What does Style mean to you?
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I have 3 simple ways to avoid any type of wardrobe crisis during your holiday festivities. I know planning and coordinating can sometimes leave your holiday outfit at the bottom of your to-do list…But with these easy steps you will have a no-fuss, festive look for your holiday gatherings.
Tip one is to consider a cardigan and it put it together with simple pieces. If you have a tailored pair of pants or even a sleek pair of jeans they should serve as your foundation, alongside a basic cotton tee. These items are simple, which allow you to be very bold in the cardigan you choose to accompany the look. When looking for a cardigan keep your eye open for color and slight detail. Try a simple solid color cardigan with ruffle detailing. For a more festive feel try a cranberry (great alternative to the usual red) colored cardigan. For the ultimate glam cardigan go for the sequined cardigan. It is bold and will not clash with basic pieces like jeans and a tee. There is a great one to consider by Forever21. It is a silver, sequined, number. Find it at Forever21.com.
Tip two is to add a bold accessory. I recommend you stick with a necklace. It will be less fuss than a ring or bracelet. It will not be in the way while you are preparing food, greeting guests, ECT. Choose a chunky embellished piece. The size and bulk of the necklace will make the centerpiece of a more refined look, while the embellishments add some holiday glitz. When you wear such an assertive accessory you will need to be subtle with the rest of your look. Less is more! I found the perfect holiday accessory by Ann Taylor. It is a gold chain necklace that has pearls in varied sizes and rhinestones on it. It also has gold fringe on it to give you a little bit of edge. Check it out at AnneTaylor.com.
The final tip is to ALWAYS go to a good 'ol boot cut jean! In any situation that may arise during the holidays, that may prevent you from reaching your full fashion potential, a pair of boot cut jeans will save the day. A dark wash is the best for all shapes and looks less casual than lighter washes. The cut of the jeans will give you a shape without fitting to snug. My favorite pair is by Martin. They are a dark wash, stretch denim. You can get them at MartinClothes.com. These jeans are great to pair with a dressy top or sweater for an effortless holiday look. Why not add on Tips one and two to have a fab, festive get-up!?
Rihanna gorgeous in this red hot Elie Saab long sleeve, lace gown. This look totally worked for her...including the hair. Work RiRi!
Next...Of course, I would choose my all time favorite silhouette. Jessica Alba looks fabulous working this LBD! This dress is the perfect length, the chosen shoes and accessories...also perfect and her hair...Perfect once again! Cudos to Jessica's stylist...batting 3 for 3!
And last but certainly not least is another style icon who almost always seems to make my top red carpet looks list for every award show...the always graceful, Heidi Klum. And,..as usual, she certainly didn't disappoint me. This black floor length embroidered gown with velvet belt trimmed in red is THE BIZNESS!
I'm thinking I really should make a cameo appearance next year. Hmmm...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Most of us are familiar with holiday themed scarves…We have all spotted them on those unsuspecting fashion victims. The fire-truck red scarf hangs limp around their necks, adorned with knitted snowmen and ornaments. In worst cases the scarf is trimmed in some kind of faux fur that resembles “snow”. STEER CLEAR of those sorts of holiday scarves!
I have just the thing to replace them! Printed scarves offer you color and elegance. They are also a great option to have on hand to fend off the frost…Not to mention they are great for dressing up an outfit for holiday gatherings.
A print scarf will offer you a regal look. They usually have some type of gold stitching incorporated in them and this is what gives it a nice, soft sheen. Without making it appear glossy or shiny, the metallic stitching adds some depth and contrast. I would recommend you consider a combination of neutrals when searching for a printed scarf for yourself. This will allow you versatility. You will be able to pair a neutral with almost anything in your closet…for any occasion you may need it for. Neutral tones also have the benefit of not clashing with the metallic embroideries. I discovered a great option at Forever21.com, for a steal! This teal paisley scarf is just $7.80. This is great, inexpensive, way for you to dress up your holiday gathering get-ups!
Monday, November 8, 2010
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Thursday, November 4, 2010
This season is filled with a sultry hue that seduces and tempts the most willful fashionistas. Blues are the best kept secret this year. Many of us might have been told a few tall tales about the color…Well it is NOT just a lighter shade of black; It has a purpose of its own! From powder to electric, you can’t go wrong when you’ve got the blues! But for now let’s focus on the softer side of blue…navy.
A favorite blue hue of mine is navy because it is a great alternative to the color black. It adds a touch of sophistication with a splash of subtle tint. If you are going to give Navy blue a try, I would recommend wearing it as key piece…like a blazer, a coat, or well tailored slack. A great jacket I would suggest to you is carried by Ann Taylor. It is a dark navy, wool, striped jacket. It’s marked down on www.anntaylor.com for $119.00. This blazer is really well constructed. You can pair it with jeans for a casual look or dress it up with a nice skirt.
The color navy is great option to consider wearing for the holidays. Red clothing tends to hibernate in our closets until the holiday season. You will get much more use out of a piece in this shade of blue, it can be worn in any season without looking out of place…like red often can. A great option I found for the holidays is a Donna Morgan dress, priced at $158.00. It is a navy, jersey-knit dress. I love the embellishments it has...It gives it a festive spunk, without over-killing the bedazzle element. You can check it out at www.Nordstrom.com .
Every now and again every lady gets the blues!