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Thursday, June 18, 2009

"24/7" Chic Look


What would you do if you were whisked away at a moment's notice to parts unknown with only the clothes on your back to accompany you on your journey? Of course, we're assuming the "parts unknown" would be somewhere fantastic like New York or Paris, and the person doing the "whisking away" is a significant other and not some psychopath kidnapper. Now that we've cleared that up, we can get back to the question at hand. Do you have a go-to look that would work anywhere, anytime, "24/7"? If the answer is yes, well, then, good for you. We should all have a foolproof outfit that works in any setting. On the other hand, if the answer is no, keep reading to find out how you can get your own "24/7" chic look.

My foolproof 24/7 look begins with the perfect dress. My requirements are simple. The dress must be sophisticated, easily dressed up or down and devoid of trendy design elements. The Prada Pleated Techno Dress features a jewel neckline, capped sleeves, belted waist and pleated detailing throughout the hip creating a timeless silhouette that flatters nearly every body type. You can dress it up with a pair of peep-toe heels or make it more casual and youthful with a pair of boots like the Stella McCartney Tall Stretch Boot. Finishing off this foolproof look is the chic and moderately-price Tano Fast Lane Shoulder Bag. This bronze leather slouchy bag has adjustable buckled leather straps and drawstring sides, and the overall look of the distressed leather gives the bag a chic, urban vibe that will keep the rest of the ensemble looking fresh and modern.

If my hubby ever calls me up and says, "Honey, leave the kids with my parents 'cause we're flying to NYC for the weekend", I know exactly what to throw on to look perfectly put-together "24/7".

Prada Pleated Techno Dress - $1135, Stella McCartney Tall Stretch Boot - $845, Tano Fast Lane Shoulder Bag - $225 all available via Neiman Marcus

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1 Response to ""24/7" Chic Look"
  1. Cam said...
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    I really like Tano! They come in so many colors. Besides Neimans, www.Shopmasons.com sells A LOT of Tano bags.

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