Posts Tagged ‘dallas style’

Piermarini Boutique Styles The Spring

Posted by    |    March 20th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Dallas’ favorite fashion entrepreneur and boutique owner, John Piermarini, is officially saying sayonara to his boutique’s winter wardrobe, as he welcomes the most stylish of spring trends! Piermarini Boutique, famed for its’ shopping in your best friends closet experience, will be undergoing its seasonal transformation, from wintery woolens to a sophisticated and lively spring collection.

The women’s wear collection will kick-off the new season with hints of “ocean colors”; sea foam greens & blues that are pale and pair nicely with bolder accents. Piermarini has handpicked a selection of top-notch designers to be sold in the boutique, including an elite collection comprised of women’s wear by Minimarket, Won Hundred, Osklen, Kymerah and Hyden Yoo.

Won Hundred White Blouse Dress

Minimarket Red Dress

For the gentlemen, he has selected brands such as Won Hundred, Moods of Norway, CREEP and Kai-Aakman, making it possible for even the most fashion challenged men to leave looking suave. Regarding the new men’s collection, Piermarini says, “We are keeping it classy & simple with that extra edge this season.”

Secrets Revealed: Gorgeous Hair

Posted by    |    December 21st, 2011 at 11:11 am

I thought it might be fun to get the scoop from locals on their beauty secret and how we can all benefit from it.  Rather than approach total strangers on the street and start asking away about their secrets, I thought I would start with someone in the throes of the You Plus Dallas offices whom I admire.  Her name is Sarah Beauregard, and she’s the most stylish “Manager of Everything” that the world has ever seen.  (She’s also the author of the super fun Kittens and Pitbulls blog, which you should add to your blogroll.)

Sarah has gorgeous hair, and I have been wanting to know how she gets it to look  fab every single day, so I used this as my opportunity to interrogate her….but for the benefit of all readers, of course.

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Hilary Kennedy’s Picks for Fall Trends

Posted by    |    September 22nd, 2011 at 7:00 am

It’s officially fall. Hooray!  Now that the weather is turning a bit cooler and football season is in full swing, you can indulge in those purchases that make the crisp time of year one of the most fun in fashion.  Here are a few must-have trendy pieces that will carry you into winter…and get you compliments from total strangers.

Mustard Shoes ($130): These look great with jeans, or a plaid mini with tights as a statement piece.

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How To Wear A Plaid Shirt

Posted by    |    September 21st, 2011 at 7:00 am

Plaid shirts have a been a wardrobe staple for as long as anyone can remember, but it can be tricky to find a way to wear it without looking like a lumberjack.  In fact, many men have expressed their dislike for plaid shirts on women because they find them too masculine, so the key to wearing plaid is to make it feminine and fun. First, to soften the look, don’t be afraid to Try different materials. While plaid flannels are a great cool-weather staple, the print comes in a lot of other fabrics! From light-weight, sheer cotton to thick flannel, there are many options at every price point.

Next, Find tailored fits. Plaid shirts are notorious for looking boyish, and Nirvana grunge-esque, so When choosing a plaid shirt, it’s important to pick a top that’s not too roomy.  Afterall, you want to show off those feminine curves!  You can go a little longer or oversized if you’re pairing it with leggings or skinny jeans, but I particularly like this look. It’s soft and pretty, because this basic plaid shirt has a tailored fit.  It’s fitted in all the right places, and the colors are very traditional.  Pair with a dressy, short black shirt and tights and it keeps the plaid shirt the focus of the outfit, but still keeps things girly.  You can add to the sexiness of the the masculine/feminine contrast with a long gold necklace or string of pearls, and you’re appropriate for the office or a party.

My last bit of advice? Don’t pair your plaid with cowboy boots or a hat unless you’re going to be out on the ranch…keep it sexy and soft.

Rails Dana Button Down Plaid Shirt on Kate Moss ($128) (more…)

Fall Decor Inspiration

Posted by    |    September 15th, 2011 at 7:00 am

It isn’t actually Halloween yet, but stores across the metroplex are tempting us with pumpkins, witches, and fall decor of all kinds…even with the temps still hovering at 100 degrees.  Though we might not have a beautiful fall like Connecticut or Colorado, we North Texans do get inspired by fall colors and objects of harvest.  How can you get in the spirit?  Here are a few quick and easy ideas…

  • Make a fall wreath for your front door with faux fall leaves or mums from Hobby Lobby.  It will instantly brighten your door and someone’s day! (Plus, Hobby Lobby has a host of metroplex locations and often offers a 40% off coupon online and in the Sunday paper.)
  • Add some elements of the season to your mantle or fireplace.  Collect leaves, pine cones, and branches or twigs you can pick up around your neighborhood. Then add interesting gourds, Indian corn, and colorful mini-pumpkins. Add some beautiful brass or silver candleholders and pumpkin spice candles for a lovely scent. I particularly love this Nest Pumpkin Chai candle.
  • Fill a bowl or basket with fall colored fruit: apples, oranges, and lemons. Decorate here and there with sprigs of fall leaves, either real or artificial for a colorful table arrangement.
  • Gourds are whimiscal looking!  Leave them as is or paint them. Try hollowing them out and use them as candle holders.
  • Spray paint pinecones with bronze and gold colors and display a handful in a large glass bowl or jar, or position them on a three-tiered cake plate.

No one seems to do fall decor better than Pottery Barn, so below are some of their classic seasonal inspired images (unless otherwise noted).

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Trina Turk Does Dallas

Posted by    |    September 12th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

If you ventured to Highland Park Village on Fashion’s Night Out, you probably couldn’t help but notice the frenzy over the new Trina Turk boutique. The label is beloved by celebs and stylish shoppers for its brightly colored prints and bold pieces, and the Dallas shop boasts a delectable selection of  jewelry, apparel, handbags, swimwear, and goodies for the home.  As you can see below, there isn’t one uncool thing about Miss Turk’s designs. Whether you’ve worn Trina for years or this is your first foray into her eye-catching collection, be sure to check out her new storefront.

Raven Twist Tie Dress ($159) (more…)

Earning Your Stripes

Posted by    |    July 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Stripes are most commonly found in nautical looks or pin stripes on a dapper men’s shirt, but they could not be contained in apparel for long.  First making a splash with decorative pillows, stripes have become both trendy and classic.  Oh sure, striped bedding has existed and there have been striped drapes hanging from windows since long before shag carpeting, but the striped wall and mix of striped patterns is a somewhat new phenomenon, and it’s gorgeous.

The look of this room from Sarah Richardson Design is the perfect balance of striped walls, chairs, and pillows combined with a soft, neutral pallette.  The ivory and beige basics keep the stripes from giving you a headache and make the room have a less trendy feel.  This room is beguiling for a number of reasons, but the mix of modern lines and classic styles with small pops of color (love those books on the shelf!) make it feel like a warm mug of cocoa on a cold day.  Try painting your bedroom walls with subtle stripes for a dressed up effect, or if that’s too hotel-esque for you, give your powder bath a coat of the lovely lines.  The powder bath is one place you can’t play it too safe.