All posts tagged: spring

B.A.D. Girl Style: Spring/Summer Footwear Trend to Skip

Okay so I normally don’t mention trends that I don’t like on here because I don’t even care to mention them but this ugly shoe trend has got to stop! Designers like Celine, Prada and Marc Jacobs have made this footwear trend acceptable and it has hit mainstream in full force. I keep seeing so many of my favorite bloggers rocking Birkenstocks and it makes me want to cry! I am all about comfort, but I wont go this far until I am at least 80 yrs old and even then I may reconsider.  I don’t care how much you embellish these things I find them terrible. And don’t get me started on the sport slides.  I thought this was more of a street wear trend until I saw that designers were styling resort collections with these things. You have got to be kidding me! Wearing Adidas sport slides as part of your outfit is acceptable? Stop it. Leave them for the athletes and college students who wear them to class with sweats and socks. I cant. What do you think of this trend? …

B.A.D. Girl Spring Trend: Slip-On Sneakers

This is probably my favorite shoe trend of the season because its an easy shoe to style. You can rock them with jeans and a blazer for the office or pair them with a cute dress for weekend brunch dates. I haven’t decided on the pair that I want yet and because I am an entrepreneur on a budget I have to choose the most versatile. I am however,  leaning towards the Steve Maddens since I don’t have Miu Miu money just yet. Steve Madden ECTRC-C in Snake, $99.95 Steve Madden ECCENTRIC in Leopard, $99.95 Vans classic slip-on in Metallic Leather, $60 Mother of Pearl printed canvas slip-ons, $370 Saint Laurent Pinaskullada in Pink/Black, $395 MIU MIU leather point toe slips-ons in Black, $490 Ash studded low tops in white, $142 Would you rock this trend? xoxo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

B.A.D. Girl Trend: Snake Print as a Neutral

Stella McCartney Swim Suit | Zara Flats | Jason Wu Top | H&M Slip-ons | EVLEO Pants | Tory Burch Handbag | DVF Heels | Leopard print has always been my go-to for many years . However, snake print is really catching my eye lately and I think it is going to be my new obsession for the season. I like to work prints like leopard or snake into my outfits by looking at them as a neutral piece that can be paired with almost anything. If you stick to a natural, grey or black color with your snake print the item will be much more versatile.  Its fun to take a simple outfit like jeans and a tee and then throw on snake print shoes or a bag to take your look from casual to casual-chic. My one “rule” that I stick to with prints is that I don’t double up on it, which means I wont rock snake print shoes and a snake print bag at the same time. Its way too matchy-matchy for me. What’s your favorite print for Spring? XOXO …

B.A.D. Girl Spring 2014 Footwear Trend: Mules

Sophia Webster, $541    | Rag & Bone, $550  | Jessica Simpson, $98   | Tanya Taylor  | Aldo, $100  |  Alexander Wang, $525  |  Steve Madden, $99 | Fendi, $990 I’ll admit when I first saw this footwear trend popping up on the runway I was a bit turned off, but it appears I am growing up because I actually really like it. I used to think of mules as shoes only older ladies would wear, but the fashion gods have made me a believer. What I like about this shoe style  is that it can be dressed up or down. I love me a versatile shoe and  I am lusting real hard on the NONSTP by Steve Madden. I gotta have them! Would you rock this trend? xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

VOZ SS14 NYFW Runway Show

Handmade Luxury Meets Social Change  I was thrilled to attend the VOZ SS14 runway show during fashion week because I really love the brands movement to empower indigenous artisans and their art forms through collaborative fashion design.  Voz’s garments are hand made and feature premium quality natural and ecological fibers, hand dyed and woven to celebrate ancient traditions. The SS14 collection was filled with beautiful woven pieces, cotton and silk dresses and really pretty sweaters that looked so soft and cozy for the transition from winter to spring. Here is a video I took of the final walk during the show. The VOZ designers work intimately with artisans in communities in Southern Chile to envision, prototype and finalize the fashion collections. In turn, these artisans receive name credit and earn royalties for their designs featured in the collection. Seeing the clothes go down the runway live allowed me to really see the beautiful craftsmanship and the exquisite details. The pieces really are beautiful and I am excited to see how this brand  grows and expands …