Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What to wear for New Years

I always love the idea of a New Year's Eve party or a night out.  I have to admit, I rarely have done either, but the idea of dressing up just excites me.  So here are some ideas for those of you that are planning an exciting New Year's Eve.  I found some of these outfits at http://www.chicagoshopping.com/chicago-shopping-new-years-eve-outfits-on-sale,0,7798095.htmlstory

 Don't we wish we could have the body to wear this and it's gorgeous for those of you that can.  Simple LBD (little black dress), black heels, simple bracelet, and a clutch... It's all you need to rock it.

 This is a little more my speed.  It's for more of a casual night out or a party at a friend's.  Can't go wrong with jeggings, a cute top, and booty heels.

 Funny, the site said this was for a friend's party.  But anyway you wear it, it's so cute!  This outfit is so feminine.  Obviously tights are all the rage this winter.

Ahh, a quiet night in with the Family.  Remember, no matter how much it seems nice to stay in pjs, dressing up makes us feel happier.  This outfit is comfy, yet stylish.

 Happy New Year's Everyone!  THANK YOU!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

GAP's Amazing clothes.

I have pretty much been a Gap http://www.gap.com/ fan for many years.  Their quality in clothes is great and it's affordable.  I went on a fab date with my Husband the other night and we walked by a Gap store.  I mentioned going in, even though he didn't want to at first (he's the one who got clothes), but we did anyway and I am in love!  I sometimes find their clothes a little too casual, but they have hopped on the sequins train and I'm ready to take a ride! :)

This jacket is perfect!  It's not too flashy, but flashy enough for girly me.

This might be better for people afraid of a jacket totally made out of sequins.  It's subtle and would look great layered over just about anything.

You can't go wrong with flats, or flats with glitter for that matter.  They come in different colors and you really can wear they everyday.

Ahhh a wallet made out of glitter!  Perfection!

 Now this has the winter season written all over it.  I would have to try this one on since I have trouble with skirts, but you never know, it could be fab!

So the store had these amazing purses made out of sequins and I can't find them on the website, but don't fret...  I will be making a Gap appearance and will take pics!  Go check out GAP!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The first of many Sephora blogs

Sephora is what I call my Mecca.  I honestly can say I hear angels sing when I walk into a store.  I have always loved makeup, high end makeup especially and this is just the place that has it all.  Here are some of my favorite items from Sephora.

 Nars blush in orgasm is a best seller and has won awards for people's favorite blush.

Diorshow blackout mascara is the best mascara out there.  There is no other out there.  It's thick, it curls, and it's perfect.

So I am new to primers.  But I'm falling in love.  Put them on before foundation/powder and your skin will look silky smooth.

Nars lipgloss is by far the best.  Try misbehaving, it's a subtle red gloss to add a hint of color to your lips. 

I am new to gel liner.  I was afraid at first too, since I'm used to pencil, or maybe a little liquid liner.  This is so easy to apply with the Bobbi Brown liner brush.  It's perfect for that cat eye look.

I could go on and on about Sephora and there will be many more posts to come.  I say check one out, if not check out their website.  It's easy to use and for all those Iphone people, they have an app too.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Seems like spring

I came across a cute website called Lulus. http://www.lulus.com/whats-new/view-all.html.  They have super cute clothes at an affordable price.  These are looks that seem for to be for spring.  Some stuff was a little young looking, but still adorable. 

This is one piece and I love the folds of the clothing. $62

I love shoes in out of the box colors.  It adds flare to any outfit. $31
A very vintage look!  But with the shoes it's perfect! $34.50

It's nice to look ahead and see what's in for spring.  Even though I am person who mostly wears black, I love a little pastel every once in a while.  Try wearing a color or colors you normally don't wear.  It will brighten your day! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

A new fave website

I was awaken in the wee hours of the morning, so I thought I would check out cute clothes to make me feel better about the long day ahead.

These are from www.modcloth.com http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Dresses/Romance+and+Intrigue+Dress

It looks a little matronly at first, but it's adorable.   

This would be flattering on so many figures and it has the zipper detail in the back.


Love this babydoll.  Not for every figure, but if you're the lucky one...great!

I found all these dresses in the sale section!  Nothing over $30!  Check out the website, it's great!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

High Fashion tidbit

Oh to be a beautiful Italian... I got this from The Sartorialist  http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/ 
I love her hair!
Flashback to late 70's

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Just fell upon...

Just found these!
 This was an interesting blog.


So I mentioned in the last blog about Kourtney Kardashian's fab tights on the Today Show.  I can't stop thinking about them!  I found out what brand they are.  They are Wolford Tightshttp://www.wolfordshop.com/vm/StoreHome/?viewType=01&cid=2&nsctrid=c2VtbKd1c6c1MzMyMzUyM1gxMTA3MTRDMTAyNjExMjk3N1RTVVOn
Wishing I had the legs for these.

They have Hosiery and lingerie.  However, it's a bit pricey.  Here are some things I love on their page.
I love these chevron tights.
 These green python are adorable.

Here's the cheap version.

 These are $5.88!  I found them on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/007Lingerie-Leopard-Print-Tights/dp/B001DBKXFM

This color is gorgeous!

Get out there ladies and buy some tights!  It's getting colder!  Pair them with a cute dress, or skirt, or even try them with shorts.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Kardashian girls

Many people have different "looks".  Some people are boho chic, some casual, some hipster, some mod, preppy, etc... I have decided I fit into the Kardashian group.  Ok, I can't wear the towering heels or have the bods of some of the girls, but I love their style.  Some of the the things they wear are outrageous, revealing, or whatever, but I usually adore what they wear.  One of my most favorite reasons is BLACK!  Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe always are wearing some black. You will always see me in black.  It's probably the hairstylist in me, but my eye always goes for black in a store.

Here is what they wore on the Today show this morning.  I am in love with Kourtney's outfit!  Leopard print tights???  Hello!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some more winter trends

I've been slow at blogging lately.  I guess the Holidays have been consuming me.  Well, I still live and breathe fashion, so here is some more winter fashion tips I've found. 

1. Winter coats!  Yes, here in Monterey there isn't too much use for a heavy coat, but there are those few times we need something to keep us warm.  But. for everyone else... Peacoat!  It's the best winter coat out there.  They're warm and flatter everyone.  They come in all shapes and colors too.
 This one is so cute!  It's different than the average black one.  $755 at http://www.net-a-porter.com/?cm_mmc=GoogleUS-_-Brand%20-%20Alone%20EX_US-_-ALONE%20-%20Netaporter-_-netaporter
This one is out of my budget, but you get the idea.  You can find tons at other affordable stores.  But check out that website, they have cute designer clothing.

2. Tights!  I love opaque tights.  I know most of us think of tights as something fancy or uncomfortable, but now a days they are very practical and casual.  I am digging the shorts over tights look right now.  Remeber they were all over Spain?

Now these might not flatter my figure.  I have tree trunk for legs, so I would go for black.  But, the look is fab!  You can find tights anywhere.  Target!

3 .Berets!  I am trying to figure out this trend right now.  I love the way these look and I have bought a couple.  I'm working out to see how they fit.  I think I have a big head. :)  But, try it!

4.lace!  I love lace.  Yes, it's not for everyday, but try to add a little lace somewhere when going out or for your next Xmas party.
I love these looks!  Yes, not for the average person, but you can get ideas from it.

So those are just some of the latest winter trends.  More to come!  Check out winter makeup trends to come soon!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Once again I was reading my favorite magazine Allure and saw these new eye makeup ideas to try.  I love these threes looks!

At a Vera Wang show a makeup artist applied white shadow in the corners of the models eyes.  It draws light and creates a subtle glow.  It also brightens the eyes too.    I absolutely love the gold eyes!  You can use an iridescent gold or silver to perk up eyes.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's a hard life without WIFI

So our wireless router broke.  I was so lost without it!  But, it's back and running and I have a lot of catching up to do.  First things first... I have been trying to be good about not buying clothes.  I can't say I'm super happy about it. But, does finding incredible deals at a yard sale count???  I guess I wasn't completely ready for shopping rehab.

Moving on... I did find 5 incredible pairs of nice shoes at a fancy Estate Sale for $20!  I am a germaphobe, so it was hard to buy someone Else's shoes, but nothing some clorox wipes and lysol can't fix.  I'm excited to show off my new find!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

It takes a lot of work

So I came up with the idea of not shopping for clothes for a month.  Yes, I'm realizing it's possible, just a pain in the arse.  But, with that idea, I said I would take a picture everyday of an outfit.  Wow, that's hard to do!  I start the day in a cute outfit, forget to take a pic, change into comfy clothes (which I often do), and then realize I'm supposed to be portraying a stylish person. 

For the most part, I am a stylish "Mom", but some days when I'm not really doing anything I wear basic, everyday clothes.  I'm then ashamed to take a picture, because I'm supposed to be portraying a stylish Woman, that looks great all the time.  Well, so not true!  I even think the most stylish of people have off days.  Days where they look a little disheveled... And you know what, that's okay!

Even though I can't buy anything, I still love going to Marshalls.  Here are some finds!

Oh Leopard print!  I am destined to find a piece to wear.  I like it in a cardy or a shoe.  Be careful, you don't want it to look cheap, or wear too much of it.

 Hello 80's!  Okay, I know some might be afraid, but I love this.  Maybe with jeans, or black pants.

I am getting this and wearing it to a Xmas party!  I love it!  It is simple, but has the sequins that is everywhere right now.

I know some of you that know me, can totally see me in these boots.  It's my all time fave color and they're just cool.

I just like these.  They're nothing special, but I do have a boot obsession.  I like biker boots.

Awesome, tall boots my Charles David.  A little too tall for me, but they're so in right now.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spain Fashion Report!

Fashion report Spain!  My Sister Jennifer went on a whirlwind vacation all around Spain in October.  She kept an eye out for Spanish Fashion for her lovely Sister.  Here is her report!  I'm loving it!

Fashion essentials for Spain;

1. Leggings/stockings. I am 98% sure there is an official ban on pants in Spain because everyone (and I mean everyone, even grandmas) wear stockings (opaque) and leggings. They also are quite creative with their stockings using bright colors and different textures. But seriously they are more likely to wear stockings because they always look super sharp and tight. No mid day legging sagging around the knees for them.  I felt a little out of place even wearing jeggings. (See pic of store calzedonia, store sells only stockings leggings and is everywhere)

2. Summer wear, all that stockings wearing gives them the ability to continue wearing "summer clothes" and they certainly did.  Young people especially. The girls in their early 20s consistently wore little itty bitty bootie shorts with dark stockings. Anyone older that didn't find butt cleavage attractive wore tailored shorts or high waisted shorts with dark stockings. Initially I wasn't a big fan of the look, but u have to admit it grew on me. Also ladies of many ages wear super tight skirts and summer dresses with dark stockings. I liked this look and even tried it out on the trip. (see pic if mannequin in store with shorts over stockings)

3. Shoes.  Apparently when the Spanish government banned pants they also banned any shoes other than boots. Oh boots galore. There were boots of every flavor style and color: from Uggs to thigh-highs to doc martens.  What seemed to be especially in style were laced boots in different colors (tan and grey often). It was growing on me.

3. They have a lot of the same fashion trends we see here, animal print, fur( a lot of fur vests a la ms. Zoe),blazers, bows, sheers and silks.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A month without clothes shopping... It's hard!

Please be sure to check out my facebook page!  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaside-CA/Katie-Griego-StylistPersonal-ShopperCloset-Organizer/155774271120370?v=app_6261817190&ref=ts#!/pages/Seaside-CA/Katie-Griego-StylistPersonal-ShopperCloset-Organizer/155774271120370?v=wall I'm tracking my month's journey of putting together stylish outfits without buying anything for a full month.  I know this might not be a long time for some, but it's a long time for me. :)  It's basically a way to show you that you can put together great looking outfits with some imagination and thought without having to spend money.  Please feel free to ask for help and suggestions!

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