Saturday, August 29, 2015

Top 10 Trends for Fall 2015

With the first of September just days away, fall fashion is officially almost here! Leather, earth tones, boots and jackets are calling your name and crisp autumn days sound like heaven after the hot summer months. Here are some of my favorite fall trends that are breaking out this season. 

Louise et Cie 'Baylee' Tassel Pointy Toe Loafer

The stacked kitten heel loafer is one of this fall's favorite shoe styles. Lucky for all of us professional ladies, this look is office appropriate and super comfortable. 

MICHAEL Michael Kors Buckle Poncho with Faux Fur Collar

Nothing says fall or winter quite like faux fur cuffed sleeves or collar. This look can be over the top and extravagant, or simple and understated for the office. 

Kate Spade New York 'Pave The Way' Drop Earrings

Go bold with your earring this fall and choose large pieces with color and texture. If your ears hurt just looking at these pieces...opt for a clip version to be nice to your lobes. Pack a pair of statement earrings in your work tote and take your daytime office look to a nighttime outfit. 

Halogen Melange Pattern Suit

50 Shades of Grey...suits are perfectly on trend for fall 2015.  I love a grey suit as a great alternative to traditional black. Add one of these to your work wardrobe wishlist this fall. 

7 For All Mankind 'Ginger' Flare Jeans

Flares are back! For all of you that were not fans of the skinny jean trend...now is your moment to shine. Flares are great to balance out a curvy figure and are all the rage this fall. Save these for your weekend away from the office or night out with friends. 

NYDJ 'Aubrey' Colorblock Plaid Dress

Plaid is always a fall staple, and this year again tartan was seen all over the runway. Try this fun patten in a fall jacket, skirt, top or tote bag. Get creative and spice up your work wardrobe with a plaid sheath dress. 

Alice & Olivia "Danyelle" Lace Silk Blouse
The Victorian romantic look includes lace accents, high collars and feminine ruffles. Combine one of these features with more masculine work pieces for an office appropriate look. For example, add feminine interest to a black pantsuit with a victorian lace blouse. 

Altuzarra Lightweight Military Blazer 

Military inspired jackets, pea coats, gold buttons and tassels makes Navy chic this fall. Add some military inspired pieces to your fall wish list - and mix in gold for an elegant touch. 

TIBI Car Wash Skirt

The car wash skirt is a fun new trend for this fall. The skirt style has multiple slits that make fluttery panels and create a lot of movement. Possibly too adventurous for the office depending on where you work, but definitely something fun to experiment with this season. 

Betsey Johnson Faux Fur Trim Belted Puffer Coat

With cold days around the corner, consider investing in a puffer coat to keep you warm and on trend during colder months. Look for one that still has some shape with a belt or tie to keep it feminine and not too oversized. 

Leave your comments, questions and thoughts about these looks below! What trends are you dying to try this fall? 


Friday, July 31, 2015

Summer Recipes: Fresh Peach Bellinis

Happy Friday Everyone! Time for a fresh and light summer cocktail to finish off the work week with style. I love recipes with peaches in the summer - this fruit is in season, extra affordable, and so delicious. Make these fresh peach bellinis for friends this weekend and enjoy an evening away from the office.

This recipe is from Ina Garten on the Food Network and makes 6-8 servings.

Fresh Peach Bellinis - Ina Garten 



Ingredients: 

2 fresh, ripe peaches
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 bottle chilled prosecco sparkling wine

Directions: 

Use a food processor or blender to mix the main ingredients. Take the pit out of each peach and place the fruit, lemon juice and sugar in the machine. Mix together and blend until smooth. Next pour the mixture through a sieve to remove the peach solids. Finally, grab a fancy glass and put 2 tablespoons of the peach mixture in the bottom of the glass and fill the rest with chilled prosecco. Cheers!


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tips and Trends: Workout Wednesday

A good sweat session is one of the best ways to reduce stress, take a break from work, and clear your mind after a hectic day. Some of my favorite workouts are ones you can do right at home in your own living room. Here are some of the best home workouts that are short and effective to get you in shape with only a small amount of time.


1. Poolside Pilates 




Pilates is an amazing way to tone and shape the body and focus on core strength and endurance. Try this workout at home to strengthen the abs, glutes, legs and arms.

2. Bikini Yoga Flow 




Nothing says relaxation quite like a Yoga flow workout. This one is filmed on the beach and ohhh so relaxing. Tone up while relaxing and distressing from your day.

3. Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt 




Jessica Smith has a great Youtube Channel with full length workout videos to do after work. Burn calories and have fun in less than 30 minutes!

4. Barre Fitness Workout - Booty, Abs, Arms 




Engage the total body with this ballet inspired workout. Tone up gracefully with this workout you can do anywhere with just a chair.

5. HOT Body HIIT Workout 




Blast calories with this total body workout. In just 12 minutes you can get the heart rate up and really tone and shape all the major muscle groups.

Try these workouts this week to get some exercise in during a busy work week. These videos are great to do in the morning to jump start your day or at night after a day at the office. Leave you comments for Polished Pinstripes below and happy workout!


 
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