Shopping for the Office with Lashon J.

Pics from a great shopping appointment with my client Lashon J. last week. We went shopping for work pumps and in 15 minutes bought 3 new pairs! We also checked out the new Scandal Collection at The Limited.

Our first stop was Dillard’s to check out their selection of work pumps. Lashon loved the Nine West black wedged pumps she bought from Macy’s a couple months ago so much, she had already worn them out and needed a replacement. Thankfully, Dillard’s had a Calvin Klein pair of wedged pumps in smooth black leather that Lashon purchased. Lashon also bought a pair of Calvin Klein pumps in brown and navy with a work-appropriate heel.

Next, we ventured to The Limited because Lashon was itching to check out their new collection inspired by the show Scandal. From what Lashon tried on, she walked away feeling like Olivia Pope with some new blouses and pants.

I particularly loved the “Scandal” black fitted ankle pants because they looked awesome on Lashon, although they were a step outside her comfort zone. There is something about a fitted ankle pant that best showcases a woman’s figure & femininity in a classy way.

What was a recent piece that you purchased that looks great on you but was a step outside your comfort zone?

Until next time…Class dismissed!

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Shopping for Work Accessories with Danita K.

Here are a couple of pics from my shopping appointment a couple weeks ago with client Danita K. We were on the hunt for a work tote. We came across a couple we liked, but Danita wasn’t ready to commit and make the investment.

Our appointment started with shopping for pumps and flats for work. The selection for pumps and flats weren’t in abundance since most department stores have transitioned to “boot season”. After a great talk about what boots to look for in the coming months, we decided to look at work totes. We found 2 options, one by Ralph Lauren and another by Tory Burch. Although these work totes may have been more than what Danita was originally willing to pay, she finally understood that a quality tote will be a good investment piece that will last her for some time. I hope she decides to take the leap and purchase!

Tell me – what investment pieces have you recently splurged on?

Until next time…Class dismissed!

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Packing for Brazil!

Here are a few pics from my wardrobe appointment with Luzia T. We pulled pieces from her wardrobe for her visit to Brazil, her home country.

It’s important to choose a simple color palette when packing for a trip. This will maximize the versatility of the items you’re bringing. For Luzia’s trip, we chose a simple palette of navy & white. I would normally suggest to Luzia a pop of color to go with a neutral palette, but I trust Luzia will probably accentuate her travel wardrobe with colorful accessories she picks up in Brazil.

What is your color palette of choice when you travel? I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time…Class dismissed!

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Suit Shopping with Lashon J.

I went suit shopping with my client Lashon J. last Saturday morning. We had a great time shopping for suits at Macy’s for her GE conference and looked at some “wish list” accessories as well.

I decided that a classic Calvin Klein suit was best because Macy’s sells suit separates in various colors (black, gray, navy, etc). I encouraged Lashon to purchase the gray suit (blazer, pants, & pencil skirt) due to the color’s versatility. Lashon liked the suit so much that she purchased another 3-piece in black along with blouses in purple & turquoise.

Next, we bought a classic pair of black pumps by Nine West to accompany her new suit as well as an Anne Klein watch that Lashon saw in a mailed ad.

Always on the quest for the perfect purse in Lashon’s favorite color (purple), we finally found her Holy Grail in the Coach department. If only it were on sale…

Until next time…Class dismissed!!

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Say Goodbye to Summer Polishes

With Labor Day in the rear view mirror, it’s time to get ready for fall. Before I pack them away, here are the nail polishes that I’ve loved this summer. The two on the left were new additions to the collection. What were some of your summer favorites?

(From Left: Essie Go Ginza, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Essie Strawberry Sorbet, Essie Cute As A Button, Essie As Gold As It Gets, Essie Ballet Slippers, Revlon Sparkling, Revlon Girly)

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Starting Things Off Right

So it’s begun.  I’ve finally started a style blog.  I waited for some time because I wanted to be sure of the online voice I would have. I want this blog to speak to women of different shapes and different places in their lives.  I also want this blog to highlight and feature brands and designers that embody the timelessness of style. I have a couple of projects up my sleeve but want to wait to unveil them until I’ve completed them. I hope you’ll follow me on this journey.  Class dismissed!

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