shopping rx

what to wear: maxi skirt

The free-spirited maxi skirt is a nice alternative to the maxi dress. It can be worn in a casual chic way with a simple tank or you can even find dressier fabrics for the evening. If you have short legs, then try wearing a heel with the skirt. The maxi skirts are soft and lightweight […]

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how to wear

how to wear: herringbone skirt summer to fall

All summer you looked for pieces that were flattering and kept you cool, transitioning into fall your closet almost looks bare without your summer looks. There’s no reason you should lose half of your closet just because the seasons change, as the weather gets cooler here’s a way to take those favorite pieces you wore

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hwo to wear: shoes with casual skirts

Reader Question I wear skirts more times than not, since they’re more flattering than pants on my frame. My issue comes in with what shoes to wear with casual skirts. I get tired of wearing flip-flops and sandals because they aren’t very supportive walking around for long distances. Any suggestions on an alternative that has

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style archetypes

what to wear: carefree casual

“Carefree Casual”  is one of the most popular Wardrobe 911 style personalities and it is actually one of my favorite styles.  Most woman who wear this style like to portray an easy-going and comfortable look.  This may be your core-style if you don’t work in a  corporate environment. Or it could be your sub-style if 

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business casual, style archetypes, vintage wardrobe 911

what to wear: mad men style

With the excitement of the impending season opening of Mad Men on August 16, people are making cool Mad Men avatars of themselves and planning premier parties.  Who doesn’t love the styles in this cool cat show?  Even Banana Republic is getting in on the action.  So here’s a fun outfit to wear for work

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career + office, meetings + conferences, vintage wardrobe 911

what to wear: hotel conference room

I recently spent two days at the delightful Westin Grand on M Street while attending a leadership conference. It certainly took some finesse to dress for the hot and humid weather outside without freezing to death inside the frosty meeting rooms. Thank goodness I had my trusty cashmere wrap to ward off the chill, and

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ageless style, outfit ideas, vintage wardrobe 911, weddings

what to wear: to a casual wedding, over 40

When you’re over 40, it seems like most of the great options for dresses disappear.  Either they’re too young (e.g. low-cut with short skirt) or they’re too marmy (e.g. taffeta suit with pearl buttons.) Sometimes a skirt and blouse combo can do the trick for a simple and casual wedding as long as the skirt

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