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Style Inspiration

Can You Define Your Style?

Do you know your style type? It is amazing how many of us don’t. And by us, I’m including myself! My old boss used to say that if you took the Visual Therapy Style Type quiz, and were all over the map with your style type, you either were a fashion stylist or you needed one. Dressing for different occasions and clients is an opportunity for expression and experimentation. For instance, on Monday I wore a dress in a very Bohemian print to see a very Bohemian client. However, the dress was silk, not cotton, making it appropriate. Tomorrow I …

Fashion Accessories

Thom Browne’s Menagerie

Pardon me ma’am, but is that a purse or a pet you’re carrying? Thom Browne‘s Americana crossed with whimsical style began with those skinny, cropped mens suits. Now he brings us an expanded women’s accessory line featuring fish, ducks and dachshunds. I think the Small Whale Bag in Pebbled Calf would make a great everyday black purse, myself. Thom’s inspiration was his father’s doctor bag. And so his male customers don’t feel left out, he made them a turtle backpack that is seriously office-appropriate. No, seriously. Happy Shopping! P.S. The prices are not for the faint of heart and the designs are not …

Seasonal Trends

Swimsuit Trends 2016 Part I: Go Boho

I know, we all love to hate bathing suit shopping. Our multi-part series on 2016’s swimsuit trends will allow you to enjoy shopping the trends without actually having to take off your clothes in a fluorescent-lit fitting room. How much do you love us now? This week, trends for the bohemian sun bather! Happy Shopping! . . Ruffles are always popular, but this season saw the emergence of off-the-shoulder styles. We talked about it in our cold shoulder blog, our wedding trends blog, and here it is again! Presenting our favorite ruffled bathing suits (and one jumpsuit) in off-the-shoulder styles and …

Fashion Accessories

Fall Handbag Trends: The Reality

Welcome to Part II of  Real Life Style’s Fantasy/Reality Series for Fall 2013 Handbags. Last week we brought you the Fantasy, Fall 2013’s handbag trends at designer price points. This week, check out the Reality part of the series, the trends at more down-to-earth prices. Don’t forget to click through to find out where you can buy these affordable beauties. Once you get to the Pinterest page, click on the image again to reach the handbag’s website. If you haven’t already started a Pinterest board for your Fall 2013 favorites, now might be the time! Pastels Rebecca  Minkoff Quilted Mini …

Fashion Accessories

Fall Handbag Trends: The Fantasy

I’m always amazed that some of my most popular blogs are on handbags. The Fantasy/Reality series from Spring 2013 was especially popular. So…I’ve decided to make the series a seasonal feature here at Real Life Style. This week, see Fall 2013’s handbag trends as dictated by high end designers. As always, every blog is fully “shoppable”. And if these bags are a little out of your budget, stay tuned for next week’s installment!     Pastels VBH Vault Vitello Leather Satchel, $2,700 Balenciaga Arena Giant 12 Gold City, $1,895 Punky Black Leather Diane von Furstenberg Mini 440 Faceted Studs Shoulder …