Posts Tagged: April Kawaoka Swirly Keen earrings

Dressed for: Fiber Clash

Already Pretty outfit featuring military jacket, olive green sandals, watercolor dress, Suzi Chin dress

Dress – Suzi Chin via Ideeli – similar print
Jacket – thrifted – similar
Sandals -INC via Opitzsimilar (in olive green)
Bracelets – Target (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Swirly Keen courtesy April Kawaoka

Recently, I’ve worked with two clients who had questions and concerns about fiber harmony. When I paired silky dresses with stiff jackets – as I’ve done here – they said this clashed with their own ideas about which fibers and materials work together. For many of us, instinct dictates that silky goes with silky, flowy, soft materials, while stiff goes with structured, crisp, harder materials. So we talked about ideas of juxtaposition within outfits – how a military jacket like this creates interesting contrast with the slippery silk dress. One client loved the idea, one was more reluctant! read more

Dressed for: The Law

Already Pretty outfit featuring magenta cardigan, purple ponte dress, burgundy belt, leopard print pumps, stretch bracelets

Cardigan – Patagonia
Dress- Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar – longer hemline
Belt, via eBay
Bracelets, Target
Earrings, Swirly Keen courtesy April Kawaoka
Leopard pumps – Anne Klein Watchit

Recently, I spoke to a group of women at a local law firm. The presentation took place over their lunch hour, and I chatted with them about the basics of traditional figure-flattery. Knowing I’d be far away and back behind a podium, I loaded on the color! They were a terrific audience with loads of great questions and we had a fabulous time chatting. read more

Daily Outfit: 11/7/11

Already Pretty outfit featuring maroon Eileen Fisher sweater coat, ponte pants, Marimekko dress, Frye Harness 12R, chain bracelet, April Kawaoka Swirly Keen earrings

Maroon sweater coat, Eileen Fisher (no longer available) – similar
Printed dress, Marimekko via Finnstyle – more Marimekko
Ponte pants – Macy’s
Boots, Frye Harness 12R
Bracelet, thrifted – similar (gold)silver
Earrings, Swirly Keen courtesy April Kawaoka

I had the cutest outfit planned for today, friends. But when I woke this morning, I found myself in the throes of painful, violent, relentless … er … let’s just call ’em intestinal woes. And the last thing I wanted was a pair of skinny jeans squeezing my tum and nethers. So out came the ponte, the jersey, and the engulfing sweater coat. Plus those fabulously slipper-like Fryes. The skinnies can wait until my innards have stopped rebelling. read more