You all know I love red – I wear red lipstick, I have red bags, I love red stripes. However, weirdly, I don’t own a really nice red dress. So when Nicole Miller asked if I wanted to wear one of their dresses to their event last week, it took me all of five seconds to settle on this gorgeous lace number as my final choice. I love the glamour of it and how it comes across as the perfect statement piece. But with that said, I took on the challenge of “dressing down” this piece a bit to see if I could make it a bit more casual, so stay tuned for that look later this week! xo
I am not the biggest fan of tight fitting clothing as I am sure many of you know…I basically live in boyfriend jeans and turtlenecks. But that said, I do like the idea and look of body-con skirts when worn and styled correctly.
Case in point, this ankle length, super fitted ribbed skirt with a big slit up the thigh. I scooped it up the other week when I was in Zara and decided to challenge myself by wearing it with something other than an oversized baggy sweater that would totally hide my shape. I started by wearing the skirt without shapewear and I felt okay but definitely not as structured or shapely as I wanted to look.
So I took it a step further and pulled on my Hi- Waist Long Leg Shaper by Wacoal, which creates a nice lift to your seat while shaping your midsection and thighs, redefining and flattering your natural curves. And because they are virtually seamless with leg openings for the smoothest possible look and feel under clothing, no rolling up or bunching happens. So when I pulled the undergarment on, I immediately noticed that everything seemed tighter and more toned looking. Win win!
All of these perks helped boost my confidence in wearing it in the first place and made me feel comfortable enough to pair it with a cropped sleeveless sweater, (progress!) a structured blazer and my favorite high heels. Overall, I felt comfortable (the high-waisted aspect of the shapewear comes up right below your ribs so you can still breathe) and very feminine. What are your thoughts on shapewear? Do you wear it, and if so, how different do you feel when it’s on? Head on over to Wacoal to check out their other awesome shapewear options. Also, I would love to know your thoughts on this so make sure to leave your comments below!
Photos by: Lydia Hudgens This post was in collaboration with Wacoal. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all My Style Pill collaborations! xo
This jacket is currently one of the favorite things I own. It was a generous gift from Kate Spade, (which I wore to the presentation) and it literally kept me warm from the frigid temperatures that we experienced in February (hello wind chill). I love the tinted, gorgeous shade that can look beige, gray or pink depending on the light, plus it’s reversible! I am wearing it the furry side out in these photos but when worn the other way, it has long black leather sleeves with a wide furry lapel and collar. It’s so cozy!
As you can tell, I have been very into neutral palettes lately (don’t worry I still love red and stripes!) but there is something just so chic and subtle about pairing nudes, pastels and white together, don’t you think? xo
Recently I have really been loving cream and white together. I think I used to believe that when the two colors were paired together, they looked odd or mismatched. But now I embrace the duo and find the overall look quite chic and sophisticated, like in a tonal meets monochromatic way. What do you guys think?
I moved to New York on September 11, 2004, and my parents flew back out a few months later for Christmas to celebrate the holiday with me in the city. I must not have had a proper winter coat at the time, because for my present, my Mom and Dad bought me a beautiful camel colored overcoat. It ended up being a bit too big so we exchanged at Bloomingdales and I ended up walking out with the gorgeous cream coat you see in these photos. It has been and continues to be my favorite coat, not only because I love the brand Mackage (can we talk about the leather detailing and tailoring?!) but also that it carries 11 and 1/2 years of memories with it and of course, because it was a generous gift from my amazing parents.
Just a quick note to say hello! This week has been a whirlwind of shows, presentations, events and dinners, which has been so fun, but now that things are winding down, I am really looking forward to some quiet time to catch up on work, favorite TV shows (I am SO behind on The Bachelor!) and quality time with Casey and Susan. So here’s to it almost being Friday and I hope you all have had a great week so far! xo
At first when I put this outfit together, I was unsure of the colors together, but after I got the photos back from Lydia I really liked the olive, tan and black together. I guess in my mind it made for an interesting ensemble of unexpected neutrals, but then again that’s the beauty of neutrals, right? They all basically go together!
Anyway, I can’t rave enough about these vegan leather leggings, which I know you guys have seen me wear before, but not only are they comfortable, they are washable (!!!) and will block the wind when it’s freezing outside. I am also loving my new Vince Camuto suede boots, which I just got last week. I love them so much because they are not only comfortable but I love the olive green color, which is a nice change from my other regular taupe or brown boots. I’m looking forward to wearing them this spring with a swingy shift dress and a wide brim felt hat. :)