Spring is here and I'm loving some unique takes on the normal warm weather fashions! Eclectic jewelry, dancewear, crazy shoes and a gorgeous plus-sized model have been inspiring me lately.
Unusual Rings: I’m loving this season’s take on bold jewelry, especially the rings! Oversized, uniquely shaped or just plain kitschy, I can’t get enough of unusual rings. I love the pop they add to an otherwise plain (or if you’re like me, boring) outfit.
Ballerina-Inspired Fashion: Having taken dance lessons through my youth, I am forever enamored with the graceful ballerinas (mostly because I am the complete opposite of graceful) but moreso the dance-inspired wear I’ve seen popping up this spring. I’m talking legwarmers, off-the shoulder tops, pastels, tulle and dainty dresses. Pastels scream spring to me and the dresses this season (like this one on Taylor Swift) have that certain je ne sais quoi appeal that I love about dancers.
Crazy Shoes: I don’t know if it’s the dreamer in me, but I’m loving some crazy shoes this spring! Alexander McQueen is the king of dramatic footwear and I am in love with his Fall 2010 collection. Though completely out of my budget, I think these winged shoes would transform an outfit of jeans and a t-shirt into something spectacular.
The New It Girl: Crystal Renn started modeling at 14, but after being pressured to lose weight and seeing the effects of extreme weight loss on her body, she re-examined her habits and actually gained weight. The best part about this is that the fickle modeling industry has taken her back with open arms, mostly (I think) because she’s drop dead gorgeous! She was all over the Fall 2010 runways, landed a cover and spread in Glamour and is now in a (NSFW) spread for the May issue of French Vogue. It’s so refreshing to see that beauty comes in different shapes and sizes.Bria Berger