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Hi everyone, it’s Harriet again. This is my first attempt at writing a fashion blog. I’m not sure how much I know about this stuff, but Emma’s taught me a lot and I’ve read all her blog posts, so I’ll do my best.
One thing Emma is always talking about is how your clothes can make you feel better. When we took these photos the other morning, she was feeling a bit off because we’d had a big event the night before and everyone got stressed out. She said her outfit made her think of a fresh start, and a new day, and everything getting better. It kind of didn’t work out that way, at least not yet, but I can see why this look would cheer her up.
I think Emma picked this top because pink is her favorite color, and it’s comfortable because of the loose fit. I really love the back, kind of open with crisscrossing, drape-y straps, simple and elegant. And I think the skirt is really interesting. It’s a short white skirt that billows and floats like a dancer’s, and it has a cool multi-color geometric pattern. If I stand back and unfocus my eyes it kind of pops out in front of me like one of those 3D images. And then Emma has this small, studded, pink clutch that matches the top and is super light. I guess when you have a lot on your mind, the last thing you want is a heavy purse to carry around.
Harriet has definitely found her place here at Emma Approved! Seeing all her hard work and talent come to life last night, I think she finally realizes exactly what she is capable of. And like a girl scout, her motto is “be prepared”, even when getting dressed for the office. She starts with a draping white blouse that’s professional on its own but can also go with anything. Next she chose a vivid pair of loose, pink shorts that hang like a skirt but lets her move around freely. Then she tops it all off with a long waisted, blue, sleeveless vest that slims the figure and really pulls an outfit together. For accessories a floral, structured bag halfway between a briefcase and a purse, and chestnut brown heels with thick straps made from a series of smaller straps – the same way Harriet can handle a whole lot of details that come together to make up a single event. But the best part is the jewelry, a bit of glamour in an otherwise casual outfit, with this blue rhinestone necklace. Harriet’s wardrobe, like Harriet herself, can adapt to every situation and work together in perfect compromise.
The first day with a new client is always a surprise. You’re just getting to know them and you never know quite what they are looking for. Should the tone be formal or laid back? Fun or serious? Will it be a hard, arduous labor or a breeze? So for today’s meeting I decided to be comfortable and flexible, but with a lively and energetic feel. However to achieve such a combination, you ask? Start with a pair of loose, artistically patterned pants, slim at the ankles, covered in thin black stripes and adorned with rose gold, zippered pockets. Then for contrast, a soft, pale blue, sleeveless top. The color is demure and inviting, but the series of cutouts along the shoulders echo the edginess of the bottoms. A pair of black wedge sandals, made up entirely of thick black straps can be both summer time casual and definitively bold. Finally, as always, I like my accessories to stand out on their own. So I toss into the mix a bright, neon coral purse. It’s shape is ladylike but the color has the upbeat optimism of a teenager. So whatever happens today, I’m more than ready. Bring it on!
If the first step in getting over a difficult time in your life is to dress happier, the next step is to take chances. Change can be scary, and stepping out of your comfort zone difficult, so I like to start my day by choosing an eclectic mix of bold pieces that don’t seem to go together until you try them all on. This adventurous look gives me the push I need to take chances, even if that means facing facts and admitting that change is needed. Start with the loudest piece of the puzzle and build your outfit from there, like these tribal print cropped parachute pants. The loose fit is pulled together with an elastic waist and matching cuffs, resulting in a look that hides your flaws but drapes beautifully. The daring black and tan design is echoed by these striking cutout peep toe booties. There’s something so wrong, yet so right about a boot that functions like a sandal, allowing you to enjoy winter fashions in warmer climates. Next, add a splash of color with a silky teal blouse and structure with a slim cut, black blazer with vegan leather sleeves and padded shoulders. Finally, add a small metallic bag to bring some shine and brilliance into your everyday. Now you’re ready to go out there and face whatever comes next.
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.
This is a time of year for reflection, generosity, and believing in miracles. Some of us celebrate with the giving of presents and some with the giving of opportunity and guidance, but there is one thing we can all agree on, it is a lot of work! So get ready, get comfortable, and throw yourself into the holiday spirit while dressing for the part.
Start with a relaxed, lightweight pair of slacks in a bright and cheerful burgundy red, then pair with a super soft, draping knit blouse that’s easy to move in. Even in warmer climates, the nights are chilly this time of year so be prepared with layers but don’t skimp on style. Avoid the hoodies and try a jacket with a woven tapestry bodice and buttery suede sleeves. It’s somewhere between a sweater and a blazer and is as cozy as curling up in front of a fire. Not everyone gets to experience a white Christmas, some of us must prepare for surprisingly warm days by choosing a pair of agile strappy sandals, perfect for running around. Choose a small, compact clutch that’s durable and won’t get in the way as you work your way down that to do list.
Finally, fashion meets function with this Galaxy Gear watch in rose gold. Having to pull out your phone every time you get a text, receive a calendar reminder, skip a song on your holiday playlist, or just to check the time can be terribly inconvenient. As time consuming as constantly taking your Bluetooth in and out as you make important calls, and leaving it in all day is an eyesore The solution? A smart watch that fits comfortably on your wrist, in a variety of colors, and is basically an extension of your phone or tablet, allowing you to get things done is half the time. Who wouldn’t want the gift of extra time around the holidays?
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.