Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Look 1 appears fancy, but the cozy sweater makes it wearable. The ruffle button down shirt just adds the touch of fashion Ashley was looking for. We belted the sweater and put it with dark trouser jeans and low heeled brown boots.
Ashley and her husband both love music and sharing it with their kids. I could see her working look 2 while her son plays his toy drums at home and then out to run errands on a Saturday afternoon. A long shirt dress over black leggings and gray slouchy boots go perfect with classic Ray Bans.
The 70's are back in Look 3! A flowing bell sleeved sweater over brown leggings with tan cowboy boots and over-sized glasses bring the retro spirit into this mom without looking dated. Hello model!
A bright orange men's sweater is the focus of look 4. We stole Ashley's husband's old Abercrombie wool sweater and rolled up the sleeves. We put it over super skinny jeans and comfy boots for a laid back play-date outfit. P.S. - she's looking at her husband in these pics - adorable.
Finally, I just HAD to do a dressy look for date night. The blue blouse was a gift from her sister (Krystle of Fly Vintage!) and it worked quite nicely with her ivory skirt and turquoise accents. And YES - those are LOUBOUTIN pumps. Isn't she gorgeous?
Be sure to check out Ashley's blog - The Inner Peace Project. It focuses on taking care of the earth and yourself. And hey - shopping your closet fits in perfect because it's another way to be green.
Thanks again, Ashley!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I found these 2 dresses at Forever 21 (my fave) for $21.80 each. I added a belt I already had to the black one. While they obviously aren't the high quality of HL, they still provide a similar shape and effect. Here's another one I found on Forever's site with a bit of embellishment.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I recently had the honor of ransacking the exquisite closet of Rachel from The Working Wardrobe. At first I thought maybe I’d pull some looks that transition from work to night – but as I started digging, I knew I wanted to focus on looks strictly for play. Besides – Rachel is already an expert on work wear!
When I put together new looks from clients’ closets, I normally try and pull 4-5 options for them. My goal is to recycle current pieces into new looks to give the feeling of having just gone shopping. Depending on what the client is looking for style wise, I tailor the type of outfits I pull. In this case we wanted to have FUN! Thus, 4 playful looks emerged.Look 1 can only be described as a cornucopia of fall colors and shapes. Sure, it’s a literal interpretation of the season, but it works!Check out the gorgeous necklace we paired with a classic menswear inspired blazer. I was also a HUGE fan of the olive green skinnies – both in the amazing fit and the unique color. I put it all together with knee high boots for an autumnal tribute.
When I saw the jacket in look 2 and the purple leather skirt, I almost felt like I was cheating! The job was a breeze with so many options. I put the skirt and jacket with black patterned tights and jade green shoes to avoid being too matchy-matchy.....
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