What to Wear to the Movies, Circa 2008

Posted 4 November 2018 at 10:04 PM | Comments (0)

Man, I miss Polyvore. Creating sets was fun, but it’s the loss of their product search-engine that devastates me. It was unmatched, and online shopping hasn’t been the same since.

This was the first set I ever created on Polyvore. I think it was supposed to be an outfit I’d wear to the movies. It was probably 2008.

Polyvore: What to Wear to the Movies, Circa 2008

Teardrop Earrings

Posted 3 August 2015 at 11:11 PM | Comments (0)

Bohemia always rises again in the fashion world, and to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t ready for its return this time around. I had been enjoying the mod, the minimalism, and the normcore of recent seasons; they felt fresh to me. For the new Bohemia, it felt too soon.

Then, last spring, I bought a pair of black flared jeans and a rust-colored peasant blouse and never wanted to take them off. I came around. Really came around. I have now spent the entire summer in sweeping, glamorous, printed maxi dresses and am already planning my Bohemian purchases for the fall.

And how to accessorize all of those new purchases? With a pair of teardrop earrings. Time to put away my minimalist studs and go all out with my Bohemian look. For fall 2015, my favorites are beaded.

Polyvore: Bohemian Teardrop Earrings

Ankle-Strap Platform Sandals

Posted 20 July 2012 at 4:03 PM | Comments (3)

While everyone else is still loving on their sky-high wedges, I want to look more high-fashiony in a pair of these. On my list.

Polyvore: Ankle-Strap Platform Sandals

How to Have a Minimal Wardrobe

Posted 21 June 2012 at 3:48 PM | Comments (13)

I’ve been working with Sarah on her wardrobe.

A stay-at-home mom of two with part-time projects executed mostly at home, Sarah has only recently started evaluating her wardrobe. After about seven years of pregnancy, breastfeeding, babies, and staying home, she is ready to emerge into the world of the living. Which means no more loungewear outside of the house!

We started by talking about her goals for dressing. What are her daily activities? How often does she dress down, or dress up? How does she want to dress? Who does she want to be?

Then we threw out out everything that was stained, ripped, dated, ill-fitting, and pieces that no longer reflect who she is. That exercise left very few pieces left in her wardrobe. Very few: about eight items total.

And it turns out that she liked it that way. She preferred a simple, minimal wardrobe. So we talked about what pieces she should look for to build her most minimal wardrobe possible, and here’s what I suggested for her lifestyle.

Polyvore: You Can Have a Simple, Minimal Wardrobe

Clearly, this won’t work for everyone—if you have a formal job, for example, I might add another pair of pants, a skirt, a dress, and a jacket. But I think it’s a good starting point for a basic closet.

Also keep in mind that I’m a bit of a clothes horse. These days many people are talking about the 10-piece wardrobe—which usually consists of black and more black—but I’d die with those limitations. I value color and trend, so my minimal wardrobe has to have a little more variety or I’d lose my mind.

That said, the number of outfit options on this wardrobe board are amazing! Short-sleeve tee over long-sleeve tee, dress over blouse—you have to be willing to think outside the ordinary to make a minimal wardrobe work.

Sarah and I have gone shopping several times and she’s on her way to minimalist bliss. I love it!

If you’ve been inspired by this blog post, I’d love to hear from you.

Preppy, Candy-Colored Boat Shoes

Posted 5 May 2012 at 2:40 PM | Comments (0)

Boat shoes are chic again. My feet would be so happy in a pair of these!

Polyvore: Preppy, Candy-Colored Boat Shoes

Stylish Capricorn: Kate Moss

Posted 12 January 2012 at 3:33 PM | Comments (0)

Excited that Polyvore included my set in their Capricorn Style collection today!

Polyvore Contest: Stylish Capricorn Kate Moss

15 Great Flat-Heeled Ankle Boots

Posted 22 November 2011 at 3:51 PM | Comments (6)

A few weeks ago I waxed poetic (hardly) about my crush on stiletto-heeled ankle boots.

Unfortunately, stiletto heels aren’t practical for everyone—especially not for my pregnant friend, Lorenia. (And not really for me, since I’m always carrying or running after a child.) So Lorenia requested that I find some cute ankle boots with flat heels.

Consider it done!, I told her.

And then I realized that flat-heeled ankle boots, no matter how cute, exude a very different vibe than their stiletto-heeled counterparts. Once you can accept that fact, you can appreciate how great they are.

That said, I found these 15 adorable pairs.

Polyvore: 15 Great Flat-Heeled Ankle Boots

Versace for H&M Coming Soon

Posted 28 October 2011 at 2:31 PM | Comments (0)

I’m getting excited for the Versace for H&M collaboration! Not to buy, of course—I’m still on a shopping diet, remember?—but just to see it.

Polyvore Contest: Versace for H&M

Donatella Versace made a great comment in an interview about the collection. She said, “I felt such incredible freedom when I designed the collection, creating something outside the usual system—to make an iconic collection that wasn’t for runway or a particular season, but which was just for the love of fashion.”

Inspiring. Love it.

Versace for H&M coming November 17!

Northern Folk

Posted 28 September 2011 at 3:00 PM | Comments (0)

Well, someone’s contest-happy! This could win me a $500 gift card. That wouldn’t betray my shopping diet, right?

Polyvore Contest: Northern Folk

Transition Your Bright Pants into Fall

Posted 27 September 2011 at 3:35 PM | Comments (0)

My contest entry at Polyvore, hoping to win $100!

Polyvore Contest: Transitioning into Fall with Bright Pants