Mad Men Retro

December 28, 2009

This holiday season, go mad. As in that great, retro-inspired wardrobe of the television drama Mad Men. The Fashionisto is capturing that 1960’s sophistication with a brown blazer and a dusty lavender silk tie.

To create a similar look, start out with this crisp, white button-down shirt. Then pair a lux blazer with classic black slacks when you’re out at a holiday party, or dress it down with a pair of great jeans for Christmas shopping with friends. As for neck wear, try this skinny tie or this elegant bow tie. And don’t forget these Buddy Holly glasses to really make a statement when building a gingerbread house and sipping hot chocolate with your little sister.

Hint: Keep the ensemble modern with a pop of color; try this cobalt blue rubber watch or these vivid red suspenders. Ladies, these also make great gifts for all the Fashionistos in your life.

Happy Holidays!

Style On,

Renee Trilivas

Go Nude

December 14, 2009

This Fashionista is rocking a casual nude jacket over a comfy cashmere cardigan. She’s paired this nude look with a vintage cameo necklace, a twisted chiffon headband, and darling tweed flats.

Her delicate cameo necklace belonged to this Fashionista’s great grandmother and is a family heirloom. So, go raid your grandmother’s jewelry box and see what you can dig up. Or try this framed cameo necklace and these drop earrings.

You can’t go wrong coupling nude hues with any shade. I love combining it with black—especially black lace items. Linking these two items will effortlessly emote a lingerie-inspired, Lady Gaga-esque effect. Nude looks can be uber feminine like this dainty dress by Rodarte for Target or this demure Audrey dress. Also check out this courtly black dress or this cutout lace blazer.

You can also go nude with your accessories. Try this ribbon chain purse or these geometric cutout booties. For this cold winter weather, throw on this camel trench, ribbed beanie, or fingerless leather gloves.

Style On,

Renee Trilivas