Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Color Yourself

One of the hottest trends this summer is bright and colorful nails! And what better way to celebrate the warm weather and the fact that it’s summer than with exciting new nail polish colors! With colors like Sea. I told You, I’m his Coral Friend, If the Fuchsia Fits, and Banana Bandana (from OPI) there’s no way not to have fun when you get your nails done. Now don’t be afraid to try out this trend. Just have fun with it and pick your most favorite wacky color. . . and remember, you can’t go wrong as long as it's bright and flashy!

Happy Colorful Summer!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Tis the Season

Tis the season- Wedding Season that is!  This means lots of invitations to lots of different weddings.  It can be hard to decide what is appropriate to wear to a wedding.  To help you out I have chosen four different looks for four different kinds of weddings.

 The Plaza in June

This is your formal, uber chic, big to do wedding.  So maybe the wedding you will be attending is not at the Plaza, but non-the less this is the wedding of the season. Everyone and their mother’s will be attending.  So what do you wear? In look one, I have chosen to wear my most chic and fancy couture dress. I have paired it with opera length pearls and a green satin clutch to add a pop of color.  This look can be worn for both black-tie and cocktail attire.

Country-Club Nuptials

This is your classic wedding.  Ceremony at the church followed by a reception at the country club.  I have chosen to wear a summery royal blue dress with embroidered details at the neck and hem. This is not the wedding to wear your flashiest dress or jewelry. Choose a look that is a bit more on the modest side.

 A Southern Affair

Nothing is more garish at a preppy southern wedding than edgy couture. Stick to pastel tea-length or eyelet dresses and strappy elegant heals. 

Beachfront Blowout

The long, printed maxi dress was made for exotic locations. Since you've spent your savings on a ticket, skip the shoe splurge and slip into metallic gladiator sandals.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dress Like Me

Today I am wearing my skinny J Brand jeans paired with a blouse I bought at a thrift store and a really old Robert Rodriquez blazer that I still wear to this day! I am wearing this to work today and since I work in a more casual atmosphere this is totally fine.  This is also a great outfit for “casual Fridays" at work- for some of course.  Since it's still a little on the cool side here this look works great for me, but for some this might be too warm of an outfit at this time of the year.  Instead of jeans you could pair the top and blazer with white shorts or a skirt of your choice. Or you could switch out the blouse and put on a white cotton t-shirt under the blazer. Decide what is best for your day and find inspiration in this outfit to help you create your next look.  

Monday, June 1, 2009

Flip-ity Flop-ity

What is the easiest shoe to throw on and go during the warm summer months? That’s right, Flip Flops! I just love flip flops- they are just too easy! I usually throw my flip flops on with whatever I am wearing: a sun dress, shorts, jeans, etc. Nine times out of ten they work with everything. Now there are a lot of flip flops out there and I think it is important to choose a flip flop with some style. There are some flip flops that are a little on the dull side. Don’t let this be your flip flop’s case. Choose a flip flop that is fun and full of life. They are a casual shoe so why not add some pizzazz to them, plus it’s an easy way to spruce up your ensemble for the day.

Above I have shown some of my favorite flip flops that are out there. All of these have an extra element of excitement to them- none are just a simple ole flip flop. The brands shown above are Havaianas, Mystique, J-Crew, and Bernardo, plus all of the shoes shown are a reasonable price-anywhere between $24-$140. With thousands and thousands of flip flops to choose from pick a style that fits you and your personality. Have a couple different pairs in your closet so anytime you are out and about you have a fun and stylish shoe to throw on and go!