I wasn’t too sure I would like this new trend as I always think of Sport Slide sandals as bulky and unflattering and something only skate guys or jocks wear; so when Victorias Secret Pink gave away a pair with a $50 I jumped at the chance to try their updated version, (which is a sleeker slightly wider version in pops of color with “PINK” written across the front) It was love at first sight; and now I am obsessed as they look so cute thrown on with skinny jeans and a tee or even with a jersey maxi skirt! Now I am seeing more feminine versions everywhere so here are my picks!
1.MICHAEL Michael Kors MK Sport Slide Sandals $49 neimanmarcus.com
2. YRU Hell Yeah Slide Sandals $88 nastygal.com
3. Hunter Slide Sandals $80 urbanoutfitters.com
4. Nike Benassi JDI Print Sandals $30
I was soo excited when I walked into Macy’s and feast my eyes on a gorgeous Linen backpack (that I thought was straw) from Lucky Brand that I quickly snapped it up and now use it almost everyday! I was so happy to see another style that can be used for Summer and all your Boho styles besides the ever popular straw tote! These backpacks make you feel like your traveling through some exotic local and they are roomy and go with anything! So I scoured the Internet to find others in raffia and straw materials as well.. enjoy the #bagporn !!
1.Topshop Aloha Backpack $48 nordstrom.com
2. DKNY Raffia Backpack $66.99 dkny.com
3. Lucky Brand Kendal Linen Medium Backpack $108 macys.com (have this!)
4. Hat Attack Crochet Raffia Backpack $120 amazon.com
Bugs are back for Spring 2015, in different shapes and designs. From beatles to scarabs in enameled colors and metal toned. What are the best bug jewelry for your style?
Scarab jewelry looks can be colorful and unique. Gold and stone finishes have the look of the 1970’s. Large stone scarabs are great for more upscale dressing. Smaller scarabs are great for paired down looks.
Bees are great because yellow and black are neutral colors. They also add a polish look to any clothes. Stay away from enamel pieces for a more demure look.
Flies have always been a part of the alternative scene. Spiders are another alternative if flies are difficult to find. Neon wings are flies give a great punk feel.
Butterflies are a very common bug that seems to always be in style. They are everywhere in nature and represent a natural flow.
Dragonflies are always over the top in life and in jewelry. It will be easy to find your style.
ENK at Pier 94 was full of Bohemian Accessories but every fringe as leather lining..
Bohemian (a look popular in the 70’s) first came back in 2010 and was mostly composed of fringe clothing, wide leg pants and wide brim hats. It was a great way to add a classic look to the increasing lay-backed effortless style that has come the American staple. Flash forward to 2015 and Bohemian has been added to every style from Boho Classic to Bohemian Rocker in order to revamp the style that people just won’t let die. The 70’s trend is in full swing for the past 4 years and the trend continues into this year. The ENK Accessories was full of Bohemian inspired jewelry with dainty chain, stones and round pendants. The trend even leaked into other accessories including straw handbags and head wreaths as one vendor, who updated head wreaths with metal pieces, described as “uptown bohemian, with a more upscale vibe”. Oddly, every vendor cringed at the word but somehow based their entire line on it.
The Brands that Stood out
La based handbags crafted from acrylic sheets.
We loved these handmade acrylic clutches by Ashlyn’d that was loving filled with sand or glitter or with cheery smiley faces and hippy style flower child designs. The brand comes from Los Angeles and it seems that a most of the quirky and unique products held from that location. The brand only launched two and a half years ago. With price points from 390 to 550, they could fill the mid-priced handbag need for quirky bags (Champion is high end and Aldo had some at the lower end).
A New York brand that toggles between designer and manufacturer has been making jewelry since 1989 and seems to roll through the decades effortlessly. With exhibits in the MET and the Louvre but we should expect such longevity from a person who once created jewelry for Oscar De La Renta.
So we had two designers from both ends of the country that were able to break out of the Bohemian trend. In the next couple of blogs, we will highlight some products that broke the mold and probably did not have buyers say ” Chan Luu prices are so high, you have a similar aesthetic, what are your prices points?”
We now come to a close on our gift guide and I hope you bookmark this and get a fashionista in your life something sparkly using our guide! Happy Haute Holidays from The Fashion Goddess Blog!!
These are my absolute fav things!! I wear a lot from Dirty Celebrity ( love having accessory designers as close friends!!) but I also wear lots of other designers including Betsey Johnson who is the queen of statement! These lovelies look amazing over turtlenecks during the holidays and then you can wear them with just about anything next year!
Hello again readers! Hopefully you still have the time and money to grab pieces from our guide as any fashionista will appreciate something she can use now AND later.
Animal Cuff Bracelets
These cuffs will go great with next years’ Boho trend! Throw these whimsical cuffs on with a fringed bag, blanket cardigan and distressed boots!
It’s still not too late to get your fav fashionista a gift she will love! Instead of giving her something that she will only use through the holidays; why not get a gift she can wear now and still be on trend in 2015! I have scoured the Internet to find you accessories that are on trend from Christmas through Spring/Summer 2015!
First up: Box Clutches
These babies are chic and light weight to carry and can fit the essentials!