Taylor Swift Talks Fashion and Her Keds Collection

Still not quite sure how I feel about this collaboration, but I’m not going to lie, I loved her adventure in affordable junior ready to wear with Wal Mart a few years back. Despite what a high schooler in Beverly Hills might tell you, it is not necessary to be walking around in Helmut Lang, James Pearse or Marc Jacobs. Maybe a bag. Maybe.

Regardless, this venture seems to be a very Taylor, and I do love the prints. Paired with some cute high waisted denim shorts and a bright top, you too can look like an “easter egg” just like Taylor.

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Grammy Recap: And The Award For Best Dressed Goes To…

Grammy Recap: And The Award For Best Dressed Goes To...

Kudos to the rebellious fashionistas who could not be tamed by CBS’ dress code (ahem Rihanna.) I love how all the various trends of the season were represented such as symmetrical patterns, pastels and black and white. Also, shout out to Rihanna for representing one of the hottest trends this season the multi finger pinky ring (I like this better then simply describing it as just a smaller ring.)

One of the hottest trends of the season is wearing a small ring half way down one of your favorite phalanges.

One of the hottest trends of the season is wearing a small ring half way down one of your favorite phalanges.

Taylor Swift, love the girl and her sense of style but her awards show attire is becoming quite predictable. But in all fairness her style suits her so moving on.

While I get CBS implemented a stricter dress code, and I appreciate the structured and sophisticated looks that fell within these guidelines as represented by Kaley Cuoco and Beyonce, my favorite look of the evening goes to Katy Perry and her mint green, form fitting Gucci dress.

I feel like this outfit is more appropriate for cocktails or martinis. I do love her Giuseppi Zanotti's

I feel like this outfit is more appropriate for cocktails or martinis. I do love her Giuseppi Zanotti’s though. 

Pardon me while I go all Joan Rivers for a second, but I loved everything about this dress. It was sexy, classy, and complimented her silhouette perfectly. I loved the jewels around the neckline. And ok, this shade of mint green is one of my absolute FAVORITE spring time colors.

Katy looks glam in Gucci

Katy looks glam in Gucci

Thank you Katy for reminding us we don’t have to endure the chilly temperatures that only penguins could appreciate much longer.

New Seasons, New Year, New Style

New Seasons, New Year, New Style

In the spirit of all things, well new, I decided to try something new. I’m the kind of person that sticks with habits and routines and a true blue believer if it ain’t broke then why fix it?

Well for the past probably 6 or 7 years I’ve been going to the same hair stylist who has done the same thing; trim and highlights. In July I told her I wanted to do something different this fall. A few years ago, I did the uber short Posh when she was actually Posh Spice hair cut (inspired at the time by Heidi Klum.)This inspired my look circa 2010

Since July, I pondered what I was going to do to change things up this season, and I came up with the perfect solution. BANGS! I’m not gonna lie, my decision may or may not have had something to do with my obsession with Taylor Swift and Nicole Richie, both fashionistas who have totally rocked the what my mother lovingly referred to as “brat bangs.” But while I cringed watching the scissors cut inches away from my forehead and fall to the floor I almost immediately felt like a brand new person when I looked in the mirror.

My stylist informed me that my decision is typical at this time of year, but that I was ahead of the game as the demand had not quite intensified. Yes! I always knew I was born to be a trend setter!

If it weren’t for the bangs, and if I had the freedom to do whatever I could with my hair without interfering with a certain brand integrity, I’d totally opt for the colored ombre at the tips look. But alas, I guess I’ll stick to classic Taylor Swift vogue. Works for me.

Taylor Swift could probably rock a pizza on her head and still  make it look glamorous

Huh, who would have guessed a little change could actually be a good thing.

My WILD obsession…

Ashley Tisdale clearly one of Wildfox’s biggest fans

Perhaps you’ve noticed your favorite trend setters sporting some pretty sassy graphic tee’s this past year. Hearts, stars, fun sayings splashed across a tank or cozy sweater. And whom exactly are Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and various others turning to for their fashionable digs? Ummm Wildfox, duh!

In case you have been living under a very dull and boring, black and white rock the past year you have completely missed this trend!  I’ll have to admit I was a little skeptical when I first encountered these tee’s/ sweaters. Really $80 for a t-shirt? You can go to any Forever 21 or H&M and get an equally cute graphic tee for probably no more than $5 or $10. Looking back I can’t believe how incredibly naive I was!

Putting a Wildfox top on is like putting on a cloud, that’s been sprinkled with sugar plumb fairy magic. Yes. It is really that freaking awesome! They are the coziest, cutest top you will ever introduce to your closet. Perhaps one of the most magical things about these must have wardrobe staples is how incredibly flattering they are…on EVERYONE! When I think of sweatshirts I think of work out attire (which can also be cute. Rule number one oh fabulous ones, just because you’re getting grosse does not mean you can’t look cute.) Let’s face it, typically sweatshirts are associated with frumpiness,which these tops are anything but.

Taylor Swift looking uber cute in a large heart sweater by Wildfox

Even if paired with a basic pair of denim jeans, I feel as though the quirky edge that is captured in each graphic print plastered across the front of each ensemble is the perfect element to add to one of the most basic articles of clothing. One of my favorite fashionistas who seems to be unofficial representation for the label always seems to pair these super cute blouses with the perfect accessories. Whether it’s a classic Chanel bag, fringed boots, or funky print shorts, she always seems to find the perfect match to complete the outfit.

Vanessa Hudgens sporting a Wildfox sweater

Oh and FYI, the label also extends beyond graphic tee’s to equally AMAZING dresses, bottoms, jewelry and even sunglasses.

One of the things I love most about these collections is that they encourage the wearer to live up to the label- and that’s to have fun and be wild with fashion.

Red

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Today is a day I wish I had a really long drive to make, because the new Taylor Swift album just dropped. Tonight millions of fans across the world are going to lock themselves in a room and reminisce on all their relationships, past and present gone good and gone bad, then gone good again only to leave you more heartbroken and bluer then you thought the first round. Then after the whole album is said and done before you apologize to your repeat button for the subsequent abuse it is going to receive from being hit so many times tonight, you’re going to wish Taylor Swift was your best friend so you can give her a hug, and then text all of your BFFs about how much you love the new album.

In typical me fashion, I have been preparing for this day since the last Taylor album dropped. But as the day got closer I could not help but find my fascination with the color red only nearly over power my life long love for pink. Something only my beloved T Swift could accomplish. But how else has Taylor influenced my personal style?

I’d like to give her credit for introducing me to cowgirl boots, but alas I’m the grandaughter of a real cowboy so I’ve been wearing those since before I could walk. But she did introduce me to the concept of rocking my boots with my favorite girly dress.

Recently, I can blame her for my obsession with red lipstick (although if I’m being completely honest that partially coincides with it officially being fall now.) Next time I visit one of my favorite hairstylists I’m going to ask for bangs, and I’m really really loving her Hampton inspired wardrobe lately. Seriously, does anyone else see her and Jackie O hanging along the coast in Cape Cod, and looking oh so fab doing so?

Taylor Swift must be commended for proving that sex does not have to be what sells and defines an artists’ success. She has proved since the beginning of her career that you can stay true to your self, and dress no different then the princess’ little girls grow up admiring anyways, and that’s in pretty dresses and pretty shoes.

Taylor, thank you. Just thank you.

Taylor Swift Red