Tag Archives: Casual

Goodbye Daisy Dukes! Hello Fall!

30 Oct

I love Fall! It is my absolute favorite season with the chill in the air, changing of the leaves and drinking a hot beverage without sweating. Another thing that’s great is the changing of fashion. Time to pull out the sweaters, scarves and boots. Thank goodness we get to put away the cutoff shorts.

There are cool ways to do this trend and others that make it trashy. Yes this is a fashion faux pas post in disguise!

DO: 

With a breezy top and the length of the shorts that passes the fingertip test, makes this a casual classic look.

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DON’T:

This denim underwear trend has to stop! And most pants have pockets, so we don’t need them displayed for proof either.

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If you are holding onto summer with all your might, this is how you can still pull off your cutoff shorts in cooler temperature. Trade in tank tops for sweaters, sandals for boots and add tights for a look that screams “I love Summer, but it’s cold but still rocking the shorts!”

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Any summer trends you are still holding onto as we go into fall?

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Stoop Sale Find- Accessorizing for under $5

10 Sep

I love that walking through my neighborhood in Brooklyn can take me anywhere. I stumbled upon this stoop sale where I found this gem of a vintage inspired beaded necklace. Upon closer inspection you can see how crafted it is with the striations in the beads and holding it reveals how heavy it was. When looking at costume jewelry, weight usually equals quality. Got away with it for $3 and it goes perfectly with my chambray pleated top and camel blazer just in time for the beginning of the fall chill!

 

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Find anything good at a stoop sale or garage sale lately?

 

 

 

Summer’s Trendiest Flat Found at Beacon’s Closet

27 Aug

I love these flats! I’m sure you’ve seen them in various colors and materials at all different price points and have been wanting these since they broke the market. But who wants to spend a lot of money for a shoe that could be out of style next year. I got lucky and found these for $15 at Beacon’s Closet barely used. They’re selling at DSW now for $40.

A very in style girl made sure to catch my attention to pay me a compliment on these and ask me where I got them. Resale store! I was very flattered. The takeaway, you can stay in style and trendy without blowing your budget.

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Faux Pas Friday: Tights as Pants

25 Apr

This is a hot fashion topic for women. But I respectfully stand my ground on this one. Tights are NOT pants!

DON’T DO THIS!

 

Looks like you went to sleep, woke up a little foggy to the point where you either didn’t realize the long shirt you grabbed didn’t cover your backside or you just went for something black, thought they were pants..but alas.. they weren’t. We don’t need to see all your business.

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DO THIS!

Choose a thicker material. If you like wearing black on the bottom, go for a black skinny pant, jean, or jegging. They all flatter better, cover more, and are ACTUAL PANTS!

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Thanks Hannah Taylor for this week’s faux pas suggestion!

Faux Pas Friday: Denim on Denim

18 Apr

The Canadian Tuxedo! Great look for the 80s and 90s but so outdated for 2014.

Don’t do this!

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Do This!

Make one piece in your outfit Denim and pair with a different material.

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Thanks Erica Siri for this week’s faux pas suggestion!

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Kate and Pippa Middleton: Get the Look

29 Jan

Get these Kate and Pippa Middleton winter looks on a non royal budget!

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GET THE LOOK:

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Knit black skirt- OLD NAVY: $22
Ribbed white long sleeve shirt- VICTORIA’S SECRET: $16
Grey  preppy blazer- TARGET: $24
Brown paisley scarf-TARGET: $15
Brown cap-RALPH LAUREN:$25
 
Total: $102
 
 
 

Pippa Middleton out and about, London, Britain - 22 Dec 2011

GET THE LOOK:

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Burgundy sweater dress- TOPSHOP: $80
Faux leather jacket- Mossimo-TARGET:$27
Faux fur scarf- Simply Vera- KOHL’S:$20
Suede boots-Type Z Saloni-ZAPPOS: $129
Colorblock satchel- Call it Spring- JCPENNEY: $40

Total: $296

How To Dress Up Your Casual Friday Jeans

16 Jan

Jeans, denim, dungarees, call them what you will, but they are part of everyone’s wardrobe with the average person owning 7 pairs! And I’m sure you count down until Friday when you can wear them to work again. But this is no reason to throw on a t-shirt and sneakers! Take this opportunity to outshine your coworkers by being comfortable but dressed professionally and fashion forward.

Here’s a few tips:

1) Wear jeans without too much fading or whiskers, no holes or tears and that fit well; this includes a length that aren’t too short or too long where you’re stepping on them.

* A skinny jean ends at the ankle or just above the ankle

* A boot cut, straight, and flare  jean ends just above the ground. It’s long enough to cover the back of the shoe but not touch the ground

2) Instead of sneakers, pair with a comfortable ballet flat, sandal, or wedge for a dressier look.

3) As an alternative to t-shirts, a well designed cotton blouse looks more pulled together but keeps you feeling casual. For a step above this, pair with a cardigan or blazer.

4) Add a great pair of earrings or necklace to tie everything together.

Here’s some great examples:

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You will feel comfortable, casual and look a step above the rest.

What do you wear on casual Friday?