As much as I love the darker winter palette, there’s something about pastel hues that feel fresh and perfect for spring – especially dusty rose or soft pink. I don’t know what it is about these pastel shades, but they remind me of warm weather, sun, and one giant step closer to my birthday and summer time. And of course, you all know how I feel about summer and my birthday!!

It seems like we’re all looking through rose-colored glasses this season with pink being at the forefront of the must-have colors for spring. This dusty rose hue continues to dominate, as it has gotten a revamp and is seen as an elevated and forward shade. A pink piece can really take your outfit to new heights, which might make this the easiest and prettiest styling tip ever! No matter how much or how little of the color you decide to wear in one look, soft pink looks are everything right now.

I’ve always loved the color, but more recently I’ve fallen deeper in love with pink. It gives me a happy and overall positive feeling and really…how could you not have a great day wearing a beautiful pink jacket? This leather piece from Mackage immediately grabbed my attention because of the delicate petal hue, and the femmed-up topper brings out the softer side of the biker jacket’s design. I wanted to style this jacket with a similar colored top and when I saw this Project Social T rose-colored tank, I knew I had the perfect pairing. The easy linen material created an effortless look in contrast with the leather. I wanted to keep a light and airy color palette running throughout the look, which is why I styled the top and jacket with a light wash pair of jeans. The Liya from Citizens of Humanity are my absolute favorite jeans because they fit like a glove and the denim has such a natural distressed look.

I tied the pink back in with these dusty rose velvet booties, which have a perfect little heel and add a little lift! And finally, the last added pink touch – these Bonnie and Clyde translucent sunglasses in the color Himalayan Salt. I fell in love with the unique shape of the frames and obviously the shade of the lenses. These sunglasses are so fun, unique, and comfortable and I cannot wait to style them with so many different looks.

Wearing: Mackage Leather Jacket | Project Social T Tank Top | Citizen of Humanity Denim | Zara Boots | Bonnie & Clyde Sunglasses

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Love,

Liv xx

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Wearing: Eight Sixty Ruffle Top | Sandro Denim | Marc Fisher LTD Mules

There are ruffles here, there, and everywhere this season. Rufflemania began on the catwalks of NYFW during the S/S17 shows, and designers showcased classic pieces that were cut, reworked, and tweaked ever so artfully to introduce this classic and girly trend. Sometimes I’m not always one for following the trends, but when and if one really speaks to you and fits with your aesthetic and style, I say go for it. That was me with this ruffled trend, as I’ve always been drawn to the whimsy, flowiness, and nostalgia of a ruffle.

Fluttery shirts, skirts, dresses, and even shoes are big, both in terms of the proportions of the ruffles and in terms of the hype of this trend (I dare you to find a runway show that didn’t have a ruffle and flounce). This is why everybody in fashion is eager to get their hands on this romantic style. Tops with ruffled detailing are the perfect way to incorporate this trend into your spring wardrobe because it has that flawless balance between femininity with a touch of effortless sleekness. One-shoulder layered ruffled tops, skirts with cascading ruffles, or pants with spiraling ruffled details down the leg can add an unspoken drama to any outfit.

With a fun print, like this polka dot Eight Sixty ruffled top, you can add a flirty and fun to your overall look. I recommend paring this voluminous top style with a slim pair of denim or a skirt with a straight silhouette and a subtle shoe. I decided to style this ruffled top with a suede pair of Marc Fisher LTD Mules.

If you’re looking to update your shoe collection this spring with the season’s most sought after style, there are only two words you need to worry about – The Mule. They’re an ideal shoe for everyday because they combine comfort with elegance, and who doesn’t want that in a shoe? I love how the mule and the ruffled top look, as the two paired together offer a balanced contrast of light femininity with a chunkier, more structured shoe. I plan to style these shoes a bunch of different ways this spring!

Love,
Liv

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Wearing: Alexis Jumpsuit | Club Monaco Blouse | Stuart Weitzman Sandal

For me, there’s nothing more elegant than a wide leg pant, and when you combine that silhouette with the tailoring of a classic black jumpsuit – there’s simply nothing better. A wide leg pant and a jumpsuit are two of my absolute favorites, and they’re always my go-to styles when I want a more elevated or dressier look. When I saw these styles at the S/S 2017 NYFW shows, you could imagine I was thrilled! Jumpsuits were seen on the catwalks of Rachel Comey, and Ventements, while the wide leg pant was the star of the show at Red Valentino and Ulla Johnson. Some of the reoccurring styles throughout the season definitely feel 80s-inspired, and what’s so great about these styles is that many of you already have wide leg pants, a jumpsuit, or even a wide-leg jumpsuit in your closet already!

What I love so much about this Alexis jumpsuit is not only the exaggerated wide-leg silhouette but the long side slits on either side of the pant legs. It gives the jumpsuit movement, adds a subtly sexy detail, and allows you to show off a strappy or statement heel. I decided to layer the jumpsuit with this Club Monaco bell sleeve to give an extra element of femininity and contrast. The combination of black and white is something I’ve been seeing a lot recently, and I like how the white textured silk and black ribbon contrast with the black jumpsuit. The black ribbon on the blouse tied the two pieces together seamlessly. These refined details—a black ribbon, striking buttons at the back of the jumpsuit, and the wide leg slits—make these look uniquely beautiful.

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– Liv xx

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Wearing: Wolford Bodysuit | Topshop Skirt | Stuart Weitzman Boots | Danielle Guizio Custom Bomber 

Skirts are the ultimate feminine piece for women, and with so many options ranging from short to long, colorful to simple, or various cuts and styles, a skirt has the power to instantly elevate your end-of-winter wardrobe and transition your style into spring. I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s impossible to stick to having one skirt in the closet, because there are just so many cuts and styles to choose from. However, for Winter/Spring 2017, it is all about the statement skirt, especially an asymmetrical skirt—the classic cure-all for when you feel like you’re in a wardrobe slump.

What is a statement skirt, you ask? A statement skirt is one that can instantly catch attention and is the focal point of your look. I know it’s hard to stray away from a simple black silhouette, but sometimes adding a pop of color or a bold print in a figure flattering shape can immediately turn a ho-hum outfit around. If you are feeling a little intimidated by this trend right now, don’t be! If you’re looking to opt in for this trend but you’re not sure about how to do so, I definitely recommend something unique but understated. An asymmetrical hemmed skirt is just what you need, as it’s one of the major trends for Spring, and it’s just the right amount of “statement.” Looking slightly off-balance has never been so chic! Striking that perfect off-kilter look with diagonal detailed minis is a fresh way to incorporate a skirt into your wardrobe.

The key to styling this statement skirt is with simple separates to maintain that clean look. My favorite way to style an asymmetrical skirt is displayed in the post today. A fitted knit or turtleneck, sheer tights, and sleek over-the-knee boots is perfect for this time of the year. But when spring finally decides to show up, you can style the skirt with a crisp white shirt, bare legs, and mules or slides. From metallic, patent, tweed, plaid, and flirty ruffled minis to pencil silhouettes, your decision to find the perfect statement skirt can be a little overwhelming. But don’t worry! I’ve selected an assortment of skirts that’ll be sure to stand out. Shop my look and similar looks below:

 

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Wearing: Club Monaco Trench | Brandy Melville Sweater | Sandro Denim | Club Monaco Boots

Spring is in the New York air today! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of the bone chilling winter days! I hope that it will only get warmer from here so I can break out my light spring trenches and put away my puffy down coat. There is nothing like the perfect trench, and when you find it, there is nothing like it. The one that I am wearing in today’s post is a latest find that I purchased online at Club Monaco. This coat has become on of those staple pieces that I keep on rotation, because I absolutely love it. The bold navy plaid and the modern silhouette just makes it oh so perfect. The plaid makes such a statement, while being so wearable at the same time. I decided to style it with light blue denim, navy velvet boots and a creamy off white sweater. As you can see, blue is one of my favorite colors, so any chance I get I love mixing and matching different shades of blue to create a subtle monochromatic look. The cream sweater helps to break up the navy and works well with the white striped plaid. Shop this look and similar items below:

I hope you enjoyed this look!

Love,

Liv

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Fujifilm Polaroid Camera // Diptyque Limited Edition Candle // West Elm Personalized Jewelry Box // brk Metallic Water Bottle // Jennifer Meyer Thin Gold Ring // Quay Sunglasses // Christian Louboutin Nail Polish // Kith Suede Hat (a similar look for less option here) // My Cup of Fondue Belgian Chocolate Fondue Mix and Mug // Gucci Card Case // Nike LunarEpic Flyknit 2 Women’s Sneakers & Men’s Sneakers

On February 14th, across the US and in other places around the world, friends and loved ones share flowers, candy, gifts, and cards all in the name of love and St. Valentine, the holiday’s namesake. But enough about St. Valentine! Let’s get to the real reason you clicked on this story. Like many of us on this holiday, you’ve probably been racking your brain on how to partake in this hallmark holiday because, well, thinking of the perfect gift on Valentine’s Day is a daunting task. The explosion of hearts, chocolates, and teddy bears can make Valentine’s Day, ironically, easy to dislike, but when you get down to the true essence of the holiday – expressing affection –  it’s certainly an occasion to get on board with. This year, why not rethink those long-stemmed roses and swap it for something more unique? “But what else do you buy on Valentine’s Day,” you ask?  Lucky for you, your search ends here. Whether you’re looking for a small token of affection or want to splurge on something special, I’ve curated a non-cheesy Valentine’s Day gift guide that will one-up old St. Valentine’s love note. It’s a fail-proof gift guide for every type of guy, girl, and budget.

See and shop the best gifts for her and him this Valentine’s Day below!

Love Your Valentine,

Liv xx

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