I finally found the perfect pair of black over-the-knee boots! Now I’m considering all the different ways to style them. My go to has been to wear them over skinny jeans with a blazer but I’ve been searching for some more ideas. Insert…Olivia Palermo. This style icon’s covetable fashion sense is emulated by fashionistas all over the world. I saw this simple look in Instyle magazine and thought it was a great look to share. What I love most about the look is its simplicity. Olivia tends to dress very understated. She has the distinct talent of wearing trends without looking trendy. Her two statement pieces, the jacket and the boots, are offset with simple leggings and cardigan. The addition of the feminine blouse and belt balance the ruggedness of the jacket forming a beautifully balanced and chic look.
There are some styles that just never fall out of fashion. Who doesn’t love a chic equestrian look? The elegance of a riding jacket and the timelessness of a pair of riding boots keeps this look relevant. I will admit that the silhouette of actual riding pants are not very flattering but they can be easily substituted with a pair of skinny jeans or even faux leather leggings for an extra kick.
I found this gorgeous blazer during a semi-annual sale at Nordstrom over a year ago. I was smitten by the tails on the back and the faux leather accents.
Usually I wear black or brown skinny jeans with this outfit but decided to switch it up a little bit by wearing these army green ones by Trafulac.
What classic look do you love?
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I was wearing….
Blazer: Charles Gray of London. Top: Victoria’s Secret. Jeans: Trafulac (Zara). Boots: Area Forte. Handbag: Louis Vuitton. Earrings: gifted.
Houndstooth is one of those classic prints that never goes out of style. Once worn by aristocrats meandering the lush greenery of the U.K. duck hunting for sport is now worn by all. I used to not be a huge fan of this pattern because it seemed a little granny to me, but recently I have revisited this classic and I view it in a whole new light. It helps that designer have branched out from just coats and capes to flirty shorts and body con dresses giving this traditional look new life. I’m also loving the use of bright colors in leiu of the traditional black and white. Have you embraced this classic pattern with any key pieces in your wardrobe? Please feel free to share your favorite houndstooth looks.
For whatever reason, the 1984 film The Woman in Red, made a profound impression on my 8 year old brain. The way Gene Wilder’s character was bewitched by Kelly LeBrock in her sexy red dress made me realize the power of a lady in red. Empowered is exactly how I felt when I first slipped this dress on in the dressing room of Tootsies of Atlanta.
I initially bought this dress to wear to a Valentine’s dinner with my husband over a year ago, but he had other plans. The dress remained in my closet while I anticipated my next opportunity to wear such a dress. This past weekend my husband’s childhood friend was getting married so I thought this would be the perfect time to make a great impression in this dress. It’s awkward attending a wedding when your husband is one of the groomsmen. You end up sitting at a table with a bunch of strangers by yourself. This dress gave me just the right amount of confidence I needed to open up and become that social butterfly I have the potential to be.
I just love the fit of the dress and the ruching is very forgiving.
The weather was absolutely perfect for the wedding but I always prepare for indoor air conditioning with a scarf or shawl. Sexy black pumps and gold jewelry finished off the look.
I was wearing….
Dress: Nicole Miller. Scarf: Target. Shoes: Zara. Bracelet: Souvenir. Earrings: Bevello. Watch: Michele.
Are you ready for some football?!?! I know I am. As a die-hard Steeler fan, I can’t wait for the upcoming NFL season. I’ve been going to football games since I was a little girl. I remember swimming in my Dad’s jersey because they did not make a lot of fan gear for children at the time nor ladies for that matter. But, oh, how times have changed. NFL apparel companies have caught on how many female fans are out there and have begun to capitalize on it by designing fashionable ladies NFL apparel! Companies like Junkfood clothing and Touch by Alyssa Milano have some really cute options available. Instead of a sloppy jersey, you can choose a soft, vintage t-shirt, bedazzaled tank tops, and even wedge sneakers! Now us ladies can still look stylish while cheering on our team. I know I’m biased with my sample outfits below but you can apply it to your team
Are you ready for fall? I am!! Here’s what I’m crushing on for the upcoming season.
I spent the majority of my schooling in an all-girl private school. I wore a uniform from the fifth through eighth grades. I would have been thankful for a cute little tartan skirt, but instead we wore a hideous wintergreen pinafore and white shirt. Being a young fashionista, I hated the fact that I was forced to look like everyone else. My mother loved it of course because it was much gentler on her wallet. In retrospect, I think maybe wearing a uniform was not so bad. It forced be to become more creative on ways to stand out from the crowd. I would express myself with my shoes and accessories wearing all sorts of funky jewelry I could get away with. Then there was the boxers trend. I can’t take credit for this one, but somehow we all started wearing mens boxers under our tunics. We would shorten them so the boxers would hang out below like a slip. The key was to find the most obnoxious boxers out there with hearts, dots, lips, etc. The trend went on for about a year before the administration put an end to it. In a exchange, however, we were granted permission to wear tennis shoes as long as they were white. It may not seem like a big deal, but to us….it was everything! All that being said, I never thought the day would come that I would want to wear anything that would even remotely remind me of my school days, but these sweet tartan looks have me reconsidering the trend. What do you think? Is plaid in your future this fall?
I want to know who turned off the summer weather switch in Atlanta and demand to know when they are going to turn it back on!!! It only reached a high of 63 degrees on Friday which put a wrench in my cute summer outfit ideas. You can’t go wrong with light layering so I paired a soft camo tee with a blazer and boyfriend jeans. I’ve always loved the combination of camouflage and pink. It’s weird, I know, but I love the thought of pairing such a feminine color with a pattern associated with ultimate masculinity.
I just love this Forever 21 necklace. It looks a lot more expensive than it is and adds great sparkle to any outfit.
Here I am spotted in front of Chick-a-Biddy. This is a restaurant chain that just made it’s way to Atlanta. I had heard good things about it and was eager to try it out. I glanced at the menu ahead of time and thought I was going to go with the black bean quinoa burger. I had a change of heart when I arrived and the savory smell of chicken tickled my nose. I ended up with the chicken tenders served with a wasabi-honey dipping sauce and a watermelon-feta-mint side salad. Let’s just say I was not disappointed!
I was wearing…
Blazer: Old Navy. T-shirt: Urban Outfitters. Jeans: Gap. Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff. Shoes: Zara. Belt: Vintage. Necklace: Forever 21. Earrings: Anthropologie. Leather wrap bracelets: Tory Burch. Watch: Michele.
Besides shopping and drinking wine, my other favorite past time is traveling. This past December I went to Rio de Janeiro with a friend of mine and we had the time of our lives. We explored, ate, danced, and of course, shopped our hearts out. I have one rule about international shopping: Try not to shop at the same stores we have in the States. But when I saw the largest Zara store I’ve ever seen….I had to make an exception. It was such a beautiful space full of clothing that were not yet back at home because it was their S/S collection when it was still winter back home. I walked away with this gorgeous tropical print jumpsuit! Every time I wear it I have memories of the fun girls’ trip to Brazil!
I was attending a fun event called “Everything Girls Want” at Happy Feet Boutique. It was a great collaboration of women business owners displaying their talents.
This is my first attempt at a top knot. What do you think?
This is my ‘before’ pic before I got glamorized by make up artists Ony.
Getting all done up….
Voila! I’m wearing one of the luscious lip creams by Ony. You can see all of her products at onybeauty.com!
Here I’m pictured with the talented Lisa York Bowman of Dawn Designs. She hand-designs all of her one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Visit her site dawndesignscards.com for some beautiful and unique cards for your next occasion. Be sure to check out these budding entrepreneurs and of course Happy Feet Boutique.
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Jumpsuit: Zara. Necklace & Earrings: Anthropologie. Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff. Shoes: Donald J. Pliner.
Looking for some style inspiration? It may be closer than you think. Like in your own closet right next to your own clothes….yes! Steal your next style idea from your man. A “borrowed from the boys” look can be worn day or night but is always chic. Check out these three looks I’ve created from mens’ fashion.