The saying goes that April showers bring May flowers, and how true that is! We are so busy with trunk shows, events, and buying trips during season that we truly don’t get to take a minute to enjoy what we are creating until it’s almost time to start again. The deluge of fashion we see from September through April is thrilling, but it is quite lovely to stop and smell the roses just for a minute in May. Style never sleeps, however, and soon we will be off again to New York, Paris and Milan. In the interim we will still be bringing you the most fabulous and chic clothing, shoes, and accessories; and possibly a little insider information when we blog live from the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 fashion show.

Short and Sweet

With summer on the horizon and temperatures on the rise there is a natural inclination to shed layers and raise hem lines. One can never go wrong with shorts, and these Oscar de la Renta white cotton shorts look preppy-cool paired with a sheer 3.1 Phillip Lim silk blouse with cufflinks. If there’s still a slight chill in the air you can always throw a jacket on; we love the silhouette on this Michael Kors linen belted jacket, and the fact that it’s a trench you can wear with shorts or long pants. Keep the look pared back by going simple with the shoes; Lanvin stud detail heeled sandals are perfect to add some edge but the focus is all leg. Opt for a bag with a lot of interesting detail and a bit of utilitarian purpose, this Jamin Puech leather “Estheban” bag can be carried over your shoulder or by the handle.

Bug Out

Don’t call pest control just yet, insect accessories are making a statement this spring! Butterfly jewelry and prints have always been a staple, and we love the modern interpretation of the Lanvin butterfly leather belt; worn with a skirt or trousers it’s refined and playful. If you think you’re ready to move on to something fierce, add to your apiary with the Lanvin jeweled bee cuff bracelet. Everyone will be stung with envy when you pair it with a sleek black evening gown.

Couture Jewelry Show

With Marissa Collections recent mention in JCK Magazine, it seems that we are becoming as well known for our selection of fashion fine jewelry as we are for our discerning eye for fashion. We owe some of our success to the Couture Jewelry Show held in Las Vegas. At Couture we have the opportunity to view more than 200 designer’s collections, and allows us to complete every look… head-to-toe.