Wishlist for Lauren H. January & February, 2014
Vibrant, sophisticated, current and inspires confidence
I used these in a previous blog post, so they are just a bonus for you this month. But, they are SO you! And they also come in grey, are on sale, would be a lovely way to welcome spring while embracing your love of red. Couldn't help myself. Here they are.
I saw this at the Club Monaco in Pacific Place and immediately thought of you. The color blocking is flattering for your figure, it even has a faux belt to emphasize your waist. Wear it on a cold rainy day with black boots or carry it into spring with the red heels above. Add a silver or gold necklace to complete the look. Bam!
I also really love this one for you. The color, like the colors above, are crazy flattering for you. Plus, it emphasizes your waist and adds a little edge into the mix. The zipper down the back is bold and brings a higher level of sophistication to the dress. Of course, black works. But, you could also go with a navy blue jacket or try it with grey suede heels for a more complex, but still streamlined look.
We're entering wedding season and this could easily become a go-to for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and the like. It's available in multiple colors (including red!) and is flattering in so many ways. People won't notice this dress as much as they'll notice YOU in it. Sophisticated, appropriate, comfortable and easily worn without a sweater or jacket. Throw it on and go. Pair it with heels and sheer black nylons with a seem down the back. Or, go for boots in the rain and a structured coat with a waist. I love the eggplant for you. But any of the color choices would be lovely. Finally, it's Tadashi Shoji- so you know you'll love it.
Yes. You can. Date night is calling and it's fun to show that your dinner dress is a little more exciting than your office attire. A bolder lip color and sheer black hosiery with a seem down the back is all you need. I chose them with extra support but Nordstrom also offers an option without. Sheer is coming back. Just make sure you are wearing these with closed toe shoes.
I believe the word you used was, "fun." Here you go. Still sophisticated, inspiring confidence and appropriate, while having some fun with it. You could wear these with either of the Club Monaco dresses above, for example. I love them with booties, too. Show off your legs.
I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't let you know that midis are all the rage and will continue into spring. These stripes are fun and still easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. Pair them with solids, of which you have many. Try your red shoes for spring or your black boots in the rain. On the weekend, a basic fitted t-shirt and cardigan works well with wedge heels. This is also a nice opportunity to wear colored scarves.
I've also included this black ponte Vince Camuto midi as a less extreme option. Easy to pair, it's just another option in your wardrobe. The length is current and easy to wear. Think, "Evita." Booties are also totally appropriate with a midi skirt, allowing for even more options. P.S. Vince Camuto is the "Vince" label for the masses. When trying something new, why not go for Vince Camuto, see if the look is for you, then invest in the Vince label?
The easiest ways to feel like we're experiencing spring without freezing to death are to bring some color into our lives- starting with a new handbag, shoes and/or a coat. I'm a big fan of this Rebecca Minkoff bag for you for a number of reasons. It's professional, functional and classic. Try the blue to make it more fun while still keeping it true to your color palette. Wear it with your black, red, blue, green, well, essentially every color in your closet, dresses. It will play nicely with boots or heels, jeans or a sheath dress. Magic. I especially love it with the red heels at the top of this wish list. The flag can't be wrong.
I can hear you thinking this is a little crazy, but I'm doing it. Fun, sophisticated, inspires confidence, flattering. It's all here. Plus, it's Vince, a designer you love. Who is more confident than a woman in a jumpsuit? I say no one. I love the blue for you. It's unexpected but not super attention-grabbing. Try it with red heels to spice things up or black booties and a bold bracelet. The neckline is flattering and it's easy to imagine the endless places this jumpsuit can take you. Dinner party!
Yes. They are similar to a pair you already own, but I think they are different enough to warrant inclusion in the list. First, Stuart Weitzman is your man. Second, they are edgy without being over the top. I love the peep toe and yes, you can wear opaque tights with those now. You have boots that are a little too high to be flattering with skirts, these booties can work with dresses, skirts or pants. The trifecta. When warm weather arrives, wear them sans hosiery.
Ah, Silk. Feminine, polished and easy to wear. This blue is certainly your color. Pair it with red shoes and a black skirt or pants. The long sleeves mean you can skip the cardigan or jacket and just race out the door. Alternatively, try colored pants or a colored belt to mix things up.
I know we discussed animal print flats for you, but I started thinking that stripes might be a fun alternative for spring. Clearly, these pair nicely with the array of solids in your wardrobe. It's true, you don't often wear flats. Therefore, if you are going to, they need to be worthy. Try these in lieu of boots. They are also a great option with jeans or your cigarette pants. I like them with a colored pant and a black, top, as well.
Per your request, I've combined your January and February suggestions into one list. I hope you find it useful. Feel free to reach out if you have special requests for March. And, if you find items that you would like to purchase, please click the links above during the session in which you purchase. This may result in a commission for Poplin. Thanks again!