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Transitional Dressing: Midi Skirt & Wool Shorts

how to wear a leather skirt, how to wear a jumper,     On Olivia Palermo: at London Fashion Week, wearing Westward Leaning sunglasses, Boda leather jacket, Reiss skirt, Christian Louboutin heels, and a Whistles clutch.   On Olivia Palermo: Westward Leaning sungalsses, Chloe crossbody bag, Rebecca Minkoff Gio Too Studded Bootie Pump, black sheer blouse,Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of gettyimages.com.

Midi skirts and wool shorts are great transitional pieces to keep us warm without the winter heaviness. The graceful vibe of a midi and tailored silhouette of the shorts make them versatile pieces that can be worn from desk to dinner. Here, I love the accessories master Olivia Palermo adds edgy or glamour elements to her ensemble via add-ons  like her enviable shoes, cool sunglasses, and ladylike purse.

In Chinese: 优雅的过膝裙和挺括的羊毛短裤很适合现在这样的过渡时节穿,有保暖功能又没有冬装的厚重感,既能通勤又可以穿去约会。街拍女王Olivia Palermo是善用配件的高手,看看她的这两个造型吧:用优雅的酒红色高跟鞋把一身硬朗的皮装穿出了十足女人味,男孩风的铆钉短靴则给俏皮甜美的波希米亚风装扮注入了恰到好处的酷帅。

how to wear a leather skirt, how to wear a jumper,  On Olivia Palermo: at London Fashion Week, wearing Westward Leaning sunglasses, Boda leather jacket, Reiss skirt, Christian Louboutin heels, and a Whistles clutch.  Featured:  1. BLK DNM 8 leather biker jacket (also here; similar here)  2. Dior (Beauty) 'Couture' Lip & Nail Palette (Limited Edition)  3. Theory Gelsey Leather Skirt (also here; similar here)  4. Gap Eversoft turtleneck sweater  5. Topshop 'Glimmer' Pointed Toe Pump  6. Westward Leaning sunglasses  7. Asya MalbershteinBLACK ENVELOPE-CLUTCH

1. BLK DNM 8 leather jacket (also here; similar here)
2. Dior ‘Couture’ palette (limited edition)
3. Theory leather skirt (also here; similar here)
4. Gap turtleneck sweater
5. Topshop pointed toe pump
6. Westward Leaning sunglasses
7. Asya Malbershtein envelope clutch

how to wear a leather skirt, how to wear a jumper,  On Olivia Palermo: Westward Leaning sungalsses, Chloe crossbody bag, Rebecca Minkoff Gio Too Studded Bootie Pump, black sheer blouse,   Featured:  1. Diane von  Furstenberg Jezebel Silk Chiffon Blouse (similar here)  2. Westward Leaning sunglasses  3. Current/Elliott Studded Denim Vest (similar here)  4. kate spade new york 'carroll park - mini penelope' crossbody bag  5. CHLOÉ High-rise stretch wool-blend shorts (similar here)  6. Rebecca Minkoff Gio Too Studded Bootie Pump (similar on sale here & here)  7. Dior (Beauty) 'Couture' Lip & Nail Palette (Limited Edition)

1. Diane von  Furstenberg silk chiffon blouse (similar here)
2. Westward Leaning sunglasses
3. Current/Elliott vest (similar here)
4. Kate Spade New York crossbody bag
5. Chloé stretch wool-blend shorts (similar here)
6Rebecca Minkoff studded bootie pump (similar on sale here & here)
7. Dior ‘Couture’ palette (limited edition)

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Demure Lady: Florals & Lace

how to wear a midi dress, how to wear floral print, party outfit ideas,  	Oscar de la Renta for The Outnet collection,  	Poppy Delevingne, Miroslava Duma, floral midi dress, Mary Katrantzou,   	On Poppy Delevingne, Mary Katrantzou floral dress;  	On Miroslava Duma :OSCAR DE LA RENTA FOR THE OUTNET red Floral-print dress;Photos: Poppy Delevingne & Miroslava Duma; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukbfanyc.com.

how to wear lace dresses,  	Olivia Palermo, Elizabeth Hurley, party outfit ideas, On Olivia Palermo: Valentino blue and white lace emboroied dress, valentino rockstud t strap pump, Valentino stud flap clutch,   On Elizabeth Hurley: Tadashi Shoji sheath blue lace dress, nude pump, python clutch, Photos: Olivia Palermo & Elizabeth Hurley; Courtesy of oliviapalermo.cominfphoto.com.

Spring 2014 is a season to embrace bold colors and patterns. Buzzwords contain midi dresses, florals, pop-art and more. It’s definitely time to shine, are you ready?

Besides the trend, there is another thing we can learn from today’s featured ladies: To pull off the rare combination of rock edge and retro glamour, add characters with accessories, like the refined T strap pump, chunky oxford‘Rockstud’ shoes and bags showed above.

In Chinese: 今年春夏一反去年单调的黑与白,变得鲜艳、奔放、大胆。大伞裙、花朵、当代艺术等都是T台上传递出的关键词。你准备好了吗?

要想把这些带有复古元素的单品穿出现代感,配饰就很关键了,像上面这几位时尚偶像身上所看到的厚重的鞋款以及铆钉等硬朗的元素是这些女人味十足的裙装最好的配搭‘伙伴’。

how to wear a midi dress, how to wear floral print, party outfit ideas,  	Oscar de la Renta for The Outnet collection,  	Poppy Delevingne, Miroslava Duma, floral midi dress, Mary Katrantzou,  		On Poppy Delevingne, Mary Katrantzou floral dress;  	Featured: 1. BALENCIAGA Rosabotanica 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray,  2. Michael KorsSAHAR POINTED-TOE T-STRAP SANDAL - MICHAEL KORS,  3. Dolce & Gabbana FLORAL-PRINT COTTON DRESS,

1. Balenciaga Rosabotanica Eau De Parfum
2. Michael Kors Sahar T-Strap Sandal (similar on sale here)
3. Dolce & Gabbana Floral-print Dress (similar here & here)

how to wear a midi dress, how to wear floral print, party outfit ideas,  	Oscar de la Renta for The Outnet collection,  	Poppy Delevingne, Miroslava Duma, floral midi dress, Mary Katrantzou,  		On Miroslava Duma :OSCAR DE LA RENTA FOR THE OUTNET red Floral-print dress;  	Featured:1. Guerlain Rouge Exceptional Complete Lip Stick in 'Gilda 27',  2. NINE WEST SIZZLE OXFORD BOOTIE ,  3. Oscar de la Renta x The OutnetFloral-print silk and cotton-blend dress,

1. Guerlain Rouge Exceptional Complete Lip Stick in ‘Gilda 27’
2. Nine West Sizzle Oxford Bootie (petite friendly! also love this pair)
3. Oscar de la Renta x The Outnet Floral-print Dress (check out the covetable collaboration here! similar here)

how to wear lace dresses,  	Olivia Palermo, Elizabeth Hurley, party outfit ideas,  	On Olivia Palermo: Valentino blue and white lace emboroied dress, valentino rockstud t strap pump, Valentino stud flap clutch,   Featured:  1. GUERLAIN Météorites Powder For The Face, 2. Valentino 'Noir Rockstud' T-Strap Pump, 3. SKIES ARE BLUE Tea Time Dress, 4. Valentino 'Rockstud' Flap Clutch

1. Guerlain Météorites Powder
2. Valentino ‘Noir Rockstud’ Pump (similar here)
3. Skies Are Blue Tea Time Dress (on Olivia Palermo here)
4. Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Clutch (similar here)

how to wear lace dresses,  	Olivia Palermo, Elizabeth Hurley, party outfit ideas,  	On Elizabeth Hurley: Tadashi Shoji sheath blue lace dress, nude pump, python clutch,  Featured:  1. Marni Rose Eau De Parfum, 2. Jimmy Choo 'Cosmic' Platform Pump, 3. Tadashi Shoji Lace & Tulle Sheath Dress, 4. Rebecca Minkoff Honey Clutch,

1. Marni Rose Eau De Parfum
2. Jimmy Choo ‘Cosmic’ Pump (great alternative here & here)
3. Tadashi Shoji Lace & Tulle Dress
4. Rebecca Minkoff Honey Clutch (on sale; also love this one!)

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New Year’s Revolution

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Can’t believe we’re stepping into 2014! Thank you all SO much for your support and help in the past year, I especially appreciate all the warm greetings to my son, who means the whole world to me (can’t believe he is already 4 months)!

Speaking of New Year, my revolution in terms of fashion is pushing the envelope further and be more experimental. The arty prints, saturated colors, sultry see-through, subtle punk are all in my ‘try-more’ list. Incorporating more dresses into my practical-oriented mommy-wardrobe is also an exciting challenging. What’s your revolution?

In Chinese: 不敢相信记忆中遥远的2014就在眼前了。谢谢你们在过去一年的支持,尤其感谢那些在我生产期间写信鼓励和祝福我的朋友们,儿子的出生是我2013年最值得骄傲和最感恩的事。现在他就是我的整个世界了。

说到2014,你的新年愿望是什么?在时尚方面,我希望自己在搭配上能更有突破和创新,就像上面这几个造型中看到的艺术图案、大的花朵明艳的颜色性感的透视设计或一些庞克元素等我还想再多尝试。另外,虽然需要照顾宝宝,陪他玩,在日常活动中也要多找机会穿裙子,这个对实用为主导的妈妈们可能会是个挑战。你呢?

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Anja Rubik,Saint Laurent black dress black pump, polka dot tights

1. David Yurman Ring with Diamonds (similar on sale here)
2. Saint Laurent “Paris Thorn” Pumps (similar here)
3. AQ/AQ Belle Mini Dress (also here)
4. Dior Crayon Kohl Eyeliner

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Diane Kruger, Mary Katrantzou printed dress, Edie Parker clutch, Stuart Weitzman heel

1. Edie Parker Jean Striped Box Clutch (similar here)
2. Stuart Weitzman Sandals (also here)
3. Tibi Rococo Check Statement Dress (also available here)
4. MAC Eye Kohl & MAC Pigment

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Eva Longoria,pink dress, SAINT LAURENT studded clutch, Cartier Bracelet

1. Cartier LOVE Bracelet (similar under $100 here here)
2. Christian Louboutin Decollette Red Sole Pump (similar here)
3. Topshop Crepe Seam Flippy Dress (more colors here)
4. Saint Laurent Studded ‘Diagonale’ Clutch (similar here & here)

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Lily Collins, Valentino white dress, lace Jimmy Choo pumps

1. Dana Rebecca Designs Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow Gold (similar here)
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
3. Jimmy Choo Amika lace and mesh pumps (similar here & here)
4. Valentino lace dress (also here; similar here)