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Romantic Blouses

8 Mar

I love it when e-tailers make shopping easy.

The other day I had a vision of an outfit for brunch scheduled for sometime in Spring/Summer’11 – a neutral silk/charmeuse flowy blouse over fitted distressed rolled up boyfriend jeans, super high heels and a Balenciaga motorcycle bag or Chloe Paddington.

The problem is, I have everything but the crucial piece of this outfit – the blouse.

I scouted ebay, department store sites, online boutiques but to no avail. What was I supposed to search for? Romantic-flowy-sheer-blouses?

Perhaps Nordstrom heard my prayers… or perhaps as usual they were ahead of the trend and it was just perfect timing, but I came upon their stylists’ picks for “The Romantic Blouse – Spring’s 10 Best – Spring 2011 Trends

Amen!

Theory ‘Novalee – Elegance’ Blouse ($245usd) – comes in petite

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Summer Styles: Jelly Shoes

24 May

I’m a child of the 80’s, when Nerds and Pop Rocks were the candy (and currency) of choice, you went on exploration expeditions with the neighbourhood kids and instead of flip flops, you slipped on Jelly shoes in the summer. They were easy to run in, didn’t slip off, kept your feet cool, fashionable and feminine.

Thank goodness Jelly shoes are back with a vengeance after years of domination by the unsightly flip flops, which people think can be worn anywhere and with anything. Joined by the Gladiator (-esque) sandal (which won’t go away for a while now), we now have another fashionable (flat) footwear alternative for summer.

Updated for those born in the 80’s, they have either a more sophisticated weave, sport lace patterns, are work appropriate and now in more ‘grown-up’ colours. Some of my picks below:

The ubiquitous Tory Burch Reva Flat, this time in Jelly. Spotted all over NYC. Great for work, play and comes in an assortment of colours. Either comes in all jelly, or jelly with metal logo. $95-$125 usd. At Tory Burch, Nordstroms, Saks, Neimans, Holts… you name it.

My new love – the Jelly Lace Detail Ballet Flat by Melissa. Saw these at Saks. Regret not buying them. Order whole size up if you’re 1/2. $90usd

Melissa Campana Jelly Ballet Flats. Also comes in gold. $80. At Saks, also black and pink at Nordstrom – on sale 40% off now.

Melissa Coral Peep Toe Ballet Flats – love the intricate coral weave! $80 at Saks, order one half size down as these run large. 40% off at Nordstrom.