One of my favorite TV stylists is Stacy London. During college, I spent many hours zealously pouring over “What Not To Wear” episodes to keep my style from creeping into the strange and weird category.
Over the years, my style evolved and there were so many phases where I chased after trends, imitated celebrities, and completely gave up on fashion. But it all comes back full circle and I learn from my mistakes. I no longer want to read how to fashion and trend articles which shape you into someone else. Instead, I became heavily invested in finding your own personal style. So when I heard that Stacy London wrote another book, The Truth About Style, I had to get my hands on it.
Weaving several stories of women and their experience with fashion, it was easy to associate with them. We all have similar problems and hang ups with fashion. Among the style tips and life advice, the book’s ultimate focus is on learning to love and accept ourselves and our bodies. We can’t change our physical form much so we must learn to adorn accordingly. It doesn’t require a lot of effort, money, or time. Just simple changes and a positive attitude can make a big statement.
Grab a copy and stay stylish!
Looking for some lovely new jewels to go with your rockin’ summer look?
A subtle and sleek pendant or perhaps a bold statement necklace to polish your outfit with style. Then you have to check out H. Samuel, a UK based company that stocks a multitude of accessories at an affordable price. From rings to watches, necklaces and bracelets, there’s something for everyone.
When it comes to accessories, I’m usually pretty picky so I love how you can easily filter the selections to get exactly what you’re looking for. Plus, you can personalize your jewelry so you’ll have a unique piece that’s all your own. The site is easy to navigate and the sales are sweet….if I lived in the UK, I’d probably be on this site daily.
Go and check out the jewelry from H. Samuel.
Have you ever wondered, “Where are the petite clothing stores?”
There are some mainstream petite departments but the industry is still young. When heard Elizabeth launched an online petite boutique, I had to check it out. It started out as a dream in 2010 which led to an epic hunt in 2011 and finally an online storefront in 2012. With about two-thirds of the collection specifically sized for petites and the rest petite-friendly, she really knows and understands what problems petites face when shopping.
With familiar designers like 7 for All Mankind and Joe’s Jeans, there’s no lack of chic styles offered in the current collection. I am always interested in the local, independent designer segment so it was really awesome to discover that The Petite Shop is working with some independent designers for a few exclusive petite items like maxi dresses.
The site is pretty young, but there’s potential when you know that the people behind it are looking out for what petites want…especially when they are petite themselves!
Get 10% off your purchase when you use the code: STYLEPINT
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One of my favorite summer styles is monochromatic color blocking.
With bright vibrant blues, I had to pair them together to create this simple yet bold statement. Sometimes, it can be intimidating wearing one color from head to toe but when you select different hues, it can make the monochromatic look less daunting.
I love how the outfit exudes a casual confidence with a tailored edge.
Details: Indigenous Modern Pullover – S, Trina Turk trousers – 00, Houndstooth scarf, Bee Bangled bracelets, Beatrix Ong heels
Tips for an Awesome Color Blocking Outfit
- Pick one color.
- Select 2 or more contrasting shades.
- Add neutral accessories to tie the whole look together.
For more color blocking fun, check out these posts:
- Triadic Colors
- (Faux) Complementary Colors
Details: Roxie Spike Bangle / Stacey Mint Bangle
I want to join the arm parties!
But my smaller than average wrists make it difficult to find something that won’t slide off or look like I wore a metal pipe for a bracelet. Some adjustable and elastic style bracelets aren’t very trendy or pretty but at Bee Bangled, I found some keepers! As a young jewelry company from Palm Beach, Florida, the ladies of Bee Bangled have selected a few key styles that are spot on the for summer.
I selected two bracelets, the Roxie and the Stacey, to review.
The Roxie Spike bracelet is the edgy rockstar of the Bee Bangled collection. Its spikes have weight and the elastic band allows the bracelet to move fluidly. It fits fairly loose on my wrist, but it doesn’t slide off. I wouldn’t want it any tighter as it would look stiff and awkward. So it’s pretty perfect for me.
As for Stacey, well, she’s the chic preppy cousin. I love the simple lines and the gold detail. The mint green color and the leather strap make it a classic bracelet. It has two snaps for better fit but if there was one additional snap it would be truly snug.
I’m a little tardy to the arm party, but I’ve arrived!
If you wanna check out more about Bee Bangled, head over to their site here.
Ever have one of those moments when you wanted a free standing holder for your iPhone?
I do, all the time.
To watch movies. To listen to podcasts. To play games (cuz I’m super addicted to Candy Crush).
When I came across Perfect Sunday, I totally fell in love. With the cheeky iPhone holder, with the adorable wall decals, and all the quirky products that make this San Francisco/Seoul website so refreshing. This company has such a bubbly and cute personality that shines through all its products. Not many brands can say that, but Perfect Sunday has it.
But back to the iPhone holder.
There are several “characters” to choose from, but I love this laughing boy. The grin suspends the iPhone (without the case) in place. There’s an adhesive backing which allows your to place it on any smooth surface. I couldn’t decide if I wanted it near my desk, my vanity, or my bed…so I might have to get another set of decals for each place. It’s an adorable addition that cheers up any room or space.
On May 8, there’s gonna be a Perfect Sunday sale on Fab.com, so check it out here.
These shoes broke several of my personal shopping rules.
- They’re not local, eco-friendly, or made in the United States
- It’s expensive…the most expensive fashion item I have purchased EVER!
- It took me over a year to purchase since my size (3 UK/5 US) isn’t often in stock
These shoes are exactly what I’ve wanted for a long time. Ever since I picked up a pair of Steve Madden oxfords in early 2010, I wore them everywhere to the point where it was falling apart by April 2012.
When I was looking for a replacement mid-2011, I found two brands that fit most of my criteria…Penelope & Coco and Jack Wills. After some debate, I decided on Jack Wills because it had a classic look that would be more versatile. Sure I survived without oxfords for a year, but once I got my hands on these oxfords, I’m going keep them around forever.
Guess you’ll be seeing more of these shoes in my outfit posts.