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    Wednesday
    Jul092014

    What To Wear: Pleated Skirt 

    One of the trends I have recently noticed in street style is the pleated skirt. I love the way the folds billow in the breeze and the lightweight fabric is perfect for summer, especially if you are opting for a tea length or maxi skirt. It is also an incredible addition to your wardrobe if you are looking for more conservative yet sophisticated and on trend look. The great part about the pleated skirt is it's versatility. You can choose from all different lengths and pick one that caters to your body type, height or any specific occasion.

    Furthermore, this is a piece that can effortlessly transition from day to night by swapping out accessories. Add a shoulder bag for the daytime with low-key makeup and then swap it out for a statement cultch and a bold lipstick. The core of this look is very classic and simple, therefore the way you accessorize it dictates how fancy or low-key the ensemble becomes.

    I have seen this look done a number of ways and the one that resonates most with me is the combination of a simple button-down or light grey sweater with the pleated skirt, lace up sandals and a structured bag. This simple collection of pieces is an effortless recipe for a chic look. It is the perfect ensemble for a running around in style, without overheating in the sun. --Carly 

     

     

     

    Tuesday
    Jul082014

    Styling Work: DC Modern Luxury Magazine 

    Recently I had the pleasure of styling CEO and Founder Uyen Tang of StyleCable for a feature in the most recent issue of DC Modern Luxury Magazine.  Doesn't Uyen look super chic and gorgeous?

    Big thanks to Saks Tysons Galleria  for providing the fabulous outfit and Stuart Weitzman for the shoes. 

     

    Monday
    Jul072014

    What To Wear: Guest At A Summer Wedding 

    A couple of weeks ago I was over at Let's Talk Live sharing stylish and fun outfits to wear for upcoming summer weddings. Here is detailed information on all the looks from the TV segment. {Click here to check out TV segment.} 

    The Backyard Wedding 

    The backyard wedding is a chance to showcase your personal style without breaking your budget. You can aim to pick a fun and low-key dress that can be paired with simple wedges or a metallic sandal that are most likely already pieces in your wardrobe. It is a fun and easy look that is low-key but always stylish.

     

    Beach Wedding

    When attending a beach wedding you can never go wrong with a maxi dress. It is the perfect way to maintain a casual yet stylish ensemble. Add a hint of sophistication with some gold bangles, a statement clutch and then some elevation with a pair of wedges.

     

    The Cocktail Wedding 

    This wedding is still more towards the formal end of the spectrum, however it is less conservative. A jumpsuit it the perfect option because it is still formal but fun. With this look you are already making such an eye-catching statement so you don't  have to worry about wearing strong jewelry. Opt for linear but simple accents that accentuate the tailoring of your look but won't overpower its stylish simplicity. A couple of layered necklaces with a fun clutch and a beautiful ankle strap shoe is all you need. 

    Country Club Wedding 

    A country club affair class for a fancier and more conservative look. This floral dress from Rebecca Taylor is the perfect way to stay formal but look fantastic. While at the beach or in the backyard you can wear a chic sandal, here you should aim to wear a pump or heel to ensure a more formal feel to your ensemble. Finish your look with some metallic bangles and a classic black clutch.

    Thanks to my intern Carly and our fashion and beauty contributor Faith for their contributions to this post. 

     

     

    Friday
    Jul042014

    This Week's STYLE FINDS 


    Happy Friday and Fourth of July! 

    This week’s Style Finds was about shifting your wardrobe into summer. With simple and statement pieces I broke down different ways to invigorate your closet with some key items that will make your summer look pop. On Monday it was all about the classic white jeans. This Hudson pair is a great way to create a crisp and clean look. Try adding a silk camisole or a simple tank top with some layered necklaces and you will have the perfect look for dinner with friends.

    On Tuesday, things got trendy with the amazing fringe bag. This is definitely a summer statement piece. You can pair it with maxi dress or jean shorts for a more bohemian look.

    Next on Wednesday I focused on another statement piece, the floral romper. The best part about this is that it truly is all-inclusive, the pattern is bright and bold but the cut is simple and clean. All you have to do is add a simple sandal and pair of sunglasses and you are all set for a day outside.

    Lastly, on Thursday it was all about the perfect white dress with a twist. The pink detail adds a color and texture pop that will catch any eye. All of these pieces are great essentials for any summer wardrobe, whether you are out with friends or running errands these pieces will ensure that you are always making a stylish statement.- Carly 

     


    Tuesday
    Jul012014

    What To Wear: All White Summer Outfit 

    One of the hottest trends this summer season is all white. At first this can seem like an overwhelming or difficult look to re-create. The idea pulling pieces of the same color and combining them in a way that doesn’t resemble an unflattering jumpsuit sounds like a difficult task. However, no need to stress because this is actually one of the most user-friendly trends of the season. The key is simply mixing different textures; as a result the pieces you combine won’t look odd or ill fitting. Even if you are wearing the same shade, if you mix up the textures and fabric densities the look will feel varied and chic. These street style looks showcase how easy it can be to pull off the all white trend. From mixing sheer tops with white denim or lace T-shirts with billowing white skirts, there are so many options. So next time you are in front of your closet contemplating what to wear, try mixing your white jeans with a sheer blouse or lace top!--Carly