Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dresses: 'Mad Men' back again

I am so excited that Mad Men is coming back for another season. The costumes in this show are amazing, and that's what makes a great show- right?   
Some modern dresses with a little Mad Men inspiration. 

Are you a Betty?

Or a Joan? 

Rebecca Taylor dress
Rebecca Taylor dress

Miss Selfridge dress
Miss Selfridge dress

Cynthia Rowley dress
Cynthia Rowley dress

Monday, March 19, 2012

Must Have Accessories for Spring

Vogue says that "pale, fresh, and feminine" should describe your accessories this spring.  A few of my picks are below.
Britannia Skull Box Clutch
alexander mcqueen
Chloé Madeleine Tote
Marc By Marc Jacobs Pink Pig Ballerina Flats
marc by marc jacobs
CAROLINA BUCCI - Twister Bracelet
VICTORIA BECKHAM - Fine Square Sunglasses
victoria beckham
juicy couture
CASADEI - Triple Platform Sandal

Antigona Tote Bag

Leopard Print Scarf

Friday, March 16, 2012

LUV UR BODY: Curvy figure no-no

Okay, what perfect timing for a fashion no-no by a famous curvy figure.  If you forgot the do's and don'ts of dressing an hourglass figure please see How to Dress Curvy Figure.

Monday, March 12, 2012

LUV UR BODY: How to dress a Curvy Figure

Curvy Figure
Form fitting. Defined waist. Solid colors.  

Do Flaunt that Waist - Garments that are nipped at the waist and are narrow at the knee.  Wrap dresses and blouses.  Tailored pieces with an a-line silhouette.

Do Elongate - Pieces that have clean lines and vertical detailing. Skirts and dresses with slits to show off your legs. Slim-cut pants.  Monochromatic (one color) separates or color blocking in all the right places to accentuate your assets. V-neck tops or any top that reveals skin at the collarbone, shoulder or cleavage.

Don't Dramatise those Curves - Nothing too tight, over-sized or made with a very thin fabric. Say no to jackets that button too loosely at the waist and garments that have over-exaggerated shapes. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Outfit: Spring Break 2012

Outfit: What pack for Spring Break 2012

Bring on the sun and beach weather! Or better yet, go find it. 

Jetting away this month for Spring Break? Don't forget to pack the essentials. Bright colors and prints will keep you on trend this spring.

Be sure to pack:
  • tote bag
  • crochet dress
  • one piece swim suit
  • bikini
  • bright shorts
  • graphic tank
  • floppy hat
  • flat sandals
  • printed towel
  • Sunglasses
Be the Hottest One on Spring Break

Floppy Hat - Forever 21

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring 2012 Trend: How to wear the Peplum

Jason Wu
I love the peplum, it is so versatile- it can look sweet, sultry, or modern. Are you questioning the wear-ability of the peplum? Don't worry, you don't have to be a supermodel to pull it off. 
  • Be sure your outfit has a defined waist so the peplum flares over your hips to give the illusion of an hourglass figure.
  • If wearing a jacket or blouse with a peplum, wear fitted pants or a pencil skirt.  It will balance out the volume. 
  • Depending on the length of the peplum and how fit your butt and thighs are, you can wear a peplum with leggings. If your butt and thighs are worthy, wear a peplum that covers just the top section of your bottom.  If you need a little gym time, wear a peplum that covers your entire bottom and balance it out with a pair of boots.
  • For a more casual look, wear a loose peplum blouse with fitted, high-waisted shorts or pair with bright colored jeans/leather pants.
New York and Co.
Pink Tartan