Shopping My Closet
May 1, 2014

Save or splurge: ankle wrap sandal heels

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April showers bring May flowers – that’s how the saying goes, right? The floral print trend is definitely in full effect. This is evident with its prominence in everything from blazers to pants to skirts. Some of the floral patterns out there are bolder than others and I’ve found myself challenged with how to best style it without looking like a crazy person. If you’re new to this trend, perhaps you’d like to start with a smaller print and work it into your outfit.

Save or splurge: @givenchy #givenchy vs @stevemadden #stevemadden floral ankle-wrap pump heel | www.shoppingmycloset.com

I think these ankle wrap sandal heels are good solution for that. The print is colorful and girly and has multiple colors so you can match it to other color palettes to style a very vibrant and chic outfit. I’ve found two different styles from Givenchy and Steve Madden that can be mixed and matched with your wardrobe this season.

The classic rose design from Givenchy would work perfectly paired with a little black dress that you could wear to a shower. Consider pulling in the pink rose detailing by pairing the dress with a matching belt. To balance the outfit, I would recommend a neutral accessory palette for the earrings, bracelet, and clutch.

@givenchy #givenchy ankle wrap sandals | @topshop #topshop little black dress | @marcjacobs #marcjacobs earrings | @ralphlauren #ralphlauren pearl bracelet | @jcrew #jcrew straw clutch | @dsquared #dsquared belt | www.shoppingmycloset.com

These pretty and bright floral heels from Steve Madden are also another option if you’re not fully committed to the trend and are unsure if it’s for you. This pattern is very feminine, especially with the thin straps and stiletto heel. To play up the girly vibe, I would pair it with this season’s other “it” trend: the midi skirt. This white midi skirt is a great contrast to the vibrant colors of the heel and is complimented by a blush pink top. Again, I kept the earrings and cuff bracelet color-neutral, and offset the entire look with a mint quilted purse that has a gold chain to tie in the two color schemes.

@stevemadden #stevemadden ankle wrap heels | @madewell #madewell blush blouse | @topshop #topshop scuba midi skirt | earrings via @netaporter #netaporter | gold cuff via @bloomingdales #bloomingdales | mint quilted purse via @yoox #yoox | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Are you trying the floral trend this Spring? I’d love to hear what you’ve styled!

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April 15, 2014

Eyelet peplum

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There are so many trends this spring that it’s been a difficult choice while clothes shopping. Sadly, I don’t have an unlimited budget (a girl can wish, right?) so I love it when I can find a piece that incorporates many current and “in” looks.

@jcrew #jcrew navy field jacket | @gap #gap eyelet peplum | @forever21 #forever21 mint statement necklace | @paigedenim #paigedenim skinny jeans | @bananarepublic #bananarepublic quilted flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@jcrew #jcrew navy field jacket | @gap #gap eyelet peplum | @forever21 #forever21 mint statement necklace | @paigedenim #paigedenim skinny jeans | @bananarepublic #bananarepublic quilted flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@jcrew #jcrew navy field jacket | @gap #gap eyelet peplum | @forever21 #forever21 mint statement necklace | @paigedenim #paigedenim skinny jeans | @bananarepublic #bananarepublic quilted flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com

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@jcrew #jcrew navy field jacket | @gap #gap eyelet peplum | @forever21 #forever21 mint statement necklace | @paigedenim #paigedenim skinny jeans | @bananarepublic #bananarepublic quilted flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com

I found this great eyelet peplum top and immediately knew that it was an item I would able to wear into the summertime. The white color and eyelet fabric gives an airy feel and the peplum bottom gives it a feminine flare. To dress up the top and make it work appropriate, I would pair it with trousers or a skirt and pair it with either a cardigan or blazer. Are you trying any trends this season?

Linking up with Kileen from cute & little!


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Navy field jacket &ndash J.Crew   (similar style here & here)

White eyelet peplum – GAP   (similar style HOURS] (here & here)

Mint statement necklace ‐ Forever 21   (similar style here & here)

Skinny denim jeans – Paige Denim   (similar style here & here)

Quilted ballet flats – Banana Republic {discontinued}   (similar style here & here)

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