Sunday, May 19, 2013

The "Flip Flops" of the Summer

Ahhh, ladies (and gentlemen), I deeply apologize for my super duper busy schedule this year! I feel horrible for not being able to post in so long! Like Rebecca has mentioned, we are back for the summer, and we have some oh-so-fabulous ideas to pursue. However, we cannot begin our extravagant blogging adventure until exams are over, which will be next week. So for now, please continue to bare with us as we study our booties off so we can have a stress free summer (hopefully)! 

Speaking of summer, I have for you the perfect summer shoe! They're meant for any climate, terrain, or activity. While at first they may not seem "cute", the comfort of the shoe will make you fall in love with them, I promise. I, personally, did not think I would like them at first until I tried on a pair for my summer trip to Italy last year. I had heard of their wonderful comfort, and we all know that is the key to a shoe collection for traveling. So, it is my pleasure to present you with.... CHACOS! Just give them a few days to wear in, pick your favorite design, and wear them wherever you want- the beach, vacation, exercising, hiking, biking- you name it, it's possible. Even better, Chacos now has an area on their website where you can custom make your own pair. I fiddled around with the program today and came up with some pretty unique Chacos! So, who's going to become a Chaconian with me!?!

With style,

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tea, Floppy Hats, White, and GRADUATION!

     People deal with problems and stress in different ways. I choose to confront lurking monsters. With that being said, on behalf of ClassynotClashy, I apologize for the salutary neglect (oops, just neglect. It is apparent that exams are getting to me huh?) of this fashionable establishment. I can assure you that it will not happen again. I can also go so far as to assure you that some splendid happenings are planned for the blog this summer!
     Oh my gosh. SUMMER. School is ending, and with the end of school comes tea, floppy hats, white, and graduation! I am fortunate enough to get to participate in D) All of the above. Well, except for graduation...
     On the bright side I have specially selected pieces that can be donned at upcoming graduation functions! Graduation is about celebrating youth and spring. It is only fitting for colors to pop and for outfits to take risks. Fascinators are oh-so fun, and I love Coco Rocha's twist with fresh flowers! Take a chance with prints and texture such as stripes, leopard, beading, feathers, neoprene, and lace for maximum fun! To complete an outfit, I love the idea of nude shoes due to extreme details up top, but subtle stripes and leopard are possibilities as well. I also prefer wedges because gatherings tend to be outside in grassy areas! Take a moment to peruse my selected items, but there were so many more possibilities when I started researching. The labels that mean spring and fun to me are Milly, Shoshanna, Lilly Pulitzer, and Tibi. Their websites were oh-so-tantalizing!

Vineyard Vines

Lilly Pulitzer



Model Coco Rocha appears fresh at the Kentucky Derby
Charles David
Designer Shoe Warehouse
Dianne Von Furstenburg

Fashionably Yours,

Monday, December 17, 2012

Unexpected and Unstoppable

          Since I was twelve I have had a secret obsession with Doc Martens.  Yes you heard me, prissy, dainty, high-maintanence Rebecca has a fetish with the most fantastically chunky combat boots.  Of course, in my tender and awkward middle school days I was FAR too self-conscious to rock the look without getting an eyebrow raise from the rest of my Abercrombie clad classmates.  Now, on the other hand, I would wear them in a heartbeat, though statement combat boots would certainly stand out among my repertoire of monogrammed accessories and my sorority-hopeful filled school.  Many people think Doc Martens are too risky, but if one does a little digging, FABULOUS pairs begin to appear.  One must only first get past dark goth black and shiny big bird yellow monstrosities.  A picture of the most personality fitting Docs did start this obsession a while back on Polyvore.  Unfortunately, I cannot find them to purchase anywhere now!  HELP!!
What an ironic pair, huh?  Yet, they are so perfectly balanced, and I cannot resist the perfectly oversized sequins combined with the fairy-tale laces.  This statement pair is my all time favorite.
          If I were to take a risk and wear Doc Martens in Sweet Home Alabama I would certainly want a pair that is a perfect mix of my girly aesthetic and a dash of an eclectic twist to mix it up a little.

Below are some more pairs I am drooling over: (but it is a classy drool!)
In a luxurious velvety oxblood this pair caught my eye.  How cute would this plush, vintage pair be with a sundress or pearls?  Unexpected right?

Who can resist a funky leopard?  Treat this crazy print as a neutral and cool-factor is instantly upped.
A simple and buttery oxblood pair would be an option that allows me to keep a foot in my comfort zone.

In a search for my #1 FAVORITE sequined pair, I uncovered this shimmering jewel!  This pair would be unstoppable in a shorter version.  I love the toned down metallic.

One must never overdo preppy pieces, and a floral on black print could be oh, so fabulous mixed with an oxford or nautical stripes.  What better way to add a little edge?  
Fashionably Yours,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fashion Education Chapter 2

So, I know it's been a while since my last post on fashion education, but I plan to start it back up with daily tips... let's see how it goes!
Please let me know of any tweaks or changes I can make to help this series of posts better in the future! (commenting below helps)

For this post, we are going to talk about NETWORKING because it is one of the MOST important factors in succeeding in the fashion business.

To start off, you need to know exactly what networking is before we go any further. Networking in the fashion world is basically finding and creating connections within the industry. Forming connections is vital because it will not only land you that internship, but when it will also help you later in your career as well. For example, if you are applying for an authoritative spot, the employer will most likely choose the candidate who they know of rather than a stranger if both of you have the same credentials. On the other hand, if you are the "boss", then it comes in handy during business deals when you are attempting to gain support or customers when you know them. 
Breaking into the fashion industry is one of the most challenging tasks. The solution? NETWORKING. Maybe your parents have an old friend from high school who works in the field, or maybe your mom's co-worker's cousin is marketing specialist for Ann Taylor. Who knows!? Finding a connection like that, no matter how close, is what will give you the little push that you need. Once you're in, you're in because it becomes easier. Keep up a good reputation, and network more. You may run into that assistant your were interning under, and she may have been promoted to editor, and now she needs to hire a new assistant... See? The possibilities are endless! 

Keyword: NETWORK

With style,

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Exciting News!

Hello lovelies!

Here at Classy Not Clashy, we have some exciting news to share... Polyvore is launching an iPhone app!  And do you know what that means?  More posts from us!  Now is will be much easier for us to make posts and create sets right from Polyvore.  Isn't that fabulous?  Even better, I will be able to blog from my phone now as well.  We are hoping to lift this little blog off of it's feet and put it in flight.... are you ready? Set... GO!

With Style,

Christmas Celebration

The countdown to the holidays is closing in on us- this season is about to become quite hectic! Before you fret about gift buying, wishlist making, or party planning, check out my next series of posts that will provide you with some advice for the holiday season!

Have you ever been in that situation where you cannot seem to find the perfect outfit for the your team's Christmas party or a friend's Dirty Santa gathering? No fear- Caroline is here! (Okay yes, that was a little cheesy, but hey, it works)

Here are some of my favorite holiday ensembles to wear to Christmas celebrations:
Don't forget your tacky Christmas sweater! It's a must have for every party!
Can't go through the season without some classic riding boots. They're the perfect addition to a simple outfit!
Never leave the house without a piece of outerwear- it's chilly outside!
These cozy and comfortable Christmas patterned tights are the perfect touch with some boots and an over-sized sweater!

Hope these tips helped ease your holiday stress a little! Stay tuned for more to come loves (:

With style,

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Neiman Marcus + Target

If you have not already heard, Neiman Marcus has partnered with Target and released a line of FABULOUS goodies!  I absolutely was breathless scrolling through the goods, and I am definitely going to be making some purchases!  With such affordable prices on fun goodies from Alice + Olivia luggage to funky Rodarte ornaments how can you resist?  I personally am coveting the graphic lunch box to spice up my daily grub!  The release is just in time for the Christmas season and gifting!  Heck, why not even reward yourself for getting through another year?

Fashionably Yours,

Tracy Reese
Marc Jacobs

Tory Burch