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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#WearItWellWednesday: The Necklace

If you're like me, you might have a small costume jewelry obsession!  Well, maybe I am not obsessed because I do keep my collection small.  It's just that I LOVE costume jewelry and wearing it!  I try to never go out of the house without wearing some piece.  So, for today's Wear It Well Wednesday I am sharing some tips about wearing the necklace well with a button down collar:
  1. Go long!  When wearing a button down collar, a short necklace breaks up the collar and front placket and shortens your look (see photo above).  So, wear a long necklace!
  2. Stretch for Success!  Don't have a long necklace to wear with your look?  Add a bracelet at the back to extend the length of your necklace and tuck the bracelet under the back of your collar. See in the photo below, how I added a silver bracelet at the back of this necklace?  This is also a great money saver and you know I LOVE that! 
  3. Go for contrast!  Wear a necklace that shows up on your clothing. 
  4. Pull the look together with repetition in odd numbers of 3 or 5.  So add other accessories in the same color as the necklace.  This can include your shoe or your handbag!  See how the sand color in the necklace is also in my sweater?
  5. Slightly off center is best for embellished necklace.  A necklace that has a center bead, but looks best with an asymmetrical placement.
Looking for some gift ideas for the women in your life this holiday season?  Why not consider some costume jewelry!  It's something everyone loves and most women don't buy for themselves.  So, if you need a gift idea for your Mother or Grandmother, sister or friend, check out my jewelry gift guide lookbook here. 
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#TrendyTuesday #TheSweaterDress

Once the weather turns cool and the leaves begin to fall, I am looking for an opportunity to wear the comfy sweater dress.  Today I am sharing some trendy sweater dresses for Fall/Winter 2014.  The big trends are: 
  1. Apres sweater looks, like the dress above. Not sure about pulling off the print?  Add some accessories with one color from the knit pattern.
  2. Mod 1960's look, like this A Line sweater dress with black seam lines (photo below).  Pair it with a red blazer to brighten up your Fall Winter day and add a bit of red in the shoe!  I love this sweater dress for my over 40 figure!  The A line is a sweater dress perfect for the flattering an older figure and not does NOT high light the back side!
  3. And the Classic Plaid sweater dress.  Pair with another classic, the pea coat some great stacked heel boots and a bag with tailored details.  See photo below.  This is another great silhouette for the woman who thinks she can't pull off the body conscious dress, and still wants to wear a sweater dress!
Find all these great sweater dress looks here.  Don't see a sweater dress you like?  Just request a FREE lookbook and let me know what you are looking for and your budget! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

#StyleTheSaleSunday: #Wrap Dress

One of my favorite designers for dresses is Maggy London.  Her dresses always flatter and are well priced.  Today, I am sharing a Style the Sale look with all pieces ON SALE and a Maggy London dress.  I have been obsessing over this asymmetrical wrap and now it's ON SALE.  I love to pair the silver black and red together for a clean chic look.  You can find all the pieces here. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

#FrugalFashionFriday: Real Leather for Less

Well Friday has come and gone this week and I did not get my Frugal Fashion Friday post up in time!  But don't worry, I still found you a frugal option and today I found REAL LEATHER for LESS than the Faux!  I love everything about this look for less, from the tweed moto jacket to the sling back peep toe heels!  So how do you get real leather for less than faux leather?  You get a mixed media dress!  What is mixed media?  It is just a dress with more than one fabric, in this case leather and fabric.  You can find the designer look and the look for less here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#TrendyTuesday: #TheMilitaryBoot

This trendy Tuesday, I am going back to boot trends to talk about how the military boot is trending this Fall Winter!  This season they are pairing it with dresses and skirts as well as jeans!  Here are some of my favorite military boots and looks to go with them!  I started this look with a pretty feminine sweater, a great pair of jeans and my absolute favorite military influence boot by Dolce Vita!  This is going on my Christmas list, if I can wait that long!  You can find it here.

You can also pair the military boot with a dress, like this beautiful dolman sleeve sweater dress by Joie!  I love the fit of this dress to flatter the figure and balance any pair shape!  Add a bit of blue with Kate Spade accessories and your set!  Find this look here.

And you can add the Alpine sweater look and a retro angora sweater to your military boot look, line the one pictured above.  Find this look here.


I hope you will give this timeless investment piece a try this season with me at Keaton Row!  Want more boot looks, check out these posts on The Below The Knee Boot, & The Over the Knee Boot.



Saturday, October 11, 2014

#StyleTheSaleSaturday: Date Night Look

Every woman loves a sale, and we all need a night out!  So, today I am sharing a feminine and flirty look that I styled for Style the Sale Saturday!  I started with a pair of faux leather tuxedo striped leggings.  I love a tuxedo stripe to lengthen a look and slim at the same time!  I added a feminine and flirty top for under $20.00!  And I found a dolman sleeve sweater (under $29.00) you can add on top without worrying about those ruffles!  Add a great suede bootie, Baublebar necklace, a cuff bracelet, and YES, Kate Spade bag ON SALE, and you are set for the night!  Find all these great pieces here.

Friday, October 10, 2014

#FrugalFashionFriday: All About The Wrap Dress

The wrap dress is so fabulous because it flatters every figure!  And no one does the wrap dress better than Dianne von Furstenberg!  But some of us girls are not on Dianne's budget.  So, this week I chose to give you a high low option wrap dress.  Go high and get Dianne's version or get an option under $83.00!  Find both looks here.   Have a designer look you want for less?  Send me a photo, your budget and I will send you a look.  You can request a lookbook at any time from me here at Keaton Row.  

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