Before this month ends, spring – that most glorious of seasons – will have arrived. For us, this exciting time of rebirth means boundless longer days, the return of robins, spiders spinning daydreams (thank you, Rodgers and Hammerstein!) and, of course, flowers. Fields and fields of gloriously colored, delightfully cheery, magnificently bloomed flowers -- in our wardrobes, of course!
To honor this superbly splendid season and the beautiful blossoms that accompany it, spring on over (get it?) to these fab A.C. shops for floriated fashions to help you ring in spring in style.
Emporium at Revel
New at Revel’s Emporium is the Etienne Marcel denim line. Made in Italy from Japanese premium denim, these jeans are already standouts on the L.A. scene – and now they’re ready for the A.C. scene! This refined but edgy line pays homage to '60s icons Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot. Vivid prints and patterns – such as ornamental florals - look current but also have a timeless appeal. Even more importantly, these jeans are incredibly sexy as they compliment the body in every way possible.
Just Cavalli at The Shoppes at The Water Club at Borgata
Famed Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is known for his wildly exotic animal prints. You’ll definitely see plenty of those at Just Cavalli, the store loaded with his more youth-aimed line of the same name. But also look for a fun flowery twist this season with vibrant spring-like colors including bright blues, punchy pinks and lovely lavenders. Of special note are the Leopard and Floral Print Jersey Dress ($455), which has a delicate floral pattern against a background of fierce leopard spots, and the casually cool White Pantsuit ($995) that’s conspicuously adorned with lilacs and trimmed with gold rope.
Cache at The Quarter at Tropicana
You’ll think you’re in the islands with these tropical floral print crop pants ($88) from Cache. Set on a black backdrop, these abundant orange, blue and white flowers blend to create a sultry florid botanical garden. We like to call these cool capris “petal” pushers!
Talk of the Walk at The Quarter and The Pier Shops at Caesars
Speaking of the tropics, leave it to Talk of the Walk to make you feel like you’re on vacation, even when you’re at home. Designer Joseph Ribkoff’s tropically themed dresses and tops are extremely wearable and ideal for jet-setting to the Caribbean for the weekend or for heading up to a board meeting during the week. (Pair with a cute, solid blazer or sweater for a more professional look.)
Studio at The Waterfront Shops at Harrah's and Caesars Exclusively at Caesars
Queen Baby, an edgy, Santa Monica- based jewelry line, offers handcrafted pieces that unite chunky sterling silver with precious stones and leather. You’ll see feminine motifs such as crowned hearts, pretty bows and angel wings. But it’s the tantalizing rose ring that catches our eye this season. The full jewelry line is available in A.C. with prices ranging from $150 to $1200.
Revolution Jewelers at Revel
The love child of Serago Roberts and Time After Time, Revolution Jewelers carries a wide array of super stylish jewelry and watches. This spring we love all of their funky yet feminine flowery jewelry. But we especially adore the gold flower earrings centered with delicate pearls, the hip silver flower chain bracelet and the overstated silver multi-layered flower necklace.
Perfumania at Tanger Outlet, The Walk
Of course, no outfit is complete without perfume. As mentioned in last week’s Shop A.C. column, the fragrance you choose to wear is an extremely personal decision. But, let’s face it, smelling all those different scents can give you a headache. So why not just make it easy on yourself and simply pick the one with the prettiest packaging?
Perfumania in The Walk has several scents with bottles and boxes that follow our flower theme. Some faves include:
Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs: A whimsical interpretation of the original Daisy fragrance. This scent is fruitier and bubblier and the bottle, with its three daisies of white, pink and yellow petals, is more fun. It has the flirty scent of flowers, sweet fruits and a glimmer of musk.
Narcisse by Chloé: A floral perfume dominated by daffodil. It’s very feminine, very sexy and very intense.
Armani Code by Giorgio Armani: This spicy, casual perfume features a combination of several types of orange extract that creates a memorable citrus fragrance.
Anais Anais by Cacherel: This classically feminine fragrance with the scent of natural florals is unique, yet timeless.
The Big Deal
Sign up for Tommy Bahama’s (The Pier Shops at Caesars) “Friends and Family Program” and enjoy 25 percent off your purchase during its “Friends and Family Days,” March 7 through 10.