Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What 2 Wear: Holiday Tea-tastic

What do you wear when you are invited to a tea? Well a hat of course!  I had the honor of pulling together a holiday tea for the women's ministry at my church and luckily for me it gave me a chance to wear this great vintage dress from the 60's from Dusty Buttons.  I set up a little hat station and my little ladies (in the picture above) and I both pranced around in a hats and had a blast!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

All Choked Up

I wore the right outfit this holiday season when I was all choked up about being sponsored by my agency for the Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) Certificate Program. I was one of only four selected out of 600 personnel. It was quite moving because I am relatively new to my organization, it was a big honor to be selected. Without even knowing about the selection I wore this studious button up blouse with a beaded choker. It worked great in place of a tie. Timing and fashion is everything. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Color Trend: Grey and Burgundy/Ox Blood

Color Trend:
Burgundy/Ox Blood

You cant really be shy if you are wearing anything called ox blood but that seems to be the trending color of season. It reminds us of cinnamon and spice and everything nice.  So if you have a few pieces in ox blood or burgundy, make sure you pull it out and put them in the work rotation. Not feeling so bold, tome the color down with a neutral like grey. How will you wear ox blood in the new year?

Get the Look:
Jeans: Dots
Sweater: Vintage Banana Republic, Thrifted
Purse: Thrifted
Printed Blouse: Thrifed
Boots: Payless
Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Winter Time Blues: Navy Blues

The it color combination on the runway this season is black and navy blue. Just check out looks from Carolina Herrera and Preen. They have a great take on the winter time blues. Here is my professional take on this classic combo. What is yours?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Michelle Obama Mondays: Shimmer for Your Holiday Event

Michelle dazzled at the Kennedy Center Honors in this shimmery gold, embellished Michael Kors gown and Mortiz Glik earrings.  If you have a holiday party to attend this season make it special and go golden!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bundle Up this Season

Earlier in the season I wasn't ready to put my pastel Spring pieces out to pasture so I bundled them up with a nice pastel scarf from Forever 21 and a nude pump an we were back in business.  How will you repurpose your pastel pieces for this season?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Military Gone Bright: Camel + Cobalt +Tangerine

Trend of the Day:

Color Mix:
Camel + Cobalt +Tangerine

Wow the cold air outside made me want to post a pic from earlier times this season.  The weather may have changed a bit but the military trend is still on point.  As a matter of fact anything military is back in-style and I love it.  If you are trying to dress up a muted military toned piece then try pairing them a bright hue like cobalt or tangerine.  Feeling little more militant then usual, then buck up against the normal french manicure.  This time I went with a black tip, inspire by camouflage and the seasons darker nodes.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Graphics that Work Great At Work

I was inspired by an Ann Taylor ad to put together a graphic look that would look great a work.  So I paired this classic color-blocked shift dress (similar)with a sophisticated Anne Klein necklace (similar)from Macy's. Since the look was so tailored I tried a new messy bun look. What do you think? Are you trying any new holiday hair looks? You too should pull out your color-blocked or graphic dresses and pair them with some tights and boots to get a great new fall look.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Pile on a Fresh Fall Palette #1:Chartreuse + Burgundy + Neutral

Color Trend:

Chartreuse + Burgundy + Neutral 

Hey Suities! Fall is my favorite season, it is a time for change. A change in the colors of the leaves, the need to wear a jacket and for me a change in lifestyle and location.  I am happy to say that this fall I bought a new home.  Luckily it is one that is not too far from my last. I am so happy about this life change and just like I am happy about this fall's fresh palette of rich jewel tones are making this season's pieces all the more engaging.  The colors look even better piled on in complementary, contrasting, and shades of the same hue like:

  • Cobalt blue and navy
  • Cranberry and yellow
  • Jade and plum
  • Fuchsia and navy
  • Metallic with oxblood
  • Mustard, hunter green & navy
  • Chartreuse and cobalt
  • Citron and burgundy

Many of these colors are already in you closet, you just need to pair them in a vibrant new way.  Check out Lauren Conrad's site to see some of these pairing or just look at how I paired chartreuse with burgundy in order to breathe new life into a older neutral piece.  I am so siked, I took these pics in my front yard.  What fall color pairing are you trying this season?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Harry Potter Halloween

It is almost Thanksgiving I realized that I never had the chance to post a few of my Halloween pictures and since my costumes was so school girl chic I thought I would go ahead a post it.  Here is my husband dressed as Harry Potter (but he looked a little more like Snape), I dressed as Hermione and my daughter was supposed to dress up like Valdemort but ended up dressing like a dementor creature. The point is we had a blast, I cant wait until next year. What fashions did you wear this Halloween?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pants With Pizazz

One of the must haves for fall this season are printed pants. To be honest, anything that is printed will do! I opted for a printed jumpsuit, that is comfortable, reflects my personality and has a little pizazz. Wake up a work outfit by replacing your go-to pants with a printed version. You can find them for under $30 at everyday places like Ann Taylor's, H&M,and Old Navy