Just because Spring is still taking its time getting to some regions of the country, it still didn’t deter Last Call Neiman Marcus in Katy Mills for hosting their seasonal blogger trend preview event. It was held on a Saturday morning, which called for a small breakfast buffet, mimosas and coffee. Some of the gals from Houston Fashion Bloggers and myself enjoyed the libations and listened to Last Call manager- Phillip Wilson as he explained the following Spring trends and presented some examples.
~Go for Color- From pastel to POW!~
Brands for these examples are: 3/4 Sleeve Sheer Top from Vince ($89), “The Skinny” Ultra Slim Fit Jean in 5 Colors + Denim Washes from Joe’s Jeans ($99), Open Back Sleeveless Knit Dress from Wilster ($79), Sleeveless Blouse with Tuck Details from Rachel Roy ($169), Matching Relaxed Cut Pant from Rachel Roy ($185).
Brands for these examples are: 3/4 Gathered Waist/Peplum Blouse from Parker ($99), Black Knit Pencil Skirt from BCBG Max Azria ($89), Sleeveless Halter Blouse from BCBG Max Azria ($99), Knit Bandage Skirt from BCBG Max Azria ($79), Knit Blazer from Elie Tahari ($115), Ribbon Trim Blouse with Stretch Jersey Sleeve from Elie Tahari ($89), High Waist Short Rise Flared Leg Pant from Elie Tahari ($79).
~Orange Zeal- The newest neutral~
Brands for this examples are: Sleeveless Chiffon/Pleated Halter Dress from Romeo & Juliet ($79), Open-Shoulder Long Sleeve Blouse from Equipment ($119), Jodhpur Legging from Romeo & Juliet ($59), Canvas Jacket from XCVI ($99), Twisted Neck Tank from Neiman Marcus Collection ($35), Ombre Finish Canvas Jean from XCVI ($109).
Brands for this examples are: Knit Striped Cap Sleeve Dress from French Connection ($59), Jersey Knit Striped Blazer from Neiman Marcus Collection ($75), Scoop Neck Tee from Velvet by Graham & Spencer ($49), Ponte Stretch Pant from MICHAEL Michael Kors ($79).
~Printing Press- All about prints, especially when mixed.~
Brands in this examples are: Long Sleeve Jersey Knit Geometric Pattern Dress from MICHAEL Michael Kors ($85), Sleeveless Sheath Dress from Elie Tahari ($129), Striped Sun Dress from Alexia Admor ($199), Long Sleeve Jersey Knit Mixed Shape Pattern Dress from Ali Ro ($149), Striped Halter Dress with Scenic Pattern from Muse ($149).
~Just a Pretty Lace or Amazing Lace~
Brands for this examples are: Sleeveless Lace Tank Dress from BCBG Max Azria ($149), Hi/Low Lace Tank Sun Dress with Lining from Madigan ($69), Sleeveless Sunflower Sheath Dress from Alexia Admor ($199), Black Lace Overlay Blazer from Tart Collection ($119), “Tana” Cap Sleeve Blouse from BCBG Max Azria ($99), Black Lace Overlay Boy Short from Tart Collection ($49).
~Flat Out Fabulous~
Shoe brands for this examples are: “Instinct” Ballet Flat in 4 Colors from ASH Italia ($99), Ballet Flats in 7 Styles from Neiman Marcus Collection ($99).
~Big, Bold and Colorful~
Accessory brands for this examples are: Tote with Adjustable Leather Handles from MICHAEL Michael Kors ($155), Five Stone Pastel Necklace from Kendra Scott ($120), Blue Beaded Elastic Bracelet from Kenneth Jay Lane ($35), “Good-N-Plenty” [yes, named after the candy] Necklace from R.J. Graziano ($55), Twisted Coral/Tangerine Necklace from Greenbeads ($110), Hammered Metal Coral/Tangerine Elastic Cuff from Greenbeads ($40).
~Strappy Happy Sandals~
Sandal brands from this examples are: “Palanee” Sandal in 7 Colors from Boutique 9 ($55), “Grenna” Gladiator Sandal from Sam Edelman [which I purchased] ($79), “Ginger” Gladiator Sandal from Sam Edelman ($79).
Accessory brands for this examples are: “Ilane” Snake Print Open Toe Platform from L.A.M.B ($249), Black/White Pyramid Shopper from Neiman Marcus Collection ($75), Brushed Suede East/West Tote from Neiman Marcus Collection ($69).
Photos from the rest of the event…
Along with previewing the latest Spring trends from Last Call, we also were shown a few new additions to Katy Mills- Juicy Couture, Michael Kors and A&F Factory Store (which has the brands A&F, a&f, Gilly Hicks and Hollister). We each went home with a gift bag, which included a $25 Simon/AMEX card.
Huge thanks to Bitner-Goodman, Phillip Wilson and the rest of the Last Call-Katy Mills team for your hospitality and for having me.