When I was a young girl, I desperately wanted a pair of clogs. I remember going to our local shoe store, The Footbridge, to try on a pair. Alas, my feet were too small and so it was no clogs for me. I’ve recently become obsessed with them again, thanks to Free People and their fantastic assortment. The leather is supple, the wood is gorgeous, and they are the perfect shoe for transitioning from summer to fall (not that I’m in any hurry for the leaves to start changing). Here are my favorites-how can you not love them?!?!
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Hello my lovely stylistas! Today I had to decide whether or not to renew my domain, and after much thought I decided to give it another year. My new position has me very busy, especially with the holidays, but I really want to make the time to continue blogging (and hopefully with much more frequency).
Today I want to discuss the “Black on Black” trend. In my job, I have to wear black head-to-toe every day. While I was fine with this as I wear black most days, I have found it challenging to keep it fresh and new. I came across a wonderful article at PopSugar about this trend and I am feeling quite inspired.
Anne Hathaway looks amazing in this black ensemble. The form-fitting dress is sexy and the longer hem makes it classy. Add a little fur jacket, suede bootie, neutral lip, and simple jewelry, and you have the perfect outfit for all your holiday parties.
Gwyneth Paltrow is always chic. She makes what could be a very casual outfit into something fabulous. A tailored jacket, tank, and silky trousers are instantly raised to a new level with the addition of fringed heels.
Kristen Stewart has really become a fashionista. Leather dress paired with quilted leather jacket (great idea to add a different texture when wearing similar fabrics) is biker chic and a strappy bootie is so, so sexy. Add smoldering makeup and you have an urban uniform that will keep you rockin.
Karolina Kurkova also opts for leather. A pencil skirt and fitted bomber jacket make a terrific pairing and a simple pointy heel adds sophistication. Swipe on a burgundy lip and you are right on trend.
I adore this look worn by Olivia Palermo. I would absolutely wear this to work. I’m a huge fan of layering and this is done just right. A long trouser, stellar heels, and black pearls complete the look. It’s classy, trendy, and fun.
You can never go wrong wearing black-on-black. It’s always perfect for every and any occasion. You will look classy, chic, and sophisticated.
Hello my lovely stylistas! I’m super sorry I’ve been away for so long. I have been so busy with my new job and I absolutely love it! It is amazing to wardrobe, style, and influence women and men throughout Minneapolis. I have had some very rewarding and emotional sessions with clients and that makes it so worthwhile.
Okay, enough about me. I want to share with you some exciting news. If you’re a fan of Nicole Richie (like me) then you’re going to want to head to Macy’s September 12th. The ever-stylish Ms. Richie is launching her first collection for Macy’s Impulse and it is fabulous. It really embodies Nicole’s bohemian style and has an edge to it as well. This capsule collection consists of 25 pieces that is done in rich jewel tones, lots of faux leather, some awesome zipper pull detailing, and is quite masculine vs. feminine. Here are my favorite pieces-
The collection is available at Macy’s for a limited time starting September 12th. Locally, it will only be at the Southdale location, but you can always try on-line too. And if you think you want to view the collection, contact me for a private showing!!
Another item I want to cover is Fashion’s Night Out. This event will be held in fashion cities world-wide on September 6th. This global initiative was originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy, and put the fun back into shopping! It has been wildly successful and continues to grow each year. Minneapolis has many glamorous events planned and the festivities run from 4-9pm. The hubs and I will be attending Macy’s red carpet fashion show and will then scoot over to Neiman Marcus to take in their last FNO event here in the Twin Cities.
For more information on FNO events in Minneapolis, please visit Downtown MPLS
Even if you can’t make it to the festivities, just get out and shop on September 6th. Brick and mortar stores can use all the support they can get!
I’m going to try really hard to blog more often. I miss it and all of you!!
My style inspiration this week is model Natasha Poly. You may recognize her from the ad campaigns she’s done for Gucci and Fendi, but you’ve definitely seen her work for Victoria’s Secret. I just really dig her style. She wears a lot of black (which I can relate to) and always manages to look edgy and cool.
Natasha really shows that you can dress all in basics, add an awesome shoe or boot, and you will look like a fashionista. Sometimes, simple really is best!
I haven’t worn red pants since I was a child, but I have to say, I am totally digging the red denim that have been popping up all over. It’s a bold splash of color on dreary winter days. You can dress them up (I prefer with a black sweater, pearls, and a white fur coat) or you can totally make it casual. Whatever you think, there is no denying this is a trend that has legs.
There are so many brands out there that have jumped on the red denim band wagon. I went with an offering from Target. It’s a risky move for me (I tend to stick with black) but really wanted to give it a try. I love them, get so many compliments on them, and even got the thumbs up from the hubby.
Mossimo Supply Juniors Skinny Denim $22.99
available at Target
**These a re true junior sizes. I had to go up several sizes. Good thing they are super stretchy!
Blank Denim Spray On Skinny Jean $80
available at Shop Bop
**I really like Blank Denim. It’s a great middle-of-the-road choice. I usually do go up a size.
AG The Legging Jean $198
availble at Shop Bop
**AG has a great fit. These have the appearance of being leather, but they aren’t.
A word about Shopbop. They offer free shipping and I usually get my order the next day. You can find almost any brand and style on this website.
If red isn’t your color, there are many others to choose from. Colored denim is definitely the trend right now.
I thought I’d wrap up the year by featuring Jennifer Aniston as my style inspiration today. While I may strive to be a “Carrie Bradshaw”, in reality I’m actually more of a Jen. She likes to be comfortable and is a master at making jeans and tanks look fashionable. And then, of course, there’s the hair. Always shiny, always perfect-the ultimate California girl. And when she dresses up-wow! No one has a better body. And she’s my age! Gives a girl something to work towards…
I hope tonight, New Year’s Eve, you all rock what you got and ring in 2012 with style!