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Grown-up chic.

Grown-up chic.

 

This is what I call preppy, hip and sexy!

What kind of jacket should you wear with a snap front mini skirt?

I recommend a short quilted zip front jacket option. All you need now: a fun crop top and hot wedge platform sandals.

On the bottom, wide skirts complement a short, boxy jackets: this front snaps skirt gets an update with an adorable scalloped hem.

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Adding texture- in Burberry Brit fall jacket- lifts the look into multiple-compliment territory. To look dapper keep the jewelry accessories minimal. Squared-off flat handbag or clutch should telegraph smart elegance. Low heel mules would be another great option but with a skirt, stick to higher wedge platforms.

For Jamie's make up: Definitely less is more! And our precious model gets away with using very little. Because of her luminous skin, we stick with earthy tones: gold, brown, caramel, bronze.

With each shoot, she just gets prettier.

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Don't you agree that these Loewe sunglasses make this look noticeably more interesting? Black and blue make wonderful wardrobe builders; they're easy to mix and match, and they're especially stylish when you stir in a little rusty gold details or a touch of darker metallic blue like the Whistles clutch.

Splurge only on standouts since you'll be using them all season long.

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Jamie wears: Sunglasses: Loewe, Top: Michelle by Comune Bishop (sold out) , Necklace: Alex and Ani, Jacket: Burberry Brit (sold out), Skirt: Aqua (sold out) Wedges: Gucci (sold out) Clutch: Whistles

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

MODEL: JAMIE KLEIN
FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

MAKEUP: DANUTA BYRA

Knock-down, to die-for perfection.

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Dreamy Necklaces

Mother's Day is almost here! Here are our picks for Spring's must-have necklaces. These beauties will be a nice additions to your Spring celebrations and of course perfect gifts to our lovely mothers!

For sexy moms conscious of their feminity, a flower of red-hot beauty elegances this necklace from Mahavir in India. This flowery pendant speckled with garnet stones that radiate like bright residues, forms a splendid contrast when styled with black turtle neck and blue jeans. 

Sweater:  Alexander McQueen , Jeans: Rag&Bone, Boots: Frye, Clutch: Jimmy Choo, Necklace:  Novica , ( love this one from  Emerald Park Jewelry  as an alternative and if you are not a big fan of pendant necklaces), Sunglasses: Wildfox

Sweater: Alexander McQueen, Jeans: Rag&Bone, Boots: Frye, Clutch: Jimmy Choo, Necklace: Novica, ( love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry as an alternative and if you are not a big fan of pendant necklaces), Sunglasses: Wildfox

For young, perhaps still a bit naïve and girlish moms. Provoking with their innocence, they are beautiful and fascinating, consciously expressing their personality. This M. Haskell for Inc is perfect, it syndicates gorgeous oranges with stunning pink and looks fabulous with gold-tone mixed metallic dresses or tops.

Dress: Marques' Almeida, Coat:  Drome , Shoes: Yoins, Bag: Burberry, Necklace:  M. Haskell for Inc  (or if you are not into tassel necklaces, here is another great option from  Emerald Park Jewelry )

Dress: Marques' Almeida, Coat: Drome, Shoes: Yoins, Bag: Burberry, Necklace: M. Haskell for Inc (or if you are not into tassel necklaces, here is another great option from Emerald Park Jewelry)

For inspiring and creative moms who like to make bold statements with eye-catching accessories.

Dress: Haute Hippie, Pumps: Dolce&Gabbana, Clutch:  Alexander McQueen , Necklace:  Liz Clairbone  (or this Assorted Fashionista Necklace from  Emerald Park Jewelry ), Sunglasses: Gentle Monster.

Dress: Haute Hippie, Pumps: Dolce&Gabbana, Clutch: Alexander McQueen, Necklace: Liz Clairbone (or this Assorted Fashionista Necklace from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Gentle Monster.

Perhaps she is a bohemian mom who likes to mix her styles and likes dynamic jewelry. Display a lustrous iridescence and metallic rainbow luster, flashing all the colors of the rainbow with your flowery top and skinny jeans.

Top: Dorothy Perkins, Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, Boots: Dolce & Gabbana, Backpack:  Hershel Supply & Co . Necklace:  Eclectic Eccentricity  ( or if you like to pair your bohemian pieces with yellow gold jewelry, this is a perfect piece from  Emerald Park Jewelr y), Sunglasses: Victoria Victoria Beckham.

Top: Dorothy Perkins, Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, Boots: Dolce & Gabbana, Backpack: Hershel Supply & Co. Necklace: Eclectic Eccentricity ( or if you like to pair your bohemian pieces with yellow gold jewelry, this is a perfect piece from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Victoria Victoria Beckham.

If your mom prefers paisley, flowery prints and lightness in her outfits, this colorful Shh by Sadie Rocked Up crystal quarts necklace shouts freedom, boho and luxe of effortless beauty.

Top: Etro, Trousers: Etro, Heels: Guess, Bag: Yoins, Necklace:  Shh by Sadie Rocked Up  ( or if she prefers a more delicate pendant necklace to go with her prints, this is a great option from  Emerald Park Jewelry ), Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

Top: Etro, Trousers: Etro, Heels: Guess, Bag: Yoins, Necklace: Shh by Sadie Rocked Up ( or if she prefers a more delicate pendant necklace to go with her prints, this is a great option from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

For moms with timeless, classic sense of style but who are also not afraid of sharp, deep colors and simple forms, we picked this precious stone pendant.  One pear-cut iridescent green emerald gemstone would make the perfect mother’s day gift.

Top: Roksanda Fuji, Skirt: Parlor, Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti, Clutch: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Necklace:  Allurez  ( love this one too from  Emerald Park Jewerlry ), Sunglasses:  Calvin Klein , Turban Hat: Choies.

Top: Roksanda Fuji, Skirt: Parlor, Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti, Clutch: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Necklace: Allurez ( love this one too from Emerald Park Jewerlry), Sunglasses: Calvin Klein, Turban Hat: Choies.

 

Short Story For Every Woman!

A chic jean jacket is the mini's perfect partner.

End of Summer's higher-than-ever hemlines are the new fashion favorites for the girl who's on the go. When going super short, replace the mile-high stiletto with chic flats- there are plenty to choose from this season.

This is also a perfect season to start your private collection of bracelets, bangles and cuffs.

Your everyday bag-downsized to a perfectly portable purse or clutch-in wear-with-everything neutral.

For the next few weeks you can still pair your gladiator natural leather sandals with skinny pants or a casual mini skirt like the one Jamie is wearing on the photos.

On the weekends, keep it simple and sporty with basic tees, knits and denim jackets. With a sexy mini at night, a looser top will keep the proportions right.

It's a very body-conscious look, yet the mini skirt can be very flattering. Making it work depends on color- prints can be a really great choice- and other elements of your outfit.

Jamie is wearing: Jacket: H&M, sold out (love this one too) Sandals: American Eagle (love these ones too), Clutch: Calvin Klein, Tank: Apartment 9 (love this one too), Skirt: Casey Tribal Print, Sunglasses: Steve Madden, Bracelet: handmade, Earrings: Kenneth Jay

Photographed by John Rounds

Model: Jamie Klein

Make Up by Danika Clevenstine

Styled by Danuta Byra

 

 

THE MINI

The skirt of the season has reached new heights- and whether it's scandalously skintight, flouncy and flirty, or slim and sophisticated, there's a suitable style for everyone.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 20S

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

Keep the concept of mini relative: In your 20s, a traffic-stopping suede mini, graphic tank top and easy silhouette Italian wool coat are perfect for brave fashion followers. Bold but totally acceptable. Just remember you must feel comfortable with the length. If you feel as if you're baring too much, then most likely you are.

LIKE THIS LOOK OR ANY OTHER LOOK ON THIS PAGE? 

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 30S

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

Those in their 30s can still go short-short- depending on whether it's for day, night, work, or weekend. The shorter the skirt, the lower the heel.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 40S

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

Okay in your 40s you are most likely thinking an inch or two above the knee but on rare occasions it is absolutely allowed, especially to those who do not want to hide their legs just yet, to put on a flirty, textured mini and kitten heels to dress it up a bit. Especially when there is no cleavage involved, and the blouse is not fitted. Sexy and elegant.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 50S

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

In your 50s you can pair pumps or heeled sandals with just-above-the knee skirt for a more sophisticated look. Obviously you don't always have to look like a librarian but it is a very flattering look. If you wear loafers or flat shoes you can easily rise your hemline an inch or two above your knees.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 60S

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

In their 60s+ it is safe to say women should stick to clean and simple just above the knee skirts in a conservative solid color or black and white patterns, but I am also a fan of dark florals and tweed pastels. I find that mature women who do go for brighter colors and busier patterns are fearless fashionistas no matter what age.

 

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE CURVY

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

For the more curvy and top-heavy, a bright-colored or single breasted in beige or cream color skirt with a neutral or black shirt creates the proper balance

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE BOTTOM-HEAVY

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

 A fuller-figured woman, especially if she is bottom-heavy, should wear a more A-line skirt and pair it with a simple top, like a button-down shirt or blouse, keeping the colors dark for slimmer silhouette.

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE SLIM-HIPPED

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

A slim-hipped woman should pick a mini with a bit of a flair and pair it with a wispy top, nipped in slightly at the waist to create curves.

Smart Stripes, Cute Couple Looks and Weekly Outfit Planner

Hat: Badgley Mischka, Sunglasses: Prada (love these to) , Blazer: J.Crew (similar here in Blue), Blouse: H&M, Necklace: Stella&Dot, Skirt: H&M, Thights: Hue, Shoes: Hush Puppies, Bag: Melie Bianco,

Celebrate February with stripes on your hips. Intimidated by this look's graphic boldness? With so many different patterns and textures out there, it’s easy to find one that makes you feel sexy, not silly.

If you are really stripe-shy but feel better in flowery prints you can try this look featuring Thalia Sodi Floral-Stripe Scuba Pencil Skirt. Mix the unexpected! It adds a pop of pattern to your look with a bold black-and-white print enhanced with blooming flowers!

If you’re comfortable wearing stripes try this color block , glam look. Opt for multicolor cotton-silk blend striped skirt with a subtle feminine accent like a silk scarf.

If you’re after high drama, try this sexy, slim-fitting skirt. The secret to this look? Mix in your dramatic stripes with your funky stuff.


Cute Couple Looks

Date#1.  Most laid-back dinner date! Invite your love to help  you cook. Hang out in your kitchen. Open a bottle of wine, delegate tasks like chopping or peeling and just enjoy one another's company.

        FOR HIM                             FOR HER

FOR HIM: Pants: Balmain, Shirt: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Boots: RICK OWENS, Wristwatch: Uniform Wares, Beanie: JIL SANDER, Coat: STONE ISLAND, Sunglasses: THOM BROWNE

FOR HER: Boots: CINZIA ARAIA, Blouse: Ellery, Sunglasses: jcrew, Thights: jcrew, Satchel Bag: Louis Vuitton,  Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Shorts: jcrew, Vest: Zadig&Voltaire

 

Date #2. A country or a city trip! Maybe the beach and the sunset or perhaps a romantic dinner in the city overlooking a town center. Sky is the limit.. Dress for it.

Date #3.  Date in Paris. Of course it has to be on my list! There is no other city as magical as Paris on Valentine's Day.  One of the best "Valentine's Dates" I have ever been too. 

               FOR HIM                         FOR HER

FOR HIM: Jeans: Balmain, Sneakers: RICK OWENS, Jacket: JIL SANDER, Watch: Ted Baker, Shirt: Kidill.

FOR HER: Hobo Bag: Burberry, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Skirt: Marni, Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Shirt: VIKTOR & ROLF, Boots: DSQUARED2, Coat: Temperley London

 

Date #4. Drinks, dinner and games! Bring him out for drinks and pizza. Take a walk outside after dinner and stop by a game room for some foosball, Pac-man and darts.

Date #5. See a Show! Improv shows are the best! They are much cheaper than traditional theater shows and they are great way to have some interactive fun. And who needs sequins when there are pants this decorative?

               FOR HIM                            FOR HER

FOR HIM: Shirt: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Watch: Givenchy, Jacket: jcrew, Trousers: JULIEN DAVID, Shoes: THOM BROWNE

FOR HER: Ring: Dinny Hall, Sunglasses: Victoria Beckham, Tote: ALEXANDER WANG, Trackpants: Draw In Light, Shoes: OFFICINE CREATIVE, Coat: Temperley London, Top: The Row

WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER

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Slouchy Pants, This Month's Fashion Essentials & Weekly Outfit Planner

Today's look is all about slouchy pants or joggers. Make this look sporty or sexy, take it from season to season- it all depends whether you pair it with cozy knits or ruffly crop tops, rugged boots or beautiful jewelery.

Vest: Zara (similar here), Cardigan: Anthropologie, Top: H&M, Scarf: Alexander McQueen, Pants: H&M, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane, Earrings: One Kings Lane

THIS MONTH'S FASHION ESSENTIALS

Slouchy pants and joggers come in crazy array of styles these days. Here, the right pieces to pair with each to achieve the fabulous look you're going for.

Guys just can't resist cute girls in stripe pencil skirts.

Which of these hot cropped top looks screams you?

Five gorgeous ides for one of 2015's big fashion trends: CHECKS!

Want to look flawless in your distressed jeans?

WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER

This week glamour is back- and you should be chic when going out at night. Show off your womanly shape in something sexier like snake skin print jeans.

MONDAY: Denim Jacket: Maurices.com, Jeans: New Look, Sneakers: Converse.com, Crossobody bag: Gigi New York, Tank Top: nordstromrack.com, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Ring: Ruby Heart Promise, Bracelet: overstock.com, Necklace: Adriana Orsini, Scarf: Brunello Cucinelli

TUESDAY: Necklace: Astley Clarke, Hat: Eugenia Kim, Jacket: jcrew, Backpack: JulesB, Jeans: Roberto Cavalli, Boot: Jill Sander

WEDNESDAY: Shoes: Burberry London, Tote: Céline, Bracelet: Spring Street, Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Coat: Warehouse, Dress: makemechic.com, Hat: Global Babe

THURSDAY: Sweater: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Bracelet: Astley Clarke, Sneakers: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jacket: JCrew, Tights: JCrew, Skirt: Kenzo, Clutch: Zadig&Voltaire

FRIDAY: Dress: Zeagoo, Tights: Sofie D'hoore, Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff,  Necklace: Amazon.com, Earrings: Kate Spade New York, Coat: glamzelle.com, Sunglasses: River Island, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti

SATURDAY: Monki, Coat: J.Crew, Shoes: Sergio Rossi, Clutch: Vintage 1950s on Etsy, Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Necklace: beladora.com

SUNDAY: Bag: Burberry, Rings: Carolina Bucci, Kismet, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Dress: Temperley London, Pumps: BRIAN ATWOOD, Jacket: Temperley London,