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Who Wears The Pants?

21 Oct

Jada Pinkett Smith does! Jada and her family have been spending much time in the big apple promoting the youngest Smith’s new single, “Whip My Hair”. It is clear where Willow Smith gets her bold taste, her mother has impeccable style. Seen walking the streets of New York with head to ankle Chloe and Christian Louboutin pumps she looked perfectly perfect in a stylish fall look. After months of super skinny jeans and leggings (I refuse to use the term jegging) wide leg pants have come back in a big way. The tweed pants Jada was wearing were extremely flattering on her small frame and made her stand 10 feet tall. If you are petite a wide leg trouser will instantly make you appear taller and slimmer.


Shoe “laced”

31 Aug

Recently Rihanna was seen wearing a pair of Mui Mui patent leather studded Oxfords that would make any shoe crazy women like myself look twice. I am a huge fan of Oxfords, so as we gear up for fall I am sure we will see more of them.

I try my hardest not to like Rihanna but with her impeccable taste (and by her I mean her stylist) in clothes and accessories how can I be a hater?  The shoe retails for $650 and is also available in nude.


The Cats Meow

26 Jul

Leopard print is back, again! Leopard comes around at least once a year and stays with us just in time for the winter months. Designers from Balmain to Hermes have repeatedly used leopard print in their collections but still have the ability to keep the trend current and up to date according to the season. Like with any bold print wear sparingly, and never from head to toe. A tasteful leopard print dress can be sexy when paired with a bright shoe to punctuate the outfit. You can also try a leopard print shoe for a wow effect. It’s rare that prints are considered a classic but leopard is classy and necessary in a true fashionistas wardrobe.

Who Wears The Pants?

25 Jun

Kimora Lee Simmons does! Seen here in South Africa for the opening of a new Baby Phat store (who knew Africans enjoyed Baby Phat) Kimora wore J’Brands Houlihan cargos to the event. We all know I love my cargos and apparently so do the celebs because everyone from Khloe Kardashian to Jessica Biel has been seen in these pants. The cargos retail for $228.00 and according to my trusty Anthropologie.com reviews they fit true to size, are machine washable making them worth the money.

The cargos are available on http://www.anthropologie.com but most sizes will not be available to order until early August because of their popularity.

What Lies Beneath?

3 Jun

What Lies Beneath?

Unmentionables, undergarments, underpants, briefs or bloomers, whatever you may call them wearing proper underwear is more important than the outfit itself. Your bra and panties is the first thing you put on so these items should have a proper fit, setting the tone for that days ensemble. Ill fitting underwear is the most hurtful thing you can do to a beautiful dress and a disturbing panty line can cause the most expensive pair of pants to look cheap. Before you can put on your favorite pair of skinny jeans or the Marc Jacob dress you saved up for, you must decide if a thong or boy shorts will be more appropriate. Something short and sweet calls for nude underwear for the split second you uncross your legs and want to prevent the world from seeing anything stripped and unsuitable. Wearing very tight jeans without pockets will look best with a thong, making the pants have a seamless appearance.

An exceptional outfit should be approached in the same way that you approach a recipe in a cookbook, follow the directions and you cannot go wrong. A racer back tank calls for just that, a racer back bra. Unless you are trying to achieve a “Carrie Bradshaw” lingerie moment only the women who sold it to you and the person you decided to bring home that night should know what style and color your undergarments are. Think of your underwear in the same fashion you would with what you are wearing for the day. Is it appropriate? Does it fit well? Does it compliment your wardrobe? If you can answer yes to all the above questions then what lies beneath will be just as stylish as what is above.

Shoe Shine

25 May

If there is only one thing you invest in, in terms of your wardrobe let it be a great pair of heels. A great shoe is always necessary. You can be caught in a disaster of an outfit but from the ankle down you should always do your best to make a lasting impression. When investing in a gorgeous pair of heels label and price should make no never mind, but quality and style should be the most important factors. Whether buying vintage or new you should invest in shoes that are classic and timeless. Spending a lot of money on a pair of shoes that only follows a short-term trend is never worth the money. It is much more cost effective to buy shoes that can be worn with many outfits, making the shoe you select more like an investment than a burden. Although style is almost always the main factor for women when picking out a pair of heels never forget that you have to walk in them so comfort should always be considered. There is nothing worse than a poor walk in a stunning pair of heels. Shoes must carry you through out your day, so you must be able to walk effortlessly in the pair you choose.

“I don’t know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot.”  ~Marilyn Monroe

Double Take

23 May

Clara’s Christian Louboutins will set you back a cool $1,725 but if spending a months salary on a beautiful pair of shoes is not what your after, Steve Madden offers a double take with a similar wedge for a $89.95. Steal!