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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thought of the Day

This quote reminds me so much of one of my best friend's father's advice before she left the house growing up, 
"Remember who you are."

Now, go forth, and have a great holiday weekend!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fun App: Red Stamp

I am totally obsessed with

This app is free and fabulous.  You can make digital cards, calendars, invitations, and postcards.  Once you easily personalize them you can text, email, or have them printed.  It is a blast!  I have sent "thinking of you" cards by text, added fun text to pictures, and even expressed condolences.  Even though nothing will ever take the place of the old fashioned note through the mail, Red Stamp is incredibly useful and user friendly.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Back in Black

Color is marvelous.  But this could simplify things.

I have been waiting for this for years. Not necessarily happily - but we all knew it was coming! Everything comes back around eventually. 

Remember that point in the 90's when we all wore all black all the time? In college, we called it the uniform: black magic pants (boot cut stretchy black pants) with a body conscious top and black wedge heels.  It is so funny to look back on it now.  But each generation has it's trends.  We fully embraced ours. 

I digress. A stylish option for this fall is all black... on black... on black.  In an upcoming post I will address the related trend of black with pops of color.  The best part about this trend is it is easy!! When in doubt just layer it up.  To keep the look on point try mixing different textures and finishes.  You can play with proportion: try an over-sized sweater with skinny jeans or leather leggings (a big splurge-HUGE for fall).  Mix a structured piece, like a blazer with a softer top. If you pull all the black separates out of your closet you can pull a look together in no time!

Gucci AW 13

If you are concerned that all black can look a little too Gothic, add some preppy or bohemian touches.  For example, see the looks below.  The long flowing skirt softens the outfit and makes it appear less harsh.

The look below could not be more simple: button down + crewneck sweater + skinny pants + loafers. 

Mix up your black pieces and make the look yours.  

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Look of the Day

I love the color combination here: the denim, turquoise, and saddle brown give the outfit an all American vibe.  The addition of the stripes, chunky watch, and pearls add the pop of prep. It's all about the mix.  There are so many ways to interpret this vignette. Try a black and white striped top with jeans, a brown belt and flats.  Leopard flats would also work well. 

Since it is back to school time (eek!) and we must think about these things...this look will transition very well from summer to fall.