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Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Style Advice from Designer Chris Benz

Hellooo Fashionista!  I was thumbing through December 2011 edition of Glamour Magazine and came across holiday style advice from designer Chris Benz! Believe it or not, I had no clue who he was until I read this issue of Glamour.  Why you might ask....well, I believe it's more important to create your own style - which has everything to do with dressing your body shape and accentuating your attributes.  Not necessarily about the labels you wear.  

However,  I do admire fashion designers for their creative work they share with the world.  While I may not be the kind of person to chase labels (even though there is nothing wrong with that) I do admire a fashion designer's creative genius.  They change the direction of trends by sewing up new fashion ideas.  If I'm ever in a style rut, I look to them for a fresh perspective on let's say holiday style and apply it to my look! ;)  With that said, read on for designer Chris Benz's holiday style advice!  

(Tip #1) Wear something different at night: shorts!
"Envision wearing shorts the same way you would skirts," says Benz.  "They're a new way to make a statement.  But think about what shape and length look best on you.  Right now I love a longer bermuda style- it feels luxe-y."

(Tip #2) Then Top 'Em And Accessorize Like Crazy
"You can wear a party-shorts look with a cami or tank or a sparkly cardigan.  Go overboard and accesorize to balance out the casual feel of the shorts.  Layer on jewelry, like long drop chains or a pair of super-eveninglike earrings."

(Tip #3) When In Doubt, Start On the Bottom...
"I love the idea of an interesting bottom as an accessory, like printed pants or even a skirt- anything that you can wear with a simple tank or tee. It's easy dressing and intrinsically kind of chic and fabulous."

Fashion designer Chris Benz is right on target with his style advice. I especially love how he's encouraging us to think outside the "LBD" box.  (ahem, weren't you thinking of grabbing your LBD for the holidays? I thought so!) Mixing casual tanks with dressy bottoms (or vice versa!) mixed with many accessories is a great new twist to holiday style.  I hope you enjoyed holiday style advice from designer Chris Benz.  Wanna show off your holiday look? Post it on my Facebook wall at: www.Facebook.com/TheFashionistaCoach I'm sure the rest of our Fashionista Fam would love to see what you came up with! 

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, Fashionista!

Love,
Your Fashion Coach


Photo courtesy of: http://thehautehoosiery.blogspot.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fabulous Boutique Alert!


Hi Fashionista! I'm raising my pink "fabulous boutique alert" flag! It's worthy of your attention.  I just received my new clothes in the mail today from this chic online boutique called Simply Audrey.  I found them while surfing through Pinterest.  (Yes, I'm on Pinterest A LOT). BUT I was really amazed at how I could buy several great pieces without breaking the bank. Yep! I bought a black lace pencil skirt that I can easily wear to work or for the holidays.  I also bought a gray flowy top with adorable cap sleeves.  I even scored an awesome 20% off on my purchase too!  (Pictures to come!)

In my fashionable opinion, Simply Audrey deserves a mention on my "Fabulous Boutique Alert" because they have chic and affordable clothes for work, play and special occasions!  Let me know what ya find? Hope you're having an amazing week Fashionista!

Love,
Your Fashion Coach

Monday, November 7, 2011

Misadventures of the Nerdy-Chic Glasses

Hellooooo Fashionista!  Have you embraced this ever-growing and popular trend: the nerdy-chic glasses?  So many celebrities and self-acclaimed Fashionistas have hit the ground running with this trend and made it their own. I finally jumped on the bandwagon two months ago when I was cruising Pinterest for Fall fashion ideas.  As soon as I laid my eyes on this picture, I fell hopelessly in love with nerdy-chic glasses.  What drew me to like them? I'm not sure exactly, but there are certain qualities nerdy-chic glasses give a Fashionista.  Here's my quick list...
1. Nerdy-Chic Glasses make you look super smart!...and sophisticated!
2. Anyone can wear them- even if you don't need prescription glasses!
3. They bring attention to your beautiful eyes!
4. You can vacate your current role in life....(housewife instantly becomes a presitigious CEO; an Ice Cream Scooper transforms into a Super-Scoopin' Queen; Serious fashionistas become Sexy!) 
Don't believe me? Try a pair!


Lastly....

5.  Nerdy-Chic Glasses provoke hilarious conversations with your family and friends! I kid you not, my husband, friends and family did not know what to do when I started walking around in *pink* nerdy-chic glasses.  (See my picture below!) I am sure they assumed I was crazy because truth be told I have nearly perfect vision. Ha!

Honestly, I think they look COOL!

But the real fun part was hearing the funny feedback from my friends and family, seeing several head-shakes (from my husband- yes, I'm calling you out honey!), and several neck-breaking stares from total (yet cute) strangers at the grocery store. LOL

Take my advice and embrace the nerdy-chic glasses trend! See what kind of magic appears before your very eyes! 8-) Have a funny story  about trying this trend? Email me at info(at)TheFashionistaCoach(dot)com- or leave a comment below!

Thanks for reading, Fashionista!
XoXo,
Your Fashion Coach
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