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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Putting a lil' Spring into my wardrobe...

Last week I was invited to a Spring Fashion show hosted by TV show personality and author, Daisy Lewellyn and Macy's. I was there to get up close and personal to learn about the #5essential 2013 spring fashion pieces.

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Daisy Lewellyn
{Photo credit: @Blueprint4Style}

The awesome thing about Daisy's new book: "Never Pay Retail Again",  is she teaches you how to be chic and stylish under $100. That's a budget I can hang with.

I've been paying a lot of attention to spring trends. Especially since one of my clients is a personal stylist, so she has been schooling me on what hot in the streets so I can represent her brand properly.

On to the fashion show. Daisy was a gracious hostess, rocking a royal blue dress, accessorized with a hot pink belt. Girlfriend talked fast. If you closed your eyes, for a second you'd think you was at an auction and not a fashion show. I had a great time and loved the pieces the models demonstrated. I didn't take a lot of pictures because I was getting my learn on.

I almost forgot to tell you the 5 Essential pieces you need for Spring:
1) Pullovers
2) Peplum
3) Prints
4) Lace
5) Dresses

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A combination of Spring Essentials

Sounds simple enough, right? Ehh... maybe. I'm boring when it comes to fashion. I'm not a huge fan of lace, it reminds me of itchy underwear and Madonna. Prints scare me most of the time. My idea of a pull over is my old college sweatshirt. You see where I'm going here...

Not to fret, Daisy gave me some visual pointers and then I was on my own to find my Spring piece. After browsing the racks, I didn't see much peplum, (disappointing!) so I narrowed down on these four choices. I couldn't really decide, so I took a quick 20 minute poll and asked my Instagram followers to chime in.

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I had 5 votes for the leopard print shirt, 2 votes for the maxi dress (Which I looooved) and 2 votes for the red lace dress. Hardly anyone selected the black lace dress. (I'm sure if it was accessorized with a belt, I'd have more feedback)

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My Instagram followers picked the leopard top

So I went ahead and purchased the shirt. $24.99 at Macy's. I guess my Instagram followers make the same safe fashion decisions I make.

By the time I gotten home, more votes came in. I literally was tied across the board while drafting this post. Ladies really wanted me to have the leopard maxi dress. I was told I glowed in that dress by one follower. Another follower said there was no need for me to overdo the fierce-ness wearing the dress. Lawd! See why I was confused?!
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I just may end up getting the dress anyway. ($49.99 Macy's)  I can already visualize me swaying in this sheer dress while at the Caribbean Wine Festival next month.
{Note: I went back to Macy's to get the dress and they were no where to be found!}

What are your favorite spring essentials? What did you think of my choices above?

A few of my blogging friends attended the same show. Check out their insights: Bren Herrera and Blueprint4Style  

{Thank you to Xina+PR for extending the invitation for me to attend. I had a great time!} 


1 comment :

Macy’s Fashion Show – 5 Spring Essentials | Shootie Girl said...

[...] with friends. It was a pleasure to join blogging buddies Xina, Ananda, Lianne, Tonia, Monica, Jazzy and Bren for this event. The fun didn’t stop there as we turned our evening into a girls [...]