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The Tribe has Spoken

28 Mar

Tribal prints are making their way off the runway and out of  Dept. store shelves onto the streets. From African to Aztec and South American Ikat prints, the world’s most exotic destinations are just a shopping trip away. Tribal prints add a fun & funky twist to any outfit. They can be worn with solids and neutrals if you want to keep it tame or you can get wild by mixing with other tribal printed pieces and adding colorful jewelry, It’s up you. Designers are all over this fun warm weather trend. High end: Burberry Prorsum has beautiful pieces and is the most influential label for tribal prints.  Low end: Forever21 has tons of tribal pieces that are very affordable.

Shop these ethnically inspired looks now.

Ikat print romper($9.45), Red multicolor tribal skirt($13.80) and Strapless ikat dress($19.80) all available at Forever21.

Multicolor dress($79), Blue &white tribal tank($64) and Black & White long sleeve top($54) all available at Piperlime.

Aztec print Poncho in mustard($48) available at Threadsence.

Blue Ikat dress($69.95) available at Gap.

AG Ikat blue twill pants($185) and Roxy tribal belt($38) both available at Zappos.

Tribal scarf($44) available at Guess.

My Marni Adventure

8 Mar

The day has  come!  Marni for H&M debuted today at select H&M stores across the country.  The wait for the fancy high-end Italian house’s affordable line is finally over. The collection included traditional Marni  bold printed blouses, flirty polka-dotted frocks, structured jackets as well as accessories — including a mix of chunky bracelets and necklaces. Only 3 stores in the LA area had the collection, so I chose an (indoor) mall location just in case I had to wait in a line long. I arrived at the mall at 9am ran up to H&M to find a wristband person(I read online they’d be giving wristbands out). I got my wristband with my designated “shopping time”10:45-11:00am on it. Every 15  minutes, they would let a group of 30 people in a barricaded area to shop. There was a guy with a megaphone screaming the time remaining. I just watched the frenzy for the next hour and 45 minutes until my group was let in.  I also watched in sadness as my beloved white flower necklace slowly disappeared off the shelves:( Finally they let my group in and I felt like I was on supermarket sweep…..my heart was racing. I Grabbed 7 pieces and ran to the dressing room with about 5 of my 15 minutes left to spare.  I fell in love with 2, a tribal top and a polka dot dress. Got in line bought my items and got the hell outta there,with a slight headache. On my drive home, I looked over at my H&M bag and envisioned myself on vacation in these super cute clothes. Thanks H&M!!!! Until next time………rumor has it a HUGE designer collaboration is up next ….. like Tom Ford huge;)

Here are some pics from my adventure today.

The barricades

The megaphone guy

one lady sent in her hubby

my 2 favorite finds

On my way home with my wristband and 1 little shopping bag.