Old School Mood Boards

slide_44534_332487_large While the popularity of Pinterest continues to rise, my love for pinning on traditional mood boards still reigns supreme. Don’t get me wrong I’m a fan of digital pinning, but the tactile experience of old school mood boards is an aspect of collecting inspirational images that still gets me excited. And I just love how a creative mood board can look like a magpie piece of art on the wall.

Chloe Resort 2014

Chloe_001_1366.450x675 Easy and effortlessly cool pants were the main attraction at Chloe’s Resort 2014 collection. I loved all the variations designer Clare Waight Keller introduced for resort. The slouchy high-waisted with wide legs and the cropped  tailored versions were among my favorites. Not to be overlooked were the great looking accessories. I loved the T-strap wooden heels and the flat sandals with prominent gold fastened ankle cuffs.

Clover Canyon Resort 2014

141 Get lost in Clover Canyon’s sporty and girlie lush tropical Resort 2014 collection.            

Street-Style Inspirations

slider2 Love how effortlessly cool her oversized  men’s shirt looks paired with a prim and proper pencil skirt and killer heels. The over the shoulder styling trick adds a sexy touch to this look. This is the perfect easy summer look: A lovely printed kaftan and wooden platform sandals.  

New In My Closet

slider I had to have these boots as soon as I spotted them. Visions of me wearing them with a number of looks from spring into summer were quickly obliterated when literally overnight my pregnant feet (yep, I’m expecting this summer!) suddenly puffed up. I was prepared for the feet swelling that accompanies pregnancy, but I had no clue it would happen so fast and that it would require me to buy shoes almost two sizes bigger!

In The Mood For: White Blazer

slicer2 I’ve been on a serious hunt for a crisp white blazer to wear this spring with everything from jeans to dresses. Here are some looks that are currently inspiring my white blazer obsession.

Lucy Folk Takes on Fruits With Tropicalismo

slider Sometimes it takes a visionary to help us alter our perception of things. In jewelry designer Lucy Folk’s case, it’s all about re-imagining food from edible to wearable ornaments. Her smartly designed and fantastical vision took shape when she was in kindergarten. “I always made macaroni necklaces and hung cherries from my ears. This ignited my desire to combine food and jewelry and to preserve the delicious things we love to eat and make precious jewelry we love to wear,” Folk recently shared with me.

On My Radar: Abacaxi

slider2 Designer Sheena Sood (image above) has always been obsessed with fabrics, patterns and conceiving her own colorful prints. The former artist turned designer, who has lent her talents to Tracy Reese, Zac Posen and now Cole Haan, credits her Indian background with her affinity for folkloric textiles. When it came time for designing her first capsule line, abacaxi (Portuguese for pineapple), Sood was confident she wanted to conjure up her bohemian personal sense of style.