all business...

I don't wear my pencil skirts very often and every time I do I wonder why I don't. Paired with a structured jacket a pencil skirt makes me feel very professional, "crisp", and lean and I tend to perform accordingly. 
What are your thoughts; do you think work performance is attached to how you dress, therefore creating a certain feeling? 

Top, Necklace, and Earrings - bfearless (local boutique)
Skirt, Jacket, and Shoes - Express
Watch - Michael Kors
Bracelets - street vendor
Handbag - Dillard's


weekend here I come...

Top and Shoes - Express
Mavi Jeans, Bracelets, Earrings, and Necklace - bfearless (local boutique)
Belt - AE
Handbag - Dooney & Bourke from Macy's


feeling bright...not blue!

Let start by saying that I LOVE LOVE these jeans!! They are literally like wearing pajamas, they're so soft! This outfit is so me and I felt so good wearing it! I love wearing clothes that are me, it really does make my day brighter! Go ahead, wear a "you" outfit today!

Top, Mavi Jeans, Bracelets & Necklace - bfearless. (b-fearless.com)
Earrings - Express
Watch - Michael Kors
Shoes - Jessica Simpson (Ross)


nothing but neutral

A simple outfit for work. 
If you don't love an all neutral outfit add a bright scarf, handbag, or shoe. Make it you, and you will feel pretty all day.

Shirt and Scarf - Express
Mavi Jeans, Bracelets, and Earrings - bfearless (local boutique)
Watch - Michael Kors
Shoes - Aldo


a maxi skirt in the Fall

I'm not much of a maxi skirt/dress wearer as I'm only 5'2" and curvy, but I couldn't resist a maxi skirt with bold stripes such as these. I kept the skirt long and wore it with platform sandals to give me a longer leg line.

When doing a maxi skirt or dress for Fall add a fitted, shorter jacket or cardigan to avoid looking bulky. 
Do you have questions on how to wear a maxi skirt? Ask, and I will try to help.

Tank - Uniglo
Skirt - bfearless (local boutique)
Jacket - Zara
Necklace - Loft
Earrings - Express
Ring - BCBG Max Azria
Sandals - BCBG from Macy's


stripe me happy

A knit dress and ankle boots was the perfect Fall outfit for shopping with and for clients last week. 
This has been and will continue to be one of my favorite kind of outfits. A knit dress is really like wearing pj's all day but without looking like you forgot to get dressed. And may I just add that it's not OK to go to Wal-Mart in your pj's. Really. Not. OK.

Dress and Earrings - bfearless (local boutique)
Scarf - Express
Belt - Limited
Watch - Michael Kors
Bracelets - street vendor
Handbag - Fossil from Dillards


denim, denim, denim

Denim, animal print, studs

I've been wanting to do a denim on denim outfit for awhile now. I love the combination of differing shades of denim, the key to wearing denim on denim is to mix different shades and or weights of denim. Here I did 3 differing shades of denim with a neutral brown and pop of animal print.

Denim, animal print, studs

Denim, animal print, studs

Shirt - Old Navy
Jeans & Earrings - Express
Vest - Forever21
Belt & Clutch - TJ Maxx
Shoes - Old
Watch - Micahel Kors
Bracelets - bfearless.

Denim, animal print, studs


it's officially Fall...

When I pulled out my dark green jeans and a sweater I felt like it was truly Fall. I think I'm ready for sweaters, leggings, and layers. 
I love wearing layers and really don't mind wearing a lot of them. If you tend to be claustrophobic or have hot flashes too many layers probably aren't for you. Just saying...
I hope you have a marvelous day!

Polka Dots
Sweater and Earrings - bfearless (local boutique)
Jeans - Limited
Bracelets - street vendor
Scarf - local dollar store
Handbag - Dooney & Bourke from Macy's

Picnic Checks
Shirt - Madewell
Jeans - Limited
Necklace, Earrings, Bracelets, and Shoes - bfearless (local boutique)
Watch - Michael Kors


pearly white..

...with some pattern and color, of course.

Tunic Top, Mavi Jeans, and Accessories - bfearless (local boutique)
Watch - Michael Kors
Sandals - Guess from DSW
Handbag - street vendor
Sunglasses - BCBG Max Azria, PrescriptionBerlin Family Eyecare


flawless face for family photos

Say hello to Amy... A year ago I styled their family photo shoot and shared tips, along with A. Kline Photography on styling your own family photos, which you can see here.

It was an absolute pleasure working with Amy (as always) and her family. I had also done her makeup for this photo shoot and have been meaning to share this with you. So here you go, tips on a flawless face for your family photo shoot.

I started with a Primer followed by Mineral Liquid Powder Foundation to even out her skin tone, Concealer under her eyes, and Illuminator wherever I wanted to add highlights. Finishing her face with a light dusting of PowderBronzing Powder to contour her facial features, and Blush to further contour and bring color to her beautiful face. Neutral shades of eyeshadows along with several coats of mascara gave her a classic look perfect for a family photo shoot. I finished her look with Lipstick in Radiant Rose

It is always more important to work on having a flawless face than trying to achieve the perfect smokey eye for family (or any) photos.

Nervous on getting your "look" just right? You can always ask for tips on my Facebook page, schedule a makeup lesson, or have your makeup done for your photo shoot. Visit me here or call me at 330-893-4902.

Thank you Amy, you are gorgeous!

Photos courtesy of A. Kline Photography


bright and full...

A bright anchor sweater and a full skirt sure does make my day. 

A full skirt is often a question for a lot of people...won't it just make me look bigger? Does it give me curves? How do I wear it? What do I wear with it?
First things first; is it you? If not, then ok. For instance you will never see Gail wearing a full skirt as it's just simply not her style. And that's ok. Not sure if it's your style? Try it on. Wear it higher (at your natural waistline), do a fitted top and tuck it in, with or without a belt. You just may be pleasantly surprised with the results...or hate it. Either way, at least you tried it, and that's always a good thing.

Sweater - Forever 21
Skirt, Earrings, and Sandals - bfearless (local boutique)
Watch - Michael Kors
Bracelets - street vendor
NecklaceHRH Collections
Sunglasses - BCBG Max Azria, Prescription from Berlin Family Eyecare


a cute baby belly

Say hello to Carol, who showed up at my house looking ridiculously cute with her 29 week little baby belly.

She so graciously posed for me so I could show you what a simple little outfit like this can do for you. It's what I call "one-stop" dressing; you pop a dress and some accessories on and off you go. Ok, I will be honest; she showed up in flip flops and we decided that was just too simple for the picture so on went a pair of my sandals. It's a heel height Carol would feel comfortable in while she's pregnant when not doing flip flops or flats.

If you are thinking; why in the world did I not look this cute when I was preggo, well, then you are thinking the same thing I am. Hmm...maybe I should have eaten less Ho Ho's and Twinkies....

Carol, you look marvelous and thank you for sharing with us!

Dress and Belt - Target
Earrings - Express
Sandals - Born


off duty...

A super casual outfit for my day off which consists of getting groceries and running errands. My mom life. 
This would also be a perfect weekend outfit.

Tee - Gap
Pants - Loft
Scarf - Forever 21
Watch - Michael Kors
Bracelets - bfearless (local boutique)
Earrings - AE
Sandals - Antonio Melani from Macy's
Handbag - Dooney & Bourke from Macy's


anchors away

Tank TopiTrendz (local boutique)
Jacket - JCrew
Mavi Jeans, Bracelets, Necklace, and EarringsBfearless (local boutique)
Watch - Michael Kors
Shoes - Aldo
Handbag - Dooney & Bourke from Macy's
Frames - BCBG Max Azria PrescriptionBerlin Family Eyecare
LipstickRose from Rig & Co.