Outfit of the Day: Sophisticated Chic on the Streets of SF

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Today’s look features a button down top and pencil skirt from Mendocino.

Pencil skirts are great because they give you enough coverage to ensure you don’t show off your ass every time you sit down or stand up.  This pencil skirt however, is special because it has an added sexy touch…a slit in the front on the one side, making the skirt conservative on the right and all party on the left.

Love,

J. Molly

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Get the Looks from the “Suits” TV Show

If you’re a Suits fan, I’m sure you know what it’s like to wait eagerly for Wednesday nights when a new episode airs.  I have officially watched all of the current fifth season’s episodes about ten times each and now I can’t wait for the mid-season premiere this January!

Even if you’ve only watched one episode, I’m sure you can notice a trend in the outfits worn by the female characters.  Jessica and Donna wear fancy tight fighting midi dresses, while Rachel wears high-waisted tight pencil skirts with beautiful thick blouses that are often made of silk.

As an East Coast native, I’ve always aired on the side of being too dressy, rather than being too casual.  Growing up I always thought I’d choose a career based on which job would let me dress up chic and sophisticated.

I could definitely see Donna wearing these two dresses.

Courtesy of Shopbop

Courtesy of Shopbop, Originally: $1,740.00 and Now: $522.00

Diane von Furstenberg at Bergdorf Goodman ($468.00)

Diane von Furstenberg at Bergdorf Goodman ($468.00)

I think that Rachel could pair this top with the pencil skirt below it to make her look casual, yet chic and professional.

Shopbop ($640.00)

Shopbop ($640.00)

This cream and black skirt with a pop of electric blue adds just the right amount of pattern to create intrigue.  Pointed-toe black pumps will take this look to the next level!

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Rachel Zane could rock the hell out of this dress as well.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue

Only a total cool badass could pull off a dress with a slit this high.  So of course, this dress would be perfect for Donna!

ABS at Saks Fifth Avenue ($367.58)

ABS at Saks Fifth Avenue ($367.58)

This Fall let’s celebrate the beauty in fitted midi dresses and sexy, professional pencils skirts.  If you want to make your look more casual, opt for a jean pencil skirt.  Either way, if you’re looking for style inspiration, check out the “Suits” TV show for some great workplace style ideas!

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

Fashion that’ll Take your Breath Away

It’s been seven years since the last time I’ve been to LA.  I’ve been loving Northern Cali for the past 1.5 years, but there’s something so freaking awesome about SoCal.  So with that in mind, today’s post is about what takes your breath away.  I’ve been swept up by the ocean, the mountains, the piers, the summer weather, the palm trees, the architecture, and the mansions.

But in terms of fashion, the pink leather pencil skirt in the picture below instantly caught my attention and rocked my world.  Elle Woods, anyone?

Created on the StyleChat App

Created on the StyleChat App

And then I saw these:

Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

I know that people say there’s no such thing as being perfect, but Christian Louboutin proves that you can get pretty damn close.

Try wearing these bad boys with a black cocktail dress.  You’ll be untouchable.

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

How Being a Hoarder can Refresh your Style

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I don’t mean to get all anti-consumerism, but there’s a good chance your closet has all you need at this very minute to look sexy as hell and stop traffic.  Remember that pencil skirt you bought in high school hoping to look like a mature business woman?  I’m guessing after wearing it twice you threw it in the back of your closet when you realized climbing the stairs of your school was a bitch. Well, it’s time to uncover that gem, along with all the other washed up has-been pieces of clothing that were once something special in your mind.

Like a lean start-up business, fashion is iterative in nature. You purchase, you wear, you love, you get good or bad feedback.  You discard and search for more, and repeat that same cycle of going nowhere and somewhere slowly.

I once bought an ugly top because a few girls in the store started making fun of it.  While that top didn’t make it through the dryer very well, it gave me at least five minutes of bliss.  Well now it’s time to search the depths of your drawers and closet to find that garment or accessory that use to be the star of your closet.

Recently, I’ve uncovered a pink knitted belt, an old fake crystal ring, a short mini jean skirt, a royal blue short sleeve top that’s slouched at the neckline and tight around the stomach, and a white knitted shirt that drapes open in the front. Whether it’s a color that works well with your hair color or a silhouette that makes you look skinny, remember to appreciate the simple characteristics of a piece of clothing and value how it makes you look and feel.

I wore a short jean miniskirt this summer because I wanted to show skin and have that rustic, grunge, school girl look.  It showed off my legs and reminded me how annoying it is to be yanking down a short hemline every time I walked.

Next I graduated to my grey Hugo Boss skirt that I got about 8 or 9 years ago.  I wore it to a dinner and felt way overdressed, but in a good way.  Pair your favorite old skirt with something new.  This season is showing the deep green color everywhere.  Invest in a green top and pair it with the skirt. Or wear innocent white and use your finger to apply a touch of red lipstick to your lips.

If you’re going to work the red lipstick though, tie your hair back in a messy bun at the top of your head so that the red lipstick sticks out to people like a sucker punch to the gut. Throw on a pair of hoop earrings, leave your eyes bare, your cheeks lifelessly white, and throw on whichever shoes your most comfortable in.

And when you feel like a million dollars walking down the street, you can thank yourself for buying those deep dressers that kept your throwaways safe over the years.

Love,

J. Molly.