Get ready for spring by ditching your heavy trench coat and going for a lightweight sleeveless trench. The piece is surprisingly versatile and there are a number of ways to style it. Wear it open and layer a top underneath when the temperatures dip, wear it belted over pants or a skirt, or for a night out, wear the trench closed as a dress. To up the trendy factor even more, go with a trench with a D-ring belt, or layer a...

Spring's hottest handbags are a lively bunch. Boasting candy colors, mixed materials, even patchwork and tweed. Sherbet, amethyst, tangerine, or crimson, the colors have a range as vast as a rainbow. If you shy away from colorful handbags thinking black and brown are the only colors that work with everything, take note: statement handbags are also surprisingly versatile. A bold bag can be the perfect finishing touch when...

Swimsuit | Cover-up | Sandals | Polish | Dress  If the thought of hopping on a plane to somewhere tropical is on your mind lately, you are not alone. A mid-winter vacation is nothing short of necessary for some of us living in colder climates in order to maintain our sanity, and it is also great motivator to keep our gym memberships active. Packing light makes traveling so much easier. Here are my five must-pack items:...

      Sunglasses | Earrings | Jacket | Cover-up | Bag | Heel   This month, in honor of my favorite holiday, Valentine's Day, I am inspired by the greatest love stories of all time. However, the most popular version of the origin of Valentine's Day actually began with a true tragedy. Catholic Emperor Claudius decided unmarried men made for better soldiers, so he made marriage for young men illegal. Saint Valentine rightly...

A neutral ensemble has long been a favorite amongst fashion sophisticates. Winter whites, beiges, and cream hues compliment each other and simultaneously put the spotlight on the wearer. The luxurious result is an understated, yet powerful statement look.  Putting together a chic neutral look can be incredibly easy to do. The trick is to include a variety of textures - like faux fur, mohair, or cable knits - to keep the...

Bag | Skirt | Dress | Glasses Synonymous with American fashion, denim is a recession-proof style staple that, until now, has in large part consisted of blue jeans. Today, we are seeing denim in everything from drawstring backpacks to boho dresses, and even in sunglasses. Fashion "It Girl" Alexa Chung's new collection for Adriano Goldschmied spotlights quite a bit of the classic fabric, and spring runway shows were full of...

In order to stay on trend (and sane, for that matter) with the ever-changing fashion trends, it is critical to understand where to splurge and where to save, lest you empty your bank account each and every season with every new item you can get your hands on. Even if money is no object to you, being selective on what you buy is the key differentiator between the truly stylish set and the fashion victim. Hoarding stuff...

It feels like just yesterday we were lusting over the grandeur that is Fashion Week, and the dazzling garments that graced the runways of New York, London, Paris, and Milan. Now there's snow on the ground and holiday shopping has taken top priority for many of us. With spring fashion, we will see some current trends ongoing, as well as some exciting new takes on old ones. That in itself seems to be a big trend, maybe as a...

We all know that catching some z's is the secret to looking fabulous, particularly to keep away those pesky crows feet and even that stubborn extra five pounds that may or may not have been a result of a very festive holiday season. So if the answer is that simple - sleep more and look better - then why is it so incredibly hard to actually do it? As a society, we have all become busier than ever due to both an increase in...

If you follow me on Instagram (@zahra_sandberg), you know that I recently entered an Instagram contest and was chosen to walk in the Anthropologie fashion show held at Woodfield Mall. Even though it may seem like modeling would come naturally to me, seeing as how I take blog pictures constantly, I find modeling extremely difficult and anxiety-inducing. You might notice that I am looking down in the picture - I did that...