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Color Pr0n: Spring Fashion Color Trends

TBags Batwing Jersey Dress $106 at Bluefly

TBags Dress $106 at Bluefly

Hi pr0n stars!  Spring is about to…spring!  We’re about to spring forward, it’s time for spring cleaning, a young man’s fancy turn to love, and according to my sources color is back.  I don’t know where it went, but I’m glad to see it.  I have so much color to show you today: lemony yellows, coraly corals, and rosy pinks, just to name a few.

I’ve been beating the drum about how big cobalt blue is going to be this season, and (as usual) I’m right!  Check out this delightful cotton jersey dress by Tbags.  It’s got a deep v-neck (you can always throw a cami under it), ruched shoulders and bustline, and this marvelous abstract/floraly green, cobalt and orange print.  Throw on a cardigan and a pair of flats and try wearing it to work.

This style is so flattering and forgiving; whether you’re trying to camoflauge a tummy, or hips, or thighs and a rear – this dress is just going to skim right over your problem area, open up your neck and face and make you look great.

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I broke out my new toy again.  I love toys!  People tend to shy away from yellow and orange, when in fact they can be extremely flattering colors.  In the middle is a buttery yellow raincoat by Alice and Olivia; this heavyweight cotton is a perfect fabric for Spring.

Orange you glad you're not a lemon?

Center, going clockwise: Alice + Olivia jacket $303, TopShop USA shoes $110, Rebecca Beeson Tunic $29.99, Kate Spade Tote $221, Kate Spade Hobo $275, Nanette Lepore jacket, $249

I love the contrast coral buttons, and I found lots more coral.  To the left is the Nanette Lepore cotton “Come Together” jacket; the ribbon will help create or accentuate a waist, and along with the 3/4 length sleeves it will also draw up the eye .

On the right is a bright red Rebecca Beeson cotton tunic – again, a tunic style  that skims over like this will camoflauge a multitude of sins.  The shirt just looks so comfy, doesn’t it?

I’ve paired everything with coral chandelier earrings by Amrita Singh because almost everyone can wear coral (check out the little hearts!), and adorable lace-up “Jasmine” pumps from TopShop USA that come in two other colors.  More color!

Finally, two great Kate Spade bags; Union Square Opus in yellow is a structured hobo style  that also includes an adjustable shoulder strap (two bags for the price of one!)  and comes in lots of other cheery colors; Tamarind Cove Kyle is a nubby cotton tote that also comes in navy.  Collect both. :)

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Pink is the New Black

L to R: BCBG blouse, $113; Rachel Pally dress $248, Milly sweater $202, Kate Spade case $125, Oliver Bonas Necklace £6, Coach bag $358, Costume National skirt, 198.

Okay, there’s a lot to look at in this set, pr0n petunias!  In the middle is Rachel Pally’s “Carrie” dress, which comes in sizes 14-24.  (This is Pomegranate. See it in Baltic and Blossom @ Nordstrom); to the right is my favorite designer, Milly, with a Cashmere Rugby Polo Sweater from Revolve Clothing; back on the left is a BCBG flutter sleeve pleated blouse (WANT THESE TWO), available at Bluefly.

If you’ve got the legs, show them off in this hot pink pleated mini-skirt by Costume National @ Zappos Couture.  I’d tone down the rest of the outfit.  Maybe a pair of flat boots…and a thin turtleneck sweater with 3/4 sleeves I’m thinking.

Back around again, how much do you love this purple Coach leather Sabrina?  Go ahead and splurge, the little glass beads right above it are only £6 at OliverBonas.com!  Colorful accessories like that are great to brighten up a neutral outfit, like a suit.  Try pairing lavender with something unexpected like brown or green.  You can stow all your accessories in the Kate Spade patchin place large colin; it’s big, over 7″ wide.  There are two smaller cases on the website if you’re looking.

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Bringing up the rear is another one of my favorite topics: dresses!  (I love dresses!)  Petite frames should jump at Shoshanna’s fuchsia silk square link dress; curvy girls of any size stay away.  It’s a shame since my heart is breaking over the pops of turquoise and orange on it.

Think Spring

Top, going clockwise: Shoshana dress, $210; Suzi Chin for Maggy, $128 ; Yoanna Baraschi, $220; Emilia blouse, $38; Vera Wang dress, unavailable; Design History ermine dress $72

Plus sizes, I never forget you.  I fell in love when I saw this green matte jersey shift dress by Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique.  If you click on the picture to see it larger, you can see the banded neck and hem, which I think is a great detail; it comes in sizes 14w-24w at Nordstrom.

Lookie at the cobalt blue used again for this ’40’s styled Yoana Baraschi silk swing dress.  I’m just not sure a pale-face like your dear blogger can wear cobalt.  If I can, I’m snatching up this dress when it goes on sale at Bluefly.

The “Emilia” red blouse is also for plus sizes; it’s a wrap style, which works on almost everyone, and would look fab on it’s own with a pair of dressy pants and heels, or under a suit.  It’s going fast and is available in a smattering of sizes >14 in Tomato, Black and Chocolate at b&lu (Go ahead.  We’ll wait.).

Almost last, but by no means least is a Vera Wang dress, which seems to have become extinct.  Ah well, it was nearly $500, anyway.  Can I offer you a green Vera Wang in a size 8 as an apology?  I promise I’ll make it up to you with a carmine red Design History jersey pleat dress.  This also has a very sweet, retro feel to it, and would look fantastic with a pair of classic square heel pumps like these.

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This should keep you shopping for a while, pr0n pals!  Do let me know what you think; I love your comments.

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Until then, it was good for me; tell me, was it good for you?
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Wink NYC Sale Pr0n

Hello, again my lovely pr0n friends.  Right now you’re probably thinking: another post? In the same morning?  It’s true.  And I wouldn’t ordinarily do it, but I was tipped off by my friends from SmartyPanties that WinkNYC was having a promo on its sale items.  Through 2/17, enter XTR25 at checkout and save, well, an extra 25%.

The selection is somewhat limited, but there are some stellar deals I had to share with you.  Because a true friend always shares their pr0n.

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Starting with this “Tin Soldier Jacket” from Bailey 44.  Sorry, no fabric info (maybe a worsted wool? Or a man-made knit of some kind?) but it’s a fitted, military inspired jacket with split wrists and button closure.

It’s available in sizes X-small – large, but these are contemporary designers, so make sure to check out the size chart. 

Hold onto your hats, because this jacket started at $275, and was marked down to $110.99.  With your 25% off code (xtra25) you too can be military chic for $83.24.  Under 100 bucks. Crazy!

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Also in sizes x-small thru large is this 100% ivory cashmere tunic from Qi  (No, I don’t know how to pronounce it. Sorry.)  Jewel neck, raglan sleeves, looks like its got a diamond kind of a pattern going on except for the hems, and it’ll probably hit about mid-thigh.

Did I mention this is a 100% cashmere dress that was $326?  It’s on sale for $163.99, making your price an outrageous $122.99.  Gah!

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If any of you pr0nistas out there have a killer bod, don’t wait to pick up Pencey’s “Satin Glass Dress”.  Look carefully to see the seaming detail zig-zaging its way across the dress.

You’re getting a jewel neck, with a scoop back and short sleeves.  I would guess there’s some stretch in this, but again there’s no fabric information (thanks, Wink. :p) so I don’t know.  If you’ve got the body to pull this off in sizes 2-8, it probably won’t matter much.

No longer $319, Satin Glass is on sale for $191.99, minus 25%, making it $143.99.  Incredible!  More than half off!

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For a smaller (in more ways than one) splurge, I adore this little blue cocktail ring by Rachel Leigh.

Treat yourself to a gold vermeil ring, with a single square crystal.  Originally $110, the ring is now $54.99, and will slide onto your pretty little pr0n hands for a mere $41.25.  Once again, better than half off.

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I know that in the past I’ve expressed my admiration of Alice & Olivia (haven’t I?), and their Pleated  Trim dress is a good reason why.

In navy blue wool with a silk lining, they’ve pleated the collar, and added a gathered fabric trim.  Remember, fashion is about details, fit and quality.  It’s the Shopping Pr0n trifecta.

Wink sold this for $385, then put it on sale for $192.91.  With your xtra25 code, sizes x-small to medium can have this for $144.74.  (Hmm…I wonder if I could fit into an A&O medium…)

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One more last unbelievable deal for you.  Now, I know I’ve imparted to you the importance of a proper trenchcoat; Gryphon’s mini-tent trenchcoat is most certainly that.

Here we have details from Wink:  available in sizes xsmall-medium in a 64% cotton and 36% polyester twill, unique zipper closure with 5 large hinge hooks,a back pleat, hip pockets, ¾ sleeves and a pinstripe inner lining. Divine details.

This is a coat to be admired and kept for a very long time.  It’s a three-season investment in your wardrobe.  For this quality, it’s retail price of $460 is hefty, but not outrageous.  But, it’s now on sale for $230.99, take 25% off and have a really fantastic addition to your closet for $173.45.  Under $200.  Seriously, I cannot express to you what a good deal that is.

I’ll let you go, dearest pr0n followers.  I’m so grateful to have you all here, but you’ve got places to go and sales to snatch.  Until next time.

It was good for me; tell me, was it good for you?