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Outfits we are LOVING: Navy & White May 18, 2016 17:42
Navy & White are classic, but the key to make this look updated instead of grandmaish is pairing a totally neutral shoe such as this taupe gladiator. Being to matchy matchy is exactly what can date a look and make you appear older. The key is to just add a little twist to make it feel fresh and updated.
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3 Ways to wear it: Black Spring Knits March 18, 2014 08:58 1 Comment
If you have eyes in your head, you have probably seen that Black & White for Spring is huge this year. I for one, LOVE black & white so I am a little biased on the whole thing. Honestly though, how can you get any better? Crisp, clean color contrast that all can be pulled together effortlessly. It usually reminds me of classic beauties from throughout time. To me dressing is simple. If you put good pieces together and dress with a classic style, and your own personality in mind you will make it look effortless too.
In this first pic I am wearing the fine gauge spring knit dolman top with my old (seriously should be replaced) white boyfriend jeans. This is one of my favorite types of outfits for running around town. I can go shopping, out to eat (nicer restaurants loose the holes), go down to the beach super comfy and because they are so light weight very cool.
I know a lot of people were thinking: "What pants! NO WAY!" So I decided to be brave and show off my white white legs. Sorry... :) Here the same fine gauge black dolman is paired with a pair of white shorts, and a pair of coral sandals. Comfy and easy. I am sorry to say that it actually does not get any easier than black and white.
Now for the final look I wanted to show you what it with look like with tailored white trousers for work. But alas, I do not have any in my closet at the moment. So I am showing you what a long necklace would look like and asking you to imagine the trousers.
I am telling you after wearing this sweater to take these pictures that one is absolutely coming home with me. SERIOUSLY like tonight :) This is a look EVERYONE can wear. I have 2 kids, if I can wear white pants and shorts without ruining it so can you! A little bleach helps every once in awhile!
Plus: This spring sweater would look great with denim if you really desperately can't wear white.
When you have worn it seven thousand times. February 26, 2014 16:57
This winter I have had a black sweater that I have loved. It has been the first thing I have worn practically every time it has been clean. But this morning, I sighed... I feel like I have worn it 7,000 times. I didn't want to wear it. But we all know that sometimes you have to push those basic items to that seven thousand and one mark. I knew holding it up that I normally wear it with a certain scarf. I had fallen into a comfort zone with it this winter. Black Sweater, black and grey scarf, how BORING. At the beginning of the year it was sleek and streamlined but COME ON how do you not get bored with just black and grey.
But... It is still warm, it is still comfy and it looks cute. Soooooo, we reach for the accessories in the closet. I choose a pair of earrings I have not worn in forever, and a different scarf. I know, I know, there is nothing earth shattering about this, but it made me feel less grumpy putting it on. Because even though, I have had all 3 of the item, I had never worn them together in that way so it made the push to seven thousand and one.
So the final thought: Just because you have never worn it together doesn't mean it shouldn't go together. Make sure you shake yourself out of your comfort zone "outfits" sometimes you just have to pair things differently and you have a whole new look for the day. Plus, next week when it is finally warmer, I will wear my black sweater with a skirt :)
But P.S. I am really excited about the new Women's Clothing at Boots & Heels! I am going to start working Spring stuff in with my winter stuff to feel less blah. :D
Thoughts on Printed Leggings. February 22, 2014 15:41
So on my personal facebook page, I posted the following status:
"Anyone have thoughts on printed leggings? Would you wear them? One of the trends I personally have a harder time wrapping my head around. Hmmmm"
I got a mixed bag of reactions from my family and friends. Surprisingly all but one, of the 25-35 year olds that responded thought that printed leggings were for college and high school girls (which was kind of the way I was leaning). But the woman that responded that she loves them and wears them all the time is someone I consider to have a great sense of style. She also always looks put together and appropriate for the occasion.
However, others that responded were in the 35+ group thought that they were cute with the right outfits and if you had the confidence to pull them off.
My final thoughts on the matter: Anyone cannot do any trend. Sometimes you have to pick which trends actually represent you in the way you want to be perceived. I am guessing anyone can wear printed leggings as long as they have the rest of their outfit styled correctly and the confidence to pull them off.