Goodbye has never been so hard

    Here is my message to winter.  You're like that girl at the party that everyone wants to leave more than they want the DJ to play a Spice Girls song.  I hate to break it too you Winter, but this time the demand for a Spice Girls jam is higher than usual.  Take your snow, take your short days, and most definitely take your polar vortexes. Actually-- I hate to do this to you, but there are a few things you can leave for a little bit. Sorry. 
   I know, what could I possibly want from this horrible winter season?  As much as I get so excited for new pieces that come with the new seasons, sometimes I have a hard time getting rid of the old pieces.  The great thing about this weather period, at least where I live, is that it is getting warmer but it can stay pretty cold. And honestly when do fashion girls pay attention to the weather. So as my next installment in my Winter-Spring Transition period series, here are the winter pieces that I think can be incorporated into your Spring attire, if done correctly. 

    Half of you totally agree with me and the other half thinks that I am completely whack. Heres the thing. Fur is the epitome of chic, and I am just not ready to let that go for sandals. But who says that I have to? Here are my tips for wearing fur in the spring.
Less is More Rather than your grandmother's vintage floor length, I'd opt for a fur vest or collar.  Wearing large amounts of fur in the winter is totally cool, but not for spring. It's just to hot and to overpowering for spring.  Mongolian fur is perfect for spring because it looks pretty light and not too heavy.  Remember we wear the clothes, the clothes do not wear us.
Color Do not be afraid of wearing color fur. Last spring powder pink was a huge trend, thank you Dior! This year pale blue is a must color. So don't be afraid to be clad in a light pink fur vest or lavender fur collar. 
Sleeveless This is my favorite way to wear fur this spring, a fur vest with a sleeveless top or dress underneath. At first you might feel silly, but if its done right this look screams spring. 
Over The Knee Boots 

   Over the knee boots are like my vice. Whenever I pull them on, I feel fierce and unstoppable. I am going on record to say that my Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots are probably my favorite boots of all time. I lived in those boots this winter. Paired with a dress or a tunic, these boots look amazing for the spring. I mean how hot does B. Lively look?

What winter item will you be wearing this spring? Comment below!

*None of these pictures are mine.



How to Slide into Spring Subtly

    The other day I was perusing through some spring lookbooks when I saw one titled 'Springing into Spring!' Then a serious and dire question came to mind. Why are we springing into spring when we could be effortlessly stepping into spring? Its kind of awkward to go from giant anoraks and boots to pale pink dresses and espadrilles within days. While I find it important to be unique and to change it up, I want my style to be consistent. Going from winter to spring style with to much force can look like you are wearing a whole nother person's wardrobe. You don't want to be Rooney Mara one day and Lauren Conrad the next!  The main goal is to wear the clothes, and not let them wear you. A consistent yet unique and fun wardrobe allows you to do just so. So how exactly do we fluidly interchange our winter wardrobe to our spring wardrobe without being to abrupt. Here are my tips on smoothly and "effortlessly" (quotations around effortlessly because every fashion girl knows looking effortless is anything but effortless) moving from winter to spring wear. 
Boyfriend Jeans
     Ah, lets start with the boyfriend jean, you either love them or hate them. I was undecided until a couple of weeks ago where I tried on the first pair of boyfriend jeans that actually looked good on me. It was in that moment where I was once again reminded that looking effortless is indeed, not effortless. Because until that point, looking like I just chicly slid into my nonexistent boyfriend's jeans was quite difficult. I'm not sure if it was the way they perfectly slouched off my hips, or that the cuff hit the perfect place on my ankle, but they looked good. The light wash and distressed jean is Spring enough for me and appropriate for the weather in these awkward transition months. I live in the northeast and when I see girls wearing jean shorts or little pastel mini skirts in april, I shake my head in disbelief. Girls! It is April not August, Jeans are actually ok.  Pair these jeans with sandals, sneakers, ballet flats or even your booties from the fall. These jeans are season appropriate with a pale pink top if  you are ready for spring or a light black sweater if you are not quite there yet. 
 Black and White

     Black and white was a huge trend in a plethora of the 2014 Spring collections. Now let me tell you why this excites me as much as it does. My entire fashion life, I have been cursed/blessed with the 'Does it come in Black?' mindset. Yes, Black is classic, slimming and perfect for a wannabe edgy girl like me. But I often find myself in a rut, where all I wear is black! I love this monochrome spring trend because I can incorporate black pieces that I have been wearing all winter with spring/summer white pieces. The great part is you can commit as little or as much as you want. If wearing a full on white suit intimidates you than just wear the white blazer with a black silk cami and jeans. My absolute favorite part about this trend is the patterns that come with it. You can mix patterns for a whole outfit or just accessorize with a pattern bag. I will be sporting a lot of houndstooth this spring because I can shamelessly pretend that I'm wearing Balmain. Monochrome is the way to go for the girl that doesn't want to look like Easter threw up on her this spring and winter/spring transition period. 
White Oxford
    The white oxford is forever a classic piece. White button ups are crucial for the preppy girl, the edgy girl, and even the boho girl. Oxfords are interchangeable into most outfits. The layering aspect of these shirts makes them perfect for spring time. Leather jackets, jean jackets, sweaters, another button up, honestly anything looks good over top an oxford. And for when it gets warmer, the oxford makes an amazing shirt dress. 

Get ready for my next installment of  a Winter-Spring Transition Series! 


Necklines: Get Em High

Runway looks from Fall RTW 2014: (left to right) Pucci, Donna Karan, Balmain

     In my opinion a cool girl should always be caught up on the latest trends. So, when I was looking through the photos of the 2014 Fall RTW collections, I asked myself this question. How can I take the trends for the 2014 Fall season, and make them ready for the spring season? As I clicked through pictures of heavy anoraks, leather, and hobo chic coats, I found a trend that I love that is appropriate 'super cool' for the upcoming spring season. High neck line or halter tops. 
   My favorite thing about this neckline is that it is incredibly sexy without revealing any cleavage. This allows a cool girl to show skin in other areas like her legs, stomach, and back.  This look is perfect if you are looking to step up your side boob game (I know I am). I love these necklines with a super slick high pony tail. Here are great pieces from Asos that could easily be incorporated into anyone's wardrobe.

Photo ownership goes to Asos and Vogue.


The Messy Chop

None of these photos are mine.
       A trend I have been noticing quite a bit lately is what I have dubbed as the "messy chop".  For years, fashion darling Alexa Chung has been absolutely rocking shoulder length, blunt messy hair.  Last year, Karlie Kloss had a spread in vogue centered all around her new short hair, which was known as the "Karlie" or the "chop." Last year, it was all about short hair while this year it's all about short messy hair. Whether hair is "short" or not is, in all honesty, subjective to the opinion of the beholder.  But when I think of short, I think of anywhere between shoulder length and pixie.  So after the chop has been executed, the next step is the mess.  I love hair that has a messy wave or curl and extreme volume.  Layers also seem to be important when it comes to the messiness, if you will. I love this hair because it really edges up any outfit.  In my opinion, this cut is cool.  Could the messy chop be the new Rachel?  Unfortunately, this cut is one that I will not be sporting anytime soon. I was cursed/blessed with crazy curly hair and the shorter the hair, the more afro. So chop your hair, and let me live vicariously through you.