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Macy's Spring 2012 RTW Lookbook

Here's something to add a little levity to your Monday: The Macy's Spring 2012 read-to-wear lookbook, featuring a sampling of some of the signature looks from affordable brands like INC International Concepts, Alfani, Bar III, Tommy Hilfiger, Style & Co., Rachel Rachel Roy, Charter Club and Ellen Tracy. Key trends to crave include asymmetric draped dresses, colored super slim pants, cool casual jackets, femme sweaters, flirty blouses, full fluid pants, full skirts, garden party dresses, graphic dresses, graphic t-shirts, prep toppers, statement shirts and tunics. There's literally something for everyone, and plenty of last season's trends are coming back which means updating your closet will be easy on the wallet. Not to mention each piece shown in this lookbook is under $200 (drop me a comment if you have a question about a particular piece). I think Rachel Roy's looks are my favorite and among the most directional, like the printed shorts and feminine tank top shown above. Her other look is the mixed floral print top and skirt, I think 2012 will be all about mixed prints especially for daring fashion bloggers. What do you think? Which pieces are catching your eye?

Photos courtesy of Macy's
I love that orange lace dress and the pink printed dress with the leather jacket! Which brands are they from?
#1 Viveca on 2012-01-09 14:51 (Reply)
Orange lace dress: INC, $99.50
Pink printed dress/Leather jacket: Bar III, $59 & $89

These are more of my favorites too :-)
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-01-09 15:59 (Reply)
I also like the Rachel Roy outfit with the mixed prints, what really caught my eye was the clutch though! But I am in LURVE with the navy and orange trench!! So crisp and classic but the color combo is fresh and modern! Do you have info on these items? Thanks you in advance and for the fun peek at spring :-)
#2 blkrox on 2012-01-09 14:52 (Reply)
The chic trench is Tommy Hilfiger, $198 (of course you had to hone in on the most expensive item in the entire lookbook LOL!)

There isn't any info listed for the clutch but I see a similar one from Rachel Roy in the spring accessories lookbook and it's $79.
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-01-09 15:58 (Reply)
Ugh! I was looking at that trench too as my favorite piece. Oh well.
#2.1.1 Stacy on 2012-01-09 16:51 (Reply)
Thanks BB! I seem to have a knack for doing that, LOL! Thank goodness Macy's has so many sales/discounts, even at $125-$150, I think the trench would be well worth it.

I am SO excited for spring accessories!
#2.1.2 blkrox on 2012-01-09 17:17 (Reply)
I am loving that orange (lace???) dress, and the coral and navy striped jacket! Can not wait to try these on and see them in person!
#3 CrystalCorrin (Homepage) on 2012-01-09 15:42 (Reply)
I like the black and white print dress, LOVE the light yellow pants, and also like pink tank in the first picture, although I wonder if the shape would make it difficult to wear.
#4 danielle on 2012-01-09 16:08 (Reply)
Thanks for sharing this collection. I am in love with the orange dress. Beautiful!
#5 Berty Morales (Homepage) on 2012-01-10 12:39 (Reply)
I must have those light yellow pants! Any idea what brand those are?
#6 Dannie J on 2012-01-14 14:01 (Reply)
Both the top and pants are by INC International Concepts, $69.50 each
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-01-14 21:03 (Reply)
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