This week’s most wanted is this Cadence Trim Detail Silk Shirt Dress by DVF. I absolutely LOVE DVF and am determined to own a DVF wrap dress one day. Here’s what I love about the Cadence Trim dress: it’s blue and white (great colors for any season), it’s silk, it has a belt to tie the dress and show off the waist, and the white piping in the middle and bottom of the dress is a very classy touch. It would make a great Easter dress – Happy Easter everyone!
I’m really feeling all the patterns and prints, bolds and brights this season. I walked into Zara yesterday and they have some really great spring pieces. This flower-patterned dress was one of the pieces that caught my eye. It’s the perfect Easter dress, and the back shows just the right amount of skin. I would probably pair this with some nude wedges and my trusty jean jacket, and voila! what a simple yet fashionable outfit.
“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” -L.H. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
A very happy birthday to the one special person who keeps me laughing all day and all night!
This week’s most wanted is a jewelry piece I saw on a blog with a view - a red enamel Hermes bracelet. I was searching for something completely unrelated online, and came across this Hermes Balcon du Guadalquivir Enamel Bracelet. It’s such a simple design, but I really like the red coloring on white, outlined in gold. This would make a great statement piece of jewelry. I actually can’t find this exact bracelet on the Hermes website (tears), but they have other lovely variations in different colors – I’ve included some of the others for you below.
“It’s not about being the best, it’s about being better than you were yesterday.” -Anonymous
I saw this quote on Instagram, and thought it would be the perfect quote for a rainy gloomy Monday. Make it a good week!
I read today in an article on Fashionista.com, that H&M will be opening 375 shops this year. Insane! Talk about some retail expansion. Another article also reported that the store & Other Stories owned by H&M will be opening a location in Soho. Very exciting news!
I took a look at the website, and just the homepage was exciting and inviting, especially with all the pastel colors for spring. This week’s most wanted, features several pieces from their online website, which ships only to 12 European countries right now, but the brand is working on an e-commerce website as we speak. Can’t wait!
I just love the front of these trousers! A little funk for work – perfect.
This little clutch caught my eye because of its fun and vibrant geometric pattern. Super cute.
I have a red Stella & Dot bracelet very similar to this one, and I wear it all the time. This simple cotton string bracelets are very in right now, and look very nice by their lonesome on the wrist.
“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. You are a writer because you write. Keep writing and quit your bitching. Your book has a birthday. You don’t know what it is yet.” -Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
This week’s most wanted to piece is nothing too fancy. It’s the Zimmermann black and white sweater below. Now I know what you’re saying, “It’s spring, where’s your color!?” While I am a fan of wearing colors, black and white have always been my staples. Here’s a tiny tidbit – in middle school I wore only black and white. Of course now I have immensely expanded my wardrobe.
Back to the black and white sweater. I love this piece because it can be dressed up or down. Wear it to work with a blazer over-top, or wear it out with jeans. Versatile!
What’s your most wanted item this week?
So good to be here again and writing to you, my dedicated readers and followers! So sorry for the little hiatus – I just recently started a new job (in the marketing department for a jewelry company!), and it has thrown my schedule off a bit. I’m finally back on track. I’d like to dedicate this post to a subject very close at heart to me – the on-goings in Ukraine.
For those are you who aren’t familiar with what is happening in Ukraine, here is a brief synopsis, but of course the issues run much, much deeper. Demonstrations/peaceful protests (known as Euromaidan) began in Ukraine on November 21st 2013, when the then current president, Viktor Yanukovych, suspended preparations to sign a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union. The Maidan continued, due to the government’s abuse of power, Yanukovych’s ties with Russia, and a violation of human rights. Eventually, Yanukovych was impeached and fled the country.
Recently, Russia marched its troops into Crimea (an area in Ukraine), as they want Crimea to join Russia. As Ukraine’s Black Sea Peninsula, Crimea is an extremely valuable area to all. The Crimean referendum, which took place this past Sunday, gave Crimeans the chance to vote to either declare independence from Ukraine or to join Russia. There was no option to vote to stay a part of Ukraine – not very fair choices. After tallied, the votes skewed heavily towards joining Russia, but there is strong evidence supporting the fact that the voting and outcome of the votes were and are illegal (declared both by the U.S. and the EU). In response, the U.S. imposed sanctions on two dozen Russian officials.
Ukrainian Americans, such as myself, have luckily been given the chance to show our support and help fight for Ukraine’s democracy and freedom here in the US. Just this weekend, I was invited to attend an event called “Four Freedoms for Ukraine at Four Freedoms park.” US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Ukrainian-Americans, Crimean Tartars, and many more, were all there in support of democracy. The event was held at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, NY, right next to the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial that celebrates the Four Freedoms outlined in the 1941 State of the Union address.
See below for photos from the event, and please keep Ukraine in your thoughts. To stay abreast of the on-goings, simply google Ukraine, and check out BBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera for the most up-to-date news. There are also a number of Facebook pages and events (including protest announcements by city) constantly circulating Facebook. A few great pages to check out are Razom for Ukraine, and UCCA.