Look for Less: Wrap It Up

By |October 9th, 2011|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

A couple of weeks ago, a friend sent me a message asking if it was, in fact, too soon to break out the winter scarf.  Now, I’m a big fan of scarves, so my answer?  “It’s really never too soon for a scarf.”  Granted, you may look a little ridiculous when pairing a heavy winter weight scarf with a tank top and flip flops, but tucking a scarf in/on your bag for an evening out is always a great idea.  There’s been quite a few instances where I’ve been caught off guard by a sudden nip in the air and felt lucky that I had a sunggly scarf to wrap around me.  Now that it’s officially fall, scarves are fair game.  So, let’s see how some of Hollywood’s stylish startlets are sporting their scarves:

1. Bajra Ombre Wool Scarf, $159, 2. La Garconne No. 6 Blanket Boot, $390, 3. Levi’s Military Jacket, $64, 4. Wet Seal Fashionista Skinny Jean, $19.50

1. River Island Loose Knit Snood, $26.19, 2. Elie Tahari Vanessa Draped Jacket, $276, 3. bebe Cold Shoulder Bodycon Pencil Dress, $69, 4. Giuseppe Zanotti Snake Print T-Strap, $595

1. Amicale Griffin Cashmere-Silk Fringed Scarf, $53, 2. Hard Tail Slouchy T-shirt, $49, 3. Fossil Carson Flap Crossbody, $118, 4. Forever 21 Magnified Readers, $6.80, 5. Free People High Waist Flare Jeans, $108

Snug as a bug in a rug.







Why Did You Wear That: Opposite Day

By |May 31st, 2011|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

A few weeks ago, we took my fiance’s mom to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay for dinner.  To be honest, it kind of comes out of nowhere.  Like all hidden gems, if you didn’t know what you were looking for, you’d never know it existed.  The contrast of the crashing waves and the the rocky hillsides are truly breathtaking.  What the beaches of northern California lack in heat, they more than make up for with beautiful topography.

Remember opposite day?  There are days when I wish we still practiced that silly playground game.  There’s something so great and unexpected about the mish mash of opposites.  Since no one cares to play along with me, I like to play solo games of opposite day with my wardrobe.  I often mix things that don’t traditionally go together.  For example, I never like to wear something that’s overtly sexy, like a bodycon dress and five inch heels.  Instead, I throw in a curve ball; maybe top my slinky dress with a grandpa cardigan or swap out my heels for biker boots- many times I even put on my glasses.

When I put on these cargo pants, I wanted to soften them up a bit since they can skew a bit masculine.  By topping them with a sheer lace top and slipping into strappy heels, my man pants went from warfare to my fair lady.  Next time you wear something really girly like a chiffon dress, try pairing it with a leather motorcycle jacket.  You’ll be your very own walking opposite day.

1.American Apparel Sheer Rib Lace Raglan $42, 2. Kenneth Jay Lane Polished Stone Pendant Necklace, $132, 3. J Brand Houlihan Slim Cargo Pants, $231, 4. Dolce Vita Emery Leather High Heel Sandals, $205

I really love snakes and I dream of being a neurophysicist. NOT!



Friday Frocks: Belt It Out

By |November 12th, 2010|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

If you aren’t feeling as daring as a body con dress (or you’d just like to be able to enjoy your $200 dinner at The Little Door), have no fear. I have an alternate option! A belted dress will still whittle your waist all while giving you a little room to breath (and eat). Try these options tonight!

Akris Punto 3/4 Sleeve Belted Dress, $995

Halston Heritage Moonlight Belted Dress, $495

Elizabeth and James Printed New Belinda Belted Dress, $325
BCBG Belted Dress, $238

Patterson J. Kincaid Deanna Belted Dress, $148

Forever 21 Belted Scoopneck Dress, $19.80

So svelte!




Friday Frocks: Let Them Wear Drapes!

By |September 24th, 2010|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|


Ugh. It’s Friday and you have Nothing. To. Wear.

Well, don’t get all dramatic like Scarlett O’Hara and start ripping down the drapes (Gone with the Wind, ladies. If you have not read the book, run don’t walk to get a copy). While Ms. O’Hara may have gone a tad overboard, she was onto something. Draping. A trend that has stuck around for a few seasons now is a great way to look sexy and sleek while still hiding any “problem areas” (ha! as if we have any). In my mind, it’s a more modest version of the bodycon dress. It shows all your curves without requiring the use of Commandos and starvation.

penum2000211876_p1_v1_m56577569832045389_254x500Penumbra Drape Dress, $250

Screen shot 2010-09-23 at 10.32.14 PMSheri Hill Draped Mini Dress, $298

Screen shot 2010-09-23 at 10.41.38 PMCamilla & Marc Neptune Drape Pindot Dress, $490

DART-WD3_V1Dar Ti Dawn Long Dress, $299

1120269_fpx.tifElizabeth and James Helena Draped Silk Cotton Dress, $385

Screen shot 2010-09-23 at 10.55.21 PMC & C California Draped Cowl Neck Dress, $128

What will you wear tomorrow? Well, frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.



Why Did You Wear That: Waisting Away

By |May 18th, 2010|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

11167_1_230When I’m already fifteen minutes late and still staring blankly into my closet, I pull out my “go to” secret weapon- the body-con dress. Simple as it may be, when styled correctly and I haven’t just ingested a 2lb steak, the body-con dress is a surefire hit.  A good body-con dress will hug you in all the right places without being overtly sexy. Meaning, you don’t need to be showing off all the goods (T & A) with a neckline down to your belly button and and a skirt up to your toned tushy.

Sometimes what isn’t showing is sexier than showing Victoria’s Secret amounts of skin. Wearing something that emphasizes your curves gives you the whole “hourglass” thing. Trust me ladies, there’s nothing sexier than showing off that little waist and your child bearing hips. It is scientifically proven that the hip to waist ratio is considered “attractive” to the opposite sex.  The “ideal” hip to waist ratio for women is .7. Ask my best guy friend, Matty, who has been trying to convince me of this for years.

So, here are some great options if you want to test out this scientific theory:

10_2_alex_9_zoom1T Alexander Wang Stretch Tee Dress, $105

serve.aspAmerican Apparel Double U-Neck Long Sleeve Minidress, $38

0416345044201R__ASTL_300x400BCBGMAXAZRIA Knit Mini Dress, $298

00003212-01Forever21 Ruched One Shoulder Dress, $22.80

0478944646385R__ASTL_300x400Erin Wasson X RVCA Soul Clappin Dress, $112

71XH3French Connection Myla Dress, $158

Here’s how I wore mine Friday night (obv, still without an intern):


Don’t forget to invest in the proper undergarments for this body skimming silhouette. Now, if your tummy isn’t as toned as you’d like, don’t fret my pet! There’s always Spanx to suck you in and play a little trompe l’oeil. Because it’s never been “hip” to be square.