Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jenny From The Block?

As I was flipping through a pile of junk mail the other day I noticed a coupon from Kohl's advertising Jennifer Lopez's new line. Even though the clothes in the advertisement looked good I was skeptical because I am not really a JLo fan and tend to not really love celebrity lines. I figured once I saw them in person they would look cheap. On the spur of the moment yesterday I decided to pop in to Kohl's and see if it was any good. $900 later I walked out with bags full for my clients. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised. I was thinking "Jenny From The Block", cheap fabric and bad fit. Instead I found some great pieces at great prices. Don't get me wrong, not every piece is a winner but the line is totally worth checking out for yourself. The pieces are very lady like which I love.

One of my favorites was this great trench.
I love trenches but it can be hard to find ones that fit well. This trench is contoured and belted. I thought I would dislike the belt but when I tried it on I was sold. It's definitely trendy (as opposed to your classic trench) with the puffed sleeves and uneven hem but for $100 I think it's a win!

I also really liked this dress. It's so lady like, appropriate for just about anything and fabulous in winter white.

I also really like this dress because it's a great silhouette that looks great on a lot of body types and it's a very comfortable, movable fabric.

If you are looking for some great pieces at great prices (aren't we all?) it's worth a look.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Colored Jeans

Enjoy this Mirror Mirror segment on colored jeans and how to wear them!

Missoni For Target

While I believe some brands should be kept special, I am not going to lie, the Missoni for Target debut date has been marked on my calender for about 2 months. I HEART Missoni and have many for years! I couldn't wait to grab a few "steals" that I thought would go under everyone else's fashion radar. However as the days inched closer I began to see advertisements like crazy. While watching Morning Joe on MSNBC with my husband, the financial news junky, I saw the Missoni family being interviewed about the new Target line. I have to admit that my heart (selfishly) sank a little. I have seen Target do lines with major designers like Jean Paul Gaultier for years that go virtually unmentioned. This enabled me to catch a good deal on a somewhat unique item every now and then.  I knew with all of the publicity that this was going to be a sell out.

Low and behold September 13th rolls around and the Target website has crashed by 9AM and Houston area Target's look like the water and battery isles at a grocery store right before a hurricane. I find this extremely interesting. Missoni has been around since the 1950's. Even though they never really went away they have made a come back in the last several years. We have all seen labels like Gucci and Louis Vuitton float around on practically every body in the United States. People save up, charge and buy fake in a dangerous New York ally from a man in a black cape (some offenders shall go unnamed) to wear those brands. While always beautiful, classic and high end, I just don't feel like Missoni has ever been one of those brands that you see abused everywhere. I have to wonder, why all the interest now? Do these Target shoppers even KNOW what they are buying or is like ants at a picnic? Just a thought.

So, as a stylist, are you wondering what was in my cart when the site crashed??? Well, I'll tell you. I had several pieces of much needed sleepwear items as mine are starting to look worn. I also had 1 skirt and a plain black sweater (not to be worn together). I wasn't planning on buying much. Being that it's a line for Target and a popular one, I know it will be everywhere. Everyone will be wearing it and many will be wearing it wrong. If Target ever pulls it together and gets their site back up I will post pictures.

If you are planning to buy Missoni from Target here are a few tips.

-Don't buy every piece, this is a major fashion faux pas. 
-Buy a couple of pieces that you absolutely LOVE.
-Don't buy the whole look.
-Buy the top and wear it with different brand of bottoms or buy the skirt and wear it with a different brand top.
-Buy sleepwear. You can enjoy them in your home without seeing 50 other people with the same piece!

These tips will keep your look original.
If you did manage to get into Target and snatch up some major Missoni, don't look like a fashion amateur, take a few pieces back to the store.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Baby Isle Beauty

Check out this fun segment I did with my son and enjoy the tips!!

Polish Your Look

One of my favorite things to do as a stylist is to show someone how they can improve their look with little or no money!

Here is a fun segment that recently aired on Live Well Network's Mirror Mirror. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Completely Styled Outfit for Sale! 6/9-6/17

To be a stylist is truly a labor of love. Like any job it has it's highs and lows but the highs are REALLY high! I LOVE to see a client walk out looking and feeling like a million bucks. I love to see an amazing outfit photographed for print or a fashion show come off flawlessly. For me once an amazing outfit has been shown, photographed or purchased I can move on. I no longer have that "I have to have it" feeling.

When I buy for my personal clients I buy several looks that I think will work. I like for my clients to have choices. My favorite is when they keep them all but that doesn't always happen. It can be really hard for me to part with (by return) a well styled outfit. I just feel that it should be worn! This happened recently as I was getting a client ready for an event. She kept 2 of the 3 outfits I put together. I really loved the look she didn't keep. This gave me an idea. What if I gave others an opportunity to purchase the outfit? This is an opportunity to buy a complete outfit put together by a stylist. Whoever purchases the outfit will get the only one. Just like for my regular clients, this is not a look that I will put together for anyone else. I will post the outfit for 1 week. If you are interested, send me an email and I will email you back with information. Sizing should not be an issue. WNPFASHIONSTYLIST@GMAIL.COM

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

You never call, you never write, you never send flowers...

It's been a while since I have posted. For those of you who do not know, I have been taking a little bit of a maternity leave. Mostly it has just been from the blog since I worked up until my due date and started working again a couple weeks after. What can I say... love my job. Something had to give though and since it couldn't be my son or my clients it was "bye-bye blog".
It's a new year and time for me to be getting back on track. New posts will be coming your way soon!

Happy New Year!