Sunday, July 31, 2011

Le Love Le Dress

Wardrobe re-runs giving you the style blues? Check out the summer trailer for Le Love Le Dress.  Indulge your stems into the world of pretty, grab some popcorn and try one of these show-stoppers:

Suspense Mini: Best if you have great legs or are the daring type (caution over 40).   Looks rich in a solid hue or with detailed piping.  Its cousin, the romper, is also a cool option in these sticky summer days.  Pair with ballet flats or sandals to give it a chic, easy vibe.  Add bangles for more coverage on top, and it’s a blockbuster.

Animated Midi: Undeniably the easiest and most flattering of types.  It can be an above-the-knee A-line, a knee-length shift, or a calf-length swing dress.  Consider a color-block print, chevron, or a solid pastel.  Make a strong finale with a belt and high wedges, pumps or sandals.  2 thumbs up!

Romantic Maxi:  An on-going 70’s trend that instantly kicks up your “hip factor”.  Bold prints tend to make the biggest impact, but an ombre design is also an audience pleaser.  Wear a long pendant and pair with tall platforms for the full effect.  Oscar-worthy.

Tickets are going fast.  Enjoy Le show!

stylingstage suggests:

Wearhouse color-block dress,
Warehouse Colourblock Belted Dress

Betsey 3/4 Zippered Dress, BCBG:

Structured Skater Dress,
Structured Skater Dress

Midi with Contrast Belt,

ASOS Midi Dress with Contrast Belt

Mcgwinn Tweed Dress, Nordstrom:
Mcginn Tweed Dress

Ella Moss Liberty Striped Dress, Nordsrom:
Ella Moss 'Liberty' Stripe Dress

Multi-feather One Shoulder Maxi,
Multi Feather Print One Shoulder Maxi Dress

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Daily Grind

Another day of work doesn’t have to mean another boring outfit.  Consider your rank--or the one you aspire to--and make that drip coffee into a killer martini:

The Boss:  runs the place (or appears to). Be a great leader via: a tuxedo blazer and skinny, ankle-length trousers.  Make it authoritative with oxford pumps, a chunky metal watch and a structured satchel.

The Wunderkind: annoyingly smart and all too charming.  Stir up the pot with: a printed blouse (try sleeve cut-outs), a high-waist pencil skirt, python cuffs, and towering platforms.

The Closer:  dependable and consistent.  Seal the deal with: a slim, long black blazer, a white button-down shirt (disguised as a dress), black tights and booties. Pair with an azure, geometric-shaped necklace.

The Secretary: the siren with class. Make them talk with: a midi-length full skirt in a bold floral or striped print and a neutral fitted top.  Pair with tall patent pumps, red lips and vintage brooch.

The Intern:  low in pay, but high in style.  Get hired with: a shift dress in a standout hue (kelly green, mustard), peep-toe, suede wedges, slim leather bracelets and a large clutch.

Meeting in the conference room--5 minutes.  Best dressed wins!

stylingstage suggests:
Crop Waterfall Jacket
Nude Crop Waterfall Jacket
Ashlee Shift Dress BCBG:
Vince Camuto Snakeskin Bangle Nordstorm:
Vince Camuto Snakeskin Bangle
Rachel Roy Midi Skirt Bloomingdales:
Rachel Roy Printed Stretch Silk Pleated Skirt
Betsey Johnson Derby Oxford Nordstrom:
Betsey Johnson 'Derbby' Bootie

Vera Moda Pencil Skirt ASOS:

Vero Moda Elastic Waist Jersey Pencil Skirt

Street Level Clutch

Minu Geometric Necklace Max &
geometric necklace-minu geometric lapis necklace