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Embrace your Geekness Week: Geek Fashion

by Remington Ready July 9, 2012

There was a time not so long ago when geeks had nothing to do with fashion (and a time even before that when they were mainly associated with carny acts, but we won't go back quite that far today!). Just a decade or so ago, the term identified an individual who was extremely intelligent, whose employment was likely associated with computers, and who was probably a touch socially awkward. Style in relationship to geeks was a non starter. No one cared much about what they wore, except to make fun of an errant zipper or tape holding together a pair of black-framed glasses.




Today, geeks have claimed an important place in our culture, and what they wear does not go unnoticed. But geeks approach style in a completely different way from the average fashionista. From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, making a single sartorial statement is their fashion strategy. They make a choice and stick with it: black turtleneck and jeans, hoodie and  cargo shorts, respectively. It's about practicality, efficiency, and consistency. And as much as they might deny it, it's also about style.



The clothing you—or anyone else from your mom to Bill Gates—wears has an inherent style, because you chose it. You observed it, you summed up how you would feel in it and how people would perceive you in it, You decided weather you liked the color, if you needed maybe a smaller size, and if you identified with the logo or the label. For sure some folks--those who have more than two principal items of clothing in rotation--spend more time deciding such things. But in all cases, a style is communicated. Even the geeks of yore exhibited a style, even if it was one that most people considered to be generally bad.



Silicon Valley angel investor Chris Sacca is my favorite example of the singular geek fashion phenomenon. He wears a fancy cowboy shirt every day of the week. That way, he says, he saves time deciding what to wear. It's always a cowboy shirt! And he looks darn good in them. Efficiency might be his main goal, but you can be sure Mr. Sacca is making a fashion statement—an unwavering and consistent one—in his investor meetings.


by Kristen Philipkoski,




The Colors of Spring 2012

by Remington Ready April 16, 2012



Spring 2012 fashion is full of vivid bights, luxurious neutrals and soft pastels. This vibrant, energetic color palette, mixing neon and pastels, has been seen all over the runways. We’re in love with this year's trend so we’ve pulled together a couple outfits that bring the color combinations to life. Enjoy!





Natural Colors


 1. Purple Layer Dress – Urban Outfitters, $69


 2. Beige Framed Sunglasses – Aldo, $12


 3. Pour La Victoire Women's Taryn Platform Sandal –, $275


 4. Betsey Johnson Nail Colour in XOX Betsy –, $9.50






Cockatoo Blue


 5. Mint Cross Pleat Dress by Dorothy Perkins –, $23


 6. Splurge: Harper Connect Leather Bag by Diane Von Furstenberg, $695


    Steal: BCBGeneration Charlie Shoulder Bag - $88


 7. Altwies Leather Sandals –, $110


 8. You Don’t Know Jaques! Nail Color by OPI,, $5.45





Tangerine Pops 


         9. Ruffle Maxi Dress by Tbags Los Angeles–, $204


10. Maranville Leather Sandals –, $50


11. Splurg: Hamilton Large North South Tote - MICHAEL Michael Kors, $348


      Steal: Twisted Sister Satchel - Olivia & Joy, $65


12. Hard Candy Bangle – Charming Charlie, $7.99





Bright All Over


13. Sessun Piano Solo Dress –, $244


14. Fravel in Fuscia–, $90


15. Turquise & Caicos – Essie, $8


16. Pulver in Taupe –, $35


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Shamrockin’ it: How to Wear Green With Style for St. Patty’s Day

by Kelly Glenn March 12, 2012

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day--are you planning on wearing green?


Dress in Style for St Patrick's Day


Erin go Bragh! I love St. Patrick’s Day--I mean, how can you not when there are so many hunky men with Irish accents. Think Colin Farrell or Gerard Butler--who’s actually Scottish but have you SEEN P.S. I Love You. So sexy, right?


Anyway, now that I’ve graduated college I have decided that my normal St Patrick’s Day style (drinking green beer and Irish car bombs--which I highly DON’T recommend, and throwing on whatever I could find that happens to have green in it) could use some amping up. What better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish than to embrace the green--here’s how to do St. Patty’s Day chic-ly:


A Pop Of Green

I picked 3 different outfits to show how you can rock the green anywhere, whether you’re going for green at the office or headed for a lucky cocktail hour after work.

I chose to go with one bold green piece in each outfit then pairing it with neutrals, because really--no one wants to look like an extra from the movie Leprechaun no matter what day it is.

Jewelry is a great way to add some subtle fun to the outfit, above I picked a clover key necklace, a gold coin necklace and a Claddagh ring; each subtle pieces that have Irish charm, yet can be worn any day of the year.


Add Some Neon

If you’re feeling a little more daring, St. Patty’s Day is THE perfect time to add some neon (one of spring’s hot trends) into your wardrobe. The key with neon, again, is to pair it with neutrals like nude so as not to over do it.


Minty Pale Pastel Nails

We all know how much I love painting my nails for each upcoming holiday. My favorite greens for the occasion are minty pale pastel greens like MAC’s Peppermint Patty and Essie’s Mint Candy Apple.

You could also go for a bolder green like OPI’s Fresh Frog from the Muppet’s collab. It practically SCREAMS St. Patrick’s Day.


Finishing Touch

Lastly, to finish of the perfect chic St. Patty’s Day outfit, I recommend a spritz of one of my favorite “green” scents like Demeter’s Clover--a scent that elicits the rugged and untamed nature of the Irish countryside with grassy notes and a hint of Irish spring soap.


Got any fab plans for St. Patty’s Day? Let us know! xo


Amber Ridinger's Valentine Looks for Day & Night

by Lindsey Holder February 6, 2012

V-Day Looks By Amber


Who better to select day and night looks for Valentine's Day than a well-known fashionista Amber Ridinger, daughter of Loren Ridinger (Senior VP of retail giant Market America  and Internet mogul) and fashion blogger!


Look stunningly stylish for your amour this Valentine's Day with these looks hand selected by Amber:


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How To Have a Perfectly Stylish Casual Christmas

by Tammy Gibson December 23, 2011

Casual Christmas



Planning to stay home for Christmas this year?  Make the best of it, create some memories, cuddle by the fire and take some great pictures to preserve the memory! Dress casual and comfy with the same twist of personality you should be wearing every time you get dressed!  The key to a chic casual look for a stylish casual Christmas is a great sweater!  (And, I’m not speaking of a sweater with a reindeer on it!)

This Michael Kors Belted Cardigan is the perfect fashion solution to keep you warm and looking fabulous. Wear over jeans, leggings or a maxi dress! Be sure your top is simple and fitted so the sweater takes center stage!


Kate Spade knows how to make simple special! Get inspired by this Matigale Bow Sweater and wear a look that will make you feel as special as you are! I love the sweater paired with a skirt of simple lines but it will also look fabulous with your best jeans!


If you prefer a classic look, a structured cardigan is lovely.  Instead of neutral, go for a vibrant color that enhances your mood like this Olympic Blue Pointelle Argyle Pattern Cardigan!  You’ll really stand out in family photos!  


Love more of a boho chic vibe? Wear a poncho!  The asymmetric shape of this Heidi Poncho is interesting and pairs well with your favorite skinny jeans!  Add a long statement necklace, like that shown in the picture, to dress up the look.  *A poncho is not recommended if you are cooking!



Three more tips to help you look great for a casual Christmas celebration:

1. Once you decide on which sweater style to wear, make sure your bottom compliments the look.  If the sweater is more fitted, your bottom can be full like an aline skirt or flare jeans.  If your sweater is full then pair with skinny jeans, a pencil skirt or leggings.


2. Wear statement jewelry: choose a ring, necklace or earrings but only one piece needs to make a statement.


3. Wear shoes, not slippers (at least for the majority of the day!). You’ll feel more dressed with shoes (it is a special day, afterall!).  Skip the flats and go for heels, you’ll look fabulous! 


Merry, Stylish Christmas!


Love & Hugs,


Winter Wonderful Capes

by Lindsey Holder November 29, 2011

Leggings…check.  Boots…check check.  Amazing cape ….Chic triple check!  This winter season is the perfect excuse to cozy up in your winter cape. The best part about a cape? You are virtually wearing a blanket and looking like a style icon while doing it! These top Fashion bloggers know their capes, so I went straight to the source. Wrap up this winter in cashmere, cotton & warmth!

Winter Wonderful Capes

1)  J.Crew - The Great Caper
Blog Source: Cupcakes & Cashmere (@byemily)


2) Intermix  - Rachel Zoe :
Blog Source: SuddenLee (@shopsuddenlee)


3) Tahari’s  - Layered Bow Cape from Macy’s:
Blogger: dumpyourfrump (p.s. GREAT blog title!) (@dumpyourfrump)


4) ASOS  - blue cape with fur trim
Blog Source: shefinds (@shefinds)


5) Look in the Letterbox Cape
Blog Source: Me! Love this find at ModCloth. (@savvyassistants)


~Cozy~Trendy~Winter Wonderful




5 Budget Friendly Runway Trends This Season

by Lindsey Holder October 25, 2011

Want to rock those pricey Runway trends for less this season? Count me in!!

Fab’rik clothing store to the rescue. This trendy boutique is my go to for the latest trends-and all under $100!

Check out these 5 Favs for less from the Runway!

Fall Trends to Try
1) Faux it up!
Faux fur all the rage (& perfect for this pescatarian). Cozy up with faux this season
Pair with jeans or as an add-on to your latest dress.

2) Faux leather
{Classic style over a basic tee}
Wear over a  printed dress
{Perfect over a flowy blouse & leggings}

3)Scarf central.
A little red, a little green, a little…whatever color your fashion heart desires!
This season you can replace your necklace with a BOLD statement color instead.

4) Jeans-skinny it up!
A lifted toosh is the BEST accessory. Life those cheeks up with a little help, like 7 jeans!

5) Boots galore
Of course you must strut in style. How about a fold-over zipper boot?  Be one of the first taking over this new trend.


My Fall Wish List

by Tammy Gibson September 30, 2011

My Fall Wish List

Every season holds new must-have items to purchase for your wardrobe.  What fun would it be to not update with at least a few key pieces, right?!  We’ve heard about the accessory trends reported by Bethany Winters, let’s talk fashion!

Break it down:

~Cobalt blue is an unexpected and lovely color for fall. This House of Harlow 1960′s Antler Cuff is a beautiful choice for a statement piece!

~Wide leg jeans are the cut of choice this season. While skinny jeans and jeggings still have a place in the wardrobe (we couldn’t tuck into tall boots without them!), the wide leg is sophisticated and make your legs look a mile long. Pair with heels for the best look.

~Capes are on-trend and so chic! I love this one with the plaid pattern and tie front!

~Boots that are versatile enough to wear with jeans or dresses, like ankle boots, are your best bet if you can only afford one pair this season! I’m a fan of the hardware on this pair!

~Cool cap. Really, there is no better way to hide your hair on days that it shouldn’t be seen! You know those days…! Don’t settle for a traditional cap, try something way more stylish like this schoolboy style!


That’s my short list…I really could go on and on.  I’m saving for that cuff (and the matching ring!) but I’m getting that cap sooner than later!

What’s on your fall wish list?

Love & Hugs,

Kardashian Collection At Sears Review

by Lindsey Holder September 27, 2011

Kardashian Kollection at Sears


Eager to check out the new Kardashian Collection, I raced to my nearest Sears. Is that where I am going?

What a surreal feeling to be going into Sears to shop for clothes. I think of that store when I need a new washer or dryer, but not the latest style must-haves! To my surprise, the collection was laid out nicely. Of course it would be-it’s the Kardashian name!

The collection was smaller than I thought it would be, as some pieces on-line I could not find in the store. The first impression the line reminded me of was New York style. The majority of the collection was either black or dark in color (grey or dark blue). I rounded up a few pieces that grabbed my attention & headed to the dressing rooms.

My review:


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