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Trend: Wearing the Woods

I don’t know what it is about spring time, but it always makes me seek out woodland themed garments. Maybe it’s the birth of baby fawns and little foxes around the forest that just make me want to dress up in forest themed clothes and head out with my camera to catch a glimpse of all the flowers and furry creatures. Here are some wood land pieces that have caught my eye. foxscarf

This pretty fox scarf is from Decembermonologue.com. Besides the fact that is it woodland, there are two things I really like about this scarf. It is really affordable. It’s only $10. The second thing that made me want to feature it is that it is book merch. The scarf is a limited quantity and was created for a novel written by December. The story is ongoing at the moment, and it’s about a girl that has a magical scarf with the ability to turn its wearer invisible. This scarf doesn’t have that power, because everytime I wear it I get noticed and everyone compliments me.

 

Woodland Muse Long sleeve Playsuit-BROWN-S


I adore jumpers and playsuits  so I couldn’t resist this woodland muse one that I found on stylemoi.nu. This is definitely a playsuit to visit baby fawn in.
Woodland Creature Long Full Light and Aviary Skirt


Modcloth is a great place to find lovely woodland themed garments and this pleated skirt is no exception. The owl and floral print puts me in the mood for picnics in the meadow during dusk.
Max Mara Woodland print dress


This is the most expensive item in the list, but it is just beautiful. Just looking at it makes me feel one with nature. I think one could easily feel transported to a magical forest with water falls and lush trees with this dress on, even if they were stuck in a busy office with mounds of paper work.
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Kate Dioneda Brings You The Feminine Edge

Bold statement prints and embellishments, beautiful feminine cuts, trendy textures, classic and timeless designs–all this describes my new favorite collection by Kate Dioneda. If all my style personas went shopping together, they could all easily find the right piece to create the perfect look thanks to this web boutique. Kate Dioneda is a newly launched online store that ships anywhere. But it’s more than just another webshop stocked with clothes; it’s a concept that is created by a designer who understands that women have multiple sides and enjoy portraying them through their clothing.

The site reads, “It is fashion and you… and your ‘other’ you,” and in many ways I agree with this. While no woman is solely her sense of style, we do use fashion as means of expressing and communicating how we want to feel and the “type” of woman we want to be perceived as. Personally, I love looks that merge the essence of femininity with the strength of a woman. Thus, it was no surprise to me that I connected with the designer’s mindset and fell in love with the clothing. The clothes allow you to live simultaneously within the stylistic realm of total feminine and boldly edgy–thus creating the feminine edge. As someone who often can’t decide what kind of woman I want to be on any day, I often opt for styles that let me exhibit both my “sides.” I believe a lot of women can relate, as many seek out clothes that make a statement without compromising their feminine charm.

There is a flow and unity to the collection that makes it easy to envision oneself in them. They seem to tell a story. It’s a story about a multifaceted woman who doesn’t let any part of her dominate. Each piece adds to the story, while telling its own personal tale in the process. I’ve yet to see a collection that looked so unified but catered to so many different types of styles. Rock, punk, retro, glam, classic, modern, whatever your style preference, Kate Dioneda has managed to create pieces that can be distinctly worked into various wardrobes.

What’s more, this online boutique is made-to-order. In an age of mass production and low quality fashion, it’s lovely to find a designer that still believes in the personal touch and bringing customers the highest quality.

I want to own this entire collection. It speaks to me as woman–a fashionably diverse woman.

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■ Composition No. 1

shirt Half Sleeves White Crop Top

Half sleeves and a feminine jewel neckline adds an unexpected modern edge and a sultry dimension to this fitting, cotton-stretch white crop top for that all season pairing piece.

skirt Center Zip Faux Leather Black Mini Skirt

Walk with attitude in this edgy, thigh-skimming black faux leather mini skirt styled with slant front pockets, exposed front center zip, and a straight hem with exposed zippers at the leg lines.

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■ Composition No. 4

outer Black Sequin Power Shoulder Blazer

Make the ultimate fashion statement with this stunning, head-turning piece that also reveals one’s sublime femininity. Unrestrained embellishment of iridescent sequins was used to make this tailor-cut power-shoulder jacket with long sleeves, slim lapels and hip falling hem. This evening-ready blazer is perfect to finish off any party outfit.

top Sleeveless Chiffon Wrap Blouse

A delicate, lightweight, sheer chiffon sleeveless wrap blouse, designed with a dramatic plunging neckline detail for that glam, party vibe, pure elegance, or that uber-feminine look.

bottom Black Sequin Mini Shorts

Nothing speaks show-stopper than this sparkling black, paillette-covered mini shorts for that amazing party-season looks.

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■ Composition No. 5

top Lattice Lace Crop Top

Radiate chic in this crop top featuring a beautifully woven black lattice and floral overlay detailing, on a cream-color underlayer that is styled with half sleeves, boat neckline and powernet lining.

skirt Lattice Long Lace Skirt

A chic, floor-length hem lace skirt with black lattice and floral overlay details on a cream underlayer styled with a powernet full lining.

The online shop has a number of other looks that I adore as well as beautiful pieces, so I highly recommend giving it a visit. You can also learn more about the collection and designer via the links below.

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Sexy Ankles

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Ankle cuff shoes have always been in fashion and for someone like myself, who has weak ankles in heels, they add a little extra support. But never have I seen ankle cuff shoes as sexy as these! Metal cuff heels and sandals are a hot for this summer and I can’t wait! Not only are the shoes themselves fabulous but the metal cuffs take them up a notch with the built in accessory for your ankle. This is one trend I will be sporting come summer time and I actually hope it lasts a while because the subtleness of the metal cuff makes the heels wearable in a number of looks but at the same time gives your foot that head turning attitude we love.

Esteban Cortazar Metal ankle-cuff leather sandals  The Mode Collective Ankle Cuff Sandal – Vermillion Mint Fish Skin Point Flat Sandals   Giuseppe Zanotti Design ankle cuff sandal  Leather Cross Two-Tone Toe Post Flat Sandals

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