The myth of the little black dress

I’ll assume you’re sitting down right now, but if you’re not, you’re going to want to take a seat! I’ve got a big revelation for you about the little black dress. Very few women look good in black! To truly look your best, you want to choose shades that complement your hair, skin and eyes. That said unless you have black or very dark hair, black simply isn’t that attractive on you. I know it’s not great on me at all. Now then, I’m not telling you to get rid of every piece of black clothing in your closet, but [..] read more

Dressing for Festive Casual Affairs

Let’s face it, while we may dream of hitting a bevy of black tie parties, most of us lead pretty casual lives. So what can you wear for the holidays that’s festive, cozy and casual without looking like you didn’t give any thought? Here’s a guide to what to wear for your casual holiday parties and event you’re attending this season. Casual (cookie exchange, tree trimming party, open house, etc.) Party I love the idea of being just a little kitschy at the holidays. (And I’m not talking about holiday sweaters.) Go ahead, pull out the brights. Think bright colored skinny [..] read more

How to wear maxi cardigans

Currently a trend for fall/winter, maxi cardigans also known as duster cardigans, are long length sweaters that hit anywhere between just below the knee and the ankle. I particularly like the trend, because it feels fresh, stylish, and new without being ridiculously trendy. Plus, they’re super versatile! Here are a few tips for wearing the style: Maxi cardigans are best in neutral colors made of fine gauge knit. It’s a lot of fabric on your body, so it is easy to become overwhelmed. If you’re tall, you can wear a thicker knit (or possibly even a pattern) that hits at ankle [..] read more

Best boots to buy for fall 2015

Shoes can be the trickiest part of an outfit to get right, and since I know women absolutely love shoes and boots, I want to help make this easier for you. In addition to the confusion shoes present, there are several new boots to add into your fall/winter wardrobe mix. Here are some ways to wear them all! Over the knee boots Over-the-knee (no, not thigh high) boots aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’ve been wearing riding boots for years and feel like you need a change, they’re great. They’re truly best with skinny jeans and leggings for [..] read more

Scarves: to keep or purge

Scarves and other accessories are small and easy to store, and it’s easy to accumulate a good number of them. However, because accessories tend to cycle back around without looking dated, there’s no real harm in keeping them (unless you are really tight on space.) I’m especially happy I kept two scarves. One is a gray-fringed number from the Adrienne Vittadini (designer) store that has been gone from the Cherry Creek mall for years. (Loved that store!) It’s high quality silk and was expensive. Now that fringe and skinny scarves are a big trend, this is more stylish than ever! [..] read more