Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Staple- Envelope Clutch

The perfect, easy accessory for summer events. An envelope clutch takea any outfit from casual to upscale in a second. They are available everywhere this summer, and here are a few of my favorites:

Rubber Clutch, Nude with Metal Detail, Postcard Theme, Tricolour, Satin Magenta.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Beautiful? Yes. Functional? ...Maybe.

I believe in surrounding yourself with beauty. It's an outward form of inspiration. Just by looking around, you can be reminded of your own creative, artist power. Here are a few displays that create visual interest:

Sources: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Peplum Cut: A Little Detail Goes a Long Way

One Spring 2012 trend I'm excited for is the peplum detail! A peplum is a flared or flowy piece of material attached at the waist or hemline. The peplum is best known as a classic detail, as it was made popular in the 1940's. These fashions were more modest however, and the contemporary peplum can be edgy and make a statement. This detail may seem small, but it can do a lot for a woman's body. A peplum detail can:

  • Draw the eye to the smallest part of your waist
  • Emphasize curves
  • Reduce the look of tummy fat
  • Add drama to any outfit.

Here are some examples for the coming season:

Find them here:
Alice + Olivia Dress, Burberry Jacket, Sleeveless Top, Bustier Top, Mason Dress with Lace,
Silk Skirt, Belted Skirt, Animal Print, Pencil Dress,  and Lace Dress.

For the DIY-ers, here's a quick post on creating your own peplum detail.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Vibrant Start


Here's a fun way to start 2012: incorporate Tangerine Tango, Pantone's 'color of the year' into everyday life. You can challenge your creativity and use the color in different facets of life: from inside the home to elements of personal style.
I've already begun searching around for the vibrant color. You can follow my style board on Pinterest as I hunt for more. For now, here's a few items that have caught my eye so far:

Find them here: Parlour chair, Platform heel, Shift dress, Blouse, and Sleeveless button-down.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Monochromatic New Year, Plus Sequins

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New Years is a time to raise the stakes. It has a carnival-esque feel that borders on costumey. If this suits your personal style, by all means dress the part. My style is reined in, and I prefer to be inspired by costumes and incorporate elements here and there. Sequins up the excitement with every outfit, but they're best in pieces rather than all over. Below are a few items you can add to any outfit for instant glam:

Find them here:

Pants, shorts, tunic.

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This years has been very eventful for me! I have graduated from college, travelled, worked in a career I love, entering grad school and started this blog. I hope 2012 brings many more great experiences for me and all you readers. Have a wonderful New Year!