Dreams be Dreams…

Dreams be Dreams…

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Green with Envy

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. This year, the  Spring 2013 Fashion Week trends included this rich emerald green colour; also extremely appropriate for St. Paddy’s Day. It doesn’t mean you have to go all out and wear head-to-toe in green, but rather, picking one piece and pairing it with black, white or whatever colour you choose. Green With Envy
  1.  Equipment, Fern Green Signature Silk Shirt, $325
  2. Vionnet, Casual Pants, $930
  3. MCQ Alexander McQueen, Goldtone Stud Leather Ballerina, $385
  4. Diane von Furstenburg, New Cahil Dress, $225
  5. MCQ Alexander McQueen, Studded Pointed Leather Pumps, $470
  6. See by Chloe, Silk Top, $135
  7. J. Crew, Miri Mid-heel Suede Pumps, $196
  8. Topshop, Knitted Mix Stitch Sweater, $55
  9. Valentino, Emerald Backless Lace Dress, $6140

My two favourites from this selection are the See by Chloe silk top and Equipment blouse. I love pieces that can be dressed up or down and I can picture both of these with dressy leggings, dress pants, jeans or even shorts. Versatility is key.

*This Valentino dress is simply stunning. I love the cut, design and the elegant lace layer. The back of the dress is to die for! I’d love it in black as well!

Bold and the Beautiful

I grew up watching Bold and the Beautiful with my grandparents and I still occasionally watch it with my grandmother if I’m free at 1:30 pm. I always enjoyed watching it because of the fashion and dramatic story lines, but now just take in the fashion.

Looking through trends for this spring, I’m happy to announce that the classic black and whites are of course still in for this season. Timeless pieces as always. I’m a big fan of wearing black with white and I’ve fallen for these vertical striped black and white jeans. Here are two similar outfits that I’ve put together with two very different prices:

Bold and the Beautiful Cheap

  1. H&M White Blouse, $14.95
  2. Forever 21 Vertical Stripe Skinny Jeans, $29.80
  3. H&M Gold Necklace, $14.95
  4. Steve Madden Vicktem Booties, $159.95

Total: $219.65

Bold and the Beautiful 2

  1. Equipment Button-down Blouse, $345 *
  2. Paige Denim Striped Jeans, $245
  3. Salvatore Ferragamo Gold Chain, $330
  4. Giuseppe Zanotti Gaga Booties, on sale for $649

Total: $1569.00

Both of these outfits are very similar. I’d tuck the white blouses into the striped denim jeans and wear the gold necklace over the collar of the shirt. I love the look of platform black booties with denim and think this creates a bold, but beautiful finish to this outfit.

Would you splurge or enjoy the savings and go for the cheaper option…or just pass because you don’t like this outfit? I’d love your feedback!

* Check out the Equipment blouse. Don’t you just love the scalloped edges alongside the buttons?