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!

http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=399047002&tid=plaff3550561&ap=2&siteID=plafcid105

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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!

http://www.hm.com/us/product/07643?article=07643-A

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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???!!!

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-nam-S2013/358009/1047728/CHAIN%20COURT%20SHOE

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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!

http://store.shopprivategallery.com/Eliza-Zip-Around-Print-Wallet-P4060.aspx

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

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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

Leather and Legs……

One of the latest trends for the fall season is leather pants and leggings. I’m a fan! This is Rocker Chic at it’s finest. This trend can be amazing with the right top…..however, it can head south quickly with the wrong ones!

To rock this look PROPERLY, allow the leather pant to be the focal piece. Keep the top simple by selecting button ups, chunky sweaters, cotton t-shirts, and blazers. This allows the pant to be the star and top, the supporting role.

Leather pants are rocker chic and HOT, HOT, HOT! Keeping the top simple, but Properly Stylish allows this ensemble to be in perfect balance. We wouldn’t wanting you attracting the wrong kind of attention….now would we? 🙂

If the leather pant trend has you a little hesitant……try a patchwork leather pant! With little patches of leather you can still achieve this rocker trend…..but in small doses! 🙂

Have fun adding great accessories! Amazing shoes are a must. Boots, pumps, sky high heels, wedges, or even your favorite pair of converse chucks are an easy way to take this look to the next level! If you are wearing a simple t-shirt with the leather pant, don’t forget your statement necklace and fabulous bag.

Real leather pants can be a big investment. You can try out this trend by selecting a faux leather pant and keep you wallet happy!

Remember, too much of good thing is not always a good thing. You do not want your ensemble to look forced. Keep the leather pants fancy and the top simple!

Put the Proper Style in Everything You Do!

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!

Tulle Skirt + Sweater = High End Style

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

Accessorize Your Life….

Accessories are a major fashion tool! They have the ability to instantly transform an outfit. While I love all accessories, there is nothing more instantly transformative than jewelry. Whether your pounding the pavement in a pair of skinny jeans and t-shirt or a stunning chiffon ball gown, jewelry can revolutionize the look!  That’s why I am thrilled to introduce you to my close friend and one of my favorite jewelry designers, Philippe Salame.

By Philippe is meticulously designed with 14 kt gold filled and sterling silver metals. This line is stunning! It appeals to women of all ages, incomes and styles. With great emphasis on quality, detail and design By Philippe will keep you looking amazing and turning heads.

These are just of a few of the pieces from Philippe Salame’s amazing line!

Jewelry is the most personal part of every look. The ‘Love’ necklace is one of my favorites…along with the heart necklace and ALL of the earrings! So many wonderful pieces to choose from. Stack them, pair them with your existing pieces, and look Properly Stylish while doing it!  Shop your favorites at ByPhilippe.com!

http://www.byphilippe.com/collections/artisan-collection

Put the Proper Style in Everything You Do!

B. Blessed!

Wendy

Game Day Runway…..Roll Tide Roll!

Long gone are the days of throwing on an old t-shirt and jeans to hit up your favorite college football game! Say goodbye to drab and boring football game fashion and say hello to the Game Day Runway!

Every girl wants to look good on game day…..that’s where all of the guys and cameare, of course! 🙂 It’s also fair to say the guys want to make a snazzy impression on the ladies. Whether you are there for the game, the tailgating, the beer, the ladies or the gentlemen, what better way to show your team spirit than by dressing to impress!

It’s no secret the Alabama Crimson Tide is Amazing! I am a huge fan of Alabama football! Having attended the U of A I have seen my share of great game day fashion……and some not so great game day fashion! Not to worry! I am going to teach you how to wear crimson red, white and houndstooth with the Proper Style!

There’s nothing sexier than a girl in a football jersey! This ensemble is for all of my hard core fans out there! Throw on a stylish pair of skinny jeans, a FORM FITTING Alabama Jersey, and Converse Chucks! The simplicity of this look allows you to have a little fun with hair and makeup. Put your locks in a simple but fun ponytail and rock a dramatic smokey with a neutral lip. Gentlemen, you too can rock this look…..minus the skinny jeans, ponytail and makeup! 🙂 This look is sure to have you cheering on the Crimson Tide while looking Game Day Chic!

A touch of class definitely has it’s place on game day! Nothing says “southern belle” quite like a strapless, sweetheart necklined, crimson red dress adorned with fabulous accessories!  I love houndstooth, but to much of it can overwhelm an ensemble. Add the perfect amount of our signature print with a houndstooth clutch! Compliment the look by wearing Crimson Red lipstick and keeping the eye makeup neutral. Some of you are thinking….”A dress to a football game?” I say, “Yes MA’AM!” Sundresses in the proper cut, length and fit are a comfy way to take Game Day fashion to the next level!

Put a little Prep in Your Step! I love this preppy Alabama sweater! Paired with a simple chiffon blouse, skinny gray jeans, black boots and of course pearls, this ensemble will have you looking effortlessly sophisticated while chanting the Rammer Jammer Anthem!

Two major fashion trends for Fall 2012 are colored skinny jeans and the peplum! Dark crimson red jeans, a white peplum blouse, a houndstooth fedora and neutral wedges will have you on trend and looking amazing!

The denim shirt has made a comeback and I am a huge fan! Pairing your denim shirt with crimson red skinny jeans and boots will have you looking “girl next door” chic! All of the guys will want to throw the football with you! 🙂 This look is so simple! If you see me at an Alabama game this season….I will definitely be rocking this look!

This ensemble is for all of you edgy Alabama fans out there! Nothing says rock star quite like a tailored leather jacket, knee high boots, and an oversized bag. Taking this look to the field is easy! A form fitting crimson red top, a multi-layered gold necklace and houndstooth scarf is the perfect way to bring a little edge to your game day fashion!

GQ chic on game day??? YES, Please! Being Properly Stylish is not only for women! Guys, this is a great opportunity to impress the ladies…..and a good excuse to wear crimson red jeans! 🙂 You can have a relaxed look with a striped t-shirt, leather jacket and converse chucks. Or be David Beckham chic with a gray blazer, white fitted tee and aviators, or top of the class with a gray button up and black tie! Any of these ensembles are sure to turn heads!!

There are so many ways to celebrate your favorite team through fashion! I hope you are inspired by this Game Day Runway!

Now, get out there and cheer on the Crimson Tide…..with the PROPER STYLE!

B. Blessed!

Wendy