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Pretty in Prints (+ You’re Invited!)

You know how you have certain items in your closet that you often play favorites with?

what to wear with a midi skirt

… This Trina Turk skirt is mine.

But before we begin, I’d like confess: I’m not sure if it’s the swingy silhouette or the pretty floral print, but I often find myself wanting to steal little twirls in it when I’m walking.

Can you imagine how obnoxiously Carrie Bradshaw that would be? Prancing down Fifth Avenue during rush hour? In my head, it’s cute; in reality, I’d I look St. Patty’s Day drunk.

outfit ideas for spring

Anyway, the skirt: I won’t talk about it too much because it’s sold out and I don’t want to break your heart, so instead, let’s focus on what’s ahead — and is currently shoppable.

The latest collection is just as good (this skirt especially)!

pastel style ideas

Trina Turk is one of my favorite brands, and with good reason.

Trina herself is a joyful presence (I was lucky enough to attend a Fashion Week dinner in her honor last year), and her collections are just as such.

Though our weather has been bipolar at best here in New York, you can bet I’m the type of gal that lives for 72-degree days, bright colors and cheerful prints — which is what it feels like inside the store at all times.

pastel outfits for springalexander wang pastel handbag

I popped into the brand’s downtown boutique last week to see for myself, and you guys, let me just say: I have never exercised more self-restraint. Or rather, been happier that my bank slaps me with a credit card limit. (Kinda like babysitting for adults, no?)

The new collection celebrates the return of color into our post-winter wardrobes — and it certainly runs gamut on the color spectrum. Think subtle blush tones and shades of gray balanced with bright pops of pink and blue hues. Hooray, spring!

loeffler randall remy pumps

My favorite thing about Trina’s pieces is her wear-now approach — and the fact that she never sacrifices style for comfort.

Her dresses fit like a glove, (this shift silhouette looks flattering on everyone, I just bought it), and there’s a handful of cute rompers, some sportier vibes and, of course, plenty of prints worthy of a tropical paradise in this season’s collection.

As a side-note: Brides-to-be, this is a really cute option for a spring/summer shower or rehearsal dress. Not that I’d know personally; I’m just forever the token bridesmaid. [In song:] All my single ladies!

trina turk floral midi skirt

And, okay, one more thing: The shoes. I want them ALL!

But for the sake of narrowing (first rent, then shoes): Remember those pink and red strappy Zara sandals circa 2013? The ones that got away? Here’s an identical pink-and-red pair, but cuter — in my opinion.

express blouse

Okay, enough gushing. And no, they didn’t pay me to write this. Just a girl and her retail addiction…


In sum, the new spring arrivals are amazing. Like this skirt. AH-MAZING!

But don’t take my word for it, you can see it here/browse my favorite pieces below (and if your budget is on the lower side of the spectrum, here’s a darling option for ~$100):

*Click to shop: Trina Turk Spring 2015
Dresses | Prints | Shoes | Swim

Now, read on to shop my outfit:

… But not before one last twirl. I was down the block from Carrie Bradshaw’s faux downtown apartment, after all.

floral midi skirt

*In this post:

Blouse: Express
Floral-print skirt: Trina Turk (sold out, love/have this version)
Handbag: Alexander Wang ‘Lia’ (sold out, this season’s version here)
Blush pumps: Loeffler Randall ‘Remy’ (similar/less expensive version here)

*Click to shopmidi skirts
floral skirts | this post (below):

twirling in a skirt

PS: You’re invited!

Lastly, to my New York gals:

I’m hosting Trina Turk’s annual Spring Style Out event tomorrow night, which is basically an event with cocktails, food and friends. Oh, and shopping discounts!

I’ll be talking through some of my styling tips for spring (and the collection specifically), too. The details are below (be sure to RSVP if you can make it); I’d love to see you in-person.

And if you need convincing, there will be champagne…



Lydia Hudgens Photography

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