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

New Year’s Eve Fashion Survival Guide

new year's eve 2013Happy New Year Everyone!!

I can’t believe we are about to put an end to 2012 and welcome in 2013! What a year it has been! Of course, we should all bring in the new year in a Properly Stylish ensemble. If you’re like me…..you may have put off picking out the perfect outfit until the very last minute! Not to worry, I have your New Year’s Eve Fashion Survival Guide!

1. The Ensemble…..

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Silver or Gold?? Why not both in this fancy little number! This Gold and Silver sequined dress is not only brilliant, but it is flattering and will keep you comfy while dancing the night away!

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“Don’t let anyone dull your SPARKLE!” ….unknown

I have a mild obsession with things that Sparkle! Ok…..maybe it’s extreme. 🙂  I don’t need an event as an excuse to cover myself in all things shiny!! But, if you like your sparkle in doses try this dazzling dress. I absolutely love the dropped hem line….it refines the look!

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If you opt for a more laid back look….this is the way to go! A sequined harem pant, white tee, leather jacket, stiletto’s and fabulous jewels will have you looking effortlessly chic!

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….And don’t forget your accessories!!! This is a great opportunity to pull out your faux fur! Make sure to carry a clutch for the necessities…lipstick, phone, ID and $$$$.

2. The Makeup….

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I love a great smokey eye! Use neutral shades of golds and browns to make those peepers pop!

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 Here’s an easy little tutorial to help you achieve the smokey eye look! You’re Welcome! 😉

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Now…for your pout! If you are showcasing your eyes, keep the lips neutral. If you paint your pout a dramatic color, keep the eyes natural!

3. Locks of LOVE….

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The Side Chignon is the perfect little way to frame your beautiful face. It’s soft and beautiful with a touch of drama!

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….Or try soft curls.

There you go….a few survival tips to help you bring in the New Year with the Proper Style!

Happy New Year and May 2013 Be Your Best Year Yet!

B. Blessed,

Wendy

All Tied Up…..Latest Edition of the Game Day Runway!

Technically it’s fall…..but if you are in the south, it’s cool in the morning, warm during the day and chilly in the evening. Dressing for this crazy weather can prove challenging, especially on game day! Not to worry….I will have you dressing Properly Stylish while staying warm or cool…..or both! 🙂

The perfect accessory to keep you looking Properly Stylish while seasons transition, is the scarf!

There are so many different ways to wear a scarf! And, the scarf is the perfect addition to almost any outfit!

Hands down, one of my favorite types of scarves is the pashmina. Taking a cue from some of our favorite starlets, I think every woman should own one….or two! They will never go out of style! From dinner with your beau to tailgating with the girls, the pashmina is the perfect accessory to every outfit!

It’s no secret that OLE MISS gals go all out when cheering for their REBELS!  Adorned in gorgeous blue and red, this is a color match made in heaven! Adding a scarf to your favorite outfit is great way to keep you cozy and stylish while tailgating!

 This outfit is a perfectly casual option for game day! But, it needs a little something extra. Give this ensemble an instant boost with a scarf!

Timeless, warm and oh so wearable!

The scarf is versatile, chic and an easy affordable way to update your game day look!

Have fun with this great accessory!

…..And remember to put the Proper Style in your Game Day Ensemble!

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!

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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

All Buttoned Up!

The most classic shirt in fashion history is also the most versatile shirt! The classic button up has been through a transformation over the last 10 years! Say good bye to stiff cotton work shirts and say hello to chiffon and classic tailored cotton. I especially love a little embellishment on my button up! Sequins and pearls with your button up? Absolutely…..in moderation, of course! There are so many different ways to wear a button up!

For the Business Woman:

Pair your classic button up with a great pair of well fitting pants, layer with a fitted blazer, accessorize with statement jewelry and a great pair of shoes! This look is easy and effortless, but makes a powerful statement!

For the Mom On the Go:

Ok momma’s, listen up! I know you’re busy taking care of everyone else’s needs, but it’s time to invest in yourself! I am a mom and I realize how easy it is to put everyone’s needs before your own. I want you ladies to look and feel beautiful…..and guess what??? It’s so easy! Jeans, a colorful button up and cute ballet flats will have you looking and feeling amazing! You can save the world in this outfit!

CAUTION: DO NOT wear old, ill fitting jeans! Invest in a pair that fit well….No MOM JEANS aloud!

For the Woman Who Love’s To Get Out and Explore the World:

This look is all about layering! A jean button up paired with a tailored faux leather jacket is the way to go! Pile on the bracelets to add a touch of glam. It’s rustic with feminine touches.

For an Evening Out on the Town:

Yes, the classic button up can be effortless and sexy without trying too hard! Add your button up to a chic skirt and pair with ankle booties, a great clutch and statement jewelry! This look is great for date night or ladies night!

There are so many ways to wear your button up! Have fun selecting ensembles that make you feel comfortable, beautiful and Properly Stylish! 🙂

B. Blessed!

Wendy