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Wedding Guest Wardrobe

Wedding Guest Wardrobe

It's June, which means wedding season is upon us.  We know that summer weekends can be eaten up by the nuptials of friends and family, so to make the hectic party season go smoothly, we've brainstormed some outfit ideas.  It's ambitious to think you can wear the same dress to every wedding venue - we applaud you if you do - but it's nice to have a few solid options to take you from an intimate back yard venue to a grand, formal affair.  

It's important to take the location into consideration when planning your outfit, not only with your clothes but your shoes and accessories as well. 

Theory Alizay Top and Testra Pant, Nicole Miller Dakota Dress, Eileen Fisher Crinkle Chiffon Dress, Rag & Bone Dune Dress

Dresses certainly aren't the only thing to wear. Take a risk, and wear trousers to the big day.  Take a cue from a tuxedo and pair tailored black pants with a draped white silk top for a sophisticated and unexpected black tie look.

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NY Fashion Week Faves

NY Fashion Week Faves

New York Fashion Week has come and gone and suddenly we've found ourselves jonesing for Fall fashions all over again.  While Victoria and Haley and the rest of the team are in New York making their picks for the store, we're tiding ourselves over with the runway images.  

It looks like most designers are feeling nostalgic for the 70's - whether its boho, mod, disco or preppy - it's the vibe for Fall 2015.  There's also a hint of the 90's mixed in, as seen in the grunge era layers and techy fabrics.  

DVF:

Diane is going back to her Studio 54 days with this latest collection and staying true to her roots there's more than one take on the wrap dress. 

Nicole Miller: 

We have a longstanding love affair with Nicole Miller and her dresses at Mercantile.  When in doubt, a Nicole Miller dress will make you feel sexy, sophisticated and party ready.  

Joie:

Sophisticated-boho is the vibe happening at Joie this season.  Lots of suede, chiffon and layered knits for a modern take on California haute-hippy.

RED Valentino:

There's a fun combination of 60's mod, 70's disco and 90's grunge happening this season at RED Valentino.  

Rag & Bone:

It's all 90's all the time at Rag & Bone.  A startling combo of baby doll slip dresses, athletic fabrics and suiting makes this collection the most unexpected of the group.

Frame Denim:

The concise collection has a touch of 70's school girl yet it feels totally new and fresh with denim silhouettes we've never really seen before.  They've also expanded the collection to include non denim items and we're especially excited about the use of suede.

It's inspiring to see what the designers envision for the upcoming seasons, thinking ahead helps us fight of the February gloom.  As for what we get in the store come august, you'll just have to wait and see! 

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