St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day has so many meanings and fun things to celebrate.  Maybe it’s the luck of the Irish, an excuse to drink Guinness or Irish Whisky (not that we need an excuse), listen to bagpipes (because there aren’t many occasions for that) or an opportunity to wear a fabulous green dress.  I think St. Patrick’s Day is another opportunity to have fun!  Last July we were in Dublin (where Mr. Guinness lived and did much more for their culture than just make a beer) and it was amazing.  A fun fact is that Mr. Guinness and his wife had 21 children.  This would explain why he started a brewery.  I love kids but 21? The people were genuinely nice, beautiful people who cared.  So for me, this St. Patrick’s day is about people experiencing luck while wearing green and drinking Guinness. Some people think it’s hard to find something great to wear on St. Patrick’s Day so here are my top picks on how to wear green while looking stylish.

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Tahari A-Line dress,  $128.00

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DVF Riviera Jersey and Chiffon Wrap Dress , $478.00

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Michael Michael Kors Sumatra Print Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $160.00

Comfortable heels

Comfortable Heels

Over the past 12 years of styling people, the issue I think I’ve dealt with the most with my clients is comfortable heels.  Most women think that they have to choose between looking cute or wearing comfortable shoes and sometimes they give up looking cute.  This is not the case.  You really can wear comfortable heels that are also gorgeous.  Given I’m only 5’4″ I don’t own a pair of flats.  I feel frumpy in them and don’t like the experience of everyone towering over me.  I am a profound lover of heels but even I have my limitations.  I’m on my feet all day every day between shopping and styling clients to chasing a 2 1/2 year old around, so for me, comfortable heels are a must!  Here are a few tips I swear by to keep you looking amazing while your feet are blissful.

Idea #1:  Wear a platform.  Platform’s give you more height and stability creating a nurturing environment for your feet.  I love this one with a more casual cork bottom.

Comfortable heels

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Idea #2:  Choose a chunky heel.   I love this tri-colored Via Spiga.  When you wear a thicker heel, you get more stability on your heels which will relieve a little pressure from the ball of your foot.

Idea #3:  Lower your heel height.  We all know a stiletto is gorgeous and sexy but over 3 inches and I can’t wear them longer than a couple of hours.  My advice is to give up your 4-5 inch skinny heels for a sensible 2-3 inch more comfortable heel.

Idea #4:  Look for a comfortable brand such as Aquatalia, Via Spiga, Cole Haan, etc. I adore this beauty from Aquatalia called the Kiki.  I love the heel height, sleek lines, chunky heel and comfort factor.

 

You really can look gorgeous in heels without the pain!

 

Best tote bag

Best Tote Bags


As women, we are always looking for the best tote bags.  One that will go with most everything you wear, have the pockets you need, the perfect length of strap and be multi functional.  As a business owner and mom I truly know the importance of having the best tote bag.  I need a bag that can hold my iPad, a bottle of water, makeup, etc. and then transition in my mommy bag to carry snacks, coloring book with crayons, and possibly extra clothes.  AND, functionality is only the beginning.  I also need it to look stylish! Here are a few of my favorites you can order online and a few we carry a the Style Studio.  To stay organized, my trick is to carry bags in bags.  Meaning, I have a makeup bag that I carry lipgloss, a pen, mints, Advil, a bandaid and more in.  I also have a bag with crayons so that we are never out without old fashioned entertainment.  (We all know that the iPhone or iPad is better entertainment but I like to keep it real as much as possible).
handbags

totes

Tory Burch Marion Quilted $635 toryburch.com
Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Medium Tote, $255, nordstrom.com
Vince, Cut-Out Medium Hobo $895.00, vince.com

Black and White large tote, $120, The Style Studio
Silver large tote, $120, The Style Studio

 

 

beachy waves

Beachy waves

Beachy waves is one of the biggest looks right now in hair.  And yet, there are many people who still haven’t mastered it, like me (until recently).   Over a year ago I cut my luxurously long hair into a shoulder length bob.  I love the cut and have felt liberated by the amount of time it takes me each morning to get ready leaving me more time with precious Stella.  With my long hair, I was masterful at curling it and always achieved the perfect beachy waves, however, since having short hair, I have struggled with the perfect way to create this look.  I’ve watched videos, tutorials, read magazines, etc. and tried it all including the products they recommend to no avail.  If you saw how many curling irons, flat irons, round brushes, blow driers and not to mention all of the hair product I have, you’d be amazed.  Finally, I got it and am loving my success.  The thing that no one tells you is that achieving this look in your hair has a lot to do with your hair.  I have really thick hair so if I followed the instructions of how to do this like they did on a woman with thin or fine hair, it wouldn’t work on me, the waves would always fall out.  The point to my story is that I will tell you what finally worked for me but ultimately, it’s practicing different ideas until you find what works for you.

beachy waves

 

The solution for my beachy waves:  I section my hair off really well with clips so each section that I curl is only about 3/4 of an inch.  I use a 1 1/4 inch barrel and alternate each curl leaving the ends out a little.  First curl back, next forward, etc. going all around the head, then letting more hair down and doing it again.  With my thick hair, I turn the iron up as hot as possible and leave it in the hair for 8-10 seconds to keep the hold.  At the end, I toss it around a little and viola I have beachy waves that last all day.

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Hot Tools 1.25” curing iron, $39.99, amazon.com

Valentine's Day lingerie

Valentine’s Day Lingerie

Nothing is quite as sexy as what’s underneath.  This Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to get some new sexy lingerie.  An amazing bra can have you walk taller and look 10 pounds thinner all at the same time.  I also really love sexy boxers for men.  Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day Lingerie.

 

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Saxx Platinum Boxer Brief Fly, $38.00
Marie Jo Jane Push Up Bra, $149.00, Sollingerie.com
Natori, ‘Feathers’ Contour Bra, $68.00

 

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Men’s Fall Fashion Trends 2014

Hey men, it’s about that time to switch up your duds because it’s going to get chilly outside.  In the meantime, you should look into your closet to see if you are fully prepared.  How long has it been since you purchased a new fall clothing item?  Can’t remember?  Then you need a little refresher. To spruce up your wardrobe this season check out a few of the latest Men’s fall fashion trends for 2014 that you need to pick up below or call us at 303.575.1606 to help outfit you for fall!

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1.  Dark green

Neiman Marcus, $425, neimanmarcus.com

2.  Black and white

Vince, $79, barneyswarehouse.com

3.  Quilted puffers

Burberry Brit, $595

4.  Slim slacks

Banana Republic, $100

 

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Fall Fashion Trends 2014

Fall is in the air!  Soon those green leaves on the tree outside your window will gently flutter to the ground into a pile of oranges, reds, and yellows.  The temperature will be grazing the 50’s and you’ll race to your closet and ask yourself “what am I going to wear??” Not to worry, The Style Studio by Keri Blair is here to save the day!

Trends come and go, but some seem to stay season after season like animal print.  Listed below are 5 of the hottest trends this season that we feel are worth investing in, or if you are lucky, you may already have them in your closet!

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1. Capes

Michael Kors, $295, michaelkors.com

2. Wrap Coats

Trink Turk, $545, nordstrom.com

3. Psychedelic Prints

Ted Baker, $475, tedbaker.com

4. Pastels

Tibi, $295, tibi.com

5.  60’s Inspired/A-line dresses

Milly, $445, millyny.com

 

 

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Our Must Have Spring Accessories

It’s time to store those heavy wool scarves and thick leather boots because spring is here!  Step into the sun and mild weather with some of the season’s latest accessories like our “must haves” below.  If your clothing doesn’t sing “here comes the sun,” adding one of these pieces to your outfit will surely do the trick.

spring accessories(clockwise)
1. Pastel bags
Ted Baker, $260, tedbaker-london.com
2. Sporty heels
 Cheap Monday, $155, shopbop.com
3. Statement necklaces
Bauble Bar, $46, baublebar.com
4. Bold sunglasses
Thierry Lasry Deeply, $395, shopbop.com
5. Mules
Fendi, $850, saksfifthavenue.com

 

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Spring 2014 Fashion Trends

Spring is almost here!  And what better way to celebrate than with some new clothes.  However, before you make a run for the stores we want to make sure you are prepared.  Some of our favorite new spring trends you should be on the look out for are: metallics, florals, black and white, contrast collar button downs, and pastels.

Spring 2014 Trends

Left to right: Skirt, J.Crew, $695; jcrew.com.  Dress, Nanette Lepore, $298; neimanmarcus.com.  Skirt, J.Mendel, $1,090; barneys.com.  Blouse, Diane von Furstenberg, $265; shopbop.com.  
Dress, Narcisco Rodriguez, $1,895; bergdorfgoodman.