The smart fashionista’s guide to transition wardrobe from warm to cooler weather

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Some people love the idea of shopping for a new wardrobe every season and others simply squirm at it -especially those who don’t have the dollars to go for drastic makeovers every season. What is the alternative then? Well, you can continue wearing your summer clothes paired with chunky sweaters in 10 degree Celsius weather, except it doesn’t quite look great. It doesn’t stand out, and is … [Read more...]

AYSO Chic

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My friend Kadi has to go to a AYSO conference this weekend and is mandated to wear a particular shirt that is 20 million sizes too big, and well....not pretty. She reached out to me for help on making her feel pretty while wearing this: Sometimes there's only so much you can do right? So why not have a little fun with it? I thought these cute leggings with studs at the bottom and a pair … [Read more...]

Dear Fashionista: White Hobo Bag Under $500 #FashionFriday

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Dear Fashionista, I have been looking for years for a fabulous white leather hobo that cries Jimmy Choo but is under $500. Andrea of Great Thoughts Dear Andrea, You asked and so you shall receive. I have put together a few bags I found that I think fit you description perfectly! I hope these work for you. White Hobo by fashionablyorganized featuring hobo … [Read more...]

Dear Fashionista: Party In Chicago Wardrobe Help

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Dear Fashionista, Help! I'm going to Chicago in March for our son-in-laws surprise 40th. They are coming from CO with other 35-40+ yr olds. My daughter has arranged for some evenings at sports bar and Wrigley Field. What is a 60+ yr old to wear?? My daughter is an up-to-date fashion, trendy gal - Pam Dear Pam, You won't believe this but my hubby is from Chicago, and so your request for … [Read more...]

Little Black Dress Styling #FashionFriday

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Dear Fashionista What style of LBD would you recommend for a SAHM who has to cart around 3 kids to therapies, playdates, and activities, not to mention teaching 5 days a week...and on a body that is a little less fit than it used to be (specifically the upper arms, waist, and hips)? -Tina After my post on Monday 1 Black Dress 5 Different Looks, my friend Tina left the above message on my … [Read more...]

#StyleMeChic Adding Pieces to Andrea’s Outfit #BlogHer12

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Do you have an outfit that's halfway there, but you just don't know how to finish it? Andrea of Lil Kid Things needed help finishing an outfit for BlogHer '12. I've joined this fantastic group of bloggers called Chic Blogger Network, and today we are starting a new carnival called Style Me Chic. I took Andrea's outfit and gave her 2 options to finishing it to bring the wow factor to her already … [Read more...]

Dear Fashionista: What Do I Buy For My Vacation?

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Dear Fashionista, I have no style & get overwhelmed & depressed by clothes shopping. I want some new outfits to wear when the hubs & I go on vacation & it would be nice to have more then one pair of pants but freaking a I suck at shopping for myself. -Shana of Shanamama Shana and I have become great friends in the last 2 years and she even asked Fashionista to help with … [Read more...]

Dear Fashionista: Living Room Makeover

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I received a question recently, from a friend and reader about helping her with a living room makeover.I should be thanking Shana for seeking out my advice, because this living room makeover was so much fun to do. Dear Fashionista, I am in desperate need of designing help for my living room. I love bold but my husband likes more neutrals. I do have a painting that was my Grandparents that I … [Read more...]

Neutral Tones With Blue For Your Home

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Although I have a love for color in the home I do understand that there are people who just can't do it. Neutrals can be done really well with a pop color that is more muted and appealing to those who do not want saturated colors. For color inspiration I thought I'd go with the Autumn Rays palette by Design Seeds. You can see here the different shades of neutral you can incoroprate with just … [Read more...]

Dear Fashionista: Help With The Extra End Of Belt

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Dear Fashionista, What the hell do I do with the ends of belts when they stick out too far on the other end? Is there a double sided tape made specifically for that kind of thing? Halp! - Mary (@MamaMaryShow) of The Mama Mary Show Dear Mary, If you go to Target to where they have the mass choices of invisible tape you'll see Scotch makes double sided tapes. There's actually one that is … [Read more...]

Dear Fashionista: Getting Rid of Clothing – #FashionFriday

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Dear Fashionista, I always wear the same thing even though I have tons of clothes. Once and for all I'd like to purge what I'm not wearing. It's just in my way, and I detest clutter. What criteria do you have for keeping or purging? Thanks. -Dawn (via) Dawn is a dear on-line friend, who I've known for a long time. She is an uber organized woman, so I was shocked to get this request. Having her … [Read more...]

Dear Fashionista: Need New Day Wear – Fashion Friday

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Dear Candice, I’d love to have you help me for every day. Since I’ve gained a little weight, I don’t have a clue on what to wear. Connie of Brain Foggles (@ConnieFoggles) I asked Connie some basic questions and got that she's more of a square shaped frame, and doesn't want to wear any kind of heel. Her biggest no-no is that she doesn't like to have her upper arm exposed. Connie, Since your … [Read more...]

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