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April 1, 2010

ttF Fashion Staples Series Outfit #4: April Bloom

ttF Fashion Staples Series Outfit #4: April Bloom

April is a little tricky. The first week is supposed to be cold and rainy. Then, comes the sunshine. Then I go to Miami, which means extreme heat. So I had to pick staples that could work in the office, on the beach and on a chilly spring day. Hereโ€™s the breakdown of the 6 Fashion Staples Iโ€™ll be wearing at least 6 Different times for the next 30 days:

1. Flower Brooch (H&M)
I bought this brooch while I was at New York Fashion Week. I was probably inspired by the massive Sex and the City 2 ads of Carrie Bradshaw lining 5th Avenue. The coral puts a little spring cheer into any outfit and I like how it can be used as both a brooch and a hair accessory.

2. Lavender Mini Dress (American Apparel)
Lavender is my favorite color trend for spring. This cotton spandex jersey dress is so versatile. You can dress it up or down and even wear it as a bodysuit tucked into a skirt.

3. Studded Wrap Belt (Forever 21)
The minute I saw Victoria Beckham in a studded wrap belt in a Harper’s Bazaar editorial I fell in love with the look. She belted her Balenciaga dress with Linea Pelle but I went a less expensive route and bought a Forever 21 double wrap belt in a large and made it into a triple wrap. This was over a year ago and I still can’t get enough of the accessory.

4. Black Bracelets (lia sophia)
Black jewelry is huge for spring and I’ve already gotten plenty of use out of these and black and crystal stretch pieces. They add an edgy glam feel to a basic outfit.

5. Black Pencil Skirt (Theory)
There’s not much more to say about the black pencil skirt except it’s a classic that every woman should own.

6. Black Dressy Wedges (Steve Madden)
Wedges are huge for spring. I bought these Cielo Wedges ($129.95 $89.95) last year and am excited to start wearing them. They have a bit of a retro feel and are certainly more comfortable than a 4-inch stiletto.

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