Thursday, September 16, 2010

Whistle While You Work

It is a treat to wear something special and chic on the job while you are busy "circling back", "reaching out" and preparing "action items". My solution to a work-attire rut is simple, wear a dress. A dress is always the answer to any fashion question. Try this dress from H&M that will work beautifully from 9-5 and beyond.

This dress incorporates three fit-friendly elements that are always flattering regardless of shape:

No. 1: A tie waist
No 2: A 5/8 sleeve length
No 3: A v-neck

The print does in fact feature little birds. (Would this be considered a "Tweet"?) I suggest you pair this dress with a black fitted blazer or sweater and a nice pair of black tights. The length is comfortable and the entire look is stylish and easy. You can't help but be more productive at work looking this cute, don't you think?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Clutch Time

To Do List: purchase this fantastic little clutch ASAP. This bag promises to be a great addition to your collection. To sweeten the deal, word on the street confirms that Banana Republic is offering a 40% discount for full-price items this month if you shop on Thursdays. See, now this bag is practically free--leaving you no good reason not to pop in and pick one up.

A snake print says L-U-X-E and this one is without extra embellishment, which would otherwise lead you down Tacky Road straight to Trashytown. This bag would look as great with a bold colored top or dress as it would with a plain white blouse and jeans. A classic print clutch will add a bit of drama to your outfit and cause other gals to take notice.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Highs and Lows

I often categorize things according to latte sizing: Tall, Grande, Venti. I myself am a Venti type of gal, but fully appreciate the need for a less-is-more approach when appropriate. In this vein I am showcasing three heel heights that will be sure to compliMINT your mood or your threshold for shoe discomfort.

For a very low-heel (dare I say it) try this pair from Mossimo for Target. Anyone and everyone can get away with an animal print, if worn in small doses. These are perfect for jeans and would look so chic with all black. Rawr.

Stuck in the middle? For a very manageable and moderate heel this pair from Aldo is feminine and effortless. The nude color is flattering to any foot and would look so great with a dress or thin-ankled pants. I just adore this shoe.

For those who are not afraid of heights: you won't believe how cute this shoe is in person. It's a great transitional half boot to take you from Summer to Fall. This shoe qualifies as a Venti and is not for the timid, the height measures above 4". (Don't guffaw, they are fabulous and you can do it). These run true to size--snag yourself a pair here.
Now that Fall is approaching and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back, I think you should treat yourself to a nice coffee and a new pair of heels (whichever height suits you). I'll be ordering the Venti.