My Style

Red Floral Dress

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As a red head I have always steered away from bright red clothing. I decided to try and change my way of thinking about the color. My first attempt was with this beautiful patterned dress. The floral pattern with blue and green colors break up the bright red background. This can help you to wear a color that you may not normally be comfortable with. While I may not be wearing a solid color red dress any time soon, I will definitely be incorporating more red patterned pieces into my wardrobe.

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Dress by The Loft, Boots by TJ Maxx

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Inspirations

2017 Spring Publications

Wow! 2017 has certainly been busy so far! Not only have I been able to complete my Masters of Business Administration, but I also had be privilege to write for two amazing local magazines.

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The first is Style Queue magazine. This publication is based in Portsmouth, NH, however, their coverage’s stretches from Newburyport, MA to Ogunquit, Maine. They deliver the best fashion insight in the seacoast area. Inside you will find local designers, interviews with local style icons and more! My specific article gives you spring outfit inspiration with clothes and accessories from local stores. Click here to visit their archives online and pick up the 2017 spring issue in stores.

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The second is Around Concord, which can be found around the capital of New Hampshire, Concord, and the surrounding towns. This magazine covers food, arts, local events and more! My specific article covers spring fashion trends featuring five local businesses. You will find everything from business casual, to work out attire. Click here to see the magazine online or pick up your copy at some local companies! Like the photos? Check out Kevin Hardman’s page.

I have had amazing experiences working with the local businesses in each article. If you like what you see, feel free to visit them directly!

Style Queue Collaborators

Tayla Mac Boutique, Club Boutique & City Shoes, Christine’s, The Cove

Around Concord Collaborators

Indigo Blues & Co, Runner’s Alley, Bravo Boutique, Lilise

 

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My Style

Holiday Outfits

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Lights, snow, family and parties are just a few of the things to be excited about. One of the important questions to answer is what to wear. Jewel toned velvets have been making a comeback this fall season. Continue the trend into the holiday season and incorporate velvet into your holiday outfit.

I choose a long red velvet skirt to be the centerpiece of the outfit. To keep with the Christmas color theme I added silver heals and green ornament earrings. I choose a shirt with a lower back to balance out the long skirt and sleeves.

If you don’t have festive earrings try making some like I did! You can pick up earring backs and small round ornaments at a craft store. Thread the ornament through the earring back and wrap to ensure it lasts the whole evening.

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Shoes by Destroy (similar options can be found on ASOS), Skirt by Impressions of California (similar options can be found on Forever21), and Shirt by Guess Jeans

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My Style

Baseball Hats

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Baseball hats are moving from workout gear to fashion accessory. Many starlets are wearing baseball hats with heals for a night out of the town. While I would not recommend high heals and hats there are plenty of other ways to incoporate this accessory.

One can go the casual route with harem pants, short boots, and a baggy sweater. An ensemble that looks effortless and put together at the same time. The other is to dress up the hat a bit more with jeans, leather coat or zip up jacket, and boots. Both ways allow the wearer to work a baseball hat into an everyday look.

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Outfit 1:

Harem pants by H&M, Sweater by The Loft, Shirt by Target, Boots by dolce vita, Hat by Walmart

Outfit 2:

Boots by Frye, Jeans by Uniqlo, Shirt by Beyoncé, Jacket by GAP, Hat by Walmart

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Yellow and Dusty Pink

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Dusty pink and bright yellow are one of the many trends sweeping the fall runway. This is not a color combination I would typically gravitate towards, even in the warmer seasons. In order to challenge myself I decided to give it a try. Paired above is a yellow long sleeve with a turtleneck sleeveless dress. Share your thoughts on this outfit in the comments below!

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Long Sleeve by The Loft, Dress by H&M, Shoes by H&M

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Mixing Patterns

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Mixing patterns can take time to master. Before working up to plaids with polka dots try to start with the basics. One example of a great beginner outfit is a striped top or bottom paired with a large floral pattern. Stripes are a classic pattern and this large floral pattern is spaced out enough so the two do not create a cluttered look.

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Shirt by Target, Skirt by Target, Shoes by Blowfish

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Runway Makeup

Runway makeup is amazingly beautiful. How the makeup is applied brings the outfit to another level and contributes to the message the designer is presenting to the audience. Most of the time this type of makeup stays on the runway and magazines. Below are some examples of how this makeup can be translated into everyday fashion.

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Many times the runway make up is applied to more than just the eyelid. Brightly colored eyeliner is a perfect way to control the application of the color. The eyeliner can be used to create designs, such as a small cateye, that will help to embody the runway feel without leaving your eyelid.

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Gold is always a fun color to play with! This particular color needs to be applied in the right way to ensure that it doesn’t steal the show. Applying the color and using black eyeliner as an accompaniment will balance out the bright sparkles.

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This pink color is absolutely beautiful and one that isn’t used that often. Pink can be a harder color to incorporate to everyday where. Try to use a bright pink but applying it sparingly to your eye.

 

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Blue Eyeliner by Covergirl, Pink Eye Shadow By Clinique, Gold Eye Shadow By Stila

 

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