Today, I’m showing all of you the impact of just accessories. They are the ultimate transitional touches, taking you from casual, cubicle life and even cocktails. Everyone always asks me how I can live out of a single suitcase for study abroad or my internship. Well, here is my greatest and best secret: it isn’t about the clothes so much as the finishing touches.
I’m turning this must-have trench dress into a fashion-forward duster vest simply by leaving it unbuttoned. It can switch from J.Crew catalog to street style effortlessly.
For me, a fedora and flats are my clutch elements for making a look casually chic. If I’m trying to elevate an ensemble; heels, lipstick and sleek jewelry are a natural choice. Continue reading
Of all the people who inspire me stylistically – CoCo Chanel tops the list. Her unapologetically forward take on fashion (especially for her time) was both gusty and glamorous, something I can most certainly appreciate.
I mean, who can’t respect the woman invented the LBD, modernized it and made black chic? All of her signature styles, I also adore and I can’t help but completely channel her at times… like today. Continue reading
As all of us know, Cinderella wore a glass slipper. What I believe is she should have been wearing these silver glitter, Badgley Mischka Heels… far more glamorous.
But I’ve never been that tutu, bubblegum pink or overtly frilly add ons, but feathers, thats a detail I can get with. A slightly edgier version of girly abundance, especially when paired with a bomber jacket.
I love the idea of taking stereotypical “fancy” shoes and making them 100% street style. Continue reading
1. Lush Track Pant: $30.40 (unspecified employee discount)
2. Frenchie Swing Tank: $22.40 (unspecified employee discount)
3. Steve Madden ‘Swift’ Pointy Toe Pump: $71.16 (unspecified employee discount)
4. CL by Laundry ‘Janella’ Sandal: $24.94 (Org. $55, on clearance, $5 off and free shipping)
5. Old Navy Graphic Tee’s: $10 each
6. Old Navy Drapey Tuxedo Pant: $11.97 (additional 30% off sale price)
7. Ann Taylor Trench Dress: $74.50 (50% off)
8. Ann Taylor Tortoise Belt: $17.75 (50% off)
Even at my most casual end of my style spectrum, I always try to incorporate a couple polished touched into the mix. Whether it’s some sort of height in a heel, a fab necklace or a sleek clutch (or all three), it brings a chambray and olive skinny jeans to a whole new level.
This elevated casual look works very well in Seattle. In a city where fleece is not a material, but rather a way of life, I many times feel grossly overdressed. Not that I would ever let that dictate what I wear, but sometimes, it is nice to feel like a local in Seattle.
Speaking of locals, I would like to thank my extremely talented, street-performing friend Dre for livening up the background of these shots. His voice is mesmerizing if you love that acoustic sound, check out his work here. Or, for the true experience, walk through Post Alley in Seattle… Continue reading