fall essentials: moody florals.

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Last weekend, I stored away most of my bright summer pieces while pondering how I could continue to incorporate my favorite prints through the rest of the year.  While my fall outfits will likely involve faux leather or leopard, floral prints will still stake a claim in this season’s wardrobe.  The difference: I’m reaching for moodier florals in darker colors and edgier details.  Check out a few of my favorite fall florals and let me know what you think of these transitional pieces.

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1. TopShop Dark Flower Mini Dress
2. Hobo Zara Vintage Clutch
3. Juicy Couture Metallic Floral Blazer
4. J.Crew Etta Stud Heel Pump
5. Collective Concepts Floral Baseball Top
6. Kate Spade Flutter Floral iPhone 5 Case

spring trend: black & white.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring 2013 trend - black and white; online shopping; style collage; LOFT  Product detail search form Delightful Dot Print Full Skirt Dress; Banana Republic Sparkle stone necklace; ASOS ASOS Shift Dress In Triangle Jacquard; BaubleBar Piano Penta Bracelet; Madewell the frankie pump in snakeprint; Tinley Road Bow Blouse; Keds for Kate Spade New York Polka Dot Kicks; Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. black and white stripes

I know I’ve been overdosing on bright colors lately, but believe it or not, I’m also loving black and white looks for spring.  The contrast makes for a chic ensemble, whether it be in the form of sharp color-blocking or whimsical prints.  Check out a few of my favorite B&W pieces!

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1. LOFT Dot Print Full Skirt Dress — $69.50
2. Banana Republic Sparkle Stone Necklace — $49.99 (on sale!)
3. ASOS Shift Dress In Triangle Jacquard — $75.30
4. BaubleBar Piano Penta Bracelet — $24
5. Keds for Kate Spade New York Polka Dot Kicks — $75
6. Madewell Frankie Pump in Snake Print — $159.99 (on sale!)
7. Tinley Road Bow Blouse — $39
8. Rebecca Minoff Mini M.A.C. — $150