Spring 2014 Trends: Global

Happy Tuesday, my lovelies!  I'm back with your guide to the biggest fashion trends for spring.  There are so many fun trends to try this season, and you don't have to go broke doing it, either. For the next two weeks, I'm going to be breaking down all of the hottest trends for spring, and giving you tons of options for working them into your closet.

Tonight: we're going Global.

What to look for: If you're trying out this trend with clothes, look for interesting patterns that have a far away feel to them. They may even be embroidered or stitched, which only adds to the global feel. If it's accessories you're thinking of picking up, look for beads or natural-looking stones. If it looks like something you might have scored at a flea market or bazaar while on holiday, then you've got it.

What to wear it with: Like most of these trends, keep your other pieces understated and classic to let these pieces shine. Since these pieces are typically in bright colors, you may want to pair them with neutrals.

Here are 12 wallet-friendly globally-inspired pieces to try this spring --



(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. Nordstrom beaded rope necklace
2. Ruche palm springs getaway aztec skirt
3. Nordstrom spike necklace
4. Modcloth scenic landscape bag
5. Nordstrom teardrop stone necklace
6. Ruche carmina beaded sandals
7. Forever 21 tribal print loafers
8. Ruche san lucas embroidered blouse
9. Nordstrom frieda necklace
10. Nordstrom crystal beaded necklace
11. Nordstrom beaded multi-strand necklace
12. Ruche antelope canyon pleated top


Wrap Coats for Fall

So ... these giant, cozy, sweater-like coats are everywhere this fall.  Asos even has a perfect name for them: coatigans. Half coat, half cardigan ... all genius.


(Design by NYC Recessionista; product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. BB Dakota ombre coat
4. Ann Taylor colorblock cape
5. Ruche draped jacket
6. BB Dakota striped coat

New arrivals at Ruche

Sigh ... Have you seen the latest crop of new arrivals at Ruche? I'll take one of each of these, please.

The Northern Sky dress




The Gianna heel




The Making Memories dress




The West End Tweed skirt




The BB Dakota Camelot coat




The Cape Elizabeth dress




The Hall of Mirrors dress




The Chelsea Crew Hull bootie




The Moonlight Reflection necklace




The Kathmandu Watercolor top




The Like a Dream necklace




The Harker Canyon dress




The Clayton dress

(All images courtesy of Ruche)

What NYC Recessionista Wears: Montana inspired

My new sweater is to die for.  I love how it feels like a big cozy blanket ... and it reminds me of Montana and Big Sky Country.


Bonlook 'Martha' frames / Forever 21 tribal earrings (similar) / J. Crew Factory chambray top (similar) / LOFT wrap cardigan / watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova / J. Crew Factory ponte pants / Birkenstock sandals


The combination of the burgundy and the navy is so rich, and the pattern looks amazing no matter how the sweater falls or folds.




Kudos to LOFT for making such an amazing piece for the fall!  Next time, I want to try belting it over a dress. I think I will be living in this!



(All images courtesy of NYC Recessionista)

DAY ONE: NYC Recessionista's 31st Birthday Celebration - Jewelry

All this week, to celebrate my upcoming 31st birthday on Friday, I'll be sharing 31 fall-perfect pieces with you every single day!



Today: my top 31 picks for fall jewelry!!!

If you're looking to round out your jewelry collection for fall, these are 31 great options. Hot trends to look out for include Native American and tribal-inspired pieces, mixed metals, art deco and rich, bold colors. 

(Design by NYC Recessionista; product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

6. Bauble Bar peacock studs
11. Pim + Larkin black art deco necklace
13. JCPenney Aris by Treska gold and black statement necklace
14. Bauble Bar sunflower studs
15. Pim + Larkin yellow cabochon necklace
20. Ann Taylor studio tassel necklace
23. Anthropologie viridian layer necklace
24. Banana Republic colorful drop earrings
28. House of Harlow 1960 gypsy feather necklace
31. Banana Republic dahlia bouquet necklace

Under $50 - natural clutches at DSW

Accessories that have a really boho, tribal, exotic or natural feel to them are going to be really big this spring ... and I noticed that DSW has some totally chic clutches right now --


(Design by NYC Recessionista; images courtesy of DSW)

1. Poppie Jones chevron clutch
2. Kelly & Katie Z Weave straw clutch
4. Big Buddha Libby woven trim clutch
5. Kelly & Katie bamboo clutch


Duru Olowu for JCPenney

Over the weekend, I was able to go check out the Duru Olowu for JCPenney collection ... and it's insanely gorgeous in person.  The fabrics are really good quality and the accessories were very well done ... in all, I give this one serious snaps.



This mixed animal print dress -- made of linen which I love -- was one of the standouts of the collection for me.



This clutch is another one of my favorites. Feels and looks a lot more expensive than its price tag in person.



I loved the fit of this jacket and am really considering going back to buy it --



These bangles (here and here) and cuffs are fun and colorful for spring.



As if the whimsical leaf pattern on this incredibly chic trench wasn't enough, the fit is also superb. The same pattern is right at home on a full skirt, too.



This gorgeous floral pattern is like sunshine in a skirt.



The pattern on this bag - inspired by Native American tapestries - is so bold and beautiful. It does double duty, too, from a tote to folded over as a clutch.



This ruffle blouse would be equally at home paired with skinny jeans or tucked into one of their skirts.



The collar necklace, spike bracelets and tassel necklaces are also totally on-trend.



It'd be pretty impossible for these patterned notebooks to go unnoticed.



The fabric of this sundress (in emerald, the color of the year!) feels really luxe and I love the shape.



This may look like a skirt but it's actually shorts - genius!



The light and flowy shape of this peplum dress is gorgeous! 40s with a very modern twist ...



This bag is equal parts sophisticated, ladylike handbag and relaxed cross-body, with it's extra strap.


(All images courtesy of NYC Recessionista)

Tucker for Target

Almost two years later, this dress from the Tucker for Target line is still one of my favorite purchases ... the fit is great, it washes well, and I get lots of compliments on it. 

And the navajo-ish pattern is still in style.


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Tribal jewelry at Forever 21

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know how much I love Forever 21 and how they are always on-point when it comes to making the latest jewelry trends (among other things) available to the masses.

Well, lately I've noticed a lot of tribal and native american inspired jewelry, so I figured I'd round them up and show you my favorites --










(All images courtesy of Forever 21)