So you know when you have that kind of week when you are constantly one day off? I thought yesterday was Tuesday and then last night when I was editing my YouTube video, it was past midnight as I was scheduling it, so I guess the computer read it to go live on April 22nd not the 21st. Awesome.
Anyway, I did actually catch it in time and got it up around 7pm, thanks to my Godmother who texted me about it not showing up earlier in the day. Thank you, Margret! :) Regardless of that small snafu, I do in fact have a new video ready in case you guys didn’t catch it yesterday, so take a look if you have a moment ! xo
Casey and I spent this past weekend in Dallas on behalf of Mary Kay to attend the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards, which was an absolute blast. I should be getting more photos from the weekend soon and will share them once they arrive, but in the meantime here are some iPhone snaps from the past few days.
What I wore to attend the ACM Party For A Cause. I love these cowboy boots…I found them in a vintage shop years ago and unfortunately never really wear them, but they were definitely perfect for this weekend!
Casey and I just before they evacuated us from our seats due to a tornado watch. Yep. That happened. We spent the next few hours huddled wherever could find some shelter from the crazy blowing wind and rain. Sadly, we missed the show all together because they didn’t resume until 11:30PM. Such a bummer, but an adventure nonetheless!
And finally, all dolled up for the 50th ACM Awards! We all got our hair done at Era Salon and the very talented Luis, who works on Project Runway, did my makeup. I was thrilled with the outcome.
I will have more outfit shots of what I wore this weekend up tomorrow as well as a new YouTube video, so make sure to check back to see all of that. But if you want to see more behind the scenes from this weekend, find me (or sign up if you haven’t already) on Snapchat and follow me at mystylepill. I snapped a bunch of live music by Garth, Reba and more!
Hope you guys had a great weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow!
And thank you Mary Kay for having us, it was an amazing weekend! xo
Hello everyone, and happy Tuesday! We had pretty amazing weather in New York this past weekend, and even though it was still a bit on the chilly side at times (silly wind), the sun was actually out and shining, which was a huge plus in my book. So I thought I would share some fun photos showing you what I wore on Saturday and Sunday, and if you would like to take a look at the video I created around these outfits, hop on over to my YouTube channel and take a peek! xo
(Outfit details are listed at the very bottom of the post.)
Weekend, you were grand. You were the perfect mix of indulgent fun and relaxing moments, and I thank you for it. I am also happy to report that I was able to get a lot of outfit (both photo and video) footage this past weekend, so I will be sharing what I wore tomorrow, not only on the blog, but on my YouTube channel as well!
To that end…I also am going to start a second channel – a vlog – which will be about my personal life and anything else that doesn’t exactly fall under the category of fashion – we are talking more lifestyle, food, my cat, Casey, travel, family etc. So, if you guys are into that and would want to watch, please let me know because I am hoping to start it sooner than later! YAY! xoxo
P.S. I changed my hair up (again!) over the weekend at Arrojo thanks to the talented Francesca, and am really happy with it! More to come on that soon, but in the meantime, what do you guys think? I absolutely love it. :)
Bras. Let’s talk about them. Often they are ill-fitting, too small, too big, old, saggy, itchy or scratchy. I’ll be honest, I’ve had my fair share of struggles when it comes to my bust size and buying bras because I developed a little earlier than my friends and was on the larger cup size at a young age but still was fairly petite. And when you are short and small with a big bust, it can be a bit difficult to get dressed and feel comfortable. Does anyone else share in this issue?
But now that I am in my 30s I have finally figured out what bras work for me and which ones don’t. Just to give you a little background on me…I work as a personal stylist and work with woman of all ages and body shapes so we talk about everything from clothing to bras to whatever else is on their mind, which has really helped me hone in on what women need. And, I’ve been featured in, as well as written a couple different magazine articles talking about this topic actually – dressing for your shape, which includes your bust size, and ultimately what it comes down to, is finding the right bra to wear under all the fabulous clothing that you hopefully will feel so good wearing! :)
So, that’s where Soma Intimates comes in to play! My Mom bought me a Soma Intimates minimizer a while back and I was immediately hooked. It made wearing chunky sweaters, button down shirts and turtlenecks so much easier and more flattering. But I don’t always want to be wearing a minimizer – sometimes I want to wear a pretty bra with lace on it underneath my favorite tee or dress, so when Soma approached me to talk about bras and how important they are when dressing yourself, I jumped at the chance to be involved.
The brand is offering so many different options now – everything from lace to patterned t-shirt bras, age-defying and strapless bras. I decided to style their Enhancing Shape Bra, which is like a classic t-shirt bra.
Instead of just wearing a v-neck, I chose a type of clothing that a lot of women are nervous to wear, which is anything stripe, since they are afraid it will make them look wide. I figured, if I can show how to wear stripes with a good bra, than hopefully I can inspire other to do the same!
So, first off, let’s go back to the Soma Intimates Enhancing Shape Bra I am wearing underneath this striped dress. I love it because it’s super soft, comfortable and very supportive. It helps lift you in all the right places and doesn’t allow any part of your breast to bulge out, yet isn’t stifling or restrictive. Plus another perk is that the bra has built in top shaping technology that eliminates gaps between you and your bra. As most women get older, or if if they have a child, they experience loss of tissue at the top of the breast, but this Enhancing Shape Bra combats that problem which is why it’s age defying. Pretty awesome, right?
Ok, so…the reason I chose this striped dress is because it could potentially make me look a lot wider across the chest if I wasn’t wearing the right bra, but with this Soma Intimates Enhancing Shape Bra, I feel contained, perky and very confident. I am not one to show off my bust line, but I think it’s important for a woman’s chest area to look feminine, shapely and well proportioned, which can be an issue if placed in an ill-fitting bra. You don’t want to have boob muffin top side, bottom anything anywhere, you know?
Anyway, needless to say, I am big fan of Soma Intimates and have been wearing the brand for years. They offer a variations of bras in sizes starting at at 32A all the way up to 32G and have a great selection of underwear, shapewear as well as apparel, sleepwear and swimwear! I highly recommend you all going out and giving the brand a try!
How was everyone’s Easter weekend? Saturday, Casey and I went to brunch at Extra Virgin and since it was so nice out, I decided to pull out my white jeans and bright yellow blouse to celebrate the fact that it’s finally acting like spring. Afterwards we ran some errands and I swung into Nars to pick up some new makeup.
Sunday, we spent the day relaxing at home, enjoying some quiet time together and ate egg and cheese bagel sandwiches on the couch and watched Damages. Later on in the day, we met up with my good friend, Krystal, who just moved to the city over the weekend and helped christen her new apartment with a champagne toast. We rounded out the night with pizza and ice cream and watched reruns of Friends. Overall, it was a really great weekend. I hope yours was as well! xo
Today’s post features a fairly simple look I wore out to lunch with my Dad the other day. I created this outfit around these leather pants, which are my absolute favorite (I scored them 40 percent off at Nordstrom over Christmas!) and paired them with a striped turtleneck from Forever 21, my Everlane navy leather loafers and a bright red lip, courtesy of L’Oreal Paris’ long lasting lip color in Infallible Red.
It was a typical Seattle spring day, so I wore a mid-weight light wool overcoat from Zara over the top of the outfit along with my J.Crew inifinty scarf, just in case it got a little chilly.
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Jacket: Zara (old) / Scarf: J.Crew (on sale!) Turtleneck: Forever21 – mine is old but here are similar options / Pants: Rag & Bone / Loafers: Everlane / Bag: Vintage – found at a consignment shop / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (25 PERCENT OFF right now at Nordstrom!) / Lipstick: L’Oreal
I’m currently still in Orcas Island with my family and it’s been pretty rainy and gray outside, which I am of course used to seeing that I am from Seattle. But for fun, I thought I would pull together a quick and stylish outfit to hopefully inspire you during the inevitable upcoming drippy March and April showers. xo