• Casual + Off Duty,  Work It

    how to work: denim shirt + leather-pants

    how to work: denim shirt + leather pants like an ‘It’ girl  The leather pant is hot for the fall season. although seriously it’s pretty cold to be rocking leather at the moment, I do love this look. Cool way to dress down leather and maybe even ‘work’ it on a casual friday and drinks with the girls afterwards. me

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the essentials: Motorcycle jacket – not just for the cool kids anymore

    M is for motorcycle jacket nina garcia says: the biker jacket should be in your closet when you want to channel that “It” factor. I couldn’t agree more. how it work the biker jacket: this All Saints leather biker jacket i am in love with. i’ve worn it to work to add a bit of toughness to my otherwise feminine a-line dresses. did i mention i love it? i can’t help but feel cool when i work this. it gives me a bit of that Olivia Pope kinda swagger, you know, that dont-mess-wit-me-i’m-about-to-go-kick-some-ass kinda swagger. Except in my case, i’m going to grab a latte at Starbucks… Work it girl, work…

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the essentials: L is for primal & sexy leather

    in the One Hundred, nina garcia says that wearing leather pants are ‘primal’ and ‘sexual’. not exactly the words you want to describe your workwear, or at least not in most cases. i’m opting for the leather ‘skirt’ as the essential workwear piece for the “L” list. Pencil skirt, full and flirty, midi, real or faux, basic black or bold colour. how i ‘work’ it: the massimo dutti burgundy skirt gets paired with a white button-down and  black turtleneck with tall boots. this season i will pair it with a camel lightweight sweat or coat and blue pinstriped shirt to mix things up a little. me leather pants vs. leather…

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the essentials: ” I” is Investment Bag – Pt. 2

                    just a quick follow-up from my previous post on the “Investment” Bag.  how i work it: this Cole Haan tote is the perfect work bag for me. it’s a medium size bag that holds my wallet, phone, camera, small umbrella, iPad, iPod, make-up bag (that has Advil, eye drops, hand lotion and lip balm in it – no actual makeup), and some other items.  i’ve been toting it around for about 3 years now (maybe more) when i picked it up on a trip to Chicago – love that city btw. it’s the first time i’ve spent proper money on a handbag…

  • The Essentials

    the essentials: the Investment Bag

    the Essentials: the ‘Investment’ bag (or just a really good bag that fits all your stuff) in Nina G.’s world the “Investment Bag” goes something like this, Chanel, Birkin, LV Speedy, the Jackie O. Sadly, I do not live in Nina G.’s world but if you do, then rock on with your Chanel 2.55 toting self! how i work it: the Investment Bag is still on my “want list” but in the mean time i work a Cole Haan tote that I’ve had for about 3 or 4 years now and carry pretty much every day except weekends when i swap out for a small cross-body or a hobo bag.…

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the Essentials: H is for ‘hoop’sters

    Nina G. says that hoop earrings are an “old standby”. i call them my everyday ear-wear. She also says to reserve the “big chunky door knockers” for your gig as a backup dancer. lol i need to remember that. how i work it: i do a pair in gold and another in silver, mid-size (i’ve got really small ears) plus a mid-size pair are work appropriate where the larger hoops i would save for my street style. (the bowl is from anthroplogie) me