Yes, matching sets are back for spring/summer 2015

Matched sets really take me back to the ‘80’s and ‘90’s. Quite honestly, I think the concept is so brilliant, I don’t know why they ever went away. I totally remember my favorite matched set (among several) I had in the late ‘80’s, a rayon tank top and sarong style skirt I wore to a wedding and remember wearing for several years. (I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t fit today had I kept it, and I’m pretty sure the fabric would be rotten by now, lol!) Essentially, a matched set is exactly what it sounds like…a top and bottom that are [..] read more

Packing for the perfect weekend getaway

Last weekend my hubby and I had a little getaway to the Colorado Wine Country, (a very, very cool gift from my sister, brother-in-law, mom and dad!) I’ll just admit it right now. I’m not a light packer! While I’m great at packing light and efficiently for my clients, for some reason I always panic when I’m packing and end up adding all kinds of last minute items to my bag…making it very heavy no mater what the size! This time I made an adamant resolution that I wasn’t going to do this any more. And ta-da…my duffle bag was [..] read more

How to accessorize your skirts with shoes

Last week I talked about what tops to wear with skirts. In this post, I’ll be exploring what shoes work best with different kinds of skirts. The beauty of many, simple summer skirts is that you can dress them up or down with heels and flats. You have the ability to change the mood of your skirt outfit with your shoes and other accessories. A-line and flared skirts in casual fabrications lend themselves to the most versatility. For a more casual look, they can be paired with flat sandals, flat slingbacks or ballet flats. A wedge, slingback or even a [..] read more

How to Style Skirts

Over the last several years, I’ve had numerous clients claim to me, “I don’t know how to wear skirts!” After giving it some, it occurred to me that it’s because the trending style in tops is for very long lengths. To make a skirt look good proportionally for you, it’s important to steer clear of these long tops, instead opting for ones that hit no longer than mid hip. Here are several ideas to try. If you’re short waisted, crop tops may fit you in the exact right spot, just covering the top of the skirt. A sweater with a [..] read more