August 25, 2015

Eight Things You Need For Fall Right NOW

You know me, I love summer. But I never said that there was anything wrong with preparing for the cooler months ahead. If you live in New England, you know that the weather cools off quite quickly, so it's important to be prepared. If there were just eight pieces that I would suggest that you buy right now in preparation for fall, these would be them:

1. The Weekend Chino in indigo blue

2. The Quilted Vest in fiesta pink

4. Rory Soft Quilted Leather Elastic Ballet Flats. My personal color preference would be faded petal which is the soft ballet pink shade. 

8. Tartan-Plaid Blouse in fiesta pink.

August 24, 2015

The First Three Steps To Finding Your Style

We all want to look good. But do we know why we want to look good? Is it to impress others, or is it to simply satisfy ourselves? 
{Photo via Much Info}
Fashion is everywhere and these days it's easy to say that anything goes. But does it really? Yes, everyone has the freedom to wear whatever they want, but that doesn't mean it makes them look good. But then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? 

That whole first paragraph was just to get you thinking. Now, you are here reading my style blog, so that must mean that you like fashion or that you need some guidance around fashion. First, the question I would like you to ask yourself is:

Why do I want to look good?

That is the first step in finding your style. Figuring out your "why" is key to just about anything that you want to achieve whether it be finding your style, weight loss or whatever you want to do. Once you figure your why around being fashionable, then you will be on your way to having great style!

The second step to finding your style has to do with stepping out of your comfort zone and being willing to try new things. If you are not willing to take a step out of your box, then forget about fashion. 

And the third step to finding your style is to be confident about who you are. I know this might sound a little crazy, but if you just look in the mirror and stare into your own eyes and accept your flaws, accept that you have made mistakes in life and hopefully learned from those mistakes, and tell yourself that you are beautiful. Some of us are afraid to tell ourselves that we are beautiful because we are afraid that might make us seem cocky. So on that note, there is a balance that you must maintain. You are beautiful, but you are not perfect and you make mistakes and you learn from them every day. 

Now clean out that closet and go shopping! 

August 21, 2015

Should You Match Your Purse To Your Shoes?

The short answer to this question is of course no. But there is nothing wrong with doing so if it just so happens to work out that way unintentionally. It was a a fashion "rule" back in the 50's and 60's which carried slightly into the 70's to always match your shoes to your handbag and I think that your belt was supposed to match too. In the 80's this rule went right out the window. There were a lot of bad things that happened with fashion in the 80's but luckily one good thing came out of that era!

Below you will find some examples of handbags paired with shoes that look perfectly cool but do not match at all. And yes, the last look is a navy handbag paired with black shoes. Contrary to popular belief, navy and black should be worn together!

Cause & Effect

Self ConfidenceWild Flower
Navy & Black

More handbags I am loving for the upcoming season!

More shoes I am loving for the upcoming season!

August 20, 2015

Thinking ahead..........

A couple of days ago I wrote a blog post about embracing August, our last full month of summer. But I just couldn't help but experiment with this fall/winter color called Marsala. It's such a rich color and I happen to love it. Not just because it's Pantone's color of the year, but because I feel like it really works well with my complexion. I have to admit, I do struggle with color during the summer months. I feel like I wear jewel tones and deeper colors better, but they are hard to come by in the summer.

Does anyone else feel the same way?
{Photo via Hadley Court}

I just happened to find this sweet flutter jersey from Talbots hanging in my closet. I couldn't find anything like it on the internet! I was hoping to find something similar in a close color so that I could refer you to it just in case you wanted one for yourself. However I did come across some adorable flutter sleeve tops for you to shop.



Watch the inspirational video below to learn more about my favorite color, Marsala.

August 19, 2015

Fall Colors For 2015

As far as I am concerned, summer is still in full swing and it might be a little to early for me to be writing this blog post. It's still August for goodness sake! But I can't help myself from planning ahead. I think it might be due to the fact that I have worked in fashion and retail for over twenty years. In this field of work, we are always thinking ten steps ahead of the average person. Because if we didn't, then you wouldn't be able to enjoy your life the way that you do! 

On that note, I just wanted to share with you some of the colors we will be seeing a lot of this fall and winter of 2015 in the fashion world. I just had a feeling that you might be a bit curious about this. Am I right? These colors are so rich and beautiful. As much as I am thoroughly trying to enjoy August, I can't help but be excited for the season ahead. Feel free to pin these colors to your Pinterest boards to refer back to all fall and winter. Click HERE to view my Pinterest page.