I get excited to see the stylish hats and accessories worn by the beautiful ladies attending the Kentucky Derby every year. While flipping through images, this one caught my eye. I think she looks absolutely fabulous. I do love her hat, but it's the play with colors that work just so well and make this woman stand out. Notice how every color on her complements every other one. From the flowers to her hat, to her suit which is a creamy blend of beige and dahlia, to the green in her eyes with her copper hair as a backdrop. She's stunning. Her makeup is perfect. Simple, yet dramatic eyes, a romantic pink blush on her cheeks, and the bright dahlia lipstick ties her whole look together.
Since discovering Three Olives vodkas, I've been hooked. I recently tried the cake flavor and club soda . . . do you really need me to elaborate? The vodka actually tastes like cake, and when mixed with club soda, I have the best of all worlds! Lower in calories, since I'm not mixing it with a sweet soda, or sugary mixer, the drink actually tastes like a delicious piece of cake!
So for you fabulous ones who want to maintain their figures, or are looking for a lower calorie option to that fluffy piece of cake, this choice is one you'll want to make!
Yet another favorite piece from J Crew, I simply could not pass up this freakin' GORGEOUS necklace. I had been eyeing it, and then it went on sale. Can I just say, "Perfect!!"
Beside it being visually appealing, the color choices are unpredictable, and cleverly complimentary. I wore this necklace with a fitted black sweater and fuschia fitted pants to a bridal shower, (heels of course too), and a woman approached me exclaiming she LOVED my outfit.
It's certainly popular right now and gives off a very regal and royal feel. Think, "I want to look like Duchess Kate for the day." It's elegant and timeless, and actually quite fun to wear. But, after the purchase, how do you wear it? Without looking like grandma, or you're trying too hard, you may have to put a little more thought into a brocade purchase before donning your new look.
If you'd like to incorporate brocade into your wardrobe, a dressy, brocade coat or dress jacket is a great choice. With your beautiful, pastel spring fabrics, a coat like this is an ideal choice to wear to a dressy event. If you're on your way to the Kentucky Derby, why not buy a fabulous hat to top off your look!
Photo courtesy of www.net-a-porter.com
It's the beginning of wedding season. . . how exciting! I have so many weddings to look forward to this spring; some being destination weddings, others local. I'm already planning my outfits, but I'm equally as excited for the fabulous wedding dresses I'm going to see.
I really love a lot of the 2013 wedding trends; one of my favorites pictured here I found on Brides online. Old Hollywood-inspired looks are taking over the runways, and when isn't Old Hollywood just right? It's one of those trends that never goes out of style and is perfect in the form of a wedding gown or elegant cocktail dress. . .
Black Friday shopping has turned into somewhat of a tradition for my mother, sister and me. We all wake up at around 5 am and hit our favorite mall to take advantage of the great sales for the Christmas season. This past Black Friday shopping experience turned out to be a hit, as I bought some fabulous things for my family, and of course, for myself! With all that Christmas shopping, why can't you treat yourself too?
I admired a pair of jeans in the store, wondering how they'd fit. In the dressing room, as I was trying the jeans on, I had a flashback to highschool and a certain pair of jeans that still fit me and are still in my closet. Somewhat nostalgic, I wondered how I could actually ever get rid of those jeans, even though the pair I was trying on were a more updated version of the old highschool pair; darker color, less fading, more substantial fabric, longer length. The moment was bittersweet, and I questioned if I could actually ever donate the old, blue pair. I wondered if any other woman out there holds onto that special pair of jeans, raggedy sweater, old pair of sneakers for no other reasons other than: she can still make them look good and they hold that sentimental value.
How adorable is this velvet T-shirt from JCrew?! I'm instantly in love with this look, and I'm especially in love with the color! Yet another "wow" from me for JCrew! It also comes in blue, but the pink sold me.
So, I decided to go to the store and try it on. My only complaint is that it fits just a little boxy. I prefer fitted clothing, but fashion is subjective, so for all you ladies who don't mind a looser fit, voila!
As you can see in the picture, it looks absolutely fabulous with the jeweled neckline, and in line with JCrew style, they took a risk and paired it with a pair of velvet pants. Hey, if you can make it work, go for it.
Quite versatile, wear any velvet T with jeans and heels or under a suit or blazer. Ironically, it's like that perfect white T-shirt you have that kind of just goes with everything.
I personally like her modern take on a traditional style. To be honest, I had actually considered doing a non-white/ivory/cream, etc. dress for my own wedding, but found a dress to fit the occasion and went with it. I think Jessica looks incredibly princess-like, a nice change from some of the sultry wedding looks we're seeing, and I do like the light pink. Who's to say you can't take your wedding look on a ride and make some changes? She made the dress very much her own, and bonus points for that!
Elizabeth looked incredibly sexy professional (can that be a style like business casual??) on The View this morning. I loved the sleek, black leather, knee-high heeled boots with the sheer-ish black stockings, and her cute plaid and leather ensemble. Camel and black always make a really nice color combination, and since were typically used to seeing leather in a skirt, jacket or shoes, the quilted leather up top was a nice change.
It's important to wear colors that complement your skin tone, and the rich caramel color she wore continued the golden tones from her hair down to her torso. Sleeveless dresses also sometimes seem a bit single or biseasonal, but Elizabeth pulled it off since she wore it in leather, which is a heavier weight material.
Love the yellow explosion!! Together, they look fabulous in this picture, and what a fun color to glamorize. I do have my critique, though, starting with Claire Danes. She looks great in yellow, but I'm not a fan of the bagginess at the top of her dress. I do, however, love her hair color and style, smoky makeup and fresh pink cheeks. I can't say I'm a fan of Julianne Moore's dress, especially on her. Not doing it for me. And, Kaley Cuoco's look on the end-reminds me of old Hollywood glamour, and she looks fabulous in it. The red lips add just the right touch.
Not so much on my "eh" list to make it into Faux Pas, because in general, Emmy Nominee Julianne Moore looks great, but I'm just not loving the shoes. Curious to hear what you guys would say. Dress is great; I'm a fan of plunging necklines, and I think her hair looks awesome; color, style and all, with the dress. I can't tell the material of the dress from this picture, but I kind of don't think the shoes are sexy enough for the dress. Can't say I even like them all that much. A Louboutin peep-toe would be just right.
Houndstooth is super big right now, and since it's timeless, I can't really feel too bad if I spend a little bit more on it. What a great look to wear to work, on the weekend, or to take on a short vacation. For a little more fun than basic black, I love the two-toned belt to wear with all my black and neutral shoes. For a little extra fun, and to stay on top of the trends, I threw in a lace headband. Find it all at JCrew.
Western-inspired trends can be that really fun and unique addition during the fall season. My style is based mostly upon classics, but what's fashion if you don't throw some differences into it? Although Western-inspired looks are very au courant right now, who knows how long they'll stick around? To make the look work, and avoid spending a lot of money on short-lived trends, plan carefully.
If you watched me on Fox Harrisburg this morning, I talked about the "mock" jeweled collar. We're seeing tons of jeweled collars everywhere, but rather than commit to one blouse and spend a fortune on it, why not buy a beautiful piece of bling to wear around your neck, with any blouse, sweater or dress you already have?
Ever stuck in the, "I need something between my basic buttoned sweater and blazer," dilemma? Tell me about it. I often find myself looking for something between those cottoney cardigans in my closet and tailored blazers that I simply don't feel like wearing. Whether I just want to be more comfortable or less structured by skipping the blazer, I definitely don't want to compromise style by wearing a cardigan that's just too casual.
Taylor's got it right pulling off a very Jackie O inspired ensemble. So many years after her peak, what continues to amaze me is that this fashion icon keeps up as an inspiration in the fashion world, and Hollywood follows right along. I love how Taylor took a classic and made it contemporary, adding a bright turquoise bag and a shorter hemline. Her red lips add that touch of old glamour we often used to see in Hollywood.
The Jackie O look is relatively easy to pull off, and it's easy to find pieces to put together to make the timeless look work. What you can't purchase is the woman beneath all that glam. Remember, it's not just about looking the part, but acting the part.
Who wore it best? Contrary to what was reported in US Weekly, I actually think Kim K wore it best. I don't usually pick her in these contests, but this time, I think she actually rocked it! In US Weekly, eighty percent of those polled voted for Jennifer Lopez, and although she looks nice, I prefer the way Kim's body fills out her dress. I also like the contrast between the creaminess of Kim's dress and her dark haircolor. The smokey eye makeup and pale, glossy lips are just right. Addionally, the goldish chain heels Kim play nicely with the zipper accent. I don't really like J Lo's shoe choice, although red, they don't bring out the zipper at all. What do you think?
It's as simple as that. One pair, two, three is just not enough. Now, if you know me, you know I'm a huge fan of heels and opt for them over flats any day. BUT, I have to save my tootsies for my ballroom dance classes, and the rest of my life. JCrew's Cece flats are incredibly comfortable with a nice instep and buttery leather that conforms to your feet. In a variety of colors, they'll be your work to weekend flat. I personally love the poppy, navy, and pink. Hopefully they'll come out with a more true nude than the tawny sand they offer.
I recently attended a workshop on how to better manage your life; how to live a stressless life. At first, I'm thinking to myself..."Hmm, interesting. There is no cure for stress." I was intrigued, however, and I really enjoy listening to speakers who convey messages powerfully, so I absorbed myself into the presentation. I felt I should share what I learned with my readers, because in truth, stress affects the way we feel about ourselves, the way we look, the way we act, and so on. And, doesn't that all play into "style". When someone looks at you, what do they see? A stressed out person who's all over the place, or someone with a postive attitude and great energy?