Monthly Archives: March 2012

Style Obsessions: March 2012

Elevated Style | Style Obsessions MarchIt’s still Winter, but I can’t stop thinking about warmer weather. Here are some items I’m excited about for Spring:

  1. J.Crew Sydney Patent Sandals
  2. J.Crew Two-Tone Straw Hat
  3. BaubleBar Lemon Elliptic Bib
  4. J.Crew Perfect-Fit Long-Sleeve Tee
  5. BaubleBar Glam Spree Drop Earrings
  6. Banana Republic Laurel Color Block Pumps

Readers: Can’t you tell I’m ready for spring?!

Tip of the Week: Stop Buying on Impulse

I’ll admit it…I impulse buy all of the time. I see a good deal and I just can’t help myself. This has lead me down a path of regret and wasted money over the years.

Lately, I’ve been keeping track (in Microsoft Excel) of everything I need to build out my wardrobe. So now, when I’m at the mall or surfing the web, I only purchase items that I’ve carefully considered and researched. It’s done wonders on my wallet and it really has helped me to say no.

Next time you get the urge to buy on impulse, think to yourself how every $5 impulse would be better put towards a polished wardrobe. If you don’t love it or need it, put it back!

Readers: Do you buy on impulse?

Tall Trick: Does this Bag Make My Butt Look Big?

Elevated Style | Longchamp Planetes Tonal Tote 1

H&M Dress; Forever 21 Scarf; Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Leather Pumps; H&M Bracelets; Longchamp ‘Planetes Tonal’ Tote; Coach Handbag

Elevated Style | Longchamp Planetes Tonal Tote 2

Did you know that the right bag can actually make you look smaller? For us tall women, scale is the key to finding the right bag…and the right bag for us is a large one. Large bags can make us look smaller because they:

  • Help camouflage any extra flab around the waist, hips and even thighs.
  • Provide a kind of optical illusion. Larger bags occupy a greater area of the overall outfit, which can make you appear smaller.
  • Distract from problem areas. If you choose a larger than usual handbag, it draws attention to the purse instead of the hips.

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See above how I appear to be slimmer with the larger bag. Crazy, right?!

Readers: Have you tried carrying larger bags?