Fashion Wish List For Fall: I’m grabbing these spring pieces before they sell out

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Nothing seems nearly as lovely as those first spring days after a long, hard winter. The snow has gone, a warm breeze has swept over you, and you’ve been given a new lease on life—and nothing solidifies the new beginning quite like spring fashion.

After months of puffy jackets and salt-stained boots, spring clothing are the hidden heroes of the fashion calendar. Pastels, flowers, and linens—after months of puffer coats and salt-stained boots, spring clothes are the unsung heroes of the fashion calendar. Sure, fall is beautiful, but what’s better than wearing a new dress and shoes that you won’t have to worry about spoiling in the snow for the first time of the year? I’ve made my case.

As a fashion editor, I’ve discovered firsthand that the best pieces are in stock one day and gone the next, so if you want something, you’ll have to act quickly. These are the ones I’m personally adding to my basket while I still can, after hours of scouring the internet for the best spring pieces—and I’ll be thanking myself all season long.

Sweater with Short Sleeves

I’m at a point in my wardrobe where I only buy new clothes if they seem truly unique, and this one feels like it deserves a place in mine. I appreciate how the cut-out keeps it from being too revealing, so I can wear it in a million different circumstances and always feel like a ten.

MANGO Button Down Oversized

These days, I can’t get enough of button-ups, and I adore the thought of switching out my plain white one for this bright green one.

Ruched Knit Polo Mini Dress by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

I can’t seem to get enough dresses these days, and this one’s stunning green tone, mixed with the ruching features (which will make it ultra-flattering), makes it an instant buy for me.


I bought one of these dresses for myself last summer and got far more use out of it than I could have imagined. It’s quite attractive, comfy, and wearable, thanks to the built-in shorts. It was perfect for work-from-home days since it made me feel put-together in a one-and-done kind of way. The best move I could do is to add another hue to my armory, and this pink is calling my name.

Puffed Sleeve Midi Dress

Puffed Sleeve Midi Dress 2022 is all about color, so I’m trying to include it into my wardrobe as much as possible. For those glorious warm spring days, this gorgeous green dress will be a one-and-done outfit, and I can see myself wearing it both to work and on the weekends.

ELOQUII Midi Dress with Puff Sleeves

Have you ever seen a piece of apparel that makes you yearn for spring as much as this lovely pink hue? I don’t believe so.

Cowl Neck Satin Slip Dress by ELOQUII

There should always be a dress in your closet for those moments when you want to feel a little more dressed up, and a satin slip dress is perfect for that—especially in this gorgeous shade of yellow.

Cropped Wool-Blend Peacoat by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

I’m a bit of a jacket hoarder when it comes to outerwear, and I like to make sure I’m prepared for anything the Chicago weather throws at me. This wool-blend cropped coat will be ideal for those days when I wish it was spring but it isn’t (and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it in the fall as well).

Houndstooth Jacket by ZARA

This was one of those compositions that made me automatically say yes without hesitation. The light blue color and pearl button accents create a stunning, feminine look that I know I’ll love for seasons to come.

Jeans with a wide leg from H&M

I’d been looking for a pair of brown pants for a while, and the rich, chocolate-y hue of them convinced me to buy them. I like the notion of wearing this color with pastel outfits for a style that’s a little more interesting than a pair of plain jeans.

Relaxed Trousers by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

Relaxed trousers are the pants of the year, if you haven’t heard, however I have yet to discover my perfect pair. I’ve never been disappointed by Abercrombie pants, so I’m picking up a pair of these and looking forward to leaving my jeans for a few more days.

Cropped Wide Leg Jeans by ZARA

I can’t get enough of this shade of green, especially with the gold button embellishments. I’ve never regretted purchasing any of the fun pants in my closet, so these are a no-brainer.

Jeans with two tones by AGOLDE

I’ve had my eye on these for quite some time and have now decided to get them. They’re so distinctive and high-quality, and I can think of a million different ways to wear them throughout the year—but especially this spring.

Sunglasses QUAY Square

What would spring be without a fun pair of sunglasses? I’m not sure because these pink ’90s-style sunglasses will be on my face all summer.

Closen Clog by DOLCE VITA

One of the most popular spring shoe styles? Clogs. These are my very favorite ones that I’ve found after scouring the internet, and they’ll bring a little something to even the most simple outfits, like jeans and a white tee, come spring. Trust me when I say that these won’t last long, and I’m grabbing them while I can.


I wear my sneakers so often that when they really speak to me, I don’t hesitate to buy a new pair, and these ones made me stop in my tracks. They’re the spring sneaker of my dreams, with their stunning pastel colors and vintage-inspired design, and I know I’ll be wearing them a lot.

KURT GEIGER LONDON Statement Ring Statement ring

Statement rings wiggled their way back into our jewelry boxes in 2021, and I’ve yet to pick up one of the Y2K-inspired pieces of goodness. KURT GEIGER LONDON Statement Ring Statement rings wiggled their way back into our jewelry boxes in 2021, and I’ve yet to pick up one of the Y2K-inspired piece of goodness. I’m in love with the colors in this one and can’t wait to use it with all of my spring outfits.

MANGO Baguette Bag with Beads

Gone are the days of basic handbags; now is the time to allow your accessories do all of the talking for you. This is the purse I’ve been seeking for that makes a statement while yet being wearable. The stunning beading and unique pattern combine to make a purse I’d be a fool not to acquire while I still can.

Gemstone Necklace by ANA LUISA

I’ve been looking for a way to add some color to my jewelry collection, and this green gemstone necklace is precisely what I’ve been looking for. It hasn’t left my mind since I first saw it a few months ago, and it’s perfect for stacking with other jewelry or wearing alone.

Papillon Claw Clip by EMI JAY

My hair is now exclusively held in a claw clip, and I’ve determined that I can’t live without it. Emi Jay’s clips are known for being high-quality and one-of-a-kind, and this allows me to dabble in this year’s butterfly trend in a subtle way—one that I’m sure will get me a slew of praises.

The Power of Dressing Well: Boosting Confidence and Embracing Authenticity

The way we dress not only influences our appearance but also creates an impression about our identity and aspirations. While it may be perceived as shallow, it’s important to recognize that people often judge us based on our outward appearance, whether consciously or subconsciously. Considering this, why not dress in a manner that reflects your readiness for success, as it can potentially impact how others perceive you, including your superiors? Dressing well doesn’t necessarily mean donning a suit and tie every day; sometimes, modest yet stylish attire can leave a lasting impression, especially on individuals like your managers.

The clothes you wear no longer need to hinder your progress if you understand how to choose the right pieces. It’s true – the right clothing can significantly affect your anxiety levels and self-confidence. Wearing mundane and uninteresting outfits consistently can directly undermine your confidence and contribute to heightened anxiety.

In my personal opinion, it is worthwhile to invest in the best-quality shoes you can afford and prioritize quality over quantity. Additionally, consider replacing your ordinary pen with a sophisticated one. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should exude elegance. Replacing your worn-out wallet or cardholder with a new, stylish one can also make a difference. Although few people may notice the new wallet I purchased, as my fiancé always insists on paying when we go out together, the fact that it is elegant and chic brings me a sense of satisfaction.

When you wear clothes that make you feel good and look good on you, they can significantly boost your confidence and make you feel great. At that moment, you will be so focused on your outfit and how fabulous you look in it that anxiety will be completely forgotten. It’s also worth considering dressing your children well from time to time; receiving attention can be a pleasant experience for them.

Let’s be honest, anxiety often stems from a diminished sense of self-confidence, which can result from a negative event or trauma. Therefore, it’s crucial to choose a comfortable and modern style, as well as colors that make you feel confident in yourself.



Embracing a comfortable and modern style goes beyond simply following fashion trends. It’s about finding clothing that resonates with your personal taste and allows you to express your unique identity. When you wear outfits that align with your individuality, you exude authenticity and confidence, which can positively impact your overall well-being.

Consider experimenting with different colors that complement your skin tone and bring out your best features. Wearing shades that make you feel vibrant and empowered can have a profound effect on your self-assurance. Whether it’s a bold red, a calming blue, or a playful yellow, choose colors that uplift your mood and reflect the positive energy you want to project.

Furthermore, pay attention to the fit of your clothes. Ill-fitting garments can make you feel self-conscious and hinder your movement. Seek out pieces that flatter your body shape and allow you to move with ease. When your clothes fit well, you’ll naturally feel more at ease and radiate a sense of poise and grace.

Remember, dressing well isn’t solely about impressing others; it’s about cultivating a sense of pride in yourself. When you take the time to select outfits that make you feel confident and comfortable, it becomes a form of self-care and self-expression. The way you dress can serve as a daily reminder of your worth and potential, reminding you of your capabilities and goals.

As you invest in quality clothing items, also invest in the care and maintenance of your wardrobe. Keep your clothes clean, ironed, and well-organized. A well-maintained wardrobe not only ensures that you’re always ready for any occasion but also enhances your overall presentation and attention to detail.

In conclusion, the way we dress has a profound impact on our self-perception, confidence, and interactions with others. By choosing clothes that align with our individuality, fit well, and reflect our personal style, we can cultivate a positive self-image and boost our overall well-being. So, embrace the power of dressing well and allow your clothes to be a catalyst for personal growth and success.

3 Ways to Match Bridesmaid Dresses to Your Wedding Dress

bride holding bouquet of flowers with her bridesmaids

Most brides tend to focus a lot of their attention on their wedding gown. After all, it is probably the most expensive and grandest dress you will wear in your life. However, you must give importance to choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses too.

Bridesmaids’ dresses need to complement your wedding gown because it helps tie in your wedding’s overall look. These will contribute a lot in how your wedding looks and feels like to the guests and most especially, how good your wedding photos will be.

Some brides make the mistake of not carefully choosing their bridesmaids’ dresses and yet investing in an excellent photographer – only to end up with the wedding entourage not looking good together in the photos. You will be having many photos taken with your bridesmaids. For maximum positive effect, make sure they do not just look great on your bridesmaids, but their dresses match your wedding dress too.

Before checking out some bridesmaid’s dresses at Saved by the Dress, it will be good to keep in mind some ways you can match your bridesmaid’s dresses to your wedding dress. Here are some ideas you can use:

Go With The Theme

Your wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses must both reflect your wedding theme. If you’re having a beach wedding, for example, choose light and breezy fabrics and shorter hemlines. This way, you and your bridesmaids’ will be comfortable and at the same time avoid dragging your dress on the sand. If you are going for other specific themes, such as rustic, vintage, or Victorian, remember to apply the theme when choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses as well.

Matching Styles

Wedding gowns come in many styles and shapes and your bridesmaids’ dresses should complement it. If you’re wearing a princess-style gown with a very full skirt, you can have your bridesmaids wear a dress with a similar cut but in different colours. Is your wedding dress modern and elegant? Match it with bridesmaids’ dresses that are long, structured, and formal. You can simply pick a single element in your wedding dress, such as the neckline or the waistline, and you may choose to have similar styles for your wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dress. ‘Matching’ styles may also mean ‘contrasting’ styles, such as your wedding dress with a strapless neckline and all your bridesmaid’s’ dresses with halter necklines.

Similar Fabrics

Wedding gowns using fabrics such as Chiffon, Satin, and Tulle are easy to match with the same type of fabric for your bridesmaids’ gowns. It’s harder to do with lace and other more detailed gowns though. In this case, you can just choose to add similar accents on your bridesmaids’ dresses so that they will still complement yours.

Your bridesmaids will be standing with you during your wedding so you don’t want them to upstage you yet you still want them to look nice. Choosing their dresses can be challenging though but it can be easier with stores, such as Saved by the Dress, that can provide you with options and make shopping more convenient for you.

Top 10 Lebanese bridal fashion designers

woman wearing beige bridal gown during day time

The grandiose flair and perfect taste of Lebanese fashion designers are well-known. And having your wedding gown designed by one of them is a secret wish of every bride. As a result, I’ve compiled a list of 10 Lebanese fashion designers who create the most stunning wedding gowns. Do you want to know who’s on the list? Simply scroll down to see the ones we’ve chosen for you.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab is the first designer on the list. Although the famed designer has traditionally specialized in custom wedding gowns, he debuted his first ready-to-wear bridal collection only a few years ago. The bridal collections by Elie Saab are really stunning!

Zuhair Murad

Many women adore the international Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, who makes a wide range of wedding gowns, from simple and romantic to grand and spectacular.

Basil Soda

Basil Soda’s fashion business will provide you with a wedding gown that is expertly crafted and embellished with romantic touches, allowing you to achieve your dream bridal look.

Georges Chakra

Georges Chakra creates exquisitely handcrafted bridal gowns that make brides seem so delicate on their wedding day!

Rami Kadi

The beauty of Rami Kadi’s designs lies in the smallest details: beads, textiles, small flowers, and, more recently, playful embellishments to his gowns, such as colors and patches.

Sandra Mansour

Sandra Mansour’s designs are incredibly lovely and romantic, unlike anything else you’ve ever seen! Sandra Mansour may be young, but she has already dressed Norway Princess Cleopatra Zu Oettingen-Spielberg for her wedding!

Georges Hobeika

Georges Hobeika’s dreamlike wedding gowns are as elegant and lovely as real-life flowers!

Krikor Jabotian

When you hear the name Krikor Jabotian, you immediately think of volume. But Krikor Jabotian isn’t only about that; he’s also about sumptuous textiles and unexpected features.

Nicolas Jebran

Drama, drama, and more drama! Brides adore Nicolas Jebran’s designs because they are so spectacular.

Ziad Nakad

Ziad Nakad is a Lebanese designer who is recognized for making brides feel like royalty on their wedding day by designing gowns suitable for princesses.