Monthly Archives: July 2012

Outfit Idea: Neutrals + Metallic

Elevated Style | Ann Taylor Tan Shirt 1

Ann Taylor Blouse; Anne Klein Pencil Skirt; Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Leather Pumps; Banana Republic Factory Necklace; Kathy Van Zeeland Bag; H&M Earrings; Vintage Bracelets

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I’ve been wearing a lot of color lately, but sometimes it’s nice to play with neutrals (black, brown, gray, navy blue, tan, white, etc.). Oftentimes, I find that wearing all neutrals makes me feel more sophisticated. It’s a very understated but classy way to dress. I generally like to jazz up neutrals with some sparkle―above I chose a mix of gold and silver metallic.

There’s nothing tall about this outfit. I bought the regular-sized skirt from Marshalls and the regular-sized shirt from Ann Taylor. With skirts and tops, I rarely ever have to buy tall sizes. Maybe that’s why I wear so many pencil skirts! It’s dresses and pants that I always have trouble with.

Readers: Do you ever have trouble finding skirts and tops that fit?

Style Obsessions: July 2012

Elevated Style | Style Obsessions July

Anyone sense a nautical theme? That’s because this month, I’m obsessed with anything nautical, especially anchors! Here are some of my picks:

  1. J.Crew Anchors Aweigh Tee
  2. Dogeared Jewels It’s The Little Things Anchor Studs
  3. Nine West Handbags One Stop Shopper Large Toteir.gif
  4. J.Crew Postage Stamp Skirt in Mini Dizzy Anchors
  5. J.Crew Mona Anchor Printed Pumps

Readers: What do you think of the nautical trend?

Tip of the Week: Try Something Nu!

Nu Bra

Yes, we’re talking about the NuBra here! I bought this oneir.gif from Amazon for $30 and was very skeptical at first. I mean, how long could a sticky bra last? Would it actually provide any support?

Surprisingly, this sticky bra works wonders! It does look a bit awkward and it certainly feels a bit awkward at first, but one you get used to it, there’s no turning back to regular strapless bras.

And no, that’s not me in the photo!

I bought my first and only NuBra last August. I’ve worn it about 40 times and it still has a bit of wear left. I’m an a-cup, so I can’t speak for women with larger cup-sizes, but the NuBra provides plenty of support and coverage. This one in particular doesn’t have any extra padding, so if that’s what you’re looking for, I wouldn’t recommend it. It does, however, enable you to enhance your cleavage. All you have to do is stick the cups further apart and use the clasp to pull them together.

I guess my secret’s out! You can see some outfits where I’m wearing the NuBra here and here. Can’t tell, can you? It’s perfect for strapless and backless dresses/shirts.

I’ll definitely be purchasing another one. It’s totally comfortable and feels like you’re not wearing anything!

Readers: Have you joined the NuBra train yet?