Friday, July 1, 2011

EAS's Closet

A reader emailed me the following regarding my style choices...

Thank you for your very sweet blog. My adorable college age daughter and I both enjoy your many fashionable insights.
Would you please share a bit of shopping information with us? We are just curious where you purchase a certain type of clothing. You might already know that you look very pretty in a strapless dress.......you seem to have a variety of solid colored strapless knit dresses or tops that are feminine and lady like......

There is nothing I love more then a strapless top or dress. You will rarely find me in a plain old sleeveless number. Over the years I have found many strapless dresses like this striped one from Vineyard Vines. I use to get a ton from J.Crew pre-Jenna Lyons. I am always on the hunt and never discriminate when it comes to stores. I can go into any type of store and find something to incorporate into my wardrobe.
 
My favorite shoes are hands down Gucci flats. I also love wearing wedges...my advice to a friend who never wore flats because she felt like she needed the extra height of a wedge was to "just own it" why should us shorter girls not get to enjoy the style and comfort of flats?

I am always cold so it doesn’t get much better then cashmere sweaters. However, I am a bit of a George Costanza when it comes to paying full price. So if you see me with a red dot on my cashmere sweater chances are I know it’s there!

After working in the handbag department at Neiman Marcus I am a total designer handbag snob with the exception of my canvas totes. For evening, I like to only carry the essentials in a small clutch.

I could never talk about my closet without mentioning Lilly Pulitzer. I love everything about Lilly clothing, the bright colors, the cheery prints and of course their strapless pieces.

I always wear headbands and France Luxe carries headbands for all occasions.

I must admit I use to find more at J.Crew before they started becoming fashion forward but their button downs shirts are still a staple in my wardrobe.

As far as fashion advice goes...
Know your body and what looks good on you, if you are ever on the fence about something don't buy it or return it. You should never try and convince yourself something looks good just because you want it to fit right. Just have fun, be true to yourself and don’t worry about anyone else…I guess that applies to life as well!

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend and don't forget today is the last day to enter the Samthers & Branson needlepoint belt giveaway!

14 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Great advice! I'm a bit of a handbag girl myself! :)

kristen {preppy beach mommy} said...

agree! true true about J.Crew so sad. Happy 4th of July!

PinkPolkadotAA said...

Thank you EAS for keeping us stylish and classy. Too many young women dress so inapproriate these days. You set a fabulous example. Have a great Holiday weekend!

The City Boy said...

what a classy closet :) excellent choice of shoes...i love gucci shoes as well.

you worked in handbags at Neimans?! would love to hear about that!

Lauren Geiger said...

LOVE all of these!!!

Pink Champagne said...

Love! You have such a gorgeous, classic style. Happy July 4th weekend! (PS - fingers crossed for you for Lilly Lover Days!) XO

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

Great tips!

Taylor Bartik said...

Love this post!! I adore your style. Crossing my fingers so tight for the s&b belt!!!

Turtles and Pearls said...

Great VV dress! I love your classic fashion choices.

♡ bAs said...

I love everything in this post! you have no idea!

Have a safe & happy 4th! (:

Angela Parmer Duke said...

Love these looks! I totally agree with the pre-Jenna Lyons comments. I've devoted at least 2 posts to my disdain for her.

Kim said...

Love your blog. I also worked at Neiman Marcus in Handbags at the Mazza Gallerie in DC when I was in school. Discovered Bottega Veneta and lots of other goodies.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

You have such good style! I totally agree about wearing flats despite being short and I follow the rule of if it's not quite right in the dressing room, don't buy it!

Nicole said...

I love this post - so classic and timeless advice! :)