Friday, March 19, 2010

"Excessorize" for Spring

The fabulous Rachel Zoe published her "Excessorize - 20 Essential Accessories for Spring" this week, and everyone should definitely check it out here.  In honor of Ms. Zoe, we decided to come up with our own list...obviously, we are not comparing ourselves to RZ...this is just our personal take on what everyone needs for spring!
1. The Clog is the shoe trend this spring.

{Chanel runway}
The blonde is ordering this pair ASAP.
The brunette is not a fan of the clog trend, but would definitely wear a sandal with a chunky wooden heel as a substitute

(available on piperlime)

2. Mixed Metals


(Banana Republic, The Limited, Express)

3.  Headbands
There are so many different styles out there right now. 
The blonde is a fan of the skinny headband and loves this one from F21...they have it in silver and gold:)
4. Scarves, Scarves, Scarves
They are perfect for this time of year...white tank, jeans and a scarf = you're cute:) 
Double the scarf around your neck for a more layered look...

5. An Interesting Flat Sandal
Everyone needs a flat sandal in the summer for maxi dresses or just with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt...a cute little sandal will make you look way more pulled together than a flip flop.

the Blonde's pick...

(BCBG Generation and Mia, both available at Dillard's)
the Brunette's pick...

6.  Side Braid
All you need is long hair and pony tail holder...this is the look for spring...Vogue said so:)

(image via

7.  La Mer wrap watches
These watches are nothing new, but we are both dying for one at the moment!  They have awesome summer colors and tons of mixed metal options too.  This one screams spring!

The blonde's pick:
The brunette's pick:
(that the blonde wants to borrow...a lot!)

FYI - if you live in LR, Indigo now carries this line!

8.  Oversized Black Sunglasses
The big sunnies are still here (this was listed on RZ's list too) and the blonde is happy!  These three pairs of glasses are all Burberry, all available at The Sunglass Hut and all on the blonde's personal wish list:)

9.  Aviators

These are the brunette's shade choice - love the sleek metal.  I tried on these Ray-Bans in gold a few days ago and they are amazing - definitely on the brunette's spring wish list!!

10. A little lip color!
We both typically wear neutral lipstick, but in an effort to update our looks for spring we both recently bought new colors.
The brunette is trying Flirt! "Energy" - it has a high-watt orange tone, which is extremely popular for spring!  RZ also did a post on orange hued make up here!
The blonde is scared of lip color and prefer neutrals, but just purchased Laura Mercier's sheer lipstick in Tender Lips. It's a little more color, but still sheer and natural.

Check back for the spring must-have accessories 11-20 next week! 
Now go "Excessorize"!

~ the Blonde and the Brunette

1 comment:

  1. Love headbands... I also love Ms. Zoe. I wish she still styled Nicole Richie. She was in her prime then.