Prada Sunnies and Pink Accessories

Sunnies: Prada Dress: H&M Shoes: Alice and Olivia Flower Necklace: Saks

Sunnies: Prada
Dress: H&M
Shoes: Alice and Olivia
Flower Necklace: Saks

So this newest update is no longer me being the proud self proclaimed drama queen that I am, it is OFFICIALLY summer! The only difference this means for me really is that I have more to look forward too. More days at Disneyland, more days spent laying on the beach, swimsuit posts, (insert gasp here) the possibilities for true blue (or in my case mostly pink) So. Cal fashion are endless. They say that you can’t wear white after Labor Day, but on this first week of summer I thought what better way to celebrate than in my favorite white ensemble.

Sun dresses are my absolute favorite summer piece. Like I’ve said many times before, I am a girly girl and I live for longer sunnier days when the expectation from a fashion perspective is to wear pretty frilly dresses and embellish with bright floral accessories. So is it a surprise to anyone that Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons? Granted, I can be seen wearing this items all year round but it so much easier to shop for this pieces during this time of the year. Also, confession time, this is the year I usually indulge far too much in accessories. I have a horrible over indulgent problem of when I can’t make up my mind on something not taking one but two. For example, you’ve probably noticed the sunglasses I’m wearing in this post, in other posts but in black. Coco Chanel didn’t decide on just black or white so she opted for both, so why can’t I? I don’t believe in living life with regrets and while I would have regretted having to choose one over the other, I do not regret having two pairs of fabulous and perfect sparkly Prada sunnies.

I'd like to say I can now start wearing all white since it is now officially summer, but let's face it. It's summer almost all year round in so cal.  Hence this is my official welcome summer outfit!

I’d like to say I can now start wearing all white since it is now officially summer, but let’s face it. It’s summer almost all year round in so cal. Hence this is my official welcome summer outfit!

Pretty dresses and floral accessories. Is there any better combo?

Pretty dresses and floral accessories. Is there any better combo?

 

"Over the years I have learned what is important about a dress is the woman who is wearing it." Yves St Laurent

“Over the years I have learned what is important about a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” Yves St Laurent

Journey Of A Fashion Icon

 

"I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life - and I became that woman."- Diane Von Furstenberg

“I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life – and I became that woman.”- Diane Von Furstenberg

"Attitude is everything."- Diane Von Furstenberg

“Attitude is everything.”- Diane Von Furstenberg

“I design for the woman who loves being a woman,” Dianve Von Furstenberg. Today I finally committed to the adventure to LACMA where I had the opportunity to experience the legendary Diane Von Furstenberg’s exhibit “Journey Of A Dress.” Diane Von Furstenberg has always intrigued me. Yes, don’t get me wrong the title of “Queen of Eccentric” goes to my beloved Betsy Johnson, but Diane Von Furstenberg is a spirited fashion queen in her own right. And while I had known and respected the iconic designer for years, I feel like I truly did not understand her until today.

I have tirelessly attempted to educate myself on the fashion icons that regardless of passing years or decades ago, have left an imprint on the fashion world only to change things forever. Chanel, McQueen all have left permanent marks and opened up the fashion worlds eyes to concepts once frowned upon. Jersey knits? Antelope heels? Sure these were once thought to be strange notions to traditional fashion, although I guess antelope heels will only ever be ready to wear in the closet of fashion elite such as Ms. Gaga. (Yup, she’s probably the only one.) And while every designer strives to become the next Great One, only a handful achieve fashion house, or iconic status. I did not realize the power and influence Diane Von Furstenberg has had on this crazy world of fashion that I whole heartedly love, until today. I knew who she was. I knew she was featured countless times Sex And the City, which automatically elevated her status to awesome. I’ve seen her in interviews and she has always made me chuckle with her outspoken responses to journalists questions. She’s always been honest and clearly not afraid to speak her mind. Now, I have finished some biographies on notorious designers and one thing I’ve come to realize is that while yes, every single one that “made it to the top” incurred some sort of struggle, for whatever reason women experienced the most. Naturally I toes understand that women have been designing or making their own dresses since the invention of a sewing needle, but the concept of creating a successful business out of such things almost seemed trivial until Coco Chanel came along. (At least so far that I’ve read.)  One of my favorite things about dear Coco is that she made it a point to pay back her initial investor, a male companion who perhaps never believed she could make a name for herself, and seemed (again, at least according to some of the biographies I’ve read) to enjoy telling this male investor, his money was no longer needed because she was making plenty of her own. In similar fashion (pun slightly intended), Furstenberg has always seemed to design from the heart not just for the every day woman, but to prove with her designs that females should be embraced as powerful and strong individuals. Just like her prints, women should feel as pretty as a runway model, as important as a label, confident to bare a little skin in a wrap dress, and as powerful as the woman who makes them. Thank you for the journey Diane. Cheers to decades more of style!

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This story should have read, "Once upon a time there was a pretty princess who helped make other princess' around the world feel just as pretty in her magical dresses."

This story should have read, “Once upon a time there was a pretty princess who helped make other princess’ around the world feel just as pretty in her magical dresses.”

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"My mother never, ever told me about evilness. She only saw the beautiful things... she wanted to protect me from it."- Diane Von Furstenberg.

“My mother never, ever told me about evilness. She only saw the beautiful things… she wanted to protect me from it.”- Diane Von Furstenberg.

One of my favorites!

One of my favorites!

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Not just a pink room, but a pink room with leopard print! I died and went to heaven.

Not just a pink room, but a pink room with leopard print! I died and went to heaven.

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Side note...I'm obsessed with not just Prada Baroque sunglasses (I've had my original for going on like 3 years now.) No no, now they have BEDAZZLED ones! Naturally I needed them in both black and white. When unable to decide I just take both. The good news is I got them at the outlet so I got them literally both for still only half of what one of them would have cost at a regular department store. Yay me!

Side note…I’m obsessed with not just Prada Baroque sunglasses (I’ve had my original for going on like 3 years now.) No no, now they have BEDAZZLED ones! Naturally I needed them in both black and white. When unable to decide I just take both. The good news is I got them at the outlet so I got them literally both for still only half of what one of them would have cost at a regular department store. Yay me!

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