A recent visit to JCrew resulted in me trying on a special pair of shoes, their Mona patent leather mary jane heels. No more than 5 seconds after the last button was in place I had a flashback which can only be compared to food critic, Anton Ego’s, childhood memory in the movie Ratatouille. My very first MJ’s (not Marc Jacobs) were flat, patent leather, and black. Worn with white lace-trimmed socks to church, they were the shoes that made me feel like a little princess, and were part of my first few outfits I put together that didn’t require my mother’s help. Who can forget the first shinny thing that made them feel special?!
If you’re just about to board onto the color-blocking train or have been working your way to those train steps, it would be best if you throw yourself off now or let this one go by. Cause this trend, has gone into overkill territory like the florals all day everyday trend.
I of all people shouldn’t be saying such things, after all blocking those colors up down and all around has been a styling favorite of mine for years now. Years I say, so I know when it’s time to let go of something for awhile, just to make space for something new, the technicolor way of dressing. Continue reading “New Ways To Love The Colors In Your Life.” »
To love you should be ok with feeling pain. For me, the longer I’ve had that love in my life, depending on the situation, it makes it easier to let it go when the time comes. The memories, and the lessons learned shall help me move on easier, but what about the new found loves that come into your lives, and leave before they can stay a couple of nights in your house or your apt? You haven’t been able to show off your cute outfits for this love and see if it compliments your looks or not.
Not being model height nor fitting into the petite category has some disadvantages, especially if you work in fashion. They don’t call it sample sale for nothing. This comes into play sometimes when I want to wear my favorite length in skirts and dresses, the midi. I don’t want to always wear a pair of flats or outrageously high heels or platforms with every midi dress or skirt I plan on wearing this summer. I did have this question pop up a couple of time already, and since it’s one I can relate to all to well, just wanted to share some options, and styling tips that may help those inquiring minds.
T marks the spot. These well-placed strappy heels first hit the streets, and parties during the 1920s, and have resurfaced, plus reinterpreted almost every decade since then. This year the shoe style has made a strong return with chic and sophisticated styles, making it the winner for the sexiest shoe trend this spring/summer. A little extra material can go a long way. Continue reading “Spring Trends For Thirty Days: T-Strapping Done Right.” »