Skirt/Top Set: AGAIN // Shoes: Steve Madden // Earrings: Heather Gardner // Bracelet: Nicole Meng

     I was panicking just a little when I saw this top & skirt set in AGAIN's Spring '13 lookbook. One of those attacks that will end only when I drop everything I'm doing and go shopping. I was obsessed. There is nothing I love more than an interesting silhouette and while the bare midriff will keep this look out of Sunday morning service, the criss-cross adds coverage that begs the preacher to still be appropriate.
     I kept the jewelry minimal with a larger Heather Gardner earring that stands its ground but isn't too over-the-top for the look. I also ditched my chunky staple rings and bracelets in favor of more delicate pieces. (If you have too many statements happening at once your message gets confusing). Front and Center? My newly brunette eyebrows and my iPhone 5 that, despite its horrible spell check tick, has found its way into my heart.

     **Try it: I stayed neutral with this look but to up-the-pantone add a pop of spring color like hot pink, turquoise, or lilac.

     images by Allen Zaki