Well, well, well. What in the world has gotten into Jane today! I know short skirts and towering platform heels are sort of a staple around our office, but up until now Jane has always preferred loose, knee length dresses, jeans, and flats. Things have obviously changed! To be fair this outfit still posses a lot of Jane’s simplicity, comfort, and organized coordination. For instance this sheer lemon tank seems innocent enough until you match it with a short multi print skirt with matching yellow polka dots and take it in with a tie waist. Then she just had to wear it with black, platform, peep-toe pumps and yet another perfectly matching accessory with this black clutch covered in small, round, gold studs. When asked her why the change of heart, she just smiled and said she was in the mood. Personally, I think I’ve been a positive influence on her. Or at least on her wardrobe!
Even with a million things to keep track of and a to-do list a mile long, I never forget to keep track of the details. Because details can make all the difference, even in fashion Starting with this fantastic, intricate blouse that combines a floral design and a delicate pattern of stripes tucked into a full, pink, pleated skirt. If that wasn’t busy enough I added a complicated pair of colorblocked heels that combines different textures as well as patterns with a crimson leather front, a suede blue back, and a black and white woven heel. I know it might seem a bit overwhelming, but with planning and forethought you can make it all work together!
She may not have been on the auction block or booked a date for this weekend but Harriet is really pulling out all the stops with today’s ensemble! Not only is this ultra feminine and delicate, pale pink, confection of a dress utterly beguiling with its sweetheart neckline and ruffled straps but wait until she turns around! I have no idea where Harriet suddenly got so much courage but the back of this dress consists of a single ribbon across and nothing else. That’s pretty daring for anyone! Perhaps her bravado was inspired by her tiger shaped, gold ring which curls around her finger and stares at you with fierce, bejeweled eyes. Last, a pair of sweet, low heeled, white loafers with tasseled fronts. And the best part is, Harriet didn’t get all dressed up for anyone but herself. That’s really something to admire.
Having a wonderful date can make a girl feel extra lovely. Spending time with someone who really appreciates you, cares about you, and takes the time to make thoughtful gestures like bringing you flowers can give you an extra glow the day after. Yesterday I spent just such an afternoon with the most important man in the my life, and today I woke up feeling like all was right with the world. So I chose this elegant shift dress in a soothing mint green with an overlay of floral designed, lady like, white lace. Then I accentuated it even more with this sunburst styled bib necklace made of matching mint green stones and miniature beads. A pair of nude heels with thick ankle cuffs will keep you secure if you’re floating on air. Finally, add a bright, sunny, yellow and white envelope clutch and your day could just not get any brighter. A successful event, happy clients and friends, and time spent with someone you love as you can only love your father. I feel ready to take on the world!
Annie is so good at choosing the right fashion and accessories to suit her personality, look, and body type. She always has been. So it’s no wonder I never noticed that she had a secret! All month she’s been wearing loose and flowing shift dresses that show of her mile long legs but hides her waistline. Not that she’s showing yet, but it’s all in the mind. Once again she picked a winner with this elegant, flowing, dark blue sundress covered in contrasting white and pink flowers. Paired with a simple, white, vegan leather tote that she borrowed from me last week and she looks so stunning that it can distract even the keenest eye from anything she might be hiding.
I think I must be a little bit psychic. I know everyone says that, but how else was I going to foresee a day full of crazy, mixed up emotions. Running the full gauntlet from overflowing confidence through disappointment, then panic, confusion and ending with heart stopping good news! All I knew was that I simply couldn’t decide what to wear and created an outfit that was a little bit of everything, which ended up perfectly suiting my day. First, I couldn’t choose a color or a pattern. So I chose them all, starting with this light, color blocked top in yellow and white with dark blue sleeves, tucked into a black and white, tribal print skirt. The loose blouse brought in by a cinched waist, which then flairs out into a belled shirt creates an hourglass figure that if flattering and fun to twirl around in. Then, if that didn’t prove how complex I am, I paired it with tall, tan, sandals made up of thick, crisscrossing straps. Last, I wondered to myself, what kind of bag should I carry? A tote, a briefcase, or a clutch? But when you don’t know what the day will bring we revert to the first lessons we’re taught. And a backpack, especially a sleek and sporty, bright white mini backpack, can handle everything that might come your way.
Today I was thinking about friendship. Being close to someone means you know them at least as well as they know themselves, and you can make a reasonable assumption over what, or who, they might like. It’s also like belonging to a little club, where only those on the inside know how things work. Our office is like that. A small, intimate group who has been through a lot together, some of us even before this company started. That inspired me to reach for my version of a members only bomber jacket. With buttery, summery white, vegan leather sleeves and a body that is a woven rainbow tapestry. This jacket is basically a statement piece, and when making a point you don’t want anything to distract from what you’re trying to say. So I keep the rest pretty basic. A crisp white blouse, dark skinny jeans, neutral pumps, and an oversize matching white tote. All that white may look innocent, but don’t let it fool you. We decide who’s in or out.
Welcome back to the fashion blog Mrs Annie Weston! My-oh-so lovely, oh-so-charming, and oh-so-glowing with newly wedded bliss best friend has graced us with her fabulous presence once again. Stunning as always in this silky, bright pink, long sleeved, shift dress that loosely skims her figure in the most flattering of ways and stops short to show off her mile long legs. But that’s not all! This is a summer dress that helps you stay cool with an open back and flirtatious criss crossing straps. More summery touches include strappy sandals with wooden heels and laser cut, brown faux leather that looks almost woven; and a western style, brown suede drawstring purse with fringe accents. Finally a simple, subtle, double looped necklace made of gold chains and bars. I am so so happy that Annie stopped by! Even though getting married has clearly given her rose colored glasses, wanting to see couples everywhere she looks. Although… rose colored glasses WOULD go with this outfit.
Harriet may not have wanted to participate in the bachelorette auction but she looks so lovely, professional, and appealing in her pretty pastel office attire. Her billowy, blush pink sheer blouse with pleats down the middle and below-the-elbow sleeves gives her a delicate, feminine look and perfectly pairs with this short, pale blue, pinstripe skirt that flares out in a way that would make a ballerina proud. Last, a small burst of bright with sunshine yellow heels because Harriet is THAT happy not be put on display.
Sometimes you wake up in the morning with a bright and cheerful outlook because everything is running smoothly and going according to plan. The sun is brighter, the sky is bluer, and your hopes and dreams are finally coming into fruition. So what else could I wear but a colorful, optimistic, radiant floral dress blooming in shades of fuchsia, yellow and green. It’s slim cut, fitted skirt, and capped sleeves are elegant and flattering. Paired with coral, suede, slingback heels and a cream clutch covered in cutouts, nothing can distract me from my positive outlook. NOTHING.