Friday, June 29, 2012

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

Chambray is all over the place this season, well it is every season, but this season it seems to be center stage.  You aren't fond of a denim on denim look, so chambray isn't on your shopping list, but there are so many other things to pair with it!

The Cure: Chambray Chic

There is nothing better to pair the faded, soft, worn denim with than white, whether shorts, pants, or crops, the combo is clearly classic.  Roll up your sleeves and style it with layers of chunky jewelry and don't be shy, the more the merrier.  Keep the rest of the look clean with a simple sandal and sunglasses. Sashay in your chambray till your hearts content!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

Hopefully you are still enjoying the dog days of Summer, but maybe you're like me and already thinking ahead to Fall, at least that's what happens when I see things start to go on sale.  You've been saving up to make a special splurge purchase and now's about the time to make your move.  Might I suggest the Yves Saint Laurent Palais 105, a blush patent leather peep toe with bow detail? It retails for $795 but if you search enough you might find it for $635, what a steal right?!?

If you like the look of this delectable dish of a shoe I have an Italian made alternative that is equally delicious, but won't take such a big bite out of your budget.  See by Chloe's bow pumps are also blush leather with a bow detail, but this bow adds a little boldness.  Trimmed with a zipper, this subtle detail gives this feminine platform a stand out factor and while they retail for $302, you can get them right now for just $242!
See by Chloe

Monday, June 25, 2012

South Beach Sexy

It's vacation season, which means an escape to a place where you can really step outside your fashion box and explore a little.  If you're heading to a place like South Beach, Miami you're looking to pack bold prints, body conscious silhouettes, and anything that's going to show some skin!
Stock up on shorts and mini's, but go for bright colors and patterns, and don't be afraid to mix and match a little.  Max out your maxi with a bold print and while you're at it, look for a statement sandal that's sure to turn heads.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

Well ladies I think I know what you might be asking yourselves this week.  How do you beat the heat? With the temperatures constantly on the rise the last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable in your clothes. You know the "less is more" approach is key, but you've got to keep it office appropriate, so what is the look you should go for?

The Cure:

Light colors and light fabrics should be the foundation of this outfit.  Choose a light-weight cotton skirt that hits right above the knees. I recommend a silhouette that flows away from the body. When it comes to the top, a cap sleeved loose fitting blouse is perfect.  Mix up the look with color and texture and pair with a great neutral, heeled summer sandal.  You won't feel hot, but your look could ignite a flame!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

Spotted: Celebrities everywhere love wearing one of our favorite summer staples, the Sam Edelman Gigi.  These simple thong sandals are the perfect finishing touch for anything from shorts to maxis.

Want to emulate the style of Gwyneth, Halle, Kim, then hurry in and grab your pair before they go! These stylish sandals are far from a splurge at just $50 ON SALE!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wet 'n Wild Watermelon

Bright, bold, and brilliant, watermelon is a summer hue you'll want to warm up to!  Why? Well according to InStyle magazine,
"We think designer Peter Som, who used watermelon in his current collection, summed it up best: ' It has the graphic impact of a lipstick red, but it's just a bit more feminine.'"

The pinkish red shade with a hint of orange is a first class feminine statement maker! Structured silhouettes will help "emphasize the color's strength." Pair a solid separate with a graphic print and combine with whites, khakis, tangerine, or even cobalt for an engaging ensemble.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fashion Rx: You're weekly dose of what to wear!

We're halfway through June and you know what that season is in full force!  You've been invited to so many that you've lost count.  Lucky for you they encompass different circles of friends, which means one killer ensemble should get you through (and allow you to splurge a little).  So what do you choose to wear?

The Cure: Guest List Glam

When choosing wedding guest wear always remember a few simple rules, don't wear white, it's the bride's day and don't wear black (unless the event is black tie), you're not at a funeral. Personally I like a print in a simple silhouette, or something with color and texture. You don't want to stick out, but you don't want to blend in either. Depending on day or night accessorize appropriately and prepare to dance your heart out! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

I adore flats in the summer time, such a great go to shoe because they adapt to just about everything in your closet.  My favorite is to pair them with boyfriend jeans for a little feminine touch. I've discovered the most adorable pair from Giuseppe Zanotti that I want, no NEED, to add to my collection.  Basic, but bedecked with texture in a printed leather, this round toe ballet flat is a great "go-to", what's not so great is the $495 sticker shock.
Guiseppe Zanotti

But hope is just inside the doors of Poppy and Stella with the Panther from Miz Mooz.  I fell for the scaled stylings of the Zanotti, but Miz Mooz kicks it up a notch in the texture department.  The scaled leather upper is more than just printed and let's not forget the rep Miz Mooz has for comfort.  The best part, they'll only run you $99, wait they're on sale...only $79!!! AND they also come in red and turquoise!
Miz Mooz

Monday, June 11, 2012

Resort Ready

Planning your vacation? Getting ready for that weekend getaway? Do you find that packing for these events sometimes proves more difficult than planning them in the first place?  With a few key pieces you can be!

The great thing about summer is how effortless dressing can be.  White bottoms, whether a skirt, shorts, or pants are the perfect starter, a couple tanks, a couple tees, all of various colors and patterns, a sundress, a great sandal, bathing suit w/ cover up and a bag that can double as a beach tote and you're all set! Can you add more, of course, do you need to? Not necessarily. Spend more time getting that r&r than worrying about what to wear!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

Since I know you raced out and picked up a pair of those Gigi's I wrote about on Wednesday (if you didn't I know you're going to because spring and summer shoes are now marked down 20-50% off) you might be wondering what to wear them with first.  Let me off you one of my favorite go to looks.

The Cure: Gigi Glam
A black tank maxi is a great basic piece to have in your wardrobe, easily dressed up or down and can transition through just about any season.  To go for something right in the middle, pair the dress with bold jewelry and tone it down just a not with the simplicity of your Gigi's.  You'll fit right in at just about any occasion!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

It's sandal season and if you're building your summer white wardrobe you will want to add the perfect little seasonal sandal to the mix.  Consider for yourself the Christian Louboutin Flanana, this t-strap, thong sandal with espadrille bottom is simple, smart, and perfectly paired with anything summery. While it may be smart in a stylish way it certainly won't be your wisest purchase as they retail for $450.
Christian Louboutin, $450
Of course you can always opt for the ever popular Sam Edelman Gigi.  Same t-strap, throng design, with a snake embossed upper instead of espadrille. And talk about smart, these will only run you $62 and are also available in rosegold and black snake skin! I mean really could it get any better?!?
Sam Edelman, $62

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Whites

There is nothing I like more in the summer time than summer whites! Whether head to toe or one main piece nothing looks more crisp and cool against a summer background.
Keep your summer whites light and airy with fabric and texture, cotton, linen, and crochet are definite must haves.  Also don't be afraid to blend bright whites and off-whites together, because they're in the same color family it still works and creates subtle contrast in your look!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

Need a go to outfit for the summer? Something that is casual but has the potential to be dressed up? Does such an outfit exist? Of course it does, let me show you!

The Cure: Blank Slate

The simplest, most classic, look is a white silk tank and a pair of skinnies!  I've chosen a silk tank because it's easier to dress up than something cotton, and while they may not be perfect for heat, skinnies are the sexiest cut of denim out there.  With this as your palette accessorize till your heart is content.  For something fun and casual choose a colorful scarf, clutch, and flats, for something a little more upscale layer on the jewelry and don a sexy pair of pumps.  Regardless what you add you can't go wrong!