Author page: Carol Calacci

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A Vintage Neckline That’s Flattering? Sweetheart!

Nothing looks (and even sounds) as retro as a sweetheart neckline! It reminds me of reading books written in the 50s and 60s and the part when they came to describing what the main character wore for her date.

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The Way To Go High Low: The Perfect Patio Party Outfit

My desire to find covetable fashion pieces led me to this perfect patio party outfit for the season. I’m planning a margaritas couples wedding shower (yes my dear friend’s daughter is getting married!) I can’t believe I have reached “that age”! But that doesn’t mean I won’t dress up for the party!

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Get a Jump On These Spring Trends Now!

Now is the time to get a jump on the spring trends! You only need a few pieces to give your wardrobe a seasonal refresh. I have so many favorites, but you don’t even have to spend a bundle. In fact I found all of these selections at Shopbop where right now you will get an extra 20% or 25%…

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Hot Color Combo: Bright Pink and Red

During a season when pink is always expected, this spring try to kick it up a notch. The bold color combination of hot pink with intense red was shown by designers like Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez and Herve Leger. The more vivid the colors, the better.

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Fashion Through The Ages: Chanel Inspired Tweed Jackets with Denim Jeans, Again!

I can totally remember wearing Chanel style tweed jackets with denim jeans back in the 90s. We would wear the jacket from a skirt suit, or even find 60s vintage suit jackets from a resale shop and pair it with jeans

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The Way To Go High Low: A Trend Loaded Spring Outfit

This little outfit was inspired when a Uniqlo ad popped up in my email. It featured a hot orange red flare knit A-line skirt for only $15! It immediately reminded me of the Victoria Beckham ensembles In the same bright trendy hue in her Spring 2017 RTW Collection. So I clicked over to Net-A-Porter to find the beautiful Victoria Beckham skirt, for over $1000! You can pair either skirt with the matching red knit tops offered respectively from Victoria Beckham and Uniqlo, but I thought it would be more fun to put together an outfit of this seasons trends. It’s a trend loaded spring outfit!

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Styling: Workout Classics For Spring

I was just about to order a pair of black warm up pants (way on sale!) but thought instead it would be better to wait and invest in some workout classics.

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Fashion Through The Ages: The Strong Shouldered 80s

The Spring 17 Collections from designers like Isabel Marant, Balenciaga, Rodarte and Kenzo channeled the glitz, glam and spirit of the 80s. These strong shouldered 80s looks were worn proudly on everyone at the time, and most memorably for me, on Linda Evans in her role as Crystal Carrington on the Dynasty TV series which encompassed that decade from 1981 to 1989.

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Spring ’17 Trend: Gingham Gone Wild

For spring ’17 gingham has gone wild! The check print has taken on a whole new look. Thankfully, this is not your Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz gingham print. Instead you will find sculptural shapes, asymmetric gingham, mixed gingham prints, lace overlaying gingham, ruffled gingham, gingham with florals, even deconstructed gingham.

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The Way To Go High Low: Do It In Ruffles!

Ruffles are everywhere this spring! From shirts to skirts, and from jackets to pants, those wavy lines are adding new dimensions to blouses, tops, dresses, skirts, pants, coats and even jeans and sweatshirts. From girly and frilly to sophisticated and minimalist, there’s no doubt you will be eyeing a new piece with ruffles you will want to own.

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Fashion Week Overload… Just A Few Thoughts

It begins around day 5 of New York Fashion Week after viewing a multitude of fashion images and models and looks on the runway, a sort of fashion fatigue mixed with punchiness begins to set in. Fashion overload is an understatement! Here are a few of my thoughts.

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NYFW Fall 17: Oscar de la Renta’s New Designers Get it Right

Creative Directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim showed their Monse collection right before the debut of their Oscar de la Renta NYFW Fall 17 Collection. While I loved the innovation, tailoring, edginess and ‘coolness’ of Monse, it was Oscar de la Renta that stood out for me. I think Oscar de la Renta would be thrilled with this collection!

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NYFW Fall ’17: 3.1 Phillip Lim Combines Softness with Strength

With new designers turning up year after year, one of my all time favorites, Phillip Lim still continues to produce fresh and innovative fashion. The 3.1 Phillip Lim NYFW Fall 17 Collection was no exception.

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NYFW Fall 17: Prabal Gurung’s Femininity With a Bite

Sunday evening’s Prabal Gurung NYFW Fall 17 Collection truly offered something for every woman. In the program noted his collection is an “unabashed and unapologetic definition of femininity with a bite,” Women can pick and choose pieces from his collection, and feel confident to wear them.

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NYFW Fall 17: Tadashi Shoji’s Extravagant Opulence

On Thursday February 9, the first day of New York Fashion Week Fall 17 Tadashi Shoji showed an extravagant collection in brilliant gemstone hues, rich brocades, opulent fur and gold metallic trims, intricate lace and plush velvet.

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