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With the stress of the holidays and the holiday party season in full swing, the last thing you want to focus your energy on is a complicated outfit. Say goodbye to multiple separates and hello to one-piece rompers! It’s one of the most versatile pieces a woman can own – just throw that baby on and go. Rock a romper in a bold color, like this vibrant teal. Pleats come together at the waist for a unique, geometric appeal and shorts are attached below for added comfort. For fringe lovers, add some punch to your look with a boho-luxe clutch in playful florals. All that’s left is a great pair of heels and your favorite accessories. For colder climates, layer with a chic blazer or leather jacket, tights, and low-rise boots for a cute and comfortable winter look. Plan your holiday party, bring your loved ones together, style, smile, impress, and be ready to romp and roll this holiday season.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I prepare for a relaxing, holiday weekend at home I find myself already dressing for the occasion. This light, airy, and loose chiffon shirtdress is as comfortable as pajamas but formal enough for the dinner table. The geometric scarf print gives it structure while the tank dress underneath gives you form. Pair with your favorite heels, a subtle necklace, and a stylish tote. Choose a tote that’s large enough to use as an overnight bag if your holiday includes a quick jaunt out of town and can carry all day without raising eyebrows. This bag is structured with a sharp mix of faux leather and snakeskin and has handles as well as a shoulder strap Perfect for both a holiday weekend and the workday that comes right before. Have a great weekend everyone!
Harriet is one of the brightest, most enthusiastic, people I’ve ever met. For her, every day is a new adventure with new possibilities ahead. So it’s no wonder her outfit reminds me of the sunrise. Starting with this adorable coral top with belled sleeves and ruffle detail, paired with bright blue skinny jeans. The southwestern accents like this Hematite bejeweled statement necklace, and gold beaded canvas satchel bring to mind desert flowers in need of rain and uncharted territory. Which is so Harriet, but not for much longer.
It can be way too easy to fall into a fashion routine, so if you find yourself getting comfortable it’s time to step up your game. Day to night works both ways, like this heartbreaking gem of a dress in pale green with black lace overlay. True, it might be perfect for a night at the opera or a cocktail party but just add some funky leather boots, over-sized shades, and a bright, shiny tote in poppy and it’s instantly transformed into a daytime look with edge. Make no mistake, looking your best in constant hard work. Don’t ever stop upping your game.
Meet Harriet, my executive assistant and a lovely, smart young woman who’s just starting to learn how you dress to get ahead. It’s only been a week or so but I must say she’s a quick learner! I call this look “studious with style”. The silky crepe blouse with a tie neck collar reminds me of career women in classic Hollywood films. Tie it into a bow for a young but professional sense of mischief. It can worn alone or under a sweater and still look as innocent as Sunday school. Who could say no when you look that sweet? And every stylish professional should have a fashion forward iPad cover. Paired with fitted jeans, heels, and this delicate leaf patterned ring. Finally, the pièce de résistance. A vintage style, color blocked, 1960’s handbag with a bow shaped clasp. Oh Harriet, from head to toe this outfit is so very you. And you look ready to take on the world.
I’m always telling people confidence is key, and that starts with your wardrobe. What you wear just sets the tone for the whole day, so if you want to take control of a situation, you have to be bold. Start with this crisp, color blocked, tan and and black tailored jacket. The soft woven fabric mixed with strong lines and faux leather accents make it clear you can be tough and feminine at the same time. The cropped waist is flattering and the peplum hem gives it flair. Add some color with this cascading, V-neck burgundy top. It’s loud but not as flashy as red, and it flows in contrast to the structured jacket. Pair with skinny jeans or tight slacks to counteract the loose blouse and add heels. Finally, grab a small no-nonsense wallet clutch that says you can run the world carrying nothing more than a credit card and a lipstick. Because that’s just the kind of girl you are.
Dressing for the office can be more complicated than dressing for an evening out. There are layers and everything needs to be thought out and coordinated. So sometimes you just want to keep things simple. Start with a flattering and comfortable top, like this army green tunic. The collar and button-up style is appropriate for the office, while the sleeveless loose fit feels very free. Plus I love this color, perfect for gearing up for battle, such as having to perform unpleasant tasks as part of your job. Pair with dark skinny jeans that are slimming and fit like a second skin and a professional, flat purse to hold all your important documents. It’s also convertible, both a cross body and a clutch, depending on your mood. Finally, add some personality with a few key statement pieces. Shoes with attitude, like these peep toe booties with cutouts and a bold beaded fringe collar necklace. Remember, simple doesn’t have to mean boring and comfortable, it can still be flattering. It’s all in the planning, just like life.
Sometimes you have to go with your instincts, make your own rules, and stand up to anyone who doesn’t agree. A lone cowgirl who is ready for battle and for hard work. That doesn’t have to mean saddle pants, fringe, or cowboy boots. It’s not Halloween. You can still capture the feel of the wild west and keep it professional and feminine. Start with this adorable Southwest inspired boho blazer in ivory, with just a hint of black tribal embroidery down the sleeves. Dress it up by avoiding jeans, and embrace your female power with these light and airy pleated blush slacks. Balance out the light with the dark by adding a bold, deep blue, button up crepe blouse which brings out the embroidered sleeves and really makes them pop. Light colored heels and a pale pink wallet clutch will subtly blend in, while the bag’s gold studs emphasizes the general theme. Lastly, wear with an arrow around your neck to remind yourself to aim true when going after what you want.
Time to celebrate! There’s a time for subtlety, and a time to pull out all the stops. This fiery red blazer really packs a punch. Whether it’s an interview or an important meeting, no one will doubt that you’re a powerful force to be reckoned with. Black is a go-to for a reason, and this soft black sweater is sleek and slimming. Top it all off with a black clutch and matching shoes. Platforms, 5 inch stilettos as curvy as a woman should be and in a bright, fire engine red that pulls the whole look together.