Styling the Nude Heel

Nude is a neutral color. Some people call it beige, tan or other variations depending on the designer, but nude is really meant to be flesh-colored. One way to add a neutral color to your outfit is with nude heels. Sometimes black, which is also a neutral color, is just too intense for what you’re wearing. Maybe white shoes just throw everything off with a particular outfit.

Nude heels also make your legs appear longer. That’s going back to that flesh color. It’s like an instant leg extension.

Consider nude heels when you want to lighten up an outfit or focus on the top part of your look, such as a trendy top or statement accessory.

Styling Nude Heels

What colors do nude heels complement? Nude heels tend to match well with pastels, monochromatic colors, color-blocking, a black dress/skirt or bright colors, such as the hot pink in Model Me Girl’s logo.

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Nude Heels for Every Skin Tone

Depending on your preferences, you can match nude heels with your skin tone. If in your budget, Christian Louboutin has The Nudes Collection with shades of nude to match skin tones from light to dark. Ultra light nudes for everyone is a thing of the past.

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What’s Your Style?

In addition to Christian Louboutin’s Nudes Collection, I featured other nude pumps below that may suit your style. Peep toe, strappy, slingback or the classic pump—there’s a nude heel just for you. Happy shoe shopping!

Style It! Floral Bomber Jacket & Denim Skirt

Let’s style a floral bomber jacket and denim skirt. First a little style history.

Fashion/Style History of the Bomber Jacket

The bomber jacket is also called a flight jacket. Birthed in the 1900s, the bomber jacket was initially designed for military pilots who needed something heavy-duty to wear in-flight. Bomber jackets provided much needed warmth during a time when cockpits were not enclosed. The temperature got pretty frigid in high altitudes. The jackets were traditionally lined with fur or wool, and featured high wrap-around collars.

Today, you can find bomber jackets of different materials, with or without lining. Many designers have crafted bomber jackets of lighter fabrics so we can enjoy them when it’s not as cold.  Although initially designed for a very important function, bomber jackets make a bold style statement. It has a sense of cool, edginess and don’t take yourself too seriously symbolism. The style and shape of the bomber jacket is very forgiving and looks great on many body types.

Style It!

This set includes the Wonder Anatomie ‘Revolt’ floral bomber jacket. The graphic print flowers add a feminine touch to a very edgy piece. The fabric is polyester, so it’s definitely not a heavy-duty jacket. I mirrored the white collar and cuffs of the jacket by adding a basic white back-message t-shirt by Mango. I didn’t want the set too dressy, so I opted for a distressed denim pencil skirt. Pencil skirts smooth out the thighs and are great for curvy or hourglass and pear figures. The pencil skirt hints at office style, but the denim tones it down.

I felt like this set needed a jolt of cobalt blue, which you can see a small amount of in the floral bomber jacket. Cobalt blue is a great color and flatters many skin tones. I searched and couldn’t resist the geometric-inspired blue ‘Moneymaker’ peep toe pumps by Nine West and cobalt blue suede clutch bag by Tom Ford. I like how the textures of the peep toe pumps and clutch work with the smooth-textured tee.

Accessories include:

LINDA FARROW For Dries Van Noten Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses

MAYA BRENNER Straight as an Arrow Necklace

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How to Wear Suede + Tulle in Candy Colors

How would you wear suede and tulle? Candy colors would be delightful, and Burberry makes it easy with their purple cropped suede  jacket with patent trim. We’ll stay with Burberry and fall in awe with the Prorsum collection tiered cobweb tulle skirt.

The nude leather pumps are by Gianvito Rossi. I wasn’t able to find the candy-colored Vivienne Westwood New Chancery 6605 Rucksack bag for sell anywhere online. Don’t fret. There are other variations of the Chancery available.

This Suede + Tulle in Candy Colors set is light and feminine. I mean, who doesn’t feel like a princess or ballerina in tulle? (Have I said this before?)

Many styles of tops will work well with the suede jacket and tulle skirt, but I opted for a batwing sleeved graphic tee of a darling deer.  I wanted to give it a little edginess, but keep it soft. I’d knot the tee in the front as a nod to street style chic and toss that Vivienne Westwood bag over my shoulder…and we are walking.

Suede + Tulle in Candy Colors

Beauty additions: makeup in candy colors

1. TOO FACED Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick — Melted Peony; a subdued hue for the lady who wants a hint of color without drawing too much attention to her lips.
2. TARTE Deluxe Cheek Stain — Energy
3. L’ORÉAL Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

Fall Fashion Find: Oversized Slouchy Sweaters

It’s a cool and windy day in the neighborhood, and I’m thinking of oversized slouchy sweaters, a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. Maybe it’s the model’s top bun or the large bright yellow clutch, but the black and white zebra print knit Roberta Sweater by Trina Turk looks quite chic with a midi-length accordion pleat skirt. What lovely fall fashion!

Perfect your Model Me Girl walk in the Laguna—a black peep toe slip-on leather shoe, also available in suede and different colors/patterns.

I’ve included additional oversized slouchy sweaters below for your shopping delight. Enjoy!

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Argan Oil for Health & Beauty

Argan oil is used in two mediums; cooking and cosmetics. It’s a wonderful oil for the face, skin and hair. It’s rich in vitamin E and contains carotene. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties, which works to prevent damage to the body’s cells and protect against diseases. Carotene is what gives carrots and sweet potatoes their orange color. Argan oil is extracted from the kernals of the argan tree found in Morocco. With claims to moisturize, soothe and nourish, it’s no wonder more and more cosmetics contain argan oil.

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Argan oil goodies in this beauty set:

JOSIE MARAN Argan Black Oil Mascara

MOROCCANOIL Body Souffle

JOSIE MARAN 100% Pure Argan Oil Light

ORGANIX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo

ORGANIX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner

AVON Advance Techniques 360 Nourish Moroccan Argan Oil Leave-In Treatment

JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS 100% Argan Oil

THE BODY SHOP Wild Argan Oil Solid Oil Lips  

THE BODY SHOP Wild Argan Oil Body Scrub

JOSIE MARAN Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil Duo

Good Evening: Black Dress & Indigo Glam

How about a good evening look? We’re on to the little black dress — one that is sophisticated, stylish and modest. This black dress by Alexander McQueen sports a v-neck and bubble skirt. The bubble skirt hits right at the knee and the v-neck doesn’t plunge too deep.

Add some indigo glam with a beaded satin indigo clutch by Rafe. Extend your indigo glam with a pavé white zircon and ice blue sapphire cuff designed by Matthew Campbell for M.c.I. Design. Now I love a great heel. I tend to go back to Alexander McQueen, as he is one of my favorite designers. The black suede t-strap metal sandal goes well with the indigo beaded clutch and cuff.

Put it all together and you’re off to a good evening — poised and polished.

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Classic Spin: Camel and Grommets

I received the White House Black Market catalog and I’m giddy over their WorkKit collection. Camel with grommets anyone?  Do say yes.

If you received the catalog, you’d likely agree it’s superbly done. The layout is fresh, clean and sophisticated. While there are other nice pieces in the WorkKit collection, I’m a fan of grommets. I also love a nice coat, so it’s no surprise the camel grommet coat caught my eye.

The flannel grommet pencil skirt goes well with the leopard print crewneck cardigan. The grommets aren’t overdone, even with the caramel leather peep toe grommet heel with its nice zipper detail on the back. Although it doesn’t have grommet detailing, I selected the coin pearl jet convertible double strand necklace to complement the grommet-laced pieces.

How about the Camel + Grommets WorkKit?!

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Sometimes You Just Have to #Celfie

Midi-length skirts never go out of style. You can dress them up or tone them down, like in this Sometimes You Just Have to #Celfie set. The midi-length scuba skater skirt becomes a little casual-chic with an over-sized #celfie tee. Polish up the outfit with a colorblock crossbody bag by Fossil, black heels and a fabulous square leather strap watch by Tory Burch.

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Poised & Polished: Workwear Sweater Dress

A lovely sweater dress is a nice addition to the classy lady’s fall/winter wardrobe. While some sweater dresses can be too clingy, there are many options available for the poised and polished woman who needs workwear that is appropriate and professional. This teal/gray cowl-neck sweater dress by Alfani is modest and perfect for work, an evening out or stroll through the museum. It’s an appropriate length and drapes over the figure without drawing too much attention to your feminine features, and avoiding the baggy and boxy look. I added some lovely jewelry, also by Alfani, and tall dress boots.

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