Scarves and the Summer-Seen all over NYC

Just like Sex and the City,Scarves and Summer is an integral part of the New York style scene. Make them a key part of your Summer Style.They are extremely versatile and can be used as a headwrap, a top, a skirt or even a dress

The windows at Bergdorf Goodman featured a stunning array of Hermes scarves worn in all kinds of ways.I used this as inspiration to create 6 different ways you can transform a scarf in a quick jiffy.

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Remember your scarf is your Lifesaver and can elevate a simple outfit in an instant.Keep a couple handy in your bag at all times.

Here are some options with easy instructions. I have taken some of the guesswork out for you.

Summer Scarves

Choose one or two in a light weight cotton or poly chiffon,usually a 36″ square works really well.Since this summer is about print matching you can use two contrasting scarves to create a wow look.

Have a Stylish Summer
♥ Sunil

 

Are you ready for Valentine’s day?

If you are still not sure what you are wearing next Wednesday now is the time to start planning.Here are some suggestions that are quick and easy.The most important thing is to dress for yourself  and not for somebody else.At the same time do take some time to plan your outfit.hair and makeup for that special evening.

If you are totally yourself you are comfortable and confident and nothing is more alluring.Remember that the person who is in love with you fell for your beauty and your charm because you are truly unique.Do get in the spirit of the day and rock one of these top 5 trends for Valentine’s Day.

If you are not a head to toe red person,mix it with black,pink or denim.Also think about a red shoe or handbag just to get in the spirit of the day.Here are some of the top trends right now in NYC.

Nothing says flirty like a ruffle and there are so many great options to choose from this Spring.

Lace is such a romantic fabric and has a historic association with love,go for classic black or a pretty pastel.

Every women feels amazing in a Little Black Dress and we all have one hanging in out closet,pair it with red accessories to give it that extra oomph.

Here is a cheat sheet to find the best dress that flatters your body shape in red or black.

Several designers including Valentino,Burberry and Topshop have come out with modern chic heart prints in time for Valentine’s day so be whimsical and literally wear you heart on you sleeve or your feet.

So whatever you chose to wear remember to celebrate ♥

Style advice from Christmas Trees?

This closes to Christmas the last thing you need is style advice as you are being pulled in a million different directions.The good news is just look to your Christmas Tree for inspiration.

1.Shine Bright-Emit you inner light,you are created by a wonderful God who made you perfect just let that light out.

2.Be a Star-Every Christmas tree is topped by a Star,channel that power and find your inner star and just unleash her on everyone.

3.Stand Tall-Be Proud just like you family tree with all it’s wonderful momentos,  you too are full of great memories,distinction and achievements.

 

4.Deck yourself-Do not be afraid of ornamentation,whatever your age,shape or size.Holidays are about bling so bring it on.

5.Surround yourself with friends and family-No tree just has a single ornament so it all about groupings and variety,so just immerse yourself in a sea of love.

How to rock flats this holiday season!

How to rock flats for the holidays!

Comfort and Glamour need not be mutually exclusive when it comes to shoes. We have all seen iconic images of Audrey Hepburn rocking flats but Natalie Portman, Emily Watson and Anne Hathaway all rock flats on the red carpet. Anne Hathaway is the queen of wearing flats on the red carpet and does it all the time, which caused a huge controversy in Cannes when they decided it were not appropriate and banned them.Fortunately they are not banned this holiday season from all your fun, fabulous, events.

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There were a lot of comments on my last post about heels, where women said it is hard for them to wear them,they prefer flats but it sometimes makes them feel “dumpy”.By following these five simple things, you can rock flats this holiday and never miss putting on a pair of heels.

Always remember when you are confident,comfortable and cute is when you have the most fun.

1. Find the shoe that flatters your body.

There are two kinds of flats out there for holiday right now.

Beneath the ankle flats such as loafers,ballet flats,mules and sandals.

Above the ankle flats such as low boots, cage flats and booties

Beneath the ankle flats are certainly those that work the best.By revealing the ankle, they show the full length of the leg without “cutting” it. They are the best choice to elongate your figure and are most flattering to all body types. The best way to wear them is always show your ankle which is a sexy body part on all women.So flash some ankle.

Above the ankle flats tend to reduce the length of the leg a bit. So they are great if you are taller 5 feet 5 inches or have long legs.If you have shorter or wider legs, and want to wear an above the ankle flat make sure you balance it with your outfit.

2. Choose styles carefully when shopping.

Pointy toe flats work best with wide leg pants while round toe ballet flats work best with ankle length pant styles that show a little skin. Open toe flats look good with skinny pants and short skirts. Always wear a closed toe flat with a long skirt. When wearing flats with a short dress or skirt make sure they show some toe cleavage. (Yes that is a thing) which is very sexy and elongates your leg. Only wear loafers with a pant. So think about what you are going to wear your flats with when you are buying them.

3. Make sure your flats are stylish, Bright colors, lux fabrics and textures to add some flair to your look. Embrace a fun print or embellished flats. Bedazzled flats look great with cocktail dresses. Velvet, Lace and Metallic flats are big this season. Victorian details like ruffles, buckles and bows are all the rage as well.Stay away from very basic flats if you are wearing them to an event.

4. Choose quality. Sure you can snag a pair flats at a discount store for $9.99. In the case of shoes, you get what you pay for and if you are planning to wear them to events and not just around the house invest in high quality flats. The material and construction are very important. You want these to last more than a couple of wears or seasons.This is very important.

5Make sure your outfit and your flats are in harmony.

Rocking a dress or with your flats? Choose a shorter skirt or dress that falls away from your hips and hits you right above the knee to avoid looking stumpy. You could also cheat a little and rock a kitten heel or sliver of a wedge to give you a little boost.Nude flats will really elongate your legs.

Rocking a pant with your flats? Make sure if you are wearing narrow pants they end above you ankle when wearing them with ballet flats or sandals. When wearing it with an above the ankles flat like a bootie make sure you tuck pant in.When wearing it with a wide leg pant make sure the back of your pant is ¼” above the back of your shoe. Wide leg pants look good with simple pointy toe flats.

Make sure your pants do not drag on the floor. When you buy pants decide if you are going to wear them with heels or flats and hem them accordingly.

Here are some great LBD flat combinations.

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Here are some great pant and flats combinations.

Style Tips for Valentine’s day

If you are still not sure what you are wearing tomorrow,here are some suggestions that are quick and easy.The most important thing is to dress for yourself  and not for somebody else.If you are totally yourself you are comfortable and confident and nothing is more alluring.Remember that the person who is in love with you fell for your beauty and your charm because you are truly unique.Do get in the spirit of the day and rock one of these top 5 trends for Valentine’s Day.

If you are not a head to toe red person,mix it with black,pink or denim.

 

Nothing says flirty like a ruffle and there are so many great options to choose from this Spring.

Lace is such a romantic fabric and has a historic association with love,go for classic black or a pretty pastel.

Every women feels amazing in a Little Black Dress and we all have one hanging in out closet,pair it with red accessories to give it that extra oomph.

Several designers including Valentino,Burberry and Topshop have come out with modern chic heart prints in time for Valentine’s day so be whimsical and literally wear you heart on you sleeve or your feet.

So whatever you chose to wear remember to celebrate ♥