Top: JCrew Factory// Skirt: Anthropologie // Shoes: April Snow // Purse: Francesca’s
Happy Monday and I hope you had a great weekend!
I just realized that this outfit is an example of 2 style tips that I give to people very often - complimentary colors and mixing prints.
Remember when you learned the color wheel in elementary school?
Colors that are opposite each other (blue and orange, red and green, yellow and purple) always look really good together. This is super helpful to some people, and I think it especially works even when it comes to jewelry and accessories.
Another way to spice up an outfit is by mixing prints. The florals are definitely the focal point of the outfit, but don’t be afraid to throw in another completely different print. It works here because the blue and white stripes are the same shade as the blouse, and because the print is subtle enough to not compete with the flowers. Two HUGE, BOLD prints look a little cooky to me, so I say make sure one is the star and the other is the supporting actor.
Hi everyone and hope you’re having a great week!
Kyle and I visited our nearest Buffalo Exchange a few weekends ago. By near, I mean about 50 miles away… but who doesn’t want a reason to go to LA for the day? We justified the drive by a much needed husband and wife bonding time. :)
We packed up tons of awesome clothes to sell to them, which we thought was going to be a jackpot, but the girl at the counter was only willing to give us 5 bucks for some of Kyle’s old shoes. Thanks, but no thanks. I ended up finding this cozy sweater and Kyle found some great fitting jeans, so I think we came out winners still.
On another happy note, this watch I’m wearing belonged to my grandma and I am just so thrilled to own it. I mentioned to my mom that I was in search of a classy vintage watch, so she left the room and came back with this gem. I think a lot of women own mementos from the special women in their lives and I feel so honored to have one.
I hope your little keepsakes bring you much joy as well.
Hi all and hope you’re having a great weekend!
I wanted to let you know about a few talks I’m scheduled to give this week to two very different (or not so different) groups.
My style advice changes according to whom I am speaking with, and this week, I will be addressing two groups of women who are at equally important stages in their lives and want to know how best to approach their wardrobes.
Thursday I will spend time with a group of super fun and energetic young mothers and I hope to provide some helpful tips on quick outfits and styling tools that will go for miles. I’m especially excited to not have to dress business professional :) I’ll save that outfit for Saturday when I address a group of professional women in their early careers.
Both groups of women may require a much different type of wardrobe but my underlying message to them will be this - our clothes can and should help us to do our jobs better! Whether you’re organizing playrooms or organizing Excel sheets, what you are wearing has the potential to make your life easier, help you be more productive, and present to others a sense of grace, professionalism, and refinement.
Looking forward to sharing more with you!