Square Toed Shoes (Fall/Winter 2104-2015)

One of my favorite shoe trends for this Winter, is Square Toed Shoes!  I love the 60's vibe to them, and they are a refreshing change from pointed and round-toed styles that are more commonly seen and worn.  Below are some of my favorite shoes from Fall/Winter's Runway looks.  

Which is your favorite and do you have a pair of your own that you are excited to wear as well?

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Hope you have a great week!  I'm trying to get back in touch with many of you as I have been so busy.  Vacationed a bit and busy with fashion designing still.  What have you all been up to?


Mixing Grays With Color

Today I would like to discuss how important Gray plays a part in our fashion world.  Not only is it a great neutral for Fall and Winter, but it can also be worn in Spring and Summer as well paired with bright colors.  My favorite colors from Pantone's Spring Color Choices were Paloma Gray, Freesia Yellow, and Celosia Orange.  

My dress has a mix of all three in my own version of color choices, but I thought orange and yellow belonged with the charcoal gray color of my dress.  I really love bateau necklines and an open back as well and think a woman's back is extremely sexy to show while keeping the front of the body completely covered up and showing no skin.  It's classy and timeless.  My colored straps on the back bring a bit of edge to this timeless silhouette.  

Read below for style tips on this look!


Easy Breazy Summer Look

Nothing is easier than throwing on 3 items on in the Summer and heading out!  
Below is a look featuring one of my favorite comfy dresses I have had for like 8 years.  

Dress:  Wet Seal
Necklace:  Gift
Shoes:  Gianni Bini

Style Tips

1.  Brown shades, amber tones, caramel colors go great with teals and greens if you are looking to bring a drab color to life.  

2.  When dressing simple, yet chic, remember that accessories are the most important part of your outfit.  So invest in bold colors in your jewelry collection for days when you want to throw on a simple summer dress and a pair of heels or sandals.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by for some simple style tips!  


Paper Bag Menswear Skirt

Happy Monday ladies!  Today I wanted to share a simple idea on how to wear a paper bag waist garment.  I made this skirt with 2 different pair of men's dress pants that my husband no longer wanted.  It was done without a pattern and I barely had enough fabric to complete it.  LOL!  But, it worked somehow.  I love pin stripes and the linen material is light enough for Spring and Summer, yet the thicker and darker panels make this look wear-able for Fall also, which is nice.  
Read below for some tips on this look!

Skirt: designed by me
Shirt:  JcPenney
Shoes:  Theory

Style Tips

1.  A statement necklace is a great way to add a touch of glamour to this very neutral look.  

2.  Paper bag waists are hard to wear and a lot of women are shy to try the waist out, but they look best worn with fitted tops or shirts tucked in.  Avoid wearing bulky and flowing tops with paper bag waists.  

3.  Vertical stripes are a short girl's best friend.  If you are petite, I highly recommend this type of look to add length and a shorter hemline also helps as well.  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!