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May in an Instant

I’m going to be honest; I almost typed “March” instead of May. Can you blame me? While the previous months of 2013 have flown by, May seems to have come in waves; slow, crashing waves.

Here’s a peak into what I’ve been up to this May via my InstaGram, which if you’re not already following, YOU SHOULD BE!!20130531-215521.jpg20130531-215615.jpg20130531-215745.jpg20130531-215808.jpgIf you haven’t caught on; there’s some big changes in the works for EffortlessCool within the next month, and eventually within the next year! and if you pay REALLY close attention you’ll start noticing and catching on! I’ve got big ideas and only the highest hopes and wishes for myself and my plans (optimistic thinking!). I’ve also been having a tad too much fun playing with flowers, jewelry, and accessories at work trying to create enticing visuals! I studied visual merchandising in college as my minor and it’s a shot-gun riding passion of mine that goes hand in hand with fashion.
Anyway, here’s to a great, and busy, June! BRING IT ON!

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LFW ReCap and Faves

Seriously, Style.com is the best thing ever; I was able to readily keep up with all of the London Fashion Week shows all from the comfort of my office or home. Better than actually being there? I think yes, better than the cold and crowds and confusion and stress. Here are my favorite collections from the Autumn/Winter 13/14 season!

mary katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou blew me away with this collection; such gorgeous silk screen prints. The silhouettes were modern, yet exuded an air of comfort; definitely a must for cozy fall months. The colors and prints, many showcasing the moon, were just so gorgeous to me.


My inner grunge-y teen fell for all the crop tops and casual chic looks at Topshop Unique. The glittery sequins an shimmer added a “downtown” fun flare while the furry tops made it truly a fall collection.


Keeping with wearable collections, Twenty8Twelve. there’s a piece for every style; edgy, sporty, feminine. All the styles and silhouettes were safe, so I definitely would have liked to see more of a “wow” factor, but you really can’t go wrong with wearability.


It was all a-regal punk at Moschino. The plaid is keeping with the 90s revival trend (which I wrote about on FemInspire here), and the pieces add just the right touch of elegance, perfect for my versatile style.

m cheap and chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic kept with their youthful aesthetic, following suit with current trends and strutting some chic creepers down the runway. The rocker looks with feminine frills again, spoke to my versatile style, as I’m sure it does to most girls in the demographic the line is designed for!

Now for the not so favorite.


Ashish, as I tweeted, was indescribable. In a bad way. Collections are supposed to have continuity, fluidity…Ashish was all other the place ranging from Village People chic, country gone glam, and soft casual. The only consistency was the bedhead. And maybe it’s my OCD, but the lack of coherency really threw me off the collection.

tom ford

While Tom Ford used to be a minimalist favorite, with sleek lines and an air of elegance, this new collection was quite different from his usual style. The worst part? It was far too reminiscent of older Miu Miu and Emilio Pucci collections. I don’t think we’ll be seeing any of this collection on the red carpets.

I’ve been catching up and keeping up with all the Milan shows, but be sure to follow me for my opinions and everything!

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