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Lately, Inspired By…

By: Jen Shoop

I loved the snap above of Amanda Woodward Brown (head of content for shoe designer Rupert Sanderson) with her two babies and her stunning polka dot dress.  It was a reminder of my deep and abiding affection for polka dots (hellooooo, I just recently brought home this Saloni on serious sale in the red!), and had me considering the purchase of this discounted Caroline Constas confection.  I also loved the two polka dotted looks on the chic peas below, Ulyana Boyko (get the look with this statement making Cynthia Rowley number, currently in consideration for a rehearsal dinner I’m attending in October, and ultra-covetable The Row Coco slides — or get the look for less with these) and Hayley Bloomingdale, who is wearing a LoveShackyFancy dress currently sold out (but available at RTR here or in a different color here). Note that HB is rocking the sneaks and dress look and CRUSHING IT!  Also note that a Mansur Gavriel bag never goes out of style…

The Fashion Magpie Polka Dot Dress Ulyana Boyko The Fashion Magpie Polka Dot Dress 3

Speaking of Hayley Bloomingdale, I also loved this snap of her wearing this floaty, fire red Doen dress, which comes in a rainbow of fetching colors and was also seen on the ultra-chic Marlien Rentmeester.  (She’s seen below wearing those epic $23 slides from Target I featured a few days back!)  P.S.  Note HB’s seashell-monogrammed Rebecca de Ravenel tote!  Adorable.  Get the look with this.

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While we’re on the RDR train of thought: how much do you want a pair of her latest earring confection: these heart drops?!  This woman has the magic, whimsical touch when it comes to statement earrings.  Her famous bonbon earrings spawned trillions of lookalikes — and you can always count on her to release a new trend-setting style…

The Fashion Magpie RDR Heart Earrings

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I’ve mentioned Cecilie Bahnsen a few times on this blog as a name to watch in fashion, and then I spotted my fashion icon Jenny Walton wearing one of her pieces and the love affair deepened.  JW has flawless taste and can pull off even the most dramatic of shapes and styles with Audrey Hepburn-like aplomb.   I’m currently lusting after this discounted Cecilie Bahnsen top and can only daydream of wearing something major like this to the Met Opera.  Can you imagine?!  Her use of thin, spaghetti-like straps to offset the volume of her dresses is magical.  It made me temporarily obsessed with finding additional spaghetti-strap style pieces, like the one seen on this street style darling below.  How about this in the ballet slipper pink for a Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars vibe?  Or this, which has a very CB-like feel to it owing to its relaxed, high-fashion shape?  Or maybe this?  (Get the look for less with this style.)

The Fashion Magpie Skinny Straps 2

The Fashion Magpie Skinny Straps 1

Oh my how I love everything about this snap of Margharita Missoni from Architectural Digest, from the bespoke Pictalab wallpaper to the custom Marta Ferri dress.  But I was particularly smitten with those vintage candelabras and the confetti of colored tapers!  What a startlingly chic idea.  I am contemplating stealing the look with this vintage candelabra (or maybe this brass one?) and a rainbow of different-colored taper candles!

The Fashion Magpie Colorful Candelabra

Finally, I was truly inspired by the lavender-and-yellow color combination I stumbled upon at Hanna Andersson the other day.  I immediately ordered mini a pair of lavender leggings and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first pair of slicker yellow Hunter rainboots.  (Note that you can get 15% off your first order with code WELCOME.  I am ALWAYS in search of little deals and steals like that!  Alternately, you can get the look for less with these from Gap Kids.)

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This splashy color combo had me wondering about wearing something like this lilac dress with a pair of yellow espadrilles I own — or maybe those $23 slides in the yellow!  It also had me thinking again about that Aerin Lauder Lilac Path scent I mentioned yesterday (available in a rollerball here for $30 for those fearful of commitment) and adding a pair of these to my cart…

P.S.  This is a fantastic wear-all-season sweater at a good price.

P.P.S.  Poetics and — who is that girl I see?!

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