There are many things I don’t miss about being 22 — bad dates, being the most junior person in the office and zits, just to name a few.
One thing I do miss, is the ability to pull off any trend successfully without any hesitation or trepidation. When you’re young, fit and fearless you have the under-appreciated (and generally underutilized) ability to just go for it and swing for the fashion fences.
These days, whenever I see a strong fashion trend come into play there’s a bit more research and analysis involved as I consider whether it is (or isn’t) appropriate for this working mom of 2. Over time, I’ve realized that there are very few fashion trends I wouldn’t be willing to try — WITH some modifications, of course.
Just like the palm print of 2016, this summer’s big print trend takes its cue from nature… or rather your local grocery store.
The lemon print trend has found it’s way into everything from home goods, to full cocktail dresses and I’m not complaining. Maybe it’s my love for all things yellow — remember THIS POST? I went out on a limb this morning and treated myself to this LEMON PRINT MATCHING SET. For whatever reason, I loved the whimsy of the lemons and the ease of the silk pajama-inspired cut.
Sometimes, you just gotta go outside your comfort zone, ya know!?
The sun is shining, birds are chirping and it’s finally warm enough to ditch the jackets.
Better yet, it’s time to break out all of those Spring dresses that have been gathering dust in the back of our closet. Even this self-professed NON-girly-girl is excited to trade in my jeans and sweaters for some feminine and flirty frocks.
Since founding The Heart’s Delight almost 4 years ago, I’ve been around the closet block.
I’ve seen closets and wardrobes of every size, shape and iteration. I’ve spent hours purging and sorting and styling and shopping. All of this time and effort was not for naught — I’d like to think that my clients have been left with functional, stylish wardrobes they love.
More importantly, all this time in the closet has helped me to figure out a crucial fashion hack to ensure you have a well-rounded wardrobe of essential pieces that can pretty much get you through life — however crazy it may be.
It all comes down to this: 4 looks every woman needs in her closet.
It’s only fitting that on #TuesdayShoesday we spend a little time chatting about the “other” love of my life — shoes!
In particular, a shoe with a bit of extra flare. Some sass. Definitely a bunch of personality, too. Kind of like that silly best friend who can crack you up without saying a word. We could all use one of those… and in the case of shoes, perhaps a few!
April showers bring May flowers… and trench coats.
For decades, the spring trench coat has been a closet staple for the most stylish women all over the world. However, over time this functional piece has taken on much more stylish persona. In addition to the typical khaki colored trench (you know THE ONE!), women now have a rainbow of colors, cuts and fabrications to pick from.
Nothing like a it’s-too-good-to-be-true shopping find to get your week started.
Let me give you a small spoiler alert: they’re satin yet casual enough for everyday wear, they’re one of this season’s most sought after styles (mules, for those of you curious!) and they’re under $30.
One of the challenges of gainful employment is finding a balance between your office wardrobe and your off-duty style.
Even if you work in the most casual environment, there is generally a notable difference between the types of clothing you’d wear to the office and the fashion you’d wear during your off-duty moments. Buying two separate wardrobes is not really a practical option — for both closet space and financial reasons.
I have kids home from school today, so my wild and crazy St. Patty’s day debauchery will be at a minimum. We’re starting off the day at a fun, kid friendly brunch at a friend’s home. I currently have thisOVERNIGHT FRENCH TOASTbaking away in my oven. It’s beyond delicious and pretty much a dessert that’s masquerading as a breakfast/brunch dish. Sneaky, sneaky. Whether you’re Irish or not (I’m 100% not, but my kids have an 1/8 of the Irish green in them), I love holidays that are just plain fun. So go grab a green beer — no one will judge if it’s before 5pm, and sláinte!
Oh, but first make sure you catch up on this week’s edition of Friday Link Love!