Dec 29, 2009

Planning "Fashion You" for 2010

Each year I like to visualize what my next year will look like. Where do I live, what is my career, what am I eating, goals, activities... My vision changes throughout the year, but I try to have a clear goal in mind. My New Year vision also includes what I see myself wearing as it's part of who I am and can control how I feel (especially on crappy days).

This year, it's all about me. I'm focusing on less sacrificing for others and more living for me and remembering my values and enjoyments. Kids first, Me second...

So, I'm spending the next week surfing fashion sites, looking for styles that stand out to me... What does work look like, what does play look like, what does random look like and how do I feel in these outfits. I'll save pictures of the looks in a 'Charl' folder on my laptop and go through each style to ensure the collection makes me smile and feel good. After that, I have an easier focus of items to buy in the coming months.

What does 2010 fashion look like for you? Do you focus on what the designers are creating? what you want to wear? Or a little bit of both. For me, I get excited looking at designers visions and then creating my own look.

Either way, it's going to be a great year for fashion. A little more color, romance, girlie pieces and a lot more choices.

Wishing you a New Year full of health, happiness and a fabulous wardrobe that makes you feel good with every step.


Dec 26, 2009

#Fashion ShopStyle Recap

Here is a recap of this seasons ShopStyle adventure:

Celebrating With Nanner

Fabulous evening with my sexy, classy, fabulous BFF @LeannU

I found an incredible lilac Goddess Silk Dress by Alberta Ferretti that almost matches her class. I don't own white or gold, but I LOVE this look as it's fun and quirky. New Year 2010 might have new colors in store for my wardrobe. Happy Holiday's!

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Shu Uemura at ShopStyle

Dec 22, 2009

The Marc Jacobs #Fashion Color Wheel

It's grey and wet outside, but the air is so fresh and crisp. I'm not quite struggling with the weather, but have all of the lights turned on in the house to make things brighter. I settled into my cozy white leather chair and started searching for Spring 2010 #Fashion. I started with Betsey Johnson and then moved on to Marc Jacobs. I have to stop here and share some of his super colorful and fabulous Spring #Fashion Line with you. I admit these choices aren't the most colorful, but for me, they are and they are fabulous! I'm getting more and more excited for Spring. Lots of legs, colors and sun dresses. Don't forget about the incredibly romantic line by Galliano. So far, it's my favorite Spring 2010 style.

Check out more of Marc Jacob's line on

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Dec 20, 2009

SALE: Vera Wang Lavender Label

As always, Elle's Rue La La has a great sale - Vera Wang's Lavender Label. I just logged in this AM and already half of the goodies are already sold out. You have to watch these sales closely as they have limited quantities and the good stuff always goes first (of course).

So hurry up and log into Rue La La to grab some stylish deals. Here are a few items:

Still In Stock (as I type this entry):
Navy Grommet Dress $169
Charm Necklace $89
Black Silk Tiered Dress $99

Sold Out:
Navy Silk Dress
Chartreuse Silk Dress

**all pictures property of Rue La La

Dec 16, 2009

Elle's Exclusive Designer Sale

Check out Elle's exclusive designer Sale. Sweet deals from Ben Sherman (for men and women), Fabulous coats by Cinzia Rocca, Michael Kors sheets and towels, John Hardy jewelery and more

Unleash Your Rocker Fashionista

Let Your Inner Rocker Fashionista Out, with help from #BlueFly. Check out these deals on hot designer fashion sure to set you free.... just add a sexy, leather-clad hottie!

Prada Thigh-High Lambskin Boot
Romeo & Juliet Couture - Sequin Jacket
Torn - Vintage Motorcycle Racerback Tank
Bulga - Leather Panache Fringe Shoulder Bag

*all pictures from

Dec 4, 2009

Teenage Sporty Casual

Here's a cute look by Pemberly. Fun, full of energy and attitude. I can totally see a teenager wearing this.

Topshop at ShopStyle

Dec 3, 2009

Chino's, Converse, Bvlgari... Oh My! (guy)

He'll want flip flops with this (like Brody Jenner), but I think #Seattle weather also supports closed toe shoes.

Hooded Henley for extra #Seattle grunge warmth.

OH, and the shirts are all untucked (for easy access).

Converse at ShopStyle

Dec 2, 2009

Jacket Fashion Day and Night

Here's a great Nina Ricci Satin cropped jacket that can be warn with boyfriend jeans and T by day and Stella McCartney Silk short dress with D&G Balleras Black Doll Pumps at night. La Perla underbriefs and bra add hidden luxury for the lucky lady (that's you or yours =)

La Perla at ShopStyle

Dec 1, 2009

Spandex Night in Wrist Cuffs

Love this Herve Leger Metallic Black stretch-rayon dress. Just wearing it alone would work for me, but if you're going out, you need some shoes and something to carry your goodies in...

I was looking for a strong black leather cuff platform, but couldn't find anything that I liked, so I settled for these fabulous studded platform pumps (which I love).

Nana at ShopStyle