Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Trend 2009: Grecian Dresses

It is so hot in the summer that I'm all about being casually cool. My summer calendar is stocked full of barbeques, birthday parties, etc. and nothing gets me out the door quicker than a perfectly fitted dress. The Grecian style has become one of my go-to faves because of its ethereal feel and 'ol school Shakespeare kiss me now/ask questions later quality.

Mid Summers Night

The dress takes a traditional spin on the Grecian style. When I look at this set I'm transported to the wooded glen of a Midsummer's Night dream where I would have been smart enough to follow my heart to my true love....Puck and all.


This dress has an urban feel with a street sensibility that would easily translate at one of my early evening soirees. Plus when the temp drops later in the evening, I could throw on that spectacular kimono and be good to go.

So what do you think? Grecian it or hate it? Sound off in the comments below.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fashion 101: Part One

People ask me all the time how I stay so fashionably chic on a budget and I typically answer with "It's good luck I guess. The fashion gods have truly blessed me with a unique gift." While this answer gets several laughs, it really doesn't give them the insight they are looking for. So I think it's time to give to y'all straight.

Do You Love Me?

  1. Understand what type of clothing looks good on your body type. This may seem elementary to many of you but I can't tell you how many times I pass women in my travels who have yet to gasp this concept.
  2. If you're a size 6, why are you stuffing yourself into a 4? Ladies really, there is no need to buy garments which are too small. This may work for Beyonce but none of us have her trainer, chef or wonderful hubby to keep us motivated. If you buy clothes with hope that you'll fit into them one day, that day never comes and now you have a closet full of shoulda, coulda, woulda. Stop torturing yourself and buy clothes that fit TODAY!
  3. Proper undergarments are essential. I really can't stress this one enough girls. The right kind of bra can work wonders in your favorite tee and the right undies can erase the VPL in your lil' black dress. Go get fitted for your correct bra size (I like Nordstrom) and go back every 6 months to get re-fitted. Figure out which brand of undies work best for you (there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Hanes. Who says we have to spend $25 on panties anyway?) and buy all your favorite styles and colors.

That's the end of today's class.

Homework: Do you know what clothing works for your body type? If not, stay tuned for Part Two.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Guess Who's Back?

Your girl is back and I'm ready to dish on the latest trends in seasonal fashion. Stay tuned for my fashionable knowledge. Trust ME, good things come to those who wait!
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