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Bucket Bag Spring 2014 For Less

Nanette Lepore Boho Chic

Spring shoe guide 2014

This week is accessories week and we got the best shoes in every style for spring. Next week we will take an item from each trend and create a unique outfit for every style. This week we have these shoes to try for Spring….

Franc Sarto

Platform Sandals

Style: Vintage

To dress it up in your style:

Classic: Pair with trousers that stop at the ankle.

Casual: Pair with jeans.

Glamor: Pair with a pencil skirt.

Punk/Rock: Try a basic black color for rock and a neon or bold red for punk.

Nine West

The color block sandal

Style: Classic

To dress it in every style:

Romance: These bulky shoes are not for short skirts but can be paired with long pleated skirts or printed pants.

Casual: Dress these with jeggings or a socks.

Glamor: Find a pair with glitter blocked right in or add crystals yourself.

Punk/Rock: Stick to black and white color blocking detail.

J. crew

Heeled Oxfords

Style: Punk/Rock

To dress it in every style:

Classic: Try these heels in camel or dark brown and then pair them with a buttoned down shirt.

Romance: Try these heels in pastels and then wear them with bright colors.

Casual: These shoes are great with straight leg pants or jeans.

Glamor: These shoes can be found with glitter and crystal accents but if not, pair it with crystal accent clothes to dress it up.

ASOS

The bow heel

Style: Romance

To dress it in every style:

Classic: Try these heel in neutral print and then pair with a pencil skirt and pastel top.

Casual: These shoes are hard to dress down but pair them with skinny jeans or sporty shorts.

Glamor:  I have seen these shoes with glitter bows, pair with a knee length skirt.

Punk/Rock: Try these heels in black and pair them with leather accents or jean jackets.

Anne Taylor

The jeweled sandal

Style: Glamor

To dress it in every style:

Classic: Use beads accents instead of crystal and pair with anything.

Casual: Ditch the printed cloth and keep the crystal of these shoes and pair with anything.

Romance/vintage: These shoes should be purchased in a light color and keep crystal accents to colors in pink or purple.

Punk/rock: Try these shoes in gray or black crystal accents and black patterns.

 

This Spring, flowers are in bloom everywhere from clothes to the ground at our feet and now it’s in our hair!! This Spring 2014 we are looking for floral accents in our hair from clips to wreaths. Floral accents are not for everyone but we have searched for the right style for everyone.

Classic

This flower child like hair design is great with a pair of trousers. Although it has a vintage appeal, to bring it into this century pair it with pencil skirt and stay away from long skirts that bellow out.

Glamor

These crystal hair accessories with dress up any outfit and since you like dressing up any way, these hair pieces are right in step.

Romance

These hair pieces are tiny little petals and play on the delicate dressing of  romance and vintage dressers.

Classic

These are actually clips so you can control how many blooms you put in your hair.

Punk and rock

Dark blooms are very punk. For rock styles, try black flowers with dry details.

We love Amy Lee and the last five years have been filled by controversy which made here even more interesting. Her feud with Ben Moody resulted in the breakup of her band which lead him to form a new band called the fallen which tried to mimic Amy Lee’s unique voice with an American Idol reject. They even tried to sue her for the name Evanescence and lost.

Now, Amy Lee has cut ties with her long term record company, Up-wind records, citing at $1.5 million over unpaid royalties and other alleged misdeeds by the record company.  Even though the lawsuit was filed last year, Amy Lee recently twitted “Today, for the first time in 13 years, I am a free and independent artist. I have wanted this for so long and I am so happy. CHEERS!” on March 18 2014.

Amongst the lawsuit, she recorded with friend and composer Dave Eggar for the indie film “War Story,” which  premiered in January at Sundance. And what she has to say might not be music to the ears of Evanescence fans awaiting the follow-up to her 2011 album but she does say the song in the movie “Push the Button” is different with a more electronic sound. Hopefully, nothing like the Kerli, “Zero gravity” misstep.

Her pregnancy may be a reason for the long wait for a new album. In a Twitter posting to fans, the 32-year-old Lee explained that she couldn’t keep the secret under wraps anymore and that here biggest “project” of the year was her child. It was not revealed whether she and her husband Josh Hartzler are have a boy or a girl. (loudwire.com)

So with all the news, 2014 will be the year for Amy Lee to return to the studio as a free agent, a baby in the belly and maybe electronic tunes in her music? Only time will tell. Amy lee told Ultimate music that

“I definitely have a lot of songs and ideas and things we haven’t shared yet and I still believe in them, so… you may still get your chance to hear all that stuff… I really only get into that mode when I’m home and finally separated from the chaos of a public life.”

And even gave a late 2014 release date for her new album (even though she told MTV she was not actively recording anything) but can she still sing with a baby against her diaphragm? Meanwhile, Wind-up records have sold all back catalogs of the band and no longer lists them as active artists. Ouch!

Amy lee will be performing at Kent State University on March 31, 2014 and may preform her new song, find a way, as seen here on youtube.

 

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We were excited when Harper’s Bazaar invited us to view the Spring collection of Dior at Bergdorf Goodman. The event was filled with bergdorf sales reps and HB editors. Sweets and wine filled the room but the actual refreshments were the accessories,  carefully shelved amoung clothes.

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The most interested combination of the Spring line was asian sophisticated and diy essential. The handbags was designed from  boucle and even had patches. We looked through that huge Dior book (pictured above) and discovered Dior was really into Japanese street style. Who knew!? Today, the brand has slight influence in the area but is more refined.

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We enjoyed the event and hope to come back to Bergdorf Goodman for some shopping.

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Mint green is having a moment. A long time ago, the only fashionable green was kelly green, a forest green with an inner glow. With the breezing in of pastels, mint green has become the newest green to wear even when it is not st Patricks day.

The history of mint green

Of course, there is nothing new in fashion.  In 1958, ralphen lauren used mint green in upscale dresses. It was also popular with accessories for women during that time.

Now it comes from couture to casual with the newest trend from tee shirts, pants, and even sneakers. The color is becoming mainstream quickly where h&m, forever 21 and joe fresh now carry the color. This occurrence is typical for a color that has been around for 2 years now.

Tips of wearing mint green

Pair it with a darker color in layers if you are casual, a cardigan in the color would be perfect. Sporty styles like the shirt above is also a good fit. Pants are great for classic dressers while romance and vintage can wear it anyway.  The color in patterns like strips can make the color more punk.

Happy St Patrick Day to you and birthday to us.

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