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

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

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!

http://www.byphilippe.com/collections/artisan-collection/products/large-infinity-necklace-n500lg

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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

The Adult Woman’s TuTu….

 

There is something about a tulle skirt that gets me so excited! Maybe it’s the little girl in me!   Tulle skirts are so whimsical…..and they are not just for child’s play and dress up anymore!

I am going to show you how to work your tulle skirt….with the Proper Style!

Keep it classy and sophisticated by pairing the tulle skirt with a vintage inspired blouse and blazer. This look is perfect for lunch with the girls!

One of my favorite pairings….the tulle skirt and sweater! Comfy on top and sassy on the bottom! This look screams high fashion without looking forced. Add a little pizazz with amazing shoes!

You can also pair a tulle skirt with a great button-up to add a touch of sophistication!

This look is for my edgy ladies out there. Bring up the hem line, add a funky belt, distressed t-shirt and wedged rocker booties! Perfect for a night out on the town!

See how easy it is to bring a childhood favorite into your adulthood?

Simple, classy and OH, SO PROPERLY STYLISH!

B. Blessed!

Wendy

It’s HOT Again…in October!

Well, no surprise! It’s hot again, in October….in the South, at least! If you’re anything like me you are rummaging through your closet looking for something to wear! Looking for an outfit that can keep you warm and cool at the same time, while looking Properly Stylish can prove to be a challenge!  May I suggest an easy ensemble perfect for girl’s night out or a date with the hubby?

This little number has a lot of edge! Try pairing a comfy sweater with an edgy skirt and killer shoes! Don’t forget the clutch and jewelry! Leave the tights at home and show a little skin. The sweater will keep you cozy and showing a little leg is just the right amount of sexiness to keep your man wanting more! 🙂

If you style is more simplistic, opt for a simple sweater to go over a simple dress. Accessories are everything with this ensemble! Have a little fun with a statement necklace and a pair of neutral wedges. Neutral colors keep this outfit clean and classic!

Dust off that tulle skirt….I know you all have one lying around!

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The tulle skirt is the lead role in this ensemble. So, keep the sweater and shoes simple (nude pumps would be perfect)! This look is great for a fancy dinner and a night at the theatre!

I will be pulling out my own version of this outfit for a night out with the hubby! I would love to hear all about your night out in this ensemble…..do share!!

Put the Proper Style in Everything You Do!

B. Blessed!

Wendy

DO’s and DON’Ts: Bringing Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall!

It’s blazing hot outside. No, wait, now it’s freezing! How am I suppose to pick an outfit? If this is the internal monologue running rampant in your head, not to worry! I am going to break down the DO’s and DONT’s of bringing your summer wardrobe into fall!

1. DO Add tights and boots to summer dresses. As we transition into fall you don’t have to take your favorite summer dresses out of your wardrobe rotation. Throw on a pair of opaque tights under your summer frock, add fall wedged booties and you are ready to pound the pavement in style!

2. DO Add a comfy sweater or blazer to your summer dress. The ever classic blazer should be a staple in your wardrobe. It can be added to anything from dresses to jeans for an instant ensemble upgrade. I love a great comfy sweater! And, you should too because it  is a major fall fashion trend for 2012! It will also keep you cozy during those chilly nights out with the girls!

3. DO accessorize with an oversized hand bag! Not only can you store you most important items, but you can also use the extra space to keep a scarf or use it to put your discarded sweater in if you get a little warm!

4. DO fall in love with scarves! They are the perfect accessory to add to any ensemble during seasonal transitions.

AND Now for the DONT’s!

1. DON’T over accessorize! A scarf, opaque or patterned tights, a hat, an ornate belt and dramatic shoes are great friends when you’re transitioning into fall……just don’t bring them ALL out to play at the same time!

2. DON’T wear it if it doesn’t fit you. Fit is everything! Do not wear it if it is too big or too small! This is especially important when you are layering items. Oversized, ill fitting pants layered with boots, a chunky sweater, scarf and an oversized handbag will leave you looking messy and larger than your actual size.

Transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall can be easy and stylish! Remember the DO’s and DON’Ts  and have fun putting the Proper Style in everything you do!

B. Blessed,

Wendy