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Seasonal Trends

Fall 2016 Accessory Trend: Statement Chokers

Loewe | Lanvin | Dries Van Noten | Balmain . Last spring, choker necklaces took the fashion world by storm. The style was impossible not to notice on bloggers and celebrities, and in stores. We showcased our favorite dainty and understated chokers in our spring trend blogs, but how has the trend been updated for the new season? Think bigger and bolder. We love the simplicity of Dries’ (see above) oversized velvet chokers and the more-is-more statement of Lanvin’s (see above) jeweled collars paired with long earrings. Did you rock the choker look in the early 90’s? I did and there …

Seasonal Trends

Spring 2016 Trend #7: Romantic Ruffles

Giambatista Valli  |  Lanvin  |  Michael Kors . Yes, ruffles are girly and frilly and fun. But, ruffles are also dramatic and moody and sophisticated too. Don’t believe me? Watch Lanvin’s spring runway show, where ruffled sleeves and hems accompanied otherwise tailored pieces. Even though at the time of the show Designer Alber Elbaz did not know this would be his last collection before he was fired, the overall mood of the runway was the punctuation mark on his creation of Lanvin: dark and brooding, while romantic and feminine. . The best way to do dark and dramatic in the spring? …

Style Inspiration

Golden Globes 2015: Taking a Risk

Bridget Foley of WWD wrote a clever column last week lamenting the staid looks of the red carpet awards season. I could not have agreed more with this assesment as well as her sentiment that one can not blame actresses for  resisting bigger fashion risks, since the fall-out is now not only splashed across the next day’s papers, but will live on the internet forever. A friend texted me at 7:30pm Sunday night, asking if I was going to watch the Golden Globes. My answer? I should. But of course I didn’t. Why bother when Vogue and WWD will deliver …

Shopping Tips

Three Outfits to Buy Now – On Sale!

Do you know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Once a year, to motivate us all to get a head start on our fall shopping, Nordstrom holds a crazy amazing sale on new fall merchandise. This year the sale is until August 4th. RLS has gathered a few shopping ideas for you in case the options are too overwhelming. Happy Shopping! Ok, full disclosure. We selected this Theory suit in the awesome Dark Merlot color, then realized that only the black and charcoal suiting were part of the sale. We think you should start saving to buy the Dark Merlot suit …

Fashion Accessories

Shoe Candy for Everyone

This shoe season is crazy. Did you hear me? C-R-A-Z-Y! What’s in style? Everything. Ok…not everything, but a little something for everyone. How awesome is it when everything from a stiletto to a chunky heel to an orthopedic sandal to a sneaker are in style all at once? You know what is more awesome? When shoe designers offer all of the above in the same patterns so you can have your cake and eat it too. Happy spring shoe shopping! Lanvin Metallic Jacquard Sandal, $890 Lanvin Metallic Jacquard Slip-Sneaker, $495 Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes Red Sole Pump, $1,295   Christian …