Apr 18, 2019

“Checking in”-Black & White

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
Gingham Trench Coat $199.99 available at Talbots

I don’t know if you’ve noticed BUT there seems to be allot of black and white check, floating around in fashion this Spring. More times than not it’s simply styled but still makes a statement because let’s face it …when it comes to simple style… black and white always delivers. “Check out” these pretty pieces by clicking on the image(s) for the full 411.

Jonathan Simkhai Top $345 available at Shopbop
Jonathan Simkhai Dress $695.00 available at Shopbop
Gingham Blazer available at Zara
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Apr 8, 2019

Red Alert

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

If you need to put a little “pep in your step” might I suggest selecting a red suit to add to your wardrobe. Here’s a little fun fact:Studies show that red is a universally flattering color. Translation-red looks good on everyone! . Red is such a vibrant color and will absolutely brighten your outlook and your appearance.

Opt for a red suit that flatters your body and fits you to a T. Speaking of T-check out the images enclosed and note how a plain simple solid t shirt/or cami can be the perfect finishing touch paired with some pretty spectacular heels. Done and done.

If you’re looking for some affordable and stylish red suiting options here are two that would look so good on you. Options are under $100.00

Misguided Military Blazer at ASOS $67.00
Suiting Available at H & M
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Apr 3, 2019

Checking IN

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Checks, Plaids and pastels…whatever you want to make of today’s offerings, all I can say is this…they’re all PRETTY and that is with a capital P. If you need a bit of pretty in your life “check out” the following items by simply clicking onto the image and going directly to the “source.” As always…thank you so much for Checking IN! Have a great day.

Capulet Danna Gingham Belted Trench via Urban Outfitters $249.00
Classic Casual Plaid Shirt via Talbots $69.50 Sale: $41.99
MDS Stripes Everywhere top Courtesy of Revolve.com ($395/Sale $219.00)

Additional options for sporting pretty checkered pastels

Pamela Munson “Made About Plaid Bag” Shopbop.com $145.00
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Apr 1, 2019

Divine Details

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Just a little style inspiration to get your week off to a stylish start.

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Mar 27, 2019

Suiting UP

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
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Suits for women have come a long way from the very basic (and maybe a little boring) navy or black, single breasted, 2 button down jacket with matching A- line skirt and a pair of pants. . Thank goodness! Suits for Spring 2019 seem to have a bit more edge and style and are much more flattering.

If you happen to be looking for a few quick and easy tips to UP your “Spring Suit Style” here are a few that should do the trick:

  • First and foremost FIT is key! Your suit should fit you to perfection. You can take a moderately priced suit and have it appear to be Couture with the right tailor.
  • If you’re opting for a color PINK IS BIG this season. Very Big. I’m featuring a soft pink from Veronica Beard in today’s blog but you can find suits in a wide array of colors and styles.
Image Courtesy of Talking Shop with Victoria Latu
  • Heels. Yes, I said it heels. Please “elevate” your style and add a heel instead of flats. You don’t have to teeter on 5 inch stilettos but please promise me you’ll at least try. Heels give you a polished put together look and you’ll appear taller and thinner. (Your basic win-win)!
  • Accessories are the perfect finishing touch. Add a great handbag in addition to opting in and adding earrings/ a sleek statement necklace/ bracelet or ring. You don’t have to do all 4 jewelry options-but add one great piece and it will pull your whole look together and amp up your style another notch or 3!
Zoie Pinstrip by Safiyaa (Image courtesy of Modaoperandi.com
Veronica Beard Fogg Dickey Jacket Image Courtesy of Shopbop.com

Dior Bella Black Cut Out Suit
Express Suit Image Courtesy of Viva Luxury.com
Image Courtesy of Victoria Latu Talking Shop
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Mar 21, 2019

“Slide” into Spring

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Are you ready to “slide” into Spring? I thought so!

In my quest to search out the most glamour worthy items on the web, I came across this amazing site that has so much sparkle that I may possibly be on BLING overload.

Like all things that you discover purely by chance, I was beyond delighted to find Mystic.com. Originally started in 1999 by Yamin Levy and his wife Dorien, who began their company by designing and offering three styles of beautifully handcrafted and embellished sandals inspired by the MYSTICAL island of Bali.. As luck (and hard work) would have it, the 3 styles sold out immediately and here we are 20 years later with the company still growing and now offering over 200 styles. All items are handmade and made to order by this talented family of artisans in Bali. Price points range from $80-$250.00, and customer reviews are “glowing…”

Sooo if you’re looking for a little (or a lot) of sparkle to help you “slide into Spring” check out Mystic.com and join me in a little Bling overload. Which P.S. is never a bad thing!

Mystic Alaska Mule $250.00
Mystic Oakley Mule $230.00
Mystic Knoxville Mule $250.00
Mystic Columbia Mule $250.00

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Mar 17, 2019

The Shirt Dress Returns

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
Brandon Maxwell Spring 2019 Collection Vogue.com

The shirt dress is back in a BIG way for Spring 2019. My question is-did it ever leave?

The shirt dress was a woman’s everyday uniform back in the 1950’s. Women needed an outfit that was easy to move around in and maintain a sense of style.-The original design was fitted on top with a very full skirt cinched with a belt at the waist. I remember my Mother wearing a shirt dress in a pretty color everyday growing up. It was always crisp,clean and cinched her waist with a thin matching belt and had a slightly gathered full skirt that hit just above her knees. My Mother did all her daily chores wearing a shirt dress and now that I think of it, she never looked anything but perfectly pulled together. How did she do that?!

1950’s Shirt dress Via Etsy Simplicity Pattern Company

Today’s shirt dress has so many variations to choose from but the one constant is that no matter what shape, color or print the overall design is flattering and feminine. The shirt dress is back ! ( And most likely..here to stay).

Kollette Edition $132.00
Image Courtesy of Unique Vintage $118.00

Versace Stamp Print Shirtdress (Nordstrom $1,064.98)
Dress by Modmiss $79.00/Sale $27.61
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Mar 12, 2019

Sachin & Babi Spring 2019

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

It’s almost the middle of March and I think we can all agree that Spring cannot come fast enough. It’s been a long Winter and if you’re anything like me-you cannot wait to start wearing some major color and embracing Spring fashion.

One of my favorite collections for Spring 2019 is by Sachin & Babi. The designs are classic yet stylish and uber colorful. Enjoy!

Sachin & Babi Spring 2019 (All images courtesy Vogue.com
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Mar 8, 2019

In the Trench(s)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

While many parts of the country are still covered in snow and dealing with freezing temps,here in LA we have been deluged with rain for weeks. Thank goodness I planned ahead (way ahead) and happen to have a bevy of trench coats at the ready. (Translation-I have a major coat addiction and own quite a selection(8 and counting) to choose from hanging in my closet. A girl has got to have options. Right?!

The trench coat is a closet staple. It never goes out of style and if you purchase one in a flattering fit and color you will wear it forever. Promise!

If your looking to add a trench coat to your wardrobe- THINK: Basic… COLOR: tan or black STYLE: single or double breasted and preferably belted. Fit is key. Take your time and search until you find the the perfect style for your shape and lifestyle. The basic trench is an absolute investment piece. Remember the mantra-Buy Well…. Buy Once.

Piped Trench $270 (Anthropologie.com)
Mackage Iva Neotrench Jacket $450.00 (Revolve.com)
Burberry Sisel Trench $790.00 (Bloomingdale’s.com)

If you already own a basic trench why not consider branching out with a different color,fabrication or style….

A.W.A.K.E. Deconstructed Trench $1,155.00 (Shopbop.com)

Leopard Print Mac $130.00 (Topshop.com)
Belted Trench Coat $130.00 Topshop.com

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Mar 6, 2019

Collars UP!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

I’ve been giving allot of thought to the neck lately (more specifically hiding the neck-as the skin is so delicate in this area and seems to show signs of aging sooner than other parts of the body).

Hence all the high collar details found in today’s post. If you’re looking to detract a little attention from your neck and don’t want to be wrapping scarves around this area on a daily basis why not consider taking your collar UP a notch or two. White collars aren’t a crime and they have a way of turning back time when raised up!

Image Courtesy of Elle.com (Chanel)
Ralph Lauren image courtesy of Pridcilla Mae et al
Image Courtesy of Instagram Yvonne Victoria
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