NYCR Picks from the March 2012 Magazines

We're *this close* to spring, people ... I can feel it. Let's dive right into the March issues, shall we?

From Lucky:

This is probably one of the most classic skirt silhouettes ... love the pleats.

(Image courtesy of American Apparel)

These are very cute and simple colorblock wedges ... if you're afraid of yellow like I am, this is your chance.

(Image courtesy of Old Navy)

The great thing about a necklace like this is that it can be worn long and 1920s style or layered for a more chunky look. You could even layer it and then hook a brooch to one side of it for another completely different style.

(Image courtesy of Lord & Taylor)

These retro orange sunglasses look a lot more posh than their $39 price tag.

(Image courtesy of Spit Fire)

This skirt has two of my favorite spring trends in one -- stripes and polka dots.

(Image courtesy of White House Black Market)

Speaking of stripes -- this is a crisp and timeless sweater.

(Image courtesy of Coldwater Creek)

Lordy, these green wedges are beautiful.

(Image courtesy of Amazon)

From Glamour:

The Parisian scene on this sundress is totally adorable. 

(Image courtesy of Bernie Dexter)

When the pleats of this skirt flare out, it looks a little bit like it's pixelated or something ... very cool and graphic.

(Image courtesy of Ann Taylor)

I recently won a bottle of this new OPI nail polish shade -- called 'Thanks a WindMillion' -- from a Beso contest on Twitter -- can't wait to try it out on my toes!

(Image courtesy of OPI)

I have been obsessed with all things chevron on Pinterest lately, so it's no surprise that this clutch caught my eye.

(Image courtesy of Melie Bianco)

I can't think of a better weekend uniform for spring than this sweater-sweatshirt hybrid, dark skinny jeans, and a pair of Toms or ballet flats.

(Image courtesy of Aerie)

From People StyleWatch:

This is a gorgeous shade of green in a very effortless pant fit -- A fitted chambray collared shirt and some ballet flats would be great with this.

(Image courtesy of JCPenney)

You would never think a pair of rose gold ballet flats would be versatile, but these could so easily be dressed up or dressed down.  

(Image courtesy of LOFT)

There is nothing more cheerful for me than some giant bright poppies -- like the ones on this skirt.

(Image courtesy of NY and Company)

The picture of this necklace in the magazine does not do it justice -- it's longer, more substantial, and more handmade-looking than you'd think. Such a great piece.

(Image courtesy of Express)

I recently picked up a similar skirt from this line in cobalt blue -- but the teal is really nice, too. 

(Image courtesy of JCPenney)

Y'all know how much I love ikat ... but seriously, how cute are these loafers?

(Image courtesy of G.H. Bass & Co.)

I never thought I would get as much use out of my denim chambray pieces (like this shirt) as I do -- they're in regular rotation.

(Image courtesy of Topshop)

Extra 50 percent off sale at Talbots

Sale items at Talbots are an extra 50% off for a limited time, y'all ... no code necessary, prices as marked.

Some of my fave picks -- 

This puff sleeve cardigan ... so very girly 


This blouse ... the pintuck detail is great


This very mod coat ... love the silhouette


This bib necklace ... love the smokey color of the stones


This colorblock dress ... which is so on-trend for spring


NYCR Picks from the September 2011 Magazines - People StyleWatch

Continuing on with the September issues ...

From People StyleWatch:

I did a double-take when I saw this ad and realized it was for Kmart. This is a great dress, and they smartly pair it with opaque black tights, red pumps, and a bow belt.

(Image courtesy of Kmart)

One of the fall pieces I'm coveting but haven't been able to find yet is a pair of slim cargo pants in a great olive green. This pair looks pretty good, albeit a little pricey.

(Image courtesy of Paige Denim)

This is such a ladylike little purse ... love it. And the teal color is great, too.

(Image courtesy of The Limited)

This dress has the perfect color palette for fall ... and the ruffles are great. I would wear it with a tough leather motorcycle jacket, tights, and ankle booties.

(Image courtesy of JCPenney)

One color that I haven't tried yet in the word of tights is mustard yellow ... what do you think? I think they're pretty darn cute.

(Image courtesy of Hue)

When I saw Demi Moore in this blouse in their new ads for this season, I instantly fell in love with it. Perfect shade of emerald.

(Image courtesy of Ann Taylor)

I would never have expected tweed to feel as dressy as it does on this clutch. Adds such great texture to an outfit.

(Image courtesy of LOFT)

I am a huge fan of cowl neck ... and the preppy plaid pattern of this dress just makes me long for back-to-school.

(Image courtesy of JCPenney)

I've been looking a lot at old photographs ... and this cable knit sweater seems like it's straight out of an old photograph from the sixties.

(Image courtesy of Talbot's)

Speaking of decades ... lordy, this dress is straight out of the forties ... and I love it.

(Image courtesy of Asos)

NYCR Picks from the September 2011 Magazines - Glamour

Since the September issues are so massive, I've decided to break up this month's NYCR Picks into multiple posts.

First up -- Glamour:

I love this orange pea coat ... reminds me of the orange one that Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

(Image courtesy of Macy's)

Good lord these brown leather gloves are gorgeous ... so very luxe-looking.

(Image courtesy of Talbot's)

These patent flats are the absolute perfect shade of dark teal ... and I love the contrasting toe.

(Image courtesy of Marais USA)

I like the fact that this quilted bag, which at first glance looks dressy, is made more casual by the nylon cross-body strap. Would be a perfect weekend bag.

(Image courtesy of Lulu's)

You'd never know it just passing this super quirky ruffled dress on the street, but if you look closely, the pattern is made up of tiny little bears.

(Image courtesy of ModCloth)

I could easily see pairing this mossy green shirt with dark denim skinny jeans, flats, and minimalist yellow gold jewelry.

(Image courtesy of Lands' End Canvas)

Cranberry and cap sleeves

I think I might have to have this new dress from Talbots ... the cranberry hue, the cap sleeves, the flattering silhouette ... I'm in love.

(Image courtesy of Talbots)

NYCR Picks from the April 2010 Magazines

The April issues of my favorite magazines were packed with so many great and affordable finds, I couldn't believe it. And since it's starting to feel like spring is finally here, I want to dig right in!

From Glamour:

I love the vintage feel of these earrings, and they're only $34!

(Image courtesy of RimiStyle)

I am not even sure how you can purchase it, but his necklace from Lydell totally reminds me of an old school rock polisher ... love it.

(Image courtesy of Lydell NYC)

From Lucky:

Not only do I love the antique look of this whistle necklace, I love that 100% of the proceeds go to children in war-torn Congo.

(Image courtesy of Falling Whistles)

I especially love that Lucky included a whole sidebar of $20 and under items from Etsy in this issue ... Etsy has become one of my favorite sites ...

These horseshoe earrings are totally adorable, handmade, and the price is right.

(Image courtesy of Trillium on Etsy)

I am totally into rope and knot styles lately, too, so I love this sailor knot bracelet.

(Image courtesy of The Vamoose on Etsy)

This venetian skirt from Talbots is so unbelievably gorgeous ... just look at the close-up.

(Image courtesy of Talbots)

The zipper detailing on this ballet flat is the perfect counterpoint to the preppy silhouette and the bow.

(Image courtesy of Jessica Simpson Collection)

I could totally see pairing this watercolor chiffon blouse with lots of different pieces that are already in my wardrobe.

(Image courtesy of Urban Outfitters)

This floral print tiered dress from Ann Taylor is such a great shade of blue, and I love the flowy layers.

Image courtesy of Ann Taylor)

From Real Simple:

This gingham poplin shirt from the new Lands' End Canvas line is another invaluable wardrobe staple ... you can use a classic shirt like this in so many different ways.

(Image courtesy of Lands' End Canvas)

It's just a simple shell, but the origami detailing on the neckline of this tank is totally gorgeous ... and very work appropriate.

(Image courtesy of Talbots)