Thursday, May 31, 2012

Trend Thursday

Relaxed Yet Sophisticated.

It is often difficult to dress comfortably yet still look put together at the same time. Olivia Palermo and model boyfriend Johannes Huebl seem to have mastered that look. I absolutely adore Palermo's style. Whether she's dressed to the nine's in a designer ball gown or in this cute little skirt and striped tee, she totally captures the essence of perfect style. 
Huebl too has killer fashion sense. Chinos for sure should be a staple in every man's wardrobe. They can be worn with flip flops, coverse runners (as seen here) or a little more dressed up with leather loafers. Simply roll up the bottoms and you've got a relaxed & trendy look. 




Monday, May 28, 2012

Spring Cleaning

Cleaning Out The Closet.

Probably one of my least favorite things to do, but feels so rewarding once completed. I spent part of the day yesterday mastering my closet; throwing things away that I haven't worn nor touched in the past year, recycling pieces that no longer fit or have seen better days & organizing drawers and shoe racks. I can officially say my closet is clean and a bag full of old treasures was thrown out. 

Here is a list of things I do when cleaning out my closet:

 Throw out/donate items which you have not worn in the past year
Try on items to make sure they still fit and look good
After revamping, make a list of needs vs. wants to add to your collection

image via Patterson Maker

Ahh...I can only dream that my closet will ever look this amazing...

image via Pinterest

Happy Cleaning!


Sunday, May 27, 2012


A key element in dressing well is to finish up the look with unique accessories. This is the part where you can have a little fun experimenting or creating that wow factor to your outfit. 

Layering up different sizes, colors & shapes to your bangles adds a cool look. Matching the hardware on the clutch to the gold in the bangles and ring ties the look all together (not to mention matching nail polish as well!)

These are great pieces for the summer. The look would have worked with just the bottom minty green bracelets, but once the upper bracelet was added, it made the accessories pop. Because the dress looks airy and delicate, make sure your accessories match that. For example, adding a gold cuff here would alter the look from being delicate to hardcore. Dainty jewels work best. 

I love love love adding vintage inspired pieces into my existing collection. Mixing old with new is such a unique way to incorporate past trends with current ones. Again, a perfect opportunity to experiment!

Emerald green + gold = absolute elegance. Reminds me of royalty and upper class. If the green had been a shade lighter, it would have appeared less classy and more casual & carefree.

Menswear inspired accessories add a totally different look to one's style. They can be extremely easy to incorporate into your existing wardrobe as they usually are not exuberantly outrageous. Instead, the pink denim adds that touch which makes the subtle jewels balance the outfit perfectly. 

Happy accessorizing! 

images via Paterson Maker


Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer Whites


This picture captures the pureness of summer whites. Adding different shades of neutrals instead of sticking to just plain white also makes the outfit look less boring & more put together. Love everything about this look: how the bag matches the nail polish, the subtle but cool wedges, the tie of the scarf and of course, that amazingly chic hat. 
love. love. love.

image via Patterson Maker


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Trend Thursday

An edgy way to update your look in a matter of seconds. By having a statement clutch like this one enhances the outfit by simply only using one accessory. Adding metallic cuffs polishes off the look and ties it all together. 


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Simple Is Better

Lately, I've been drawn to simplistic pieces and accessories. Especially now when the warmer weather is setting in, layering is not as needed. This look below is the perfect example of creating a simple outfit without overdoing anything. The pop of color in the bag adds just the right touch and keeps the look from being too boring. 

image via Patterson Maker