30 April 2012

SheFinds.com 30 Before 30

I just celebrated my 29th birthday, so turning 30 is on the brain. We all know about Glamour's 30 things you should have and know list. However, today SheFinds.com posted a more fashion-focused list of 30 items every women should have before she turns 30. I think it's a pretty good list, and I'm happy to report I only have a few items to fill in (insert sigh of relief). If you are missing a lot of these pieces, here are the 10 items I think should be at the top of your list:

1. Expensive bag (#29 on She Find's list)
2. Killer cocktail dress (#27)
3. Expensive jeans that make your butt look amazing. Read here for our jean tips. (#22)
4. Medium-weight, tailored leather jacket (#2)
5. Sunglasses that fit your face. We agree with She Finds that a good tip is to photograph yourself in them before you buy (#14)
6. Spanx—or any support undergarment (#3)
7. Great, versatile blouse (#25)
8. Huge, super-comfy sweater (#12)
9. Chic but comfy sneakers for weekend errands. We'll expand that to a comfy pair of loafers, boat shoes, or oxfords (#30)
10. Statement necklace (#5)
How many of these items do you have? What are some things you want to have before your next milestone birthday? 

23 April 2012

colored pants for every occasion

From pretty pastels to bright neons, colored pants continue to be all the rage this spring. The trend versatile and looks to be around for awhile, so if you haven't yet, don't be afraid to invest some time and money in finding your perfect pair. I've purchased more colored pants than I care to admit (all in the name of research, right?), and here are some of my favorites.