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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Black & White for Spring!

I've always loved the look of wearing black and white! Wearing the combination of these two colors for spring and summer is can worn with ease and versatility for work or casual. This month's contest is about what you like pair with your white pants or skirts (don't forget to comment on my FaceBook page - you can win a great J McClaughlin's gift certificate!). I love pairing black with white, and like adding texture or pattern to the tops, jackets, or accessories. Because white is typically worn year round, it is important to remember to balance the weights of the fabrics. Summer linen pants work best with cottons, light weight knits, or silk blends versus heavy woven cables, suedes, or leather. Have fun by mixing textures and patterns, especially if you like the look of only wearing black and white together!
Black & White for Spring!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Want to Win a Gift Certificate?

This month's contest winner will receive a $75 gift certificate to J. McLaughlin, a mom and pop chain with locations all over the United States and a new one at North Hills in Raleigh. The
company is based right over the bridge of Brooklyn, NY, in a neighborhood filled with artisans, craftsmen, and film companies, all with warehouse style spaces. The energy from the various businesses seems to be the perfect home for J. McLaughlin's creative company!

Inspiration for brightly colored uniquely patterned garments often come from an antique map, old books, or photos. The company prides themselves on combining both technology and old-school craftsmanship in all their garments.

Walking into the store is always a pleasure for me. So much visual stimulation of brightly colored accessories and clothing. Can't help but be happy, but then again it could also be the wonderful sales team that greets me!
Check out their great spring fashions and tell Erin I sent you. Now is the perfect time to shop, too, since they are getting new stuff in all the time.

You still have time to participate in March's contest, and it couldn't be easier! Tell us if you wear white pants or skirts, and your favorite piece of clothing or accessory you like to pair with them.

If you don't wear white, tell us why. Is it the Memorial Day/Labor Day tradition? Maybe you just don't feel comfortable in white for some reason? Let us know by posting on our Facebook page -we'd love to hear from you!

From my closet to yours-


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Suzanne's Six Pix - White Pants and Neons

My favorite looks for white pants this spring are to pair with neon items. I had a hard time choosing, as there are so many options. Neons this week, black and white and nautical to come! Neon color pinks, limes, fuchsias, and blues are wonderful choices to wear with white pants or jeans. The more color, the merrier! Mixing neon tones and patterns with a white jean is easy. Just remember the simple rule of thumb: when selecting a big pattern whether it is chevron, floral, stripes, or color blocking, remember to layer with a smaller opposing pattern or simply a solid that may not necessarily be in the neon top you are wearing! All neon colors work back with one another beautifully. Have fun and remember there is no matchy-matchy needed with neons and a white jean.

Send me your favorite look, and don't forget to enter the March contest about white pants, and what you wear with them! Feel free to enter at www.facebook.com/wardrobeconsulting - the gift certificate is for $75 at J McLaughlin's.Suzanne's Six Pix - White Pants and Neons

Friday, March 2, 2012

Six Pix

Spring is right around the corner and there are so many great fashion picks for early shopping. Each week I will offer 6 of my favorite picks for under $100 for each item. Better yet, this week everything I selected was under $50, with the exception of the navy trench.

If you don't already own a versatile trench, this would be a good addition to your lifestyle dressing wardrobe as we roll into March and April showers. I especially enjoy wrapping a scarf around my neck with jackets to add that "pop" of color and warmth while dodging raindrops from store to store.

This is also the perfect time to think about purchasing a colored jean and versatile lace up oxford. A neutral lace up shoe looks adorable with pants, capris or loose flowing dresses.

Select a handbag that speaks to your personality. If you wonder what speaks to your personality, start with a bag that fits your everyday needs and then move to deciding on a color. This is a wonderful opportunity to step out of your comfort zone without investing heavily on an accessory for spring

From my spring closet to yours-

Let me know what Six Pix's you'd like to see next week!Six Pix

J Crew v neck shirt
$20 - jcrew.com

Mango trench coat
£35 - mango.com

Monki highwaisted pants
€20 - monki.com

Flat shoes
$48 - lebunnybleu.com

Dorothy Perkins floral print handbag
$44 - dorothyperkins.com

Mango polka dot scarve
£18 - mango.com

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