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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Back to Basics: Silk Staples

While the new year inspires a fresh start for many, this year has been all about getting "Back to Basics" for me. From simplifying my beauty routine to buying more practical flats instead of sky high heels, it's what inspired this series. And despite the negative connotation the word "basic" has taken on, I'm hoping to inspire you to simplify things in your life. To splurge on those pieces you reach for day after day, and to try to find your way back to a time before arm parties and tulle skirts...


Think back to the last time you wore a slip... Maybe never? Think back to the last time you wore a sheer dress, fitted skirt, or thin top? A lot more recently, right? All of those garments require the right undergarments and while a great fitting bra works wonders, it's just the beginning. A great silk slip or camisole can prevent all sorts of fashion blunders from clingy skirts to see-through knits. 

Call me old fashioned, but I own several slips and half slips and they are a definite necessity. Especially for those in a professional/business setting; I wore them all the time back in my finance days and they made cheaper skirts from Forever 21 and the like much more work appropriate. It totally doesn't hurt that worn alone, silk slips can be ultra sexy. This lace trim slip from Luxxie Boston definitely does double duty! (And just in time for Valentine's Day!)






Luxxie Bralette Silk Slip c/o Luxxie Boston  ///  Anne Klein Leopard Print Pumps (similar)  //  Luxxie Bustier Silk Cami c/o Luxxie Boston   //  Lucky Brand Brooke Skinny Jeans  //  Stuart Weitzman Nude Pumps (similar)



Do you own any slips? What are your preferred garments for keeping a smooth silhouette?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What I Wore: Fall Flannel

"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves.                          I skip down the street and run against the wind." -Leo Buscaglia


Today remember this: you are never too old to play in a pile of leaves or enjoy an old fashioned snow day. Put on your boots and run with the dog through the fresh powder. Playfully push your partner into a pile of soft snow. Enjoy the little things.







Lucky Brand Boyfriend Flannel (sold out, similar)  //  LOFT Skirt (similar)  //  Banana Republic Matte Tights  //  Lauren Ralph Lauren Boots (old)  //  Bauable Bar Earrings c/o Bauble Bar

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Weekend Wire!

Hello, weekend! It's such a beautiful snowy Saturday but unfortunately I have a million and one things to do today. You guys enjoy it for me ok? Lots of puppy snuggles, hot chocolate, and Netflix required. 



Recently on Style-Wire.com...
2015 Blog Action Planner
Back to Basics: Intimates
Style Wire Goes to the Auto Show
What I Wore: A Very Blustery Day

...Coming up next Week on Style-Wire
What I Wore
Health Beat
Back to Basics

This week in Boston...
Gardner Museum Open Studios: Sculpture Lab  12pm, January 24
Patriots Super Bowl Send Off Rally  11am, January 26
GA+ WeWork Present Ladies Lounge: Renew  6pm, January 27
The Good Ones Balvenie Power Hours  January 25 & January 27


Stay warm & stay safe my friends! For scenes from my weekend follow along with me on TwitterInstagram, Pinterest, & Facebook!


 Have an event you'd like to share? Email me at egarza@style-wire.com.

Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 Blog Action Planner

I keep a lot of calendars; On my iPhone I use Sunrise App which syncs with my Google Calendar, but I also have my Kate Spade planner in which I keep track of personal events and holidays, and then there's my blog calendar which is essential for keeping on top of deadlines, ideas, and to-dos. 


I've searched high and low for the perfect blog planner, but for the last few years I've just used a three ring binder with a printable monthly calendar and tabs with clear pockets to hold contracts, receipts, business cards, and the like. I tried tracking things digitally, but it got to be so tedious. Paper felt much more organized to me. This year I discovered the Blog Action Planner and am in love! It fits my binder system, has multiple styles of calendars (year at a glance, month, week) and is filled with extras like social media pages, giveaway trackers, income & expense spreadsheets, and more.




I consider the Blog Action Planner an essential for any blogger. It's helped me stay much more organized and on top of things. Part calendar and organization system, part inspiration guide, the Blog Action Planner comes with writing prompts, notable dates for content creation, and a plethora of tools and resources. I only wish I had discovered it sooner; then I wouldn't be scrambling to organize last years expenses for the upcoming tax season! 

The planner is a steal at only $19, but you can get $2 off with code BLOGACTION15. The 2015 Blog Action Planner is available for purchase here! 

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How do you stay organized?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Back to Basics: Intimates

While the new year inspires a fresh start for many, this year has been all about getting "Back to Basics" for me. From simplifying my beauty routine to buying more practical flats instead of sky high heels, it's what inspired this series. And despite the negative connotation the word "basic" has taken on, I'm hoping to inspire you to simplify things in your life. To splurge on those pieces you reach for day after day, and to try to find your way back to a time before arm parties and tulle skirts...

I'd like to start with some of the most basic garments of all: underwear. I don't know about you, but I like mine nude and seamless. You may prefer classic black and be all about support, but whatever you need, a trip to the Bra Fit Stylists at Intimacy Copley Place will leave you feeling confident, sexy, and in some great fitting garments.



A stylist leads you into their chic fitting rooms and puts you in a silk robe and together you evaluate your current bra sitch. (Mine? Dingy, ill-fitting, and slightly embarrassing.) Your stylist will then fit you and find your European size, which is often very different from American bra sizing. This experience can be as hands on or off as you want; these stylists have seen it all, in every possible shape and size so there is no need to be shy. You're then given a gorgeous selection of luxury bras to choose from and try on and once you've made your selection they can help you choose matching underwear as well. I went home with a set from MarieJo that I absolutely love. It fits like a dream and leaves me standing taller, feeling more confident, and ready to take on the world. Their bras ring in at over $100 with some styles retailing up to $200 but it's well worth the splurge (hence why I skimped on the wine!).


So let's be honest, when was the last time you treated yourself to some luxury lingerie shopping? I think it's about time! 

Intimacy
Copley Place
100 Huntington Avenue 
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 277-7887