Bold Blue Trend For Fall

August 24, 2013 by  
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Even though I don’t get to experience fall in its full glory, it will always be my favorite season.  The weather does drop a tad during the fall here in Florida, but it’s no where near enough for me to be able to layer  – so I look for ways to add little touches of fall where I can.  This fall I’m totally obsessing on the  blue trend whether it’s a mani, heels or a bag.  Blue gives the classic fall palettte a fun pop of color and can easily be paired with denim for a casual look or a little black dress for a quirky feel.  Check out some of my favorite  pieces under $100.

Pair these funky heels with some gray slacks and a leather jacket for a stylish look for work.

Blue & Leopard Print Heels – $38

A bold blue boyfriend blazer will give any outfit a polished pop of color. It’s perfect to wear over your favorite maxi dress or jeans.

Blue Boyfriend Blazer – $49.50

A pretty blue blouse will go with just about anything!  Pair it with a chunky knit cardigan, a sexy pencil skirt and comfy flats for a chic weekend look.

Royal Blue Blouse – $22.50

Bold Necklaces like these will stand out amongst all your fall favorites!  For a effortless glam look try layering it over a white turtleneck and finish off with some distressed jeans.

Blue Jeweled Necklace – $25

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Fall Cashmere Favorites

October 23, 2011 by  
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Fall is my favorite time of year.  The air is chilled, the leaves are crimson red and burnt orange, and I’m comfortably wrapped in a beloved cashmere sweater.  Soft, luxurious and in so many styles to choose from.  Check out a few of my chic Fall cashmere favorites from Pure Collection below!

Merino Blend Round Neck Cardigan, which is the perfect addition to anyone’s wardrobe (and with holidays around the corner a perfect gift as well!).

I’m also a big fan of this  Cashmere Longline Cap Sleeve Tank because of its endless options.  A perfect layering piece, pair it with denim while on the run; throw it over a simple white shirt or even alone with a camisole for a sexier feel.

The Cashmere Sweatshirt – MY favorite.  It doesn’t get any cozier or comfier… and it’s a sweatshirt… enough said!

Cashmere Sequin Cardigan – Chic enough for day or night.  Pair with just about any of your Fall favorites like corduroys, flared jeans a LBD or with trousers for an elegant touch.

Cashmere Cape – One of Fall’s hottest trends!  Easy to wear and I love the details in the split neck and deep rib trims. The beauty in a cape is that it does all the work for your outfit so keep it simple and let it take command of anything you pair it with.  Tip: go monochromatic underneath for a completely effortless look.

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Shopping Strategies for the Perfect Closet

September 27, 2011 by  
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Shopping Strategies for the Perfect Closet

Make 2011 the year you stop choosing quantity over quality and buying slightly different versions of the same outfit. Just follow these five strategies for getting the most chic from your shopping dollar, and you’ll never again have to lament, “My closet is stuffed, but I have nothing to wear!”

Strategy No. 1: Shop Your Closet
Taking inventory of your wardrobe will help you figure out what you actually need to add to your collection, says Los Angeles fashion stylist Mar Yvette, host of the “Citysearch Weekend Roundup” segment on the television show “Good Day LA.” Spend a few hours trying on those items you haven’t worn in a while. See how they look and how they make you feel, and figure out whether or not they coordinate with anything else in your closet. Be open to new combinations. The argyle cardigan you bought a decade ago in a preppy fervor may be just the thing to belt and wear over a sheath dress today. “Shopping for clothes without truly knowing what’s already in your closet is like going grocery shopping on an empty stomach,” says Yvette. “You end up spending a whole lot of money on things you don’t need.”

Strategy No. 2: Streamline and Spread the Wealth
This will go against every shopping urge you have, says Yvette, but less is more. The goal is to build a wardrobe that lasts. You’ll save money in the long run if you buy fewer, better-quality (and therefore, more expensive) pieces rather than lots of cheaper items that are likely to fray or go out of style. Sure, you can get your trend fix with H&M’s disposable designer collections, but the bulk of your closet should be filled with quality pieces made from fabrics like cashmere, linen and wool that transcend time. Follow up on strategy No. 1 by pulling out any items you haven’t worn in a year. If they no longer fit and are beyond tailoring, wish them well and donate them to a charity organization.

Strategy No. 3: Build From the Basics
Whether your style is cutting-edge, classic or casual, these essentials are the building blocks of a functional wardrobe:

  • Black pants: They’re the most basic of the basics
  • Dark denim: Opt for a trouser cut
  • White button-down shirt: Designer Carolina Herrera lives in these
  • Sheath dress: It’s simultaneously sexy, classy and sassy
  • Cardigan: Throw over the sheath dress or pair with jeans or black pants
  • Two-piece suit: Mix and match the jacket and the skirt with all of the above

Strategy No. 4: Choose Double-duty Items
Carilyn Vaile, who designs easy-to-wear items for women on the go, recommends buying items that multitask. Questions to ask as you carefully vet pieces on the store rack: Can the tunic be worn as a minidress? Can the long waterfall jacket be belted and worn as a dress with tights and boots? “If an item can easily transform into other outfits, it keeps my interest,” says Vaile. “Not only will it stay in my wardrobe longer, it will be worn more often.”

Strategy No. 5: Shop the Sales With Caution
No doubt, some of the articles of clothing cluttering your closet still have sales tags hanging from them because you couldn’t pass up a bargain. But it’s not a bargain if you only bought that dress, sweater or pair of (slightly tight) boots because of the 90 percent markdown and never wear it. Before you purchase an item on sale, ask yourself: Would I still want this piece — in this color, size and style — if it weren’t marked down? If the answer is no,pass it up.

Photo Credit: @iStockphoto.com/Maica

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By Karen Brailsford for The Style Glossy

Karen Brailsford is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. She writes about style for People, In Touch Weekly and MyStyle.com



Fall Into Maxi’s

August 19, 2011 by  
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Transition this Summer’s hottest trend – the maxi dress – into your Fall wardrobe with these easy tricks of the trade:  Throw on a blazer; put on your favorite boots; pick bold patterns! I personally love to throw on a pullover sweater to give the outfit a quirky vibe.  Another great touch to get more mileage out of your maxi dress this Fall (or any seasonal outfit) is to accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!   Change up the bag; add a scarf or a belt; I also like to simply wear seasonal colors to match.

Necklace – $186 at Charmandchain.com

Dress – $110 at Modcloth.com

Michael Kors Cardigan – $99.50 at Michaelkors.com

Satchel – $85 at Yesstyle.com

Betsey Johnson Booties – $129.99 at Heels.com

Ruffle Scarf – $10.50 at Wetseal.com

Frugal Friday: 5 Fabulous Cardigan’s Under $50!

October 1, 2010 by  
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Waterfall Cardigan @ Nordstrom

Cardigan’s: a must-have in every girls closet.  It’s the perfect transitional piece and can be dressed up or down with everything from shorts, jeans, skirts to dresses.  Check out some of my favorites below!

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