A Word With Angie Wilson

 

 

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While attending the August Getty’s NYFW spring 2015 collection (it was major), I was approached by an editor of the new online fashionable news site called Bastion New York and CO.. Their primary focuses are on fashion and lifestyle of the Ambitious. I really appreciate their focus on hard work and paying your dues on the road to success.  We live in a culture of instant everything and can grow impatient for results.  They highlight and focus on people in the industry working HARD and putting in the time and talent to make their dreams come true.  I always have a little birdie (or Oprah) in my head reminding me that luck is when preparation meets opportunity.  They were so lovely to work with and I wish them all the success in the world!
 
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Brigitte Bardot turns 80!

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Ted Baker London Opulent Bloom Skirt
Ted Baker London Opulent Bloom Sweater
Tom Ford Padlock Ankle Wrap Pump in Black 
Ted Baker London Tissa Scalloped Edge Cami
Prada Baroque Round Oversized Sunglasses
Mac Lipstick in Russian Red
Luxe by Rachel Zoe Centric Bead Drop Earrings
 
Its Monday and I am excited to start the week with a beautiful new look by Ted Baker London inspired by the ultimate bombshell!  These Opulent Bloom pieces (skirt and sweater) have such a fun retro vibe to them.  I felt like it was an appropriate time to share this look considering it was Brigitte Bardot’s 80th birthday this past weekend.  These pieces remind me so much of her era and all things 60s glam.  Brigitte has been a MAJOR fashion inspiration for me and many fashion lovers.  The fact that we are still discussing her as a relevant fashion star today speaks volumes about her personal style.  I included a couple of similar looks of hers below.  Her vibe is the total package….you can’t have the A line skirt without the cat eye liner and you can’t have the cat eye lines without the bangs….yada yada yada…I am sure you get the point.  
 
These pieces are lovely for the fall, winter/holidays and will even transition into the spring and summer (loose the sweater or throw it over your shoulders and wear the black tank).  I wore this outfit during Spring 2015 NYFW and received so many compliments. It’s a crowd pleaser! Thanks Ted. xo
 
Photos by Leonard Kastel 
 
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Elie Tahari for Kohls

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2. Elie Tahari for DesignNation look 3
3. Elie Tahari for DesignNation Look 6
4. ET for DN Faux Fur Sweatshirt 
5. ET for DN Ribbed Flounce Hem Skirt
6. ET for DN Faux Fur Mixed Media Coat
7. ET for DN Mixed Media Leggings
8. ET for DN Mixed Media Body Con Sheath Dress 
 
It’s here….the Elie Tahari for Kohls collection inspired by the city that never sleeps.  Not only are Elie’s designer pieces at Kohls really affordable, but they are an additional 25% off right now!  I am really passionate about every woman at every budget feeling stylish and beautiful.  Having stylish clothing, does not have to break the bank.  There are certain fabrics and materials (velvet, some silks, suede, neoprene, etc) that are universally beautiful regardless of the price, which is one of the reasons I picked look 3 (suede) and piece number 4. The faux fur in 4 has such a nice richness to it.  I think the faux suede on the mixed media leggings (piece 7 and in look 3) are done really well.  Besides that, those leggings are really cool!  The dress in look 1 looks high quality and I love dressing up the gray sweatpants in look 2 with a bootie or heeled sandal.  It makes for a really chic/unexpected look that almost anyone can pull off. Everything else can be beautifully dressed up or down.  With the palette of blue, white, gray, black and cream, mix and match the pieces you love for your own unique look. They all compliment each other really well.
 
Shop the entire Elie Tahari for Kohls Collection HERE
 
I wish you a happy and safe weekend. xo
 Olivia Palermo Looking Great in Elie Tahari for DesigNation at Kohl`s
Olivia Palermo in Elie Tahari for Kohls 
 

 

She Sells Seashells

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Wildfox Shell Bra Lost Sweater
Zara Medium Rise Skinny Jeans
French Connection Isla Suede Shoes
Ray Ban Blue Ombre Aviators
 
I shot this look during my end of the summer stay in Santa Barbara, CA.  It was crazy humid and there is nothing better than smeared makeup and frizzy hair! The only good thing about humidity is it helps with my natural curl just a bit, but that is one pro for 17 cons.  I swear celebrities on the red carpet are either in LA or NYC when they are photographed…they must absolutely be super human to look that good in weather that melts everyone around them.  I am a Utah girl…if I can barely breathe do to altitude and can scratch my initials in my dry skin, then I feel right at home!
 
Other than needing to shower 3 times a day, I absolutely enjoyed Santa Barbara.  It’s beyond charming and beautiful.  Even though it’s not a secret, it feels like one of the best kept secrets.  If you’re ever there, be sure to visit the Four Seasons for dinner or dessert right off of the beach near Montecito.  It’s casually sophisticated with a very beautiful old California/Mexico influence.  
 
My mama couldn’t stop teasing me about my “seashells on the boobies” sweater…lol.  “It’s official name is the Shell Bra Lost sweater by Wildfox Mother!” My family lounged at the pool and teased me while I shot some groovy pieces including this sweater.  It’s a dirty job, but somebody has got to be a mermaid *sigh*
 
Photography by Mollie Crutcher
 

 

It’s a bootie call

fall booties 2014
1. Michael by Michael Kors  Bryn Bootie 
2. Saint Laurent Gored Booties
3. Zimmerman Chelsea Booties
4. Seychelles Haywire Booties
5. Steve Madden Zipster
6. Studio Pollini Cap Toe Booties
7. Seychelles Madhouse Booties
8. Tibi Piper Booties
9. BCBGeneration Jezebelle Pointy Toe Cutout Booties
10. Jeffrey Campbell Muskrat Cutout Booties
11. Chloe Beckie Ankle Bootie
12. Rachel Zoe Sanderson Booties
 
It makes me so happy that Fall is arriving.  I can’t believe it is that time of year again to be shopping for new booties! When shopping for new boots, I like to pick one pair I am in love with (sometimes it’s an investment) to add to my collection from the past few years.  It is SO much better to invest in one pair you are absolutely in love with than to pick two or three that are cheaper that you kind of love.  I promise you, you will wear the pair you LOVE the most.  If the pair you love happens to be a great price, even better! My favorites really vary.  I have a pair of tall Chanel riding boots that I cannot live without. I also have a pair of green suede ankle booties that were on sale for $50 that I love just as much.  More expensive isn’t always better, just love them and they will love you. xo
 
IF you have a favorite pair you can’t live without, I’d love to hear about them! In the meantime, embrace this bootie call, because it doesn’t come with a walk of shame!