Monday, November 12, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Business formal. It gives the best of us a lingering feeling of dread. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Be the talk of your office: in a good way, and dress to impress.
The basis of any business formal wear is a nice, tailored suit. A pantsuit, skirt suit, really, any suit is acceptable. It must be in a business color: black, navy, charcoal, dark grey. You want to tell the world, "I mean business! Take me seriously".
No matter which suit you settle on, you need a shirt under it. It's quite against any dress code without one. A beautiful silk blouse in a flattering color would do your suit justice.
Sensible shoes don't have to be unattractive. Black goes with everything, and a classic style like a mid-heel pointy pump will serve you for your career. Unless the shoes are ruined somehow. Then you ought to get a new pair.
The purse, the briefcase, the career sac. Whatever you call it, it must match your shoes! This is business formal, and once again, a black bag in a classic silhouette will last forever. It can hold your iPhone, your Blackberry, your pager, your agenda, your personal cell phone, your iPad, your laptop, breath mints, wallet, and spare flats. Basically, it holds your life.
Office perfume should only be strong enough that a person hugging you would be able to smell it. That is all. Not even a person sitting next to you at a boring meeting should smell it. It should be a nice, clean smell, nothing too exciting and nothing gourmand or sexy. (Read: no sweet, fruity, cupcake, cookie, anything you can eat scents). Graduate from middle school.
A great watch, like this minimalist design, will serve you well. You can discreetly check the time during said boring meeting. Counting the seconds till the end of the day always helps it go by faster.
Cheekiness aside, business formal is one of the easiest dress codes to figure out, because it's rather formulaic. Suit, shirt, watch, bag, shoes. Now take those calls with confidence!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Now, even though this look isn't called Color Story, it's a story of its own. This is what I would imagine Anna Karenina, in all her glory would look like. She would wear an intoxicating perfume, wear her hair in a delicate french twist, and dress in the color of the sparkling sea. This dress does just that by having a swoop of fabric at the front, and the shoes are like a pair of winged heels. This is Anna in teal.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Channel the drama and the color of Baroque art in this piece. The richly patterned fabric of the dress and its dramatic, traditional silhouette are perfect paired with rich, oxblood patent leather pumps. The gloves, the earrings and the glasses add extra theatricality. The piece de resistance: the crimson caplet coat. A spritz of J'adore is all you need for your artsy excursion.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Float along like a dream at your homecoming dance in this beautiful, ballerina-inspired dress. Nude pumps and a feather-inspired clutch are the finishing touches on this look. An elegant bun and tear-drop earrings, along with soft makeup make the look very romantic. A spritz of Coco Chanel Noir and you're ready to dance the night away.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Hey guys! I'm Christopher! I, like Sara, love clothes. My love for clothing exists mainly because fashion is one of the highest forms of art. Anyone can learn the proper techniques for playing an instrument or sketching a picture, but an eye for fashion requires a truly innate ability that cannot be taught. In all modesty, I believe Sara and I have this unique gift, and that's why we decided to create this blog. I'm excited for all the things to come, and I hope everyone is able to take away a bit of inspiration from the things Sara and I share with you in future posts!
Friday, October 12, 2012
Now this look is inspired by two things: a girl named Caroline and a book named Coraline. Caroline, the girl, listens to the coolest, grittiest music ever, and has a liking for mustaches and quirky hipster things. The look is partly what I would imagine her to wear if she became a rock star. Coraline, the book and I suppose the girl, is also quirky, and encounters creepy things. The hot pink booties are for creepy encounters. Wouldn't you want a pair of cheery booties when you're facing imminent danger?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hey everyone! I'm Sara, and it's been my dream to start a fashion blog. I love clothes--not because it's a stereotypical feminine interest, but I just find joy in anything that looks good. It's hard to describe.
Anyway, this will be a blog about clothes, style, beauty and perhaps even culture. I'm excited to share this with you and I hope there are some free clothes out of it ;)