November 13, 2009
November 9, 2009
November 7, 2009
I’m a partial homebody! As much as I love to dress up, the second I get home, the fanciness comes off. T-shirts and yoga pants are all I’m worried about. This is good and bad, since it usually means I don’t want to change if I have to run and get something. And this was my problem the other evening… After getting home from work, I realized that I needed to go pick up a few supplies for a project at the local Hobby Lobby. I was already changed into “comfy clothes” and seriously debated not changing. Sometimes its just not worth it. But I threw on a pair of jeans, cute flats and left. Boy, I was glad I did.
Always, always, always, I run into someone I know. This time it was my BF’s roommate, his girlfriend and his other friend who I hadn’t seen in a long time. We spoke and as I walked off, I was thankful I changed and looked more put together! When I wear comfy clothes, I manage to see people that I want to make an impression on and don’t, ex-boyfriends, long lost friends, old teachers, etc…
Its not like I care what these people say about me when I walk away, its how I feel about myself when I walk away. I’d rather not feel bad about myself but think, “It was good to see ..” It would be nice if someone could tell me “You might wanna rethink those pants, shirt or whatever before you walk out that door!” I’m not saying that you have to always be dressed to the nines. But you might wanna think about who you might run into and how you’ll feel before you run out the door wearing that hole-y t-shirt and worn out pants…….
I know I will.
November 6, 2009
So we've talked about winter weddings/bridesmaids dresses, but what about when you are a guest to a winter wedding. What do you wear? Heck I have trouble picking out what to wear to any wedding. This question has come up quite a few times lately, by me and a reader. So, Lets figure it out!
First off, think of dressing this way. If the bride weren't getting married, but just attending the wedding what would she wear? (Applicable if you know her only) Might help you get an idea of the appropriateness. Now, let's break it down
I was faced with this problem last weekend. My friends had one of the most unique/memorable weddings I'll ever attend (She wore a black dress, he wore jeans, it was so them!) Anyway it was a semi-casual day and I had a super super hard time deciding what to wear. I didn't want to be too dressy or too casual. And decided that I just couldn't wear flats to a wedding, it’s against my nature. So I ended up with black leggings, a grey/white pinstriped shirtdress slightly pulled over a red belt around my hips and black patent pumps. The leggings made it a little more casual but the shirt dress made it appropriate. If you attend a semi-casual wedding, keep it pretty simple but in your comfort zone.
- A nice sweater with slacks
- A shirt dress with flats
- A loose fitting tee with a fitted skirt
- A long tunic with leggings or patterned tights
All weddings are hard to dress for. Unless you're in the wedding party, cause you're pretty much set. Day/Inside weddings are no exception. I usually consider these among the “something you wear to church" appropriateness. To amp it up just a notch and be totally on trend, pair this outfit with black tights, or a boyfriend blazer. Also belt it. Add one over your cardigan, dress, jacket, or skirt. HOMERUN! (Michelle Obama does this fabulously!) You'll look fashionable without being inappropriately dressed.
- A dress with a pretty cardigan
- A pencil skirt with a flowy/ruffly top (one fitted/one voluminous piece work well)
- A print skirt and nice fitted blazer
- A broached cardigan/blouse with sharp black pants
No one should be having and outside wedding in winter. It's cold! But if you do attend one, wear a cute warm jacket with some great lines. Try some of these options for a dressier approach:
Here’s where you can have a little fun! Wear sparkly, statement jewelry! Wear fun shoes! Just make sure you look conservative and put together. You shouldn’t look like you’re headed out for the nearest club. Cover all your parts! Especially in winter, jewel tones and metallic are lovely! Avoid too much black. Though we all know the right LBD can be amazing!
· A perfect Little Black Dress
· A jewel toned cardigan and pencil skirt
· A wide leg black trouser with sparkly top/jacket
· A flowy top with nice skirt suit (again see Michelle Obama for perfecting this look)
Here’s a quick review: To be super trendy add black tights, a belt and/or a boyfriend blazer. Hello chic! Jewelry and shoes are your friends. Wear a simple outfit and dress it up or down by changing your shoes and jewelry. Its not your day, it’s the Bride’s. Never wear too much black or too much white/cream. You don’t want to upstage the bride!! Simple is better sometimes!
And if all else fails, wear your little black dress accessorizing and finishing accordingly to the wedding type.
Good luck dressing for your next wedding!
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November 3, 2009
"Olsenboye, which is the Olsens’ ancestral name, will fall into Penney’s good and better price tiers. Olsenboye is a casual sportswear and accessories collection that includes denim, bottoms, tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets, handbags and shoes. The line will retail from $20 to $50 and is being designed to be mixed to create different looks. The brand also will periodically flow in travel-inspired mini collections, each reflecting the looks and trends of different cities.
Beginning Nov. 6, Olsenboye will be available on jcp.com and in those 50 stores, including the Manhattan flagship, for a limited time. The collection will have a major rollout, set for 600 Penney’s stores in February.
It’s very fun, fashion driven, trendy and wholesome at the same time." [WWD]
Now, Steve Madden is in on it to reports WWD. "Steven Madden Ltd. has signed a licensing agreement with Dualstar Entertainment Group to produce a collection of footwear and accessories for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s new Olsenboye line...." [WWD]
I am looking forward to the launch of Olsenboye since I love some of their Elizabeth&James looks. And they've given everyone a tantalizing preview with a great commercial for JC Penney.
For more visit: http://olsenboye.com/
What do you think? Will you be buying?
November 2, 2009
"As a mid-western girl living abroad in Sweden, I find myself clinging to any flats or wedge heel shoes — this city is riddled with cobblestones. I picked only my favorite shoes to bring with me because I only had 3 suitcases when I moved overseas. For 8 months, ALL of my cute shoes remained in the closet. That is, until I came home to the US for a visit and found these: http://thesolemates.com/
The patented design of the SoleMates High Heeler™ is mechanically engineered to fit snugly on most heels and yet the flexible material grips securely without damaging the heel or compromising the aesthetics of the shoe.
I don’t care who you are; you have a use for these. City grates, grass, cobblestones, or just simply keeping your best shoes in tip-top shape — these are a shoe LIFE SAVER!
They even ship internationally…. so considerate!! Thank you Sole Mates!"
Thank you Tiffany!
Keep on the look out for the new changes soon!