this list, and we are excited to do more like this one!

Make sure you visit Danielle Burren Photography to see more fabulous photos!!