Posts from — May 2013
Have you picked up the latest issue of Playground magazine? Instead of my usual fashion spread, I wrote this article on what to wear on vacation this year. Everyone always wants to fit in as a tourist visiting a foreign place, but the truth is it’s almost impossible to truly dress like a local. We have to pack light for our trip. My biggest problem right now is figuring out how to find a comfy pair of sandals to bring. I don’t want clunky ones from Clarks or Bjorn. But, they have to be padded to wear around all day. I will wear sneakers some days but want some options.
May 19, 2013 Comments Off on Travel Wear
My son went to his first prom this year. He’s wearing a classic charcoal grey tux and looks so handsome!
May 18, 2013 Comments Off on Prom
I’ve had a white denim jacket on my wish list this year. But, I didn’t want a classic denim jacket. This one is a little edgy but really works well with the items in my closet. I wear it in place of a cardigan at chilly restaurants.
May 18, 2013 Comments Off on A Fresh Take on White Denim
I wore this to my daughter’s Mother’s Day Tea at school. I was so proud of all the projects she worked on but the one below was the best. I have to admit, I took special pride in the fact that she called me “smart” rather than talk about my physical appearance. That’s my girl!
May 12, 2013 Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day!
When I need to dress for a meeting or conference, I go with separates. I have two suits but I rarely wear them together. I absolutely love these J. Crew Tippi sweaters. They are lightweight enough for Florida and come in a million colors. Gap had a similar sweater recently ($19.99) but the sleeves were long, not 3/4 length. Still, a great buy. Watch J. Crew for sales on the Tippi. It appears to be a staple that they offer in different colors each season.
May 11, 2013 Comments Off on Work Appropriate Blues
Forget the old rules that you don’t mix blue with black. I love the bright blue mixed with black, it’s fresh and edgy.
Magpie Styling Tip: I used to wear a wider belt with these types of dresses. I have a short torso and thought it accented my waist. Then, I tried on a medium-width belt (above) and realized that I was shortening my torso even more with the wide belt. So, if you have a short torso or an athletic build with no definable waist, try a 1 1/2 to 2 inch belt for the best proportion.
May 10, 2013 Comments Off on Black and Blue
I am all about the shorts this summer. To me, this is a perfect summer casual outfit. For day, wear a simple chain and flats. For night, add the wedges and edgier jewelry.
May 8, 2013 Comments Off on It’s All About Shorts