Mara Hoffman S/S 2014

mara hoffman ss 2014

New York Fashion Week has started and yes, I’m not there.  I am asked all the time why I don’t attend every fashion week and perhaps that is something I’ll talk about in another post.  Until then let’s focus on Mara Hoffman’s new collection!  What I love about this designer is her trademark bold and geometric prints.  I used to be afraid of color and prints. It was probably from looking back at photos of myself in the 80s (hello matching scrunch socks and hideous blinged out denim jackets) that kept me in my mostly monochromatic black looks.

Spring and summer wouldn’t be the same without her designs.  Anytime we go to the beach I’m always on the lookout for a new MH piece to accompany my adventure.  I knew her ‘Pow Wow’ one piece would be perfect for our trip to Miami, and the tasseled sweater below made my first trip to Peru unforgettable…

mara moments

I adore these pieces regardless of the occasion behind wearing them, but also like to think they enhanced those experiences.  For me that’s what fashion is all about — the dream of it all.

Shop these current Mara Hoffman pieces below…

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Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 & how to wear the trends now

Watching the Marc Jacobs show basically turned into an Ally screamfest.  At one point my husband mumbled, “Do I need to leave you two alone?” at which point I said YES and continued to yell.

This show had everything I love!  It had 60s fabulousness, Edie Sedgwick inspired hair and makeup, and stripes… plenty of black and white stripes.  This is one collection where I really wanted every piece, even the half tops!  (Note to self – start to incorporate more ab work into workouts.)

Here are my favorite looks from the show…

Can’t wait for the collection?  Shop the look now!

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Porter Grey – fall 2012 collection

My last day of fashion week started with the Porter Grey presentation.  I loved this collection of shiny metallic fabrics, leather shorts, capes, and over-sized blazers.

I LOVE this dress with the cut-out sides…

A nice cohesive collection of easy wearable pieces.  No need for runway theatrics, these clothes speak for themselves.

The current Porter Grey piece I’m dying for this top for summer…

Porter Grey - Double Breasted tank

I’m thinking this top with white wide-leg flared jeans or dark skinny jeans and a white oversized blazer.  Yep, this gets added to my ever growing shopping list!