Monday, April 30, 2012

Michelle Mondays: Multicolored Moments

Michelle Obama astonishes again in this Naeem Khan printed multi colored dress  for the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton in Washington DC recently.  I can't wait until it gets warm enough to wear my printed dress. If you have one, pull it out of storage. I am hoping for a bright, sunshiny day to wear it.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Print Mixologist

As you can see I am continuing my obsession with print and I am feeding it by becoming a mixologist. I have mixed my printed gift from my grandma with my vintage 1960's dress from Dusty Buttons. Fell free to mix your prints, even if their not vintage. This is the time to get frisky with fabric and design. It is true that they just don't make dresses like this anymore but I am glad they are trying this season. Check out your local vendors to find a dress that takes you back in time. 

Get This Look:
Dress: Vintage Dusty Buttons Scarf: Gift Earrings: Betsy Johnson- TJ Maxx

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Stripes With Fall Boots

I have spring on my mind but there is fall in the air.  Between the rain and the cold I have had to pull back out my tights and boots but thats ok, my striped shirt from H&M livened up this look.  I totally can't lie, I did want to put these banging boots away yet anyway.  I am out stopping puddles with these babies. Oh yeah! How are you staying warm but on trend this chilly spring?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Work Wear Wednesday: PrintChic

This Work Wear Wednesday we would like to highlight a great local DC blog called District of Chic. The outfits are fab, on trend and professional enough for business. So check out how E is looking career smart by wearing printed tops this season.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Michelle Mondays: Pastel Suit

It is Michelle Monday and I have deemed it so because this is the best dressed women in business. I love her effortless style and her she is pulling off the pastel trend famously.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

TT: Head-To-Toe-Print

Trend Translation:
Cynthia Rowley, Derek Lam, Altuzarra, spring 2012
There are prints, and then there are PRINTS and this is the season to mix and match them. So how are women styling in head-to-toe patterns like the models that sashayed down the spring 2012 runways. They are being bold  and pulling their oversize florals, mirrorlike geometric shapes, even bird prints—and strutting their stuff. Here is my friend Trutty showing us how to pull off this trend in everyday life with style. So ladies, have fun with your clothes and be Printastic!

Nail Talk: Pastel Glam

Lets take our nails into the spring with us by going Pastel Glam. Put you favorite everyday color on an then layer on the hottest color of the season. This season it is mint or a pastel of some sort like sea foam. Glam it them up with a gilded strip and call it a day! Or if you are ready for the stripe effect then go minty fresh and paint your whole nail the same color. It will go with everything, so glam it up!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Work Wear Wednesday: Putting Me Together: Teal & Orange

Work Wear Wednesday is where I like to highlight other bloggers who put great work wear together throughout the week.  Check out this fun work outfit that Audrey. She threw this together when trying to dress her work style up.  Putting Me Together: Teal & Orange:

Top: Old Navy  |  Moto jacket: Forever 21  |  Skirt: JCPenny  |  Shoes: Urban Outfitters ( shop )

Monday, April 16, 2012

Trend Translation: Black and Blue Hues

Trend Translation: 
Black and Blue Hues
Peter Som and Bouchra Jarrar Couture have it down packed. They are jazzing up the classic black and white look with vivid blues.  See how I take this trend and make it career smart using baubles and belts!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

What 2 Wear: to a Carnival

Attention carnival goers: If you are trying to look cool with out losing your funnel cake this one is for you. A few weekends ago we attending the traveling carnival at night with my son. Great carni food, bright lights, fast rides and fun! How can it go wrong? Possibly by wearing the wrong outfit, so while attending a carnival remember this:
Dress In Layers- Whether night or day you will be there for a while and you never know how hot or in my case how cold it will get by time you go home. You don't want to ruin all of your pics because your teeth are chattering. If it is warm, take a note from Pink, she has a great warm weather formula.
Dress Relaxed For The Occasion- You don't want to become the carnival attraction because you are way over dressed, even if you are on a date. There is a way to look sexy and comfortable. I say stay away from hats and skirts. Some of the rides flip you over and you don't want your underpinnings to the be YouTube's #1 video.
Wear Cute But Practical Footwear- Don't forget you will be on your feet the whole time, eating in line with nowhere to rest your feet. So if you want to look cute, opt for a comfortable wedge like J-Lo. Stay away from flip flops unless you want to walk home barefoot. The rides will just throw those puppies to the wind. 

Stay trendy and warm like Pink, me and my son Jalen, by bringing a warm but cool jacket that you plan on wearing the entire time. I opted for a Sophia Vargas jacket from Kmart but Jay opted for a Old Navy vest and sweater, both options worked great as we continued to have fun until later in the evening. My son got to stay up late and we had a blast! I hope you stay comfortable and have a great time!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

There's No Sucker Here

I love a great deal and I know I got one when I picked up this seersucker suit from K& G. I have always wanted to get a seersucker outfit but many of the suits that I have previously tried on, often wrinkled too much for my lifestyle or liking. However when I saw this seersucker suit by Evan Picone, I knew I had found the right one for me. The fabric has a nice weight to it that keeps it from wrinkling. Yeah me! What suit piece, style or fabric would you like to try this spring?

Do You Know Your Style?

Do you know your style? If you already know, do you know what great blogs can you find inspiration from? If you are not sure, ask yourself a few questions are you:

Classic – Do you favors traditional and clean designs. The classic woman will have a little black dress, a string of pearls and ladylike, borderline preppy garments that express her desire to be elegant, neat and “in control.”  You might find inspiration in sites like District of Chic.
Chic- Do you favors clothes with clean lines and meticulous tailoring? The chic women choose luxe accessories with rich fabrics and patterns like animal prints or florals and turn their wardrobe up with show-stopping statement jewelry and handbags selected straight from the runway. These choices add in the luxury.  You might find inspiration in sites like 9 to 5 chic.

Whimsical- Do you favor the quirky and have a knack for throwing together an un-constructed dress with a slouchy leather hobo? The whimsical women approach their wardrobes as an extension of their creative persona. Fun and flirty, romantic and youthful the whimsical woman lives for one-of-a-kind accessories that match her playful and retro style aesthetic. You might find inspiration in sites like Cupcakes and Cashmere.
Bohemian- Do you favor a more laid back approach to fashion and can pull a funky outfit together in a flash. The bohemian women choose earthy wear, batik prints, jeans, vests, white shirts and cotton tees with hippie-chic touches like ethnic-inspired jewelry, funky jackets and peasant-wear.  You might find inspiration in sites like Ruche.
Avant-garde Do you favor s risk taking, show stopping approach to fashion? The avant-garde women have no fear when it comes to fashion. They wear what they want to and they are bold and modern with their chooses. You might find inspiration in sites like because I am addicted.

Does your current work wardrobe reflect your personal style? We spend over 50 hours a week in these clothes, working and commuting, so make them reflect who you are! Whether you are more classic, chic, bohemian, avant-garde or a mixture of each (like myself), you deserve to make a positive statement that reflects of who you are and where you are going.  Look at your wardrobe and see if it reflects the style that you would like to project. If it does, Suite! If it doesn’t, begin to inject a few pieces in the direction of your choice. You will feel more confident and successful in no time!

Bunny Crazy in Navy

Here is the family pictures from Easter. We felt bunny crazy in navy. Here is my totally cute family sporting some great trends for spring.  My husband (holding our new nephew Camron) and son Jalen are sporting blue pin stripe suits from K&G with blue shirts and pastel ties. My cousin Tina was sporting a neon high and low dress, my daughter Brandy is wearing a multi-color graphic print dress and I am wearing a lovely Adrianna Papell frock, all from TJ Maxx. We had a blast!

Get My Look:
Dress: Adrianna Papell- TJ Maxx, Wedges: MaxStudio-DSW 
Blazer: Evan Picone- K&G
Necklace- Mothers day gift from my husband