Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 224

In an effort to stay on track and yet continue to be stylish, I raided my closet this weekend to see what "gems" I could find and I was pleasantly surprised with what I was able to dig up.  I found numerous pieces of clothing that had ben neglected, mainly because they did not fit anymore or were slightly out of style. I am pretty good at keeping my closet fairly organized and cleaned out, so the things I found are definitely salvageable.  

Last fall I took the cape my Grandmother had given me and had it hemmed to just above my knee. She had given it to me years earlier, but I had never worn it because its Retro ankle-length hem was outdated.  After getting the cape hemmed, it has become one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe and definitely a winter staple. 

It's amazing what a great tailor can do to revitalize an item of clothing. After visiting the tailor this week I will have two pairs of pants and a pencil skirt.  The pencil skirt and one of the pairs of pants have never been worn, because they never fit properly.  It will be nice to have three seemingly new pieces of clothing in my wardrobe! 

Fashion tip of the Day: Find your inner Sass and get yourself some red lipstick. My current favorite way to wear it is with an entirely black outfit. It instantly makes the outfit more playful, with a touch of sexiness. My favorite color is Lancome's Smoky Rouge, just don't forget to use lip liner!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 220 of No Shopping

Although I have been terrible about posting to my blog over the last few months (okay, down right awful),  I have stuck to my promise not to shop.  It has definitely been hard, but I have rediscovered things in my closet I had totally forgotten about! I have tried to be inventive with my outfits and wear things that had been long shoved to the back of my closet. Though I have to admit it is starting to become quite a challenge.

Living in Atlanta can definitely have its advantages weather wise - lots and lots of beautiful, sunny days -it can also mean a prolonged use of my summer wardrobe.  I've been wearing light weight clothes, sun dresses and wedges since late March. Needless to say, I'm ecstatic about fall/winter and pulling out cool weather gear.  Seeing the pictures from New York and London fashion weeks has not helped my desire to throw on my slouchy, suede boots and my vintage camel colored cape.

Fashion Tip of the Day: This is the perfect time of year to begin to transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall. Start pairing your floral blouses and dresses with more fall inspired accessories - try a heavier cardigan or a pair of boots. Keep the playfulness of summer clothes, but begin to add layers for those chilly fall mornings and evenings.