My favourite thing about summer is the introduction of all the beautiful, vibrant and just plain “make me feel pretty” colours to the wardrobe, combined with delicate, flowing fabrics. Something about the sunshine, smell of freshly cut grass and the gentle breeze flirting with my hems makes me feel especially pretty.
I was so excited to see all the delicate colours and sheer, flowing fabrics that line the racks of my favourite stores this spring. But I have to admit, I was especially excited to see seafoam green in this year’s colour pallet. Once reserved for outdated, blasé bathroom tiles and cringe-worthy bridesmaid dresses, seafoam green has come a long way and is the absolute “it” colour this spring and summer.
Not only is it feminine, flirty and beautiful, seafoam green will go with just about any other colour in your wardrobe. I had such great fun pulling together a few key seafoam green pieces to incorporate into my wardrobe including a phenomenal pair of seafoam and cream heels that I got for an incredible bargain! Last week, I even got a seafoam green manicure and pedicure which I have been getting a lot of compliments on.
I don’t think seafoam is going anywhere for a while, so if you like it, invest in a few classic pieces. A necklace, t-shirt, tank top, clutch and jeans are great pieces to get you started. You can pair any of these items with your existing wardrobe basics for a runway worthy look.
More than 40 million people tuned into the Oscars last night – and yes… I was one of them… I don’t really tune in to see who wins – although I was really happy to see Argo, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence take Oscar home. I tune in mainly to see the gorgeous gowns that I will never be in the vicinity of, let alone wear. Last night was no disappointment. There were some spectacular dresses!
I noticed three fashion trends:
1) Simple Solids – Charlize Theron (Dior Haute Couture), Jennifer Aniston (Valentino), Anne Hathaway (Prada), Reese Witherspoon (Louis Vuitton) and Helen Hunt (H&M – Whaaat???) all elected for the simplicity and elegance of a solid, form fitting gown. I absolutely LOVE Charlize’s choice! She looks stunning in it and is being voted best dressed by many media outlets! I also love the classic style and vibrant colour of Jennifer’s gown.
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2) Molded Metallics – Stacy Kiebler (Naeem Khan), Naomi Watts (Armani), Jennifer Hudson (Roberto Cavalli), Jessica Chastain (Armani Prive) and Halle Berry (Versace) all opted for extremely fitted metallic, full length gowns. My faves of this group are Jennifer Hudson and Halle Berry. Esepcially if Halle’s comes with her body. That would be nice…
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3) Feminine Flow – Amy Adams (Oscar de la Renta), Amanda Seyfried (Alexander McQueen), Jennifer Lawrence (Dior Haute Couture) and Zoe Saldana (Alexis Mabille Couture) all chose extremely feminine, flowing gowns with a bit of a whimsical flaire. I am absolutely in LOVE with Jennifer’s choice and think she was stunning in it! Even when she tripped on her way up the stairs…