Posts tagged #illesteva

WHAT TO WEAR: WORK

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For the first two years after college I worked in a very corporate environment. I remember thinking all the time…this is SO boring! I’m sorry but especially the men! Even worse than that, all the women dressed like men. I looked out at a sea of black and navy pant suits and thought, “how do move the needle on this!”. Then I went to work for Ralph Lauren:)

If you’re nodding your head in agreement do not despair! You can look and feel chic while still dressing in a conservative and appropriate way. If your office allows for it, I always like to start with color. Tones of blushes and camels worn in a monochromatic way will create a luxury look that will have your work friends swooning. If you’re not able to move beyond black and navy, try popping in a little texture. I love these pants because they’re super comfortable (I’ve been wearing them with sneakers too) and high-waisted so you can wear a shorter sweater out or tuck in a blouse.

  • I love shopping this brand for work-friendly pieces. In my experience their pieces are very well made and on the more affordable side. Love these pants!

  • Office temps getting you down? Throw this sweater on! I guarantee you reach for it on weekends with a pair of your favorite denim.

  • Work coat vibes….

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Posted on October 1, 2018 and filed under What to Wear.

3 MUST HAVE DENIM STYLES

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These days shopping for denim can de overwhelming but it doesn't have to be. Clients always ask me, "Are these out of style?". My answer is this - at this point pretty much every style has come full circle and nothing is in and nothing is out. Of course there will be a trend every season but if you style them right, you should be able to wear almost ever jean in your closet and still look current. Sharing my top 3 styles for this Fall that I also consider classics and staples in my wardrobe. 

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THE WEDGIE



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THE STYLED JEAN



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THE IVORY JEAN



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Posted on August 9, 2018 and filed under Outfits, What to Wear.

SPRING FEVER

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SNOW DAY and I'm sitting here imagining myself walking down a warm Charleston street in this pretty dress, straw bag in hand filled with flowers! LOL one can dream! This dress almost made it into this week's lust list but it just didn't fit! A great price point though for this style and quality. I also found this style for under $100 IF you can go without a bra (I wish!). AND these white sneaks are so cute for spring/summer and also under $100. Love the jute sole!

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PLAID SKIRT

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I bought this skirt a couple of months ago when it was about 90 degrees out in September knowing (hoping) the day would come when I could wear it! I saw it and all my plaid filled days at Ralph Lauren came rushing back to me. I wore it for our family Christmas card shoot a couple of weekends ago and to a luncheon...so fun! JCREW is having a site wide sale and everything is 25% off with code GETSHOPPING. See some of my favorite picks below!

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Posted on November 7, 2017 and filed under Outfits.

DUDLEY STEPHENS X THE GIRL GUIDE

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So many people ask me why I love styling. First and foremost it has always been the people. Over the last 8 years I have met so many amazing clients and friends and had the chance to work with so many inspiring brands. The second part of my answer is the challenge. I love the idea of walking into a new project with no plan - collaborating and creating - and walking away with something beautiful. 

Have you guys heard of Dudley Stephens!? I was so excited when Lauren (Dudley) Stephens asked me to style their line of fleeces for Fall. Lauren started DS with her mom and sister and together they have transformed the way we view this classic fabric. Who knew a fleece tunic could look so good?! What attracted me to DS at first was the wearability with kids. When I first had Luke I was living in a land of spit up and drool and either ruining my cashmere sweaters or opting for old t-shirts. Then I bought my first DS top. It was a combination of a sweater and a sweatshirt, but had a pretty silhouette and neckline so I felt dressed. Not to mention the color was perfect (you know how I love blush). Well, as they say....the rest was history! Now DS is a part of my weekly wardrobe and I'm so happy to share this shoot with all of you!

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If you're looking for the perfect pair of vegan leggings, CLICK HERE!! They're so comfortable and really look and feel like the real thing. Also, kid friendly:)

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