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Here’s Looking At You, Spring

As promised, I have compiled a little piece about some of my favorite trends from this year’s NYFW. I am very enthusiastic about some of the trends we will be seeing come spring/summer 2015.

Gingham: I really didn’t think I would like this as much as I did. When I read that gingham popped up on a few runways I just saw models wrapped in picnic blankets in my mind–that’s just my mind for ya! As long as they steer clear of the red pattern I think it’s actually a pretty cool look! I personally would wear it in small doses though; like in a skirt like this Ralph Lauren look.

Kimonos: I have already developed a kind of love affair with kimonos. I mean, I don’t have any so it’s more like a love from afar. I love how light and casual they can be but can also transition into something a little nicer. The kimono style also works as a dress as seen on the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway.

Navy: I am a big fan of solid pieces most of the time. Only once in awhile will you see me sporting a print. All black, all white, I’m there! One trend that popped up this NYFW was all navy. Solid darks are always very elegant in my opinion so I am very much on board with this trend! Just look at this piece from Proenza Schouler.

Vests: Honestly I haven’t worn anything considered a vest since my private school sweater vest days. Excuse me while I shudder and have those flashbacks. Anyhoo, I love what I have seen of this trend. Nothing of the sweater family. The length that many of them tend toward also intrigues me–they are fairly long, like this one from the Tome show.

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What were your favorite trends from NYFW?

Weekend Wrap-Up

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Happy Monday, everyone! If you have noticed, I took a little break last week to get through the overload that is my schoolwork. Dear junior year, freaking chill! But I am back. I have definitely lost track of all the NYFW updates I was planning on giving you this past week. However, I have gone the Plan B route–tomorrow I will be posting a summary of what big trends were seen on the S/S 2015 runways!

Not only has schoolwork taking up a LARGE portion of my time, but we have also been planning a birthday party for two of my roommates that went off without a hitch this past weekend. Ready for the theme? A throwback to the sleepovers of our youth. We decorated with streamers, balloons, banners and even made goodie bags for our guests (complete with gel pens, glow in the dark rings, Ring Pops and Fruit Roll-Ups.) One of my big contributions to this shindig was the nostalgic (read: FREAKING AMAZING) playlist made up of nine hours worth of songs from the ’90s and early 2000s. There was plenty of Spice Girls and Daughtry for everybody.

On Sunday morning we ventured down to South Side and took brunch at Waffles Incaffeinated. OH. MY. GOD. It was probably the most filling and delicious brunch I have ever had. To start, the coffee was great and I should know; I’m kind of a morning coffee connoisseur. Ordering the food was probably the most difficult. There were so many waffles and omelets to choose from.  I ended up with the Funky Monkey waffle loaded with chocolate, peanut butter and bananas. I also made sure to order a side of the home fries per the suggestion of one of my friends. Dear Lord it was incredible! There was plenty of sharing going around at our table. If you are ever in the Pittsburgh area please do yourself the favor of dining at Waffles. The wait can be long though so try to call ahead!

<3 Ashley

What fun did your weekend hold?

An Update

Yeah I know…I’ve been quiet. I did have this big, fun plan to post every single day–my editorial calendar actually had a post for every single weekday! Then I got busy. September is a big birthday month in my friend group–though I don’t think October will be much better–so this past weekend we celebrated one of my roommates birthdays and this weekend we are throwing a joint party for her and one of my other roommates whose birthday is the 25th. Jeez, right?! With the busy weekends also comes schoolwork overload. I’m pretty sure my professors have gotten together and agreed to assign me everything at once. Thanks, guys! I also started my campus job yesterday…so there’s that.

I am recalibrating my blog plan now though! I wanted to post every evening during NYFW and give you updates about what designers showed that day but that plan is pretty dead. I think what I will do is finish out this impromptu break I’m taking, wait until NYFW is over and give you a post of trends that showed through the whole week. Good plan? Good. 

<3 Ashley

How do you keep sane when there is so much to do?

Welcome Back, Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week kicked off this morning and today’s shows displayed trends early on. Romantic silhouettes and pastel colors graced several of the runways.

Tadashi Shoji sums up his collection in just one word, “Venice.” The collection consisted of flowing gowns, capes, lace, gold, and deep blues. I have not seen pictures of all of the looks yet, but I absolutely love this one–it’s the gold, it always gets me!

Another favorite today was the BCBGMAXAZRIA show. Pastels were prominent throughout, which is always a favorite of mine. Can’t go wrong with baby blues and pinks! Florals also made an appearance in the collection–florals are pegged to be a big trend into this fall!

<3 Ashley

What NYFW shows were you loving today?

Fall Style Inspiration

 

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I love the big scarf! Will you be rocking an oversized scarf or two this fall?

My Fall Wishlist

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1 // Fisherman sweaters. Don’t these sweaters just look so cozy to you?! Fisherman sweaters are on the very top of my fall wishlist this year. There is just something about the bulkiness and the cable knit style that is so quintessentially fall to me (and that carries on to winter too!)

2 // Wide-brimmed cloche. I am not typically a big hat person but I just love the look and simplicity of this style. 

3 // A good tote. To be honest, totes are on all of my wishlists. I need a good one! I love the look of the Coach Madison East/West tote in tan. 

4 // Black booties. I have an older pair of black clogs that I am looking to switch out for booties. They are stylish and provide a little more protection against the cold.

5 // Lace-up boots. As if I need more shoes, right? How cute would a pair of these look with leggings, tights or skinnies and a fisherman sweater?

<3 Ashley

What’s on your fall wishlist?

September Letter

 

Happy Labor Day and happy first of the month, everybody! I must say while I appreciate the month of August, I felt the month kind of dragged a little bit. I am happy to be back in Pittsburgh and settled into my classes. I can honestly say that I am quite comfortable with all of my classes (this is first semester that I can say that!) and am very enthusiastic about what this year will bring to me. 

But before I can even think about the long term, there is so much to look forward to in the month of September. We have a few birthdays among the roommates, so there will be much celebrating, baking and eating. Football season will be kicking off–I will be spending next Sunday at the Steelers opening day game–which means Sundays will be very lazily spent in front of the TV. However, it has been brought to my attention that we can expect an early drop in temperatures here in Pittsburgh…during this month. Boo! I have not even begun to think about my fall wardrobe because I have been so enamored by how beautiful and not scorchingly hot it has been this summer.

Fashion is the name of the game this month on All That Glitters. I will be collecting and sharing my fall inspiration, favorite trends for the season, my little bits of wishful thinking and of course Fashion Week updates! That’s right, NYFW is coming up in a matter days and I am getting ready for all of the Instagram and Twitter updates. My eyes will be glued to the fashion week tags and I will be gathering (read: trying to keep up with) what happens each day to share here. I hope you are all as excited as I am for September!

<3 Ashley

What are you looking forward to this month?

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Finally done with the first week back in classes. Whew! Now I have not a nice little 5-day break on my hands. It’s nice when Friday’s class is cancelled, a holiday weekend and no Tuesday classes all happen in conjunction. I think this is the part where I throw in a little #blessed, right? I’m looking forward to this weekend’s festivities: tomorrow at noon is our first football game. Go Panthers!!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Life Lately

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1 // Moved into the apartment at school and I have my new desk ready for the nights of reading and writing ahead of me. I must say this is my favorite yet!

2 // One of the first meals made in our kitchen. I’m just too excited about this! Haha! We even managed to throw ourselves a little dinner party before classes started which was wonderful!

3 // While reading for fun may not find its way into my schedule too frequently now that classes have started, I am trying to read one short story from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Flappers and Philosophers” collection before bed each night.

4 // Fabulous view right? Happy to be living back on lower campus now so I can see this gorgeous view every morning.

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