Dec 9, 2019

Holiday Quick List- A “Basic” LBD

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The Little Black dress.

Holiday options from sexy to conservative that will help you celebrate the holidays in style.

Christine Dress @ The Reformation.com $218.00

The number ONE item that every woman should have in her closet is a little black dress also known as  the LBD. When you’re shopping for a  BASIC black dress, it’s best to choose one with simple and clean lines. In going for a more basic silhouette you will gain oodles of wardrobe options by simply switching up the accessories and choice of shoes.

The LBD(s) below range from sexy to conservative. Each and every selection will offer you a beautiful bevy of wardrobe possibilities. Enjoy!

Manning Cartell Australia Knit Dress @ Shopbop.com $366.00

LIKELY Mora Dress @ Shopbop.com $298.00)

Alice &Olivia -Coley Dress @Shopbop.com ($440.00 SALE $308.00)

Black Halo Marissa Sheath Dress @ Shopbop.com $345.00

Alex Perry Aislinn Dress @modaoperandi.com $1,000.00 SALE $675.00)

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Dec 8, 2019

Holiday Quick List..The Festive Skirt

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Category: Fashion

Tulle Skirt @ Etsy.com $127.00

Holiday Quick List #3 is the FESTIVE skirt. It is always good to have a “skirt on standby” during the holidays because it’s a great wardrobe staple and far more forgiving if you’re having trouble fitting into your pants and or jeans “comfortably” due to a bit of holiday overindulging.

If you’re looking to extend your skirt wardrobe to the absolute max..then by all means go Back to Basic Black. You can take an everyday pencil skirt and give it holiday appeal by adding  accessories and  a beautiful blouse or sweater. Case in point is this lovely pencil skirt with an off the shoulder blouse and statement necklace. FABU!

Back to Black  

You can also consider a beautiful black skirt in a holiday fabrication of velvet or satin and switch up the skirt length for a bevy of possibilities.

Skirt @ Storenvy $168.00

Ezpopsy Black Velvet Mermaid Skirt $68.41

 

There are oodles of options when it comes to the look of a holiday skirt and the major tidbit of style advice I can offer is to choose something that you can mix and match with a multitude of items ….(translation -don’t pick something to fussy or ornate). Think simple lines but festive fabrications. This is an item I hope you will be able to use for years to come so keep it simple but sensational.

Here are a few fashionable and fabulous selections to consider.

SPARKLE & SHINE

Newchic.com Metallic Skirt ($79.61 SALE $49.61)

Etsy Shop Hidden Room (Available in Size and color of your choice) $60.00 5 star rating!

Tulle

Tulle Skirt @ Morning Lavender.com$66.99

Chicwish Midi $52.00)

Red Plaid Maxi (similar at Etsy Shop $77.00 Bestseller status.

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Dec 7, 2019

The Black Pant ….Holiday Style

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Category: Fashion Wardrobe basics

Day 2 of The Holiday Quick List (Your complete guide to wardrobe staples)  (tah dah dah dah..)The Tuxedo Pant..

Before you start yawning and dismiss the tuxedo pant, might I just say that this little baby can make you appear taller, slimmer and chic as can be when  it fits to perfection and worn with a bit of a heel. The tuxedo pant is instantly versatile and can be dressed up or down.

Dress it up with a feminine tuxedo jacket or a great fitting blazer. Dress it down with a simple sweater,blouse or camisole.

I’ve selected three great pairs today all around the $100.00 price point.

If you just can’t embrace the tuxedo pant and want something a bit more high fashion, scroll down  and see my suggestion that should quell your couture craving.

Black Ultra Slim Fit Tuxedo Pant @Little black tux ($99.00)

Tuxedo Pleat Tapered Pant @White House Black Market ($99.00)

 

Marlowe Tuxedo Pant from The Dessy Group $125.00)

For the woman looking for a dressy tapered “tuxedo inspired” look with a bit of high fashion you might want to consider the pant from Retrofete available at Shopbop.

Retrofit Tally Pant @ Shopbop $385.00

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Dec 5, 2019

Holiday Quick List… The Tuxedo Jacket

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Category: Fashion Fashion tips Uncategorized

The Tuxedo Jacket is a closet staple. It’s oh so chic, sleek and versatile. Trust me when I say that this is one wardrobe piece that you will wear for years to come.  You can dress it up or down and it can be  paired with a multitude of items depending on the occasion and your preference.

If you have a black tie event, than by all means go GLAM and wear the jacket with a slim fitting tuxedo pant. You can also pair your tuxedo jacket with a long or short skirt,  a pair of sleek leather pants or  even your basic jeans (preferably  in black) .

Tuxedo jackets are available at every price point and can be made to look even more expensive  by having it tailored to fit. Pay special attention  before you purchase to jacket details with special consideration on the lining of the jacket. A fully lined tuxedo jacket creates a more steam lined  silhouette and  isn’t that the whole point of wearing a tuxedo jacket -to look as sleek and chic as possible!

 

Dolce &; Gabbana Tuxedo Jacket @ Italist.com $1,821.00 Sale:$1375.75

Ralph Lauren Resort 2019 $1,990.00 Available at Ralph Lauren.com

Zara Tuxedo Jacket $89.90

DKNY Satin Trim Tuxedo Jacket Net-a-porter.com $245.00

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Dec 4, 2019

12 Days of Holiday Style-The Quick List

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Category: Fashion

“I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!”

The holidays are a busy and often stressful time because let’s face it…there’s just so much to get done. Most of us can multi-task like the best of them but oftentimes we put ourselves last and when that magic hour arrives and we need to get dressed for a holiday party the expression “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR” is often verbalized in a panic as we shift through out jam packed closet. Does any of this sound familiar?

As a Style Service Announcement, I thought it might be helpful to provide a QUICK LIST of Holiday Style. These wardrobe basics will  help you pull together  a holiday look in a matter of minutes and ensure that you  look fabulous for whatever holiday soiree you’re attending.

As an extra bonus, I’ll be featuring one item from the LIST per day with resources and examples to inspire you.

Welcome to the Quick List and 12 days of Holiday Style.

 

 

12 Days of Style-Your Holiday Quick List

  1. Tuxedo Jacket
  2. Black Pant  -Preferably slim fitting pant with a tapered hem.
  3. Festive holiday skirt
  4. Black Dress or Jumpsuit
  5. Holiday Dress
  6. Jeans (dark color)
  7. Sweater  (Solid color in beautiful Cashmere)
  8. Blouse  in a luxurious fabrication
  9.  Shoes with some sparkle Preferably with a heel.
  10. Small handbag  (SMALL not your everyday bag with a bit of bling or in a pretty fabrication)
  11. Faux Fur wrap/Shawl/Pashmina and/ or Holiday Outwear
  12. Jewelry..think BLING!..necklaces, earrings, bracelets but not all worn at once. stay tuned….

 

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Dec 4, 2019

Holiday Basics

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Nov 23, 2019

Pumpkin Hues for You…

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Category: Fashion

Are you contemplating wearing pumpkin for Thanksgiving?  I don’t mean actually wearing pumpkin BUT  putting on apparel within the pretty pumpkin palette?

Here are a few  outfits that I hope will give you some style suggestions and inspire you to wear this hue.

 

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Nov 19, 2019

Tuesday’s Tip…The Red Plaid Pump…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Tuesday’s tip is all about the red plaid pump andddd if I do say so myself … it’s the perfect item to have on hand for the holidays ahead. I know there are oodles of plaid pump options out there but I have sourced the offerings below to give you a range of heel heights and fabrications. I’m also mindful that the first pump  featured is basically  a Winter white pump with  a red stripe in the weave BUT it has a rhinestone detail and in my mind anything with SPARKLE  is a “must have” for the holidays.

Colette Pump (@J.Crew.com $268.00)

Erika Bow Mules (@ Talbot’s.com $139.00 SALE $97.30)

GX By Gwen Stefani Trio (@Lulu’s FINAL SALE $93.00) 5 Star rating

Jessica Simpson Pump ( @Dillards.com $89.00 SALE $53.40)

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Nov 18, 2019

Talbot’s on Trend…

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Category: Fashion

Luxe Suede Trench (color: Saddle) $899.00 Talbot’s.com

There I was this morning… with visions of a perfectly put together outfit for Thanksgiving  in my head,when all of a sudden there IT was. A beautiful  suede coat in the  most yummy pumpkin  hue. (It’s named “saddle” on the site but in  my minds eye-it looks like the color of Pumpkin Pie. But, I digress). As I click on the image, I’m directed to  the  apparel site – Talbot’s.  Yes, you heard me… Talbot’s.

I’ve always associated  the Talbot’s  brand with classic style that is well-made and available at very affordable prices. But, low and behold Talbot’s, has done some sprucing UP. As I perused the site I noticed a number  of beautiful and quite stylish (read into that elevated classics) in a number of vibrant hues and patterns offered at prices that are a bit more expensive than the mid-range price point that is characteristic of the site.

Click on the images provided and go directly to the Talbot’s site. I think you’ll see that  the Classic Styling of Talbot’s have had an upgrade…

 

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Nov 14, 2019

Sized Right!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Fact. Did you know that 89% of  all women are wearing the wrong size bra.  89%?! That’s frightening on so many levels .

Bra’s are the “foundation” of our wardrobe. A well fitted bra can lift you up-LITERALLY and give the appearance of a smoother and more streamlined shape.

The good news is…. that this is a very easy problem to fix.

Major department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s, have a bra specialist in store- trained to measure,fit  and recommend the best bra size for your shape.

In addition, there are a number of  specialty lingerie stores (as in LaPerla &, Soma Intimates) where sales consultants are usually highly trained and can offer personalized experience to insure the absolute best bra fit.

In my opinion..I feel it is highly advisable to spend the money and go to a specialty lingerie shop at the onset to ensure that your fit is perfected and then you can shop as time goes forward with the knowledge you attained from a specialist. The number one reason that celebrities always look flawless is due in large part to the proper undergarments,starting with wearing the right bra.

I hope this little post  lifts your spirits and your appearance.

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