Feb 17, 2022

This & That (Items of Interest)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight Fashion

Today I have a recap of things that I have been loving!

Full disclosure- I’ve been in bed  for almost 2 solid weeks with shingles (Yes, you read that right-Shingles-and I am here to report it is not fun)! But, on the bright side, I’ve had time to read a pretty amazing book, binge watched a Netflix show that kept me on the edge of my seat and viewed collections from New York Fashion Week via Vogue.com.

Soooo without further ado, I want to share my recommendations with you:

Something to Read

One of the best books I’ve read in a very long time (seriously it kept me on the edge of my seat). A thrilling novel by Katherine St. John.

The guest list is small and exclusive. But there’s blood in the water…
A dream vacation for six friends turns deadly in this pulse-pounding, twisting thriller of secrets and revenge…

Reviews:

Clever twists abound . . . Fans of Liane Moriarty and Jessica Knoll will devour this’ Booklist
‘A very juicy thriller’ Cosmopolitan
‘Truly a thriller in every sense of the word. It made my heart race.*****’A reader

Something to Watch 

 

‘This whole story is true, except for the parts that are completely made up.”  

Watch Inventing Anna | Netflix Official Site

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Audacious entrepreneur or con artist? A reporter digs into how Anna Delvey convinced New York’s elite she was a German heiress. Based on a true story.

Something to Look Forward To

  1. Oscar de la Renta Fall Ready to Wear Collection 2022

(A few of my faves)

2.  Michael Kors Fall Ready to Wear Collection 2022

3. Brandon Maxwell Fall Ready to Wear 2022

All images courtesy of Vogue.com

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Nov 9, 2021

Gifts for the Whimsical & Wonderful

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

Tuesday’s blog post is usually reserved for a feature that I call Tuesday’s Tip. As I do like to adhere to some sort of “stylish suggestion” on  Tuesday’s, I thought you would enjoy one wonderful and whimsical website filled with the most beautiful gift ideas for  your style obsessed friends.

May I introduce to you Megan Hess. I have been a fan of Megan Hess for more years than I can even count. My home is filled with oodles of her items  and I cherish ever single one of them because they are so beautifully made, super stylish and give me a daily dose of glam.

The Dress by Megan Hess sits on my coffee table. I have Paris/Dior/Chanel and many other books displayed throughout the house. Can we say obsessed…..YES!

Megan Hess is one of the most sought after fashion illustrators in the biz and one look at her site, and you’ll know why. Her client list includes Dior, Vanity Fair, Givenchy, Tiffany & Co., Wedgwood, Chopard, Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Prada and Cartier.  She possess an extraordinary talent for offering the most gorgeous images in fashion and I think that you will find her site  to be a destination of  inspiration, and the perfect place to find gifts that are extra special  for the upcoming holiday season. Enjoy!!!!

Click image to go to Megan Hess Homewares

Couture Inspired Coffee Cups $48.00

Captivating Cushions (Megan offers the most magnificent selection of beautiful pillows)

The perfect candle!

Haute Handbags & Accessories

A bevy of Beautifully illustrated books !

Hardcover Notebooks

All images courtesy of Megan Hess.com and Megan Hess Facebook Page 

                                                        https://www.facebook.com/meganhessofficial

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Nov 8, 2021

Monday Musings

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Happy Monday. Well, well, well …Here we are starting another week and faster than you can blink we will be sitting down for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Blink again and it will be Christmas.

The holidays are always a busy time but this year it appears that holiday decorating and celebrating are commencing a bit earlier than usual. Have you noticed how many Black Friday Sales are already in full sale mode!

Not one to lag behind, I wanted to give you a little dose of “Glam Inspo” from none other than the lovely people at Vogue.  The December issue is celebrating the return of Sex and the City and has the most beautiful photo spread of Sarah Jessica Parker gracing the cover and a gorgeous photo spread inside.

*Click on any one of the images below and you’ll be directed to the full article online. 

Enjoy!

 

 

All images courtesy of Vogue.com 

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Oct 24, 2021

Monochromatic Monday “Let’s review”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Today I want to share one of my absolute favorite styling secrets to looking taller, slimmer and chic. It’s called monochromatic dressing.  I’ve  know… I’ve blogged about this on more than one occasion (because truth be told,  it’s one of my favorite ways to dress). In addition, full disclosure I have been known to style my clients  in shades of the same hue to help them look and feel fabulous!

If per chance you think this look could hedge on borrrring or perhaps consider that you have to make every item matchy-matchy-(translation-that they have to be the exact same shade for the monochromatic look to work) that would be incorrect. Monochromatic dressing is  anything but boring and you can mix textures within the same color to have a look that appears chic, expensive and well thought out.

If you need a little inspiration to get you moving in a monochromatic mood here you go:

Mixing Textures 

 

Casual Chic in Shades of Grey (Courtesy of Giorgio Armani)

 

If you need just a smidge more clarification that monochromatic dressing is a style staple ..celebrity stylists dress their clients monochromatically so often it’s hard to keep count…

Cate Blanchett

Megan Markle

Bebe Rexa

Blake Lively in Michael Kors

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Oct 21, 2021

Happy in Houndstooth

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Autumnal colors abound in a bevy of beautiful

Houndstooth jackets for  Fall 2021. 

As I stroll  through local shops and scroll the internet, I can’t help but notice a bevy of beautiful options available in blazers and coats  in this pretty plaid variation known as houndstooth.  Word on the “style street” is “People are longing to dress up again.” YAY! After staying sequestered during the Pandemic for so long people are READY to leave their loungewear behind and find something fabulous to wear. Thank Goodness! In my humble opinion, nothing pulls an outfit together better than the perfect blazer or coat.  I hope you will  enjoy the houndstooth styles I’ve featured on today’s post. All  are  available for purchase (click directly on image) and I for one  couldn’t be happier to find houndstooth is available in a wide range of price points from high to low…here we go!.

Full Disclosure:  I am OBSESSED  with the Veronica Beard Houndstooth Jacket feature right below.  I am in love with the mix of patterns and colors in addition to it’s  styling options that go from dressy to casual.

Veronica Beard Fausitne Double Breasted Dickey Blazer @ Intermix.com $650.00

Styling options are endless with this beautiful blazer. Cinch it in and pair it with a  skirt that flows or wear with denim jeans or even a jumpsuit. You can’t go wrong! Lovvving!

 

 

L’Agence Chamberlain Houndstooth Blazer Intermix $695.00

This Jacket by L’ Agence, is tailored to perfection and fits like a dream. A classic style that you will have in your closet FOREVER!

Pinko Houndstooth Blazer $525.00

Classic Houndstooth Blazer @ Talbots.com $189.00 Sale $149.99

A fabulous find at Talbots anddd it’s on SALE. (Our favorite four letter word)

Zara Straight Cut Double Breasted Blazer Zara.com $119.00

Zara,Zara, Zara…I visited the Zara located in The Grove here in LA and I must say I was AMAZED at the selection, quality and price points of their Fall Collection. The jacket above is only $119.00 (I know I had to look twice to make sure my eyes weren’t missing another zero at the end.  It comes fully lined and has pants to match. Pretty spectacular and chic at a very affordable price point.

Chic Wish Houndstooth Double Breasted Coat $109.90 Sale price $59.90

Chic Wish Full Length View

I am starting to think that the wish in Chicwish has something to do with a fashion fairy godmother that wants you to look stylish but stay on a budget. This coat is fully lined and full of fashion! Another fabu find at $59.90.

*Click on image to go directly to item on site.  

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Jul 25, 2021

Vintage Sun Style

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Happy Sunday! .

As July comes to a close, temps continue to soar and the Sun is shining down with some pretty powerful rays.  I hope today’s blog post  will serve as a gentle reminder to take cover with a dose of sunscreen in the double digit rage  (30 and up SPF) in addition to sporting a sensational Summer sunhat.

Here’s a trip down memory lane with some Vintage hats that I hope will inspire. Enjoy and take cover!

Image courtesy of Roxanne swimwear

 

Circa 1957

Circa 1954

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Jun 24, 2021

The” White” Commandments for Summer Pants…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Just about every Glamour Girl  I know embraces the well known fact that wearing basic black can make you “appear” slimmer and taller-hence the reason why we have oodles of black in our closets.

But it’s SUMMER (double Yah!) and it’s time to starting wearing all that wonderful white that’s been pushed to the back of your closet for waaaaaay to long-and I’m specifically talking about your basic white pant because not for noth’in they go with EVERYTHING! That’s the good news. The not so good news is that white pants can make you appear heavier IF you don’t abide by a few simple tried and true style rules: P.S. or as I refer to them as ….

The White Commandments:

  • Thou shalt wear white pants that are made in a fabrication that gives ample coverage: translation-if you can see through your white pants and notice any panty lines, pocket lines and/or bikini lines… get in line and buy a new pair that you can’t see thru.
  • Thou shalt wear only white pants that FIT Properly! Fit is KEY. Make sure your white pants fit you PERFECTLY. There should be no signs of pulling/stretching (aka thigh lines going horizontally) or gaping. Both issues only accentuate one’s figure flaws and I don’t think THAT’s the look that anyone is going for. Bear in mind that nobody and I do mean No BODY has a perfect figure so don’t be hard on yourself. Get a pair of white pants/jeans that fit you in the hips and thighs and if need be have the waist tailored to fit.
  • Thou Shalt keep our whites a bright white through proper care & cleaning. White can go from chic to shabby in a matter of seconds if you have a spot, splatter or sweat stains on your garment or if per chance your white has taken on a yellow tinge (from being in your closet past it’s expiration date .(This usually happens with age or dry cleaning any item one too many times). Proper cleaning and maintenance is key when keeping your whites. a beautiful bright WHITE!  

 

Jackie O wearing the most perfect white pant Image Source: Harpers Bazaar Circa 19968

 

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Jun 8, 2021

Tuesday’s Tip-POP of Color to Perk you UP!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

If you’re looking for a surefire way to perk UP your look -it’ can be as simple as putting on something  with a major POP of color in a pretty print for Summer 2021. . .

                         Here are a few examples and moments of style inspiration to inspire you to :

                                  “Embrace a POP of PRINT in beautiful colorful shades for Summer . “

 

Image Courtesy Vogue.com Dolce & Gabbana

Image Courtesy of Versace

Image Courtesy of Vogue.com Dolce & Gabbana

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May 13, 2021

The WONDERFUL White Blouse

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

If you want to add a style staple to your wardrobe and have a one stop item to wear this Summer please consider the simple (or not so simple) white blouse. I know this is not earth shattering news that the white blouse is a wardrobe “must have” BUT I am here to say that a beautiful fitting white blouse can add miles of style to your summer wardrobe.  Here are a few beautiful white blouses to give you some inspiration and  three selections at the bottom that you can purchase ASAP with 5 star customer reviews.

Affordable Options

*click on image and go directly to site

Floral Pattern Embroidery top from Chicme.com $21.99 (5 star reviews)

Chicme.com Crochet Lace Bell Sleeve Blouse ($22.99) 5 Star reviews

Crochet Eyelet Button Down Chicwish $54.90) ( 5 star-this one is gorgeous)

Shop My Look.com White button blouse $44.62) Sale $28.79

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Apr 30, 2021

Friday Florals

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Floral Dress (Etsy Shoppe) *Click on Image for details.

Although florals for Spring and Summer  are not exactly a revolutionary thought or fashion choice, I do believe that a fabulous floral  is a much needed style selection after the long Winter months. 

Hemant and Nandita
$371.00@Shopbopcom

Significant Other Lavita Dress
$258.00@Shopbop.com

LIKELY Taylor Dress $268.00 @Shopbop.com

L*Space Talia Dress $150.00 @ Shopbop.com

 

“Fresh Florals”

Dress by Silvia Tcherassi

Marchesa Resort

 

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