Resort 2017

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This year, from May 30th to June 10th, designers are presenting beautiful pieces that fall into the category of “Resort Collections”. These collections have also been called “Pre-Collections” or “Cruise Collections”, and the shows are held in New York every year.

 The addition of these collections started when designers started making pieces for their clients who would jet-set or cruise in the warmer months. The presentation of these collections benefits designers by helping them see what grabs the attention of buyers. When designers create pieces for the upcoming season, you may see aspects of their previous Resort Collection in the new designs.


We are going to compare Rachel Zoe’s Resort 2015 Collection (top) with her Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection (bottom).

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These styles are very similar, and all four outfits include tricolor tweed with fringe detailing. With just a few changes and additions in the tailoring, she created different looks that are both chic and wearable!


This tunic dress is by designer Josie Natori. The colorful brush stroke pattern is definitely one of my favorite aspects. With the fabric being semi-sheer, it’s breathable, and can take you from day to night with ease! The accessories paired add an edgy contrast. This year, Josie Natori is celebrating her 40th year in business, and with that many years in the industry, she definitely knows a thing or two about style!


I am in love with this floral dress designed by Rachel Zoe! The fabric loops together in the front to create a soft empire waist, and this creates a flattering shape that is ultra feminine. This is a design trend that Rachel Zoe is known for. The mint in the floral detailing and the chiffon fabric soften up the darkness in the dress to create the perfect look.

Bonus: This dress is perfect for all shapes and sizes. The bust area is spacious enough for a larger chest, and is not super low cut. If you have a smaller chest, the rope detail will play up that area! If are trying to conceal your midsection, the waist starts a bit high (flowly material is your friend). If you are a bit more narrow, the empire waist creates shape for that extra curve you are looking for!


This tan, cable knit sweater dress is also by Rachel Zoe! You can definitely put this piece in the Boho catergory. It is slightly see through, and with the fringe detailing at the bottom, this makes for a sexy, yet comfy piece that would make a great addition to anyone’s closet. Pieces like this are the golden ticket for those of you who at least once a week scream…

“I don’t know what to wear!” or “I’m going to be late!”

You can just grab this one and go.

Bonus: The nude coloring, vertical cable knit design and fringe paired together will elongate the body for a very slimming, yet lengthening effect. Who would pass up a dress that makes your legs look amazing? Fringe with benefits!


While the designer, Sally LaPointe, may not be so colorful (She normally wears all black)…This sleeveless, knit turtleneck definitely makes a bright and bold statement. This citron green was the pop of color in her Resort 2017 collection. In addition to this burst of color, the high neckline really caught my attention. Also, let’s not forget to mention the deep side cut outs that give a little sultry exposure.

Bonus: A piece like this can easily be pushed into the many different categories. Switch it up! Dress it up with heels and a statement clutch or down with distressed skinny jeans and oversized glasses. Are you up for the challenge? If styled correctly, this piece could definitely get you featured in the Street Style section of


This technical day trench by Protagonist is a versatile must have! The sunburst orange color can take you from season to season. The interesting thing about this coat is that is has no buttons, and that can benefit many body types. Women with a larger bust do not have to worry about buttons struggling to stay together, and women with a slimmer frame gain curve due to the belted waist (Sneak Peak). For those who are trying to shy away from their curves, this coat draws attention toward the face with the oversized notch lapels and tailored cuts.


Jonathan Simkhai has really outdone himself with his jumpsuit, and while this is one of many lace pieces in his collection, it is most definitely my favorite. The detailing in the top portion was inspired by the glass ceilings of the Grand Palais in Paris, France and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milano, Italy. This jumpsuit definitely falls into the evening wear category, and would make an amazing wedding reception outfit.The flared pant hugs the hips to add shape, and with a train this long, it elongates the leg. You will not need a lot of jewelry (if any at all) with this outfit due to the intricate designs.

Bonus: Simkhai was one of the three recipients of the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. He was awarded $300,000 to invest in his label! This award comes with an additional yearlong mentorship with an industry veteran to help the recipients with their businesses. Talk about #Winning!

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DXL | The Monochrome Edition

Untitled-20Monochrome has been one of the big trends in fashion for 2015. With 2016 just around the corner, this trend stands strong! When you combine this modern fashion trend with streetwear, you can’t go wrong.

After a conversation with my friend Lex, I decided to do things a bit differently this time around. She is a veteran when it comes to great fashion, especially streetwear. Can you say collaboration?

For these outfits we combined high end designers with some of our favorite streetwear shops.   I’m going to quote Lex on this one… “It’s litt.”



♥ Moschino Printed T-Shirt Dress | $1,050.00 USD at STYLEBOP

This dress is from the very fun Moschino Resort 2016 Collection. While this dress is one of the more toned down pieces in the collection, it still gives that WOW factor. This piece has been spotted on Ariana Grande and Katy Perry…but the question is…

Who wore it better?

While Katy was the star of the Fall 15′ Moschino campaign…and her photos were gorgeous…

I have to give this one to Ariana.


Sorry Katy.

Giuseppe Zanotti Design boots in Vivienne | $1,487.50 USD at Giuseppe Zanotti Design

Vlieger & Vandam clutch in Guardian Angel | $395.00 USD at  Farfetch

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ASOS Oversized Hoodie | $60.91 USD at ASOS

♦ Denim Killer Waxed Combat Jeans | $120.00 USD at Denim Killer

These jeans are inspired by the classic DK military design, and have a little bit of stretch for comfort. The large pocket in front is a favorite of mine, because it sets them apart from any other pants I have ever seen before. -Lex

Vertias Bracelet in Densa | $125.00 USD at Veritas by Design

Veritas Necklace in Veritas Ruby | $145.00 USD at Veritas by Design

Nike Air Jordan XI 11 Retro “72-10” | $99.99 USD – $389.99 USD at KickBackz

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Hera Tees Jacket in Taught Me | € 79,95 EUR at Hera Tees

Envy Halter Body Suit in White | $22.00 USD at Clothes Envy

MOTO Super Rip Jamie Jeans | $80.00 USD at Topshop

♥ Giuseppe Zanotti Design Sandals in Cruel Summer | $1,595.00 USD at Giuseppe Zanotti Design

Can you say goddess? That’s the first thing that comes to mind when I look at the 4.7 inch heel on these sandals. The wing detail in the center is extremely elegant. This  patent leather sandal is made in Italy and is definitely BELLISSIMA!


Rag & Bone Range Fedora Hat | $225.00 USD at FWRD

ASOS Military Kimono | $45.00 USD at ASOS

Only & Sons Muscle Fit Crew Neck T- Shirt | $18.00 USD at ASOS

Faux Leather Trouser | $49.90 USD at Zara

♦ ASOS Chelsea Boots in Suede | $72.00 USD at ASOS

This classic pair of boots can be worn with numerous outfits. The simplicity of the boots make them versatile. One can dress them up or down, depending on the look they are trying to achieve. -Lex

Which music artist/style icon is a Chelsea boot junkie?…

Kanye West of course! Just remember that Kanye…is the greatest of all time!

Veritas Necklace in Domitian | $250.00 USD at Veritas by Design


Thanks to Lex for dropping by, and if you would like to keep up with her on Instagram >>> @smooov_nation


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