the power of orange and blue

top <fei>, skirt <yoana baraschi>, clutch <banana republic>, shoes <bcbg>, necklaces and ring <vintage and ann taylor>

major 2012 summer trends include bright neon colors and lace proving this is the perfect summer skirt.  this lace skirt, is absolutely lovely, fits perfectly and adds that extra “wow” factor. when “lace” is mentioned, we often envision white, ivory or black lace.  the unexpected neon orange is a pleasant, unexpected surprise.  yoana baraschi has also created a party dress with this material.  it’s a hard-to-find piece as it’s been a popular buy, but you can still find it here.  places to wear this skirt include summer weddings, and, if you find yourself in Oklahoma City, why not a Thunder game?!  with the Thunder bound and determined to win a championship, this look wouldn’t be questioned! this certainly proves the power of the orange and the blue!

singin’ in the rain

top <jcrew>, skirt <lily white>, rainboots <missoni for target>, belt <jasper & jeera>, umbrella <espirit>

it’s just another rainy day.  i can’t tell you how many flats and wedges i’ve ruined on a rainy day here in oklahoma city.  it’s usually not just a sprinkle, but torrential downpour, so rainboots are a must!  formerly living in california, i never knew a rubber boot would be vital, but it is here.  it was perfect that missoni collaborated with target last fall to put forth a eye-catching collection, well in demand by the public.  it was such a popular collection  shelves cleared within minutes of opening.  i wanted these rainboots so badly, i called relatives in nebraska to pick them up for me, knowing missoni is not as hot in demand there.  coupled with brights, these rainboots are the perfect accessory. add a pop of yellow and you’ll forget it’s so gloomy outside!