“only great minds can afford a simple style “
– stendhal
{alexa chung via knight cat}

hello lovelies,

new york fashion week is in full swing and i don’t know about you, but this is one of my favorite times of the year! the sheer joy of clicking through the dreamy photography of each designer’s show is unparalleled for a fashionista. and as the days and shows come and go, we begin to see the common thread, the trends of the season that we simply cannot live without. then we countdown the months, weeks and days until we can sink our teeth {and wallets} in to these must-have pieces. and then we put them on, and feel utterly glorious. 
god, i love fashion.
so as the exquisite ensembles have floated down the lincoln center catwalks, i’ve picked up one idea, so far, that is already building its momentum for spring ’11.
sheer. sheer. sheer.
everywhere we looked on the runways, there was a sea of lighter than air silk chiffon…rendered in hopelessly romantic blouses, goddess gowns and everything in between.  and so stunning it took my breath away.
here are a few of my favorites so far:
{jason wu sp’11}
{jenny packham sp’11}
{monique lhuiller sp’11}
{chris benz sp’11}
{thakoon sp’11}
now, it is also clear that flaunting sheer styles is not for the faint of heart. it takes a bold, style savvy individual to piece together an ensemble that celebrates this trend without revealing it all.

so from one fashion gal to another, here are a few tips to embracing all things sheer:

1.  peek-a-boo: 
invest in chic lace bras
2. the cover up:
layer with a delicious cardigan or cool leather jacket
3. cherry on top:
sprinkle your ensemble with a statement bag, jewelry or a pair of shoes to move the eyes around {vs. through} the outfit
{1. heart print blouse by adam, 2. lace bra via topshop, 3. shawl cardigan via topshop, 4. quilted bag via macys, 5. “geema” boot by steve madden, 6. zip legging by arden b.}
ok fashion friends. what are some of the trends and spring ’11 pieces you are dreaming of already? 
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friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂

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  1. Miss ED wrote:

    Great accessories, and awesome choices to highlight, the first blouse is my fave 😀

    Ripped Nylon

    Posted 9.18.10 Reply
  2. Tanvi wrote:

    Oh! I love sheer toooo! Gorgeous and so feminine. I love that lavender gown! sighh!

    Posted 9.16.10 Reply
  3. Samantha wrote:

    Ooh..that Jenny Packham dress is stunning! I love sheer blouses..I cant wait!! Good call on the lace bras..I’m going to have to pick up a few!
    Lovely post!!


    Posted 9.15.10 Reply
  4. I agree with Kayla-Jason Wu’s collection was dreamy. That sheer polka dot blouse is to die for!

    Posted 9.15.10 Reply
  5. Kayla wrote:

    Loved the Jason Wu collection this year. I will be adding sheer to my collection soon. Love your blog.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

    Posted 9.15.10 Reply