Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Event

Dress: ASOS; Jacket: Zara-old, (Similar); Shoes: Zara, (Similar); Clutch: H&M, (Similar)

Courtney’s Outfit of the Day: Monday, March 5, 2012 

While I was in NYC for Fashion Week, I was invited to come by the All Saints showroom to get a sneak peek at their upcoming collection…and although the clotheshorse in me wanted to leave with one of everything, I managed to settle on this fabulous blush colored Carmine Leather Jacket. In addition to being the most perfect neutral shade, it is lightweight enough to wear year round…and if you ask me, that makes it the most perfect investment piece!

Jacket: All Saints; Jeans: Paige Denim; Shoes: Kate Spade; Watch: Michael Kors; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Bracelets: CC Skye, Madewell

NYFW: Alice & Olivia Presentation

Jacket: Zara-old, (similar); Blouse: Urban Outfitters; Skirt: Threadsence; Shoes: Steve Madden; Clutch: Forever 21; Necklace: Spike the Punch

What Courtney Wore: Friday, March 2, 2012

Blazer: ASOS; Jeans: J Brand; Shoes: Tory Burch; Watch: Michael Kors; Laptop Case: Ted Baker

NYFW: Lela Rose Fashion Show

Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Yapchaian for Daily Candy

Jacket: Zara-old, (similar); Dress: Vintage, (similar); Faux Fur Stole: Club Monaco; Clutch: Vintage, (similar); Shoes: Steve Madden; Watch: Michael Kors

NYFW: Currently Obsessed Influencer Party

Blouse: J.Crew, (similar); Pants: Urban Outfitters-old, (similar); Belt: French Connection; Shoes: Zara, (similar); Necklaces: Kris Nations, Micah Yancey, Forever 21; Watch: Michael Kors

NYFW: Fashion 2.0 Awards

Dress (length altered): Urban Outfitters, (similar); Belt: French Connection; Shoes: Steve Madden; Watch: Michael Kors; Necklaces: Micah Yancey, Kris Nations; Bracelets: Kenneth Jay Lane, ASOS

NYFW: IFB Conference

Jacket: Zara (similar); Blouse: Zara (similar); Pants: Jenni Kayne; Heels: Steve Madden; Watch: Michael Kors; Bracelets: Micah Yancey, Kenneth Jay Lane; Necklace: Vintage

Week of Fashion Risks: Florals

Pant: Citizens of Humanity, Blouse: J.Crew, Blazer: ASOS

I think this risk is going to need to the most convincing on my behalf…so I am going to zap your pre-conceived notions right off the bat, and then just cut to the chase.

  • No, you aren’t looking at your grandmother’s curtains.
  • Florals for Spring?…how groundbreaking. (Thank you “Devil Wears Prada”for that joke.)
  • You’re just not the kinda gal who wears florals…you prefer plaid, and solids, and tweed? Oh, like the boys wear?

Prints, especially florals, can be intimidating. You look at them and think you could never pull them off. Or you think you don’t have anything in your closet that they will go with.

Well, guess what?! You can (reading this blog means you actually give a damn about fashion) and you do (umm, neutrals, hello, thats like your whole closet, right?).

So stop being a wallflower and just take a damn risk for crying out loud. If you look absurd, and your friends make fun of you, let them. Then compliment them on their basic black dress, hold your head high, and never listen to me again ;)

Who’s brave enough to stop and smell the roses and wear some florals?! Have you already?!

Xo, CK

Week of Fashion Risks: Flourescent Neons

Skirt: Naven, Sandal: ASOS, Flats: Old Navy, Pouch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Skirt: Naven, Watch: La Mer Collections, Pant: Tibi, Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Belt: Gap

I know what you’re thinking: “Courtney, I have no desire to look like a Sharpie highlighter.” And I get that. But do you have the desire to look like everyone else and blend in, though?! Navy and black are great staples (my closet is 50% neutrals)…but let’s be honest, how many times do you hear “Wow, I really admire her for branching out and wearing a black blazer!!”….UMM, LIKE, NEVER.

Open any fashion magazine and you’ll see that neons are a HUGE trend for Spring/Summer 2012. They graced the designer runways and now it time for them to make their way into your closet. You might be nervous that you have nothing to blend them with, but chances are, you actually do. Start with sprucing up all black with a splash of neon in your accessory, like a belt, or shoe, or handbag….then as you get more brave, invest in a neon blazer, or pant, or skirt…and in no time, you will be comfortable in these “NOTICE ME NOW” colors.

You can’t deny how gorgeous these neon pinks and yellows are…and you can’t say that they didn’t catch your eye. And chances are, they will catch the eyes of others too….and they’ll catch some compliments, as well.

Are you risky enough to rock these hues?! Have you already?!