My Fall Must Have: Big Sunglasses and A Good Hat
When it gets rainy and gray in the Northwest, sometimes you just want to be low key as you go about your day. Try a combination of Hat and Shades and you will achieve an incognito stylish look.
I scored this hat at a Portland thrift store and the shades are $10 cheapies from the Mall.
Building on my last post about head scarfs, I worked this satin ribbon into my repertoire. It is just long enough to tie a cute bow on the crown of the head. The navy blue made it very versatile for my wardrobe. I have it in several colors which I picked up for next-to-nothing, at the local craft store.
Other ways of wearing it include as a bracelet; tying in several times around the wrist, tying your pony-tail or braid up with it, and tying a knot onto a purse strap.
The earrings in the picture are recycled postage stamps made by a Oregon based designer who can be reached through Etsy at
I’ve finally found a use for the long thin scarfs in my closet. I’d previously found them too thin to wrap around the neck, and too short to use as a belt. However, after a styling session with a girlfriend, I have a new favorite use for them. Simply wrap the scarf around the head, tying it in a small, off-center knot, leaving the ends to dangle down with the hair. If it is a silky fabric and slips up or down on your head, just spray a light hairspray prior to tying it on.
I love how its both hip and cool, with a funky 70s vibe.
I love this dress both for its comfort and southwest print. O’Neill got it right with this one! It is so soft and feels amazingly silky against the skin. I also love when one single garment can be slipped on to create an overall striking look. So effortless, So Easy.
Complements abound every time I wear it. It was a Christmas present and thus more expensive than my usual thrifty attire. If anyone is interested in this dress or similar stunners check out Swell.Com.
Tank Top Two Ways.
Neons and blacks are like uniform colors in Las Vegas. I paired this Color-In-Motion tank (Ross) with a black skirt by Ambiance (Ross), Black Leather Boots (Ross) and Thigh High Black Socks (Target).
In the first look, I complemented the pink with a turquoise American Apparel scarf.
In the second look, I tamed it down with a H&M sea-foam green and lace cardigan and added a fun accessory with a gunmetal glitter head band (BicBands.com)
Going to Caesars Palace tonight to see the outrageous circus performers in Absinthe, and I think either outfit will work perfectly.
(Remember.. To see the entire outfit close up just click on either photo.)
Well the weather is really warming up in Vegas. Super sunny, and warm days inspire me to donne flowing comfortable clothing. This look really begins and ends with the printed maxi skirt by Loveappela (TJ Maxx). I like to pair this skirt with a simple fitted top as to not overwhelm the look. I found this black strapless tank on-sale at Gap Body, it is so comfortable I bought it in 3 other colors for only $5 each.
The sandals are by Chinese Laundry, I picked them up for $12 at Ross.
I slipped in a pic of my newly highlighted hair which I swept all to one side and pinned with a handmade leather flower clip.
Just click on any of the pictures to see the entire look.
I’ve always been drawn to white. It is so clean and classy. An all-white outfit shows courage while maintaining subtlety.
There is a definite white trend in fashion right now, with Drew Barrymore gracing the cover of InStyle in Max Mara, and Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2012 Collection. Inspired by this trend I’ve combined Express Jeans (TJ Maxx Clearance),with a Zenana Outfitters batwing blouse (Styles). The look resonates with me as it invokes a sense of nautical sophistication.
2012 Golden Globe Greats!
I tried, and tried to decide my pick for Best Dressed on the red carpet for last night’s 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards show. I simply could not choose. So, It ended up a tie, between Sofia Vergara and Paula Patton. Both picked the perfect dress for their skin tone as well as figure.
Sofia Vergara wore a deep navy blue Vera Wang gown that I could not stop admiring. Her shape was flattered and the detailing on the dress was stunning.
Paula Patton shined in a canary yellow Monique Lhuillier gown. She looked breathtaking.
My choice for runner up was Nicole Richie in a silver embroidered Julien Macdonald dress. The styling of the entire ensemble was on-point, especially the dramatic bangs.
Sunday’s BellyDancing Best
This sunny Sunday I took a amazing, expressive form of Belly Dancing at a yoga studio right inside of Whole Foods. I was shooting for stylish and comfortable with a twist of bohemian and a splash of yoga chic.
The Outfit: Cream colored draped tunic by New York&Co, Mustard tank by Mossimo, Tribal print skirt by Tres Bien, Zippered navy tights by A.N.A., necklace by local Las Vegas designer Knotty Necklaces, the Belt is vintage. For the sake of simplicity from listing all of the sources, all garments were either from Ross, TJ Maxx, or Goodwill.
For the record, the belly dancing class was not only a tough work out, but very very fun and extremely liberating.