Hey ladies, we know you’re all poppin’ rosé, all excited it’s spring! But don’t forget, there’s a little business to attend to. It’s time to do some pruning. Get rid of the unnecessary and keep everything fresh! This includes your spring fashion! We’ve turned to fashionista and designer, Carina Donoso, for a few quick tips to help us freshen our spring wardrobe and get back to the rosé!

Incorporate Chambray!

GRLFRND Daria Oversized Jacket $228.00

Hang up your leather and slip on an edgy denim jacket! My new favorite denim update is by GRLFRND called the Daria. The fit is like a boyfriend blazer and makes everything look spring ready! But ladies let’s not go backward… Time to retire the crop denim jacket with a cotton maxi! It’s been done. If that still exists in your wardrobe, it’s time to say by!


Isabel Marant Floral Blouse $380.00

Put the black and grey knits away and say hello to your inner flower child! Best way to do a floral is through a shirt or a dress. So basically don’t wear floral pants:) I love timeless blouses that you can wear season after season, either for dinner dates, office life, or running around with the kids. My new favorite floral blouse is by Isabel Marant Etoile Collection!

Block Heels

Gianvito Rossi Block Heel $660.00

Ladies you don’t know have to walk around in pain! You can look chic and stay sexy in a low-block heel which elevates any denim look! My favorite are by Gianvito Rossi which always go on sale! I just snagged this hot pair on Yoox.com!

A Fun Lip

YSL Lip Stain $36.00

I love all things fashion, but another love of mine is beauty! I can’t step near a Sephora or Ulta beauty without treating myself to a new liner, mascara or gloss! But recently I have found a new love for lip stains. I never thought they would work on me, but they truly brighten your face and add freshness! I don’t leave home without my YSL lip stain in fuschia! I’m also convinced this color will look amazing on everyone.

Change Your Handbag

Put away whatever you’re using now and welcome the new season with a new handbag! I love all handbags, but nothing does it more for me than an amazing fun backpack or crossbody! These shapes work for my busy lifestyle! This season I’m bringing back brown and love the hue for the upcoming season! Below are a few of my favorites!

$ 2,490

Chloe Suede and Leather Clutch  $795.00

MANSUR GAVRIEL Mini Bucket Bag $715.00

Shopping Tips

Designer for less! One woman’s trash is another treasure! Shop The Real Real, and eBay! I always find my favorite designers for less! Download shopstyle! Create sale alerts for your most coveted item and get notified when it’s discounted! And then that baby is all yours!!!

Carina has worked in the luxury retail space for over 12 years having held positions in General  Management, training and Development, Operations, Sales and Marking and store openings. She has established two successful fashion ventures including a wardrobe consultancy firm and as co-founder of The Third Piece, a national knitwear brand distributed to such retailers as Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Shopbop. Carina has worked with brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, INTERMIX, Alex and Ani, Saks Fifth Avenue and The Real Real. Her current role is the Director of Retail Incubation for WS Development. 

Originally from New York, Carina now calls Boston home and recently moved to the suburbs with her husband and four-legged child Niles, their Wheaten Terrier. Carina loves all things fashion and when she’s not personal shopping for a client, or popping up new stores, she enjoys travel, group fitness classes, TED talks, and anything Beyonce.