Whatcha Wearing Wednesday: Stripes and Leopard for Spring

Stripes and leopard. It's all about mixing prints and patterns and it isn't as hard as you think. Spring is a great time to experiment. Think about matching a floral pencil skirt with a stripe shirt. Still not sure? Here's an easier way. Start with neutral colors like black, white and navy if you are feeling skittish and work from there. I took my neutral leopard heels and paired them with my tried and true black ankle pants and a new striped shirt I picked up from J.Crew Factory. The stripe shirt gets and update with the ruffle added to the sleeve. Ruffles are really big this spring. Wearing a navy blue multi-strand necklace adds a hint of color while also staying in the neutral zone. I felt like this look was both fresh and classic.  It's updated with the ruffles and has an … [Read more...]

My Uniform

They say many designers and fashion editors wear a uniform.  A certain combination of clothing that is a mix of form, function and style.  I have a uniform too. Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief- Vogue, Paris For as long as I can remember I have loved button down shirts.  It can't be a tunic or pullover. It has to be a straight up button down. French cuffs?  Yeah, I'm fine with that. But I just LOVE a button down- tucked in a variety of ways or not at all.  When I'm unsure of what I want to wear, the button down never fails me. It's my uniform.   Do you have a uniform? I love a good button down shirt with jeans, slip on sneakers, ballet flats or even heels on some days.  The beauty is in the button down.  It makes me feel both efficient and sexy all at the same time and with the … [Read more...]

What I Wore: Instagram Style

What I wore: Instagram version because I am F-O-C-U-S-E-D. Focused.  Goals mapped out.  Vision board created (yes, really), accomplishment notebook and pages are being written.  I'm busier and quieter than ever, social media-wise, but I'm feeling good.  I'm excited again and that in and of itself is motivating! Lunch with a friend and a side of networking.  Practiced my staging skills for flips too. It ended up being too warm for even the trench coat but I was overjoyed that I could drag it out of the closet. I adore this trench.  I have bought a few in the past and while I like them they don't have the liner, the shape and perfect khaki color that this one from Uniqlo possesses. Work out and get to work.  Those are my days now.  5-6 days a week I'm sweating to feel better … [Read more...]

Rent the Runway

I've used Rent the Runway quite a few times and it has never failed me. Whether it is a gala, cocktail party or last minute request their selection and customer service has always been on point. Even when a dress or two hasn't been available to me they have reached out via phone and email to make sure I was happy and offer up items that might work for me.  When that hasn't worked they have allowed me to choose multiple dress styles and various sizes to compensate at no additional cost. When H announced his winter work party would be in a week I had to fire up my Rent the Runway account again.  I chose a basic black lace dress by Nicole Miller. It has a long sleeves, which is perfect for Janauary temps, and the nude lining underneath holds you in to create a nice line.  After a busy … [Read more...]

Cozy Post-Holiday Style

We are in that interim between Christmas and New Years.  Life slows down, we chill out with loved ones and we have a tendency to get cozy.  I know I'm totally feeling a cozy post-holiday style in this look. I picked up this sweater on a Target run. It's pale pink color and thick weave beckoned me and once I felt how soft it is I tossed it into the cart.  The OTK boots are me succumbing to a trend I was so resistant to until I tried these babies on.  Wow.  I love them.  Warm, comfy and a let's be honest, hot.  I'm SOLD. Paired with my BB Dakota Jack by Roddy leggings from Shopbop the 'Gisela' OTK boots are super fun to wear. I have rocked them with a sweater dress for an Ugly Sweater Christmas party, jeans and more leggings. I decided on these 'Gisela' OTK boots because I … [Read more...]

Black Lace and Winter White

The Mazda holiday party also known as my work party for this year was held on a gorgeous twinkly night by the water. I couldn't resist the urge to pair my black knee-high boots with a black lace bell sleeve top and my high-waisted nautical flare pants in a chic winter white. Mazda MX-5 Miata. Source: Victoria Mason Instagram. I wore this Vince black lace top last spring for a St. Patrick's day gala. Back then I wore it with a full green midi-skirt.  Here in the holiday season I knew I wanted understated chic that made me think of winter. The buttons on these nautical flare pants make me so happy.  I always feel like I need to be in some 1930s musical when I wear them. Cold temps and walking city blocks made me keep my pumps at home and opt for the warmth of my knee high … [Read more...]

2 Ways to Wear Stone Wedge Booties

I have been wanting a pair of gray wedge booties all fall.  I needed them to be gray or stone wedge booties.  I just like the way the heel feels when I'm walking better than a regular stacked or chunky heel.  Camtrade sent me a pair of their Secret Celebrity's Keyport Stone Wedge Booties and I had to share how I styled them. Look One- Stone Wedge Booties with Pants Spending the day hanging out at home and doing a little bit of an early Christmas with H's family.  The boots gave me comfort and height at I hosted an early dinner and we exchanged gifts.  It totally got me into the holiday spirit. I could have gone with basic black boots but I like to mix it up a bit.  The stone color adds some depth to the look and means I can play with any jewelry I add to it. It may be cold outside … [Read more...]

It’s a Wrap Dress

This wrap dress. No lie, I bought this green wrap dress years ago in a thrift store in LA with my bestie, E, and then I never wore it. Can I call it vintage Banana Republic now? Maybe it is all the Good Girls Revolt episodes I have been binge watching on Amazon. Seriously, check it out! Maybe it is the fact that I love a good wrap dress and feel that this one needs to have its day.  Any way you look at it this classic wrap dress never goes out of style.  The wrap dress works for date night too. Wear it at work.  #workwearwednesday y'all.  A word about those nude pumps. I bought them in the spring and love wearing them.  They are 'Flex' by Michael Kors and are not sky high and super comfortable.  I walked all over the city last week in them and was fine.  They also … [Read more...]

Styling a Velvet Blazer

The velvet blazer.  Swoon. Tailored, box-cut, boyfriend, cropped or anything in between; velvet is having a moment this F/W season.  This one I purchased from a thrift store a few years back and love to break it out each fall. The Classic Look Blazer, gray or white shirt and jeans.  Heels or booties complete the look. Ready for Work Gray ponte pants with striped turtleneck and black pumps make it work wear ready.  Throw on a statement necklace for added glamour.  Roll up the velvet blazer sleeves and throw on some moccasins for a more casual look. Navy Velvet Blazer (thrifted-similar/similar)/Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans (similar)/Merona Gray V-Neck Shirt (similar)/Nine West Wine Pumps /Vintage Rhinestone Bracelets (old-similar, similar) … [Read more...]

The Moto Jacket 3 Ways

This fall I am all about my newest moto jacket. I wear it almost daily and it goes with so much. I had to share a few of my latest moto jacket looks- The Moto Jacket 3 Ways. First Look I feel like this look is easy, can be worn while out running errands or on the weekend.  I love just throwing on the moto jacket for warmth and topping off the stripes with a leopard scarf. Second Look This athleisure look has a pop of color in the red purse.  I added my black pebbled Converse sneakers and black sunglasses to complete the look.  This dress I found at Marshall's last week by Philsophy and it is a super luxe feeling cashmere knit.  Perfect for fall weekends.  I might pair it with black booties to dress it up later. Third Look This was a … [Read more...]