July 25th, 2014Celebrity Dresses
My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet is that they all realize their worth and ask for it. -Taylor Swift
Her in Op-Ed article for the Wall Street Journal, Taylor Swift noted the changes she’s experienced in business, and predicted future trends. While her focus was on the music industry, it can apply to all of us, in all of our passions. Whether we love fashion, genetics, animals, helping people, writing code or cracking algorithms, our generation will need to rethink things, stay on our toes and be aware that our personal brand is our biggest asset. We should value the relationships we build and make sure we are valued.
How do you dress for that? I suppose just like your resume and your reputation, bit by bit.
Here’s 6 Dresses to build your personal brand
Begin each day with a dress you love and the self confidence will shine through. This sleeveless floral print dress has front and back scoop neck for a fresh and breezy air. The exposed zipper gives it a fashion forward kick. And the budget friendly price shows you’re responsible with cash.
Bare shoulders and white textured sheer fabric give this belted summer dress a cosmopolitan twist. The back keyhole closure and gathered neckline show you’re ready to adapt new trends. Style the dress for fun or serious pursuits and look great either way.
Want a bit of sparkle in your personal brand? I love the sequin embellishments in this off the shoulder dress. The look is carefree but the spaghetti straps keep things under control. Joyous and beautiful, you’ll shine at any party or dance in this cute summer dress.
For a focused and elegant look, I’d recommend a lace trimmed dress. Here’s a classic sheath dress in white or pastel colors that definitely rethinks our impressions of lace. Here’s an example of that innovative twist on the traditional that we bring to the future.
Then there are the special occasions. Gala events are your chance to sparkle. What best describes your strong points?Choose three words and express them when you choose your dress for grand nights. When Taylor hits the red carpet, her dress choices often vary, but they all say opulence, down to earth, elegant as she sweeps down the red carpet.
Looking for powerful, confident and daring? Wear this gorgeous La Femme full length gown for a dramatic entry to the red carpet occasions in your future.
Does dramatic not express your style? Feminine, edgy and sincere will bubble like champagne when your walk into special occasions in this Mori Lee formal dress.
Every day, our choices determine our lives. Some of these choices, like a dress, may be little ones. Others create more lasting effects. As these choices combine, we create our identity and build our self worth. Where will we go?
As Taylor stated in her editorial:
The only real risk is being too afraid to take a risk at all.
Here’s to embracing the unknown!Tags: As you wish, lace dress, LaFemme, Mori Lee, open back formal dresses, print dress, Taylor Swift
I like soccer, or football as most of the world calls the sport. Not so much that I’ve watched every game, but since the Round of 16 began, it’s been a priority along with my favorite summer deeds. On Sunday, July 14, 2014, the final match between Argentina and Germany is going to be fantastic.
Watching the game with friends on a summer Sunday afternoon will be a blast. This I know. My trouble is
Which dress to wear to watch the World Cup Final?
Help me choose, would you?
This yellow chevron print romper is a fun choice for match day. I can channel my inner referee with this gold print dress. The belt is cute and the neck gathers are adjustable and tie in the back, creating a keyhole. Top it off, this romper costs under $50.
German fans tend to wear two colors from their flag and pull the third in with wacky fan gear. If I decide to root for Germany, what about this black, red and white striped dress? It’s a casual knit dress with a square neckline echoed back and front. I could easily wear it to a Sunday match get together or to an internship gig. Of course, the gold would have to come with the zany accessory, but I could swing that.
Argentina fans are often photographed wearing blue and white tank tops or fan jerseys. If I root for Argentina, you won’t see me wearing that. But I could play on the blue with this chevron print dress. Chevrons are traditionally associated with heraldry, so I could be ever so subtle in my sky blue cap sleeve dress.
I haven’t decided my favorite team… I just want an exciting match well played. Maybe a white sundress is the best bet. White signifies peace, the dove… I’d be establishing my neutrality! This cute cap sleeve dress has an open back and sheer panels covering the side cut outs. Very on trend, I think I’d wear this dress a lot this summer.
Do you see my dilemma? Do you have a favorite? Can’t wait for the big match on Sunday!Tags: chevron dress, dresses under 50, summer dresses, World Cup
On this road this summer? Don’t forget the dress.They are comfortable, look polished and definitely keep you cooler than shorts or pedal pushers when the temperatures soar. Whether I’m sitting in a car, hiking up the Pacific Crest Trail or waiting in line for a flight, just give me a dress and I’m headed out the door. So here’s my list of
Dresses for 6 popular summer vacations
Whether its in the Caribbean, Baltic, Alaska, Asia or Mediterranean (lucky you!), a black scoop back maxi dress is an excellent evening choice. This lbd features spaghetti straps and long ruffles that swish across the room and on the dance floor. A black dress is the perfect background to show off accessories found during your onshore explorations!
The capital city is full of wonderful parks and museums, but count on humid warm weather in the summer months. Choose this sleeveless coral dress to keep you cool outdoors and then add layers for air conditioned buildings. I love the energy in this bright coral dress. Please don’t let the red trend disappear any time soon!
For some of you, black is indispensable no matter what the season, so here’s an alternative city dress. The black and white print cap sleeve dress has a cute flared skirt. The V back features a cross band, so no worries about special lingerie. You’ll enjoy the cross breeze on your back as you walk from the National Gallery to the White House.
To be honest, this print dress wouldn’t be out of place in any summer vacation. But the earthy ivory, tan, red and blue print blends perfectly while camping. Slip it on over a swim suit, lounge in the afternoon, add a jean jacket fireside. I’d be tempted to wear it every day.
Priced under $50, I suppose you could buy more than one print dress for your vacation…
Nothing says nautical like navy and white stripes. Slip on this scoop back sundress to show off your tan, letting the long ruffle swish as you walk. This summer dress costs under $30, so you can easily stay in budget and score a classic beach dress.
It’s a true North American vacation: pack up and head out. Nothing could be easier to wear when you want to head out and explore than this long print blouson dress.Tags: dresses for cruise vacations, print dress, summer dresses, sundress
Load up the music, fill up the cooler and toss in your bag. Add this maxi dress and discover the back roads throughout the country.
July 1st, 2014Dresses
As Canadians celebrate outdoors with family and friends, keeping an eye on NHL free agent announcements, I consider which summer dresses would be my picks for Canada Day celebrations. Drum roll, please…
6 Fabulous Dresses to Celebrate Canada Day
Lounging lakeside this Canada Day? Then I suggest this strapless print dress to slip on over your swim suit when it’s lunch time. The chevron print dress features a pop of aqua in the coral and white for a cool kick. Easy to style for weekend and even for work, this chiffon dress costs well under the $50 price point.
Give peace a chance with this cute sundress. The back cut out is not only breezy but makes a statement as well. With its white scoop neck top and full print skirt, it’s a perfect summer holiday dress for cottage life or city celebrations. Don’t forget the sunscreen, however, or expect a peace tan on your back!
Will your Canada Day require more formal style? I love the fresh tulle print skirt on this white scoop neck dress. The narrow black belt gives an extra pop to this white dress. A deep V back is a cool option on a warm summer day, but it also catches the latest mix of classic with current in semi formal dresses.
With the gorgeous embroidery at the hem, this coral and white strapless dress has a lace like appearance. Available in petite junior sizes, catch this summer dress on sale now for less than $50!
I would most certainly be amiss to not include a red dress in my Canada Day collection. Here’s a fun, versatile dress for under $50. This cap sleeve dress features a darling belt and pockets (a girl’s best friend, imho). Red may be patriotic on July 1, but it’s a pop of fun color for all three seasons.
A big friendly wave and salute as Canada blows the 147 candles on its birthday cake this year. Many there be many happy returns of the day.Tags: budget dresses, Canada Day, casual dress, dresses under 50, short red dress, summer dresses