Seeing Spots

Fall/Winter 2011 seems like a collaboration of very diverse trends into one huge, fashion overload (in a great way). First we saw jewel-toned hues, then the eclectic mixture of suede with leather, and of course combination of textured patterns everywhere. Now, designers all over are seeing spots! Everyone from Marc Jacobs to Stella McCartney is implementing polka-dots into their collections. Although we’ve seen it on the runways, it may be a little much for your daily ensemble to contain all pieces polka-dot; but add one dotted statement piece for a very well-rounded (pun intended) wardrobe!

1. Long spot clutch, $37, Asos. 2. Stella McCartney vita polka-dot tulle blouse, $1,195, Net-a-Porter. 3. Marc Jacobs polka-dot wool fleece pencil skirt, $995, Net-a-Porter. 4. Marc Jacobs spotted teddies shearling hobo bag, $1,495, Net-a-Porter. 5. Free People staying cool skort, $58 $29, Shopbop. 6. Diane von Furstenberg markie fine-jersey tunic, $225, Net-a-Porter. 7. MinkPink stop and stare polka-dot chiffon blouse, $82, Asos. 8. Yves Saint Laurent arty dot ring, $250, SSENSE. 9. Commando polka dot tights, $32, Shopbop. 10. Marc Jacobs polka-dot cashmere and silk-blend scarf, $450, Net-a-Porter. 11. Stella McCartney lucia stretch cotton-blend and tulle dress, $2,155, Net-a-Porter.


Shoe Expansion at Bergdorf’s

In case you haven’t already heard, Bergdorf Goodman has expanded their shoe salon on 5th Avenue at 58th Street in New York. For some of us, this mean a convenient one-stop-shop fashion heaven to pick up all of your weekly, luxurious must-haves. For most of us, however, it is just one more extraordinary boutique to window shop and save up for the season toward that one special pair of shoes. Whether you chose to browse online or at their 2nd floor shoe salon, Bergdorf’s updated presentation of flats, boots, platforms, and stilettos is sure not to disappoint. Here are a few of my favorites, Bergdorf’s 5th/58th blog.

1. Giuseppe Zanotti suede and strass peeptoe slingback, $1,495. 2. Ash fango brown leadh enigma bootie, $375. 3. Brian Atwood pony hair maniac pump, $770. 4. Dries Van Noten colorblock lizard ankle strap sandal, $995. 5. Alexander McQueen lasercut white hair calf peep toe platform $1,325. 6. Rene Caovilla brown satin/leather/raccoon fur sandal $1,250. 7. Stella McCartney black velvet bootie $1,095. 8. Christian Louboutin hematite strass daffodile platform, $5,995.

Click here to see Bergdorf’s Fall/Winter 2011 Shoes via 5th/58th