Getting Spring Ready at The Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand is one of my most frequented shopping stomping grounds. And for very fab reasons. It's an idyllic outdoor wonderland filled with a stacked list of covetable boutiques like Kate Spade and Sephorahaute dining options, a breathtaking fountain flowing with romance, and picturesque grounds that never fail to take my breath away. I thought I knew the shopping mecca inside and out until my friend and stylist/blogger extraordinaire Sydne of Sydne Style opened my eyes to fashion inspirations tucked in every square inch of The Americana at Brand. Check out the video above to see how it inspired us to get spring ready for three of the upcoming season's hottest trends!  
Black and White... With a Pop of Color

Although the pairing of black and white is as classic as Fred and Ginger, the iconic color duo is trending heavily this season. Inspired by the graphic lines outside of Sephora, I wore the Kate Spade Myrna top and Broome Street jeans while Sydne opted for the Sadie skirt. We color popped with our accessories (Sydne's clutch literally POP) and pigment saturated Sephora lipstick.


It's always so fun to colorblock as the options are seemingly endless which is why it remains one of the biggest trends of Spring 2013. The lush gardens at The Americana at Brand is filled with a menagerie of vibrant florals serving as nature's inspiration for our colorblocking outfits. I wore a bright cobalt jeans paired with the Mondrian print Meri sweater and a retro pink Parker Place frame bag while Sydne interpreted the trend with the hot pink Carol dress, accented with the candy colored Flats necklace


Not only is the fountain the piece de resistance in the pretty shopping center, it's also the inspiration for our nautical styled outfits-another can't live without trend for Spring. I wore the sea blue Matty dress with the cross-body Flicker Henley purse while S doubled her stripes in the Nataly sweater and Sidney tote

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I hope you like the video and all our looks! Special thanks to the incredible talents of Preston Ngo and Armando Barker for helping us get spring ready at The Americana at Brand.

{live fabulously}