Weddings: What to Wear (and not wear)

Last weekend I attended a wedding. This got me thinking that it is time to brush up on what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to wear to someone else’s wedding. 

Let me break it down for you. 

1. This is the brides day, not anyone else’s. Any attire that may detract from “all eyes on her,” should be reserved for a different time. So please, keep it classy and let her be the star.

2. No one wants to see your goodies. Save the cleavage, the micro minidress, too sheer, and too tight attire for another night. 

3. Is this how you would like to be remembered forever? This couple will have plenty of photos from their wedding and you really don’t want to be “that person.” We all know who I’m talking about… the one who needs cropped out!

So how can you have fun with your outfit on someone’s wedding day?

1. Fun/bold/timeless jewelry. Whatever you thing is this is a great way to showcase your personality. 

2. Hair and makeup. Hello Pinterest and creative braids and makeup ideas!

3. Fabulous shoes! Go big, go bright, go bold. This is a great way to add a little flavor to your outfit. Just make sure you bring some flats to change into if you plan on lots of wine and dancing. 

Please do not…

Find inspiration for a casual (often afternoon or morning) wedding…

 
For slightly more formal weddings I’m loving these looks!


Brands I love for these sort of events:

Anthropology- just add gold jewelry

Antonio Melani 

Vince Camuto

Banana Republic- classy yet fresh

Calvin Klein 

BCBG- a personal favorite 

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Chanel Resort 

Journey to beautiful Greece with Chanel’s Resort. Karl Lagerfeld is a master at transporting to other exotic locations for his collections, and Chanel Resort 2018 did just this. Lagerfeld combined some of our favorite Chanel signature looks such as tweed and draping material to create a modern take and exotic twist. 

I’m loving the gladiator heels! Does it get much better than bright or black heels with fantastic lacing!? I also enjoy the silky black headbands for a reminder of old school uptown. The pseudo-Egyptian eyeliner really finishes the look for an unexpected twist of international exoticism and our timeless favorites!


When asked what inspired him Lagerfeld said that two key items were the columns of Ancient Greece and pottery in red and black. As always he points back to a key element of Coco Mademoiselle, her apartment on Rue Cambon and a Venus statue she had.

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Business Professional: Women’s Interview Outfits

When you go for a job interview the things you want shining the most are you skills and your personality, not your jewelry or vibrant lipstick. Although this may be a downer for some fashionistas or people who pride themselves on a signature look, these things can be highly distracting to a potential employer. 

Acceptable Accessories: small ring (no more than one on each hand- I learned this while working for Disney, as it was one of their dress code rules), a small and understated necklace (think classic pearls, simple gold or silver necklace with no religious symbols or medalians), and one pair of small dime size or smaller studs or hoops in gold or silver (another Disney regulation).

Tips:

Cover up tattoos

Closed toed, sleek and simple shoes are best

Natural or nude nail polish if anything, and keep nails at a “working/sport” length

Keep makeup natural and simple

If you have hair past the shoulders pull it back in a bun, chignon twist, or a ponytail 

Make sure the detailing on your clothing looks clean and fresh- iron the shirt, polish the shoes, and make sure all hems are intact
Finally add your best posture and a pleasant smile. Confidence and calm energy finish off the look!

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Spring Fashion and Office Attire

Everyone loves spring and warmer weather. Let’s remember a few things as we transition into the warmer weather. 

1. Keep it office appropriate- modesty never goes out of style, and everyone will remember the girl whose skirt showed everything.

2. You can incorporate fun colors and patterns in simple ways to keep your attire work appropriate yet seasonable and fashionable. 

3. Generally speaking flip flops are not office attire, although a few corporate cultures may be more lenient. 

4. When wearing a cami or sleeveless shirt, be sure to keep some things a mystery. No one needs to see all of that.
On a fun note, here are some of my favorite trends for the spring.


Stripes! Perfect for putting some fun color in with the wardrobe you already own. Whether you prefer sailor stripes, or rainbow stripes there is something for everyone. 


Florals are everywhere! If you’re not a super floral or frilly person, but want to try this look try pairing it with a black leather skirt, studded boots or espadrilles, or a leather moto jacket. 


Zac Posen pulled out popping colors in fun patterns. Not feeling up to the entire dress in bright orange or pink? Then try a bright skirt with a neutral jacket or cardigan. 

How do you like to have fun with your spring work wardrobe?

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Does the suit suit you?

Take a look at these pictures and notice what your first impressions are…

Let’s take a moment to discuss men’s attire. How many times in the office or even around town do you see men with ill-fitting clothing? Maybe these men are trying to hide a belly or maybe they think they wear a size that they wore 25 pounds before they started working out. A lot of people think that by wearing larger clothes than they actually need they will “hide” or appear smaller. If you are a man wearing a shirt that goes down to your knees (yes I’ve seen this) and then tuck it into your pants… well, just don’t. 

Dress for the body you have, not the one you want. We’ve all heard that, but if you don’t have massive biceps and upper body then don’t wear the suit for someone who is actually built like that. Do you really want to be that kid from that movie Big?


The answer is no, in case you weren’t sure. So the next time you (or your man) put on that sharp suit try to look objectively at the entire ensemble. You may not be the size you want, but dress what you have to look sharp. After all people make their first impressions of you, which are hard to overwrite, in under three seconds. 

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All about the “notice me” shoes

Love fashion forward shoes and also comfort? With Alexander Wang and Adidas new partnership you can have both. This Saturday April 1st their third drop comes with two styles, skater style and basketball inspired. Although you might not want to play basketball in them they would be perfect paired with skinny jeans, a short pencil skirt, or flared slacks for an unexpected look. 

As the forward thinking young fashion designer and previous Creative Director of Balenciaga, Alexander Wang is merging creativity and comfort in a way that seems to speak to those of us craving fashion but loving comfort. See more of his work here. http://www.adidas.com/alexander_wang

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Greenery

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Love it? Hate it? Can’t ignore it. Green, greenery to be specific is Pantone’s color of the year. So get ready to be seeing it everywhere. Although it was announced in the winter when few people were thinking spring, with today being the first day of spring it seems a suitable time to revisit this.

Happy first day of spring! Here are a few ways to incorporate Greenery into your wardrobe…

Scarves

Jewelry

Hats

Shoes

Silky blouse

Fun tshirt

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