"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."
This Daryl K Resort 2011 collection is not your typical resort collection. When I think of "resort collection" I think of bright colors, flowy maxi dresses and bathing suits-- but not here. This collection is full of black, white, and green basic pieces like mini skirts and leggings. Not the first articles of clothing that comes to mind when you hear "resort", but then I thought... well, I suppose that depends on what you consider a "resort." Resort doesn't necessarily mean a tropical beach paradise, and not everyone has bright neon and pastel colored clothing within their wardrobe, so this is actually an extremely practical collection with pieces that most people already have in their closet, so you can look fresh and stylish for vacation without having to buy a whole bunch of new pieces. I definitely got some outfit ideas out of this bunch!
Spring is in full swing and my wander-lusting fantasies are in overdrive; outdoor cafes, vespa rides, eating gelato while trying to escape my princess-related duties. Okay, it's possible I might be describing Roman Holiday, but I could also be describing what you should be doing while wearing this gorgeous cream flowered applique dress from ShabbyApple.com. It's part of their new Roamin' Holiday collection, that has countless other gorgeous women's dresses like this little yellow scalloped dress and this green and navy-striped Gondola dress. (Are you kidding? Can I live in this please?)
So all fantasies aside: one lucky winner is going to get the Spanish Steps dress pictured above to wear on all your Italian escapades! Just leave a comment with your email in the comments below before Friday May 20th to be entered!
And ALL of you can take advantage of 10% off your purchase when you use the code "shabbyquaintrelle10off" at checkout. You can also "like" Shabby Apple on Facebook to get other special promotions and discounts!
Spring is the perfect time to perk up your wardrobe with some great runway-inspired clothing and accessories. These great looks will go from the office to dinner and a night out with the girls. From head to toe, 2011 fashion trends are an eclectic mix of feminine, funky, and retro.
Ruffles are a charming and feminine feature of this spring's lineup. In shirts, skirts, dresses and socks, these playful pieces are loaded with girlish fun and frivolity. Wherever it appears, this childhood favorite is growing up in 2011.
Ruffle Tank by Michael Kors // Ruffle Skrt by Michael Kors
Trench coats and Trench dresses
Serious, functional and sexy, the trench coat is back. With clean lines, wide lapels, and belted just so, trench coats are everywhere this season. Whether it is khaki, white or black, this new twist on an old favorite has a place in every closet.
For those who don't want to leave the trench coat at the door, this year's trench dress is the answer. Double breasted and accented with a sash or bow, this just might be your new power suit.
White Trenchoat by Derek Lam // Trenchdress by DKNY
Fashion from the 70's is back again with flare jeans leading the way. This year's look is long and lean, featuring high wastes and wide bottoms. Topped with a cute sweater, your favorite tee or a casual cami, flare jeans are a fashionable departure from the flood of skinny jeans of the last few years. Give this fun and funky throwback a place in your summer wardrobe.
Flare Jeans by AG
Kick off the winter boots and pump up your look this season with wedge shoes. Tall and strappy, these aren't your mother's platforms. Found in a variety of colors, materials and styles, wedge shoes can be dressed up or down and look great with everything from jeans to minis.
Wedge by Rocket dog // Wedge by Matiko
Because sometimes you just want to feel pretty in a simple and understated way, feminine printed dresses are back. Florals and patterns in a rainbow of colors and styles means that there is something out there for everyone this year. Find the cut that flatters and the pattern that appeals and you will have the perfect dress for any occasion.
Print Dress by Rebecca Taylor // Print Dress by Philosophy di Alberta Feretti