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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Schiffer Fashion Press Look Book: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York Spring 2014

This is a product review for Schiffer Fashion Press. All opinions are 100% my own.
I received The SFP LookBook: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections to review.

Have you cleaned out your closet for Spring? I completed mine several weeks ago. What challenges me the most (after a closet clean-out), is making OLD outfits NEW again. I'm always asking myself, how can I breathe NEW life into an outfit? How can I SPICE it up? My friends at Schiffer Fashion Press came to my rescue, by sending me a copy of their Spring 2014 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Look Book ($45 USD). The SFP Look Book gave me NEW fashion & styling inspiration! I blogged about NYFW (Spring 2014), but I seemed to have missed some things! An important one...MIXING COLORS! I'm a neutral girl at heart. The majority of my closet is black, white, beige and brown. I have specks of color here & there, but for the most part I keep things neutral. As I was flipping through this look book, designers such as Donna Karan mixed ORANGE & BROWN, Jenny Packham mixed LIME & BLUE, and Lela Rose mixed BLUE & ORANGE. I've also seen a lot of ORANGE, WHITE & TURQUOISE around the blogosphere lately. I would've never thought to mix those colors. Also, basic colors such as NAVY, were paired with BROWN and BROWN with WHITE (Michael Kors). So that puts a nice spin & twist on neutrals! I looked in my closet to see what I could do! I'm pairing my Emma Go sparkly sandals (w/hints of blue & silver), with an orange maxi skirt, white top, wicker handbag and my Dior Summer Mix Collection. I'm not bold enough to wear a turquoise top with that orange skirt, but maybe some small turquoise jewelry (necklace, earrings, belt) would pair well with it for a separate outfit. Are there any COLOR COMBINATIONS you plan on trying out this Spring/Summer? Will you stick with NEUTRALS? I would like to thank SFP for sending me this book. I previously reviewed Fall/Winter 2013 Look Book and loved it. I hope they continue sending me copies of their latest editions, because they're excellent references that help me with styling. Plus Fashion Week moves so quickly, it's hard keeping up with everything. With this book, you have everything at your fingertips.



Jane said...

What a great book for inspiration! Im loving the sparkly sandals. I think a little bit of sparkle can go with just about anything! Have a good week!

Anonymous said...

Well doesn't this sound like the ideal book for style inspiration. I'm sure it's great for procrastinating or glamming up the coffee table too. I can never wear bright colours together either, but you've made me think about injecting some bright into my styling. You've made me realise that you don't necessarily have to go bright when picking clothes, and if you're too scared like me, can just go with bright accessories to cautiously dip my toe into colours. Thanks for passing on your styling tips, Kim! Rosemary x


Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I think put more colors in my closet the next spring Kim! Lovely shoes <333


LoveT. said...

Amazing Book ,so much Inspiration! Love the blue green and yellow mix ,it looks so wonderful together :)

kisses :*

Danielle Styles said...

What a great book to get inspired! I love to wear bright colours, especially in combination with white to keep it safe, but maybe I have to wear bright colours all over!

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

I want this book too! It's great!
Have a good day

Viky --- MySecretPoison

Maria Hussain said...

Lovely shoes dear and Nice book.....xoxoxo....^_^

The Dainty Dolls House said...

The book looks marvelous!I've just about gotten my closet all cleaned out, so many bags to take away now, haha. Now all I need is the warm weather to kick in properly and I'll be set!! Have a great day doll xx

cassie cadiz said...

This is such a great post dear ♥♥♥


Carmen said...

The book must be pretty interesting and your shoes look so cute :D

Emmylou said...

That book looks great, Kim:) Thanks for sharing. And you know, never thought of mixing lime and blue, Might give that one a go. It sounds like it''ll be a fresh summery colour combo for sure:D

Moonstyle said...

wow great post!the book is interesting, nice pics

Maddie said...

In winters I like wearing neutral colors, but when it comes to spring and summer I definitely embrace the color as colorful outfit definitely cheers up my mood and I am more happy! :)


Jackie Harrison said...

Will love to have a book like that very inspiring and like how you present it to us. The details of fashion is fascinating good book to have.

Elle Sees said...

ooh sounds perfect and i'm loving that orange!

Lilli said...

Kim, Im drooling over the Look Book! Wow! And yes, I almost finished to clean my closet for spring and of course will search for something colorful too. Im always stuck on neutrals as well, but in s/s love to be brighter :) Your sparkly sandals are utterly cute!:) Have a nice Wed, many hugs! xo

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

So lucky! I wish I had a copy - such a wonderful way to use as a visual reference for the collections. x

Charu Sharma said...

Aww that look book is drool worthy!! I loved that hot nail paint and thoes shoes!! <3


Anne said...

Love your sparkly heels Kim and I adore orange and turquoise:)

Anne said...

Love your sparkly heels Kim and I adore orange and turquoise:)

Anonymous said...

Lovee this trend!

Lots of love,

Anonymous said...

Lovee this trend!

Lots of love,

crafty-zone said...

Amazing inspirations and great your notes on those pictures! And I adore your shiny shoes <3


Mica T said...

Glad you've been getting some bright colour inspiration Kim! :) I'm not very adventurous in my colour pairings sometimes!

Have noticed I've been wearing a lot of blacks and greys lately - but at least I have my bright bags to add a bit of colour here and there :)

Away From Blue

LyddieGal said...

With so much inspiration, sometimes it can be hard to choose an idea, like combining two colors, and not get hung up on the fact that you don't have a blouse and skirt that look exactly like the ones in the photograph.

Love your glittery heels Kim, I hope you wear them often!
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Jane said...

wooooo~~ those color combinations sound and look amazing! i need to add a bit more color to my wardrobe! i realized i have a lot of greys and other neutral colors as well.


Well, as you know I adore bright colours and always will wear them! Very interesting book for you to review. I know that we receive similar booklets for work, but with forward trend forecasting so that we know and have inspiration for the next collections to produce. I love your sparkled shoes too!
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TheTinyHeart said...

Before I started blogging, I used to wear neutrals and very little color. Now I LOVE pairing different colors together!

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June said...

These are such lovely color combos! I need to start my wardrobe spring cleaning today. I have way too much of black and warm stuff which I'm gonna pack and put away cas the next month or two will be pretty hot!
Keep in touch

jenn f said...

i LOVE books and mags like this. when they collect ALL the looks of the shows in one place but they're always so pricey! the magazines that combine all the new york shows run for about $60

Darcy said...

That looks like such a fun coffee table book!!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh I had not heard of this book! Thanks for posting. I am on the look out for high end coffee table books that I am collecting for when I buy my condo. Looks awesome.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

alexis said...

I like how you made the color mixing trend your own--- I don't think it is a matter of being bold enough to wear turquoise, but more so you being true to your aesthetic. I I have done some color mixing like turquoise and brown, but I prefer neutrals and maybe just a splash of color. That being said, the Jenny Packham colors are lovely….

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Abby Templeton said...

This book is so fun - what better way to keep track of all the trends!


Kendall Johnson said...

Obsessed with those glittery shoes!! Oh my goodness :)


miss b said...

This looks like the ideal book for some new inspiration. I've just had a clear out with a couple of trips to the charity shop and I've been looking at all my neutrals. I'd like to add a touch (just a touch!) of orange to my creams and beige. I love your sparkly heels and the nail polish which is always a great way to add an instant pop of colour.

Sam said...

I love the idea of this amazing lookbook, it seems to have some wonderful fashion and styling inspiration, I would never wonder what to wear if I had this on my shelf. Hope your week is going well :)

ashley said...

I can totally relate to being a neutral girl at heart! Great advice :) have you made any posts about how to gain popularity on a blog or work with businesses? If not, you should, and please please tell me when you do! :)

Cee said...

I'm a neutrals girl, too, Kim, and it's something I've come to embrace over time. But spring is a great time to mix it up and try something new - and Fashion Week is the best place to find inspiration. I just love your sparkly shoes, they'd make me want to go out dancing!

Sara Gerard said...

Kim, what a perfect book for you! You have a good eye for trends and colors, things that I never notice! I think I might have to incorporate some more orange in my wardrobe! :D

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This book sounds chock full of ideas and fashion inspiration! Love the pretty look you put together Kim! Your sparkly sandals are totally gorgeous! I've always been a color girl and lately I'm loving mint and red together.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Elizabeth Hisle said...

Love the sparkley sandals!


Lala H said...

what a great book for inspiration! love the glittery sandals Kim!

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Hannah Anderson said...

So glad you shared this!

MODE LAB said...

Very useful post! Thank you!

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Corinne Figliuzzi said...

One of the reasons why I fell in love with J.Crew was because of their amazing color play! They always put together these unexpected-- but gorgeous-- combinations! I'm currently loving light pinks and browns-- & brown and navy; just so pretty!
And I love your color combo! So springy (I only wish the weather around me was bright :( )
xx Corinne

Oriana Campanella said...

I love all those colours and those glittered sandals are amazing!


RaindropsofSapphire said...

Those shoes are gorgeous! I love the glitter! I really like your blog though! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by both of my blogs sometime too (I'm from England) and I post my outfits and personal style on Raindrops of Sapphire and general fashion from celebs and brands on The Fashion Supernova! I hope you have a lovely day and I'm looking forward to your next post :) :)

Raindrops of Sapphire
The Fashion Supernova

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cutie bag! I need one of those.

Bree Alwin said...

I am like you. I tend to stick to neutrals but love a pop of color. I love the sandals! And the book looks like a
Must read!

Ashley said...

Lovely post! I always like looking for inspiration :)

Rainbow Gatherer said...

how adorable are those glittery shoes!=)

Rainbow Gatherer said...

how adorable are those glittery shoes!=)

Rainbow Gatherer said...

how adorable are those glittery shoes!=)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Kim, I like black white and tan or beige because you can mix and match and it's really helpful when traveling.Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.

Rebekka Geldbart said...

Love those sparkle shoes! Too cute.

xo, Bekka
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Charlo Jiho said...

It's a great book and I love your shoes <3

Nicky mywishstyle said...

A fantastic book, full of inspirations!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Loving the unexpected color combos!

always, koru kate

oomph. said...

i love my neutrals, too, but i would like to throw in some jewel toned colors like rich blues, purples, and oranges.

Alexis Crawford said...

I love the colors! So vivid!
lexi // thelittlebrunette

Gemma Donohue said...

Great pictures
Fabulous colors for this Summer.
The sparkle Sandals are gorgeous.

MoreStyleThanFashion Sandra said...

Thats a great book you got there!
Thanks for sharing
x Sandra


Missy May said...

This would be a good book for my closet. Very inspirational fashion-wise. Love it!! I used to be an all-black-errthang gal, but I've spiced up my style with more colours, because they somehow put a smile on my face. I feel vibrant when i wear colours. :-) Great post Kim!


Corinne said...

I'm scared to try and sort anything out, I did get rid about about 20 dresses though last months. Ha.

The look book looks fantastic!

Corinne x

Lindsay Moir said...

Love the inspiration! Such pretty looks.


Tanya W. said...

I love to clean up my winter closet as soon as possible. These spring and summer are so classy collection. Thx so much for your lovely comment:).


Jess said...

Such a great post and inspirations! =)
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Maggie said...

I love this! Such a great review as always :)


jo said...

Hey Kimmy, I love this fashion look book, so many chic looks! My favourite is the blue and orange, and brown and white. Thanks for the virtual tour! Have a great week, girlfriend!

xo Jo


Alissa Gromova said...

Orange!! The most emotional color :)
Like it a lot, very nice review .)
and happy new month


Ramona said...

What a wonderful inspiration. Kim so fabulous pairing. You know how much I love pairing prints and colours,it's so much fun. Was delighted that you found inspiration.

xoxo Ra


Pamela RG said...

So stylish Kim. I have to clean out my Closet for Spring soon. I adore your orange Dior nail polish. Looks so refreshing and elegant on you.

Anonymous said...

its really a sweet blog <3
i love the pictures!
✽ la petit isadora

FloralConstellation said...

looks great! loving the shoes :)


tr3ndygirl fashion blogger said...

beautiful your sandals,very nice pictures always
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Joie Fatale said...

I like those sparkly shoes!

Linda B said...

Oooh, I'd like to add more neutrals to my closet. Pretty, classic pieces are things I need in my closet. I have too many "trendy" pieces haha

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Ahleessa C said...

I'm loving the orange polish on your toes! It's so hot and gorgeous. I swear orange is the hot thing at the moment or I'm in denial... hehe~


Fabrizia said...

it is a dreamy book
have fun!

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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Hi kim, I like how you made the color mixing trend your own dear I I have done some color mixing like green and brown, but I prefer neutrals and maybe just a splash of color.I'm loving the orange polish on your toes! It's so hot and gorgeous. I think orange is the hot color at the moment! Have a nice day honey, kisses <3

Meagan Morrison said...

Wow what an incredible resource!! The challenge is always how to make old things new again. How amazing that you attended the shows at that they reached out to you to review their book - congrats!!

Meag xx

Lauren Michelle Major said...

Your shoes are awesome! I love that sparkle! I feel the same way after cleaning out my closet. Thanks for the great inspiration!


Hélène Heath said...

It's the perfect idea to look through the collections for inspiration on how to revive your wardrobe. I can't wait to switch my closet to spring summer!

xx Hélène

Shannon Rice said...

What a great book! This is the first time I've heard of it. Such a great idea!

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Anya Jensen said...

OHH I adore your shoes - they're FAB :-)

Laura said...

loving the orange and your sparkly shoes! x

Coco Colo said...

OH, great book
I want to have it too


Diana Ashuayem said...

Lots of inspirations in that book. Love your shoes!

Sam said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me Kim...Have a great Friday!

Fernanda Azevedo said...

I think my color combination style is to always put usually just one color with neutrals :3 Probably because I am just not very good at matching colors xD

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Sonia De Macedo said...

I am still crushing over orange so I'm glad to see it's still lingering around in collections!


Tina Bradley said...

What a great book (and I adore the chic accessories you feature in this post--Chanel sunnies--oh la la!)! I'm striving to add more pops of brightness to my basic neutral palette this spring/summer. More pinks, vibrant blues, orange... :) As you can tell, it's a subject near and dear. <3 xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Coco said...

Fashion books are a handy source of inspiration to keep near everyone's closet! I'm obsessed over orange/coral and pleats, so you can guess how fab your outfit looks to me!
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Anonymous said...

such a pretty look :) love the sparkly sandals !! xx

Lorena said...

Love the sandals Kim !
… and I think this is book a great addition to any coffee table.

Rosemary Nardone said...

How lucky are you? very neat fashions indeed Chanel always makes a girl smile!!


Dale Janee said...

What a fun book Kim and I get so much inspiration from mags and look books. I just did a major clean out for Spring and really love how you photographed this pos with all the sparkle and orange.


Stephanie G said...

ooh thanks for sharing this! i need to get my hands on a copy x

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