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Trend Book

Top 12 Trends for Spring 2012

 Here’s a refresher of the list of trends to get you ready for the season. What to buy, what to keep and perhaps what to toss… This list is meant to show you what the trends are and a sample of what they look like.1. Bold printsJill Stuart, Giles and Marc by Marc Jacobs2. Pastel PaletteRalph Lauren3. Dropped WaistChloe4. Cropped TopsDolce & Gabbana, Versace and Missoni5. Light-weight pleatsErdem, Prada and Aquilano e Rimondi6. Rounded ShouldersFrom left top: Vanessa Bruno, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Jil Sander, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent 7. Large-scale lace -gowns and minis-  Louis Vuitton, Erdem, Preen, Oscar de la Renta8.  Casual looking pleated trousers, menswear still going strong...Gucci Spring 2012 9. Summer Suits - shorts & blazer combo10. Exposed ShouldersTemperley London, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, Carlos Miele11. Voluminous drapped pencil skirtsMarc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Danielle…

Beauty Talk

Beauty S.O.S: The Red Lip

Now it's the time to transition from the nude lip and the smoky eye to a more springish look; the bright colored lip and the natural looking eye - I say natural looking because you know there's a lot of goodies we use to "look" natural :) but that's talk for another time.Today I'm focusing on the red lip, I know it can be intimidating but only until you find your perfect shade. Invest some time on a consultation from a make up artist who will help you achieve your perfect self!!Do you need reasons why to wear a bright lipstick? Here we go: 1. It instantly turns your outfit into a chic ensemble. Its' like the perfect accessory, think of a pair of jeans with a cardi and flats...now think of it with bright…

Karina's LookBook

Put it Together: Nautical Look

This is my version of a nautical look! This look never goes out of style and spring is the perfect time to be sporting yours ;) Further down there are some cool ideas I want to show you of how a nautical look can be casual or dressy, depending on your taste and budget. Get creative!!!Nautical Looks by karinastylediaries featuring Miu Miu sandalsPaul Smith dress$405 - paulsmith.co.ukDress$92 - topshop.comRed Or Dead blazer£19 - bankfashion.co.ukRalph Lauren Blue Label blazer£499 - farfetch.comMiu Miu sandals$695 - miumiu.comPendant$700 - macys.comJ Crew belt$30 - jcrew.comCacharel belt$93 - asos.comKORS MICHAEL KORS Cinnabar Peep Toe Cork Wedges$265 - stylebop.com

Karina's LookBook

Couture with Biker Jacket

Good thing about my job is that I can come in wearing a piece of couture and people will find it fabulous rather than insane!! Ok, this Jean Paul Gaultier yellow plasticky dress was a gift from a special friend (Kiki) and I thought it was a good opportunity to wear since I went to a Midwest Fashion Week event that day.Photo Credit: Blair (Blaircontrare @ Instagram)Dress: Jean Paul Gaultier for Target, Leather jacket: Bebe, Chain bracelet: Target, Shoes: ZigiSohoBeijo,

Karina's LookBook

Black & Brown

Since I get asked a lot about whether it's ok or not to mix black with brown, this look inspired me to share with you!Yes, it is completely fine to mix them as long as it is in a stylish way ;)Photo Credit: Hunny Bunny!Dress: No Hay Banda, Boots: Aldo, Belt: Holister, Ring set: Nordstrom, Gold bracelet: Francesca Romana, Wood bracelet and stone ones from Brazil.Beijo,