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Inspiration: Mara Hoffman

There’s nothing that tickles my fancy quite like Mara Hoffman’s collections – and her latest one is no exception.  Really, I was just getting amped up for fall clothing (chunky sweaters and leather skirts galore), but after seeing these looks, I’m already craving spring.  Phenomenal patterns? Check. Vibrant colors? Check. Elegant silhouettes? Check.  Now, all I truly want for Christmas is a closet full of Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection.  But can you really blame me? 

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Let’s start with these maxi dresses: ab-so-lute-ly stunning.  They would look truly flattering on any and every body type.  Throw on some chunky wedges and an wrist full of thin silver bangles and you’re good to go!

Here are my other favorite looks from Mara Hoffman’s new collection.  Enjoy!

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(All photos from Style.com)

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Spotlight: Preserve.Us

Preserve.Us just launched and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  (Seriously the homemade-lovin’-fashion-girl in me is squirming with pure elation.)  Preserve sells it all – clothes for both men and women, home goods, kitchenware, jewelry, and even some tasty looking hot fudge!  

Preserve is teamed up with different artisans and small business owners from the around the U.S.  They have set their first goal to give 5,000 children a meal, 2,000 children a blanket, and 2,700 children a cozy sweatshirt.  Their hands-on philanthropic goals are both reasonable and grassroots-oriented.  

I’m all about the Briella Maxi Dress and the soon to arrive Stone Bangles, both pictured above.  They’re even perfect when paired together!

And on a final note, the company’s take away message is just as inspiring as the items its selling:

“We acknowledge that we are human and are flawed. But please accept, our intention is to do something pure. So we ask you, let this be a conversation. Help us grow. Help us give. Please critique us, teach us and be patient with us in the process, as ultimately we are all in this, this spinning sphere, together.”