Saturday, November 28, 2009

Express Your Holiday Style With Accessories

All holidays are "working" holidays for moms when they are entertaining at home. I have come to embrace this fact and it is my honor to cook, serve, with help of course, and entertain my family members and friends.

The key is to dress accordingly. The outfit that I wear must be functional as well as fabulous and comfort is a necessity.

This Christmas, I already have my outfit all planned out. I'm going to wear a pair of... you guessed it, jeans. They will be a dressier, great fitting, dark pair called Robin's Silver Wings as shown below, in case of minor gravy stains and I'll pair them with a plain white button up blouse. Sounds pretty basic but a basic outfit is a perfect "canvas" on which you can put your individual style signature, using awesome accessories.





Holiday Accessorizing Perfection

First, I am going to wear a black crop vest over the white blouse. As mentioned in a previous post, vests are a classy way to upgrade a plain top. I am going to wear a pair of heels which look amazing with straight leg jeans because they seem to “hug” the shoes at just the right spot.

Top It Off With Jewelry

To top it all off, I'm going to pull out my favorite jewellery. The holidays are a great time wear your favorite pieces. Jewelry gives you a wonderful way to express your personality and mood. You can wear a small, elegant pair of earrings with small stones and a matching pendant. Or you can just overdose on shiny bangles , a chain with a large pendant and a pair of hoop earrings or anywhere in between.

I like the chain and pendant below. If I owned one I would wear it as a choker with the top button or two of my blouse undone to show it off.

Fashion is a great way to have fun and express yourself and the holidays are a perfect time to show off your unique style.

*SP

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Stylish Ideas From Fashion Sites

I had the pleasure of visiting a great fashion website called Fashion Confidential. It is based in the UK and the fashions are fabulous. There is even a fashion magazine within the site! The site has been online for three years but the magazine was just launched this past September. The best part is that accessing the magazine is completely free.

As you can imagine, I am in my glory as I peruse the “pages “ of the site, which are very well laid out and easy to navigate. The site connects you with the latest collections from the hottest designers all while using catchy titles like, Christian Laboutin:King OF Sole. There are plenty of high end multi-strap shoes , little black dresses and handbags.


But where are the jeans?


Thankfully, there are jeans all over the site. Brands like Jbrand, Current Elliot, True Religion, Paige and Seven For All Mankind. The site links readers to the exact website where they can purchase these awesome finds.



My absolute favorite was the pair below.


Current Elliott- The Legging Jeans










I love the leggings paired with the hot ankle boots. Now I know exactly how I will wear my jean leggings when I finally get them. My ankle boots are not quite as sexy though.



There is an entire section devoted to bargain hunters. It compiles sales information for mostly UK online sellers.


That is the best thing about this site. It is a wonderful resource for outfit ideas. Some of the outfits reminded me of things that I already have in my closet. If you are a busy mom like I am, or just short on time, online fashion sites are a convenient way to keep up with the latest fashion trends.
There is no need to wonder what to wear during the holidays and beyond.

*SP

Monday, November 23, 2009

Getting Ready For Christmas

First, let's not forget that this season is about the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


I read some great blog posts from some talented bloggers this morning and they put me in the Christmas spirit. It's nice to be positively influenced.

I am a notorious comparison shoppers-isn't everybody? Well, I found out the hard way that my husband isn't. It seems that my obsession with making sure that I'm getting the best possible deal was driving him nuts, this past weekend. I was completely paralyzed, worrying that somebody had it cheaper or that there would be a buy one get one free sale next week. Missing a buy one get one free sale is a trajedy and I don't have the time to come back and return stuff or get an adjustment.

Anyway, I swallowed hard and forced myself to buy a couple of toys for the kids after visiting three stores!

I thank God every day for sending me such a patient husband. He never complained but the look on his face told a different story. I bet he'll find some excuse to shop without me next weekend.

Maybe he'll pick up those True Religion jeans I was checking out at the outlet store.



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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Designer Bags and Premium Denim: A Match Made In Fashion Heaven

Designer Bags And Premium Denim: A Match Made In Fashion Heaven

There's nothing better than the confidence boost you get when you look fierce from head to toe. You know those special days when you envisioned an outfit in your mind and when you put it on everything just fell in to place. The right shoes, a fabulous top, the head turning denim (of course), and to top it all off, the right designer handbag can have you feeling like the streets of your town, are your own personal runway.

Halle Berry with a Luis Vuitton Leopard Nocturne African Queen Clutch


I love it, when I have the luxury of ditching my Winnie the Pooh baby bag and matching my shoes to my handbags. If I happen to have a matching belt, then the world is mine. There's something empowering about being coordinated every now and then, even if I'm pushing a stroller and the baby bag is safely tucked away in the stroller basket.

I am not suggesting that folks should always match their shoes to their handbags. I believe that fashion is art and that your wardrobe should reflect your personal style as opposed to some arbitrary rules that so called "fashion experts" try to impose on others.


Hollywood's Handbags Of The Moment


It seems like the bigger the better with regard to the handbags that celebs are carrying now.

Here are a few of the current, arm candy, favorites:




Fergie with the coveted Hermes Birkin







Reese Witherspoon with the Bottega Veneta Cabat Tote


Eva Mendes and Freida Pinto with The Bulgari Dahlia




My favorite bag maker is coach. I love the luxurious leather bags and the choice of colors. I, also, love the affordable price points and I am a, big time, outlet shopper and notorious coupon cutter.




Coach Bonnie Foldover Crossbody

Isla Fisher with the Coach Parker Slim Tote









Friday, November 13, 2009

Robin's Jean's New Black Leggings

I am sorry to report that people have begun to refer to jean leggings as "jeggings". I hate the term and I vow not to embrace it but It is my duty to keep my readers in the know.

I am, however, happy to report that, one of my favorite jean makers, Robin's Jean-yes it's jean not jeans (the designer is Robin Chretien from France)-has unveiled his take on the jean legging and they look great.


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What To Wear With Denim Leggings
Denim leggings can be tastefully worn with heels as shown above or tucked into flat or heeled boots. They look great with with blazers and longer flowing tops for those of you who are more conservative or even with a blouse tucked in or out. The effect is very similar to skinny jeans.

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