Trend Trials – Out with the Old


In a slightly different take on Trend Trials this month, I’m bringing you a list of trends that I wish would disappear just as fast as they came to be.  Though I haven’t tried out each and every one, my spidey sense tells me that these trends are often unflattering, unappealing, and unworthy of our valuable fashion time.

1.  Crop Tops.  I may be in the minority when I say that I.hate.crop.tops.  These barely-there half-shirts/stomach exposés simply don’t translate well from celebrity and blogger style to fashion for the average woman.  Granted, I loved Emma Stone’s Met Gala cropped number, but there is absolutely no way I or any of my fellow working women could or should attempt to sport the crop top in everyday life.  (I won’t even get in to how unacceptable crop tops are in an office environment, even with high-waisted skirts.)  In my humble opinion, let’s stop trying to make ‘crop’ happen. Continue Reading

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Shoe Solutions

Let’s set the scene:  You live in an area where you must walk at least part of the way to work.  It’s hot; it’s sticky, and you just want your feet to breathe before being cooped up in an office all day — or — you’re racing to make it into work on-time, which has incidentally transformed you into a champion power walker.  In either case, comfort during your commute is your top priority.  So what do you do?  You strap on flip flops or sneakers and set off on your merry way.

::Gasp::

I’ve seen everyone from interns to management commit this business-attire indiscretion (and may or may not have comitted it once or twice myself).  But there is hope.  Just nix the flip flops and sneakers and embrace these shoe solutions:

1.  D’Orsay.  I’m a known supporter of the d’Orsay flat (see April’s post, Feeling Flat).  D’Orsays are a solid wear-to-work option with their sleek silhouette that still allows for a fair amount of air flow.  Look for d’Orsays that provide full coverage in the toe region to limit irritation or discomfort brought on by long-distance walking.  I’m loving this cap-toe pair by Chinese Laundry and these Ivanka Trump beauts. Continue Reading

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Feeling Flat

Steve Madden Vamp Flats

This past week I was thinking about how I could showcase my still-new Steve Madden d’Orsay flats, when it dawned on me – why not do a tribute to all things flat(s)?!  More often than not, I catch myself reaching for the flats in my closet to complete an outfit.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I refuse to wear heels; it’s just that the practicality of flats matched by  Continue Reading

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