It is only July but summer is nearly over, and July is a great month for sales. That is why I have been hot on the trail of the new trends for fall 2011, maybe we can all find some great pieces on sale that can change over to fall. Here is what I have come up with….
Color: Neutrals, Darks, and Reds.
Heel: Spike, Chunk, Wedge, and Platform
Pattern: Buckles, Lace, Patten, Animal Print, Suede, and Fur
Toe: Round or Pointy
This is my own observation I’m pretty sure man inspired shoes are going to me big in the fall
I’m not to big on the pointy toe, or lace on shoes all though if anyone is giving these away I’d happily
Fall 2011 Shoe Trends
Fall 2011 Shoe Trends
Interview!!! yay Today I was asked what to wear for a fashion interview. To be trendy or not to be trendy that is the question. These are my key points for any fashion position you might be getting yourself into….
1. Show you know how to wear clothes( iron, press, fit, belt loops, buttons) + Leave your sexy at home
2. Keep your fusia lip stick in your bag and the flowers out of your hair till after your first week
3. Do not mention your unmentionables no bra straps, panty lines or lace
4. Look polished with your grooming clean and neat
I wore a little bit trendy a little bit conservative literally to every interview I wore this too, I was offered the job. This was my magic ansemble j crew black wool sailor pants , classic closed toe too high chuck heeled mary janes(because I was too broke to have my too long pants hemmed) and a very ironed very crispy button front white shirt probably Gap. I also wore socks/stockings no bare feet! If I was interviewing for a more creative job I would swop the shirt for a tan and black stipped one, or add a jacket if less creative position. Seriously this was my money makin outfit.( I was Interviewing for assistant designers, merchandisers and sales fyi)(minus the derek lim)
Fashion is tricky even on the retail level because you need the job whether it is your personal style or not. If you can go and look at the people in the position you are interviewing for aka sales associates store manager or key holder. Then emulate what you see but nicer if that makes sence. An example would be if all the sales girls are wearing black suits like Victoria Secret interview in a penciled skirt and tailored shirt. Some where like Free People I would go for more natural colors and make sure you look polished and well groomed no matter where you are interviewing at.
Here are some no fail brands for your interview shopping
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Basically I hate boring outfits but sometimes boring is practical and practical is what is called for in some cases aka gym time. I was looking up some fashionable athletic attire today and OMG not practical, not flattering and for sure not boring. Seriously most people shouldn’t be walking around in just a bra top if you are not in Bikrham or any sorta hot yoga Pilates class, it is just not flattering. I prefer to ignore my own rolls and I do not need to be looking at yours. I also saw a Work out Tunic? you have to be kidding me!!! whatever is going to be coming out that tunic my eyes also do not need to see. On the right very tone body these are cute and for sure not boring but for me opt for boring, practical, and easy on the eyes.
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So still livin La Quinta Loca, I did how ever take a break from the La Quinta and visited the Dundee Days Inn, to visit my brother who returned from Afghanistan.
All this living out a suit case, is making me dream of all the outfits I want to wear, trends that need to be tried, and how I should buy more suit cases.
The Feather Hair Extension!!!! I love it, Chris drove me 30 min to get to the nearest Bass Pro to raid the fly ties to find feathers, Only to realize that all my extension clips are packed among the rest of my belongings 🙁
Lace Shorts dying to get some to wear with these heels and ill be wrapping my wrists in these colorful bracelets as soon as I move in or find new suit case.
Father’s Day is coming up and I along with many of you do not live in the same state as my dad, so I am always looking for great online gift ideas. These are a few of my picks that can be shipped directly to the DaD.
Today I meet my friend for tea and talking at Town Square, since it is my last full day in Sin City. I have always argued against the idea that Las Vegas has a “Las Vegas”style, because I have never seen any type of consistency, due to the high tourist rate I’m sure. So during the afternoon of chit chat and people watching I discovered that I am totally right there is no distinct Vegas style, there is however a very obvious lack of under garments. In a no hate tone, I saw nipples, saggy everything, and butt checks. I want to buy petals and hand them out on the street like the porn peddlers on the strip. These women were beautiful in well put together looks, clearly trying to look their best, but really no nipps please to see your nipps.
And one more thing on the “Vegas” style, the thing I like about Vegas and its people, is that you can wear anything that is in fashion or not from any corner of the world you come from and no one will look at you funny. More than likely because they are trying to get into a club and if you get in before them they will be in the same line tomorrow stealing your look.
Every Monday as you all know I do Maxi Monday, well this week is moving week. Hence the Moving Monday, Moving is never the organized, productive fast experience I plan for. Seems to me no matter how much I plan and organize and label boxes it always goes south, complete with the bruises, sore mussels, and paper cuts. hopfully soon I can tell you all the great moving adventures we have had, but today I’ll share a summery happy Maxi.
One of the most common question I get are from men who are looking for stylish, affordable clothing and accessories. The second question is after they find something they like is “how do I put all this together. “
Men really do have limited options when it comes to shopping, department stores have smaller sections, and specialty boutiques are few and far between. I really like Macy’s, Old Navy, and Nordstrom for men’s apparel. I find that the sales people are helpful, there stock is clean and organized and its kind of a one stop shop they both carry accessories, socks and shoes.
For the second problem, with many men the idea of trying on countless combination to find just the right one, is not going to happen. I always get these men a color plan and purchase only item that fit in that scheme. For example dark blue, light blue, white, and grey then a few patterned pieces that are made of these colors. Using a color scheme creates a wardrobe that is fool proof.
for a casual look these two bottoms will match better much any shirt.
below you will find more men styled casual looks and online discounts from Macy’s
macy’s freeshipping here
20% discount on selected mens items from Macy’s here