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CBS Local/Minnesota – Best of Shopping Lists

March 21, 2011

I am so excited to be blogging for CBS Local!  And this has been an excellent excuse to get out and do what I do best – shop.

From local boutiques and shops to national chains, I am putting these lists together based on my personal experiences.  Whether it’s shopping undercover like a regular customer or talking to business owners, the Best Of lists are thanks to my car, my feet and Google Maps.

Here are the most recent Best of lists I put together:

    And here are a few from the past:

    Have a list suggestion or a store recommendation?  Do tell!

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    Winter Recap Part 1: Favorites

    March 7, 2011

    Winter Recap Overview

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    Spring is coming…I can feel it!  Or maybe it’s because I am counting down the days to Daylight Savings Time.

    But before we say “goodbye” for a few months, here are a few favorites from this past winter.  The only thing missing from the outfits above are my suede boots, which you’ll see in a second!

    Suede Skirt

    Winter Recap: Suede Skirt Outfits

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    One of my many favorites is my black suede skirt, which I came across completely by surprise.

    I had extra time and saw a consignment shop someone mentioned had amazing finds. In all honesty, I am not a huge consignment shopper but there are phenomenal finds out there!

    Let’s take a look at each outfit:

    1. Love this for an every day outfit.  It’s simple, classic and slimming.  And, notice my *favorite* boots that actually fit my curvy calves!
    2. On a day when it’s important to stand out, a red velvety jacket paired with a printed shell is a fantastic way to get noticed.  I also like this outfit as one that can transition from work to happy hour with co-workers.
    3. It’s always nice to have something that can transition to a fun affair after hours.  The high-contrast ruffle shirt paired with a red jacket does just that.
    4. I love horizontal stripe that works with my proportions and style.  This one helps with a casual look when paired with a dressier sweater.
    5. An all-purpose denim jacket pairs great with suede and tones down a bold pattern on a shell.

    Tweed Pants

    Winter Recap: Tweed Pants Outfits

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    These tweed pants are from Talbots, one of my favorite stores.  They are lined, have a great drape and fit and they are an excellent quality.  On top of it, they go with everything in my closet!

    1. A simple shell and cardigan plus a bootie or heeled shoe make for a classic can’t-go-wrong look.
    2. Pairing the feminine ruffled shirt with a masculine denim jacket offsets the frill factor while being work and happy hour appropriate.
    3. The ruffled shirt and red jacket transition easily from the suede skirt to tweed pants.
    4. I have always loved the idea of teal and red and was thrilled to find the shell had a hint of teal.  Pairing the shell with the teal cardigan gives the tradition of plaid a twist of today.
    5. Tone down the bold printed shell and dress it up with a plush corduroy jacket in teal for a look that still pops.

    With versatile and harmonious pieces, there are truly endless options.  But before I end this post, a couple of additional comments about winter:

    • To keep warm, I wear camisoles under everything.  A thin cotton camisole that fits close to the body is warmer than a satiny or silky one but regardless, the extra layer is essential in Minnesota.
    • Another trick I use to stay warm is wool socks.  I wear them inside my boots and with my winter heels.  A finer wool knit – which was incredibly difficult to find this year – will still look professional with long pants.

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    Hello, Fabuliss…What is Kelle Wearing?

    December 20, 2010

    Client Kelle was due for a new interview suit.  She knew a skirt suit was in order – the dressiest kind of suit – and wanted to ensure it was not a boring suit.  As she tells us, we found a beautiful suit at Ann Taylor, one of my favorite stores for petite women.

    Her body shape is a slight triangle so a wider lapel that broadens her shoulder was a great fit.

    We mimicked her eye color by choosing charcoal grey and brought in the gold tones from her hair with the mixed-metals necklace.

    Additionally, the pattern on her shell, combined with the textures of her necklace make a nice match with her curly hair.

    A sheer off-black hose provides visual unity without being too stark and a black croc-patterned shoe adds provides interest and a little-but-not-too-much personality.

    We are excited for Kelle and know that she’ll get positive attention whether she’s in an interview or the boardroom.

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