fall preview

Neutrals are big this fall – and two of my favorites, gray and olive green are all over the place right now.  These are two colors that don’t take much thought when mixing with any other color on the spectrum.

Gray

Gray in many forms feels refined but cool.  You can wear one piece alone or mix up shades of gray for a head-to-toe look.

Olive Green

The military look is big right now and of course olive green fits right in with that trend.  It’s easy to mix it with almost any color in the spectrum, but pairing it with red may be a bit much, so I caution against that unless the holiday look is what you are trying to achieve.

In stores now:

Gray

Madewell Boatneck Cableknit Sweater – $110

Old Navy Ponte Fit and Flare Skirt – $26.94 (Great buy!)

Old Navy Ponte Knit Pants – $29.94 (Great buy!)

Gap Colorblock Striped Dress – $54.95

Old Navy Women’s Sueded Pointed Toe Flats – $26.94 (Great buy!)

Michael Kors Large Hamilton North-South Leather Tote – $358 (Investment piece!)

Olive Green

Old Navy Women’s Twill Shirt Dress – $34.94 (Great buy!)

J. Crew Andie Chino – $89.50

J. Crew Excursion Quilted Vest – $138 (If you are into camo!)

Old Navy Women’s Smocked Waist Crepe Skirt – $24.94 (Great buy!)

Modcloth Olive Me Flat – $32.99 (Great buy!)

Rebecca Minkoff Diamond Quilt Mini Affair – $195 (Investment piece!)

on target – dresses

Target has some great dresses right now for many occasions  — all less than $50.  I can’t pick a favorite, can you?

Dresses

Buy dresses here:

1.  Rugby Shirt Dress  $22.99

2.  Chambray Shirt Dress  $27.99

3.  Pleated Tie Front Chiffon Dress  $49.99

4.  Refined Lace Dress  $27.99

Coming tomorrow, jewelry and shoes available at Target right now!

spring prep

It’s official.  It’s spring.  Because I said so.  As much as I love my boots, sweaters, coats, etc., I’m ready to move on.  When the spring stuff starts arriving in stores in January and February, I’m usually not ready for … Continue reading

winter survival tips…

Well, even with the warm weather that floated through the U.S. again this week, we are now back to colder temps (for most of us, anyway!).  I can tell a lot of people are itching to get out their spring wardrobe because I’m seeing more and more spring outfits on Pinterest.  And the stores have completely put winter clothes to the side to make room for all the pretty spring stuff.  But, let’s be realistic.  It’s only the end of January.  We still have a while to go, people.  So, let’s talk about a few ways you can beat back those winter blahs!

1)  Winterize a warm weather dress and add a pop of color!

Winterize Your Spring Dress

2)  Take Care of Your Skin

Winter puts a beating on skin.  Make sure you continue to use sunscreen (Yes!  Even in the winter.) and properly cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize for your skin type.  Aren’t sure of our exact skin type?  Click here to figure it out.

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4)  Paint your nails with some pretty colors.

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Zoya Nail Polish in Mira

Essie Nail Polish in Snap Happy

Zoya Nail Polish in Poppy

5)  Take advantage of the great winter sales going on right now.  Places like J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Loft, Banana Republic, Limited, and others are trying to shove their winter wear out the door with you.  Many of them are offering 40 – 60% percent off their already reduced prices!  Now is the time to buy winter coats, wool pants and skirts, blazers, and sweaters.

mix it up!

One of the hottest things around right now is mixing patterns.  I think a lot of people are afraid of mixing patterns but it really is fun and easy once you get the hang of it.

Some rules for mixing patterns when you are a newbie:

  • Keep the colors in the same family.  As you get braver, you can start mixing blue stripes with orange polka dots.
  • Only use two patterns per outfit.  You want to look effortless.  And until you get the hang of it, keep it down to two.
  • Don’t worry if your colors don’t match exactly.  Have fun with it!

By the way, J. Crew has a big sale going on right now.  Take an extra 30% off final sale items!  Shop here until January 20.  At checkout, use code STYLEFIND.  Happy shopping!

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Four Way Friday Part X

Ever wonder how to dress up that simple black skirt you’ve got in your closet?  There are so many ways to change up this wardrobe staple.  In this installment of Four Way Friday, I’ll show you how to remix a black skirt four ways, in four categories.  Just make sure this skirt hits you right above the knee, no more than three inches, so that it will be appropriate for work or play.  Also make sure you choose a skirt that you can easily move in, you don’t want to be uncomfortable since you will be wearing it so many different ways!

1)  Black Skirt Work

Black Skirt Work

Black Skirt Work

2)  Black Skirt After Work

Going out after work?  Just add a cute clutch or change up your shoes.

Black Skirt After Work

Black Skirt After Work

3)  Black Skirt Casual-Ish Weekend

These would be cute outfits for a fun weekend date or low-key event.

Black Skirt Casual-Ish Weekend

Black Skirt Casual-Ish Weekend

4)  Black Skirt Dressy Weekend

Date night, dinner and drinks with friends, or a Broadway play, these outfits have you all ready to go!

Black Skirt Dressy Weekend

Black Skirt Dressy Weekend

Have a great weekend!  Let me know if you try any of these looks!