Leather leggings forever 21

To the things that are yet to come…

2013 has come to an end and I couldn’t be more thankful for the amazing year. Although you were able to see and read (here in the blog) about several spring and fall trends for 2013, there were just few of them that really made a statement. 2013 was the year for crop tops, grunge and prints. From the checkerboard’s spring trend (like Louis Vuitton’s popular checkerboard dresses) to the eye’s  fall trend (like Kenzo’s ocular print) I could say  that prints and symbols were kind of  huge during 2013.

But what to expect for 2014? I could say that we’ll be seeing much of last year’s trends… crop tops, sport luxe, over-sized cuts, prints, leather, fur and we can’t forget pantone’s color of the year… Radiant Orchid.

What do you think will be this year’s top trend? My guesses are that the sports luxe (over-sized and boxed cuts) as well as the crop tops will make every fashionista want to workout and be in shape to be able to wear 2014’s hottest trends.

xx,

Alejandra Garcia 

Radiant orchid pantone 2014 color on boots Mink coat vintage leather leggings, boots, mink coat fashion leather leggings ankle boots

 I’m wearing:

Mink coat – Vintage, similar here

Leather leggings – Forever 21, similar here

Ankle boots – Calvin Klein, similar here

Clutch – Similar here

spring colors trending 2013

Trending – Hello spring and hello colors

Hello,

Recently I’ve been looking for things to buy online and suddenly I see this amazing bag in a full range of colors. I couldn’t decide on which one to buy, I really wanted all of them. So I thought I needed to see what colors I’ll be wearing during spring so it could (somehow) complement my outfits. I could remember that when I was doing some runway and street-style research I saw some specific colors on almost every outfit. Whether you wear this colors on a total look, a bag, an accessory or shoes, these are the colors you need to be looking for spring.

Top 6 Spring Colors:

1. Red

2. Blue

3. Black

4. White

5. Sunset Colors (yellow, orange and red)

6. Green

You can wear this colors in different tones, for example blue tones can go from an icy blue to an indigo blue. Also you can wear the metallic version. For example metallic green or metallic orange, yellow or pink (sunset colors) as seen in Burberry garnments.Or if you want a sping/easter mood you can choose the pastel hues.

Eventhough they’re a lot of ways you can wear this colors, I would recommend to mind the ocassion you’ll be wearing it.  Tip:  Pastels work great on the day outfits. I prefer metallics for the night. And I would wear the total look for the day and night outfit.

What’s your favorite spring color? What are you shopping for?

xx,

Alejandra García

spring colors trending 2013

red and blue spring colors 2013

 

black and white spring colors 2013

 

sunset colors and green spring colors 2013

 

 

Necklace and Accessories 2013 Jill Jill

My new tassel choker

Hello,

I have to tell you that a while ago I ordered some necklaces for my little store in Monterrey and when the accessories arrived I fell in love with a lot of them. So I decided to wear one of my favorite necklaces this past days, I called it the tassel choker. When I first saw this necklace I thought of wearing it with a dress that had a long ‘V’ neckline but then I put up this denim shirt with blue shorts and loved how it looked. I recommend that when you see something and you like it buy it, even though it is the rarest accessory or clothing, there is always a way to make it look chic and fashionable. So dare to try something different and rare.

How would you wear this necklace? Would it be for a casual look or for the night?

xx,

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Hola,

Les cuento que hace tiempo que mandé pedir unos collares para mi tiendita en Monterrey y cuando llegaron los accesorios me enamoré de muchos de ellos. Así que decidí ponerme uno de mis favoritos, le llamo el ‘tassel choker’ ya que de alguna manera parecen flecos en un collar. Al principio cuando vi este collar pensé en ponérmelo con un vestido con un escote en ‘V’ pero después lo puse arriba de esta camisa denim y me encantó como se vio. Les recomiendo que cuando vean algo y les guste, por más raro que sea el accesorio o la ropa, siempre hay una manera de hacerlo ver bonito. Así que atrévanse a probar algo diferente.

¿Cómo usarían este collar? ¿Para un look casual o de noche?

xx,

Ale García

Necklace and Accessories 2013 Jill Jill

 

necklace tassel choker accessories

Jill Jill Tassel Choker

 

 

H&M model inspired new collection 2013

Include H&M on your April’s shopping list!

Hello,

I have to admit I’m a big H&M fan. During my semester abroad at Heidelber, Germany (some years ago) I remember that on my way to school I had to cross the big  windows of this amazing store. Each time I passed through I was impress  there was a new outfit on the manikin, and because of this I started visiting the store every weekend. Now I’m back in Monterrey, México but that doesn’t keep me away from searching on the store’s new collections. The big news is that H&M has just launched a new collection inspired by four IT models: Daphne GroeneveldJoan SmallsLindsey Wixson and Liu Wen. The collection has a boho, model-off-duty style and the best of all is that you’ll be able to find amazing items starting at £7.99 (That’s why I love this store). Even though the collection will be in stores in April, it doesn’t keeps us from looking through it and start preparing our shopping list!

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection. So gurus, do you like the new collection? Which item is your favorite?

xx,

Ale García

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Hola,

Les tengo que confesar que soy una gran fanática de la tienda H&M. De hecho me acuerdo que cuando estudiaba en Heidelberg, Alemania (hace algunos años) en mi camino hacia el colegio tenía que pasar por las enormes ventanas de esta tienda. Lo que me impresionó fue que cada vez que pasaba por ahí había un outfit nuevo en el manikin. Fue por esta razón que empecé a ir a H&M todos los fines de semana, me encantaba pasar tiempo viendo las nuevas cosas en la tienda y siempre tenía que salir con algo nuevo de ahí. Ahora que estoy de regreso en Monterrey, México sigo igual de ingentada con la tienda por lo que sigo al pendiente de lo nuevo en la tienda online. La gran noticia es que esta marca acaba de lanzar una nueva colección inspirada en cuatro modelos del momento: Daphne Groenveld, Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson y Liu Wen. La colección tiene un estilo un poco bohemio combinado con el estilo model-off-duty. Lo mejor de todo es que hay piezas desde £7.99 (Por eso me encanta esta tienda). Aunque la colección va a estar disponible hasta Abril, eso no nos quita la oportunidad de enamorarnos de ésta y de empezar a hacer nuestra lista de shopping para Abril.

Aquí les dejo algunas fotos de mis piezas favoritas. Así que, ¿qué les pareció la nueva colección? ¿Cuál es su prenda favorita?

xx,

Ale García

H&M model inspired new collection 2013