Thursday, June 30, 2016

Susan's Featured Favorites ... for now

While I am shopping for clients, I will inevitably come across some pieces that would work for so many people, that it's hard for me to decide who to tell about it! I decided that occasionally I will do a blog post as a "Susan's Featured Favorites" post. Enjoy, and let me know if you'd like me to add any of these pieces to your next purchase!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Sales Mean Summer Shopping!

If you already follow me on Instagram, then you know I'm pretty much couch bound due to a recent knee surgery. But, that means that I get to spend even more time focusing on finding the perfect outfits and accessories for you! Now is the perfect time to shop, because literally everywhere is having some kind of awesome sale leading up to the 4th of July!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Festival and Summer Style

Happy Summer!! This weekend, I attended the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware. It was my second time - my first being two years ago. As a musician, this festival is awesome. It's four days of constant music of varying genres in (usually) gorgeous summer weather. It's the perfect way to kick off the season. As a stylist, it's a fascinating exhibition of fashion choices.

The choices can be broken down into a few different, distinct categories (Yay! A bolded list! Who doesn't love a bolded list!)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Style Tips for men Summer 2016

Hi guys!!

Sorry it's been all about the ladies, lately! You have been on my mind! Some of my awesome male clients have been sending me pictures lately of their outfits that they have selected (pending my approval, of course) for work or for an event!

menswear, work attire, tie

Here, one of my male clients is wearing a light pink shirt, a navy with white polka dots tie, gray pants, a black belt, and black shoes. The navy and white polka dot tie gets a lot of mileage with so many outfits, because navy can be paired with so much! Navy works with black, it works with brown, it can be paired with cool or warm tones. It's just a great color. The polka dots are a classic print that add a little interest to an outfit without screaming "CHECK OUT MY TIE!! ISN'T IT LOUD?" Gentlemen, we need to talk about your tie collection, but I'll come back to that.

My new jumpsuit and getting out of your comfort zone!

Something that you'll notice when we talk style, is that I am always excited when a client is willing to go outside of their comfort zone. Don't worry, I will ease you slowly out of your comfort zone, so you won't be terrified. We'll meet and chat. We'll go through your current wardrobe, so that I can get acquainted with your current comfort zone, and then I'll teach you how to branch out!

In order to not be a hypocrite, I push myself out of my own comfort zone with my style constantly! One of my recent "pushes" was with a new pair of glasses! I think I have been wearing those round frames more than my usual "go to" black square frames.

Most recently, I purchased a jumpsuit for myself! The idea of the jumpsuit is not outside of my norm. I love one piece outfits - dresses, rompers, jumpsuits, etc. because they make assembling an outfit that much easier! You have one piece, add some shoes and accessories, and you're done! It doesn't get much easier than that.

This particular jumpsuit that I purchased (from anthropologie) has cropped palazzo pants. I'm 5'2", so normally cropped pants can be tough, and palazzo pants are usually a no no for my petite frame. (For those of you that don't know, palazzo pants are pants that have such a wide leg, that they give the illusion of a skirt. They are another trend that is making a comeback.) Anyway, despite the fact that I was worried about what I knew about those styles, I also know how trendy both styles are right now, and I figured that I would try it on.

Side bar rant: The worst thing that happens when you try something on is that you decide not to buy it, and you carry on living your life. Believe it or not, clothes do not have any negative power over you, especially when you try them on. Not everything is going to look amazing on you, and that's ok. Only wear what makes you feel great. (notice I said "great", not just "good", not "ok", definitely not "bad", and never just buy something ONLY because it's comfortable. If it's comfortable and makes you feel great, BUY IT! But if the only reason that you like something is because it's comfortable, it's not worth your money.)

Now, to my jumpsuit: