January 23, 2015

FASHION FRIDAY: Christian Siriano Spring 2015

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I started posting my favorite runway looks on Fridays. I call it #FashionFriday - clever, right?! Lol! Anyway, since I teach personal style classes at Nashville Community Ed, I thought I'd help my readers see how trends come from the run way and end up in our favorite stores and boutiques. 

This week I was inspired by Jennifer Lopez as she's been SLAYING the scene promoting her new movie The Boy Next Door. Above, she wore a straight from the runway look by Christian Siriano! Stunning! 
Christian Siriano is great for creating looks that hollywood starlets love. His creations don't need much changes to make them ready to wear. I mean, look at  this spring overcoat, I could rock this right now!

As far as trends are concerned, Christian's line hit a couple trends that will be popular for Spring/Summer 2015. Above, we see the Maxi-skirt and the crop top are still here to stay.

Another hot trend for spring/summer 2015 will be lace, sheer, and pastel. As you can see, Christian hit the nail on the head by combining all three for this sexy look.

Back to the pure gorgeousness of Christian Siriano's line - I mean, it's all the way luxe! Of the 47 looks Siriano debuted, this full skirt situation caught my eye. Can you imagine wearing this look at a spring ball? Whew!

Staying with spring trend of crop tops and maxiskirts, Siriano presented this gorgeous yet edgy look. The boxy shape of the crop give the look a more modern appeal.

I also appreciated this flirty cocktail dress, above, and this hi/lo dress, below.

As you can see, Christian Siriano is giving you gorgeous for spring. You may not be able to afford Christian's 'off the runway' looks, but you can be inspired to step up your spring game with these trends.

Need more help, HIRE ME! I can help you dress for your body and your budget. 

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January 21, 2015

#OOTD: Make Life A Party

Today, I was feeling like a party. Even though my birthday is 6 months away (which is also the anniversary of the blog) I've already been planning my celebration look book. Then I thought, hmm, we can feel like a party any time we want.

Life isn't always easy, so when you feel down, throw yourself a party. Buy a cupcake, put a candle in it, and then celebrate yourself. Shoot, put a dress on too. Call your friends and say "we are gonna celebrate making it to Thursday!" LOL!

Today's look is all about making life a party. The look was anchored by these gorgeous Burberry pumps. Next is this tulle skirt by Valentino. Someone said that tulle/tu-tu skirts were going out of style, but I say 'no'. Party skirts will never go away because they look good on all shapes and everyone wants to feel like a little girl sometimes.

Let this look be an inspiration for one of your most happy days  . . . or a sad one.

MY STYLE: Keep It Simple

I'm a fan of a simple look. Minimal as some might say. As much as bells, whistles, gold, and glitter excite me, the ease of pulling together a simple three piece look is just as enchanting. The look, above is one of my current faves. Dress, tights, boots, and a necklace - out the door. 

I scored this dress from Avenue, for $15 on sale after Christmas. The cotton blend dress has the perfect a-line fit and its super comfortable. A dress with this shape compliments pear-shaped ladies, like myself.  My boots, a gift from my stylish mom, have been getting TONS of wear this winter. I love a short flat bootie and they go with tons of looks.

To bring a bit of pizzazz I added this vintage (might be antique) jeweled necklace. I scored this statement piece from a flea market in Virginia Beach. I've had it for years and it still gets tons of compliments. 

See, it doesn't take much to dress well. A couple pieces and you are on your way. This whole look was less than $100.

Wanna learn more tips/tricks to dressing for you body AND your budget?  Make sure to sign-up for my Personal Style Class starting NEXT WEEK!

January 16, 2015

Belk presents the 2015 Spring Fashion preview + CONTEST

Last night I got to see what on the horizon for southern spring fashion. Belk sponsors a fashion preview every season. I love when Arlene Goldstein, Belk's stylecaster comes down to visit. She shares her top trend picks for the coming season. Below we'll talk about what's popping for Spring 2015, my fave looks from Belk's Spring 2015 lookbook, and a GIVEAWAY!