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Fashion Color Challenge

Fashion Color Challenge

Although it feels like months, we are almost two weeks into the Las Vegas Lockdown.

Our Governor set a 30 day closure on all non-essential businesses as of noon on March 18th (although my freelance jobs started cancelling about a week before that). Casinos closed for the first time in HISTORY! Yes, for the first time in it’s 75 year plus gaming history Las Vegas casinos went dark. I never thought I would see that!  The roads are empty, hair salons, malls and bars have all closed their doors. Schools are vacant and lines to get supplies are insane at places like Target and COSTCO.

At first I was checking my phone and the news every hour for updates on the state of things but now I have limited myself to a once a day update because it was causing too much stress and anxiety. I wash my hands like a fiend, douse myself in hand sanitizer, wear rubber gloves if I have to run to the store (I don’t have a mask because you can’t find them anywhere) and open any packages outside then spray the contents with Lysol before bringing them inside.

This is our crazy new normal and we have to settle into it for awhile.

Settling into the new normal doesn’t mean sinking into a bra-less life of no-makeup and a curated collection of lounge sets- although the ads on my Instagram feed would have you thinking otherwise.  Seriously, is anyone else’s feed a who’s who of ads for sweatpants and lounge set manufacturers?

I think we all need a little escape from the “Rona” and what better escape than fashion! This week I want to do a little fashion-psychology experiment and I need your help!

My fashion color challenge is to see how color affects your mood this week.

Artists, fashion and interior designers have long believed that color can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions.

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions,” -Pablo Picasso

Color is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, manage stress levels and even influence physiological reactions. Certain colors have been associated with increased blood pressure, increased metabolism, and eyestrain.

I want you to pick a different color to wear each day for the next five days and let me know how each made you feel.

MONDAY wear YELLOW: This is the happiest of all the colors and stimulates joy.

TUESDAY wear BLUE: This is the color of truth and wisdom. It has a calming effect and is linked to intellect. It’s also the most stable color which makes you feel grounded.

WEDNESDAY wear GREEN: This color denotes freshness, safety and harmony. A feeling of being at one with nature.

THURSDAY wear PURPLE: Purple reminds people of royalty and luxury. It’s also the color of magic. This will give you that dash of “extra” you’ve been missing since the lockdown.

FRIDAY wear ORANGE: Orange is a color of stimulation and enthusiasm. Orange is a nice mix of red’s passion and yellow’s joy. Research has found that orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an energizing effect, and stimulates brain activity.

Take my Fashion Color Challenge and then DM me or tag me with your outfits on INSTAGRAM I want to know how these colors made YOU feel!

Stay Healthy and Stay HOME my friends!

Fashion Color Challenge

Fashion Color Challenge

Fashion Color Challenge

Fashion Color Challenge

Fashion Color Challenge

Fashion Color Challenge

Fashion Color Challenge

What I’m Wearing: Jurassic Park Tee from StilettosandSinCity| Vintage Skirt | Stan Smith Sneakers | Vintage Clutch | MY DIY “Whateves” denim jacket | TOPSHOP Belt | X The Band Bandana |


Fall/Winter’s Must Have Print

Buffalo checks, plaids, and even the typically “summer” print of gingham have become the must have print for Fall/Winter 2017.

Designers incorporated the prints in just about every form on the runways from tailored suiting to oversized slouchy blazers, wide leg trousers, dresses, booties and bags but the magic truly happened when the prints were combined.

At TOD’s there was an oh so British blend of plaid topcoats layered upon buffalo check sweater dresses, at Burberry there were cozy oversized buffalo check coats with contrasting tone on tone gingham arms and at Tory Burch flouncy school girl plaid skirts paired with abstract plaid oversized sweaters created a must-have Fall look.

How do you take this Fall/Winter must-have print trend from runway to reality?

Masterfully mixing prints is intimidating enough, let alone mixing the same print but I have a couple of tricks for making print mash-ups a no-brainer.

  1. Mix the scale and size of the patterns. The same print in different sizes will pair well together, regardless of color scheme.
  2. Have at Least One Color in Common. Basically if you have two prints that share one color that will bring the look together.

It’s seriously that easy.

Right now I’m Obsessed with Buffalo Checks. To me there is something so perfect about them. This quintessential lumber jack print has a rugged, downtown vibe for a cool, new take on the now classic plaid shirt.  So here’s a little demonstration of print mixing with two Buffalo checks.

Whether you wear the trend alone or mixed into a fun pattern play of combinations you can’t go wrong with checks this season.

Stylist’s Tip: I love pairing necklaces with collared shirts but sometimes I have to fuss with the length of the necklace using a twist tie to get it just right.  I finally discovered the PERFECT adjustable necklace!  Kendra Scott uses adjustable sliding bead closures on their necklaces which means you can slide the bead to create whatever length you want!

Fall/Winter 2017 Must Have Print

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

Buffalo Check

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

Kendra Scott Necklace

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

What I’m Wearing: Kendra Scott Statement Necklace | Kendra Scott Color Bar Ring (I designed in store- more about this on the next post)| Ted Baker Knit Skirt (Similar found here)| Modcloth Buffalo Check Jacket (Similar found here) | Woolrich Flannel Shirt | Assets by Spanx Shaping Sheers | Melrose and Market suede boots | Grande Flat White with Almond Milk from Starbucks (LOL) |

Click to SHOP some of my Favorite Buffalo Checks, Plaids and Ginghams this season:

How to Add Color, Texture and Shine to Your Look

One secret every stylist knows is that color, texture and shine are the keys to giving your look depth.

When an outfit feels flat or that it’s “missing something”, try incorporating accessories, layering pieces and shoes that add color, texture or shine. This will give your outfit depth, which makes it look more interesting, eye-catching and “special”.

Texture is all about combining different materials that will create contrast and balance.   It’s about paying attention to the fabric’s details. It’s about balancing the hard and the soft.  Remember that opposites attract and beauty can be found in the contrast!  Smooth with rough, leather with lace.  It can be as simple as combining prints or layering different types of fabrics to compliment each other.

Color can be anything from adding a POP of color or skillfully pairing multiple shades in the same color family.  For Fall I love to play with a warm earthy pallet like  rusts, burgundies, forest greens, golds and browns.  The colors look lux and give off some serious Fall Vibes!

Shine doesn’t have to be full on disco ball.  It could be adding a glossy lipstick, pairing a metallic accented shoe, shiny beaded details and/or layering in a shimmery jacket.

Once you start experimenting with color, texture and shine you’ll see how easy it is!

I swear you will get more compliments than ever before on your look. Pieces you have worn a million times and were tired of will be reinvented and have new life!

Stylist’s Tip: Fishnets are hot again and one of the easiest ways to add in more texture! Try rockin’ this classic leg wear to add a bit of edge to an otherwise ladylike look.

Deal Alert:  I scored this brocade bootie for $25 at TJ Maxx this week and saw it at DSW for $139.99 the next day.  If you are looking for fun booties at a great price head to TJ Maxx they have a crazy good selection right now!

How to add Color Texture and Shine

Adding color, texture and shine to your look

How to add color, texture and shine to your look

How to add Depth to Your Look

Color, Texture and Shine

Color, Texture and Shine

Add Color texture and Shine to your Look

What I’m Wearing: Nanette Lepore Lace Sheath Dress (this one is from a couple season’s ago BUT H&M has an almost identical one in-store- it’s not available on-line)  | Miss Selfridge Cocktail Jacket (similar found here) | TOPSHOP High Neck Blouse (similar found here) | Alexander McQueen De-Manta Clutch | Franco Sarto Jubilee Brocade Bootie | Marilyn Monroe Fishnets |

Click to Shop some key pieces to add Color, Texture and Shine to your look this season:

Faux Fur Trend

Faux Fur Trend

Being fake is the hottest trend this season.

Faux Fur, the fabric that was once considered too “costumey” now makes a chic sustainable statement and even the big kids on the Fashion block want to play.

Last month fashion powerhouse Gucci announced that they will be going fur free starting with their Spring 2018 Collection. They will be joining the ranks of other key designers such as Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, and Net-A-Porter, who have all gone fur free and work exclusively with faux fur when adding fur looks to their collections.

The Faux fur trend made a major showing across all the Fall 2017 collections is almost every form.  Faux Fur flew on the runway at Miu Miu who presented fluffy, fun oversize furry coats and coat collars, punctuated by fur rain hats and bubble newsboy caps and flat fur boots in a range of kitchy colors while MSGM added sport racing inspired stripes to bold colorful faux fur jackets and Tadshi Shoji took a ladylike approach by pairing detachable fluffy pink fur collars with beautiful brocade jackets.

Whether it be a jacket trimmed in fur de faux, a full-on shaggy muppet inspired coat or an easy to add in faux fur scarf, a faux fur topper is one of the quickest ways to add insta-glam and street-style credentials to your look.

Stylists Tip: a faux fur collar or scarf with a pop of color can transform the look of a jacket.  Add one in under the collar of a blazer that needs a little boost or to add depth to a look that feels a bit too minimal.  Pair with a range of fabrics: tweeds, velvets, leathers and even denim looks more glam with a fluffy faux fur add on.

Faux Fur Trend Fall 2017

Faux Fur 2017

Chloe Sunglasses

Faux Fur Trend

Faux Fur Trend

What I’m Wearing: MODCLOTH Velvet Blazer (similar found here) | She Inside Floral Dress (similar found here) |TOPSHOP Faux Fur Stole (similar found here) | INC Bootie | Joe Fresh Burgundy Crystal Necklace | Chloe Sunglasses | TOPSHOP Velvet Bag (similar found here) |

Click Below to SHOP some of my Favorite Faux Fur Finds this season: