Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Fitted long sleeve t shirt
bootcut jeans
flat shoes
printed tote bag
Cableknit Sweater

Here is your Halloween inspired outfit for the day.  You can celebrate Halloween, but still look chic, who would of thought!  Layer the striped tee under the short sleeve cable knit sweater along with a pair of cords.  You may normally think that the tone on tone necklace and sweater combo would not work together, but I think it looks fantastic with this outfit.  Just another example of how to think outside your normal style box!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Black Jeans


I recently purchased a pair of black jeans, and I have to say they have become my new favorite.  They're so versatile - easy to dress up or down and seem to go with pretty much everything.  Notice the great necklace again, this time thrown over a long sleeve tee.  I'm also really diggin this red coat, it's a great alternative to black, yet still very neutral, and a popular color this season.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Accessories Can Make All The Difference

Accessories - Make A Difference

Penny loafer shoes
FOSSIL leather flap handbag

The right accessories take this chino and sweater ensemble from average to A+!  Throw in a fun and colorful purse and you are pretty close to perfection.  The lesson of the day is don't forget to accessorize!  Notice I didn't even include earrings, with this type of statement necklace you really don't need any, or just stick to simple studs.

Friday, October 21, 2011

For My Tween/Teen Peeps!

For My Tween/Teen Peeps!

Hollister Co beach top
striped top
Denim skinny jeans
Old Navy mini handbag
embossed belt
Old Navy slouch beret

I had the privilegeof hanging out with some awesome 8th grade girls this week to talk about fashion and style stuff, as well as inner beauty.  It was lots of fun, and I can tell you that there is hope for our future, women!  These are girls who are beautiful on the outside and the inside, they sure have it much more together thae I did in 8th grade!

It also made my day this week when one of my favorite tween girls was showing me her outfit and told me she saw something kind of like it on my blog.  Love that girl!
So, in honor of all the girls out there, soon to women, we may as well start you out right! =)  This post is for you!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Killer Blazer, With A Retro Edge


I love this camel blazer, what a great option instead of a leather jacket.  This outfit definitely has a retro feel with the higher waisted flare jeans, which are hot for fall.  I'm really enjoying the camel/brown and red color combination, it gives the outfit a fresh and modern look.  So, if you're feeling a little retro this just might be the look for you.  If not, you can still find something red and something camel or brown in your closet and try to recreate the look for yourself!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

No White After Labor Day?

No White After Labor Day?

cableknit sweater
Tulle wool coat
GAP super skinny jeans
Lands End canvas shirt
Ballerina shoes

Polka dot jewelry

No white after Labor Day?  Who says?  That "rule" is definitely long gone.  You can absolutely wear white into fall, and you see it in all the fashion magazines.  Just add some cozy layers like this plaid shirt and cableknit sweater. Top it off with a cute, fun coat and you're good to go. 

And, if anyone looks at you funny, just smile and tell them that old rule is sooo 1990's, people. =)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Service - Girls Night Out!

I'm excited to share with everyone another new service I'm now offering! 

What can be better than good friends, great food, a glass of wine (or diet coke) and talking about fashion and style?!  I'm so excited to announce that I'm now offering a Girls Night Out package.  Get together a group of friends and I'll join you for an hour to talk about current fashion trends, style basics, tips for your wardrobe, and answer all your style questions.  You won't get the one on one closet attention like an individual consult, but for $10/person you can't go wrong!

I received a call from a group of ladies who work together in a medical office and were looking for a fun idea for their girls night out.  They asked if they could hire me to come and talk with them.  I thought, sure I'd love to, what a great idea!  So, if you're looking for an excuse to get together with the girls, look no further! 

Don't forget all you deer hunting widows, what season is quickly approaching. =)
Contact me at to schedule your GNO today!  (Click on 'More Information' under 'Interested in Hiring Me' for a complete list of services.)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Weekend Wear For the More Mature

Weekend Wear For the More Mature

Talbots sweater
Banana Republic pants
brown booties
Tote handbag
Brass jewelry

I thought "more mature" was another way of saying those who are more wise and experienced than some of us (if you get my drift).  And actually, this look works for all ages.  You could also do this sweater with leggings or skinny cords/jeans if you are less wise and mature. =)
Doesn't this look cozy for the cool weather we've now embarked on? I love this outfit, so sophisticated and classy!  Bundle up and enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Transitioning Dresses Into Fall

Unexpected Fall Dress

Zipper dress
Old Navy zipper jacket
Mimi Loves Jimi wood shoes
Tinley Road brass jewelry

Kate Spade facets jewelry

As you already know if you've been following my blog, lace continues to be a big trend into fall. I love this look because the cream lace dress can go from sweet and romantic to edgy when you throw on a leather jacket and black wedge for fall.  Who'd of thunk?! Add a beautiful statment bracelet to ump up the wow factor and perfecto!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

When You Don't Want to Get Dressed, But You Must!

When You Don't Want to Get Dressed, But You Must!

Target Boots
Yellow bag
Well, here is my go to look when I don't feel like getting dressed.  Ever have those days?  A day when you're just not feeling it and don't want to think about what to wear?
When you wake up to one of those days, when you don't have the time or energy to put into your outfit here is a great template to use (instead of sweats!).  Start with a longer, cozy cardigan, throw on a scarf (with some visual interest), your favorite dark jeans, flat boots, hoops earrings and you're off!  Note that the sweater and scarf both have some visual interest, either in texture or pattern, which helps the outfit from looking to blah.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mixin it Up

Mixin it Up

Tailored vest
Lace shirt
GAP jeans
TOMS flat heels

Here's a great way to mix together two trends - the menswear inspired trend for fall (vest), with the also very popular feminine/lace fashion trend (lace top).  Put the two together and viola, the perfect outfit!