If you ask any woman, “What’s the most important piece of clothing in your wardrobe?”, there is a a pretty solid chance her answer will be black pants.
This very scientifically gathered survey information is the result of 4 years of deep digging in the trenches of women’s closets across the greater NYC and Cleveland regions.
Aside from a favorite pair of jeans, black pants are a ride-or-die piece of clothing that anchors the rest of our wardrobe. From long days at work, to wild nights out, where would we be without our butt-lifting, thigh slimming, pair of black pants!?
Now, finding the BEST black pants… therein lies the challenge!
Building a functional (and FUN) wardrobe is all about mixing and matching — colors, prints, style and price points.
If your entire wardrobe is designer — what fun is that?
The items that make any wardrobe or outfit most special are those unexpected pieces that bring it all together. These are the pieces that will attract attention and compliments. Fortunately for you, these things don’t have to be expensive. Actually, the most stylish women in the world are the ones who can take a $10 top and make it look like a million bucks.
Yesterday’s post was all about fall (you can check it outHERE!) and might have bummed me out a little.
Why does summer have to go by so fast!?
Today, I’m putting on the brakes and taking a step back. I’ve posted a few times now about my favorite summer accessory — my CULT GAIA ARK BAG. I get at least one compliment on it every time I wear it. Although the summer season is about 3/4 of the way done, I’m constantly looking for the next “it bag” that I’ll wear to death. It doesn’t need fancy labels or a sky-high, designer price tag. I would actually prefer it to be an under-the-radar find that oozes style from across the room.
I hate to break it to you, but these next 4 weeks are going to fly by.
That’s the way the summer cookie crumbles — it takes forever for the summer fun to get started and then it’s over in a blink of an eye (or the honk of the school bus). Before all of the madness of back-to-school shopping and Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes set in, let’s take a moment to address something of great importance: your fall transitional wardrobe.
Whether you regularly work out, are a sucker for anything draped and soft, or just like nice things, this sweatshirt/jacket/little-slice-of-heaven is the best thing you might add to your fashion rotation.
Now that off-the-shoulder is about as mainstream as you can get and you guys KNOW MY FEELINGS on those dreaded shoulder cut-out tops, the fashion powers that be have decided to switch it up again and bring us the next “it” top of the season: the one shoulder top.
I’ve seen the style slowly creep in over the course of the summer and I have a hunch that there will be a lot more of it come this fall. One sleeve is better than no sleeves when it’s cold outside — am I right, or am I right?!
One of my favorite style tricks for looking put together in a flash is to go head-to-toe monochromatic.
Whether white, black or really, any other color in between, monochromatic fashion takes some of the pressure out of putting together a fun and cohesive outfit, when you just can’t… Which unfortunately, happens to the best of us!
If you haven’t heard about it yet, Nordstrom is having a sale.
(Insert sarcasm here.)
I’m probably a little late to the shopping game, because it seems that every stylist and blogger on earth is posting about this NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE. Rather than send you on an unnecessary shopping spree, I’d rather share the good, the bad and the ugly about this retail situation.
I’m currently wrapping up my time in Newport, RI and as I re-packed my suitcase this morning I did a quick assessment.
Out of my little carry-on, I created enough outfits for 4 days + 3 nights of assorted activities ranging from poolside lounging, to boating, mansion touring and fine dining. Overall, I have to say, I’m pretty pleased with myself.
However, I have found one area that could use some improvement: my beach/pool tote.
This post is coming to you direct from Newport, RI!
I’ve been having quite the whirlwind getaway! If you haven’t been to Newport, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s a beautiful harbor front town with delicious food, scenic views, great New England history and beautiful accommodations. I’ll be doing a full getaway guide in a few days, but in the meantime let’s get back to style!