* blue jeans - American Rag Co. * red/blue floral print blouse - Susie Rose (Walmart)
* red strappy espadrille - Colin Stuart
Seriously, what was Cat Deeley thinking with her outfits this week?!
On Wednesday night she was mediocore. Everything was a bit too tight and shiny, but her arms looked fab and I love her shoes (Gucci of course!). Her dress was by Yigal Azrouel, vintage bracelets and Gucci heels.
I have no pic to post for Thursday because half of us at the office were hungover from Wednesday night's outing and myself included, the best of wardrobe choices were not made. Of course I was exhausted and guess what, it was cold and dreary in the morning so not a good wardorbe post for sure.
The horrible summer weather thus far had me wearing knits as of July 9th!! So wrong! I want to wear bright, fun colors, in flowing fabrics bt waking up to grey skies and impending thunderstorms just kills any fashion inspiration I may have had. I feel myself stuck style wise. in my head, I envsion fabu outfits, however whether due to time contraints or weather my execution is off and I don't like it. It has averaged 60 degrees nearly everyday and I am not kidding, when I say that it has rained everyday.
I struggle everyday with finding my fashion-self. I love classic, timeless pieces (pencil skirts, dresses, peep toes, crisp white blouses), but sometimes feel they are too conservative mature for my age so I try to incorporate select trendy pieces via funky shoes or handbags) into my wardrobe which is constant struggle. My hair is super curly AND frizz prone hair, so this 40 days and 40 nights of rain has wreaked havoc on my hair. Its like I have put it more product to fight of frizz, slick it back because its going to rain all day and I'm being left with little else to do. Sigh.
About 6 months ago I was in a rut and all I wanted was to land a job and lose 8 lbs. Now with those two goals checked off, I long for some sunny skies and warmer days to get me out of this style rut I'm in. S.O.S.O.S. (Save Our Summer Of Style)
So because I have no pic to post for Thursday, I leave you instead with this picture of So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley. She is hit or miss for me. Some nights she wears things that I just shake my head and wonder, what compelled her to do it, and other night's she is spot on. Either way, I must commed her for taking risks and I just read in an article that she is her own stylist for the show and picks her own outfits herself. Not bad Cat!
This dress is John Galliano for Dior. She accessorized her look with diamond-like bracelets and a vintage broach in her hair. I absolutely ADORE this look. This is the perfect balance of classic and sexy that I long to achieve.
My new job had its annual summer outing on Wedneday and it was at a Red Sox game, which was AWESOME! I was born and raised in Boston so I bleed RED and pretty much have since birth..lol. I'm lucky enough to go to tons of games throughout the season and have tons of Red Sox attire as a result. Since the whole office was going right after work, we didnt have a dress code policy for Wedneday.
Basically, everyone came in decked out, ready to go to the game. I wore a black blazer over my Red Sox ruffle shirt, Sox hat, jeans and sneakers. I added the blazer for work only because I felt a little too under-dressed for work, so I had to try to make it a LITTLE bit professional. I didn't take my typical post-pic because I came home super late from the game and post-game celebrating.
Kelly, Oprah's show stylist, reveals the top 10 classic items every woman should have in her closet. Use these key pieces to build your wardrobe, and you'll have a closet full of outfits that are always in style.
1. A Crisp White Shirt
The perfect white shirt can take you anywhere. Try Brooks Brothers no-iron cotton shirt (BrooksBrothers.com ).
* This should be a no brainer. I crisp white shirt changes a mediocore outfit in seconds.
2. Black Pencil Skirt
This figure-flattering skirt can be paired with countless items in your closet to create an instantly polished look.
* My readers know that I'm very fond of the pencil skirt. Love it!
3. Lightweight Cashmere Cardigan
Get them in both long and short cuts, and they'll carry you through the seasons. Kelly is a fan of the cardigans by Vince (Vince.com), J.Crew (JCrew.com) and Club Monaco (ClubMonaco.com ).
* One word: Cashemere!!
4. Dark Wash Jeans
Find a pair that fits you great, and you'll be able to dress them up or down. Just avoid distressed washes with whiskers!
* The perfect jean is irreplacable. A dark wash jean will take you many places.
5. Slim Black Pants
Like the pencil skirt, a pair of well-fitting black pants instantly creates a polished look.
* Black + Slimming = Wonderful
6. Little Black Dress
Change up your go-to black dress with fun accessories, and you'll never be bored.
* It will always be classic staple. No argument there.
7. Comfortable, Stylish Flats
Step away from the clunky gym sneakers! Stylish flats are worth the splurge if you wear them every day.
* I hate commuting and seeing women in faboulous outfits and then I look down and see ugly gym sneakers. Cute flats will change everything.
8. Cute Pajamas
It's easy to get into the habit of wearing old, oversize T-shirts to bed, but this is one of the simplest changes you can make. She loves the pajama sets at Target (Target.com ).
* Sadly, I must admit, I do not own cute pajamas. Shorts and a t-shirt have saved me tons on spending more money on clothes to wear to bed. But I can relate, and understand the necessity. I'm sure my BF will love that I'm including new pajamas on my "Shopping List"
9. The Right Undergarments
Well-fitting, figure-flattering undergarments are the foundation of every outfit. What did we do before Spanx?
* No explanation necessary. Get the right fit ladies!! It's soooooo very important.
10. Khaki Pants
Khakis are great multiseason staples that are affordable and easy to update. If you don't have a great pair in your closet yet, Kelly suggests Gap (Gap.com ).
* In my teenage years, I worked at the Gap, so I both understand their value and loathe the thought of wearing them again. I do, however, own khaki capri's and gauchos (which I LOVE) so its safe to say that I do have them in my closet.