Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Trend Alert ~ Flares

One of the hottest trends for spring is flares ~ especially flared jeans.  I'm personally loving the trend and am planning on adding a pair (or two) to my wardrobe ASAP!


~ Outfit On Left ~
Denim Flares: AG via The Outnet, Lace Top: TOPSHOP, Floral Kimono: John Lewis, Fringe Bag: TOPSHOP, Red Wedges: Heels.com, Layering Necklace: Stella & Dot, Wrap Bracelet: Stella & Dot, Drop Earrings: Stella & Dot

~ Outfit On Right ~
White Denim Flares: J Brand, Denim Top: BB Dakota, Pink Bag: Dorothy Perkins, Floral Wedges: American Rag, Statement Necklace: Stella & Dot, Inspiration Bangle: Stella & Dot, Studded Cuff: Stella & Dot, Arrow Cuff: Stella & Dot, Ear Jackets: Stella & Dot
When wearing flares be mindful of proportion and your choice of shoes.  Don't go too long with your top like you would with skinny jeans.  A longer, tunic style top will just make your legs look shorter and mess with the proportion of the outfit.  A shorter top is your best choice or front-tuck your top to make the leg line longer.  And don't wear flats!!  The idea of flares is to make you look longer and leaner and flats will just make you look shorter and wider.  Your best shoe option is a wedge sandal ~ it's chunky enough to balance out the fullness of the wider leg and will give your legs length (yes, even if you are tall).

Have you or will you add flares to your wardrobe?

XO
Elizabeth


Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Cravings

As soon as the temps start to warm up I start craving some new spring items to freshen up my wardrobe.  Some of my cravings are trends and others are classics.  Some will make it into my wardrobe, some are already there and some are just a dream.  I'm sure my list will continue to grow as I scourer some of my favorite blogs and help clients with their spring wardrobes (because don't you find the best stuff when you're shopping for someone else??).   Here are some of my spring favorites ~




What are you craving so far this season? XO Elizabeth

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Daytime or Date-night

I think this outfit is perfect for daytime or date-night.  From a workplace that allows denim (like so many now do), to lunch with friends or dinner out, you can never go wrong with dark-wash denim, a fab pair of pumps (or sandals), a beautiful blouse and great jewelry.  It's easy, chic dressing at it's best!





~What I'm Wearing ~

Short Sleeve Blouse: Piperlime (sold out) - Loving this onethis one and this one!
Dark Wash Skinny Jeans: Blank NYC (Blank NYC is my favorite brand of jeans.  They are really affordable for designer jeans and the fit is amazing!)
Leopard Pumps: Nine West (Leopard pumps are classic and a closet staple.  They go with everything and should be part of every girl's wardrobe.)
Statement Necklace: Stella & Dot
Clutch: Stella & Dot
Bracelets: S&DS&D and S&D
Sunnies: Pucci










XO

Elizabeth



Photographer ~ Diana Zylow

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Distressed

I love distressed jeans and the more distressed the better.  The Hubs hates my distressed jeans and offers to buy me new hole-free jeans every time I wear them.  But I'm a trend-loving fashion stylist and he's a burgundy, navy and khaki wearing businessman.  I think I'll keep wearing my distressed denim, thanks! ;-)



What I'm Wearing ~
Distressed Denim: American Eagle {similar}
Lightweight Sweater: Old Navy
Bag: Stella & Dot
Floral Pumps: Isaac Mizrahi
Tropicana Necklace: Stella & Dot
Janice Studs: Stella & Dot
Amelie Sparkle BraceletStrength Bracelet






What do you think about the distressed denim trend?

XO
Elizabeth




Photos by Diana Zylow

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Styling a Floral Skirt Two Ways

I'm a sucker for all things floral, especially when spring comes calling.  Dressed up or down, nothing says "spring" better than a beautiful floral skirt!


~ Dressed Down ~
Skirt: Chicwish
Denim Shirt: H&M
Booties: ModCloth
Tote: Michael Kors
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Earrings: Stella & Dot

~ Dressed Up ~
Skirt: Chicwish
Top: Mango Mango
Pumps: Saks
Bag (TOP of my wish list!!): Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Earrings: Stella & Dot

More pretty floral skirt options:

XO Elizabeth

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In Transition

We're in transition ~ transition from winter to spring ~ and sometimes knowing what to wear can be difficult.  One day it's 80+ and the next day it's 40.  Or it starts off cold in the morning only to warmup by 30 degrees later in the day.  Layering is the way to go this time of the year.  Cardigans, denim jackets, utility jackets, blazers and leather jackets are the perfect completer pieces.  Easy to pull off if it gets warm but look great if you have to keep them on all day.



~What I'm Wearing ~
Faux Leather Jacket: Piperlime (sold out) Similar here and it's under $100!
Sweater: Gap (old) Similar
Leopard Pants: Isaac Mizrahi NY (last year) Similar
Booties - Guess (old) Similar
Bag: Vintage Louis Vuitton via Agora Vintage Athens (This one is perfect for spring/summer!)
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Lips: Julep Plush Pout Lip Crayon


I fell in love with these pants the minute I saw them.  The party in the front business in the back is so unique!  I wish they were still available!  I searched everywhere for you but they are completely sold out.  I did find solid leopard pants here and here.





XO
Elizabeth


Pictures by Diana Zylow



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring In Your Step

Nothing puts spring in you step like a great pair of floral pumps!  I added these beauties by Isaac Mizrahi to my shoes collection last summer and every time I wear them I want to do a happy dance.  I couldn't wait to pull them out the minute there was a hint of spring!  I found several other fabulous pairs so you can put a little spring in your step as well!



What could be more perfect than pointy toes, watercolor flowers and bows?
Isaac Mizrahi Lillie 2

Guess "Babbitta" Floral Pumps

"Copertina" by Kristin Cavallari

Loeffler Randall Pari

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker "Sister" Pointy Toe Pump

"Plasmas" by Guess

Hologen "Mattie" Pointy Toe Pump

"BB" by Manolo Blahnik ~ sigh...


Tory Burch "Issy" Pumps ~ Loving the bright yellow cap-toe!

"Varcityy" by Steve Madden

Manolo Blahnik


Which pair are your favorite?

XO
Elizabeth