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Mika for Shu: Here’s a new limited edition collection from shu uemura to tickle your fancy. In collaboration with Mika Ninagawa, a Japanese photographer, Shu Uemura has created a beautiful array of products in whimsical eye catching packages. This Japanese beauty line makes amazing products and if you haven’t tried the cleansing oil, I suggest you go out and buy it now! I swear by it! xo

Spring Cleaning: If you’re not a fan of those skinny mini skirts and dresses, then this spring season is the season for you! The trend is all about playing with lengths and proportions from clean lined skirts to midi-length pleated skirts to maxis to jumpsuits. If you tend to shy away from skirts and dresses that hit below the knee because you’re shorter, don’t worry! Playing with lengths is all about creating illusions. You’ll have everyone tricked in no time! 

1. Zara: Asymmetric Fine Pleated Skirt  
2. Zara: Long Dress
The skirt and dress both have a solid underlay that hits above the knee while the sheer, pleated layer hits mid calf giving us a peek of the legs creating the illusion that you’re more leggy than you actually are! 

2. Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply: Printed Jumpsuit
3. Top Shop: Tailored Bandeau Jumpsuit
When this trend came about I wasn’t 100% sure on it but the more I see it the more I like it! A jumpsuit is a great way to dress a look up or down but to avoid having it look more like a clown suit, find one that tapers to the ankle and has some cinching at the waist to balance out the top and bottom - another way to make you look taller! 

4. Zara - crossover skirt
5. Zara - lace skirt 
Pencil skirts naturally lengthens a frame and gives you more coverage that can be paired in a variety of different ways. A cross-over skirt gives legs a bit of a peek-a-boo while still keeping it classy. A lace pencil skirt is pretty and prim ‘n proper enough to be paired with crop top to take it down a notch.

6. Mango - Pleated Skirt
7. Kate Spade - Owen Skirt
A favorite of mine are flared skirt that hits just above the knees. It is simple, timeless and the length works for most. I particularly like the yellow flowers in the Kate Spade one - it’s so spring! 

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I am so in love with these new British bands that are making their way to this side of the world like Bastille and The 1975. Above is a song called Sex by The 1975 which I think is brilliant. I watched an interview with the lead singer who said that many people think this song is brash but he describes it as a love song to the flirty girl who’s uncertain and indecisive - the kind you can never can never get. I think that’s nice. I also think they’re an incredibly humble and honest band  - certainly a diamond in the rough. Take a listen! xo 

Wildlife - Lightning Tent
I came across this Canadian indie rock band called Wildlife on the radio the today and fell in love with this song. It one of those songs that you can make your anthem for a period of time and know that at that moment, it was exactly how you felt. My heart is calling for summer time! xo

Unbelievers - Vampire Weekend. Here’s a gooder for ya, have a great weekend! xo

Instagram tidbits - just cause! xo

Burberry Prorsum A/W14: I’m not one to pay too much attention to what’s super hot on the runways right but this Burberry collection certainly perked my interest when I came across it. The hand-painted floral bags are unique and funky while the geometric shapes and patchwork of colors on beautiful lush blankets and scarves paired with silk and lace tulle add a bit of charm and warmth to each outfit. Such creativity! xo

images from facebook.com/burberry

while we were here: I came across this movie that I quite enjoyed called While We Were Here starring Kate Bosworth. While the story line was no where out of the ordinary, I thought the movie was filmed beautifully (not so hard with Italy being the backdrop) and the music score was perfect. I would recommend this if you want a light-hearted somewhat touching film to watch. xo

Just cause I think this remix is amaze ball! xo