Trend Report: 5 Ways to Wear Lace

Lace is one of this year’s go-to fabrics with its ability to be anything from discretely sexy to over-the-top glam. Not sure how to pull off the flirty trend? We’re sharing 5 options that can be worn to anything from casual office days to dates with your significant other. 

5 Ways to Wear Lace:

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  1. BB Dakota Devera Lace Inset Chiffon Shift Dress: Baroque inspired lace details the sleeves and neck of this white shift dress. Keep it casual with nude ballet flats or dress it up with strappy-heeled sandals.
  2. Topshop Lace Trim Romper: If you’re looking for just a touch of lace, this Topshop romper is for you. Eyelash lace softens the look of this tailored piece for the perfect dash of femininity. Wear yours with black sandals and long earrings.
  3. Kate Spade New York Banner Leather & Lace Ballet Flats: If lace clothing isn’t your thing, try a pair of shoes. Kate Spade gives classic ballet flats a glamorous update with sheer fabric and a neat little bow. Take them to dinner with skinny jeans and a flowing blouse.
  4. Equipment Reagan Lace Top: Lace tops to the office? No problem. This Equipment blouse gives off the flirty femme feel without revealing too much. Wear it with fitted trousers and flats for the perfect ‘Casual Friday’ look.
  5. Endless Rose Pencil Skirt: Date night done right! Metallic beads accent this lace skirt while a sheer panel at the hem shows a little leg. Team it with anything from a solid tank to a matching lace top.

Date Night Dresses for Every Price Range

What better way to add a flirty spin to your date night style than with a sweet summer dress? From casual maxis to silk slip dresses, we’re sharing some of our favorite date night dresses of the season. So grab your favorite heels and jewelry, and get ready to show some leg!

Date Night Dresses Under $200

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  1. Torn by Ronny Kobo Lena Top Dress: This dress features a crop top-like style and flattering flared hemline for an extra flirty look. Keep it simple with neutral heels and shoulder gracing earrings.
  2. LA Made Silk Ruffle Tank Dress: This flowing tank dress, with a draped bodice and a warm orange color, is perfect for summer. Pair it with brown heeled sandals and gold jewelry. 
  3. Feel the Piece Ella Dress: Little black dresses never go out of style. Take this one for a night out with strappy sandals and a bright handbag.

Date Night Dresses $200-$350

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  1. Madison Marcus Endow Slip Dress: With its asymmetrical hemline and fluid drape, this Madison Marcus dress is the perfect lightweight number for a hot night. Highlight your legs in sky-high sandals.
  2. Assali Livia Dress: Beach date? This Assali maxi is perfect for the occasion, with delicate straps and a flattering empire waist. Wear it with layered necklaces and embellished sandals.
  3. Alice + Olivia Trina Print Trapeze Dress: Printed dresses practically scream summer. Pair this Alice + Olivia frock with nude pumps and a stacked bracelets.

Date Night Dresses $350+

TopShelf Clothes | Date Night Dresses

  1. Mason by Michelle Mason Leather Sleeve Mini Dress: Understated tonal leather panels lend subtle edge to this mini dress. Complete your look with leopard print pumps and a solid clutch.
  2. Alice + Olivia Dot Sleeveless Shift Dress: Delicate beads give this shift dress playful texture. Team it with bright pumps and a white clutch.
  3. Mason by Michelle Mason Lace Trim Slip Dress: Delicate lace adds a romantic touch to this blue slip dress. Wear yours with printed heels and a silver jewelry.

Monday’s Muse: Blake Lively

Blake Lively is bringing her A-game to the red carpet. From her champagne Gucci gown at the Met Gala to her iridescent Chanel Couture dress at Cannes, her looks have been nothing short of breathtaking. As we eagerly await her next fashion statement, we’re taking a look at her flawless style. With an ability to make any outfit appear to be created just for her, it’s no surprise that Blake Lively is a true style muse.  

Top 3 Blake Lively Looks:

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What’s her Style?

Putting her model-like physique to work, Lively highlights her long legs and curvy figure in sexy silhouettes. Whether in fitted trousers or thigh-gracing hemlines, the blonde bombshell clearly knows how to flatter her figure. She favors cinched waists to highlight her tiny waist, short skirts to show off her legs, and heels to engage her calf muscles and flaunt her toned figure. While her clothes are structured and modern, Blake Lively keeps it soft with feminine prints and patterns. Want to master her flirty femme style? Shop her look.

Blake Lively Style: Look #1

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Shop the Look: Diane von Furstenberg Gilmore Printed Silk-Chiffon Blouse; Topshop Floral Cocktail Ring; Oasis Leather Zip Mini Skirt; Ted Baker London Mitila Pump

Blake Lively Style: Look #2

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Shop the Look: AUDEN Ryder Stud Earrings; BB Dakota Beau Jogger Pants; Theory Classic Tee Cropped Crew; Kate Spade New York Licorice Pumps; Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Cross Body Bag

Blake Lively Style: Look #3

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Shop the Look: Milly Strapless Flare Dress; Karen London Desert Moon Stud Earrings; GUESS Pointed Toe Plasmas Pumps; Gorjana Mila Split Ring

Spring Picks: Kate Spade Shoes & Accessories

“Crisp color, graphic prints, and playful sophistication” are hallmarks of the Kate Spade New York empire. From ‘it bags” and tech accessories, to sandals and statement jewelry, our stylists have pulled the best of Kate Spade’s spring collection for you.

Kate Spade Accessories: ‘It’ Bags

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Shop:

  1. Holly Street Rubie Giverny Blue Bag: If you’re already set with neutral accessories for spring, why not try a pop of color? This blue shoulder bag features a long strap and a fold-over flap for a stylish, hands-free option.
  2. Cedar Street Small Luciana Dark Geranium Bag: This timeless tote will become your go-to pick for any season. The size is just large enough to hold your daily essentials, making it the perfect day to night carryall.
  3. Francis Tote: Bright, graphic prints make this bag a necessary weekend staple. Take this spacious tote to anything from the farmer’s market to the pool.
Kate Spade Accessories: Spring Necessities
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  1. Cobblestone Park Stripe Anna Cosmetics Case: This stylish makeup case is the perfect size to take when you’re on the go. We especially love its easy-to-clean PVC exterior.
  2. Bella iPad Folio: Not your typical iPad folio- this design features a playful, Italian design and interior easel for hands-free viewing.
  3. Hello blossom iPhone 5 & 5s Case: Hello, Blossom. Need we say more?
Kate Spade Accessories: Flirty Shoes
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  1. Elysee d’Orsay Flats: A classic d’Orsay flat with floral details will bring instant femininity to everyday style. Team them with your favorite pair of denim and knits for an easy weekend look.
  2. Idelisa Heels: Warmer weather means statement sandals! Highlight these heels by setting them against a flirty, white sundress.
  3. Black Jelly/Dusty Rose Flower: Kick your casual looks up a notch with these comfortable jelly sandals. You can wear them with anything from boyfriend jeans to maxi dresses.
Kate Spade Accessories: Accent Pieces
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  1. Fiona Tortoise/Brown Sunglasses: Nothing refreshes your look for spring quite like a new pair of shades. This tortoise shell style features a subtle cat eye that is perfect for everyday glam.
  2. Pucker Up Short Necklace: A bright statement necklace can take anything from a simple tee shirt to an evening dress to the next level. Make this one pop against a solid colored top.
  3. Secret Garden Mixed Stone Stud Earrings: Lightweight studs are a necessary part of one’s everyday look. This ‘secret garden’ pair will add instant excitement to your style with its eye-catching yellow and gold combo. 

Daily Cup of Couture’s TopShelf Lookbook

We are pleased to announce our latest collaboration with fashion blogger Caitlin Fisher of Daily Cup of Couture. Caitlin started her blog in 2009 as an inspiration board for herself and as a way to share her love for fashion with readers. She has since expanded her presence across all social media platforms (we are particularly fond of her Pinterest boards). She juggles the growing popularity of her blog with a full-time job, an active lifestyle, and a variety of social engagements. It’s this do-it-all attitude, along with her taste for chic and refined clothes, that make Caitlin a true TopShelf Woman.

Today, Caitlin’s TopShelf Lookbook, highlights a fall fashion favorite: the fluted skirt. Her 5 outfits take us on a journey from Country Chic to Ladylike Luxe, and we love every minute of it!

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Celebrity Style: Summer Outfits

Celebrities are always ahead of the game when it comes to the latest trends. This season has proved to be no different. From garden parties to red carpet events, Hollywood’s biggest trendsetters have stepped out in a range of desirable summer styles. So before you get ready for your next evening event, check out these ladies for some styling inspiration.

Celebrity Summer Style: Blushing Pink

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Kate Bosworth at a Stella McCartney Presentation in NYC

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Naomi Watts at Coach’s Summer Party in NYC

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Kate Bosworth and Naomi Watts sport two completely different takes on blush pink dresses. Bosworth dons a shiny Stella McCartney frock and contrasting black pumps for a dressed up evening look. Watts keeps it casual in her Chloe shirtdress and white sandals. Both ladies keep their summer beauty routine simple with delicate pink lips and minimal eye makeup.

Celebrity Summer Style: Short Suits

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Jamie Chung on a night out in Los Angeles, CA.

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Kirsten Dunst at a private party in New York City.

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Jamie Chung and Kirsten Dunst embrace the summer heat in chic short suits. Dresses up her casual attire by throwing a crisp white blazer over her shoulders. We especially love her bright alice + olivia bag for an added punch. Kirsten Dunst creates the illusion of a little black dress with her flowing top and shorts. She completes her look with timeless black pumps and a standout red lip. 

Celebrity Summer Style: Structured Statements

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Gwyneth Paltrow at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas

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Eva Longoria at the premiere of Devious Maids in California

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Longoria prove it is all about structure on the red carpet. Paltrow makes a statement with her winged Prabal Gurung blouse and flared trousers. Longoria sports an ivory jumpsuit completed with a peplum top and sheer back paneling. Both ladies wear minimal accessories, letting their bold clothing choices do all the talking.

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Spring Shorts for Every Style

Shorts are a great wardrobe staple for spring. On cooler days they look great with knits or a blazer and on hot summer days they offer a cool and breezy alternative to pants. Whether you are in need of lightweight outfits for work or are looking for easy day-to-night fashion, shorts are a simple solution as you begin to expand your spring wardrobe. From sophisticated fits to edgy designs, today’s picks offer a variety of spring shorts that can be worked into your closet now.

Chic and Modern Spring Shorts

 TopShelf Clothes | Spring shorts

  1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Bloomer Shorts: Pleated accents bring a playful volume to these 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts. Balance out the flared fit with an understated blouse and classic pumps.
  2. Diane von Furstenberg Fran Shorts: Polka dots are a classic. They add an instant retro appeal to any outfit. Highlight these shorts with contrasting red pumps and a neutral top.
  3. Tocca Marcie Suede Shorts: Angular trim gives these tailored suede shorts a modern touch. Finish the look with strappy metallic sandals for a polished evening outfit.

Edgy Spring Shorts:

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  1. Tibi Leather Pleated Shorts: Deep pleats lend easy volume to this flattering pair of shorts. We love these shorts for even the hottest summer days with their perforated leather and breezy fit.
  2. Clover Canyon Surf Shack Shorts: These relaxed silk-like shorts are rendered in a bright print for an instantly bold look. Make these shorts pop by setting them against a solid black top.
  3. OAK Rider Metallic-leather Shorts: OAK gives these shorts a futuristic kick with their metallic shine. Keep it cool with sneakers and a tee or take these shorts to the night with heels and a clutch.

Flirty Feminine Spring Shorts:

TopShelf Clothes | Spring shorts

  1. PJK Patterson J. Kincaid Man Repeller x PJK Crocodile Shorts: Subtly structured silk gives these airy shorts a sense of volume. Balance the flared floral short with a neutral shoe and minimalist top for a completely flattering springtime look.
  2. alice + olivia Cropped Floral Shorts: Bright, embroidered flowers add a playful look to these casual shorts. Accentuate your legs with wedges and cropped blouse for a flirty daytime outfit.
  3. Elie Tahari Patrice Emboidered Lace Shorts: Floral lace meets cool cotton for a versatile lightweight short. Wear these textured shorts against a smooth silk blouse for an elevated casual outfit.
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Monday’s Muse: Emmy Rossum

2013 has already proved to be a big year for Emmy Rossum. Between shooting hit TV show, Shameless, the release of her album “Sentimental Journey” and her latest roll in the screen adaptation of Michelle Wildgen’s novel You’re Not You, it seems as though Emmy is unstoppable. With so many recent events, Emmy Rossum has been in the public eye constantly, and looking fantastic in the process. 

TopShelf Clothes | Emmy Rossum Style

Emily Rossum’s style combines flirty feminine pieces with classic glamour. Between flaring skirts, romantic lace, and attention-grabbing colors, we can’t get enough of the star’s fashion. Just last week, Emmy Rossum attended morning shows Rachel Ray and Elvis Durand in spring-ready outfits. Rossum donned flirty dresses covered in florals at both events, exhibiting both her love for prints and her longing for spring. As it finally starts to warm up, we definitely recommend looking to Emmy Rossum for some styling inspiration.

Emmy Rossum Style: Look #1

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Get Her Look:

TopShelf Clothes | Emmy Rossum Style

Prada Saffiano Dress Belt; RED Valentino Strawberry-Print Cotton DressManolo Blahnik Unnerta Elast Strap Sandal

Emmy Rossum Style: Look #2

TopShelf Clothes | Emmy Rossum Style

Get Her Look:

TopShelf Clothes | Emmy Rossum Style

Victoria Beckham Button Down ShirtTibi Vasia Cotton-lace Pencil SkirtSchutz Shen Sandals

Emmy Rossum Style: Look #3

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Get Her Look:

 TopShelf Clothes | Emmy Rossum Style

Gucci Leather Horsebit Buckle BeltThakoon Addition Watercolor Floral Poplin DressManolo Blahnik BB Metallic Leather Pumps

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Designer Spotlight: Rebecca Taylor

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Rebecca Taylor designs for the refined, modern woman in what she describes as “accessible luxury.” Her clothes are feminine and chic and perfect for the TopShelf woman.

Originally from New Zealand, Rebecca Taylor has combined her free spirited upbringing with her love for the modern city woman. With a nag for flattering fits, interesting mixes of prints and delicate embellishments, her designs are perfect for the contemporary woman looking to make a refined statement.

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2013 RTW

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While we at TopShelf are already fans of Rebecca Taylor, we are especially excited for her spring 2013 line. Not only does she combine delicate prints and colors that can easily be worked into your wardrobe, but with peplum tops, flared skirts and tie waist dresses, Rebecca Taylor’s designs highlight the slimmest parts of a woman’s body. Her clothes are  universally slimming and her designs give a modern update to the typical bohemian style. She uses lighter fabrics with a sophisticated look, which is perfect for the working woman this spring.

A look at some of our favorites from Rebecca Taylor’s spring collection:

TopShelf Clothes | Rebecca Taylor

Shop: 1. Aurora Dress with Pleated Back;  2. Tie Waist Dress3. Frayed & Flare Tweed Dress

TopShelf Clothes | Rebecca Taylor

Shop: 1. Crepe Track Pants; 2.  Hawaii Flared Skirt; 3.  Leather Pencil Skirt

TopShelf Clothes | Rebecca Taylor

Shop: 1. Eyelet Demi Peplum Top; 2.  Hawaii Zip Jacket; 3.  Hibiscus Shirt

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Winter White Fashion for Every Style

Tuesday's Treasures | Winter White Fashion

The old saying “no white after Labor Day,” is just that: old.

Numerous designers have featured white coats and knits in their 2012 fall/winter lines. While we don’t suggest sporting white linen pants, wearing glamorous furs, classic coats and flirty jackets are a definite fashion-must. Today we have selected some of our favorite winter white fashion to get you on-trend in frosty fashion.

Winter White Fashion: Classic Chic

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Choose white for a modern twist on traditional structured coats.

TopShelf Picks:

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  1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Melton Wool Skinny Pea Coat: Double breasted ivory virgin wool coat with a pointed collar for modern take on a classic pea coat
  2. Theory Pamue Wool Coat: Rich wool crepe, tailored in a double-breasted silhouette and finished with brushed goldtone buttons
  3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Toggle Sweater Coat: Cream knit with ribbed trim, detachable cowl neckline and classic toggle front

Winter White Fashion: High Glamour

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Fur is fierce this season. White fur adds an extra touch of glamour to any outfit.

TopShelf Picks:

TopShelf Clothes | Winter White Fashion

  1. Jocelyn Sectioned Fox Fur Vest: A plush white fur vest that can be paired with anything from a formal gown to a casual sweater and leggings or jeans
  2. Mackage Isabel Fur Coat: Dyed shearling lamb pieces on liner, collar and cuffs for a modern glam girl feel
  3. Via Spiga Faux Fur Belted Cape: Faux shearling lends a cozy, luxurious look to a cape with additional faux fur edging at the collar and front

Winter White Fashion: Flirty & Feminine

TopShelf Clothes | Winter White Fashion

Look for princess cut coats or fabrics with movement for a flirty feminine look.

TopShelf Picks:

TopShelf Clothes | Winter White Fashion

  1. Carven Peplum Jacket: Add instant femininity to your wardrobe with a flirty peplum cut
  2. DKNY Hooded Baby doll coat: An empire waist provides a figure flattering cut with delicate pleating at the front
  3. Alice + Olivia Bouclé Crop Jacket: Fluffy fringe frames a tactile jacket tailored with a boxy, open shape for extra polish
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