Sept 14th, Oh Yes You Can!

No, this isn’t an Obama rally cry- I’m referring to wearing white jeans after labor day.

Old school style mavens will tell you that it’s against the ‘rules’. Well, I’m here to tell you that those are outdated rules and white looks gorgeous all year long.

One of my favorite ways to wear white is with other neutral colors. I just think there is something so classic about this look.

Today I’ve chosen a cream tank and layered this open weave sweater (in the same tone) over the top.

Take a look at my outfit on the left compared to the right.

I’m wearing the exact same sweater in both pictures (duh!), but on the left I’ve paired it with these cute cropped white jeans- as opposed to the bootcut pair on the right. I’ve then swapped out my dark, boring boots for these cute ballet flats in the same tone as my sweater.

By simply changing the cut of the jeans- and shoes- I have totally changed the entire look. To follow my rule of 3, I’ve added a necklace.

A quick note about this outfit: by pairing J Crew jeans & Tory Burch shoes I am able to throw in this Target sweater and yet still have my outfit look ‘expensive’!

Keep in mind, if you are nervous about wearing white- go for a creamy white, or even an off white.

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Feb 18th, What a Lovely Clavicle you Have!

 I remember when I was trying on wedding dresses (years ago) the salesperson commented that I had a lovely clavicle and should show it off.

At the time, I had no idea what my clavicle was- so the strange compliment went over my head.

I’m not sure why I even shared that, except that when you have a part of your body that you are proud of- it’s ok to show it off. (Not that I’m actually proud of my clavicle- but you get the point).

If you have lovely long legs- wear mini skirts, fabulous arms- wear sleeveless tops, great cleavage- a v neck top, a lovely clavicle- an open neckline.

This top shows off my lovely clavicle (such that it is).

All kidding aside, I actually really love this outfit- it is so simple, yet it works. I love outfits in neutral colors- they seem so natural, easy and effortless to me.

However, even a neutral outfit can go wrong.  On the right I’ve got on a plain long sleeve shirt- and it just doesn’t do anything for this outfit. There is nothing interesting standing out in this look.

On the left I have switched out the plain shirt for this cute sweater with the flattering neckline. I’ve layered a purple tank under the sweater (which is a stretch for me- I usually always just wear a plain white tank- but I thought this little hint of color might be fun). I’ve then added a long necklace and a bracelet (rule of 3) and finished the look with my booties.

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A solid color sweater doesn't have to be boring. This ruffled neckline gives it a little interest.

Sweater: Loft, Pants: Nordstrom, Shoes: Kohl’s, Necklace: Lia Sophia, Bracelet: H&M