Every season a new “IT” trend comes around. If you know me, you know my love for fringe. I’ve literally been rocking the same style H&M fringe bag for a good 3 years #sorrynotsorry

When I saw that fringe hem was the new trend I shrieked in excitement and I went on a hunt to find the perfect pair. boohoo.com is one of my favorite websites. Over the holidays they had 60% off of everything and so I went on a little shopping spree. I ended up not only finding my perfect fringe hem denim but also a bunch of super cute tops – one specifically that paired perfected with them.

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I’ve never liked combining black with certain colors. For example, yellow or blue, but as time goes on I am learning ways to incorporate these shades that I normally stay away from. A good way to mix blue with black is to use a lighter shade. Not only does it contrast great against black but it really makes the outfit pop.

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Duster: boohoo.com (similar) // Top: Lulus (similar) // Jeans: Target // Boots: Lulus (similar) // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Bag Pom Pom: ShopSosie

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1. Ralph Lauren Romance / $88 – This is my go to fragrance! It’s a very feminine, light and floral scent that is long-lasting. I think perfume can be tricky sometimes since every woman favors different notes but Ralph Lauren Romance is one of those scents that works for everyone.

2. Reversible Faux-Leather Tote / $34 – This is currently my favorite on the go bag. It’s large enough to hold everything you need for the day without being obnoxious. It comes in handy when you have a long day out. It fits all my necessities for the day including my makeup bag and a pair of flats or heels to change into while still being really chic. I have also used it as a cute diaper bag when heading out for the day with my son. It’s available in Bluetiful, Cognac Brown (shown) & Rose Gold.

3. Places to go, People to see Coffee Table Book by Kate Spade / $40 – I’m a sucker for a fabulous coffee table book… I’m also the biggest wanderlust you’ll meet. Combine those two and you have this book by Kate Spade. From inspirational quotes and travel wisdom to old world glam photography – this book has it all.

4. Henri Bendel Party Girls Mug / $25 – The Party Girls Mug is an essential addition for all fellow coffee & tea lovers. Featuring a custom Izak illustration and Henri’s signature on the handle, this porcelain mug is a chic and charming.

5. Givenchy Jewelry / $25+ – While browsing in Macy’s a few months back, I stumbled upon a case filled with Givenchy jewels and was blown away. I did not know that this luxurious brand started to make more affordable, yet equally as stunning, jewelry. The stones used as well as the quality of all the pieces are top notch. Three of my favorite pieces are the Teardrop earrings, Crystal Bangle Bracelet and this stunning Cluster statement necklace.

6. Madden Girl Lolaaa Over-the-Knee Dress Boots / $99 – Over the Knee boots are this seasons Must Have item. I really love these because the lace up back really makes them stand out. They are made from stretch microsuede and have gold-tone accents.

7. H&M Textured Weaved Cape / $35 – Capes! I have an obsession with them. Capes have been hot for some time now. The reason why I love this one so much is because I feel like it is very flattering on all body types. Many others can make you look very boxy but this one flows perfectly. Capes can be worn during any season and can be dressed up or worn casually making this a perfect present under the tree.

Back in October I attended the Simply Stylist event in NYC. At the ‘Brand Experience’ portion of the day, you were able to mix & mingle with the other attendees and that is where I met Meagan Ollari. Meagan was wearing this collar that instantly caught my eye. I knew I had to compliment her on it and that is how I found out that Meagan actually designed and created the collar herself! We spoke for a while and I got to hear all about her line, Ollari, and check out her Lookbook.

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Designer Meagan Ollari

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About the Designer:

Born and raised in New Jersey, Meagan Ollari discovered her passion for design at the age of 7, which she expressed through her love of sewing and illustration. “Meagan always seemed to be the lead singer or dancer and was never one interested in a backup role. At the age of 7, she started sketching clothing designs and asked Santa to bring her a sewing machine. That Christmas, Santa complied and soon Meagan was making clothes for herself and her dolls. She even made her own first business card for her fashion business. At that point, I knew she had a very bright future ahead of her”

-Cynthia, Meagan’s Mother

After high school, Meagan set out to formally study Fashion Design at County College of Morris in New Jersey and later transferred to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

In 2009, she landed an internship at a multi-line women’s contemporary showroom in Manhattan’s Fashion District where she developed industry knowledge and hands-on design experience. Meagan has designed for junior contemporary brands such as Urban Outfitters, Urban Outfitters UK, Anthropologie, Guess, American Rag, Delia*s and Forever 21, among others…

In January 2014, Meagan decided it was time to share her gift and lifelong dream with the world. Meagan birthed Ollari the brand, which bears her namesake. Utilizing luxurious fabrications and novelty beadwork, Ollari targets a more refined contemporary woman.

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Ollari made it’s official debut at New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2014.

Here are some shots from the runway:

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I love Ollari’s SS2015 Womenswear Collection, Dragonfly Oasis. The collection is inspired by an eclectic blend of Twiggy’s 1960’s MOD era & the deep-rooted cultural aesthetic of African tribes. The cutouts, necklines, beading and the mix of colors and patterns really makes this collection stand out. Here’s a look at some of the collection from the official lookbook.

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From the short amount of time that I have gotten to know Meagan, I can tell how dedicated she is to her work. She eats, breathes & sleeps…. Ollari.

Make sure to follow her journey!

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“It is a passionate ambition of mine to develop the new and the untouched, delve into places no brand or designer has gone before, and inspire others along the way.” –Meagan Ollari