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Chic Mom Style

Betty, met Mama Rushford! Or as bestie and I call our mom's by their first two initials of their first and last names {Betty Ball and Lori Rushford, BeBa} and LoRu. Last winter when I was in London my mother kept commenting upon and borrowing my necklaces, which were mostly from Forever 21. "We should take you there!" I said. "Oh I'm not young enough to shop there," she'd reply. "90% of it isn't for you. But if you go with me, we'll focus on the 10% of it that is and I'll prove you wrong". We did, and she found this great pearl necklace!

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Chic Mom Style

Betty, met Mama Rushford! Or as bestie and I call our mom’s by their first two initials of their first and last names {Betty Ball and Lori Rushford, BeBa} and LoRu.

Last winter when I was in London my mother kept commenting upon and borrowing my necklaces, which were mostly from Forever 21. “We should take you there!” I said. “Oh I’m not young enough to shop there,” she’d reply. “90% of it isn’t for you. But if you go with me, we’ll focus on the 10% of it that is and I’ll prove you wrong”. We did, and she found this great pearl necklace!

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What To Wear Tailgating

I have a confession to make: I think my legs look weird in flats. If you think I'm crazy, I can guarantee that you have your own silly little "I can't". Mine comes from having what I see as huge ballerina calves from dancing on pointe shoes from a very young age. But whatever your secret little insecurity is, I guarantee you my Two-Part Fashion Cocktail principle can help. {If you're new here, a Fashion Cocktail is all about striking the perfect balance of a vodka cranberry: sweet plus chic, sexy yet modest, depending on what you're styling that day.}

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What To Wear Tailgating

I have a confession to make: I think my legs look weird in flats.

If you think I’m crazy, I can guarantee that you have your own silly little “I can’t”. Mine comes from having what I see as huge ballerina calves from dancing on pointe shoes from a very young age. But whatever your secret little insecurity is, I guarantee you my Two-Part Fashion Cocktail principle can help. {If you’re new here, a Fashion Cocktail is all about striking the perfect balance of a vodka cranberry: sweet plus chic, sexy yet modest, depending on what you’re styling that day.}

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How To Wear A Romper

I'm writing you today's post from high above on a flight from JKF to LAX ... coincidentally & unintentionally wearing this very ensemble! A black romper is one of my favorite pieces. It's so versatile that it's gotten me through the very warm days of summer {pictured here} as well as a long & early day of travel. However, much like the maxi dress, it's a piece that isn't quite as easy to pull off as it looks. That is unless of course, you have your personal stylist here to break it down for you. {wink}

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How To Wear A Romper

I’m writing you today’s post from high above on a flight from JKF to LAX … coincidentally & unintentionally wearing this very ensemble!

A black romper is one of my favorite pieces. It’s so versatile that it’s gotten me through the very warm days of summer {pictured here} as well as a long & early day of travel. However, much like the maxi dress, it’s a piece that isn’t quite as easy to pull off as it looks. That is unless of course, you have your personal stylist here to break it down for you. {wink}

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How To Style A Maxi Dress

One of my favorite staples for summer is the maxi dress. They're feminine & can have you feeling chic without sweltering even in 100 degrees . However, they're not necessarily "easy". Meaning not every one looks great on every body. I hear from a lot of my clients that they feel they can't wear them & I think there's one main culprit: Jersey. The fabric, not the state. A lot of us {hand raised} don't have a perfectly flat stomach. And a lot of maxi dresses are one long sheath of clingy fabric that excentuates your every curve, including all the ones you'd like to direct attention away from.

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How To Style A Maxi Dress

One of my favorite staples for summer is the maxi dress. They’re feminine & can have you feeling chic without sweltering even in 100 degrees .

However, they’re not necessarily “easy”. Meaning not every one looks great on every body. I hear from a lot of my clients that they feel they can’t wear them & I think there’s one main culprit: Jersey. The fabric, not the state. A lot of us {hand raised} don’t have a perfectly flat stomach. And a lot of maxi dresses are one long sheath of clingy fabric that excentuates your every curve, including all the ones you’d like to direct attention away from.

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How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans

I try very hard not to say not nice things. So sometimes I let Suri Cruise say them for me. Like this + this example of how not to do a boyfriend jean. Inherent in the name boyfriend jean, is some masculinity. So the first step to balancing out this 2-Part Fashion Cocktail, is to add some feminine details. That's the key to not looking like you're walk-of-shaming-it in your beau's clothes, but rather being adorably relaxed while still charmingly cute.

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How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans

I try very hard not to say not nice things. So sometimes I let Suri Cruise say them for me. Like this + this example of how not to do a boyfriend jean.

Inherent in the name boyfriend jean, is some masculinity. So the first step to balancing out this 2-Part Fashion Cocktail, is to add some feminine details. That’s the key to not looking like you’re walk-of-shaming-it in your beau’s clothes, but rather being adorably relaxed while still charmingly cute.

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A Vintage Girl With Glasses

On display today is my #1 trick when it comes to vintage shopping: a big ol hem. It takes a bit of imagination, but many a dress or skirt in a thrift shop can be made more modern day & less dowdy by chopping a good few inches off the bottom at your local tailor. With a high neck & long sleeves, this uber conservative sheth got an update that's a little more feminine & flirty:

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A Vintage Girl With Glasses

On display today is my #1 trick when it comes to vintage shopping: a big ol hem. It takes a bit of imagination, but many a dress or skirt in a thrift shop can be made more modern day & less dowdy by chopping a good few inches off the bottom at your local tailor. With a high neck & long sleeves, this uber conservative sheth got an update that’s a little more feminine & flirty:

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