I don’t run. Well, I do if something is chasing me………like a lion, a bumble bee, a bill collector or an illness. Sunday I was forced to run. It didn’t matter though ’cause it still caught me. A nasty virus that is. So, this is me.
Sickly but so trying to head out the door stylish.
Stylist Tip :: For a feminine yet trendy look, mix a waxed denim pant with a sweet chiffon print blouse.
Wearing :: Articles of Society Waxed Denim Pants (similar), Bobeau Blouse, Sam Edelman Ballet Flats, Nordstrom Necklace, Vintage Bracelet
Honestly, some of the pictures that are snapped for this blog crack me up. I can’t even begin to tell you how many hit the trashcan. But, today I thought we would have a little fun at my expense. Take for instance these shots.
“Whoa, what was that? “
Followed by this overtly joyful facial expression.
Perhaps, I should just shoot my heels today.
Oh, wait, this shot is fairly normal. Well, as normal as this gal gets.
Stylist Tips :: Your smile is one of your best accessories. Wear it often. Don’t worry about matching your accessories. That’s boring. Purple velvet pants? Absolutely! Fashion should be fun.
Blouse by Alberto Makali. It’s on sale now at Nordstrom Rack.
Pants by !It Get your pair here, here or here.
Heels by Steve Madden
Handbag, Belt and Bamboo Bracelet are all estate sale finds.
My weakness is wearing too much leopard print.
Stylist Tip :: Black heels would have paired nicely with the black belt (not that I always match my accessories ’cause I don’t) but nude heels elongate legs and hold the focus on the dress not the feet.
Leopard Print Dress by Donna Ricco (Or try it in floral or arctic black)
Vintage Wool Coat by Burberry
Black Snake Skin Print Belt by New York & Company
Nude Heels by Style & Co (love these by Michael Michael Kors)
Sunnies by Kate Spade
Jewelry by D&G and estate sale finds
Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.
Stylist Tip :: Whether your style is classic, rocker, preppy or vintage try this season’s black and white trend. It’s bold and beautiful.
Retro Inspired Black Dress by Bizz
White Felt Hat has no name
Black & White Heels by Chinese Laundry
White Beads are estate sale finds. Wear these.
Vintage Bow Rhinestone Bracelet was my great grandmas but I love this pearl and rhinestone version.
Easy & Affordable Style for $100
My car does this crazy, totally uncontrollable, quirky lil’ thing. At the first sign of a thrift store, consignment boutique, estate or garage sale it suddenly veers towards the flashing open sign, screeches into a parking spot and ejects me, purse in hand, out the sunroof. Weird, I know but what am I supposed to do about it? As I see it, the best reaction is to take action. So, I limp on in and shop.
Last week, my cars totally uncontrollable ejection caused me to discover this delicious mod coat……..for $30!
Stylist Tip :: Blending in is easy. Make a style statement with unique garments and accessories.
Vintage Mod Coat by Lilli Anne Knit. New version here.
Wedge Heels by Nine West
Silver Clutch has no name and was found at a yard sale but checkout this one.
Sunnies by Kate Spade
Pearls & Rhinestone Jewelry from estate sales and my grandma
Easy & Affordable Style for less than $200
Stylist Tip :: A high-waisted skirt makes shorts legs look longer and already long legs look, well, super duper long.
Vintage Cream Satin Blouse by Kay Unger
Vintage Hand SewnPlaid Skirt from an Estate Sale
Pointed Toe Sling Back Heels by Franco Sarto
Rhinestone Bracelet form an Estate Sale
Pearl Earrings and Necklace by Mikimoto
Easy & Affordable Style for $60. Yea, minus the real pearls gifted from my husband, I’m wearing a $3 hand sewn skirt, $20 consignment blouse , $30 heels from Ross and a $7 vintage bracelet. Style is affordable.
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right
Aww, what a glorious, wonderful, warm weekend it twas. The sunny state of California lived up to its name and I say, Hooray! I even overheard someone say that they were headed to the beach…..ugh, still a bit too cold for a dip in the Pacific Ocean but wonderful weather for a walk in the beautiful, yet bare, vineyards.
Stylist Tip :: Red and green are opposites on the color wheel and go well together. Try this off red and green combo for less of a Christmas feel.
White Top by Morgan Le Fay
Striped Tank by Zone
Plaid Blazer is Handmade Vintage
Bootleg Jeans by Mavi
Suede Green Heels by Moda Spana
Suede Belt by Art
Sunnies by Kate Spade
Random information……….after a 7 year hiatis Justin Timberlake has made a new album. Yep, he’s “bringing sexy back”. When I try to bring sexy back I look like Ben Stiller in Zoolander.
Stylist Tip :: Leather is very in, but quality leather can be very expensive. Opt for waxed denim. These wear comfortably, wash well and are only
Black Turtle Neck by Bette Paige
Fur Vest by Hazel (check this one out)
Black Waxed Skinny Jeans by Articles of Society (get yours here)
Leopard Heels by Carlos by Carlos Santana
Jewelry from Adesso & Dettamoda (available for sale @ Dettamoda soon)
Easy & Affordable Style for $290
When the working day is done, girls – they want to have fun.
3 dressed up girls in 1 car to Santa Barbara arrived at 1 very cool tapas bar where they drank 3 blood orange cocktails and ate 5 delicious tapas. 3 ready for fun girls arrived to 1 beach cottage where they danced about to 8 90’s dance hits while drinking 1 bottle of homemade limoncello. 3 silly girls took 1 taxi downtown where they danced for 3 hours followed up by talking on the couch for 2 hours and ended up having 1 great time. It’s true-girls just want to have fun.
Stylist Tip :: Without texture, solid color looks can be a bit boring in my book…….or is that look? A cable knit sweater layered over a chiffon dress, cinched in by a scaly snake belt and finished with patterned hosiery and bag adds just the right amount of delicious detail.
Black Chiffon Dress by Delcia
Tangerine Sweater by Kersh
Black Texture Hosiery by George
Snake Skin Heels by BCBG MAXAZRIA
Black Patten Handbag by Arcadia
Silver Snake Belt is Vintage and from and Estate Sale
Easy & Affordable Style for $330
Black and white are in this season. Whether your personal style is preppy, casual, chic, funky or urban, try this simple and on-trend look. My B&W look pairs a graphic print shift dress with classic pearl accessories, a textured patent leather handbag, bright red heels with 60’s style and a fab vintage cream coat in warm wool. Talk about easy chic!
Stylist Tip :: I love a pop of color on my feet but if you would rather not draw attention to your legs and feet chose a simple nude pump instead and wear color in a handbag, coat or necklace.
Graphic Print Dress by ……oops, it’s old and I ripped the tag out
Vintage Wool Coat by Loden Frey (from an estate sale)
Patten Leather Black Bag by Arcadia (old and from TJMaxx, but I’ve found some for sale on-line)
Retro Red Heels by Two Lips
Pearls are Vintage Finds (from estate sales)
New York Oversized Sunnies by Kate Spade (similar here)
Easy & Affordable Style for $ 230