May 20, 2019

Stylish White Shirting

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

Stylish… white shirting? YES, you’re reading that correctly. Most of the time style mavens (like you) think the classic white shirt is oh so boring.But, I want to take a moment and have you reconsider this style staple.

There are so many reasons to have at least three (YESSS-3-white shirts in your closet at all times:

  • The classic button down, long sleeve- preferably in a high grade cotton that is not prone to wrinkle. There are endless style options for the classic button down-dress it up or down and you’ll always look pulled together and chic.
Image Courtesy of Burberry $1090.00
A perfect pairing for Summer-White on White
Dress it up!
  • Your second white blouse would be constructed using a more luxury fabric (think: silk, silk charmeuse or a high grade polyester that looks like silk).

KJ Selections $23.96
  • Lastly, the third white blouse in your closet should lean toward dressy. This could be a feminine tuxedo shirt , or another style with some interesting detailing.
Bow Knot Ruffle Blouse by Speakshop $79.00 ON SALE $28.95
D2C Shop $49.90

With these three options in in your wardrobe- I promise (hand over heart and standing in my closet) that you will NEVER be without a perfect pairing to wear ever again.

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May 10, 2019

The Terrific Trench

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics
Audrey Hepburn in Sunset Blvd /Courtesy Getty Images

A stylish trench is a Classic wardrobe staple. It’s the layering piece every woman needs. The trench coat can elevate your look and can be worn…rain or shine.

Style Tips:

First and foremost invest in a trench that fits you to a T. The trench shape should fit your fame and flatter your figure. Pay special attention to the length. Think: not to long,not to short…. Just right!

A trench coat is best when lined. It allows the fabric to drape better over your body.

Details of your trench matter. Check button quality and buttonholes to insure stitching is secure. Also take note of even top stitching and secure belt loops. Lastly, the belt- does it slide through the belt loops with ease and is it long enough?

Buy well…. Buy Once! . The trench is a style staple that can be in your wardrobe rotation for years to come. Purchase the best quality trench that you can afford. If it’s going to hang in your closet for years to come it best be something that you love wearing with confidence and a “bit of happy.”

Christie Brinkley in a Stylish Trench Image Courtesy of DailyMail.com
Image Courtesy of Juliana Parisiblog
Trench Coats aren’t just for rainy day..stylish for Summer when the temps dip a bit.
Topshop Trench $170.00

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Sep 21, 2018

Back to Basic(s)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

Nothing and I do mean nothing is more basic than your classic white shirt. After you stop YAWNING at the mere mention of this closet staple might I just say that the white shirt has a multitude of style options (dress it up -pair with a skirt-pencil, long and short) and pants or dress down with jeans, it can  be a stylish and crisp alternative to amp up your style quotient.

The white shirt  is a blank canvas, allowing you to accessorize to the 10th power  and customize your look to attain  uber fabulousness. You can pair it with anything and everything. Put on a pair of amazing earrings, or  add a statement necklace, opt for a super stylish footwear (pump,boots,loafers) and WHAH LAH! You’ll be amazed at  how a simple white shirt can elevate your entire look to the next level.

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Apr 23, 2017

Club Monaco is Setting up Shop

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

If you happen to be looking for some updated basics when it comes to work attire you might want to check out the brand new Office Shop at Club Monaco.com. It has a beautiful assortment of suit jackets that do not I repeat DO NOT resemble the standard 2 button blazer. The styles are sleek and simply stated and you might just want to invest in a piece or two to update your work wear for Spring. Click on pic below to view the NEW Office Shop available now at Club Monaco.com.

club monaco sleeve

Image Courtesy of Club Monaco

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Mar 15, 2017

Fashion Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

black

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Oct 21, 2016

My Moto

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

jackets

Image courtesy via thevagueblog.com/pinterest

I’ve been a fan of the wardrobe staple leather motorcycle (abbreviation Moto) jacket for as long as I can remember. Among the absolute favorites in my closet is my beloved Vakko moto that I purchased more than 10 years ago and spent a small fortune on BUT the leather was “like butter” and all these years later it still stands the test of time. If I can advise you on purchasing one item that you can wear year after year with a plethora of fashion possibilities I urge you to buy a leather or faux leather moto jacket. You will thank me in the morning and for many morning to come.

My Vakko Moto.. Still.... "like butter"

My Vakko Moto..
Still…. “like butter”

leather-dressy-on-basic-black

Image via Pinterest/Source not given

Image courtesy of breakfast atyurmans.tumblr

Image courtesy of breakfast atyurmans.tumblr

Not a fan of “Basic Black” try a neutral tone…think taupe/grey/brown.

Image courtesy Pinterest/Shopstyle.com

Image courtesy Pinterest/Shopstyle.com

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Mar 17, 2014

In the Trenches with Banana Republic….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

Flared Trench $225.00

Spring officially starts in  4 days and as we all know Spring “usually” brings with it the chance of showers…( unless you live in California ,where we are smack dab in the middle of one of the worst draughts in history) but back to the Spring showers. With rain on the way you might find yourself in need of a fabulous trench coat and here is where I can help. There I was just popping into my nearest Banana Republic on Sunday and whah-lah I spotted the perfect little trench.

Can we say ADOORABLE! Trust me it is  soooo cute on! If you need a few more options from Banana Republic  might I suggest:

Leopard Print Short Trench $175.00

 

Gingham Trench $175.00

New Classic Trench $225.00

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Feb 25, 2014

Tuesday’s Tip….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Wardrobe basics

 Nothing makes your legs look longer and slimmer than ….

a perfectly pretty pointed toe pump.

Image courtesy of restyle.me

 

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Feb 24, 2014

One Perfect Pencil….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Wardrobe basics

Image courtesy of yourfindereskeepers blogspot

The pencil skirt is not only a wardrobe classic but a stylish staple that  looks good on EVERYONE! The only rule of thumb to make this wardrobe wonder WONDERFUL on you is to check the fit. Make sure it doesn’t pull, bunch, sag or bag and you’ll be in business. If your seeking to find the perfect pencil and it just doesn’t happen-consider purchasing one that fits you smoothly in the hip area and have it tailored to fit. For my complete wardrobe style rules on the Pencil Skirt click onto http://www.gotoglamourgirl.com/2009/07/22/pencil-it-in/

Image courtesy via camirochelle

 

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Sep 18, 2012

Fall Must Have ..The Pencil Skirt

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Wardrobe basics

Houndstooth Pencil $88.00

Every Glamour Girl (no matter what size or shape) should own at least one pencil skirt! It looks good on everyone-and is so versatile. Dress it up, dress it down -the pencil skirt offers a multitude of fashionable options. 

When purchasing a pencil skirt you need only remember a few basic rules:

1. Fit is KEY!

2. If you find the perfect pencil and it fits at the hip but the waist is to big just have it taken in at your favorite tailor. If it’s tight all over go up a size (and have it tailored to fit).If the label inside bothers you with the stated number that you’re wearing-just cut out the label and tuck it away so you can remember the cleaning instructions). 

3.The best length is either at the knee or just above if you have great legs.

As I sourced the web to  find the perfect pencil I went to numerous fashion sites…but surprise ..surprise who else but the peeps at White House Black Market had the best selection, the most affordable prices ($88.00 for most styles and $78.00 for the uber basic) not to mention fantabulous reviews). So “pencil yourself  in” this fall must have. You’ll be so glad you did! 

http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/browse/shelf.jsp?cat=Dresses++Skirts+Skirts&subCatId=cat1170002&catId=cat210002

 

Colorblock Ponte Pencil $88.00 (super slimming)

 

Flocked Dot Pencil $88.00

Tweed Pencil $88.00

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