Well, it’s fall even if it is 90 degrees in Houston. Fall and spring always makes me want to explore doing fashion a little differently. Here’s three things I’m loving I thought would be fun to share with you:
- The Black Sheath
Here are three of the dozen ways I wear my black sheath dress:
One day I had to go to work, a funeral, and a luncheon. Pairing the sheath with kitten heels, a teal cardigan, and a fall print scarf, made this outfit functional for various tasks.
One day (where it fell in the 70s – gasp!), I wanted to really pull out the fall feel and it translated from work to a fashion show – dark tights and boots paired with an oversized sweater and chunky necklace felt perfect for fall but still work appropriate.
Finally, for an executive breakfast I’m partnering my Kate Spade blazer with stockings, high heels, and pearls to strike a more formal career look.
You can also take it out for date night with some chandelier earrings and a scarf as a belt worn on the diagonal along with a pair of strappy sandals. Poof. You’ve transformed your work dress.
2. Blue Shoes
I have written an ode to blue before. But I now officially have more blue shoes than black. Why? Because I firmly believe they are more versatile. I don’t like pairing brown or black heels with another dark neutral (e.g., black shoe with a navy pant or brown skirt), but blue you truly can pair with anything.
I know it’s a little uncomfortable for all your brown and black pumps career girls, but you must try it. These three are my latest work shoes, are comfortable, and are all reasonably priced at DSW.
I wore these in the fashion show and got a ton of compliments, why not try on a pattern for size?
I love these teal pumps for work as our company’s campus is so large. I’ve had people stop me while walking to comment on how pretty they are. They are also comfortable AND less than $50.
Finally, I was in desperate need of a simple pair of navy heels which weren’t fraying. After I tossed mine, I found these. Classic style with a lovely bow embellishment. I adore them (wish I couldn’t have gotten the cranberry pair too!).
3. Effective Undergarments
Okay, these are my two favorite underthings right now – for slimming, not for enticing your husband.
I have always loved Spanx stockings. Not only do they slim you right up to your bra line (I slide the top under my bra to ensure it stays in place), but they make your legs look fabulous. Most stockings are obvious, and if you’re pale like I am, a less than flattering skin contrast. But Spanx Shaping Sheers come in an assortment of shades, including In the Buff for me, that look positively fantastic on.
They are pricey but they last a long time as long as your careful when dressing.
Also, I found some super soft underwear the other day that include a stomach panel. Most “slimming” undergarments are so uncomfortable I will only wear them if I have a formal event to attend. But Yummie shaping briefs are soft and not too restrictive. I can comfortably wear them under a suit or a Sunday dress. Now make sure you change before heading to bed with your darling hubby because they are not pretty, but if you are trying to make sure everything lays smoothly, these are a great option.
So what are you loving this season? Share the link in the comments so folks can find it!