Better late than never. Had a busy day today and wanted to wear something cute but comfy. Dresses tend to get overlooked for casual outfits but they are so many styles out there than allow for them to be worn for everyday.
I was feeling a little “Westerny”, hence the denim jacket and cowboy boots. This outfit would also work equally as well with another pair of tall, chestnut colored boots (rounded toe) and a cardi or cropped blazer for work. Once it warmed up today, the dress was cute without the jacket and could also have been belted to add some extra shape.
Tomorrow night I’ll be getting dressed up for the Vogue Fashion Show for the Bellevue Collection. Will I see you there?
Have a great weekend!
Denim Jacket: Forever 21
Gold Loop Earrings: Stella & Dot
This time of year, almost everyone loves a fabulous sweater. And the standard reaction to having a body that one isn’t loving, is to buy big to cover the “flaw”. This practice actually backfires. While I love the clothing of Rachel Zoe, these new releases work well to show that point. Although the cowl neck poncho looks like the perfect cuddle up with leggings kind of sweater, it adds a lot of weight to this (I’m sure) very, thin model. If the wearer was short, it would only make them look shorter AND wider. Take the second look into consideration. Well cut blouse, doesn’t cling and doesn’t add weight. Your personality may not want a fitted and a skinny together but there is definitely a middle of the road option to consider.
I had been a loyal watcher of a certain TV show and was wondering if I could ever get a closet redo without the humiliation of national coverage and without throwing away my entire wardrobe. I had lost some weight but was stuck in a rut. Pink Pagoda to the rescue! Kim was a joy to work with and made me feel totally at ease. She found things in my closet that I had forgotten I owned. Kim showed me how things could be combined in different ways that I had never though of. We took pictures of the outfits that she put together to reference in the future. Four hours later, I knew what was in my closet! I knew that whatever I picked would fit me, would be comfortable, and would be up to date! After the consultation, Kim emailed me with suggestions for wardrobe pieces to round out what I currently own. I am now looking forward to putting together new outfits and getting compliments everywhere I go.
Mornings are starting out a little cool this week but turning into warm and fabulous in the afternoon. It’s all about in between dressing right now. Today’s look is another really affordable, fun look, incorporating the current trends of leather (faux), tuxedo pants, and shoe studs but keeping it relaxed. Client meeting, girl friend time, change out the shoes for heels and add a fun jacket for evening.
Top: Zara. Get it here: http://bit.ly/OG5VD6
Pants: Forever 21. Get them here: http://bit.ly/OgwHGW
Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden. Get similar here: http://bit.ly/P2sK7B
Necklace: Zoe Lariat by Stella & Dot. Get it here: http://bit.ly/zukaUy
Anne Taylor-Hartzell, aka Hip Travel Mama, asked for a little inspiration for her Romantic Fall Getaway segment outfit and Pink Pagoda Style came up with this:
Feminine without the fufu. What do you think?
Happy Friday. I’m keeping it neutral today because I am headed to the best possible people watching Mecca evah and I want to watch, not be watched. That’s right folks, I am headed to the Puyallup Fair. Camera in hand, I will be taking pics. Haha! Friends who were in NYC for Fashion Week, I’m sure you ARE jealous.
Today I am wearing:
Top: Dream (Fremont), Burnished Gold Jeans: Bliss (Fremont), Necklace: Leona Pendant from Stella & Dot, Ring: Unknown, Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden, Leather Jacket: Zara, Glasses: Coach.
Have a great weekend!
I asked, you responded, and here it is. Friday Fashion. For those of you who weren’t part of the Pink Pagoda Style World last year, these are meant for outfit inspiration at the end of the week. Casual Friday without the athletic wear. Sometimes they will be dressier than other weeks, depending on what’s going on. They are not meant for makeup and hair inspiration, so do not judge!! :) And last but not least, if you see me in the world on Friday and I’m not wearing what’s in the pic, occasionally Friday Fashion will actually take place Thursday. It’s all about scheduling folks. But I do wear these outfits, they are not just a quick photo op. Hope you see something that inspires.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Tee Vest: Dream, Fremont
Denim Jacket: Forever21
Shoe: Steven by Steve Madden
Loop Earrings: Stella + Dot
So after my post for Anne Taylor Hartzell (Hip Travel Mama) and her Seahawks travel outfit, I received an email from a Huskies Fan, asking if I could put together a little inspiration for a UW party, tailgating, game watching outfit. I think this may be starting something but of course I obliged. Here goes:
Gold skinny jeans can easily be found in all different price points so you choose on how big a fan you are. You can also get muted or burnished gold vs. bold gold if you don’t want the flash factor. I have kept the purple a deep, dark version and balanced the whole look with neutral accessories. I’ve put this look together, keeping in mind the personal style of the requestor but of course, you could swap the moto boots for a tall, equestrian boot. What will you wear to cheer on YOUR team??
Hope everyone has had a fabulous summer and enjoyed some fun this Labor Day Weekend. My gang headed for a last minute jaunt to Vancouver, BC and enjoyed a weekend full of delicious food and great friends.
I came back to the following photo, in an email from a friend of Pink Pagoda Style. The gist of the message was “HELP”.
It was mentioned that the comings and goings of summer, an attempt at sorting some donation items, and just general chaos has resulted in this, umm, disarray. Do you have something similar happening in your home? Is it just an accidental summer issue or has it been a long time building? When the cold air really starts to set in and you put your lightweight cottons away, do you have something stylish to wear? Do those items fit?
If any of these points ring a bell for you, perhaps it time for a closet consult. Let me help you dig your way through the goodness and part with the rest. Have a wardrobe that makes sense for you, that fits, that you love.