• In My Closet,  The Essentials

    The Essentials: why ride a horse when u can rock a camel..coat

    the essentials – C is for Camel Coat Nina G. says that the (classic) camel coat can look elegant and expensive if you get the colour right. i don’t know about all that but i happen to love my inexpensive Zara one all the same.  bring on the colder weather. i’m getting ready the work the heck out of this  for fall and for many falls to come! me how to do you work your camel coat?

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    The Essentials: The Booties

    The Essentials: B is for (ankle) booties Nina G. says, if worn properly booties can elongate the legs. Now, who wouldn’t want that?!  how i work it: these are my new black suede Ateliers booties which i plan to wear with opaque tights and dresses and skirts and on casual fridays with some skinnys this fall. me how do you work your ankle boots?

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    The Essentials: A is for Animal Print

    The Essentials: A is for animal print It’s September and students are back at school. I’ve decided to educate myself as well, on style that is. I’ve gone back to my copy of “The One Hundred: A guide to the pieces every stylish woman must own”  by Nina Garcia. I have tons of purple tabs throughout from my first read. This time I’m looking at the list of must-haves and focusing on pieces that workwear worthy. So my list will be a lot shorter and I may add my own items. hope you will enjoy my take on the One Hundred (more like 30ish) pieces every working girl should own…

  • In My Closet

    work it: joe fresh jacket + skinny jeans (casual friday)

    rediscovery: every time i’ve worn this joe fresh jacket, i get a compliment. it is several years old but was a solid purchase, if i say so myself! 2012: pumps – nine west/2011: skinny jeans – banana republic, bow blouse – gap, white leather handbag – tignanello (winners)/2008: jacket – joe fresh me

  • In My Closet

    work it: green gap trousers + leopard wedges

    discovery: green casual pants from the gap make a good alternative to denim or basic khakis for casual fridays.  2012: trousers – gap/2011: button-down shirt – banana republic/ 2010: wedges – nine west, belt – joe fresh tip: worried about wearing a bright colours for the office? apply the K.I.S. principle – ‘keep it simple’. try a bright bottom, pair it with a basic blouse in a neutral like white, add, if you are the adventurous type, add a little more interest in a shoe or accessories to keep your look cube-appropriate. me