The Oxford Shirt Dress

Hello Dahlings!

Well, 2014 is in full swing and the Spring Collections have hit the runways. Now come all the trend reports on what will be “haute” this season.

After reviewing several trend forecasts, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the Oxford Shirt Dress will be making a comeback this Spring!

No longer are Oxford Shirts for business casual days at the office! Making a huge statement on the runways of New York and fashion houses around the world, the Oxford Shirt Dress is classic, timeless and in my opinion should never go out of style!  To get the best look while wearing this piece, you want to make sure that your dress has a tailored fit in order to achieve the optimal look!  Some designers who added the Oxford Shirt Dress to their Spring 2014 Collections are: Nina Ricci, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Dior and Victoria Beckham.

Here are a few of my faves:

Vero Moda
Vero Moda

Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens

Rihanna
Rihanna

Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang

Want to achieve this look and add this piece to your wardrobe? Be sure to email me at windy@windyjcumberbatch.com to schedule an appointment!

Until Next Time Dahlings!

WJC

Photo Credit:

-style.com, polyvore.com, shopstyle.com, frugalfashiontrends.blogpost.com, intheircloset.com, katzenjammer.buznet.com

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Introducing Designer Maria Lorenzo

Maria Lorenzo is a luxury brand with a simple concept, to provide women with exquisite shoes that are also comfortable for long periods of time. All Items made in Italy.

Maria Lorenzo a lover of high heels and a former model she was tired of looking for that perfect shoe that came wrapped in comfort, so she set out to Italy to research and design her dream shoe. After working closely and directly with artisans in Marche, Velentia and Bologna, her dream was realized, by combining uniquely designed insoles placed in specific places and balanced platforms. These aspects balance the weight evenly, without pushing the weight to the heel or to the toes, giving the wearer an all day comfort. Maria decided to share this secret with other ladies that seek amazing designer shoes, that offer maximum comfort. The collection is made in Italy from the finest materials, vibrant colours and crafted by the same artisans that deliver impeccable quality to the likes of Gucci, Prada and Armani. Its finally true, women don’t have to chose between fashion and comfort

Check out some of her amazing shoes below!

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I absolutely love her work and hope that you will too!  Of course for more information on Maria Lorenzo, please visit her website http://www.marialorenzo.com

Until next time Dahlings,

WJC

Stripes and Leopard

Stripes and Leopard

Michael michael kors handbag
$470 – harrods.com

Matte lipstick
$4.48 – newlook.com

Love, Lavender!

Love, Lavender!

Jimmy Choo classic black pumps
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Prada boston bag
saksfifthavenue.com

Falconiere
luisaviaroma.com

Henri bendel jewelry
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Casual Day

Casual Day

Sun Kissed

Sun Kissed

Out on The Town

Out on The Town

What’s Your Personal Style?

Style is the expression of someone’s personality through their appearance. There really isn’t a “best” style; meaning there is no one look that is right for all people. My job as Fashion/Wardrobe Stylist is to help clients find their own sense of personal style and express what is natural for them. What feels best on a client typically is what looks best!

Here are a few basic styles to help you uncover your style preference:

Classic:
This look never goes out of style! A person fitting this profile uses a neutral palette for makeup and has defined cheekbones, eyes dressed with mascara, and define brows. Hair is likely in a chignon or pulled back. Celebs that fit this profile include Gwyneth Paltrow and Sophia Loren.

Dramatic:
Dramatic people are self-confident and flamboyant. They wear defined eye makeup, use their face as a palette like an artist working with a canvas. The person that fits this profile love to wear black heels and black slacks. Celebs that fit this profile include Beyoncé and Victoria Beckham.

Elegant:
This woman fills the room with her presence. Her look is polished and classic, with makeup based on a neutral palette. Her lip color and eye makeup are soft but her lashes are dramatic! An elegant woman may wear a black Armani suit. Celebs that fit this profile include Grace Kelly and Katie Holmes.

Natural:
Women with this style have a more wholesome look. They often wear minimal makeup, with maybe a touch of lipstick and/or mascara. Their clothing is comfortable and cozy. They style their hair simply, maybe pulled back in a ponytail or loosely laying on their shoulders. Celebs who fit this style include Michelle Pfeiffer and Cameron Diaz.

Romantic:
This person wears romantic frilly, feminine clothing. They love to wear soft makeup with pink and lavender colors. Celebs that fit this profile include Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Sporty:
When a woman with a sporty-chic style gets dressed, she does not invest much time or thought, however still manages to look fabulous. They may wear something such as a grey pair of trousers with loafers, a turtle-neck sweater and a jacket. Their hair is short or simply styled. Women who define this style include Katharine Hepburn and Jennifer Garner.

Having researched the different styles, I would have to say that I most identify with the Elegant style. What style to you identify with? I would love to hear from you! Send me an email to windy@allthewaylife.net or inbox me at facebook.com/allthewaylife!

Be fabulous,
WJC

Credit:
Georgia Donovan, Author-The Clothes Doctor