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The Easiest Way to Transition into Fall

I’ve seen it called Burnt Orange, Spice, Cooper, Sugar Almond, Dark Nutmeg and Cognac, just to name a few. But the bottom line is that this warm, spicy, terracotta color is THE COLOR TO ADD THIS SEASON! It’s a warm and earthy burnt orange color and it’s perfect for fall, but it’s also a color you can start wearing RIGHT NOW.

Personally, I’m in denial that fall is around the corner…to me it feels like summer just started, doesn’t it? How it’s possible my kids go back to school in a few weeks I don’t know. TBH, I’m kind of dreading it but also kind of excited for them to be back on a schedule. Anyone else feel me on that?? Anyway, back to the topic at hand, HOW TO WEAR BURNT ORANGE RIGHT NOW AND THEN INTO FALL.

It’s Like the Color MVP

Wear burnt orange right now – it looks great with ivory, white and chambray, even in the heat of summer.  And then as the season transitions, it looks fabulous with black, grey and camel as well as pink, blue and red. And if you’re not color adverse, it looks amazeballs with red and yellow together – it grounds them in a softer way than black. It’s like the ultimate go with everything color.

It’s Sandal Time!

Summer is here! YAY!! And that means sandal weather is finally here too. Get your pedicures ladies, it’s time for the toes to come out and play.
When it comes to sandals there are a few sandal styles that are uber stylish and versatile too.
Theoretically, I could throw up a zillion sandal styles on you right now because there are so many good ones to choose from.

But I’m gonna get my ADD under control and organize them by category… Really organize by life role – because that’s how we do things for our clients too.

Yes, I could organize them by flat, wedge, heel, etc., but in reality, there are wedges you could wear to work and those that are a no go. So, organizing them by life role, I believe (and hope) will be more practical and helpful…

The New “IT” Shoe you need to know about.

It’s our job to seek out and let you know about what the new “it” pieces are each season. And the floss heel is where it’s at.  We don’t encourage clients or readers (or even each other) to be trendy per se, but being current is something that most people and we like to strive for.

Adding a few key pieces, like a floss heel, can really make your old things feel fresh and new. And that’s how we like to roll.

This season the floss heel is the one shoe we keep seeing that is really wearable and has that ability to update and transform your old clothes into fresh new outfits.

What are Floss Heels??

The floss heel is basically a strappy sandal that while not naked on your foot elongates your legs. The straps are thin, like floss, get it?!? They have kind of a 90’s vibe in a very 2019 kinda way.

Don’t let the name scare you away from it. The heel of the floss heel can be super high or more of a kitten heel. And the nudist quality of the straps lengthen everybody’s legs – and who doesn’t want that?

Hallie’s been wearing the bejeebers out of the pair above. Sadly, they’re sold out but we’ve found a bunch of floss heels that are amazeballs! These floss heels range in price from $89 – $900 and in heel height so there’s something for everyone! Check em’ out…

Floss Heels We Love…

Remember going Passover or Easter Dress Shopping as a Kid?

It’s Spring – YAY! And that means the spring holidays are here. Along with the what to wear for Passover and Easter question. There’s something that feels ritualistic and traditional about getting a new dress for these holidays. It’s like a renewal for the season and makes the holiday feel special when wearing a new frock.

But that all being said, it can stress people out too. I remember as a little girl we’d go with my Grandma and shop for our Passover outfits – I so looked forward to that! Yes, I was a clothes lover even as a kid. My mom talks about taking the rapid downtown to Halle Bros department store and wearing white gloves for her holiday shopping trips. When I imagine it I totally picture a scene from Marvelous Mrs. Maisel but of course, set in Cleveland.

Today that Shopping is Done in Front of the Computer

Today, sad to say, I sit down with my kids in front of the computer and order what they need. Somehow that doesn’t have the same romantic quality as a white glove trip downtown – but it does the trick in today’s busy world. It’s family time but in a different way. At least that’s what I keep trying to tell myself.

And like most moms, I’m usually the last on the list – so if you don’t have your Passover or Easter Dress yet, don’t fret – I spent a little extra time in front of the computer shopping for you, and for me. And I found some great options!

Special but not TOO Special

One of the challenges of getting a dress for a holiday is that you want it to feel special, but not so special that you only wear it once. Ideally, you want to be able to wear it again throughout the year(s).

Add some sparkle for New Years Eve 2019

When you google “what to wear on new years eve” pictures and posts featuring skimpy, sparkly party dresses flash on the screen.  But, what if you don’t want to wear a dress on New Years Eve? It is winter and all, and it’s too cold outside to bare that much skin. (Even if you’re vacationing down south, it still gets cold at night.) And, if we’re being honest, at a certain age, skimpy dresses are better saved for the “kids” or the Kardashians, don’t you think?

Or, maybe your New Years Eve plans consist of going to a friends house to celebrate and you want to wear something festive but a little comfier for the evening. These are the questions and scenarios we get asked by our clients, and the answers we try to provide as stylists for REAL people.

What DO you wear on New Years Eve, to feel special, glittery, warm, comfortable and still put together?
The general answer is to add a bit of sparkle or shine, it could be a skirt, or fabulous earrings or even a scarf.  But, this year we’re favoring a top that has some sparkle. Why? Well….

Puffer coats are hot.

The puffer coat is hot right now. No pun intended, seriously.  They’re the most fashionable piece to hit the snowy streets in a while and they’re warm too! In September we were wishing for a little cold weather to bundle up in. Now that it’s here we can get right down to it. When deciding which piece of outerwear to add to your winter coat collection this winter,  a puffer coat should be top of your list. 

They are all over in a range of colors, from brights to prints, and lengths from cropped to long, and thickness from more trim and structured, to bulky and thick.  So, no matter what your body type or style is there’s a puffer coat out there for everyone. And have no fear…you don’t need to worry about looking like the ever dreaded Michelin man when you choose the one that’s right for you.

Find a puffer coat that’s right for you…

Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

We’ve done posts on this before, but still every year the what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner question is a hot one. Probably because it’s one of those enigma events. You want to be dressed up, kind of. And you want to be cozy. And you for sure want to be comfortable because it will be an eating fest. But you still want to look put together, like you tried, but not like you tried too hard. See all those contradictions? That’s why it can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be.

There are a few elements that make an outfit a winner, winner, turkey dinner kind of outfit.

-Soft  yet substantial fabrics (it is November after all, think velvet and cashmere, not linen)
-Forgiving waistbands (ummmm stuffing, enough said)
-Fun accessories or details (it’s a celebration after all)

What NOT to Wear:

-Bell sleeves (this is an eating holiday and you don’t want your sleeves stuck in gravy)
-Bandage/Bodycon dresses (again – it’s a marathon of stuffing your face, give your abs a rest)
-Your everyday pj’s or sweats – it’s a holiday and one of thankfulness. What you eat is not your everyday food and what you wear should be elevated a bit too – that’s what makes it special.

We’ve created outfits for a few various Thanksgiving scenarios… depending on how you and your family/friends celebrate…

The Accessories That’ll Take Your Outfits from Good to Great this Season.

When we’re with clients we often use food analogies to describe the various elements of a wardrobe. It’s either because we have ferocious appetites lately, or food analogies are just totally relatable. Let’s stick to the later.  A few weeks ago we talked about trends in relation to adding a pinch of salt to your cooking (remember?).  And, this week we’re gonna talk about accessories, the parsley of an outfit…

The Parsley Factor

What relates to parsley you ask? Accessories! Because just like a meal, your outfit can be great but it often needs that finishing touch, like the parsley on a plate, to make it feel finished. You know how you can serve the exact same recipe either in the pyrex dish you cooked it in or take the time to plate it and add a garnish to the plate? And the plated version gets more lovin’ from the family? Well, that’s the parsley factor… and it really does make a difference.

The final 2 items on our “What to Get List” are the parsley of the outfit – the accessories that add that extra oomph. This week we’re talking accessories, jewelry specifically.  Hoop earrings and acetate jewelry (also called resin or lucite)…

Update Your Wardrobe With These 2 Pant Styles.

The next two items up on our “What to get list” are, mom jeans and cinched waist pants. They are back and better than ever. These two bottoms will update the tops that you already own making them feel refreshed and new. By no means does this mean that all of your skinny pants or wide leg cropped pants are out. THEY ARE NOT, but if you are going to add in a few new bottoms, the mom jean, and cinched waist pant is where it’s happening.

The “What to Get List”

Just to recap, or in case you’re new around here. The past two weeks we covered the first 4 items…