Blame a long and not-exactly-wintery winter, and maybe an ever-evolving eagerness to step out of my all-black-everything safety zone, and maybe even more so a quick west coast jaunt this past week - but my god am I thirsty for color. A whole, big, icy-cold pitcher of color; (preferably filled with frozen margaritas, no salt). Being a new redhead, (yes, 6-months in, it's still new) has made this whole color invasion into my wardrobe a lot more interesting. I can't quite jump on the orange-tangerine-citrus medley bandwagon (cause, you know, I don't want to be too matchy-matchy with my hair), but I'm grabbing on to all the neon pink, yellow, and aqua that my minty-green tipped hands can grab onto. I think I'm officially starting to tip the scales when it comes to black versus every-other-color-ever.
Preen x Aldo Rise. These have already proven themselves to be a bit polarizing amongst the favorite people in my life, but damn, I love them. I think they're a gift from the Designer-Collaboration-with-a-Mass-Retailer gods, and slightly soften the blow of not managing to find a single piece from the Marni x H&M Collection. This season at Aldo Rise also brings collaborations with Mark Fast and Libertine! Major home-runs all around. Available here.
See by Chloé. I don't have to tell you that neon is a major trend right now (but if I do, please allow me to refer you to my March column in Marie Claire -- where I explore spring trends). I've been waiting to find the right pop o' neon for myself, and a swipe of the good old credit card made this scallop-trimmed beauty mine. Available here.
Dorothy Perkins. Just a few weeks ago I was out in Miami with a great friend from the Arcadia group, and she greeted me with a huge bag of goodies from the team at Dorothy Perkins. Among them, this amazing top - a very "off the runway" look. I've been wearing it everywhere. Literally. Available here.
Karen Walker. Who isn't a huge fan of Karen Walker, the amazingly dazzling Antipodean designer? Covet over her dresses as I do, I couldn't keep myself away from these hot pink sunnies when they popped up on Gilt Groupe last week. I had a $50 credit which put these puppies at just a hair over $30. Score, am I right? Available here.