Style Taylor Made

My latest style crush is Marie Claire Accessories Editor Taylor Tomasi Hill. Hill's deeply personal; part urban eclectic, part luxe style is mind blowing. She possesses the kind of style I strive for daily, but never seem to achieve. Every Fashion Week she knocks it out of the park and this year has been no exception. For Spring I plan to experiment with some of the key elements of her looks below:

1) Sneakers and Skirts- Hill combines comfort and chic in these standout looks.  The studded Loubs are killing, the utility skirt with tulle is feminine and edgy at once, and the Grey outfit with hints of Turq is divine. This is hands down the look I am most excited to try. 

2) Longer Hemlines- Hill proves that longer hemlines don't have to be dowdy. In fact with the right styling they are downright sexy. Add a killer heel or a little leather, leopard, or lace to do the trick.

3) Splashes of Color- Color is huge for spring and Hill demonstrates how to work it into your look with ease. Go bold with an oversized blazer or add a hint of interest and fun with a colorful clutch. In both cases Hill keeps her look balanced by pairing color with neutrals and keeping the overall look sharp by picking tailored silhouettes.

4) No Nonsense Neutrals- In my book you can never go wrong with neutrals. Hill's pairing of interesting silhouettes in neutral whites, blacks, greys, and olives (my favorite “new” neutral) creates a look that appears effortless as well as chic.

Photos courtesy of Mr. Newton, Jak and Jil, because i'm addicted, citizen couture


All in the details

A little bit of leather goes a long way....
Leather accents give these standard fare outerwear pieces a major dose of attitude.

Ummmmm....I need one NOW!

Photos via Harpers Bazaar, Mr. Newton , and Shopbop


Swan Song

I have been a ballet dancer since the tender age of 4, so naturally I am obsessed with anything ballet inspired.

I wear ballet flats almost every day.

I loved Natalie Portman in Black Swan.

Chloe's spring 2011 Ballet inspired looks are to die for.

Enter Chloe’s Ankle Strap Ballet Flat.

They are perfect for when I want to channel my inner Black Swan or for when I break out into impromptu dance routines walking down the street (picture a more balletic version of Glee minus the singing).