Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#WearItWell Wednesday: The Statement Coat

Perhaps because I live in the Midwest where the season change, and we must all bundle up, my favorite Fall/Winter Trends this year is the statement coat!  If we have to stay warm, we should still look fabulous doing so!  Statement coats stand out with texture, pattern, silhouette or color.  But how to wear it well? 
Start with a coat that makes a statement with fabric, texture or color, like this Fringe Hooded Wool Coat by Rebecca Taylor (photo above).  Eyelash like fringe adds great texture and warmth to this classic coat silhouette.  Pair it with solids in neutral for a glamorous look.  What a great way to wear Winter White!

The statement coat can also be about fabulous pattern, like this Alice + Olivia Coat at Saks Fifth Ave (photo above).  Pair this with solid coordinating colors and avoid other prints.  Keep the pant dark to length the look. 
Another way to wear a statement coat is to choose a coat with a statement silhouette like this Belted Boucle Cape by Jessica Simpson at Nordstrom.  This is my value pick for every woman! Pair these capes with slim trousers, skinny jeans or leggings and great boots!  For a more upscale belted cape, try Ralph Lauren's Belted Cape with leather trim at Bloomindales (pictured below). 

And finally the color statement coat can let you showcase your favorite color in outwear.   Pink lovers might like this Notch Collar Betsey Johnson Boucle Coat.  Pair your Color Statement coat with colors that work with it according to color rules and your coloring.  A stylist can help you with these color rules and what color looks best on you! 

Monday, September 7, 2015

#Artistry&Artiste Mash Up!

I just made my first card with the new Artistry Cricut Cartridge by CTMH and mixed it up with a card cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (also CTMH).  I love the swing cards (Artiste) and anything CTMH or Cricut!  The cake and present are from Artistry.  So here is a birthday card using the coordinating CTMH stamp set Framed (S1508) and some dew drops from The Robin's Nest for the candles on the cake! The square gems may be from Oriental Trading.
To make the inside "Happy Birthday" banner just stamp on the card stock.   Trim down to a length of 4" inches, clip the notch, distress edges and attach inside the card.  The "Have a day..." is also a CTMH stamp set that coordinates with one of their Cricut Cartridges, but for some reason, I have no label on this set. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

#BackToSchool for Juniors

Wondering what trends are big for back to school this Fall?  The jean jacket gets updated with moto styling. So start with a fabulous Moto Jacket at Nordstrom by Frenchi.  Also big this season, the Boho trend continues!  Layer the jacket over a printed V-Neck Swing Top by Chloe.  The boyfriend, and boot cut jeans are strong this season.  So, pair the pieces above with the STS Blue "Tomboy" High Rise Jean.  Add great flats like Vans Suede Slip-On Sneakers.  She'll love the Fossil 'Vicker' Drawstring backpack purse too!

Friday, July 24, 2015

#FrugalFriday: Petite Professional Suits

Need a petite professional look On Sale?  Try shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Here is a great complete look from Nordstrom by Halogen, Plieone and Charles David.  This classic grey look also comes with a pair of trousers (photo with skirt above, with pants below).
Perhaps black (photo below) is your color of choice, then try another great look by Halogen, and shoes by Charles David.  Regular sizes are almost sold out, so be sure to order your petite suit soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

#TrendyTuesday Wrap Dresses for Petites

Have you wondered why the wrap dress continues to be on trend?  Well, it flatters every figure and comes in petite sizes too!  Find some great petite wrap dresses ON SALE at Nordstrom's Anniversary sale this week.  For the women who loves print and color, this Taylor Dress in print Jersey comes in regular and petite sizes and is On Sale for $91.90. With a A line skirt this wrap dress will flatter the waistline!

For a solid wrap dress in black or red try this Vince Camuto Sleeveless Wrap dress On Sale for $65.90. Feminine draped skirt and flattering neckline are sure to please.Or another Vince Camuto wrap dress 'Graphic Boxes' also On Sale for $65.90 and in petite sizes (photo below). 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#WearItWell Wednesday Swimsuit for The Apple

Wondering what suit to wear on your apple figure?  Try an empire waist suit that creates a waistline just under the bust like this MICHAEL by Michael Kors suit ON SALE at Neiman Marcus.  Pair the swimsuit with a teal and red cover up by Clube Bossa Vanderbilt, the 'Rita" Thong sandal from Halogen,  and great wraps from Jamberry! Find the multi colored tote from Billabong here.
Wondering about the matching nail wraps?   They are Arrow, Splish Splash, Seascape, and Chameoleonaire nail wraps.


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