Tag Archives: splendid

Stocking Up for Fall

18 Aug

Ahh there is a crisp in the air, can you feel it? Well maybe not yet, but I know it is on it’s way. Prior to each season I have a tendency to stock up on new items and then taper off with my shopping as the season begins, just filling in the gaps with pieces here and there. I love buying items before the season it makes me feel prepared for the upcoming season and for those random Fall days in late August. One shopping mantra that I always follow is, Buy it when you see it because it will most likely not be there when you go back. Then that shoe, shirt or coat will be haunting you the rest of the season.

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Maxin’ and Relaxin’

12 Jul

Most nights of the week you will find me cooking in the kitchen.  Next to fashion and clothes, this is my second passion. The other night I planned for shrimp tacos on the grill, but the storm was about to hit so the meal preparation relocated indoors. In the Summer, I prefer light easy meals with quick preparation and fresh ingredients. I chose to make the shrimp tacos, with homemade salsa, chipotle lime sour cream, with a corn salad on the side. Keeping things simple is always the best policy.



One Short, 3 Ways

8 Jun

Getting to wear 1 piece various ways is like hitting the jackpot. It feels as though you are truly getting the most out of your investment, but  thinking of  ways to mix and match can be challenging. When doing Wardrobe Consultations, clients often ask, “what is another way I can wear this?” Referring to a top, skirt, pants etc.. that they would like to re-purpose and wear differently.  I love answering this question. It helps them see their wardrobe pieces in a new light, and helps them get the most out of their existing wardrobe!

Below is an example of how to re-wear an item that may seem to have only 1 outfit option. Mixing up patterned pieces beyond the usual combinations can be a bit intimidating, but currently I love throwing out the common suspects and throwing in some twists. Bright colors look amazing against muted color patterned shorts, as does another pattern that is complimentary, but does not compete with the original item. I think these shorts are completely perfect for a BBQ, the Beach or even a Night Out!

1. Pink Tank $44

2. Shorts $78 (same short for all 3 outfits)

3. Slip On Sandal $14.80

4. T-Shirt $95

5. Bikini Top $75

6. Flat Sandal $140

7.  Yellow Blouse $76

8. Wedges $206.50

Great Lengths

10 Mar

There is a new skirt length in town for Spring and Summer and it is being welcomed with open arms, The Midi.  It is a 3/4 length skirt falling somewhere between under the knee and above the ankle.  The Midi provides a fresh alternative to the Mini and the Maxi skirts, we have seen in past seasons. The ladylike nature of the hemline leans towards a ultra feminine look without being too obvious.  Flowy options call for ballet flats or pumps, while skin tight skirts are best paired with a sexy high heel or sandal counterpart.  Personally, I love to pair a flowy skirt like the Marc By Marc Jacobs, shown below, with a broken-in tank.

1.  Marni White Blouse $238

2. Striped Skirt $66

3. Splendid Vintage Tank $44

4. Marc By Marc Sylvie Skirt $298

5. Army Green Tank $223

6. Thakoon Addition Washed Silk Skirt $ 395

7. Bird Blouse $88

8. Pleated Skirt $80