When I roam the stores scouting new looks and new designers, I am often amazed at how poorly garments are styled. Sometimes the lack of hanger appeal makes it really challenging for even me to imagine a shirt’s potential.
So here we are again… about to start another year of new obsessions, inspirations and smart decisions. I didn’t make any resolutions for this year but I will keep in mind what I learned (and remembered) in 2012. Try and try again. Ask for what you want. The worst they can say is no. I have nothing to prove to anyone except myself. Red lipstick makes me very happy. Socks are underrated. I can’t wear the sky high stilettos of my youth. And I am ok with that. Patterns are infinitely more interesting and flattering over solids. Sample sales are not fun anymore even for my most coveted designers. If someone asks me what I do, personal stylist is not the answer. I hate being put on the spot to answer how they look. Be interesting. Be interested.
I have been wondering lately…. You buy basic plain clothing because you want pieces that go with everything.
I love boots. They make me feel feminine, sexy, powerful… They reflect my mood on any given day and always make me feel like I can do anything, even when I don’t feel like it. They truly represent some of my favorite items in my closet. And now fall is here bringing some of the most beautiful boots I have seen in a while.
It has been a challenge to get on board with the blue shades that are adorning the hands of every gal I see lately. When it comes to nail colors I veer towards the classics. You remember them right? Mademoiselle, Marshmallow, Ballet Slipper, Lincoln Park, Wicked, Little Brown Dress. And then I got adventurous with the reverse french with a black tip for a couple of years. So I gave the blues a go and tried out Nails Inc Baker Street . Friends commented saying they liked it more on my toes than hands. I agreed and felt very uncomfortable with my seemingly conspicuous fingers. The next time I dabble with the blues, I will probably head down the more sublte road with one of these.
I think a woman’s neck is one of the sexiest spots on her. Why not accentuate it with a gorgeous collar necklace? They are just as memorable as those overtly large bib necklaces from seasons back but today’s collar necklaces emulate strength and femininity. And they can be worn day or night! KENNETH JAY LANE Gold-plated Collar Necklace ($215)
Bored with your shoe collection? Well let’s shake things up ladies! Add any of these bold black and white options to add a little pizzaz to your outfits.
I can’t decide if these are contrived or cute. Leaning towards contrived but the color is keeping my attention.
I sometimes think that finding the right red lipstick is harder than denim shopping. And as we all know, that is no easy task my friends. But this year, I promised myself that I would find it.