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A few spring accessories I am loving! //clockwise// @marykatrantzou heels. @rebeccaminkoff clutch. @anndraneen clutches. @chelseaparisint mules (photo by @chrisellelim.

A few spring accessories I am loving! //clockwise// @marykatrantzou heels. @rebeccaminkoff clutch. @anndraneen clutches. @chelseaparisint mules (photo by @chrisellelim.

Lupita Nyong'o in a Miu Miu dress//featured in New York Magazine Lupita Nyong'o in a Giorgio Armani top//featured in New York Magazine Lupita Nyong'o in a Balenciaga dress//featured in New York Magazine Lupita Nyong'o in a Giorgio Armani top//featured in New York Magazine Lupita Nyong'o in a Chanel necklace //featured in New York Magazine Lupita Nyong'o in a Stella McCartney dress //featured in New York Magazine

Lupita Nyong’o in New York Magazine

Stunning! I love this shoot of Lupita Nyong’o in New York Magazine. The colors, the prints, her makeup. I love it all.

1st Look: Miu Miu dress

2nd Look: Giorgio Armani top

3rd Look: Balenciaga dress

4th Look: (Bottom row, from left to right) Giorgio Armani top and skirt.

5th Look: Chanel necklace

6th Look: Stella McCartney dress

Photographer: Erik Madigan Heck

Photos courtesy of: New York Magazine

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Jumpsuit Chic

I have been on the lookout for a jumpsuit and then I saw this post on Nicole Warne’s Instagram. The shot was for Westfield’s Australia’s spring/summer campaign. I have not yet been able to figure out what line it is from. I am also not sure if it is a jumpsuit, it could be two pieces, but I love how it all looks like one piece.

I did not find a white jumpsuit, but did find these two black basics that could be dressed up with stand-out accessories. 

From left: Mango jumpsuit; H&M jumpsuit.

***Images courtesy of garypeppergirl Instagram, Mango, H&M***

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Instagram Inspiration

I have mentioned before how much I love Instagram. Well, I will say it again. I love all the inspiration I get from the quick snapshots of those I follow.

We have lived in our home for almost 3 years now (I think?) and I still have mostly white, stark walls with no art or photographs. I pulled the photos above from a few Instagrammers I love because of the super cool framed art/photograph layouts on the walls.

Tomorrow is “accomplish a million projects you started a long time ago” day and one of those is finally putting the few frames I have up. All of the photos above have given me fabulous ideas!

From the top here is the list of the Instagrammers I pulled from:

1.) theeverygirl_

2.) and 3.) eyeswoon

4.) hillarykerr

5.) jcrew

6.) karla_deras

7.) kellywearstler

8.) whitneyeveport

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Instant Chic

I love how backpacks have suddenly become one of the hottest accessories to have. I do have to admit, they are pretty functional.

I would have loved to have one of these chic backpacks while I was lugging around pounds and pounds of unnecessary items in Mexico recently. My arm still has a bruise from my handbag. I still have not learned that less is more and to not attempt to pack my entire closet.

I love all of the styles above, but most of them are way out of my budget. The green one is from Asos and is actually on sale, but it seems only the higher-end designers have caught onto the trend. I am on the hunt for a chic black one, so I will keep looking!

But for now, I can window shop with these!

Top Row: KARA structured leather backpack; Rebecca Minkoff leather studded backpack; Simone Camille backpback.

Middle Row: Rebecca Minkoff leather backpack; Elizabeth and James backpack; 3.1 Phillip Lim leather backpack.

Bottom Row: Asos tumbled leather backpack; Alexander Wang crackled leather backpack.

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Coveting Giambattista Valli

The Spring 2014 Couture shows have been incredible. (Go to style.com to see the gorgeous images from the runways). The detailed work that goes into all of the pieces is insane!

I have not yet had a chance to look at all of the shows, but this mint colored Giambattista Valli dress caught my eye. I love, love the color and the beaded collar!! I immediately thought a dress similar in color and details, would be perfect for one of the upcoming weddings I am attending in the spring and summer. It is such a dreamy dress and just so exquisite.

I already began my search online to see if I can find something similar, but since we are still a bit away from spring/summer I was unlucky in my search. I found two pieces from Shopbop that semi-give off the dreamy vibe as the Giambattista Valli, but I will keep looking closer to spring.

Shopbop Dresses

From left: alice + olivia flare box pleat dress and RED Valentino cutout embroidered dropwaist dress