How to Shop Your Own Closet in 7 Simple Ways

Shop own closet

What: We recently spotted a Yahoo! Shine story on how to shop clothes from your own closet, including putting your Pinterest procrastination hobbies to work, seeking second opinion (and we don’t mean your trusted doctor here), and making your own closet inventory. What They Say: When dealing with private clients, I always say the same […]

How to Dress Down Your Banana and JCrews

Casual dressing

Editor’s Note: One of our TBF readers, M.H., asks: I’m a twenty-something who worked for the past two-years in a job that required daily fairly strict business attire . Now I am in a job where the wardrobe requirements barely exist but I still own and paid for high quality business clothes (Banana, JCrew, etc.) […]

How to Wear Oxford Shoes

Women's Oxfords

The essential Oxford shoe. This shoe is a fashion magic cluster of intellect, charm, chic, feminine and masculine rolled into one. The Oxford shoe originated in Ireland and Scotland and made it’s way into men’s wardrobes here in the US, and only recently have become a typical part of the female wardrobe.

Spice it Up: Bold & Beautiful Plates

Bold and Beautiful Plates

Confession:  I still have, and use, those dinner plates from the ’70s.  Those white ones with tiny olive daisies dotting the edge . . . yep, they’ve got a place at my table.  Bold and beautiful plates they’re not, but what can I say?  I inherited them when I got my first apartment and even though I’ve moved on in life, […]

Fall 2013 Color Trends: Plan Your Wardrobe Now!

Pantone Colors Fall 2013

If there’s one thing I’m not, it’s a procrastinator.  That’s why I’m in brisk weather mode, excited over the Fall 2013 Pantone colors and thinking about my wardrobe now.  I know, I know, it’s still summer, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Fall 2014 Pantone color trends range from Turbulence (heather gray/slate) and Koi (yes, as in our orange […]

How to Dress Like Kate Middleton on a Budget!

Kate Middleton Issa Dress

Five words. Issa London’s Banana Republic Collection. Who can forget that impeccable royal blue that perfectly matched her gorgeous engagement ring?  It was THE dress that had the fashion world asking, “Kate Moss who?” because there was a new English gal in town taking the fashion community by storm.  She had the accent, the chops, […]

Top 10 Things You Need to Buy Right Now for Fall 2013

Fall buys

Though the sweltering heat seems to be calling the shots,  it’s actually time to bring our brains forward to fall fashion.  That means mentally moving on from our white pants and wedge sandals, and stepping into something that says cool autumnal breeze.  No need to overhaul your entire wardrobe!  With a few key updates, you’ll […]