If there’s one thing I’ve learned this pregnancy it’s that a maxi dress is your best friend. I’ve always worn them but never have I appreciated them as much as I have these past couple of months. Besides being the comfiest thing to wear in between sizes, they’re SO versatile and great for post baby as well. This one from meet mark has been sitting in my closet forever because it was too big but now it’s a real life saver. I LOVE the blue and its lace cap sleeves. I’ve worn it a ton of times in so many different ways for day and night. For day I wear it with my green anorak, chain link necklace and my one of my favorite lucky brand bag (which comes in handy to when switching out heels for flats when your feet can’t take it anymore). For night, I just added a sparkly necklace, metallic satchel and took off the jacket.
Kim Kardashian’s outfit is perfect for the holidays. Not crazy about the bag so I swapped it out with a animal print one from her Kardashian Kollection over at Sears. For the most part I wear skinny jeans, but I do love me a good fitted pair of flared jeans and Kim’s are the perfect example. I’m a curvy girl and while I can wear just about any type of skinny jeans, flared ones are always more flattering and adds balance to my curves (which in return makes me look thinner). Yes, I’ve come to accept and appreciate my curves but I also don’t mind if a pair of jeans knocks off a few pounds 🙂 Get Kim’s look for less with pieces from Sears, Mango & more!
The spring and summer of 2012 have seen a profusion of print dresses, with playful, brightly coloured and floral themes predominating. Worn with severely tailored blazers in this season’s pretty as a picture pastel colours, they can bring sunshine into the greyest day. Amongst the roses and the flamboyant tropical colours splashed across 1940s style midi dresses worn with wide patent leather belts, or the softer shades for evening, embellished with sequins and silver braid, the most popular prints are :
Floral, sometimes beautifully detailed, and sometimes exuberant and more abstract splashes of colour. Next UK have an evening maxi dress which captures the look, with a background of a deep maroon, and sprays of moss roses in pale pinks, whites and the softest greens on the foreground. Worn very simply, with a plain self-coloured or buff suede belt, the focus is on the print and the cut of the dress. The versatility of this season’s maxi dresses makes them equally suitable for informal day wear strolling in the sunshine, or worn to an evening reception with a crystal necklace to add a touch of glamour.
Animal prints – designers have added a touch of humour to many of the animal prints seen on this season’s dresses and tops. A favourite is a strapless snakeskin print dress with floating skirt, and hem dipping gracefully into a maxi length train behind. Variations on the animal theme have seen zebras galloping across the veldt on a straight cut cotton mini dress; leopard-skin T-shirts, and a tunic decorated with a pink flamingo perched on its nest amid a flurry of pastel twigs.
Butterflies – of every colour and design, they flutter in small prints across elegant jersey dresses, spread their wings in bold splashes of contrasting colour on eye-catching sun dresses, and appear to be touched with gold as they fly across an exquisite white evening dress. A favourite butterfly print dress is a semi-transparent ruffle hem mini in dark grey with a cream butterfly print worn over a jersey top and black leggings.
Prints extend to shoes and accessories, with a deliberate play on contrasting rather than matching designs. Teaming a floral clutch bag with a vivid geometric print dress, or a delicate pastel print on ballerina shoes with an animal print tunic is what the 2012 look is all about.