Sorry for the radio silence last Thursday/Friday. It was finally the day(s) the moving trucks arrived. I thought I would be more emotional, but between the manual labor and the psychological relief of having the most difficult portion of this move/transition complete, I think I was simply too tired to be sad. Now that we’ve settled into our temporary housing scenario (thank goodness for extremely kind + generous in-laws!), I’m more exited than ever to move onto and INTO the next chapter.
So where were we?! Ahhhh, fashion + lifestyle. It feels good to be back.
One of this season’s biggest NYFW trends comes to us from a place other than the runway — the street.
If you’ve been coming here for a while, you know that I take much of my inspiration from street style fashion. Rather than focus on more editorial and unrealistic model goals, I prefer to see how real people interpret the runway trends and wear them in real life and on real bodies. One of these trends spotted on repeat has been the menswear-inspired plaid blazer. Continue Reading
Fall’s transitional weather often calls for a little creativity in the wardrobe department.
The morning chill requires an extra layer — I like to call it THE THIRD PIECE — that not only keeps you warm but gives your outfit a little something extra. While you’re first inclination might be to grab that DENIM JACKET or BLACK BLAZER, why not try something a little different!? With this season’s collection of fall’s best cardigans you’ll never overlook the classic knitwear piece again!
If there’s any indication that Fall is making an early debut, let me recap the evidence:
NYFW kicks off in a few days. I CANNOT wait!
Cleveland has been averaging a steady high of 68 degrees.
Leaves have started to drop.
I’m literally sitting on my hands to keep from spending all of my money on fall clothes — in my humble opinion, the BEST clothes of all.
In order to keep some of your hard earned cash in your wallets, I’ve compiled a great collection of Fall Fashion Finds UNDER $100! Here’s your chance to get your shopping fix without the inevitable guilt, as the UPS delivery guy keeps dropping boxes at your front door… not that I know anything about that.
If you had a chance to read YESTERDAY’S POST, you might have noticed a bold color creeping into the Fall Trend scene: RED.
As flattering and complimentary as the color red can be, many folks tend to shy away from the bright hue. Red leaves many of us uncertain about how to incorporate it into our wardrobes, or even questioning if the color works with our skin-tones/complexions at all.
Essentially, we opt out before we even give red its fair shot.
I thought I would shed a little light on red and offer up some fun style ideas on how to wear the shade of the season. You know, since we’re good friends and all…
Quick reader poll: Do any of you still read glossy magazines in hard copy?
One of my favorite regular magazine features is The In Out List in my monthly Harper’s Bazaar. While most of my fashion reading is done online (and has been for quite some time), this regular feature is one of the few things I actually get excited to see when my mail arrives.
In that vain, I thought I’d put together my own interpretation of The In Out List called, “Buy, Keep, Store” to get you guys as excited as I am for the upcoming fashion season. Hell, maybe it will even get you motivated to clean out your closet, too!
(Editor’s Note: I was recently digging through my THD Archives for some late summer/fall fashion inspiration when I came across a post from February 2016.
While fashion can be overwhelmingly trend driven, this post proves that good style is here is to stay. As cool as the slip dress was almost 2 years ago, it’s still just as fashionable today. Different season, hell, different year but still 100% on point.)
Summer may be on its last legs, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to hide yours away!
Shorts are a fantastic style tool to help you navigate that tricky transitional weather. You know, when it’s way too warm to wear pants and you’re not quite in the mood to go full-on dress or skirt. The key to wearing shorts year-round lies in their fabrication. When crafted from the right fabrics and styled appropriately (think tights, boots, sweaters, etc.), shorts can be an incredibly chic addition to your fall wardrobe.
Sometimes, you just have to step aside and let the Universe do its thing.
Yes, a pretty bold statement, but true nevertheless. It applies to major life moments and surprisingly, fashion too! While in NYC a few weeks ago, I experienced this phenomenon of fate firsthand. I had a meeting cancel last minute and it left me with some free time before my dinner plans. So what’s a girl to do!?
I’ll tell you what: SHOP!
It all started very innocently when I walked into one of my favorite NYC boutiques.
As I go about styling my clients — young, old(er), corporate career, work-from-home, etc., I begin to see patterns in the style issues women have and the items that seem to pose the greatest challenges.
These consistent patterns span generations and budgets and after 4 years of doing this type of work, are practically expected. Out of the countless closets I’ve worked with, you might be wondering what the #1 missing item is… you ARE wondering that, right?
Wonder no more: it’s a basic white collared shirt.