Tie the Perfect Bow

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve tied a bow and then had a friend retie it. Honestly (*nods head). I’m not even upset by it, just slightly befuddled. Until now (*valiantly thrusts arm into the air)!

Thank you Modcloth for showing me how to be a better woman (*hint of sarcasm there – did you catch the whiff?)! Favorite part of the video: the awkward shuffle-away at 0:45 sec. Second favorite part: learning to tie a bow.

Boom!!

High-Waisted Pants

Michael Jaggar trying to show me up at Lindy Focus.

I’ll be honest, I love high waisted pants; I think they are fabulous. I think they work well on some figures and then notsomuch on others. Here’s where you can buy some if you’re interested in trying out the fashion.

THE OUTNET

TWENTY8TWELVE BY S.MILLER
Daisy high-waisted skinny jeans
Original price $325 NOW $81.25 75% off

Team Twenty8Twelve by s.miller’s high-waisted jeans with a cropped jacket and skyscraper heels to work a stylish off-duty look.

Dark-blue high-waisted stretch-denim skinny jeans with a peaked cutout waistband at back. Twenty8Twelve by s.miller jeans have gold hardware, two press stud-fastening jet pockets at front, welt front pocket details, a buckle-fastening tab at back, two press stud-fastening jet back pockets, contrast seams through front and back of legs and have a concealed button, hook and zip fastening at front. 98% cotton, 2% elastane. Machine wash cold inside out to avoid color transfer.

Some other high waisted pants from The Outnet

TWENTY8TWELVE BY S.MILLER – Royce cotton-blend wide-leg pants

MCQ – High-waisted skinny jeans

ARMAND BASI – High-rise wide-leg jeans

TOPSHOP

MOTO KRISTEN INDIGO HIGH WAISTED JEANS

Price: $80.00
Colour: INDIGO
Item code: 02Z08YIND
MOTO high waisted skinny indigo wash Kristen jeans with basque detail and belt loops.

99% Cotton,1% Elastane

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I have a pair of jeans that are pretty similar to this made by Cheap Monday that I really, really like. These make me want to put them back in the suitcase rotation. 😀

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ARDEN B.

High Waist Military Denim Legging
Style Number: 42683179
$34.99
Description: High waist denim legging features military style front button closure. Front slash pockets, back welt pockets, hidden side zipper and 9 inch leg opening.

Fit Tip: Refer to the sizing chart above for our New Contemporary Fit.

Inseam: 28 inches.

Rise Front | Back: 12 inches | 14 inches.

Closure: Button | Zipper.

Material: 98% Cotton | 2% Spandex.
Origin: Imported.
Cleaning: Machine Wash.
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MODCLOTH

Keeping Calm Pants

$87.99

No need to fret – the perfect pair of pants is right in front of you! From Gentle Fawn, these tapered trousers boast a slim fit through the leg, studs at the pockets and high waist, and a cool slate hue that is an excellent neutral for pairing. Slip them on with a silk blouse and stacked-heel ankle boots before enjoying a day of stylish relaxation!

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I think I’ve seen Mary Freitag in something like this!

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NET-A-PORTER

RED VALENTINO
High-rise flared jeans

$310

Red Valentino’s mid-blue stretch-denim flared jeans are the perfect way to work spring’s ’70s silhouette. Maximize the high-rise cut by tucking in a tailored blouse, adding a whip-thin leather belt and your highest heels. Shown here with Miu Miu shoes, Michael Kors belt, Chloé bag, Bodas slip, Red Valentino top, Stella McCartney necklace and a Philippe Audibert cuff.

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I really, really want these. OMG, If only they were $250 less!!!

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YESSTYLE

A.O.I
High-Waist Skinny Jeans with Detachable Suspenders

US$68.00

Size Information:
Original Size: Women – South Korea (Size Chart)
Product Measurements:
S(25-26) : Waist 74cm, Hips 78cm, Waist to Crotch 31cm, Thigh 38cm, Hem 25cm, Total Length 108cm
M(27-28) : Waist 78cm, Hips 82cm, Waist to Crotch 31.5cm, Thigh 42cm, Hem 27cm, Total Length 109cm
L(29-30) : Waist 82cm, Hips 86cm, Waist to Crotch 32cm, Thigh 46cm, Hem 29cm, Total Length 110cm

Another pair of skinny jeans

Zip-Front High-Waist Skinny Jeans

Some photos of celebrities wearing high-waisted pants.

Hehe, yup, there were some pictures of Sharon Davis and myself in that mix!!

Style note and body type:
On most body-types, high-waist pants actually fit better than low-rise jeans. Can you say ‘no more muffin-top’? The trick is to find pants that hit at your natural waist and hug your hips.
As with all types of clothing, you have to find the right cut for your body. Saying that high-waist pants are great for a set group of body-types is a huge generalization. It really depends on the pants and how comfortable you feel when you wear them.
That said, here’s my body-type generalization. Consider it a starting point for finding the right pair for you. High-waist pants are generally great for those with hourglass, apple and straight body types. They can be problematic for those who are a bit heavier on bottom since they accentuate that part of your body. However, there are always exceptions to the rule.
If you’re wearing high-waisted pants or shorts, don’t cover up the style! Wear a fitted top, tucked in if necessary. Ruffled tops look great with this style. If you must wear a layer, wear a sweater or short jacket.

Oxford Central

I just stumble upon these and I had to post them.

Langford wool high-heel oxfords
A feminine take on the classic wing tip oxford, these haute heels feature a sturdy 3 3/4″ stacked heel and a new exterior platform (for added comfort and a leg-lengthening lift). Crafted in fine Italian leather and tweed for a just-right textural touch, they’ll add a hint of vintage appeal to any outfit (what’s not to love?). Leather and wool herringbone (grey herringbone) or leather and wool houndstooth (heather charcoal) upper. Leather lining and sole. 3 3/4″ semi-gloss stacked heel with a 3/8″ exterior platform. Made in Italy.

Literary Love Heels

For those who appreciate a good book and an even better look, these penny loafer inspired heels are a great way to add a touch of higher education to even your smartest ensembles. With intricate stitching, weathered gold buckles, and a soft rubber sole for added comfort, class is in (in every respect). By Jeffrey Campbell.

Boooo! 🙁 Unfortunately these hotties are sold out, but if you have an account on Modcloth, you can ask to be notified when they restock. Love love love these!!

Oh! Shoes ‘Minerva’ Oxford Pump

Spectator styling accents a low-heeled oxford that mixes rich suede and smooth leather, both in the same shade. Patented contoured footbed is coupled with shock-absorbing technology for ultimate comfort.

Poetic Licence ‘Backlash’ Oxford Pump

Scalloped suede trim and a houndstooth-patterned topline lend charming detail to a leather oxford fashioned with lustrous satin laces.

Winter Coats

It’s that time of year when the Northern Hemisphere starts to chill and people bust out their scarves, dust off their winter coats and bundle up. I, like many people, have a winter coat that is functional and practical, but yet still have the desire to buy a new one for this season. My current winter coat is long, brown, has fun built-in glove thingys, and a faux-fur hood. It’s everything I could want in a coat except that it’s brown. “Why did you buy it then” you ask me (and I subsequently ask myself)? Because last year I had no winter coat, was in dire need of one, and all the black coats didn’t cut it in the “functional department”. So I now own a coat that I don’t like, but can’t get rid of due to how practical it is.

That being said, I do, however, find myself saying “well, a pea coat is a staple and will be in fashion for years to come, so therefore it’s ok if I buy one for myself.” So here are some of the pea coats I’ve been looking at as well as some others that have caught my eye AND are still available for purchase.

Pea Coats

Jacket and Diane from Modcloth ($92.99)

Caribbean Blue Coat from Modcloth ($74.99)

Juicy Couture “Goth Couture” Wool Flannel Pea Coat (eeek: $448.00) at Bloomingdales

 Juicy Couture "Goth Couture" Wool Flannel Pea Coat

Miss Sixty Women’s Double-breasted Wide Belted Wool Coat ($99.99) at Overstock

Betsey Johnson Women’s Short Wool Coat ($149.99) at Overstock

I think this coat is super cute, but the sleeves are too wide and it’s too short. Realistically I need something that covers my bum and will keep my arms warm. I can pictures a big gust of wind blowing by and going straight up my arms. Shiver me timbers!

Puffy Coats

Spiewak The Hawthorne Coat,Winter Coats & Jackets for Women ($142) on Amazon

Spiewak The Hawthorne Coat,Winter Coats & Jackets for Women

GUESS Quilted Faux Fur Trimmed Walking Coat ($98.00) at Nordstrom

So what are your winter coat wishes?