Friday, February 21, 2014

Red Dress

     During a quick walk through an discount store, I spotted this Rag and Bone red dress looking lonely and on a rack of deeply discounted items. It was $44 and I thought why is this here? Just one dress, well made, in my size and a color I adore. I know you all have been through this, looking for a dress for a special event like a wedding and there's not one thing that fits or is the right price. It was an easy decision to buy this item. Paired with a consignment purchased coat, it's still cold here in Minneapolis, and worn with a necklace from BCBG.  Then finish with the Riana Handbag by Maxwell Scott, I'm ready for my next time a wedding invitation arrives in the mail. 

     I could not find the exact necklace online which I'm wearing in this post. Here's some other great statement necklaces from BCBG which would be a fine addition to any dress. 

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Spring Pastel with Winter Basics

     Pastels, especially light blue and mint green, are a trend I'm looking forward to wearing this spring. Winter has been long and cold here in Minnesota so I lightened the colors with a pale blue purse and jeans.  Paired with a textured coat and a thrifted gray cotton sweater, this is an easy outfit for everyday.  I was walking through the juniors department, I saw the coat and thought it was a classic design that any age could wear.

     I updated my boots I wear with jeans to these black Ivanka Trump booties with gold trim. These boots are comfortable and easy to pair with many things in the closet. In shoes I wear often, I add Dr. Scholl's For Her Hidden Arch Supports. I like using these because they are an inexpensive way to add extra comfort to any shoe.

links--plane pretty--dc instyle--mingle monday--working girl with style--simply lulu style 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Adding Color to Animal Print

     Wearing animal print seems to be a topic of styling some adore and others do not. I have a couple of coats, a skirt and a few sweaters with the pattern plus two denim fitted jackets in my closet. I love prints and I see animal print as one option to experiment when mixing tones. 

     This coat was a place to start when building this outfit. Here I chose colors in greens and gold to highlight the print. Black, white or gray would also work but I think color makes this outfit more reflective of my style. If you are interested in adding coat to your wardrobe, check out the first picture in my links because I think it's a particularly great design.  Do you like animal print and how do you wear it? 

location--back stairs of my art studio building, pictures by Dean

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stepping Out for the Evening

     I've been noticing athletic inspired pieces in the fashion magazines this month. I remember this influence in the 90's, all the zip up jackets and minimal design. I wore it then and it feels interesting again.  Keeping this knit dress basic, then looking for a bag and shoes that are trendy was the general theme of this outfit. 

     Because the dress is solid black, I decided to keep the accessories stark but in a primary color. This clutch is one of BCBG's unique pieces that always excites my eye for the unusual in handbags. Finishing the outfit with a retro inspired wool houndstooth coat feels like I'm ready to greet an evening out on the town.

clutch--bcbg (here)
dress--joie (here)
coat--calvin klein (here) (petite)
bracelet--forever twenty-one

location--entry stairs at our studio

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