When all you have is Target….

I get it! Life is busy and there seems to be very little time to focus on your upcoming fall wardrobe. I mean, seriously….school is about to begin, the kids have to look Properly Stylish, the ease of summer is going away and the hustle of a strict routine is creeping in. Yoga pants, a t-shirt and a messy bun may be all you can muster.  The struggle is real! But, I can help you pull together a great fall wardrobe. The best part of all….you don’t have to run to a mall or boutique. We are going to shop where you are already shopping for your kids school supplies and grabbing a few things for dinner….Target!

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Let’s chat the “No Fuss” staple, the t-shirt. A comfy t-shirt paired with skinny jeans can be easily dressed up or down. I love this cutie from Target! Metallics are always included in the top Fall/Winter fashion trends and this one is worth every bit of the $14.99 you will spend on it! You can dress it up or down with jeans, dressier pants, a pencil skirt or full skirt. The possibilities are endless.

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Here’s another comfy and sleek t-shirt in a dusty rose. It looks high end but without the the high end price tag. It’s a knit jersey blend which is great for these southern seasons where it really doesn’t start to cool off until late October. Allow it to stand alone with great statement jewelry or add a timeless jean or leather jacket.

Speaking of a great jacket….look at these beauties! They are faux leather and will run you about $39.99. You can wear with jeans and a t-shirt or over a maxi dress. You can snag the black one here and the tan here.

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The top designers have spoken and both Power RED and LACE are huge trends for fall 2017. How much do you love this Who What Wear Red lace tee? For the love of lace and snake print! I love this!! That skirt is amazing. It’s sweetness with a bit of edge.

I love a great romper and this one has so many great details. It’s modern, sleek and just the right amount of sass. The top portion is blouse like and the ruching on the leg is a great added detail. The pant suit seems to always make the fashion trends list. You can add a suit jacket to this romper and be on trend. Add these block heeled sandals  and you are set! I have those sandals in Robins Egg Blue and I adore them! This outfit will definitely be in my closet!

Ankle boots and mules are IN! These are a few of my favorites! Can we talk about the faux Pony Hair Mules??? I love them. I’m having a flash back to the 90’s.

So many floral prints flooded the runways. I love this little wrap dress paired with olive booties!! Wrap dresses are perfect for every body shape!

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I am ready for fall!! Summer has been great and I hate to see it slip away but, I have always been a huge fan of fall fashion! Hopefully, this post will help you add a few Properly Stylish pieces to your red Target cart! I would love to see your finds!

XO,

Wendy

 

 

Fall-in Love….

I am not sure about you guys, but I am ready to say goodbye  to 90 degree weather and hello to crisp air, layered clothing, pumpkin everything and football!! Our summer has been so wonderful! However, I can’t help but long for the holiday season!!

So, let’s look forward to some of my favorite wearable Fall Trends…..

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Pumpkin Spice

Ahhhhhhh Pumpkin Spice! Just give me pumpkin everything!!! Don’t you adore this color? The fact that it’s an actual fall trend and not just the yummiest hot beverage you can order at Starbucks, gets my juices flowing!!

This muted color was seen all over the runways. It’s a very flattering color and goes well with most skin tones!

Bohemian Chic

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Boho-Chic is the way to go this fall! I love an “all you can eat” dress! What a multi-purpose garment! These dresses leave you feeling chic, comfy and allow you to eat as much chocolate has your little heart desires! Asos.com has some of the best maxi dresses at really affordable prices. The white beauty is gorgeous and she is a steal at $78!

Style Tip…..Add a chunky sweater or a faux leather jacket and your fave fall boots!

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Not just Denim….Reconstructed Denim

Dust off those distressed jeans of the 90’s because they are making a comeback! It’s no surprise that denim was seen all over the runways for fall. Everyone loves denim!

Plaid and Suiting

I’m kind of in love with this trend! We finally have permission from the fashion gods to pile on the plaid. I love pairing a simple plaid with a bold plaid. Yassssssss!

CAPES!! Give me all of the CAPES!!!!!!

This is my favorite trend! You can wear a cape with just about any outfit and it increases the glamour factor dramatically.

Okay, are you ready to shop? I know I am!

A word of caution….Don’t feel overwhelmed! Anyone can sport these fashion trends! You don’t have to have a large clothing budget to look like you have a large clothing budget! 🙂 My favorite places to shop are thrift stores and discount stores such as Marshalls and TJ Maxx.

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Did you know you can shop TJ Maxx online? Just found these beauties for $49! I have the perfect spot in my closet for them! 🙂

I hope you are feeling inspired and ready for fall!!

XOXO,

Wendy

White Out….

In honor of the mini snow day we have received in Atlanta, I thought we could chat about Winter White Fashion! I know what you’re thinking, “Wait, you can wear white in the winter?” Yes, my darling southern belles you absolutely can wear white during the winter! As a matter of fact, you can wear white any time of the year if your little heart desires! I realize it goes against everything your momma taught you, but trust me you are going to enjoy wearing all white!

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I absolutely love white….white everything! White is easy, clean and refreshing. It also makes a big statement without all of the fuss. You can grab the white pieces in your closet and start putting together the best ensembles! Do not be afraid to grab shades of cream, grey and light pastels!

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One thing to keep in mind when tackling the winter-white-out trend is that it’s All About the Fabric! Lighter textiles such as thin cottons, seersucker and linen will look out of place during the winter months. Reach for chunky sweaters, white wool, cashmere, flannel and leather!

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If you still want to spice things up a bit, adding colorful accessories such as shoes, handbags and statement jewelry pieces is the way to do it! Fun accessories are also an easy way to dress up an ensemble! For you bold babes out there, a red tinted lip color is perfectly appropriate.

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This trend is perfect for those moments when you do not want to think about matching your clothes or for those of you who are simply minimalists! Either way, this trend is effortless, chic and Properly Stylish!

B. Blessed,

Wendy

Sick Day Fashion….

The crazy weather here in Atlanta has rendered our little family sick….ughhhhh! My sweet Stella was up all night with a high fever and coughing. 😦 Nothings worse than seeing your baby sick…..all of you parents out there can relate! So, we were off to see the doctor first thing this morning……looking PROPERLY STYLISH, of course!

I know what you’re thinking…..”who has time to look stylish when your sick?” The answer is …..Everyone!

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My ensemble today consisted of flared leg denim jeans, my husband’s comfy shirt (always a sexy little touch, especially for the hubby), cute wedges, and great accessories! All of which you have in your closet! This ensemble is your basic tee shirt and jeans with a kick! 🙂

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This was such an easy look to pull together……it was quick, comfy and Properly Stylish! It’s amazing how much better you feel when you look great on the outside. Funny how fashion can sometimes be great medicine for the inside. 😉

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My little star was also Properly Stylish for her doc visit….gold leggings, comfy cotton tunic, leopard print uggs and funky glasses! 🙂

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Between us, I think she likes going to the doctor just so she can have a sucker. 🙂 Not to worry, she got a bill of clean health. No infections….just a yucky cold.

A simple, but stylish look doesn’t have to take hours to pull together. Pull out those basics and give them a boost with great accessories…..and look PROPERLY STYLISH even on the worst of days!

B. Blessed,

Wendy

My Faves from the 2013 Grammy’s…

g1I was pleasantly surprised by the fashion ensembles walking the 2013 Grammy’s Red Carpet! The Grammy Red Carpet is usually filled with wild wardrobe choices by our beloved celebs. Last night, it seems as if they celebs played it safe and classy….for the most part! 🙂

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Rihanna looked stunning in an Azzadine Alaia gown. Thank you Rihanna for showing us your softer side! This was one of my favorites of the night. Just the right amount of sexy with a little peek-a-boo chiffon and the hair and make-up were perfection.

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Justin Timberlake stepped out in Tom Ford looking very dapper. Giving a nod to the 1950’s with slick hair and bow tie…..JT can do no wrong!

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Taylor Swift graced the red carpet in a J. Mendel number….LOVE! Grecian goddess meets  architecture to form a perfect fashion “Yes Ma’am” moment!

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Kimbra and Gotye arrived wearing Jaime Lee Major and Jack London. Just the perfect amount of glam and spunk for me!g9

Beyonce kept it perfectly simple in a black and white Osman jumpsuit! Love the fact that she is in pants!

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….And Johnny Depp,

Thank you for making a surprise appearance in your perfectly unique Johnny Depp Way!

Ok kids……those are my faves! Overall, the celebs get a fashion “YES MA’AM” from me!

Put the Proper Style in Everything you do!

B. Blessed,

Wendy

Saturday Style Chic Must Haves Under $100

Feeling the need to add a few Chic items to your fashion collection without having buyers remorse? I’m always in the market for great pieces at great prices! Here are few of my faves!

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Hopefully you have made room in your jewelry box or better yet, invested in a bigger treasure chest for some amazing new pieces!

The Large Infinity Necklace from By Philippe is simplistic, sophisticated style at it’s best! It pairs perfectly with any ensemble and layers effortlessly with other jewels! Get it now at ByPhilippe.com!

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The Tinley Road Snake Embossed Cuff is stunning…and the price is just right! Head over to Piperlime.com to snag this treasure!

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Add polish and sophistication to any ensemble with a tailored white blazer! I love, love, love white for every season! A blazer is such an important staple in your collection. Add it to everything from a tee shirt and jeans to the infamous little black dress! And, at $49.95 you can not pass up this blazer from H & M!

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Oh, The Power Pump, how I have missed you! I am so thrilled you are back in my life! This sexy sling back with chain detail will surely make your tootsie’s happy! Order them from Zara.com for under $50……what???!!!

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HOBO INTERNATIONAL puts a smile on my face with every piece in their collections! You can not live without the Eliza wallet! Normally priced at $118, it is a steal at SHOPPRIVATEGALLERY.COM for $70.80!

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All this talk about my fashion faves gets me in the shopping mood! Ladies this is a great gift guide for you loved one! Send ’em over and make shopping for Valentine’s Day effortless and Properly Stylish! Happy Shopping!

Put the Proper Style in Everything You Do!

B. Blessed!

Wendy

Life In Black and White….

cr1It’s true…..the leaders in fashion design have given us permission to fill our closets with Black and White! If you’re are anything like me, you never really needed permission. 🙂 My closet is filled with everything from black and white dresses to blouses! The runways have been filled with head-to-toe black and white designs. I hold a sweet spot in my heart for Black and White fashion ensembles. The pairing is classic, timeless and simple to put together.

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From Alexander Wang to Michael Kors, these high contrast looks of black and white are anything but boring! This season’s trend gives you freedom to pair bold black and white prints. ….If prints tend to overwhelm you, not to worry, keeping the trend simplistic with clean lines is the way to go!

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It would be a magically fashionable world if we all rolled out of bed looking like we were plucked right off of Dior’s runway! The reality is we have families to care for, corporate ladders to climb, and a household budget we all wished was much larger! Let’s go over some ways you can rock this trend and look properly stylish!

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Style Tip 1: Keep it simple!

The easiest and most economical way to wear this trend is to use black and white staples you already own! Everyone should have options to choose from, so shop in your closet before heading to your favorite stores! Pair items like a white tee with a black pencil skirt or skinny pants and accessorize with statement jewelry and a pair of pumps.

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Style Tip 2: Experiment with Bold Prints

Feeling a little bold this season? Go wild pairing several black and white printed pieces in one look. …..Or you can select one printed piece for a more subtle approach. For instance, a printed pant with a black or white blouse.

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Style Tip 3: Play with Textures

Leather and Lace anyone? You get the idea! 🙂

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Style Tip 4: Try Something Color Blocked

If your a minimalist when it comes to style, then you are going to love all of the color blocked options!

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Pretty simple, right? Will you be wearing black and white this spring? I would love to hear your thoughts on this Spring 2013 Black and White Trend!

Put the Proper Style in Everything you do!

B. Blessed,

Wendy