Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Signature Style

Every woman has at least one item of clothing or accessory that she’s well known for…maybe it’s a sharp trench coat, a vibrant scarf or a distinct handbag. In the winter, I’m known for my tights. What better way to perk up an ominous outfit than with fun, flirty and fabulous leg-wear? One of my favorites is an ultra-sheer pair with textured black dots from Cynthia Rowley. Since they are a statement piece, I love to pair the pattern with something simple from my closet like a black fitted Club Monaco top and black Banana Republic pencil skirt. If you're in the mood for attitude, consider a wild style from Wolford (one of my favorite brands).
Wilderness Tights

Flame Tights

What's your signature item of clothing or accessory?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dressing Room :: Midnight & Magenta

Today I was in the mood for color which inspired me to create a fashion mix of midnight & magenta. I absolutely love these colors together. Add a sprinkle of silver, white or ivory to break up the bold and you're ready for any occasion.

For a wardrobe pick-me-up at the office, pair the Valentino Roma silk pleated skirt with a fitted top (try the luxe-touch tee from Banana Republic in white or blue) and top off your smart look with the Paul Smith navy jacket. The jacket screams instant promotion.

Personally, I love the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti navy dress. It's so circa-Mad Men. I would enhance the bold blue with the Jane Carr shawl or sapphire rhinestone earrings.

On the legs, go bare or do a pair of ultra-sheer nude stockings. I know, I know...you probably hate nude stockings, but you have to hand it to Kate Middleton for making them fashionable again. The wrong color and texture are an absolute nanny nightmare, but the perfect pair like these Luxe 9 Tights from Wolford are nearly invisible. The descriptions says that it's like having make-up on your skin...sounds like an easy tan to me.
For a little swagger (or better yet stagger), slip into the Dolce Vita or Lovely People platforms. This kind of footwear could send the wrong message at the office so, it's a good idea to keep a pair of conservative (but chic) heels under your desk. Try the nude L.K. Bennett Sledge heels (another Kate Middleton favorite). Pumps make a good impression.
Before hitting happy hour, change to party platforms and polish your paws in Royal Navy from Butter London. Grab the python clutch and slither to your first sangria!

Share your wardrobe inspirations with me.

Midnight & Magenta

Paul Smith navy jacket
$1,435 - paulsmith.co.uk

Valentino Roma silk pleated skirt
£264 - theoutnet.com

TopShop opaque tight
$8 - topshop.com

Lovely People platform heels
$120 - heels.com

Dolce Vita platform heels
$199 - heels.com

THEO heel pumps
$125 - reissonline.com

Python clutch
$171 - reissonline.com

Dorothy Perkins clutch bag
$21 - dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins flower jewelry
$11 - dorothyperkins.com

Faliero Sarti cashmere shawl
€190 - veryeickhoff.com

Jane Carr navy shawl
£138 - matchesfashion.com

Olive Crest Pendant Ring
$15 - shopruche.com

Navy blue jewelry