Pick of the Week: Shirtdress

6 Apr

Anyone who knows me understands my love for Michael Kors.  His designs are fabulous and look great on many different body types.  Right now I am in love with the shirtdress and of course Michael Kors has one that I have been eyeing. 

It is retailing for $130 and you can buy it online here.   

If your not looking to spend that much Target also has a great option by Mossimo.

It retails for $24.99 and right now Target has free shipping on qualifying purchases of $50 or more. 

Add some ballet flats or to spice it up a great pair of heels, add some chunky jewelry and your set.

Hello Again!

4 Apr

I have been mia from this blog for quite awhile.  Look for new posts soon!

Pick of the Week

21 Oct

To get my posts going again I thought I would do a “Pick of the Week.”

I absolutely love this top! I have it in black and purple and want the teal. Click here for details and to order. For $12.99 it is hard to beat. Plus it looks great with jeans, skirts, dress pants, or anything else you can think of!

New Blog Posts Soon!

21 Oct

Sorry for such a long delay between posts.  I promise to get back to posting within the week.  I have been a busy little bee at work and have had no time to blog.

Must Have Items: Classic Men’s White Shirt

15 May

We all know the little black dress is a must have for every women’s wardrobe, but just as important is the classic white button down shirt. With a renewed surge, designers are creating new and interesting takes on the classic white shirt.

A classic white shirt can never go out of style. It looks great with dress pants, skirts, and even jeans. It is such a versatile piece, and with gas prices rising and draining our pockets, having wardrobe pieces that can be worn to work or on the weekend is increasingly necessary.

This season, designers are detailing and embellishing the classic shirt to add a more feminine touch. So how do you choose which is the best shirt for you?

Depending on your style or taste you can pick from three options. The first, is the classic white button down. It is best worn to work, but also looks great with a pair of capri pants on the weekend.

This is a great example of the classic white shirt. It is $64.99 at Bloomingdale’s.

A second option is a more masculine tuxedo type white shirt. Below is a great shirt from BCBG.

Another option would be a more feminine twist. A more blousey option with a trendy bow, ruffles, or pleats. Below is a great shirt from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Whatever style you choose, have fun wearing it. Try accessorizing with different belts, necklaces, and handbags.

Must Have Items: Denim

13 May

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. Work has been overly stressful and has left little time to blog. My next must have item is denim. Jeans can be casual or dressed up for a night on the town. Finding the right pair of jeans can be extremely difficult. I have a hard time finding jeans that are the right length. Below are some of the best jeans for different body types:

Tall Women: In order to find the best fit, you should always buy jeans where the hem falls at the bottom of the heel. That way you can ensure you won’t have any high-waters! The best brands I have found are Rock and Republic, The Limited, and Calvin Klein.

Petite Women: Straight leg jeans are the way to go. They will give the illusion of a longer leg. Stay away from boot cut and flare jeans. These will make your legs look stubby. Best brands include Rock and Republic and Banana Republic.

Hide the Tummy: If you are looking to hide your tummy, look for a mid-rise boot cut jean. Don’t go for jeans that hit too high or low on the waist. Best brands include Seven, Citizens of Humanity, Levi’s

Large Hips: The best jean will be a mid-rise trouser leg. This will help even out the hip and leg and will also give the illusion of a longer leg. Best brands include: Seven, Lucky, Gap, Banana Republic, Levi’s

Flat Tush: Look for jeans with a flap pocket and heavy embroidery. Best brands include Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Levi’s.

Big Tush: Do not look for jeans with pockets or embellishments. Find the rise that fits in the crotch. Best brands include Seven, Citizens of Humanity.

Top Heavy: Look for a jean with a lighter wash. Also look for a distressed denim. This adds the illusion of a larger bottom which will help balance the body. Best brands: Any.

Must Have Items: Classic High Heel

17 Apr

Any outfit can look better with heels! I have more heels in my closet than anything else. I wear heels almost all the time. Running errands, grocery shopping, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I do wear tennis shoes and flats sometimes, but I feel better in heels. I notice that women wearing heels walk more confidently. Plus they make your legs look fabulous and who doesn’t want that?

Finding the right heels is tricky business. It is more important to have a couple great pairs of heels that feel good than cheap heels that hurt your feet and give you blisters. Here are a few of my favorite classic heels.

1. Stuart Weitzman Fever ($285)

2. BCBG Girls Ariel ($89)

3. ALDO Sanem ($70)

4. Steve Madden Lockd ($99.95)

5. KORS Michael Kors Lush Patent Pump ($270)

Must Have Items: Ballet Flats

10 Apr

Now that I have gone through 3 types of great bags lets move on to another of my fav items. Ballet flats are great for running errands or when you have to spend a lot of time on your feet. There are so many options for ballet flats, I will show 5 of my favorites.

1. Palladium: These are the most comfortable flats I have ever owned! They are a little expensive, but they last a long time and your feet will thank you!

2. Xhilaration® Sable Ballet Flats ($14.99)

3. ALDO Posadas ($60)

4. Seychelles – LittleWhiteLie ($29.99)

5. Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Valentina Ballerina Flats – Leopard (20.99)

Must Have Items: A Great Bag Part 3

4 Apr

Saving my favorite bags for last! I love clutches. They are great to take out on the town!

Splurges
1. Rafe Place Vendome Joy Long Frame Clutch – Animal Haircalf ($350)
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2. Cammie Hill Snake Print Channel Clutch ($225)
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Under $100
1. Nino Bossi Crunch Leather Full Flap ($84.50)
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2. Kenneth Cole New York Fantabulous Clutch ($88)
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Under $75
1. Necessary Objects Arm Candy Flap Clutch ($50)
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2. Kathy Van Zeeland Rock and Roll Clutch ($69)

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Under $50
1. Echo Hibiscus Clutch ($48)

2. Big Buddha Kayla Clutch ($40)

Style Watch: Get the Look for Less

3 Apr

I was surfing ebags.com and I found this great Rampage bag. It’s $88 and is reasonably priced, but if you are looking for a summer bag that might just be too much.

Rampage

Here is an alternative that is only $16.99 at Target.
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