Monthly Archives: October 2013

Something Old, Something New…

ep8-mainep8-sub2Jacket: Hinge  |  Tee: Robbie & Nikki  |  Jeans: Jolt  |  Bag: Michael Kors  |  Heels: Aldo        Necklace: Love Kate  | Ring: Forever 21

Classic with a modern edge, what could be better in the workplace?  The classic tweed of this jacket says mature and sophisticated.  The modern details, like the faux leather trim and the cinched, flared waistline, are young and feminine.  It gives the impression of smart but with a healthy dose of attitude, and you’ll need both to succeed.  A tissue tee with chiffon trim in pale mint adds some sweetness to the look and makes you more approachable. Black bootcut jeans compliment the jacket and create the illusion of a suit, but can easily translate from day to night.  Finally, this over-sized, boxy leather tote is clearly an overachiever.  Big enough to be a briefcase, yet chic enough for an evening out – it can be used for any occasion.  Remember, in the workplace flexibility is key.

Wedding Gift Ideas: The Gift of Love

lace gift table          Photo by Hugh Forte

There is nothing more exciting than two people finding their perfect match and vowing to be together forever.  Especially when they’re two people you know, respect, and care about.  A real life love story happening right before your eyes!  You can’t help but be excited to celebrate them, and the first chance you get is with your wedding gift.   You could always use the registry, but sometimes that seems a little impersonal.   Towels might be practical, but they are hardly romantic.  Maybe you want to add a personal gift as well – a little something extra on the side.  Do they enjoy cooking together? Are they wine connoisseurs or book lovers?  Do they already have everything you could think of?  It can be difficult finding a unique wedding gift, so here are a few ideas on how you can help celebrate their special day. Continue reading

Casual Friday

ep7-main ep7-subSweater: Remain  |  Jeans: Articles of society  |  Necklace: Love Kate  |  Ring: Forever 21    Heels: Aldo  |  iPhone case: Chevron

Time to relax!  Whether it’s casual Friday or popping into the office over the weekend, sometimes comfort is a priority.  But casual shouldn’t mean sloppy.  Instead of an ordinary sweatshirt, try this dressy and elegant knit sweater in pale blue.  The baroque inspired gold accents are almost regal, like something a queen would wear on her day off.  Or at the very least queen of the office!  Choose tailored, colored jeans instead of plain blue and your most comfortable, broken-in heels.  Even your cell should dress up a little, perhaps with this chrome and gold iphone case.  We all need to take a day off once and a while, but we should never take a break from looking our best

Wedding Planning: Keeping Up Appearances

spadayImage from Intimate Weddings

Planning a wedding, a honeymoon, and a future all at the same time can take its toll.  You are overworked, stressed, sleep deprived, and your beauty regime has fallen apart.  Now of all times,  when you are determined to look your absolute best!  How we look impacts how we feel.  When you appear polished and put together you are more likely to act that way.  If you feel out of control over the little things in your life, every other problem or worry might seem insurmountable.  Well relax! This is suppose to be fun, remember?  You’re no good to anyone, especially yourself, if you fall apart.  So here are a few tips on how to survive your crazy schedule and still be able to look at yourself in the mirror.

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Seriously Fashionable

ep6-main ep6-sub1 ep6-sub2Blazer: Tart Collections  |  Blouse: ASTR  |  Jeans: Flying Monkey  |  Bag: Vintage                      Bow Ring: Forever 21  |  Necklace: Vintage  |  Heels: ALDO

Let’s get serious people!  If earlier this week was a fantasy of spring, today it’s all about fall.  That means deeper, richer colors, higher necklines, and good old fashioned blue jeans. The feeling is studious and a little artsy.  Think back to school, libraries and museums. For inspiration this blazer in jewel toned shades of purple is patterned with paint brush strokes.  It reminds you to be creative and make the world your own!  Underneath is a lilac button back blouse with long cuffed sleeves and a structured, geometric cut.  Even when you remove your jacket, (which you will when the day starts off cool and then warms up), you maintain your professional look.  Add to that your favorite pair of blue jeans, (the darker the better), a vintage bag and a neat-as-a-pin updo.  Voila!  You’ll look ready to tackle any challenge life throws at you. Remember, no one will take you seriously if you don’t take yourself seriously first.

Another One Bites The Dust

Angry_bridesmaidsImage from Kelly Remmtsen 

Here we go again.  Another friend of yours is getting married.  This makes how many in the last few years?  Are you happy for her? Of course you are. This is the happiest day of her life and you were there since the beginning.  Listening to her go on and on about the guy she just met, helping her decide what to wear on the first date, and mopping up the tears after the first big fight.  You’re happier than anybody that it all worked out.

Mostly.

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Seasonal Therapy

ep5-mainBlouse: Heartloom  |  Blazer: Aryn. K  |  Bag: Lancaster Paris  |  Jeans: Articles of society          Heels: Aldo  |  Sunglasses: BP.

You never know what you have until it’s gone.  When summer is at it’s hottest we wish it would hurry up and go away.  We long for jackets, sweaters, and boots.  Of course, the minute it’s over, we immediately dream of spring.  Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? This silky button down is bursting with happy florals.  The collar keeps it conservative while the keyhole feels as refreshing as a sunny day.  A bright, loose blazer in power pink keeps you warm without ruining the effect.  Finally add a shiny, eye catching, metallic purse and the transformation is complete.  Who needs spring to feel fresh and brand new?  That’s what your wardrobe is for.