December 21, 2014

Two Boyfriends Are Better Than One!

................well, when it comes to clothing anyway. Please don't take that literally! I don't want to get you into too much trouble! 

What I mean is, when it comes to fashion, there are the two boyfriend styles that you MUST have in your wardrobe. The boyfriend cardigan, and the boyfriend jean. 

The meaning behind "boyfriend" is really, lived in, worn out and over sized. You know, like he wore it for a long time and you borrowed it because you didn't bring a clean change of clothing for the next morning. And we know you will never give him these items back!

I believe the best way to style "boyfriend" pieces is to keep your look ULTRA feminine. A boyfriend cardi worn over a pretty dress always works. A pair of boyfriend jeans worn with a flowy or lacy blouse looks awesome. Just remember to pretty it up the best you can when wearing the "boyfriends" and you won't go wrong.

Check out these cool boyfriend jean styling notes that I found on Pinterest:

Shop my "boyfriend" look!

Shop my "boyfriend" look!

December 20, 2014

Playing Reindeer Games

Everyone loves a little sparkle. 
And when the sparkle is in the shape of one of Santa's reindeer, it's even better!
What I wore:
Talbots reindeer sweater (Click HERE to purchase at 40% off!)
Talbots bright green cotton blouse
Talbots boyfriend jeans (Click HERE to purchase at 40% off!)
Lifestride booties
Jewelry by Tiffany & Co and Alex & Ani
Vintage green stone ring

 Shop the look!

December 19, 2014

Gray Can Be Great!

Don't let anyone tell you that gray is boring. 
Some days just call for gray!

What I wore:
Talbots double faced wool skirt in shadow heather (Get yours by clicking HERE)
Talbots jeweled short sleeve baseball sweater
Talbots gray tights
Talbots sparkly chandelier earrings
Talbots cha cha bracelet
Lifestride booties

Here are more of my favorite gray finds!

September 30, 2014

Clothing Swap To Benefit Nourish Salon!

My great friend and personal hair stylist Charlene Boggins opened her own salon in my hometown Veazie, Maine about two years ago. She is not only a certified Vidal Sassoon hair stylist, but she also specializes in treating women going through medical hair loss due to chemotherapy or other medical conditions. She helps women through the whole process of hair loss which can be very traumatic for most. Charlene also supplies beautiful scarves and gorgeous wigs which she trims and styles to each clients specification. 

Charlene wants to also be able to help women who may not be able to afford a wig or her services. That is why she has introduced 
The Nourish Salon & Spa Angel Fund. 

Charlene and I came up with the idea to hold a Clothing Swap twice a year to benefit her Angel Fund. We are very excited about this event and we plan on making it a huge success! 
Below, you will find your official invite.

You are invited to a Clothing Swap! 

The cost is $15 per person and all proceeds go to The Nourish Salon and Spa Angel Fund which helps to provide services and luxury wigs for cancer patients as well as patients experiencing medical hair loss.

Where: Machias Savings Bank
Brewer, Maine 04412

When: October 14, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy light refreshments while you mingle and try on hundreds of "new to you" items!

There will be raffles for some amazing beauty products as well!

You won't want to miss out on this one ladies. 

Never been to a clothing swap before? It's fun and easy. Just follow the four steps below and you will be good to go!

Step 1: Clean out your closet. Don't forget your unwanted accessories!

Step 2: Bring all of your unwanted but fabulous items that are in great condition to the clothing swap. Bring them in a box and lay them out on tables that we provide or bring your own clothing rack and hangers to display. We will start swapping promptly at 7pm so you will want to get there right at 6pm to set your items out!

Step 3:Relax, mingle, try on clothing & accessories. Eat, drink and be merry!

Step 4: Pick up some fabulous new to you items to take home and add to your wardrobe!

Watch Nourish Salon's latest ad! 
P.S. I had so much fun helping Charlene style and merchandise her salon for this :)

And below you will find the letter that we sent out to clarify some of the details of the Clothing Swap:

Hello ladies!
We just wanted to send you all a little note to explain some of the small details about the clothing swap that is taking place on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Machias Savings Bank in Brewer. The admission is $15 and all of the proceeds go to The Nourish Salon and Spa Angel Fund which helps to provide services and luxury wigs for cancer patients as well as patients experiencing medical hair loss.
You will want to arrive promptly at 6:00 pm the evening of the event. Bring a reasonable amount of clothing and/or accessories that are in fabulous condition that you no longer want in your wardrobe. All size ranges are welcome! We have decided to NOT put a limit on how many items you can bring to the swap. Just make sure it’s not a truckload or anything. One or two big garbage bags or boxes is plenty. Please make sure you arrive promptly at 6:00 pm with your items so that we have time to set everything out before we officially begin the swap at 7:00 pm. We will not be putting a limit on how many items you can take home. Anything that is left at the end of the evening will be donated to a local charity unless you would like to take it back home with you.
We hope this clarifies everything! Please let us know if you have any more questions. This will be so much fun and it will be so great to meet and mingle with each other!
See you on October 14th!
Fashionably Yours,
Laura Michaud & Charlene Boggins

September 19, 2014

Should Accessories Match Your Outfit?

This is a question that has been coming up more often these days. With all the crazy variations out there it's no wonder you ladies have a ton of questions! 

As we skim through Pinterest we see photos of some crazy accessorizing techniques that actually look fantastic. But can you pull them off? 

At Laura's Style, we say that if you like something then there is a way that you can pull it of for sure. There are no RULES to fashion, but there are some things that just look really good together. It's the same as when you decorate a room. Some colors look really good together and some colors really don't. A lot of it has to do with personal preference. A lot of it has to do with us just being the human beings that we are. Believe it or not, colors, styles and the way things flow, really affects our moods. So, I don't mean to get all scientific on you but it kind of comes down to that.

I have to admit. This is a tough subject to explain.  

As humans we generally feel good when we see colors put together that are side by side each other on the color wheel when they are matched with the same level of lightness or darkness. Such as red and orange, orange and yellow, yellow and green, green and blue, blue and purple. But if you want to make even more of a fashion statement there is no harm in wearing colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as purple and green, blue and purple, etc. As you can see. Any color really goes as long as it compliments you. Try to use no more than three different colors in your look. You don't want to look crazy!

When I get dressed, I usually pick two colors that are side by side or within the same family on the color wheel (without even really thinking about it) and then I accessorize using a combination of those two colors and maybe an extra one that is opposite on the color wheel or even a neutral. Those colors will be in a scarf, belt, shoes or jewelry.

We are so lucky that our human intuition tells us what colors compliment us! Some people are better at this than others. It takes a lot of experimenting and practice. Those that struggle might consider hiring a stylist who might have "the eye for color and style" that you are lacking. Hey, we can't all be good at everything!

Right before you leave the house, take one least look in the mirror. If you feel like you are over accessorized, then you probably are. Take one accessory off and the out the door you go!

And, just to confuse you even more, neutrals go with everything! 

And another tip, the more accessories you wear the more simple your make-up and hair!