May 22, 2015

Memorial Weekend Sale at Talbots!

I love to share a good sale with my girlfriends! And the best sale this Memorial Weekend is happening at TALBOTS, now through May 25, 2015!

Receive an additional 40% off any one sale item you choose, but why would you want only one, when if you purchase two or more sale items you will receive an additional 50% off them all! And we all know that it takes at least five pieces to make an outfit, right....?

{Photo via TALBOTS}

Enjoy the sale ladies and I am wishing you a peaceful and relaxing Memorial Weekend with your friends, family and TALBOTS of course. 


May 20, 2015

Sometimes all you need is a little cardi to cover your arms....

{All of my accessories are vintage and can be found at The Canny Canary}

If there is one complaint I hear the most from women about their body it is that they hate showing their arms. Either they are not toned, or have too may sunspots from over the years or they just are plain cold most of the time. If you have those feelings, just know that you are not alone.

That is why I love this pointelle cardi from TALBOTS. It is nice and sheer so it isn't too warm and it gives just the right amount of arm coverage. The one I am wearing here is no longer available in black at TALBOTS.com but it comes in many colors that are on sale at the moment! Click HERE or click the photo above and below and that will bring you right to TALBOTS.com so that you can purchase one for yourself! Trust me. You will be glad you did ;)


May 19, 2015

Your fashion thought of the day..........

Fashion can be considered a very vain subject. I think when we are young we gravitate to fashion to figure out who we are. We try all sorts of different things to try to fit in and/or find ourselves.


When we are young it seems we use fashion to attract the opposite sex. It sometimes becomes sickening how obvious we are in doing this. We get a piercing and/or a tattoo. We wear short shorts, mini skits and things that cling. And we are proud of it! But at some point in our life, we grow, and we get to know ourselves. We learn that the length of our mini skirt has absolutely nothing to do with who we really are and we begin to express to the world who we truly are through our voice and what we believe in. We still dress to impress but not purely so. Dressing becomes a way for us to express the woman we have proudly become. Our true style begins to evolve as our life progresses and develops. We think we've got everything figured out at age 17, but at age 40 we begin to realize we will never be able to figure everything out and we let a higher power take over.

I am not writing this article because I have something against young girls and the way they dress. I just wish that there were more young girls out there who were not afraid to express who they really are at a young age. But maybe that's not possible because the brain is still developing when we are young. I understand that it is difficult to stop following the crowd. For some reason we feel the need to fit in. Maybe the majority isn't young girls dressing to fit in. Maybe the majority are the ones who judge, or maybe the majority are the girls who let the feeling of being judged get to them. 

What are some of the thoughts that maneuver through your mind when you are getting dressed?




May 18, 2015

Why A White Jacket Always Works


Why does a white jacket work so well? Here are my five reasons:

1. It can make any outfit look fresh and new.

2. It looks great worn with sleeveless dresses in spring and summer.

3. It matches with any color.

4. Black and WHITE never goes out of style. It's such a classic look that works in a pinch when colors can be confusing. Wear all black if you want then throw on the white jacket and BAM, it's summer!

5. Wear a white jacket with your favorite tee and blue jeans for class and comfort all at once.  


SHOP my favorite white jackets:


May 17, 2015

Which type of hose should you wear?


Yay! It's finally spring in Maine! We haven't had any signs of snow in almost almost two months now. The grass is getting greener and foliage is starting to fill up the trees! We all get the urge to start letting go of layers at this time of year and we want to begin wearing our pretty floral dresses and skirts. This is called Spring Fever! However, it can still be a bit nippy for baring the old winter white legs here in New England. I have heard a ton of ladies talk about hose being totally out of style. But I think we need to discuss this further......

You may see Kathy Lee & Hoda wearing next to nothing on the Today show each morning. Their skin is tan, flawless and glowing and guess what, NO HOSE. They look fabulous I must admit. But we need to remember, they are made for TV. You, are not. 

Popular to contrary belief, it is perfectly appropriate to wear nude hose with your skirts and dresses in spring. Here are my tips for getting the right hose so that you can start wearing those pretty skirts and dresses NOW:

1. Make sure the hose that you choose is as close to your skin color as possible. When in doubt, go lighter. It is more believable that they are your real legs when the hose is lighter instead of darker.

2. Go with a nude hose that is textured. A subtle texture will even work with patterned skirts and will make it obvious that you are wearing hose. Why would you want to make it obvious that you are wearing hose? Well, some days it's just easier to admit that you are wearing hose and just rock it!

3. Never wear an open toed shoe with hose. A little peep toe is fine, but a wide open toe or sandal is unappealing. Sorry, but it's true. Keep your sandals for hot summer days when wearing panty hose would be way too hot. 

4. If you haven't already, make sure you purchase a pair of nude pumps for spring and summer. I promise they will go with every single one of your dresses or skirts. And choose a closed toe version for versatility. You will find that a nice nude pump will make your legs look longer and we all love that idea. Here are some of my favorite nude pumps pictured below:

SHOP NUDE PUMPS!

May 12, 2015

What to wear with a straight skirt.

I have one word.

Peplum.


A peplum top will create a more balanced look if you are choose to wear a straight style skirt. They also are famous for hiding a multitude of sins and look fabulous on every body type.

SHOP my favorite Peplum tops!




And of course I decided to finish off this look with a beautiful vintage necklace by Sarah Coventry which can be found HERE at The Canny Canary online vintage boutique.


http://cannycanaryshop.com/collections/vintage-necklaces
{Peplum top: ASOS, skirt: Talbots, bracelet: Stella & Dot, earrings: Talbots, shoes: Target}