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Spring Forward

blog_beauty1With New York’s Fashion Week behind us now, the common fashionista can start putting together her spring wardrobe using inspiration from the pieces that hit the runways. Some of our favorites were pieces by YSL (the red, flowy dress that Nicole Kidman was already spotted wearing), and the images here are of Marc Jacobs’ looks for spring. These were our favorite. With bright spring colors that have a deeper shade than normal, and plenty of floral inspirations, this collection is for the woman with a delicate, feminine and mysterious side. We have no doubt that this concept will be popping up in stores everywhere. Take a look when spring happens and see how strong this collection’s influence will be on upcoming styles. As for your own version (as many of us can’t afford to buy Marc Jacobs), try incorporating two powerful hues together, like the dark purple and brown seen here, or the chocolate and pink combinations. Find a felt flower hair clip, or discover a necklace of a rose, or attach a broach to your jacket, or find a cocktail ring that boasts a large flower. Your options are endless. Now, off to it—go shopping!

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