Season's Trends: Current Favorites

Tunic Dress - Tobi 
Chunky Cardigan - Zara
Hat - Asos
Boots - Zara

Two of my favorite trends of the moment are oversize, and over-the-knee.  I guess you could say more is more right now when it comes to shapes and silhouettes! Who doesn't love the idea of a big, snuggly oversized cardigan to wrap yourself up in, through this cold, cold winter? 
Over-the-knee is really a trend that's currently widespread more in the form of the boots you're seeing everywhere, so I figured I'd put a little variation and do it with socks.  Knit ones, so nearly as warm as wearing the boots.  

I wore my cardigan over a simple tunic dress from Tobi, which I got recently (a steal at $16 right now!) and am loving because it's one of those basics that will go with everything.  I can throw it on by itself when I have nothing to wear and am rushing out the door, or I can use it as the foundation of an outfit and style it various ways.  It was the perfect pairing to my cardigan because it's a thinner, t-shirt like material (read: comfy!), and balances out the chunkiness of the knit.  I love chunky but don't want to come out looking like a marshmallow.

Trends that are functional are the best, especially when it comes to keeping warm in the winter. (And something I probably should focus on even more, since I just got over the flu.  It was pretty unpleasant.) 
What are your favorite trends of the moment? 

Shopophyle - Spring 2014 Wants

Spring 2014 wants

Spring is upon us, and with the change in season comes a need for fresh pieces in rotation.  Here are my Spring 2014 Shopophyle wants!

1. Faded denimH&M denim shirt  
The denim trend always comes back in the spring, and this time I'm loving the faded denim washes on shirts.

2. Orange Lippie - MAC Cosmetics makeup
I've already broken out my OCC Lip Tar in Beta, but that's for my more daring days.  This color will be more versatile for everyday wear.

3. Mini bag 3.1 Phillip Lim satchel handbag
I mean, just look at those polka dots! How can one resist? 

4. Mini bag #2Elizabeth and James leather purse
Mini, bucket style, and pastel, this little number hits three different spring trends at once.

5. Culottes - Topshop
You have to be a little more daring to pull these off, but paired with the right pieces, it can be done gracefully.

6. Embellished shades - Dsquared2
These instantly make any outfit more fun, while still looking sophisticated and glamorous.  I'll be dreaming about the Swarovski-encrusted beauties while I look for a more affordable version.

7. Pastel blue color - Essie nail polish in Truth or Flare
This is one of my favorite spring colors, and a manicure is the easiest way to incorporate it into a look.  Listed as a "vintage blue denim", it is just begging to be paired with my h&m shirt [#1], don't you think?

8. Colorful kicks New balance shoes
I have no qualms about the current moment that bright, colorful kicks are having (nor do my feet).  This spring I'm going to (comfortably) explore more into what kind of creative fun heel-less shoes have to offer.

What's on your list of Wants this spring?