Folk-inspired embroidery. Easy-to-wear shapes. Breezy cheesecloth. Of course I'm talking about Chloé.

If I could wear only one thing all summer long, this is what it would be (specifically, that white dress — to die for). The spring collection is feminine, elegant and easy. I feel like I say that every spring. It's definitely Chloé's season.

With spring making its way into stores, I am eager to embrace this refreshing season. Boy, do I have plans.

Especially for my clients!

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Available at My Theresa

Here they are. The beauties I mentioned last week that already sold out.

Well, that's almost true. The color and style (wedge) that I wanted sold out. I'm fairly certain I can still grab my second choice pair of these fabulous Chloé gladiator sandals. Case in point: order your spring cravings early.

I know it's hard to believe that in February you'd ever find yourself in a pickle over spring items. However, there's a reason why some items are more difficult to get your hands on. Shoes, for one, will always be a hot topic. I recommend pre-ordering the shoes that you cannot live without 3-4 months before the season hits. With resort season in full swing, those coveted spring sandals have been snatched up.

Outerwear is another one of those items that leaves the stores quickly. Especially in spring! Lightweight jackets and trench coats are difficult to find once the weather breaks and you can actually ditch your parka. Pre-order.

Once you have a shopping strategy in place for the year, it becomes second nature. And you can plan your budget accordingly. Just ask my clients.

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Available at Bergdorf Goodman

Winter hats come in handy on snowy days. In fact, they are essential. And if you live up north, enjoying more snow than anticipated, you wouldn't think of leaving the house without one.

Functional and stylish, hats keep you warm and allow you to embrace the elements. Besides, there are so many fun, cozy hats available there's no excuse not to express your individual style. 

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SUNOdress

Yes, snow is on the way. But I can't help myself — I must bring you spring goodness.

There are so many aspects of spring that I adore.

You know I prefer the fall and winter months. So, why am I teasing you?

Simple. While we are in the midst of a cold front, we must take the time to tap into what we love in order to plan and prepare for the season ahead. 

Spring shopping for clients started a month ago. However, more and more becomes available everyday. You may think I am crazy with timing, but my favorite Chloé suede gladiator sandals are already sold out! It's never too early to secure what you love.

That being said, March-April you will find everything spring in stores. And May brings lighter materials for summer. Take note now.

What does your closet say you need? Are there any gaps? Does your wardrobe allow you to fully express your individual style? Do you have the inventory to take you from the transitional season into spring? So many questions. However, pertinent.

Which brings me to this knit dress. It's a great transition into spring. This SUNO floral intarsia mini dress says, "I am ready, whether I layer under or over. You can't stop me from embracing spring."

If you are not ready, call me. That's why I'm here.

Available from Net-a-Porter

Spring teaser!

On this gorgeous day, it got me thinking about my spring shopping strategies for my clients. I love planning wardrobes, knowing the existing inventory and introducing new pieces that will play nicely, based on personal style.

While this gorgeous Antonio Berardi draped silk crepe de chine dress won't make many of my clients' spring shopping lists, take notice of the flowy nature. It's one easy foundation piece. It doesn't take much to accessorize (hello fabulous shoes). And it's all about spring!

So whether you go big, like this, or mimic the feeling in either a top or a long skirt, you will channel the essence of spring 2015.

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Available at Luisaviaroma