chic style in a sensible manner

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Stylist Tip: Do Not Be Ordinary

Do not be tempted to look ordinary. I have had clients tell me that they get dressed thinking they do not want to stand out. Life really is too short! Always dare to go out of your comfort zone just a bit when putting on your clothes and accessories.  Wear what makes you happy!

Case in point... I give you the fox tights. I was holding these gems in Anthropologie when I heard one of my besties say "step away from the fox tights." If I had heeded her instruction I would not be rocking this fabulous look tonight for a date with the hubby- and they make me so happy! They will get attention and it will be lots of fun!

These little beauties may look black, but they are a true navy.

For a similar look (budget friendly) to the image up top:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Fall Outfit Inspiration

Here are some good ideas if you are feeling a little stumped like me as to what you wore last Fall and Winter. Surely I was dressed and I know I cared about it! So here goes...I'm pretty sure I already have a lot of this in my closet. I'll bet you do too!

Stylish Fall Outfits For Women (20):
Here we go. It couldn't be simpler...rolled jeans, cargo jacket, chucks, and sunglasses. Of course her hair is impeccable- I will not be replicating that piece of the look.

Fall + florals. Perfect mix of Vintage Americana & a touch of hipster/military, finished with soft, feminine touches.:
I really like this one. Striped tee with black leggings and a statement necklace. The unexpected part is the gray boots. Four pieces people. We have got this!

womens Fall outfits 2014 - Google Search:
Another easy, chic transition combination. Summer's lace blouse, navy blazer, brown boots and belt, jeans or dark skinny pants. 

Staying warm while looking fashionable doesn't have to be such a burdening dilemma this fall.   Thanks to, you can learn all there is to know about layering for cooler weather.:
I will say it over and over, black, chambray, leopard... black, chambray, leopard... black, chambray, leopard. Classic.

A gingham button up, faux fur vest, cozy scarf & ankle booties makes makes for a fail-proof fall look.:

Think of it as an equation... neutral fur vest + gingham button down + cream scarf + skinny jeans/pants + neutral bootie = Fall fabulous.

The boots are big heels but It works for this outfit. The romper is super cute and u can wear with out leggings.:
Transition your rompers into Fall with tights and boots.

Just a few ideas. Stay tuned, more to come!

Hello Fall

Raking’s All Done - by Mike Martin.:

I am so happy that Fall is finally upon us. The weather is beginning to cooperate here in Virginia. I can't wait for crisp nights, football (kind of), fires, and the clothes!

...voy a borrar de la memoria  las sombras, se hará la luz, recuperando la esencia tomo aliento para saltar, respiro mi destino, sé lo que vendrá,  pasión que enciende el alma, ganas de volar. Sentada frente al sol sin nada que ocultar, respiro mi destino sé lo que vendrá...:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Going Somewhere? Packing checklist

great packing list

This mock-up is so useful. Using these guidelines you might be able to keep it to a carry-on. Wow, wouldn't our husbands be pleased with us!?!

Pick your basics in one color family (I usually go black or neutrals depending on the destination and season), limit the shoes to 5 pairs, and add a single pop of color.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer Look of the Day #ootd

love this outfit

Wow, is it ever hot out there? I love this easy breezy look. This is usually just what I'm thinking about for date night or a girl's night in the summer. This look is fabulous because it combines so many of the neutral items we already have in our closets. Neutral clutch, neutral sandals, aviators,etc.. Paired with a loose, slip on sundress this look is effortlessly chic.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Put on Your Red Shoes and Dance the Blues

Rock 'n' Roll Style ✯ red fringe heels  | Sincerely Jules
To elevate any look try this on point trend:
Red Heels. 

Comfortable summer outift.

pinterest: @imthatamberlynn ❁

I purchased a suede pair of red heels for my 40th birthday and have worn them frequently!
  Red shoes are the outfit so it's almost impossible to go wrong unless you wear red on any other part of your body. Do not compete with you shoe and you are good to go!

Red heels can offer you a sweet escape from the daily routine of going for the same boring formal wear day-in and day-out. They look great with a black or grey pencil skirt and a white blouse. via StyleList

Red we love, the favorites of, be inspired! Bow Shoes
Hello Lover.
I am beyond obsessed with this shoe line!

Red Shoes Advanced Style. Love it and must see the documentary!

Love this! Leopard print skinnies, rolled up, with a white basic top, a black blazer, and beautiful pointy red heels.

29 Fresh Colour Combination For Spring Fashion

If heels are not your thing, try flats or sandals.
 The pop of color will translate just the same.

Casual cute

Free People Behind the Mirror Sandal at Free People Clothing Boutique
Free People Harpoon Sandal


gray sweatshirt, colored skinnies, loafers

Thursday, May 14, 2015

What to Wear: Baptism, Afternoon Wedding or Confirmation

Baptism Confirmation What to wear

Let me be honest. It's May and I do not have a creative bone in my body! Sometimes you have to go with the real deal. So here you have my basic plan for my son's confirmation last Sunday. If you were there you saw this very outfit (minus the fabulous up-do, I ran out of time!). Hope you like it, I felt pretty and pulled together.

For events like a baptism, afternoon wedding, or confirmation the concept is feminine, chic, but comfortable. I did not want the focus on me but I wanted to look appropriate and stylish. A fitted sheath dress with nude heels and understated accessories fits the bill.