What I would wear today: December 13th

12.13.2010

Today's fabulous outfit is not for my Fantasy Office.  It is rather a cute and practical yet impossible chic ensemble for other activities. The simple black pant and elegant bootie make for a stylish template.  Add to that the asymmetrical seams and the batwing sleeves of Splendid's cowl neck and this look goes from day-to-night.

 I would wear this outfit to death.  It is perfect for taking a meeting, lunching with friends, running kid's to their activities, or a dinner at hip spot.  This is what I would call a 7 days/ 7 ways kind of outfit.






Isn't it perfect?  I thought you would agree.  It is priced at $120 which by the time I get done with it, amortized, that will be a $0.01 per wearing.

I have included a few other options in the top to at all price points to show variety with a similar feel.




Charlotte Russe's version  for $16.50


This is a heavier knit than the Splendid but still possess the batwing and cowl neck details that are so modern.  This sweater by Numph is available at ASOS.  It is on sale for $78


Regardless which top one bought the resulting outfit would be absolutely terrific.  In conclusion this is what I would wear today ... absolutely.

Skinny Jeans and Sequins

12.11.2010

Skinny Jeans and Sequins
Skinny Jeans and Sequins by amberbrittain featuring low rise pants


I am loving skinny jeans and sequin stuff.  I know it is the holiday season so the outfit on the left of course caught my eye.  However, moving into Resort (January in retail speak) I still love the look of sequins. 


Visit The Pink Frock on Facebook and play around with making some of your own stylish ensembles with the "Polyvore" tab.  


My Top 5... Rain Boots

12.08.2010

 I am obsessing over rain boots.  I thought that I was going to get a pair last winter during the El Nino weather pattern.  As it turns out I just drove through the pick-up line at school to grab my boys instead of venturing out in the elements without a proper boot. 




1)  The Hunter Regent Savoy at Zappos is my first pick.  I love the equestrian styling and the "quilting".  How chic is that.  It is also a lot less expensive and more wet-weather appropriate than a similar looking leather boot.







2)   I have loved this WedgeWelly for a year.  This Candy Girl pink couldn't be any cuter.  I love how girly it is and the wedge means a long lean look for your legs as you walk through puddles.



3)  In the spirit of The Pink Frock and all the great pink things that there are to buy is this Tory Burch Logo Boot- Limited Edition.  This is stylish and practical at the same time.  It fits great!  It also benefits a good cause with a portion of proceeds being donated to breast cancer research.





4)  This sensational looking boot is completely weather proof!  The signature Burberry check fabric is made of synthetic material so you can spend as much time in the elements as you need.  Zappos Couture has this boot with free shipping.  Please note that all reviews suggest that this boot runs a bit small so size up.


The last fabulous rain boot on my top 5 list is ....


5) Kors Michael Kors Stormy Rain Boot  looks like the motorcycle boots we ordinarily wear but is made with a rubber upper.  This way you can walk through city streets or on wet grass (e.g. kid's sports event).  Ladies, this is the boot you should get to avoid punching holes in the lawn with the heels of a leather boot.  It is also suitable for so many outdoor occasions without being a Sorel after-ski boot.

One of these days an appropriate and stylish rain boot will show up at my home via special delivery.  I will then be able to walk my children into their school or other occasion in my wet-weather boots.  No more drop-n-drive in order to keep my better shoes (like Louboutin suede wedge) dry in the car.

The moral of the story is; the more clothing and shoe options I have, the better mother and stylish lady I will become. 

What I would wear today: December 6th

12.06.2010

If I was headed to the office today this is what I would wear....







Net-a-Porter has this Vivienne Westwood Anglomania dress and all trimmings if you want a chic work look that has a bit of holiday flavor.   I love this dress; the fit, the fabric, every bit of this dress is amazing.  I even like it in RED.  I usually have a rule about red clothing but this dress will have to be a caveat.


Amber's Rules for Amber

No Red Clothes
No Red Sweaters
No Red at Holiday Time
No Red Sweaters to Christmas Parties

Enough about my rules for my own stylish dressing (the complete list is long but refined and it helps rather than hinders the styling process.)

Back to what I would wear today.  This is going to be an every Monday posting.  So please check back weekly for an update of my dream closet and stylish picks.  They will not always be for my Fantasy Office, but will include dressy occasions, vacation, and other great opportunities to look good.

If you want a lower priced option for this dress check out ASOS.  They always have great dresses. 

  This Ponte Knit dress by ASOS is less than $70.  It comes in five colors including red so that you could easily re-create the look from Net-a-Porter.    The dress below is another option from ASOS as well.  It  is priced similarly to the other dress and comes in several colors.  It would be great after work with just a change of shoes and addition of a sparkling earring.


 ASOS also has thousands of terrific and affordable accessories to compliment every article of clothing that they sell.  Think clutch purse, great tights, and leather belt to round out the outfit.  If you missed the Alaia belt featured with the Net-a-Porter dress above (it is completely sold out), then order this belt from ASOS and have it shipped (free right now) with your dress.


So there it is!  One day not long from now I will return to full-time employment . I will be wearing fab dresses  and sexy but tasteful clothing as I pour over security documents or write papers about political instability. Until then I will style myself, my friends, and my Pink Frock clients with all the love and attention that I can give.

Best of luck with what you are wearing to work. Remember to email me amber@thepinkfrock.com if you want help selecting tasteful ensembles, dressing the body that you have, or selecting vacation wardrobes.






Dulce de Leche

11.11.2010

I love caramel.  It is hands down my favorite flavor in desserts; Ben & Jerry's Karmel Sutra!  I also happen to love caramel colored clothing.  New York Magazine recently did a spread on caramel and butterscotch being a hot hue for fall.  Here are some of the highlights....





 Akris



Kors Michael Kors




Dolce and Gabbana




Chloe




and lastly....Banana Republic


So sweet .....

Have you met Gigi?

11.06.2010



This outfit is as close to my personal style as I can show you without using a picture of myself.  This is the kind of outfit that makes me the happiest.  I love J Brand jeans because I want a great flattering fit without my more delicate parts hanging out of the back.

I also love a good looking show and Christian Louboutin and I are fast friends.   I also love a great 3rd piece.  The fact that I can always wear a jacket of sorts at night in San Diego is a great bonus.  I wore something like this to dinner tonight and was HAPPY and AT HOME in my clothes.

J Brand... feel free to send my any jeans that you want me to test out.  I am the perfect candidate to preview a jean before you take it to market.  I live a life full of variation.  I will dress them up, dress them down, wear them to the park, to the grocery, to an interview, to a meeting with the non-profit board I sit on, and yes DATE nights.    Call me... phone is on.

Just keep the good style coming......

The bike ride...

11.05.2010

I have been deep into my research.  What does one wear out-and-about in daily life WITH CHILDREN?  I have an almost 12 year old son. That is to say that I have been a mom a while.  My dilemma isn't that I have left the corporate world to have a baby and now can't dress myself.  I am confident that I know what to wear and when to wear it.   I haven't ever felt the need to wear my husband's sweatpants anywhere!  I never feel like I lack clothes to wear on vacation with kids, on errands with kids, at the beach or on a train (isn't this a Dr. Seuss plot?).  What is do lack is clothing suitable for OUTINGS!  You know what I mean.  The longer-than-usual activities that require a special sort of ensemble. The field trip!  We are back to that. 

So, about my research.  I have been trying on t-shirts and scoping out shoes online. I have been speaking to other fab moms who find themselves in the same conundrum.  A good friend told me she just went to the U.S.S. Midway Museum and tried to go a bit "nautical" with a striped shirt, but still came up short. I thought that outfit actually sounded decent.  However, if moms are trying to dress in THEMES does that mean everyone else has been going dressed as lesbian-camp-counselors?  That is thought that pops into my head every time I see that heavy chino pant with treaded-shoe look.   I guess that is really the dilemma that I face.  I always feel that when I have to dress to go to Disneyland or to the Cabrillo Monument that I am in a costume.  My outfit never feels natural to me.  It feels forced and dumbed-down.  I also feel that if I wear a top with even 1 sequin to an outing like this then I am practically in a drill-team uniform.


So, the research continues.  I wade through magazines, consult blogs, and keep hoping, hoping, hoping, that Net-a-Porter will add "Field Trip" to its boutique options alongside Wedding and Workwear. I came across a particular feature on anthropologie.com called On-The-Go-Clothes.  Yes, there it is I thought.  The answer!  I had high hopes that Anthropologie has high-resolution pictures of really great on-the-go clothes.



      Layered Looks for Your Daily Stops


There are so many cute outfits for a chic girl on the go; bakery, bookstore, cafe, bike-ride, and flower shop.  Oh Eureka!  There is all my daily stops.  Did Anthropologie call my husband and secretly interview him about my errands with four sons.   HARDLY!  The list should say: class room volunteer and copy room, Pop Warner football practice, client consultation and mall trip (a la Pink Frock), Sea World, and analyst interview with the DEA.  I have had all of this happen in a day.  This list of activities is realistically more likely to occur again all in the same day before I would have "cafe" and "bike ride".






This is the outfit that Anthropologie has for the "bike-ride".  It is so elegant and tastefully chosen.  I am so smitten with it.  It is however not at all appropriate for the kinds of outings that I am talking about.  You know the FIELD TRIPS.  The yellow textured pumps make the outfit.  I could wear them 7 days and 7 ways.  I just find them inappropriate for riding a bike and definitely not San Diego Zoo material.  No, this outfit is more appropriate for a stylish Danish girl in Copenhagen.  There they ride bikes in pumps and short skirts and look amazing doing it.






I am putting the capelet and the shoes (and trousers and belt and top) on my other list; WANTS. Meanwhile I guess that I will continue wearing what I wear, great clothes that are appropriate in most situations but not all. I may find myself running from an interview or consultation only to then be in a sandbox with a toddler and then home to roast a chicken ... hopefully all in those yellow pumps.

In the meanwhile I still have my nose on the trail.....

More thoughts on field trip clothing...

10.30.2010



Here it is!  The field trip outfit.  Rather the outfit that I see everywhere I go with my kids.  Yes, I took this picture.  The sun was behind me you see and the shadow and arm of my little boy and my head are in the photo.  The point of the picture is the outfit.  I had to document her look and sadly I haven't had any training in reconnaissance photography.


Moving on to why I took the picture.  Here is a women who is dressed in clothes that while appropriate for the setting are so unflattering and so undesirable that I need to use this as an example to other moms.  Look at the fit of the pants.  They cut off her leg below the knee.  Then she is wearing socks that show well above her sneaker profile.  This makes her leg look short and wide.  BAD!  First, always were very low profile socks that do not peek out even 1 millimeter above your shoes.  Let the nature line of your ankle show.  It is more flattering to the leg.  The pants aren't doing her any favors either.  They don't do anyone a favor.  Baggy long-waisted (that is the length of the pant from waist to crotch) doesn't flatter the body.  What it does is make it look like your backside look like it is 1/3 of your body.   

                    Torso = 1/3
                    Rear-End = 1/3
                    Legs =1/3


I don't even need to get into the ways the shirt offended me.  Actually, I will name a few of the ways the shirt offended me. The day was October 29th so naturally there were many orange shirts to be seen at the San Diego Zoo.  There are those that like to get a bit festive or fall, take your pick.  An orange shirt doesn't make you festive if it fits like a sack and is wrinkled.  It also didn't flatter this women's coloring and it was so worn.  

So, I ask myself, is this what one wears to the zoo?  It the reason why I dont' have anything to wear because I don't get cargo pants at Costco when I am buying my laundry soap and blueberries?  Well if that's the case then I will not have the suitable clothes for outings like the zoo or the Mission at San Juan Capistrano.   The day I took this picture it was 86 degrees F.  I was wearing crop skinny jeans, a tie-dye ruched t-shirt and flip flops.  The flips were perfect in the hot weather but wouldn't be on a more substantial trail or in cooler temperatures. 

Foley + Corinna - Feather Bolero & Metallic Lace Dress - Neiman Marcus

10.25.2010

Look at this ensemble... it couldn't be better looking.



Foley + Corinna  at Neiman Marcus


This is an absolutely stunning outfit.  I only wish that I was searching for more occasion clothing.  I want to wear a dress just about everyday.

Field Trip

10.24.2010

Does the title of this post get your blood pumping?  Does it seem that I will now describe an exciting shopping adventure that resulted in fabulous style finds?

Sadly, that is not what I mean.  This post is going to be devoted to field trip-style clothing.  If there is such a thing?  I am writing today to hopefully answer my own style quandary.  What should I wear on a field trip with my kids?  I never have an appropriate outfit in my opinion to travel out with my children on class outings.  I feel like my clothes are too nice, maybe, for what is required?  Yet no one else seems to be in their pants-saved-for-painting? 

It seems that I never have a shoe that I want to wear.  My Tory Burch Reva Flats are not meant to hike at a regional park.  Conversely, I abhor the gym sneaker with tight jeans looks.  I see plenty of that at the Del Mar Fair.  So let's put that as item #1 to find: great shoe for field trip.

The second problem is the bottom option.  Yes, I have great jeans.  Most of them are too long to wear with flat shoes.  Then again, not all Jeggings should be at Riley's Farms as we re-enact Colonial life.  I also REFUSE to wear those crop khaki cargo pants that other chaperones all seem to have. Did the teacher issue out butt-accentuating long-crotched thigh-grabbing pants with the liability waivers? It seems to be a possibility. The bottom-line here is that I don't have a suitable jean for field trips.  That is need #2

So because San Diego is the land of casual clothes and real jewelry; Lululemon workout gear and diamond hoops can usually get me through those in-between situations.  You know what I mean.  The quick errand after the gym or dropping kids off in the morning.  Lululemon is gorgeous stuff with a flattering fit.  It also happens to be resistant to dirt and perfect for activities like a field trip.  Then again, I am not teaching gym at the Junior High, so there isn't a reason for me to always wear workout clothes.  While this isn't a need per se, but rather something to keep in mind, the activity appropriateness of my clothing

So here we get to tops.  I have the hardest time finding t-shirts that I like.  For a long time I bought nothing but the basic tee from Shade Clothing.  Sadly Shade tried to get to big and too diverse and they lost the best thing they had; the original basic tee pattern.  Now even the subsequent generations of their t-shirts are gone and Shade is out of business.  So t-shirts are back to being a PAIN.  T-shirts are very often skin-tight and leotard-like.  I actually prefer this fit to the other most common fit; mannish square with sqaures for sleeves.  Yuck!  I most especially dislike a T-shirt that is too short.  Moms! Listen too me.  When you are on a field trip, in the class, at the grocery, or just being... Do not wear a t-shirt that is too short.   Let's call this need #3; the best fitting t-shirt for the job.

Jackets! Again I have plenty of jackets.  I have a chic black satin trench I bought in Paris.  I have lots of great workout jackets that would be fine with a field trip jean (if I had such a pant).  I also have an incredible Bogner ski jacket that is so gorgeous it stops skier on the slopes.  Yet, remembering that I am in San Diego and even though other people wear a ski-type jacket on outings, I do not.  It is almost like wearing a bathing suit to the same such outing.  Just remember time and place, place and time.  Just like your bikini, a ski jacket is also not to be worn.  So I am really looking for a perfect jacket that will 1) look great 2) look geographically appropriate 3) layer nicely with my other appropriate pieces.   So need #4, the perfect jacket.


The field trip outfit needs:
#1 Shoes
#2 Pants or jeans
#3 Dream t-shirt
#4 Perfect jacket


Look for an update when I show you what I have found in my quest for the field trip perfect ensemble. 


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Looks I love....

All things Tory...

10.09.2010

I just happened to have a lot of new Tory Burch stuff that I love.  I also want more Tory Burch stuff.  I will soon however start looking at more clothes and shoes and telling everyone about what I find.

I thought I was going to get some leggings...

10.08.2010

I am really picky about leggings.  I have been in the market for a legging for some time now.  The legging trend is not over and I still have opportunity to get and wear leggings.  There are so many low-budget leggings out there that a girl can get confused as to which direction to go.  I seriously doubt that any self-respecting women wants to slip into a pair of leggings that get increasingly more "pilly" with each wearing.

The same goes for those leggings that are stretched and thin near the back-seam.  You all know what I mean. When I see a stylish lady in leggings, a great boot, and a chic handbag bend over to reveal..... I don't want to accidently see that part of the body.

I thought I had found a pair.  In my Tory Burch trunk-show box arrived a gorgeous pair of cashmere leggings.  They are soft and feel incredible on the body.  They are also so unique, not just black.   My heart might have skipped a beat as I planned what to wear with them.




I spoke with Candice Purrington (ne Brittain) who is my inside source at Tory Burch Malibu.  Candice sends me the most exciting boxes of merchandise to my home.  She is also extremely stylish and know a lot about Tory Burch.  I asked what is being worn with the legging she sent and she suggested a long black turtleneck.  I think that will be much more attractive than the washed-out beige featured in the photo above.

So I am on the hunt for the turtleneck that must be long! Not because of that sheer back-seam but because the wild pattern on these leggings couldn't be less flattering.  I have no choice but to cover that up.  No one looks good in a pattern like that across the behind.  So, I guess the word of advice here is to check the rear view before walking out in a fab find like my new leggings.

Tory Burch | SUEDE CIDNAY BOOTIE

10.05.2010

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If I was buying a new bootie today this would be it. I am making my plans for my busiest clothes wearing season. Just this week I have something every night of the week. I don't want to be caught in some an outfit that I hate or that I haven't thought about. I think that this little bootie will make so many of my clothes look fresher.

Fall Clothes and Coming Out of a Slump

10.03.2010

Yikes! I haven't shared anything great in so long.  I spent the summer wearing workout clothes in the morning, a swim suit in the day, and who-knows-what to cook dinner.  I want to share some of my favorite picks for fall.  The clothes in the stores are gorgeous, and I can't wait to buy a few key things.

Here are my top picks....





I love these jeans




The best over-the-knee boots




  


Wow.. this dress is great! I think that black Wolford tights should be part of the outfit though... make it a little softer, not so edgy.

 

Lastly... I love this coat from Rachel Roy



I have tons of other great looking selections on my mind but its been 100 degrees in San Diego this week so I am going to have to hold off on wearing fall clothes. 


This week I think I will get a pedicure and have some fabulous fall color put on my toes.  That way they look better when I am shopping for some open-toe booties.

STICK TO THE LIST...

3.17.2010

I just had to re-post a few shopping tips to help out in these financial times... so forgive me for repeating myself.  I have seen too much money being spent on "sale" or otherwise justifiable purchases that really don't add value to one's wardrobe.

Every time you spend $20 on a tank or a few dollars on flip-flops you are using up precious resources (your money) that could be applied elsewhere in a more purposeful way. 

Always have a working list of the clothing that your closet is lacking.  Keep in mind events you have in the future. I also have a list of the newest looks that I have a real desire to add
My list would look something like this:

1) Dresses... work, church, date-night
2) Black Sandals
3) White skinny jeans like the Paige Skyline
4) a few cute tops for Spring Break
5) 2010 swimsuit and cover ups
Zola Dress by Diane von Furstenberg


Notice there is not anywhere listed: trinket-like jewelry, misc. flip-flops, workout clothes.  These would be items that are easy to add either because they are at an accessible price-point ($7 flip-flops at Old Navy x every time I walk in their door), or because I like it and know that it works for me (Lululemon workout apparel is never wrong).  



To summarize:

1) Take inventory of what you have
2) Make a shopping list
3) Define your budget ahead of time
4) Know when to save vs. splurge
5) "Sale" only matters if it is something that you need and it fits your "now" body

SATURDAY SALE FAVORITES

2.20.2010


MY SALE PICKS for SATURDAY

 


The Sener dress at Tory Burch is now $225 from $365



I love the dress shown above.  I have written about it before as one of my favorite outfits.  I can not get it out of my head. It is so fun and bright.  I think that the sale came just in the nick-of-time (my birthday).  I have to think seriously to see if The Sener Dress will soon be living with me.

The next best sale item this Saturday is the Keena Dress at  Diane Von Furstenberg.
 The Keena Dress is now $325 from $465


I love the crinkly fabric.  I would love to add this fab find into my closet.  I think that it is a winter-to-late spring dress.  Check it out with the black tights then imagine a nude-colored sandal on a bare leg... tres chic! 

I just need to take a minute to address the idea of "SALE". I saw so many markdowns this morning.  I never get sick of the sale search engines and aggregators. There is a time and a place for all of this shopping technology and access to clothing. However, there is a lot of nonsense on sale and I would recommend that if you are a girl who likes to look great but doesn't have unlimited means, take it slowly.  Sale doesn't mean you need it.  Sale means the items you may want are possibly a better price.  

Some tips for navigating your way through all of the sale and promotional websites when you are shopping is to have a plan. Always have a working list of the clothing that your closet is lacking.  Keep in mind events you have in the future. I also have a list of the newest looks that I have a real desire to add
My list would look something like this:

1) Dresses... work, church, date-night
2) Black Sandals
3) White skinny jeans like the Paige Skyline
4) a few cute tops for Spring Break
5) 2010 swimsuit and cover ups


Notice there is not anywhere listed: trinket-like jewlery, misc. flip-flops, workout clothes.  These would be items that are easy to add either because they are at an accessible price-point ($7 flip-flops at Old Navy x every time I walk in their door), or because I like it and know that it works for me (Lululemon workout apparel is never wrong).  

So, you see that these two dresses that are on sale fit perfectly into my operational shopping list.  This allows me to stay on track.  I don't want to waste hours of shopping or online browsing just to see stuff I don't need.  I also want to keep my money working for me on a well-chosen wardrobe filled with pieces that I love.


I am going to stick to the list and continue to make 2010 a great year for style and budget.


Best,

Amber at The Pink Frock

TOPS FOR TUESDAY

2.16.2010

Where are the tops? I have plenty of pants to wear it seems nowadays. I have tons of skirts. The dilemma when I get dressed in the morning is the paucity of exciting options for the top half of my body. I don't have a fresh and flirty selection of spring shirts.  I feel like my t-shirts are tired from being layered under cardigans all winter. I think that all my other tops need a bit of a break from the rotation also.  I think that some of my shirts are now down to $1.00 per wearing if I amortized the expense of them over time. The bottom line is that I need more tops to wear. 

I think that there are some really gorgeous shirts on the market right now for spring. I noticed that when I am shopping online or in a boutique I pass right by the bubble skirts or "boyfriend" jeans (most people should pass the boyfriend jean as they are not flattering nor a long-lasting look).  The colors are so lush and full of energy.  I should make a note that I have a tendency to pick tops when they are featured with white pants.  This list is no exception.  


My first pick is an Emilio Pucci top from Saks Fifth Avenue 


 


My next top that I love is this gorgeous print by Just Cavalli at Net-a-Porter





This next top in lipstick pink so pretty but edgy because of the asymmetry of the sleeves.  It is by McQ (the bridge line of Alexandar McQueen).  Of course Net-a-Porter is showing with a fabulous shoe, and flattering but sexy jeans.  


 





I love the line Haute Hippie.  I think all the tops are fabulous.  I like the edgy feel that isn't too heavy.  Sometimes the studded things and t-shirts with the chain accessories are a bit in-authentic when worn by the average women.   I think that this top would not have that problem as it is still lady-like but modern.  Check it out at Nordstrom .







I think this Helmut Lang draped jersey top is so beautiful.  The draping is beautiful and flattering and I think it would look chic under a suit as well as with a slim jean.  I think the best of is that it is an excellent price point for a designer piece but still a high quality fabrication.  It is also available at Nordstrom.





I found more tops at Revolve Clothing that I want to order up to my house TODAY!  I am drawn to the sparkle on this Nanette Lepore top.  I have to admit that have some Magpie tendencies; attraction to sparkle, lights, and shine.  I do like to take it in moderation, not everything one wears should have embellishment. 









Lastly on the subject of tops... I saw recently a retailer promoting the idea of wearing chino all the time.  They have some khaki/chino everyday planner and I think it is hideous.  I am definitely going with the more current and stylish picks above.  Chino is horrible and not flattering and too "camp counselor".  Ladies of the Pink Frock should stand clear.

For more ideas about looking great and feeling even better please visit http://www.thepinkfrock.com/.

My Monday List...

2.15.2010

I am in love with so many pretty clothes.  I read an article recently that said "pretty is back".  Well, I never thought that it had left.  In fact, if pretty was gone, how have you been dressing?  Would that be in opposition to pretty?  Different than pretty?  I believe that pretty is as pretty does sure... but it is so much easier to start off a conversation, meet someone new, or make an entrance when you are looking feminine, gorgeous, and feeling great.

 


Temperley Tunic and Christian Louboutin Sandals

Here are my  favorite outfits for Monday... these are the clothes that I am crazy for right now.  All these lovely ensembles are available at Net-a-Porter.



 Tory Burch Dress and Christian Louboutin Sandals






 

Rick Owens Jacket and Acne Jeans





Christian Louboutin python pumps and Chloe blouse






I would take any of these outfits if I could have them. All of the components are so feminine and modern.  The refinement of the pieces is noticeable in all the details. 


So there it is, my Monday list.  This is the mental list I make after a weekend of attending children's sports events and seeing so many terrible ensembles.  It sends my to the computer for my virtual shopping fix. 

I can only hope that something from this list will make its way to my home for my upcoming birthday.






The New Denim

THE NEW DENIM


I love the new denim.  If you don't know what I am talking about then you haven't been paying attention to the early spring developments in style that are happening all around you.  The new denim is what I want to be wearing when the cold is really gone and I am ready to embrace the new season. 

The new denim is showing up in so many stylish and great ways that I didn't anticipate.  I love seeing spring sandals in a denim fabrication, the sleek jackets, and denim leggings.  I have finally admitted that I like denim leggings.  I think that they will prove to be an invaluable piece upon which an entire spring capsule wardrobe could be built.



These leggings are $185 at Tory Burch


If you want to feel great in the spring, without spending a lot of money on new clothes, then start here.  You can wear these leggings 7 days and 7 ways before any one would catch on that you are in the same pant.  This is a best way to get maximum return on an investment.  Flirty tops, t-shirts, flats, and pumps can all be mixed and matched with these pants. 


My next favorite new denim item... shoes.  I haven't been able to narrow down which denim shoe is my favorite.  I love a great shoe and this spring the freshest fabrication is denim. 


Denim Pom Pom  by Lanvin at Net-a-Porter




Beckett Wedge at Tory Burch






Denim Cross-over Sandal by Lanvin  at Net-a-Porter







There are so many other really great shoes in denim, as well as dresses and accessories that I really do have to show you some more..




Vivienne Westwood Red Label at Net-a-Porter



 
  Alexander Wang Dress at Revolve Clothing



These are just a few of my favorite denim pieces that are available.  What is so gorgeous about each of these items is that they are still very feminine and flattering.  Sometimes denim can be very mannish and unflattering.  I don't see that being a problem with any of these lovely pieces.