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Giving thanks…for a great wardrobe

ep16-mainep16-sub2Dress: Gentle Fawn  |  Bag: Steve Madden, Lulu’s  |  Necklace: Stella & Dot  |  Shoes: Aldo 

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!

 

Polite in Pink

ep14-mainep14-subTop: Gentle Fawn  |  Jeans: Blank NYC, Lulu’s  |   Necklace: Lulu’s  |  Ring: Kate Spade           Bag: Irene’s Story  |  Flats: Dolce Vita  – Alternative Faux Flats: Lulu’s

Harriet is on her way to becoming a bold, confident young woman who knows who she is and what she wants.  But there will always be a side of her that is sweet, sincere, and polite.  It’s what makes her so easy to love!   And her new, personal style reflects this gentle touch.  Starting with a modest, long-sleeve, button up crepe blouse in coral.  It’s loose fit drapes beautifully and only hints at the woman beneath. Leave it untucked for a more casual look and balance with a pair of fitted jeans. Pale pink, lady like accessories compliment this unassuming style like a two toned, structured, mini satchel and these soft suede loafers.  They may be practical and pretty, but the gold cap toe on these shoes add some shine and toughness. Meanwhile, a strong statement necklace with gold bars and black rhinestones peeks out from beneath the collar.  Innocent on the surface and a shark underneath.  At work or in life, by the time we’re through, Harriet will be unstoppable!

 

Southwest Sunrise

ep13-sub1ep13-sub3Top: Darling  |  Jeans: Blank NYC, Lulu’s  |  Necklace: Stella & Dot  |  Bow Ring: Kate Spade     Bag: Irene’s Story

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.

 

Lady Luck

Introducing the newly wed Mrs. Ryan Weston!  My very good friend Annie is always beautiful, with class and an elegant style that is true to her very soul.   To celebrate her natural loveliness and her brilliant new future I wanted to share some pieces from her current closet.  I may be the expert in dressing for the office, but Annie is the expert when it comes to embracing the one thing that can never be taught.  How to be a lady.

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Keep it Simple

ep11-main ep11-sub2 Top: Lulu’s  |  Jeans: Articles of Society  |  Clutch: Stella & Dot  |  Necklace: Free People     Booties: Sixtyseven, Lulu’s

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.

Wild West

ep10-main2ep10-sub2  Blazer: Lulu’s  |  Blouse: Gentle Fawn  |  Pants: Ark & Co, Lulu’s  |  Necklace: Stella & Dot                   Clutch: Irene’s Story  |  Heels: Aldo               

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.

 

Style Quiz: What’s Your Fashion Personality?

the-nifty-cupcake Photo from The Nifty Cupcake 

Personal style is about more than fashion and accessories, it’s also about knowing yourself. Maybe you already know who you are, but can’t figure out how to translate that to what you wear.  There are plenty of articles about dressing for your body type, age, or coloring. Definitely check them out. This is about letting others see you the way you see yourself. Clothes are often an expression of our spirit and character.  So what does your style say about you?  Discover your fashion personality with this short quiz.

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