Posts Tagged: dresses

Three Items That Will Help You Look Pulled Together

three items that will help you look pulled together

A goal that arises again and again with my style consult clients is feeling “pulled-together.” It’s an interesting phrase, no? As if the wrong outfit keeps our bottom half at the office, while our top half visits Aunt Martha in Detroit … and the RIGHT outfit will reunite those pieces. But then, my brain likes to be amusingly literal. And, clearly, many women feel that their dressing choices can create a disjointed or unpolished appearance, and seek ways to create looks that help them feel sophisticated and chic. So here are three items that constitute shortcuts to pulled-together-ness. read more

Originally posted 2013-09-10 06:38:07.

Reader Request: Flats with Dresses

How to wear flats with dresses

Reader Kelly e-mailed me this request:

I would love to wear heels and when I was younger and without scoliosis I did; now they seem to be a thing of the past though I keep trying. Could you do a post about flats? Specifically how to make them look good with dresses ( I don’t think they do) or anything for that matter.

So I’ve written a bit about flats and have several posts in the archive with visual examples, and I sent those along to Kelly:

  1. This post talks about making flats work with fancy dresses
  2. This covers balancing shoes and shorts

But let’s talk about flats with dresses. Of the non-fancy variety. And I can hear many of you scoffing through your computer screens as I am a confirmed heels lover myself, but at least give me a shot! read more

Originally posted 2013-03-18 06:37:20.

Joi’s Take: How to Wear White After Labor Day

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Over the past few years, multiple fashion sources have advised us that it is now OK to break a major fashion rule: We are now permitted to wear white after Labor Day. In fact, it is even recommended! Long gone are the days that we have to wait until after Memorial Day, yet prior to Labor Day to cram in wearing all white colored clothing! Whoo hoo!!!

To be completely honest, we never needed anyone’s permission to wear white clothing during any time of the year.  I personally enjoy wearing white all year long. Sometimes women inquire as to how exactly this can be done. In my mind it is pretty simple – just do it, LOL! Nonetheless, today’s post features a foolproof way to break down the barrier if you feel somewhat hesitant about wearing white during cool weather months. Simply pair it with a dark color. For this look I opted for black, as black and white is my favorite color duo. read more