Splurge vs. Steal: Windowpane Trousers

Splurge vs. Steal: Windowpane Trousers
Windowpane trousers in a black and white color palette? Talk about major Spring trends in one pant! As fabulous as this sounds, you may not want to spend a lot to take on such a bold trend. So here are two similar options with a price difference of $249! Happy Monday Shopping!
Splurge: Tibi for $308 VS. StealAsos for $59

Florals and Suede

White blazer, floral dress, suede boots

T. Babaton dress, Calvin Klein boots, Urban Outfitters blazer

Calvin Klein boots, Lydia Hudgens photography, Florals

T. Babaton dress, vintage belt, Calvin Klein boots

T. Babaton dress, Personal style blog, Lydia Hudgens photography

T. Babaton dress, vintage belt, Calvin Klein boots

T. Babaton dress, Calvin Klein boots, Personal style blog

Florals and Suede

Picked up this dress on sale at Aritzia a couple weeks ago… I was drawn in by the colors and print which promised seasonal versatility, but the real clincher for me was the back – I’m a sucker for an exposed zipper and an unexpectedly low back, and this piece has both. And it was on sale. Done deal, my friends.

Since the weather isn’t exactly cooperating with the calendar, I paired this floral number with suede boots – but I can’t wait to wear it with sandals or wedges when the temperatures go up! Until then… Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wearing – T. Babaton dress via Aritzia (like this too), Silence & Noise blazer, Calvin Klein boots (old, similar), vintage belt, Chocolate New York clutch (love this one), Michael Kors watch, J. Crew bracelets (here)

Photo Credit: Lyda Hudgens

Spring Accessories

Straw fedora, Florals, White blouse

Spring style, florals, straw hat

Straw hat, Floral scarf, Michael Kors watch

Black and white, Spring style, Florals

Floral scarf, James Jeans, Jessica Simpson booties

Spring style, florals, black and white

Straw fedora, Florals, Spring Fashion

Jessica Simpson Booties, oxblood, Lydia Hudgens photography

In my Mother’s continued efforts to make me a hat person, I received this straw topper a couple of weeks ago… She discovered a website that offers sizes, thereby providing accommodation for my unusually small head. It’s not that I don’t like hats, I’m just not convinced they look good on me… However, one of my favorite things about fashion is that you can take risks, try new things, and if they don’t work then you can move on and laugh about it later. Although… Maybe my Mom is always right… I do think this straw hat and floral scarf will become go-to Spring accessories for me. What accessories are you dying to wear all Spring?

Wearing – James Jeans, Tunic blouse via Marshalls (love this one), Jessica Simpson booties (similar), Pins and Needles scarf (old, like this one), Hat (gifted, similar), Michael Kors watch, Gorjana rings (here and here), Bracelets via Gilt, vintage, and Off-Fifth

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Insta-Life, Take 4

Spring Blues, Tweed Jacket, Quote1. Spring Blues 2. LOFT tweed jacket, J.Crew trousers, Madewell tank, and Miu Miu pumps 3. Quote from Keira Knightley’s cover of Marie Claire

Prabal Gurung for Target, Beauty, Nautical4. Prabal Gurung for Target tank and BCBG blazer 5. Beauty essentials (yes, coffee included) 6. Nautical inspired look with LOFT blazer, Zara sweater and Pants, BCBG pumps

Chevron, Snake Print, Fedora7. Chevron sweater from LOFT and vintage belt 8. H&M Snake Print blouse, Cynthia Steffe trousers, Michael Kors pumps, and UO blazer 9. Sneak peek from an upcoming outfit post

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Keaton Row and Trendseeder Collab at Minds Matter Charity Event

Last night, some Keaton Row stylists and I attended the Minds Matter charity event hosted at the gorgeous venue Hudson Terrace. We were representing KR and Trendseeder, a start-up company that specializes in selling up-and-coming designers. The other stylists and I served as models for a few of the Trendseeder designer’s Spring fashions!

I was lucky enough to meet the co-founders and creative minds behind the designs that I wore from SPOON fashion: Randi Spoon and Alexis Przybylski Lawton. Thank you, ladies, for letting me borrow your lovely pieces for a night!

Hillary Biggs & Designer Randi Spoon of SPOON fashion
Me and Randi Spoon, wearing SPOON scarf and dress. Photo courtesy of KR

Read more about this fun event  and collaboration here on the Keaton Row blog. Thank you to KR and Trendseeder for letting me be a part of the event!

Featured

I’m featured over on Keaton Row today! Check out the full post here.

KR Feature

For those of you who don’t know, Keaton Row is a personal styling business, where you can get a Lookbook designed just for you and your style aesthetic. The stylists, including myself, are dedicated to creating looks and selecting items that fit your life, your fashion, and your budget. The best part is, you never even have to leave your couch… You can shop directly from the looks that your stylist chose for you. Does this sound like something you need in your life? Sign up on my profile for a personal styling session by yours truly!

A big thank you to the fabulous gals over at Keaton Row for the love!!

Suit Up Ladies

I think one of the sexiest things a woman can wear is a suit – when I see a perfectly cut suit with an androgynous vibe and covered-up sex appeal… I die. I am particularly swooning over short-suits for Spring (a trend that is still in motion from last year), which can easily be dressed up or down (note street style with Converse below). Plus, I love the various colors, prints, and textures that make an updated, modern suit for women… Scroll through this post for a little suit-inspiration for Spring:

Natuka Karkash

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DVF, Spring 2013

DVF, Spring 2013

Krystal Bick, This Time Tomorrow blog

Krystal Bick, via This Time Tomorrow

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana, via Pinterest

Michael Kors, Spring 2013

Michael Kors, Spring 2013

karlie kloss

Karlie Kloss, via The Trend Diaries

Chiara, The Blonde Salad

Chiara Ferragni, via The Trend Diaries

Street Style, Short Suit

 

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring 2013

Julianne Hough, Coral Suit

Julianne Hough, via Pinterest (follow me)

Working Gal

Cynthia Rowley trench, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, LOFT trousers

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, personal style, Lydia Hudgens photography

Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, LOFT trousers, BCBG heels

H&M belt, Michael Kors watch, Presh wrap bracelet

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, LOFT trousers, BCBG pumps

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, personal style, Lydia Hudgens photography

Cynthia Rowley trench coat, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Lydia Hudgens photography

Just thought I’d give you a peek at a typical work outfit for me. My office is conservative, so in the winter I have stuck pretty close to a trousers and blouse formula. To keep my personality, I layer on some jewelry, add a fun belt, or swap in some trendy shoes. Sidenote: I love that the weather is starting to warm up in New York, because it means I can wear my many trench coats. To me, nothing is more classic and sophisticated than a great trench coat. I look for pieces with a special detail like the color-blocking in this version. What is your go-to Spring jacket?

Loft Trousers, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Cynthia Rowley trench (similar), BCBG pumps (old, similar), H&M belt, Michael Kors watch, Presh wrap bracelet via Gilt, Off-Fifth bracelet, vintage and Gorjana rings (here and here)

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Slouchy Street Style

DKNY trousers, Aqua Coat, Kate Spade bag

Aqua coat, DKNY trousers, Personal Style blog

DKNY Trousers, Aqua Coat, Steve Madden booties

Fashion, Personal Style blog, Lydia Hudgens photography

Aqua coat, DKNY trousers, Steve Madden booties

Aqua place, DKNY trousers, Steve Madden booties

Despite the recent snowstorm (in like a lion, right?), my fashion focus is on Spring, and the bright hue of these trousers injects the right touch of Springtime. Surprisingly, these blue pants are as versatile as they are audacious. In the spring, I will layer them with a chambray, scarf, and camel booties, and in the summer, I will opt for an easy tank and leather sandals. And did I mention they are ridiculously comfortable (much like this other favorite pair). How have you been adding a little much-needed Spring to your winter wardrobe?

DKNY trousers (love these), Isaac Mizrahi for Target sweater (similar), Aqua coat, Steve Madden booties c/o (last seen here), Kate Spade bag, Necklace via Saks Off-Fifth (similar here or here), vintage scarf, BCBG skull ring (similar), Michael Kors watch, vintage bracelets and rings

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens