Friday, September 7, 2012

Football Fashion

Florida Gators Ladies Study Hall Long Sleeve Cardigan - Ash

It is that time of year season.  Either you look forward to it and love it or dread and despise it.  While it might be fun to hang out with the boys, it is never fun to be mistaken for one.  Rather that dust off your old boxy boy-cut jersey from your favorite team, why not take advantage of the girlie options now available.

There are more options out there than you might think.  You can represent your favorite college or professional team in all all aspects of your everyday life.  Whether you are out taking a jog, attending a yoga class, or just lounging in a sweat pant, your love of the Chicago Bears, for example can still be displayed.

Specialty items are also available, such as  jewelry, totes/bags, shoes and sports bras.  The sizing for the clothing items are standard and are available in a wide range of sizes.

Jersey Size S M L XL XXL 3XL 4XL
Size Number 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20 22-24 24-26
Bust 32-24 34.5-36 36.5-38 38.5-41 41.5-43 43.5-47 47.5-51

Now that you are no longer stuck in "man-gear" while enjoying your favorite game this fall, feel free to tailgate, cheer and yell at the referee....while looking cute!
Nike Buffalo Bills Women's Team Dedication Tri-blend T-Shirt -

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nailing it!

Your hands are one of the first things that people notice when interacting with you. This is reason enough to make sure that your hands and nails are always presentable. Although people have always cared about manicures and pedicures, it seems that nails have now firmly taken their spot in fashion and serve not only as a matter of grooming, but also an expression of personal style. There are as many nail trends out there as there are fashion trends. Here is a quick guide to help you navigate:

Nail Shape: Square, rounded or oval
Square has been the prominent shape for quite some time now for both long and short nails. The shape has a bit of a masculine edge to it and structurally is the strongest shape for the nail.  This shape can be viewed as "neat and classic", but is merely a matter of opinion.  It is undeniably the most popular shape of nails at this time.

There is something very feminine about the rounded nail.  Whether long or short, it gives the illusion of an elongated nail bed and daintier fingers. This shape is certainly beginning to give the square shape competition and is in the midst of resurgence.  The oval, which is an exaggerated round is easier to adapt for the avant garde.    The long and pointy are called stiletto nails.  The look can take the vampy route when painted with darker colors or can be softened by lighter lacquer choices.

Nail Color:  From Nudes to Brights
Nude is simple and universal but most of all safe. Why not shake it up with a wide spectrum of color choices.  Whether it be the soft and trendy pastels to the bold and beautiful vibrant bright.  Live a little and be adventurous from time to time.

Prints and Designs
The old adage of less is more has now been converted to more is more....and better! Whether there it is vintage floral nail prints inspired by the Vivian Westwood models coming down the runway or eye popping 3-d designs jumping off the nails of pop stars,  there is no denying the impact that these designs have made.  It is not uncommon at all now to see these designs on the masses.  Many of these options are certainly not your most professional or practical of choices and certainly can be quite pricey.  However, if you are in a creative field, a younger girl or just determined and young at heart, this could be a fun option.

Check out my Pinterst board on "Nailing It!" and get inspired.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A word on impeccable men's fashion

....and that word is MAXWELL

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A classic beauty...

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of watching a documentary of the life and music of Phyllis Hyman. Learning about her battle with depression was heart-wrenching, but her voice was phenomenal and her style was amazing.

She was a tall and beautiful woman who was often asked to model because of her statuesque grace. With fellow PA native and first black super model, Naomi Sims as a fashion role model, midway through her career Phyllis hired a stylist to help her create a signature style. She loved hats and bold shoulders and wore them with a regal sensibility. As we look to the Fall's bold shouldered fashions, I am certainly reminded that fashion is extremely cyclical and what was old always has a chance to become freshly interpreted.

It is a pity that Phyllis is no longer here to serve up her bigger than life style, but she will certainly inspire for many years to come.

Beyonce and Lady Gaga would kill for that blazer!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Shopping is just a text message away

I was flipping through a magazine and perusing a Dillard's ad, when something caught my eye. I noticed that there were text codes next to the can actually BUY these items buy texting a code! That is so easy, that is darn near dangerous.

This super convenient opportunity is provided to us by ShopText. For users this service offers you the chance to shop, request samples and save via text coupons. After the transaction is complete, receipts are sent both to your phone and to your email.

I predict that this way of shopping is going to increase in no time, so in the best interest of your wallet and bank account, please show some restraint and step away from the

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cocky guy may bring classic back.....

There is an exciting rumor going around that the always dapper and often edgy Kanye West is taking his summer internship at Gap seriously and may be looking to design a special collection for the troubled retailer. I could not be more pleased with this news and truly hope that this becomes reality.

Gap has struggled for some time now to remain relevant in this new world of anti-cookie cutter fashion and designer jeans and tees. When is the last time you purposely visited Gap and paid full price for anything there? There are much "cooler" options in the mall to choose from. Don't get me wrong, in theory there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Gap, I always have a basic pair of jeans on hand however, it is no longer a must for the average shopper.

The collaboration of Gap's Executive Vice President of Design, Patrick Robinson and Kanye should hopefully send us all in a tizzy and running to the nearest Gap for khakis and jeans. I, for one would like to see this retailer back on top. Kanye debuted as an artist dressed head to toe in Ralph Lauren (the king of prep) and convinced us that preppy was cool again....lightning can certainly strike twice. What do you think?

*Be sure to check out my latest entry on the Examiner*

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Moving on: When it is time to let go

I have a dear friend how has decided to live her dream and go back to school to pursue a professional dream and this exciting journey requires her to move out of state to a much colder climate in the mid western part of the the United States. When I offered to help her pack up her home, she asked if I'd help her pack up her closet instead. Since I love to be in the thick of people's closets, I quickly agreed.

When the doors of her closet opened, I was greeted to a bevy of clothing, including some items that were as much as half her age! We toiled away for hours and it became clearer than ever to me that women are extremely emotionally tied to their clothing. Our closets become almost like yearbooks that chronicle different events and stages in our lives.

The problem with hanging on to everything is that you have a harder time, standing in your closet and being inspired to dress for the day according to who you are now. You also become equally challenged in shopping to compliment the hidden treasures that exist in your wardrobe. To combat these issues, purging is necessary quite often and as I eluded to earlier, this can be quite an emotional stress. My friend and I joked that she may need a drink to endure the process, but I was quite surprised that she was very ready and had the perfect mind-frame for someone faced with a big move. It was very obvious that she was at a point in life where she was ready to let go of the old and embrace the new. Can you say the same?

There is no time like the present to breathe new life into your wardrobe and you can not imagine how much easier getting dressed in the morning will be. Make the leap and let it won't regret it, trust me.

Inside the fashion insiders' wardrobes - Times Online