Tag Archives: style

Back to School Luxe

Pump up the luxury factor in your back-to-school wardrobe with jewel tones and faux-fancy fabrics. Add something unexpected, like this tiered gold necklace, to a conservative look for a subtle attention heist.Back to School




Wickedly Uptown

Wickedly Uptown

MSGM neon vest / Ted Baker skinny leg jeans, $62 / Giuseppe Zanotti wedge shoes, $355 / Jérôme Dreyfuss cheetah purse / Mulberry leather cuff bracelet / Bounkit / Bounkit peridot earrings / Lord & Berry lip stick, $19

You Give Me Wings

You give me wings
You Give Me Wings by Nakita Alps

H&M , $39 / Low rise cargo pants / Chloé pocket purse / Vince Camuto jewelry / Floral infinity scarve /

StyleGuide: Style Archetype #2

Style Archetype #2:

Style Archetype #2

This look is wild, flashy, and tastefully rebellious.  Style icons, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Kate Moss, and Chrissie Hynde teach us the wiles of rock and roll and how to balance a super tough attitude with a feminine look.   Rock Goddess closets are full of  leather, metallic basics, and military casual pieces.

Summertime Sadness

Summertime Sadness

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

After Target’s last great collaboration with Prabal Gurung, I have been waiting on bated breath to hear which of my favorite designers would jump on the Target train next. The answer almost made me pee my pants…

3.1 Phillip Lim is coming to Target September 15th!

I am beyond excited! Phillip Lim is one of my all-time favorite American designers. His dressy-but-casual designs are known for looking very put together and pretty–but no matter how elegant they can be, there’s always a cool, street undertone. I can’t wait to get my hands on the entire line! Check out his Fall RTW 2013 line below!






StyleGuide: Shopping Your Style – Style Archetype #1


In Developing Your Personal Style, I showed you how to practically draw inspiration from your favorite style icons, photos, and, of course, your personality. Now, it’s time to revamp your closet! Like I said in a previous post, starting all over with a spanking new wardrobe isn’t an option for everyone. So how do you transform your closet without blowing a hole in your bank account?

The key is simply:


Casually browsing through stores in the mall can be fun, but if you’re not on a mission to buy style-specific items, it’s easy to get lost in your retail high. Shopping with purpose gives you focus. No, I don’t suggest that you drag your personal style collage with you every time you spend a few dollars on clothes, but if you understand the 10 style archetypes, your sartorial missions will definitely become more deliberate.

Style Archetype #1:

American Classic
This look is equal parts clean-cut-Ivy-League, ladylike casual, and powerful understatement.  Look to icons, Jackie O, Grace Kelly, and Lauren Hutton for inspiration.   If nothing else, the American Classic girl owns a crisp white button down shirt, a neutral colored blazer, and straight leg jeans.  These pieces SCREAM upper-crust U.S. of A.