The Ballet Palette

Endless Rose A Line Skirt, Topshop Wrap Skirt, Zara Frilled Mini Skirt

     Because of my affinity for ballerinas (owed entirely to Edgar Degas), I became outrageously excited while discovering photographs from J.Crew's September 2011 catalog. It featured ballerinas from the St. Petersburg Ballet doing their points, positions and pliés while clad in J.Crew cashmere. What struck me most about the photographs was the stunning color palette. Ivory tights and ballet pink slippers were paired with a variety of muted neutral sweaters, from heather grey to light camel. Eager to wear these beautiful colors in spring, I've put together a collection of ballet-palette sweaters and skirts.



Vince Camuto Satchel, 3.1 Phillip Lim Cosmetic Case, Stuart Weitzman Pumps
Tory Burch Sandals, Adidas Originals Sneakers

     Ever wished you could own those emoji accessories you've been texting? Bad news: Siri can't help you, and there isn't an app for that. Good news: here's a roundup of pieces that mirror emoji handbags and shoes. You can take your look from technological to tangible!


Monday Muse: Ursula

ASOS Peplum Dress, Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace, Charlotte Olympia Bag, Zimmermann Sandals

      As a kid, Ursula, the evil sea witch from The Little Mermaid, haunted me. Her wicked face, ghastly white hair, rotund purple physique and grotesque tentacles were absolutely terrifying. My fear of Ursula has since disappeared, and she's now become a muse of mine. The blood red lips, shell-adorned jewelry, and voluptuous bod? Pretty fabulous.
     It's possible to get Ursula's look without entering Halloween costume territory. Sport a strapless dress with a peplum to mimic the fullness of her tentacles, and finish it off with purple pumps and seashell accessories. You'll be far from a poor unfortunate soul!


Seeing Double: Flower Girls

     Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot are at it again with the twinning game. This time, however, the two are joined by Karolina Kurkova to become a trio of girls with flower-filled hairdos. These blossoming coifs are super exaggerated, but the look can be wearable by sporting a flower crown. For all you Coachella-goers (not me-I'll be celebrating couchella), Eugenia Kim's floral headpieces are the perfect concert accessory. 



Birkenstock Arizonas, Fever Poolside Sandals, Rachel Zoe Fawn Sandals, Chloé Flat Sandal

     Every once in a while in fashion a trend arises that's absolutely polarizing. The perfect example? Birkenstock style sandals. People seem to either love or hate them. Personally I've never had a strong stand on the hippie shoes, but after seeing them worn by some of my fashion icons, the style is growing on me. Amy Astley, Teen Vogue's Editor-in-Chief, recently posted a couple of images of her sandal-clad feet on Instagram. The thick-strapped shoes looked super fresh in white and also very comfy. I may have to treat myself to a pair!