Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I got to sit down and interview a stylist from Oregon who came to Seattle to help with the tour. According to her, the worst fashion mistake a person can make is wearing trends from head to toe rather than using a trend or a couple trends to express your individuality. I completely agree but I feel lately that the use of leggings have abused by women, it's almost as if they are starting to feel too comfortable in them. Wearing shear leggings with short tops and showing off their bare skin, white leggings...I don't even want to go there, wearing leggings with tennis shoes, with summer dresses, and I can go on.
In our business casual city of Seattle there are a few pieces every woman should own. We both came up with a different answer. Her answer was a black or navy jacket. In one day a woman will drop her children off at school, go to a meeting at work, take the kids to a game, and end up at a cocktail party. A blazer is a piece that will make you feel good and look appropriate no matter what. Which of course is a must and I added a great go-to shoe. I work with many women that stick to black shoes, clogs, and cheap flats because women struggle with finding shoes that have comfort and style.
Here is a video from the tour of "Invest in This." For my clients I actually tell them to invest in a good shoe and a jacket. If you want comfort and you want style, a JC Penny shoe is not going to cut it, and if you want to be taken seriously in the work place or are on the run, a good jacket will always keep your outfit tailored and sharp.
What piece would you invest in?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
THE RED CARPET
Thank you to our sponsors: Duque Salon and Spa, Tiffany Nash Beauty, DoTERRA, Namasday, JewelMint
Swag Bag Donations: Sassy Fit, Barbara Gardner Jewelry, Unamore Weddings, Duque Salon and Spa, Lover's Lane, Pop Chips, Bride on a Bike, Seattle Weekly, and Jewel Mint
Raffle Donations: Hotel 1000, La Isla, Seattle Weekly, Beauty Alert, Girly Girl Wines, Chocolate Box, Lover's Package, Duque Salon, and Tannya Bernadette, and Frida Lover Jewelry
Non-Profits: Jubilee Women's Center and Adelante
I have been totally intrigued by the impact this blouse has made. Literally every store you walk into has every color, pattern, and bow size imaginable. My mind literally thinks up of many ways to adapt this piece in your wardrobe.
WHY you must have it? It is a menswear inspired piece that will still give you the power you want in the workplace but with a feminine feel to it.
Put Together Comfort
If you are looking for comfort in your work attire, wear flats in a luxurious color and style.
Everybody Knows Your Name
Two prints combined to create an eye pleasing look. A play on colors for an energy lifting outfit.
Dressed to Conquer
You cannot tell me this isn't the most absolute timeless yet modern outfit you've seen. The skinny mary jane shoes will do the trick to tie together this work attire.
70s Chicest Comeback
KLUTE- JANE FONDA
Who could forget her in the movie Klute, her suede boots, short skirts, and fringe everywhere.