Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mens: Rainy Workday

Mens: Rainy Workday



Steve Madden sunglasses / Michael Kors MK8040 - Mens Chronograph / Sperry Top-Sider® 'Boat Ox' Chukka Boot / Banana Republic Slim Fit Bold Plaid Western Shirt / Revolver Cord Pants, 32" Inseam / ODIN

Can't forget the guys.... they need to dress for the Rainy weather too.  I had some inspiration from a friend, he sent me a pic of a similar sweater and asked if it was a "go" or a "no".  I really liked the sweater, so I decided to show him how to rock it in today's post.  

~LC
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Rainy Workday

Rainy Workday



J.Crew j crew / Old Navy tailored dress shirt / Trench coat / CatWorld cropped pants / Kirra / Bakers shoulder bag / Collar necklace / Brooks Brothers 

Since Sandy came busting through the Northeast, I thought it was only fitting to post an outfit similar to what I will be wearing to work tomorrow.  The weather is windy and cloudy with some light showers now that the storm has passed through.  We lucked out by not losing power, but many roads are closed and I have been working from home the last 2 days.  
A trench coat is something to always have on hand, and adds some style to a rather ordinary outfit.  Also, I will throw on a statement necklace to add that extra put together look I like to have. 
Hope everyone is safe and you get your power back ASAP! 

~LC
  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

What to Wear with... Wide Belts

What to Wear with... wide belts



ASOS scoop neck dress, $40 / H&M cotton blouse, $13 / H&M chiffon shirt, $12 / Elastic waist pants / Flat heels / Wet Seal bootie boots / ASOS high heel booties / Promise Shoes leather high heels / Overnight bag / Geneva hardware jewelry / Kendra Scott cuff jewelry / MNG by Mango wide belt / Mango leather buckle belt

Wide belts are hard to accessorize with.  Skinny belts are more in style and can easily be paired with many options.  But, I had a mommy reader want to get some use out of hers to mask her shrinking belly.  We can work with that!  I used one of my favorite sweater dresses and paired it with gray booties and a statement bracelet. 
Next option, I found an over-sized white button down or larger polka dot blouse (both from H&M) and some faux leather pants from Target.  Make sure either shirt is over sized and blouse-y, and reaches the middle of your tush or longer after belting and you will give the allusion of a tiny waist/ hourglass figure. You can use black leggings instead and black booties or fun pair of flats.  You can rock either outfit with a cute diaper bag I found on etsy.com.  

Enjoy!
~LC 
 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

What to wear with...... Chunky Orange Necklace!

What to wear with...... Chunky Orange Necklace!



525 America / H&M long shirt, $48 / J.Crew knit cardigan / Red blouse / LOFT pants / rag & bone/JEAN high waisted jeans / Polka dot pants / Leather shoes / n.d.c. leather shoes / Flat shoes / Charlotte Russe high heel shoes / Rocket Dog leopard print flat / Nine West / Chunky necklace / Neon Orange Metal Chunky Bib Chain Choker Necklace N58 | eBay / Gold GP Orange Beads Chunky Bib Chain Choker Necklace K1875 | eBay

 I had a request of what to wear with a chunky orange necklace.  I'm not sure what it looks like so I picked 3 out. When I think of orange, my first reaction is to pair it with Navy blue/dark gray or brown.  So, I chose the first outfit which is also my favorite.  Chose 2 pair of shoes that I thought would work for play (gray wedges) and then the office (metal cap toe).  Also threw in some other outfits playing around with patterns and work attire.  All of the other shoes I felt would work for work.  Loving the Topshop Galaxy studded high heels on the right! 

Enjoy! 
~LC

Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekend Get-together

Weekend Get-together



J.Crew cotton shirt / H&M super low rise skinny jeans, $16 / Mid heels / Top handle bag / GUESS boyfriend watch / Banana Republic jewelry / C. Wonder c wonder / Floral scarve

Goin somewhere fun this weekend??  This outfit is great for shopping, out for coffee or a get-together with friends.  Mixing some patterns of the same color scheme, floral and stripes keeps you on trend without looking a hot mess.  Make a gold arm party and you're good to go. 
 P.S. This shirt is now on SALE for $29.99 at JCrew.  Loving these Penney's boots also! 

~LC
  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Date night after work

Date after work



Calvin Klein cowl neck sweater dress / Faux fur vest / Black opaque tight / Fergalicious zipper boots / Satchel bag / ASOS metal jewelry / Metal jewelry

 This Friday night, if you've got a hot date, this is the perfect outfit you can wear to work and then add a smoky eye and softer lip color and you're ready to meet up for dinner and drinks!  "Oh this??? I just threw this together....."

~LC

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mens: Mix Patterns

Mens: Mix Patterns



Banana Republic merino sweater / BKE zipper jeans / Ezekiel / 'Boat Ox' Chukka Boot / Citizen Watch, Men's Two Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet 38mm Bk2284-54h

Guys can dabble in current trends like mixing patterns too.  Keep in the same color palette and I lightened things up with a tan shoe.  This outfit looks put together without trying too hard.   Leave the button down un-tucked, for a hot casual look.

~LC
  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Simple Accessories-Bold Colors

Simple Accessories-Bold Colors



J.Crew cotton tee / Worthington long sleeve top / Blue blazer / GAP slim fit pants / LOFT pointy toe pumps / Jolt short heel shoes / Tory Burch jewelry / ASOS oversized watch / Zara Sport Messenger Bag

Dress up a simple long sleeve T.  Sometimes when I wear a bold color, a pattern and fun shoes, I keep the accessories simple.  A watch and Tory Burch studs are all I would pair with this outfit.  I chose a navy blazer or a navy cardigan, depending on your workplace policies. 

~LC
 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Come on ova.... guest posting

Guest posting today on Mandy's In the Fashion Lane blog.  Come see a few items on my "Wishlist" for Fall.  Feel free to come say hi and check out Mandy's blog.  Love following her blog because she keeps things real with girl issues like weight loss, dating and she has GREAT style!  

~LC
 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10 sweater-dresses under $50

10 sweaterdresses under $50



Calvin Klein knit sweater dress / Old Navy fitted knit dress / ASOS three quarter sleeve dress / Calvin Klein short sweater dress / Old Navy empire waist sweater dress / GAP long sleeve striped dress / Lauren Ralph Lauren ralph lauren dress / Sheer long sleeve dress / Vintage black dress / H&M three quarter sleeve dress, $24

 I am loving sweater-dresses as of late.  You can wear them to the office or on the weekend depending on what you pair them with.  Here, I'll give some suggestions how to dress up/down a few of them:

1- This sweater-dress is on the longer side, perfect for the office.  I would wear a knee high boot with a heel for work and a fun colored statement necklace.
5- For work, I could put a white button down underneath, black tights and black wedge booties. Or, for the weekend, add a floral print scarf with similar colors of the stripes, tights, black flat boots and jean jacket.  
7- Work, just how it's shown, with the leopard belt, black tights and booties.  Weekend, change out for black booties with the toe open or flats for more casual.
10- I could head to a bar in this dress, add a black leather jacket and some pumps with studs and silver accessories and (fall color) oxblood or cobalt blue clutch. 

~LC


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Men's: Casual- Big & Tall

Men's: Casual



Steve Madden sunglasses / Olukai Kamuela Shoe / Life Khaki Relaxed-Fit Chinos - jcpenney / jcpâ Gingham Check Poplin Shirt â Big Tall / jcp™ Sueded Fleece Hoodie – Big & Tall - jcpenney

This post is for the tall guys, one in particular!  (No bow-ties!) lol.  Camel colored khakis with a gingham shirt, dress it down with a navy sweatshirt.  These shoes from Swell.com are perfect for casual days without wearing sneakers. Finish with your favorite hater-shades and you're good-to-go!  No other accessories needed.   JC Penney's is stepping up their game lately and I found most of this outfit there!  These are Big & Tall items.  
Your welcome!

~LC
 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Men's: Apple Picking

Men's: Apple Picking



BKE jeans / BKE Addison Jacket / Lucky Brand Henley Thermal / Timberland Earthkeepers® Moc Toe Work Boot (Men) / Michael Kors MK8040 - Mens Chronograph

Casual comfort while still looking good.  This jacket is perfect for fall, and I paired it with a thermal henley, which I always love on my man.  These boots can either be dressy or casual depending on what you wear on top and what type of watch.  

~LC
 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wardrobe Consult- Miss N

Wardrobe Consult- Miss N



Shift dress / Cowl neck dress / Old Navy / Nicole By Nicole Miller pullover sweater / LOFT patterned pants / LOFT cap toe pumps / Flat shoes / Forever 21 platform booties / Topshop circle scarve

When Miss N contacted me she mentioned oxblood & leopard..... girl after my own heart!  She's starting a new job in corporate and needs some ideas.  Needing office appropriate, but not abandoning her fun personality.  I took those ideas and ran with it.  All items are budget friendly as well.  The leopard cardigan can be paired with either dress.  This is just a hint of one of my packages that I offer.  Feel free to contact me for a full package. 

~LC
 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Oxblood shoes- Dressy/Casual

Oxblood shoes- Dressy/Casual



Shirts blouse / Faux fur vest / H&M , $32 / Jolt / Forever 21 pointy boots / Dorothy Perkins clutch handbag, $24 / H&M / GUESS / Tory Burch / Nina pearl necklace

During fashion week we saw a lot of the faux fur vests on the runway.  I found one that is decently priced at $69 from Macy's.  I feel like if you try to get one under $50 it will really look/feel super cheap. $69 doesn't break the bank for something we're not sure is a lasting trend.  I paired this with the new hotness color for fall, oxblood.  The name is gross, but the color is FAB! You can totally cas-down this outfit even more with white long sleeve T, a pair of Toms and lose all the jewelry except the watch. 

~LC
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chilly morning commute

Chilly morning commute



Old Navy / Zara blazer / H&M , $24 / Black tight / Fergalicious high heel boots / Cross body handbag / Wet Seal / FOSSIL leather watch / Blue scarve

I'm loving this studded (on the shoulder) blazer from Zara, super cute and you can dress this up or down.  I chose to dress this outfit up for the office, added tights and booties to make it a more cold weather style.  Brought out the blue in the jacket with a cozy scarf and threw in some pops of pink.  I really like this watch too, it's feminine but still has the large face, which is a trend these days.  Best part, everything is decently priced.

~LC