Monday, February 6, 2012

spring wish list: illustrated

Clockwise from the left:

1. J.Crew Tippi Sweater $72.50
Great for layering (Spring weather can be unpredictable!) and the perfect preppy piece to pair with all of those crazy florals, which we'll get to later. Check out J.Crew for a million other colors.

2. Cat-Eye Glasses
This is one of those trends that seems to have real staying power. Vogue says it's because of the recession (no one has money to invest in new trends). Regardless, they're pretty awesome and go great with those other trends that don't seem to be going anywhere: 50's and 60's style

3. H&M Chiffon Blouse $49.95
Collars are EVERYWHERE. Classic oxford collars, patterned collars, peter pan collars, beaded collars; everything goes! They're an easy way to add some interest to an outfit. Layer it under your crew-neck sweater (see #1) for insta-prep.

4. M.A.C. Fake Lashes $15
What's nice about the trends this Spring is that they all go together! You don't have to worry about getting your space-age make-up to look right with Victorian-inspired dresses. Instead, most of everything looks straight outta the early 60's. So pair your cat-eye glasses with cat-eye make-up. Try fake lashes for extra oomph!

5. ASOS Floral Pants $72
Florals were seen all over the runways again for S/S 2012, but these are not your prissy mini-florals of years past. Think huge, bright, and kinda kitsch. Alexander Wang and Blumarine had some of the biggest, most over-the-top prints. Asos has some good ones, too!

6. J.Crew Tillary Bucket Tote $198
Ok, so neon is yet another trend that keeps coming back every spring. It just makes sense. It's fun, it's lively, and like masago adds such a pleasant pop to sushi, neon adds the nicest pop to an outfit. This leather bucket bag is a steal at just under $200. Also, check out the Celine-esque Tillary totes for $328.


Patti Santamaria said...

love Cat-Eye Glasses!!! XoXo

I waiting for you on my blog!

Despina T. said...

i just adore that illustration!it's so amazing :) love ur choices too especially that shirt and pants.

Cee said...

Did you illustrate this yourself? It's amazing! Of course, all of the pieces on the wishlist are highly covetable, particularly those sunglasses, but I'm mainly taken aback by the fact that you probably drew this. I'm always so envious of people who can draw, it's just not one of my talents but I really wish it was :)

Ashley said...

Mmm, sushi. Now I'm hungry! Hehe! Are these your sketches, Catie? They're fabulous. I'm with you on all these trends. I keep wanting to try falsies myself, but I'm afraid of gluing my eye shut.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments ladies! Yes, I drew everything :) Based on your positive responses, I think I will do more. Thanks for your support!

Cee, I feel the same way about musical instruments. How I wish I could play one!

Ashley, false lashes are actually easier than I thought they would be. You have to practice a bit (buy cheap ones to begin with!). The glue isn't too sticky and doesn't hurt to remove.

The Canon Girl said...

The floral pants should be mine. They just have to be.

Jen said...

CB! You're so talented! How awesome.

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