Hot Spring Hues

For the latest issue of San Diego Magazine, we headed out to the famed Glamis Sand Dunes.  Bold colors are big for Spring, so we shot the rainbow for this spread with a little something for everyone. 

I love the asymmetrical cuts on this  red Monse dress. The movement on this dress is nuts. I topped it with a red belt bag (aka the new version of the fanny pack that is absolutely okay to wear:) from Canadian line Aritzia. If you're not yet comfortable rocking head to toe color, I suggest adding it in with your accessories like these crimson peepers from Quay. 

Now while leather jackets may seem more a "fall thing", there were plenty of colored moto jackets on the spring runways. This BCBG jacket is super light weight and chic AF paired with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a cocktail dress. Anyone who knows me knows I am koo-koo for handbags and was really feeling this geometric Balenciaga bag. The lemon yellow color and the shape are both super fun and a great addition to any look.

Next up, an incredibly chic Rosetta Getty apron dress. I love the versatility of this wrap dress. I opted to tie in in back to show off our model's impossibly long legs, but you can also tie it in front for a more conservative look.


I love this Halogen jacket as suiting is a big trend for Spring with the hottest combo being a blazer paired with biker shorts. Yes I know it sounds crazy but it is THE look for Spring. If you aren't quite bold enough for this combo, may I suggest good ol' fashion pants like these Alice + Olivia wide leg trousers. Another big trend for Spring are belt bags worn as cross body bags. ThisMARC JACOBS snapshot bag comes in a ton of colors and is super versatile.

Topping the color trends this season is lavender, as evidenced by this dreamy Caroline Constas dress. On most of us ladies, the most narrow part of our bodies is our natural waist (a few inches above hip bones). The cinching on this dress hits at just that area creating a teeny tiny waistline and gorgeous silhouette.

Pastels can sometimes be tricky while jewel tones are typically universally flattering, so deeper tones of pastels work too. This ALC sweater has the most dreamy neckline and perfect length for my signature "accidental tuck" (you know, where you only tuck in a smidgen of your shirt in front on one side and pretend it "just happened";) It tucks perfectly into these high waisted Leith pants that complete the chic yet approachable lady who lunches look for this shot. The perfect shoe for this lady on the go? The iconic Gucci Sylvie loafer.

While we went for head to toe monochromatic looks, if that is a bit too bold a palette, anchor a colorful piece with a more conservative piece like denim. Wide-leg, maximalist jeans are having a moment and I couldn’t be more thrilled. While dramatic, trust me, they make you look six feet tall and skinny- what’s better than that?!
You can also shoot bold color into other spring trends like suiting, anything tie dyed, crochet and feathers.
I am always big on having fun with your fashion and this spring there are so many ways to do so!


I'd love to hear from you with any and all fashion questions or concerns!