Neiman Marcus: The Spring 2015 Trend Event

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Last month, Neiman Marcus at Fashion Valley Mall held a wonderful luncheon for bloggers and stylists to present “The Trend Event”, showcasing fashion must-haves for spring 2015.  Neiman Marcus is always on point with their wonderful events, and this was no exception.  Stylist Alex Yanez put together such a great show with way too many pieces to love and die for that all I can do is simply let the pictures speak for themselves.  Find below the list of looks for the 2015 spring season, and thank you Neiman Marcus for hosting another spectacular event!

THE NEW BOHEMIAN:  Jet set meets gypsy in boho blouses and tunics, distressed denim, embroidery and maxi dresses

FRINGE:  Swings from bags, jackets, skirts and more

SPICE-MARKET COLORS:  Paprika, cayenne, saffron, sage…

SUMMER SUEDE:  Lightweight luxe for accessories and apparel, too

FLAT SANDALS:  The highest form of flattery

LONG, LAYERED NECKLACES:  Full permission to mix metals and stones

THE BUCKET BAG:  Pulls everything together

ALL WHITES:  From bright to sandy beige

MIX, DON’T MATCH:  Print, pattern, and texture play well together

SLEEVELESS JACKETS:  The last word in layering

COMING UP ROSES:  The perennial favorite is making beauty news

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Favorite bag #1 by Judith Leiber.  The rocker in me NEEDS this!

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Favorite bag #2. The side fringe is funky and fun, yet chic and elegant. Beautiful!

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My favorite look of the day.  Adorable!

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Alex with all of the models

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Our gifts from Neiman Marcus

And Everybody Wants a Hat

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I love hats the way I love glasses: they are both fashionable and functional.  So I was very happy when I was asked to review this Scala Collezione Rain Hat, because many of my own hats were not made for inclement San Diego weather, which is mostly in the form of rain.  This cute “one-size-fits-all” hat is made of nylon with an adorable polka-dotted lining.  It rained a couple of times this year so far, and I was glad to have this hat handy, especially now that I’m coloring my hair more regularly.  It’s completely packable and comes in four colors (black, charcoal, khaki and I have on the wine).  I’d say overall, this is the perfect little hat to keep any fashionista free from bad hair days during less than perfect weather.  Cheers!

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IMG_4927 - Copy resizeFTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

(Title of this post is a lyric from “Pulling Mussels [From The Shell]” by Squeeze.)

I’ll Take More Than Another River Full

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I know they’re not new, but I have found myself completely smitten with British brand River Island lately.  I made a couple of RI purchases on ASOS, including these lovelies (prior to Ash Wednesday, as I gave up shopping for Lent).  I keep seeing the chunky sandal trend everywhere and I didn’t think I would get into it, but the large pyramid studs on this pair sealed the deal for me.  I’m so glad I snapped them up because they are now sold out, but here are links to other awesome chunky sandals under the River Island brand on their official site and ASOS.

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(Title of this post is a lyric from Strangelove by Depeche Mode.)