Sneak Peak!

Sneak Peak!

photo (1)While I was attempting to take off the entire month of June, a prospective interior job landed in my lap, and it was too good to pass up. The domain is yoga, the style is Modern-Industrial-Raw, and this is a sneak peak, as the last pieces arrive and are placed.

I can’t wait to share the completed space with you!

The Black Pump

The Black Pump

pumpAs I’m searching for a classic black pump to accompany my client’s white leather dress (yes, you read that right), I realized I’ve never posted specifically on this wardrobe staple.

Without having to sell you on why this is such an important item , I’ll instead recommend this pair by L.K. Bennett in the mid-range price point. Pair with a cocktail dress, skinny jeans, everything.

Local Style: Cat

Local Style: Cat

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As the editor of  The Scout Guide-Denver, Cat Tatman has access to the Mile High City’s best, so it’s no surprise that she always looks amazing. She’s also one of the loveliest people around, which is why I always want to be around her. Here are Cat’s thoughts on personal style-

How would you describe your personal style? Feminine , but not frilly and of course I like to feel comfortable. I also really love jewelry. I try to buy solid, timeless clothing items and then change them up & enhance them with jewelry. I love The Woods Fine Jewelry, Lizzie Forunato, and also have a soft spot for vintage.

What is the most prized/favorite item in your closet? That’s tough, but if I had to pick one item that I covet and never tire of it would by a pair of Chloe boots circa Fall 2005 – saw them in a magazine and knew I had to have them. It was quite a search as these sold out quickly, but I found them!

What is the best style advice you’re given or received? Wear what you feel good in.

What are your favorite local shops? My go to shops for clothing and shoes are A Line Boutique and Goldyn. Plus, Goldyn has great men’s clothing so I love to shop for my husband there. I’ve also recently discovered a shop called Moxie, I can’t wait to start frequenting there as well! For unique finds and gifts I always go to Ironwood – it’s the most incredible store.

What is your favorite decade for fashion? I love the elegance and simplicity of the late 70’s Halston era, the draping and plunging necklines (which I cannot wear but absolutely love!). I also cannot deny the hair, I love the hair.

Fill in the blank: I wouldn’t be caught dead in ___? Those shoes that are fitted to your feet with the toes in them, people use them for running, hiking etc. I don’t know what they are technically called but I actually feel a little mad when I see them 😉 — not too mad, just a little.

Who influences or has influenced your personal style? This changes pretty frequently, but if I were to pick someone I like consistently I’d say Kate Moss. I feel like she always gets it right.

What are some of your other interests/hobbies? I love dining with friends whether it’s a new restaurant or one of my longtime faves. I also love going to see local art and just trying to stay looped in on what going on in my city and the surrounds. There are so many interesting creative people in our community.

What is your biggest fashion steal? A metallic zigzag weave Missoni top. If we are telling the truth, I would actually consider this item as ‘prized’ as the Chloe but you said I had to pick one.

If money were no object, what is the first thing you’d buy for your closet? I don’t think I’ve quite identified this exact item yet ….. I imagine it would vintage and likely some sort of jacket or jewelry. Also, since money is no object, I’d have a much bigger closet.

The Well-Kept Closet

The Well-Kept Closet

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I’m recycling this post as a nod to conversations I’ve had with current clients regarding upgrading to wood hangers-

Great style requires having the appropriate tools; the closet being the largest, it should be kept clean and organized, resembling the presentation at a highly-edited boutique. The goal is to shop your closet and, to that end, uniform hangers are key.

In an effort to keep costs down, I often recommended an inexpensive option, one that all the magazines suggest. Since I personally only use wood hangers, I’ve had no experience with ‘Real Simple’ hangers, but have ultimately been disappointed by my clients’ feedback. As is often the case, choosing cheap can backfire, so I am back to endorsing the tried and true.

The benefits of this investment are not merely cosmetic; they’re better for your clothing. And ultimately, they’re better for morale. You want your closet to be a room as inspired as any other. Start with the hangers and, over the next few months, look for additional suggestions here on how to transform your closet from blah to beautiful.