Sunday, April 28, 2013

Week's Best Looks: April 28th 2013.

It is that time of the week again. It is the Weekend & it is Sunday, almost Monday. Already? Where did another week go by so fast? Those of you who have complimented on all the work that goes into this or who have wondered how much work goes into my Sunday Feature posts it is true IT IS A LOT OF WORK which takes A LOT OF MY VERY PRECIOUS TIME. So to all of you who appreciate all of the efforts, time, work, joy & love I put into this post - I appreciate it back. I think out of Respect & Courtesy you should link back to this post when & if one or more of your looks are featured. And just out if curiosity this is the 26th Week I have been running/doing this Feature. It has been half a year now & it keeps going strong & stronger. I even added a Best Dressed as well as Best Outfit of the week aspect to it. The Best Dressed is one Fashionista who has had many if not all Excellent Looks of the previous 10 days or so & the Best Outfit is exactly that the Best of the Very Best out of the sea of outfits/looks I pick each week.

This week we have lots of Dresses. The trends you will see the most in Dresses are Stripes, Animal Print (we have one in Leopard & one in Python or Snake-skin), a couple of Little Black Dresses, a couple of Navy Dresses, a couple of Shirt-dresses, a couple of White Lace Dresses, a Fuchsia Girly Dress, a High-Low Dress continuing the trend from last week & even a couple of Tunic Dresses including a Bright Green one in a Fun Parrot Print. Last but not least we have a couple of Gorgeous Flower-Print Dresses. Lots of Skirts too since bare legs are coming out due to warm temperatures. We have Pencil Skirts as usual but this week what we see the most are Full, A-Line or Bucket Skirts from a Yellow Color-block one, to Madras Plaid to a Chevron Print. We also have a couple of Midi Skirts & two Red Maxi Skirts both paired with Black on top. Military/Utility Jackets & Vests are a Trend that is going strong this week, we have 6 of them in the mix. We also have 3 Red/Fuchsia Blazers and a couple of Beautiful, Girly, Colorful & Bold Floral Jackets. There are a few looks with Shorts this week as we are heading towards Summer & May is almost here, actually. While last week we saw a lot of Plain White T-Shirts, Gray & Black T-Shirts are styled many different ways, this week. Chambray is still very Popular. A trend we see with Button-Down Shirts this week is tied on top of the belly button. The colors we see the most this week are Yellow, Red, Olive Green, Mint & Hot Pink or Fuchsia. We see some Chevron Print but even some Bows in the Print as well as in Accessories such as in Shoes & Belts. More Lace Tops this week, also. We have lots of handbags featured. The handbags we see this week are pretty much divided into 3 categories: Large, Slouchy, Leather Cognac, Brown or Beige Purses including a couple of Louis Vuitton(s); Over-the-Shoulder Purses in Bright & Neon Colors such as Pink & Lemon with  Buckles Detail; and Metallic Clutches. Last but not least lots of Gorgeous Shoes. Once again we have a lot of Wedges in Cognac, Gold & Nude or Beige. We have many ladies wear Beige/Nude Pumps (10 to be exact). We even have a pair of Turquoise Pumps, a pair of Purple Suede Peep-Toe Shoes & a Pair of Bright Gold Ballet Flats in the mix. Two ladies this week are even wearing the same pair of Cognac+Gold, Strappy Flat Sandals from Target. Other accessories include lots of Sunglasses - 17 pairs to be exact - with the Ray Ban Classic Style being a very popular pair, a couple of Colorful Scarves & a Couple of the Popular Bubble Necklaces. Other Styles of Necklaces include lots of Statement ones & many Colorful Gemstones. Most Belts this week are either Gold or Braided/Woven Skinny ones. And FYI, Amber is a popular name this week. Without further ado, enjoy the looks below & I would appreciate it if you mention this post or link this post in your blog, if I have featured you. Thank You.

From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
Lyddie's 1st Outfit is a Gorgeous Leopard Sheath paired with a Bright Raspberry Blazer for the Office. I love the Retro feel of the T-Strap Pumps, the Long Chain & Aqua Pendant Necklaces, plus the Stunning Cuff featuring Coral & Green Stones.
Lyddie's 2nd Outfit involves some Pattern-Mixing between the Stripped A-line Dress & Watercolor Scarf paired with Cognac Sandals, a Fun Rope Bracelet, Flower Studs & a Gorgeous Yellow Clutch.
Mrs. C says that this outfit started as a joke but it ended up being a Beautifully Layered Outfit in Soft Neutrals that pair so well together, especially the Buttercup Yellow Button-Down & Olive Vest. Her Nude Pumps from Coach are Perfection!
Londyn wears a Body-con, Fun, Mini, Python Dress with Killer Black Heels looking Oh-so-Sexy!!
Amber shows us how to wear Mint Jeans. Hers have Polka Dots & she pairs them with a Girly, White, Lace Tank & the first of several Neon Over-the-Shoulder Buckle Purses (that you will see this week).
Claire mixes a Girly Madras Skirt with a Blousy Stripped Tee. I cannot believe her Tan Wedges are from Payless while her Pretty Earrings are from the 99Cents Store - they are both Nice.
Bethany's Colorful Top has a Chevron Pattern & Bows on the Sleeves, that's why she pairs it with Simple Jeans & Nude Pumps. But she adds a Fun, Teal, Over-the-Shoulder Purse from Target.
Ashton's Outfit is White with a little Sunshine. She is another one to don Lace & Yellow this week, as well as Shorts. The Look is both Casual & Dressy. Her Gemstone Necklace is Gorgeous!
Candida bares her knees in a Girly, Black+White Mini Skirt paired with a Simple Gray Tee & Olive Military Blazer over it. Her Cognac Booties have a Fun, Seamless Wedge going.
Annie wears 2 of her Favorite Brands - J Crew & Topshop - by pairing her Lovely Black+White Stripped Dress with Beige Pumps, a Bright Neon Pink Over-the-Shoulder Bag & Matching Bubble Necklace.
Adrienne goes back to her Preppy Self by wearing Gorgeous, Girly, Floral Shorts. She paired them with a White Tee & Button-Down too, but I chose the Black on top because it is more unexpected & dressier with the Blazer. Her Belt, Bag & Shoes match the rest of the Black.
Dayami mixes her Reds & Pinks with a little Black thrown in there for good measure. The Ruffled Blouse & Stripey Pencil Skirt are Lovely. She wears her Nude Pumps & is good to go.
Noel wears a Pretty, Navy, Spring Dress with her Newest Shoes which are Tan & Yellow, Gorgeous Wedges. She adds a Chain-Strap, Over-the-Shoulder Bag & some Pretty Coral Earrings.
Alexandra makes the most of the last Wintery Days in a Fashionable Leopard Pencil Skirt, Gorgeous, Quilted Leather Jacket & Fur Stole. She adds a Beanie & Elegant Black Pumps.
Katie loves her Bows. She has them on her Tank, her Nails & her Flats. Those are some Gorgeous Tan+Gold Ballerinas by the way. Her Coral Statement Necklace w/ other Gemstones is Truly Beautiful! More Impressive even: she hand-dyed her Jeans.
Marie is right, this outfit is both Cute & Girly between the Pleats, Chiffon, Heart-Print Cardigan, Dangly Earrings, the Braid, all the Fun Rings + Bracelets & of course all the Hot Pink!
Lauren wears a Karen Walker, Knit, Navy Dress w/ Metallic Buttons on the Shoulders. It is a Polished Look to which she adds a Bow, Cognac+Gold Skinny Belt, a Stunning Gold Necklace, lots of Gold Bangles, a tiny LV Clutch & Nude Pumps.
Katelin styles a Black+White Stripped Skirt that her Sister made with a Simple, Gray, V-neck Tee & a Messy French Bun adding just a Gold Watch & Gold Link Bracelet as Accessories.
Whitley does a great job layering her Simple T-Shirt, Stripey Dress adding a Chambray & Bold Fuchsia Blazer over it. She accessorizes with Long Pearls, a LV Classic Handbag & the Cognac+Gold Flat Sandals from Target.
Carly wears a Bright, Orange-Red Maxi Skirt that flows with a Simple Black Tee, Edgy, Rocker Leather Jacket with lots of Zippers & Killer Black Stilettos.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
Janise is Mad about her White Tunic Dress with Embroidery which she pairs with Gorgeous Turquoise Pumps & a Python Blue Clutch, looking Sharp & Sexy. 
Shelby shows us short girls can wear Midi Skirts. She layers hers with a Gray Tee & Military Vest, adding height with Platform Cognac Wedges. Love the pops of Color with the Hot Pink Belt & Yellow Bag!
Tunde has on an Adorable, Green, Parrot Dress by Ann Taylor Loft. She adds a Woven Gold+Tan Braided Belt & Gold Ballet Flats for a Cute Casual Look.
Nikki wears her Pretty, Hi-Lo, Blush Dress with lots of Gold: Bangles, Belt & Clutch. She adds Platform, Nude+Cognac Wedges for a Chic, Up-Town Look.
Amber's 1st Outfit shows a Spring Essential - Mint. Her Crops are paired with a Beautiful, Soft, Color-block Tan+Yellow Cardigan with Matching Mint Pockets.
Amber's 2nd Outfit is truly Sophisticated yet Military-Inspired. I love that Stunning, Unique Jacket over the Soft, Polished Neutrals. She finishes with Gladiator Heels for a Sharp result! Great Side Hairdo , too.
Lauren adds a Colorful, Floral Button-Down tied over her Girly, Lace Little White Dress. She finishes the Girly Look with a Crystal Stone Necklace & Nude Wedge Sandals.
Laura adds a Light Chambray tied on top of her Navy/Teal Chevron Dress. She pairs it with a Cognac Clutch + Wedge Sandals, adds a Stunning Turquoise Gemstone Necklace & a Sock Bun.
Alison has on a Lemon-Yellow, Comfortable & Super Cute Shirtdress by Gap (that I would love to own myself). She also pairs it with Cognac Wedges, Pretty Coral+Gold Jewels & Sunglasses.
Ashley's 1st Outfit show off a pair of Gorgeous, Colorful Stilettos that mix Stripes with Leopard & dress up her Orange Henley & Dark Jeans. She adds a Popular, Woven, Leatherette Orange Bracelet.
Ashley's 2nd Outfit is a Silk Shirtdress with Zippered Pockets to which she added Emerald Chandelier Earrings & Stunning, Purple Peep-toe Pumps.
Laura's Pants are Unique & Beautiful. They feature splashes of Spattered Watercolors & the Ombre effect. She adds a Polished Beige Blouse & Nude Mary Jane Pumps for a Chic Weekend Look.
Danielle's LBD is also a button-down Shirtdress type. She adds the skinniest Leopard Belt & Peep-Toe Black Pumps to dress it up.
Rita dresses up Olive Skinnies & Stripped Tee with a pair of High Ivory/Nude Pumps & Cool, Edgy, Polished, Brown Leather Jacket. Her Sunnies are Sophisticated, also.
Jenna is in Pink & Ruffles in her Raspberry Maxi Skirt & a Simple Black Tank tucked. I love her hair pulled up to showcase her Dangly Circle Earrings with Colorful Stones. She adds Nude Espadrilles.
Bri wears Floral the second week in a row. Her Aqua Shell is so Cute & Feminine. She dresses up those Dark Jeans for work with a Beige Blazer & Beige Flats. Love her Braided Hair.
Jessica also ties her Shirt on top of her High-Waisted, Midi Chiffon Skirt with her Cascading Wavy Curls off one side, Beautiful Sunglasses, Red Sandals & a Beige Coach Purse.
Franziska's 1st Outfit pairs her Favorite Military Blazer with Beautiful Polka Dot J Crew Blouse & Pom-Pom Navy Scarf. She adds Cropped Boyfriend Jeans & Cap-Toe, Beige+Black Ballet Flats.
Franziska's 2nd Outfit pairs an Unexpected, Bold, Floral Blazer, this time with a Pair of Dressier Cropped Jeans, White Tee, Nude Loafers & Gorgeous Coral Gemstone Necklace.
Sandy's Girly Skirt & Wedges are both Color-blocked & Springy. She accessorizes with a Braided, Gold Skinny Belt, Red Print Scarf & Gorgeous Rosette, Colorful Headband.
Kristina wears the 2nd White Lace Dress of the week in a Casual way with a Military Jacket & Flats.
Amber is also in a Jacket. Hers is Beige just like the Bubble Necklace which both dress up a Stripey Tank & Fuchsia Cropped Pants assisted by a pair of Black Pumps.
Katie wears her Pink-Sleeved Anchor Tee with Black Leggings & Cognac+Gold Adorable Target Sandals.
Kayla flirts around in her Hot Pink Mini with a Turquoise Clutch & Matching Bubble Necklace yet keeps it Sophisticated with the White Button Down.

BEST DRESSED OF THE WEEK IS KIMBERLY OF PENNY PINCHER FASHION. Check out her blog for more Lovely Looks & Beauty/Style Ideas + Buys.
1st Outfit shows a Colorful Bouquet Outfit between a Gorgeous Floral Jacket, Tiered Red Top, Jeans & Nude Pumps with a Lush, Leather, Cognac Handbag.
2nd Outfit is a mixture of Ruffles & Leather in the Softest Pale Neutrals. Kim mixes Silver, Bronze & Gold Metallics in her Strappy Heels & adds Crystal Drop Earrings with a Pale Mint Clutch.
3rd Outfit is a Black+White Tee dressed up with Red Trousers plus a Gold, Long Chain Necklace. Her Dotted Band on her Fedora matches the Dotted Clutch.
4th Outfit is what Kimberly calls Blooming Botanicals and she is right: this Floral White Dress by London Times is a Stunner, featuring Lillies. I love the Gold Gladiator Belt & Lace-Up, Black Sexy Stilettos with it.
5th Outfit Kimberly plays with Black+White Patterns on top & double Peplum on the bottom of her Shirt. Love her Mellow Yellow Purse & Ivory, Seersucker Loafers.
6th Outfit is a Dressy version of a Neon Pink V-Neck Tee layered over a Button-Down with a Pencil Skirt, Black+White Stilettos with Matching Clutch & a Stunning Crystal Necklace.

Jonna has on a Stunning Dress by H&M which is a Black Canvas with Bold, Colorful Red, Lavender & Cobalt Blue Roses which look like they are Embroided. They are so Bold it looks like they create a 3D effect. She layers the dress with a Simple, Classic Black Cardigan but adds more Bright Pink through her Gorgeous Michael Kors Bag & Pointy Pumps with Gold Cap Toes. Last but not least a Fun, Tassle, Gold Necklace by In Pink.

This Neutrals & Floral Outfit features elements all of which I love: a Skirt with Pockets, a Button-Down, a Brooch, Floral Print, Black+White, a Clutch & Very Versatile Black Ballet Flats.