Oct 14, 2019

Embrace the Cape

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Its THAT time of year again,when the outdoor temps start to dip but you’re just not quite ready to commit to wearing a full on winter coat. Enter..the Cape. The comfy and oh so style worthy cape is a mainstay in fashion and each and every season you have a plethora of styles to choose from at various price points.

I often get asked by clients how to style a cape and to that I say- there are options galore but when it comes to a cape “less is more” because quite frankly the cape is a statement piece, all on it’s own.

Here are a few suggestions to keep your cape style worthy and add a perfect pop to your outfit:

  1. If you’re opting for a plaid cape or one with a pattern ,keep the rest of your outfit in solid shades that compliment. The Cape will cover enough of your frame that you don’t want to detract from the fashion statement you’re making.
  2. If your cape is in a solid hue consider adding some amazing accessories to amp up the style and accentuate the cape. You can add an amazing brooch,stylish booties and one item with some sort of pattern i.e. blouse, pants, or even footwear. But keep the pattern play at one item  so you won’t  detract from the style statement of your cape.

Double Breasted Cape @ Chicwish.com

If you’re looking to add a cape to your rotation but  want something super affordable…here are some options all under (wait for it $25.00) .

Shawl Collar Longline Cape $SALE$20.00) @ Shein.com

Two TOne Front Cape SALE $15.00 @ Shein.com

Double Button Plaid Cape SALE $20.00 @ Shein.com

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Oct 9, 2019

Trending..The Snakeskin Motif Boot(ie)

Posted By: Terri

Trend Alert.. Attention must be paid to the Snake “effect” boot and booties.

Have you noticed that there seem to be allot of snake “effect”boots  and booties pounding the pavement this Fall? After a bit of “style sleuthing” I deciphered that this new description of snake “effect” is just another term for “faux.”  Although, I’m not a fan of snakes..when it comes to animals and the environment…FAUX is the only way to go .

You can find a bevy of style options- in terms of  boot height, heel width and snake “effect” print,available in a wide range of price points.

The snake effect boot hue can be paired with everything  from jeans to pants to skirts and dresses. It’s a great neutral to add to your wardrobe.

Here are a number of stylish and affordable options-just click on image to go directly to site(s):

Marc Fisher Retire Bootie @ Macy’s $129.00

Cute Snakeskin Print Booties @ Lulu’s.com $39.00

 

Vegan Going West Boot @ Free People.com $88.00

Stradivarius Heeled Ankle Boot @ASOS $32.00

Image Courtesy of WhoWhatWearblog

 

Snake effect high leg boots from Mango $99.99

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Oct 2, 2019

Long Story-The Fabulous Fall Duster

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

If you’re  shopping for an item that will have you appear slimmer  for Fall and at the same time keep you warm as the temps start to dip- I have just the solution!

The long duster/aka cardigan/aka sweater .

This wardrobe item is a perfect pairing for just about everything  in your closet. You can wear it over jeans, pants, skirts, dresses….etc. etc. (I think you get the picture -this little number is versatile with a capital V).  If you’re looking to invest or perhaps just add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your fall rotation, I’ve sourced a number of options at various price points for you.Enjoy!

The duster coat/sweater is the most slimming silhouette for Fall.

 

Blake Long Duster @ PineCashmere.com $495.00

 

Lauren Manoogian Knitted Coat Net a Porter.com $1,200.00

UGG Phoebe Wrap Cardigan @ Nordstrom.com $118.00

 

Black Cardigan @ Lulu’s.com $44.00

 

Women’s Telluride Topper $128.00 @ Soft Surroundings.com

 

Awadolls Oversized Cardigan $56.99 on SALE $47.99

You can take this look and dress it UP!

(Add heels, dressy booties or thigh high boots)  orrrr….

Dress it down with casual sneakers or sporty flats.  

 

Chelsea Cashmere Long Cardigan $745.00 at Pine Cashmere.com

 

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Sep 30, 2019

Puuurfect Kitten Heels for Fall.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

It’s a new work week and the start of a new season soooo what better time to break out some kitten heels that are not only stylish but comfortable.Here are 3 options that I think might just do the trick. They’re purrrfect for Fall!

Click on image to go directly to site for ordering.

Rachel Comey Chen Bootie $695.00 (Shopbop.com)

Iona Kitten Heel $164.25 (Orig: $219.00)@ Talbot’s.com

Iona Kitten Heel $SALE $149.25 (orig: $199.00) (Talbot’s.com)

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Sep 27, 2019

The Paperbag Pant..DISCUSS

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Leather Cropped Pant by Marissa Webb $795.00 Intermix.com

Are you familiar with the  new Paper bag pant for Fall 2019?

It’s a new pant trend with a silhouette that cinches at the waist and is often combined with pleating and or gathers below the belt.  The belt can vary in  terms of width, length and of course buckle treatment.The construction of this pant allows for comfort  while at the same time makes your waist appear SMALLER!  Your basic win-win.

As with all things in fashion there should be a few rules to be mindful of when one decides to give this pant a spin:

  1. When opting for pleats or gathers on any pant, choose one where the pant still looks sleek and tailored. You don’t want too many gathers or pleats – which tend to give the appearance of having a  belly pooch.
  2. Paper bag pants come in any number of fabrications and lengths. Choose one that is right for you.  For example:  If you’re petite -opt for a more slimming style that hugs your frame.
  3. 7 for all Mankind Paper bag Pant @ Saks Fifth Avenue On sale $119.40 (Originally: $199.00)

3.If you’re tall and thin -feel free to opt for a baggy paper bag pant however, always and I do mean ALWAYS keep your outfit proportional. If what your wearing on the bottom is baggy keep your top detail close to the body to achieve a silhouette that looks pulled together.

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Sep 25, 2019

Terrific Tortoise Shell

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The Tortoise shell print is defiantly gaining speed this fall, especially when it comes to accessories. Tortoise shell is the perfect palette for fall soooo probably no surprise that we’ll be seeing allot of this print in a plethora of styles and shapes.

Here are a few of my favorite finds below and to sweeten the deal the first two items pictured are from Shopbop and currently on sale for an extra 20% off using the code STOCKUP19. Sale starts today September 25, 2019 to September 27, 2019. See complete details on their site. Enjoy

Cult Gaia Dixie Bag $248.00 @ Shopbop.com USE CODE STOCKUP19 for 20% off
Limited Sale offer good from 9/25/2019 to 9/27/2019 ONLY
Krieger Earring By Elizabeth Cole@ Shopbop.com $153.00
Tortoise Shell Necklace @ ebay,com $22.89

Truth be told I think this may be my absolute favorite find in tortoise shell to date…a simply fabulous tortoise shell square bag…courtesy of Tuckernut,com

Tortoise Top Handle Bag $128.00 at Tuckernut.com
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Sep 9, 2019

Flat out Fabulous

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Hello Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are greeting your new week with gusto.

If however you find yourself feeling a little flat, because let’s face it… it’s MONDAY, I may have the perfect “pick me up” to help you get going.

Image courtesy of J. Crew

Truth be told, my antidote is not Earth shattering but merely a stylish solution to perk up your day. Ready? Here it is. How about putting on a perfectly stylish and BONUS comfortable pair of flats. It’s a “Put your Pumps Away” kinda day and wearing a comfy pair of flats brings a bit of happy and allows you to pick up the pace and still stay in a comfort zone of style.

Affordable Flats & Loafers

Franco Sarto Susie Loafer @ DSW $69.99
Sam EdelmanLloraine Loafers $140.00
ONSALE:$84.00 SHOPBOP.COM
J Crew Navy leather D’Orsay flat $168.00 (40% off with code SHOPMORE)

Affordable early Fall Options below:

Flower Embroidery Point Toe Flat Mules $52.00
@ cuteshopp.com
Jeffrey Campbell Olden Flats @Anthropologie
$118.00 On sale $39.95
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Sep 5, 2019

Thursday-Trend Report

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Fall 2019 is almost upon us and I’m here to give you fair warning that you’re going to be seeing allot and I do mean allot of Python Prints.This snake print has taken over for Fall and it is everywhere, dresses, coats, bags, skirts pants…you get the drift.

Like most every year since I can remember, the fashion forecasters deem that animal print will be BIG for the fall season ahead. Hellllllo. Animal print never goes out of style-I mean…EVER. It’s like saying that basic black is back. I ask you: When did it ever leave?

Animal print is back and it is here to stay. This season the python seems to be the “print of preference” when it comes to all the fashion ads I’ve been viewing. .

When it comes to wearing animal print, I have a few “suggestions” to bear in mind so you can look chic and sleek and still on trend:

  1. Rule#One: Only wear one animal print at a time. Please remember that any type of animal print is an accent and the only place there should be more than one animal print together is at the Zoo.
  2. Speaking of any animal prints including python-Faux is the only way to go. Please spare our beautiful wildlife (yes, even slithery snakes) no one will know the difference.
  3. Keep the rest of your outfit simple and streamlined (translation-go for solids and keep all other accessories simple)-it will give you an elevated and elegant look when adding that pop of animal print.
  4. Below are a few of my favorite items for Fall 2019..especially love the Marc Fisher boots at Macy’s- affordable and comfy!
Alice & Olivia Pre Fall 2019
Boston Proper Python Print Cross Body $79.50
Marc Fisher Retire Booties @ Macy’s $129.00 LOVING!
Image Courtesy of Zoe Report
The Attico@ Matchesfashion.com (Python-print Belted Leather Coat)
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Aug 31, 2019

Summer’s Last Hurrah

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips
I picked up these little beauties on the sale rack
Marc Fisher Camela Slingback

Orig: $150.00/Marked down $98.00 Final Sale $17.95) Macy’s.

I cannot believe that we’re already celebrating Labor Day! Seriously??? Where did the Summer go?

Bearing in mind we are at the end of another season, I thought now might be the perfect time to review our Summer wardrobe before we pack it away and take note of any items we might be needing to replace or replenish for next Summer.

Items of note to review in your closet before the last hurrah of Summer sale shopping ceases might include:

  • Figure flattering Summer Dress (A simple white dress is always a good choice)
  • Floral Skirt
  • Shorts
  • Great fitting white pants
  • Swimsuit// Chlorine and salt water create havoc on a swimsuits.
  • Beach cover up
  • Summer handbag
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers
Likely Terry Dress @ Shopbop ($198.00 Sale price $99.00)

Labor Day Sales are the perfect time to review and replenish your Summer wardrobe for next year… Note to self when shopping at any time of year… only purchase item in the size you are now..not the size you hope to be.

*Here’s the short list” of Labor Day Sales & codes for deep discounts.

J.CREW:
40% off full-priced styles with code SUNSET
J.CREW FACTORY:
Extra 60% off clearance with code FALLFUN
L.L.Bean
20% off your order with code GREAT20
ONEKINGSLANE:
20% off sitewide, no code needed
ANN TAYLOR:
40% off your purchase with code LASTHURRAH + 50% off all sale items
LOFT:
50% off summer styles + 40% off everything else w/code LONGWEEKEND
MARK & GRAHAM
30% off sale styles + free shipping on everything using code LABORDAY
GAP:
40% off everything with code DAYOFF
BANANA REPUBLIC:
40% off purchase, no code needed
SERENA & LILY
Up to 30% off dining
My picks: this / this / this

WIlliams Sonoma Instapot Duo60 (60% off) $200.00 now $79.95

WILLIAMS-SONOMA:
Buy more, save more, up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE
My picks: this / this / this

WEST ELM:
Buy more, save more, up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE
WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME:
Buy more, save more, up to 30% off with code SAVENOW
POTTERYBARN:
Buy more, save more, up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE
MADEWELL:
20% off summer must-haves with code SEEYA
CRATE & BARREL:
All upholstery 15-20% off
ANTHROPOLOGIE:
20% off home + 50% off sale items
HORCHOW:
25% off sitewide, no code needed

On my way out the door couldn’t pass up these ….
Surprisingly comfortable
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Aug 26, 2019

Summer Whites

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Time is ticking away to wear these feminine and fabulous white tops.Below were a few of my favorites from the Spring Summer 2019 season.

Orseund Iris New York Victorian Cotton Top $445.00
Self Portrait
Jonathan Simkhai Spring Summer 2019

A few verrry affordable options still available for purchase below…

Floryday Blouse $60.00 Sale price $39.99
Floryday Stank Up Collar Blouse $81.00 on Sale $44.99
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