Spring Closet Review ~ ChicStylez, LLC

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Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means? Spring Cleaning!!! Not only will you need to wash your windows and shine your floors, but you will also need to focus on cleaning up that fantastic wardrobe of yours. Of course ChicStylez, LLC offers a Closet Review service but if you think you can take on the challenge all alone, have at it. Here are a few tips to get started;

Edit your closet often

Merchandise your clothes-arrange items in your closet by category

Keep your shoes visible

Organize handbags by color

Do not double hang items

Invest in decent hangers- NO WIRE HANGERS *insert Mommy Dearest here*

Visit ChicStylezLLC today to schedule your closet consultation.

*Sidenote: Mine is scheduled for this Sunday, March 2, 2014 and I couldn’t be more excited. I have put a hold on purchasing new clothing until my review is done! Pictures of my closet review coming soon!!!

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Buttons and Bows ~ A Moment in Shoe Heaven

“Oh my God! Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!”~ Carrie Bradshaw

Shoes, shoes and more shoes! What woman does not LOVE pretty shoes? Carrie Bradshaw was [and still is] a shoe icon, her shoes were fabulous! Recently I was strolling the boards of Pinterest when I came across what I believed to be a shoe fallacy! A lover of bows I instantly fell in love with the most gorgeous pair of shoes I had laid eyes on. Like Carrie B. I had no idea shoes so beautiful existed in real life. I followed the link to the website of Aminah Abdul Jillil and there they were! Simply named “The Bow Pump” this was love and first sight. Initially I wanted to be selfish and keep this wonderful shoe find all to myself, but then I would feel guilty for not sharing such a wonderful thing. So without further ado, here they are, “The Bow Pump” by Aminah Abdul Jillil.

A little about the designer: Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska Aminah began as a professional dancer in Los Angeles, performing with some of the biggest names in music including Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. She’s appeared in commercials for Pepsi, Mazda and New Balance and recently performed as lead character “Crimson” in Cirque du Soleil’s BELIEVE.  Aminah’s career as a dancer has given her constant exposure to culture, art, design and fashion. She takes inspiration from images in street culture, music, and cinema. ( Bio Credit: http://aminahabduljillil.com/about )

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Aminah Abdul Jillil~ designer

What makes Aminah Abdul-Jillil’s designs unique is her excitement to “try something different”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find these shoes and more here. Your feet can thank me later!

“Mama always said you could tell an awful lot about a person by the kind of shoes they wear.” – Forrest Gump

Fashion Faux Paux ~the inside scoop

fash·ion
ˈfaSHən/
noun
noun: fashion; plural noun: fashions
  1. 1.
    a popular trend, esp. in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior.
    “his hair is cut in the latest fashion”
    the production and marketing of new styles of goods, esp. clothing and cosmetics.
    “a fashion magazine”
  2. 2.
    a manner of doing something.
    “the work is done in a rather casual fashion”
    verb: fashion; 3rd person present: fashions; past tense: fashioned; past participle: fashioned; gerund or present participle: fashionin.
  1. make into a particular or the required form.
    “the bottles were fashioned from green glass”

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Style Report with Taylor Anthony | Winter Trends|

I must say that this winter has been pretty harsh for America, however, through the brutal snow storms and below 0 degree temperatures, we were still able to stay true to our most fashionable styles. Two of my favorite trends from this season have been the  long trench coat and fur coats/vest.

The trendy long trench coats are great in winter because you can stay warm without having too much overpowering your body. Trench coats are perfect for those fashionistas in business  that need to stay warm going to and from the office.  This coat goes great with any style, and are perfect for any body type. The trench coat is a classic and will never go out of style.
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The infamous white trench coat by Burberry worn by Olivia Pope in the season 3 Scandal premiere

The infamous white trench coat by Burberry worn by Olivia Pope in the season 3 Scandal premiere

 The next trend we have seen over the winter months is that of animal fur. I personally am not a big fan of animal fur, however  you can never go wrong with faux fur. It gives you the same style as that of a real fur coat and  is much less expensive. It also gives you the same style seen on your favorite celebrities. My favorite is the fur vest. vestThey are so chic and can be dressed up 100 different ways. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to a formal event, a night on the town, or just going to work at Forever 21. A great way to style up a fur vest is to pair it with a basic sweater or long sleeve shirt, skinny jeans or your favorite leggings, and knee high boots [ or your favorite pumps]. longfurWhen wearing a fur coat, you don’t have to dress it up. The coat pretty much speaks for its self, especially when wearing one that’s longer in length. So as we continue to battle these brutal temperatures grab your favorite faux fur and look fabulous!

-The Style Report is written by Taylor Anthony; fashion intern for The Grey Area.

Style Trend-A new look on an old friend

Never a fan of the skinny jean I found this to be a refreshing style trend. From the desk of ChicStylezLLC I present to you the Boyfriend jean

Frame Denim Le Garcon distressed slim boyfriend jeans

Understand the trend and learn the look here “The Boyfriend Jean”

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” ~Ralph Lauren