Wishlist for Erika M., February, 2014

Urban, professional, edgy, sophisticated 

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Geraldine silk charmeuse dress. Club Monaco. Was: $349 Now: $279.

Geraldine silk charmeuse dress. Club Monaco. Was: $349 Now: $279.

I am crazy obsessed with this for you. The black and white color blocking are super sophisticated and would look incredible with a bright bag for spring. Style it as you see here, totally you. I'm especially fond of this because you can wear it to an evening wedding without a jacket. While boat necks aren't ideal for you, the black on top makes this a great choice. In the warmer months, go without hosiery and add a strappy nude shoe or try a bright shoe and black bag. Look at the back! It's awesome.

BCBG MAXAZRIA Nicole draped jersey gown. Nordstrom. $298.

BCBG MAXAZRIA Nicole draped jersey gown. Nordstrom. $298.

Hello Spring! I can't decide what's more exciting- the back or the front. I love this for you at outdoor weddings and especially those that you plan to attend for the long haul. Easy to move, appropriate for any event but still with a feminine and interesting touch on the back. This can be worn repeatedly. Make it more casual with a denim jacket, a straw handbag and wedge heels for vacation. Or add a bold bracelet and heels for a more sophisticated affair. Maximize uses by putting a blazer over the top for a more professional look or a cowl neck sweater to make it appear to be a skirt. The options never end. 

Halogen Kayla d'Orsay flat. Nordstrom. $79.95. 

Halogen Kayla d'Orsay flat. Nordstrom. $79.95. 

d'Orsay flats are big for spring and I can absolutely see you rocking these stripes. The flats are nice and functional for your lifestyle. Wear them when you are heading out to the truck yard and important stakeholder meetings in the same day. They draw attention to your feet, would be awesome paired with colored pants and a leather jacket. Think spring!

Lafayette 148 New York Printed silk sateen dress. Neiman Marcus Last Call. Compare to: $568. Was: $315 Now: $204.75.

Lafayette 148 New York Printed silk sateen dress. Neiman Marcus Last Call. Compare to: $568. Was: $315 Now: $204.75.

Seriously! This dress is killing me. These two colors great for you. The a-line skirt is flattering for your body type and the fabric and print make it clear that this is a designer piece. Try it at a wedding with nude wedge heels. The cut is classic, so it's sure to work year after year. Make it more casual with a denim jacket or more professional with a cream, white or denim blazer. Try a bold gold bracelet or earrings to complete the look. 

Vera Wang stripe sleeveless body con dress. Nordstrom. $190.

Vera Wang stripe sleeveless body con dress. Nordstrom. $190.

Urban, sophisticated, edgy, professional. Done. Add a leather jacket and red heels and you are good to go. Maximize this piece by giving the illusion that it is a skirt. Add a crew neck sweater over the top, black opaque tights and motorcycle boots. Or, keep it more professional with a short blazer and knee high black boots. A colored scarf at your neck and you are set for C-level meeting. 

Sandal with metallic ankle strap. Also available in black. Zara. $59.90.

Sandal with metallic ankle strap. Also available in black. Zara. $59.90.

Few things are as exciting as Zara opening in Pacific Place on February 13th. I can absolutely see you rocking these with everything from basic black to contrasting red.  Likely, grey would be your best bet. The dress above would look amazing with this shoe, add your leather jacket and your are done. They are attention-getting, for sure, but can also be paired with quite a few items. This shoe is modern, edgy and sexy all at the same time. 

Jacket with zips. Zara. $119.

Jacket with zips. Zara. $119.

 

Also, if you decide to purchase any of the items listed above, please start with the link on this page:)  I'm excited to create these for you monthly and want to ensure they are always inspiring and useful.  I hope that your personal style plan is a helpful reference as you build a wardrobe that is reflective of your style: sophisticated, edgy, urban and professional.

Now this is a practical blazer. The length is good for you. It shows off your legs. The clean lines keep everything simple, yet the asymmetrical zipper adds visual interest. I love the pockets at the bottom drawing attention to your hips. Try this as styled with jeans. Even better, pair it with wide leg trousers or bold colored skinnies. It would also be incredible with the blue shoes listed above and a basic dress, such as your green Eliza J dress.