Monday, October 28, 2013

.. of Closets

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.. of Style Inspiration

When experimenting with faux fur always keep in mind that the only thing that separates you from the crazy lady in the grocery store mumbling to herself is good hair and a fabulous shoe.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

.. of Shopping

Prepare for an audible intake of breath...

I know.

.. of Style Inspiration

Those boots...

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.. of Style Inspiration

So I have a lace peplum that's too prissy and camo pants that are too dated but. I never. considered. putting them. together.

SEE?! This is why I love fashion! It is constantly evolving and changing and it's never done. You can never learn it all. It's never finished! 2+2 will always equal 4 but lace+camo may only equal an outfit for one season.

.. of Hair Inspiration

I'm getting older... yes I know but it is true. And as I enter "I Feel Bad About My Neck" territory I am reminded of sage advice about aging and style.

1. is avoid wearing black around the face. It ages you they said. It brings out your wrinkles they said. It doesn't do anything for the color of aging skin they said. Yea I don't care about any of that so shutup. Moving on...

2. is use the hair to frame the face and make it appear as round as possible, therefore appearing younger. This is why many a mature woman cuts her hair to the length of a baby elephant. Short of that, face framing layers are recommended. I've had those for years rendering me looking about 12 when I wear my hair down which I almost never do. Lately though, I've been making more of an effort and I'm starting to wear my hair down more, forgoing the ever present topknot from time to time. Alternatives to the topknot are required. So when the "if it's down, it's done" isn't possible, the low, messy pony may be a more interesting option.

.. of Interiors

.. of Style Inspiration

Never has the case for pants over jeans been more easily decided for me...

.. of Shopping

Last season it was the designer sneaker that was being paired with everything from ballgowns to bell bottoms. This year it's the Embellished Sweatshirt people so get on board. Remember to combat its casual tendencies by pairing it with fancy skirts and lady pumps.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

.. of Closets

Did you think guest rooms were for guests? Who wants those. No, no, no. Shoes honey. Always for shoes. This apartment has a study you say? Even better. Half bath? I'll make it work. Kitchen? Who needs to eat?!

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.. of Shopping

Easy Peezy Squeezy...

.. of Interiors

Besides being constantly terrified of busting my ass on those slick stairs, I loooove this interior. The juxtaposition of wood and concrete with stark white. The heat and warmth from the fireplace. And that drop ceiling. Tip: Tall ceilings are never a bad thing but to create a sense of intimacy and/or a division of space, install a drop ceiling over certain areas. This can also be achieved with changes in flooring.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

.. of Personal Style

I'm just gonna leave this here...

Friday, October 18, 2013

.. of Style Inspiration

Strong shoulders and leather jackets seem to be in this year. There's kind of this simple urban warrior theme going on. Lady pumps / leather leggings / and defined silhouettes. Think Olivia Dunham in the final season of Fringe. 

I approve. They say the fashions follow the times and we are still in a tough economic climate. Not only that, now we're fighting against our own government. When peasant skirts and flowy shirts are in let me know. Until then...