Feb 24, 2017

The Great Hoisery Debate

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
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Image Courtesy of Pinterest/ Source Unknown

There seems to be a MAJOR discussion as of late concerning (wait for it) hosiery, stockings-whatever name you wish to refer to the aforementioned.  Not only is the topic of wearing nude hosiery a touchy subject on the web between Uber Stylist Rachel Zoe (being in favor of wearing nude hosiery siting Duchess of Cambridge aka Kate Middleton as: “A fashion icon that can do no wrong.” and who P.S.  is the entire reason this subject is being debated in the first place due to Kate’s penchant for donning nude hosiery “often” (and by often we mean ALL THE TIME).

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On the other side of the debate is Project Runway’s Tim Gun. When InStyle.com inquired his stance on the topic of wearing nude hosiery he replied: “I think there are few things that look as anachronistic as a sheer stocking“.  ( Soooooo-clearly not a fan) . Bearing in mind that these are two very high profile style savants in the  fashion industry one is compelled to get a third point of view from the general public-or in this case my girlfriends at the gym.

This very group of workout buddies are what the rest of the country would consider to be in very good shape-not for nothing we DO reside in  LA  and it  kind of comes with the territory-instead of the daily bagel and smear you have the daily workout .  As we ventured into a deep discussion about this topic we all seemed to gravitate toward wearing hosiery unless one is opting for a long sundress, below the knee skirt or were blessed with legs rivaling Cindy Crawford’s. Now to be fair we are all over 40 and even though we are all what would be considered FIT there is a certain age that your skin tone and legs just look a whole lot better with a little coverage and by coverage we mean stockings. Sheer stockings not only  give you a smoother silhouette but it gives your skin tone a uniform boost not to mention it can really have less wear and tear on your shoes insoles. One major addendum to this stocking solution would be when the hot Summer temps soar and there is no way you are going to wear anything on your legs except some self tanner. In this situation I beg you- for the love of your backside please have a hemline that covers whatever irregularities that may show up. Translation-watch the hem length and make sure you check the rear view mirror before venturing out.

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Feb 22, 2017

Trending at Topshop

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Topshop (the British multi national retailer) that is pretty on trend ohhhhh about 100% of the time has a major grip on all things fashion worthy. Not one to sit on their laurels about giving the consumer the latest and greatest a recent post via Facebook featured three style savvy  shoe solutions for Spring 2017. Consider yourself officially “in the know.” Thank you Topshop.

All images Courtesy of Topshop

Reena Embroidered Tie Sandals

Reena Embroidered Tie Sandals

Feather Heels

Feather Heels

Topshop Mimosa Metallic Ankle Boots

Mirmosa Metallic Ankle Boots

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Feb 12, 2017

It’s a Crewel World

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
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Image Courtesy of Vogue.com

crewel handbag

Image Courtesy of Gucci.com

Have you noticed how many fashion forward items are embellished with embroidery lately? It’s everywhere and on everything from dresses to jeans, shoes and handbags. This isn’t your Grandmother’s crewel work  but instead a more refined elegant look in a multitude of vibrant colors. Maybe it’s a “crewel” world after all.

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Image Courtesy of Livingly.com

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Image Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

 

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Feb 9, 2017

Style Solution #1

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

The number on key to looking your best in anything is Fit! It’s all about how well your clothing enhances your shape and nobody but nobody is a perfect size..so when in doubt source a respectable, affordable, skilled tailor and whah lah-your style solution is solved pronto.

coco

Image Courtesy of Elle.com

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Feb 6, 2017

“Check” this out

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
Image Courtesy of Balmain

Image Courtesy of Balmain

Today’s Style Tip: For major impact when mixing checks of different sizes keep it cohesive and blend different size patterns in the same color palette. Not only will you have a major style statement but since you are working in a monochromatic manner you will appear taller and thinner. Basically a win-win. To look extra svelte: keep in mind that large scale checks make that area appear the same-larger and small check prints make area appear smaller. Note the small check at the wait in a lighter color drawing attention to a widdled middle.

Image Courtesy of Luxury Fashion Journal via Facebook Page

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Jan 27, 2017

Gowns Galore Pop up Sale!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Sooo this happened. It seems that dress shops all around Washington D.C. are a flutter with an over assortment of gowns post Inauguration. One shop highlighted named Signature Dresses( infamous for the best of the best in evening wear in D.C.) thought there would be a massive demand by those attending the Inaugural Ball(s) and went all out to stock up BUT to their dismay over half of the 300 gowns are still “hanging” around.  That being said if you happen to be anywhere near Georgetown and in need of one or two or perhaps 150 fabulous evening gowns pop into Signature Dresses and save 30%.

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Image courtesy of Signature Dresses

 

For complete details click on link attached to image.

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Jan 24, 2017

I “Heart” Kate Spade

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Kate Spade has a way of making the cutest bags and accessories. Case in point are these adorable wallets and coin purses- on the site at this very minute and  just in time for Valentine’s Day. Can we just say it…..L.O.V.I.N.G!!!!

Be Mine Coin Purse $88.00

Be Mine Coin Purse $88.00

be mine lacey wallet $178

be mine lacey wallet $178

Be mine Rose Market Hallie  $198.00

Be mine Rose Market Hallie
$198.00

All images courtesy of Kate Spade.com

* (click on image to be directed to item)

 

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Jan 19, 2017

Style Obsession

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
megan with prints

Megan sitting in front of some her fabulous fashion Illustrations.

My latest style obsession is Megan Hess. If you’ve never heard of her or her fabulous designs you’ve probably witnessed her wonderful work in numerous fashion illustrations from your favorite luxury retailers. The woman has style with a capital S. Megan also has a product line of ultra fabulous items (although a bit pricey) but fabulously fashionable and clearly collector worthy. Here’s a peak into Megan’s World.  For the complete 411 you can log onto: http://www.meganhess.com/

megan bloomies

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All images courtesy of Megan Hess.com

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Megan’s product lines includes: vases, plates, pillows and more. Beautiful Vase by Megan Hess…

megan plates 350

Click on product images for complete pricing info and details.

megan hess plates

megan hess pillows

Product pricing available at meganhess.com

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Jan 17, 2017

Trend Report: Ravishing Ruffles

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Have you noticed that there seem to be a lot of ruffles happening in and on sweaters as of late?  I love a great ruffle-it’s feminine and can add a soft detail to any outfit but when looking to embrace this latest trend keep in mind the size and placement of ruffles to make it work for your particular figure type. Here are a few style solutions to aid in making this latest trend perfect for your figure.

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Image: Courtesy of Darkerhorseblogspot

Voluminous sleeves look best on petite figures. The multiple rows add  extra sleeve width will make you appear larger on top.

ruffled sweater copper

Image courtesy of LOIEL.com

The bell sleeve detail starting below the elbow is a great option for all figure types. It elongates your arm and adds a pop of style at your wrist.

ruffled sleeve cover

Image courtesy of Vogue.com Rachel Comey Fall 2016

For those not wanting to accentuate their arms but still want a bit of ruffle detail opt out for this uber slim ruffle option.

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Jan 15, 2017

Coat Sales Galore

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
Faux Leopard via Nordstrom *Sale Price $219.00

Faux Leopard via Nordstrom
*Sale Price $219.00

It’s the perfect time of year to refresh your wardrobe with one (or two) fabulous Winter Coats. Every site has major sales and you can save a bundle. Here are a few options to get you inspired.(all coats  below priced under $200.00/click on picture to be directed to site)

Guess Double Breasted Boucle from Nordstrom

Guess Double Breasted Boucle from Nordstrom

YL1Dress on Etsy

YL1Dress on Etsy

coat faux shearling

Three Quarter Coat via Zara

Three Quarter Coat via Zara

 

 

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