Friday, May 27, 2016

Posh Beauty! Friday Face

FKA Twigs.  I've discovered her musical talent on the search for something a bit more interesting and refreshing than the standard Top 40 fare.  I became intrigued by her back story and the silly unwarranted drams surrounding her engagement to R.P.   Undoubtedly, character, talent and kindness surpass hate and negativity always and demonstrate true beauty.  Stay Posh!

Regal



Hi haters!!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Posh Style! Keeping it Raw

Perfectly undone.  Stay Posh!


kyrzayda deconstructed


making mules look fresh


Got me rethinking denim skirts
images via: kyrdayda, pinterest

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Posh Style! Hanging Loose


WARDROBE BASICS SERIES:  Tunics

Maybe it's my rebellious tendency to go left when everyone else is going right...but I love wearing a good tunic or peasant blouse during the summer.

I know this goes against the popular style tastes for summer.  In general practice, summer style for the masses is baring everything within an inch of public nudity.  BT-dubs less clothing doesn't correlate with being cooler.  It's about fabric choices (breathability) and weight. Really? Yes really. Plus think of how much you could save in sunscreen!

Both feminine and demure--I think these looks are winners. Stay Posh!


Tosha via Bambi's Armoire



Classic Blk



mixing it up

Your Turn

Jcrew  Mariner Style
Nordstrom Peasant Perfection
FreePeople Military Inspired


images via: pinterest and bambi's armoire

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Posh Style! How to Wear Cut-Offs and Still be Interesting


WARDROBE BASICS SERIES: DENIM CUT-OFFS

Denim cut-offs are a fun and easy summer option. However summer basics don't have to be BASIC... think small + large, fitted + oversized, bold + neutral.  You get the idea.  Stay Posh!


Layers and heels





Accessorized ( probably would lose one of these...still cute though!)




Caz

Colorful 



Images via: DBE, LACOOL, Stuff She Likes

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Posh Style Obsession! White Shirt + Statement Bag


As a big fan of simplicity I love the idea of this look.  Especially, as a casual POC or interesting neutral.  These bags are pretty pricy and big statements but the same look can be achieved with more moderate brands too.  Stay Posh!


Fem (backwards shirt...meh IMHO)



Neutral




 Bold


Your Turn

ZARA BLUE
JCREW GOLDY
NORDSTROM PALE NEUTRAL



Images via: LACool,  Death by Elocution

Monday, May 16, 2016

Posh Quotes! Monday Motivation: Purging

Purging is equally if not more important than acquiring.  This fact gets lost in the shuffle sometimes.  Stay Posh!


Friday, May 13, 2016

Posh Beauty! Friday Face: Lindsay

Simply gorgeous...Lindsay Montero. Breaking all the rules of what beautiful is...short hair don't care!

Stay Posh!


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Posh Style! New Ish

Slowly but surely the first collection of Societe Urbane is coming together nicely.  It's been a fun journey as I continue to build this little brand.  A few new pieces are up at Societe Urbane, check them out and let me know what you think.




Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Posh Style! Cover Up

Summer time!  No doubt right about now you are either itching to show off your hard earned "beach body" or sowing seeds of deep regret of having indulged one too many times in a comfort meal this winter.

Well for those that fit in the category of the former I am here for you...posting on one of my favorite aspects of beach and pool style.  The cover-up.  No it's not just about your swimsuit but it's how you accessorize...you gotta COOR-DI-NATE...(see the movie Boomerang if you don't get the joke).  Anyway here are a few cool options that I curated for you. Stay Posh! 










Your Turn

Mara Hoffman Caftan
Nordstrom Calypso Island
Nordstrom  Green Dragon Kimono


Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday Motivation! Focus on the Good

A new friend at dinner this weekend shared what I thought was a simple but enlightening way to look at life/perceived problems.  He said think of life like the sky and problems like clouds...how they roll in and out, sometimes big sometimes small, at times there are no clouds at all.  So simple.  The essence was just go with it. Invariably, we have no control over the weather.

I've been reflecting on that a lot so I loved this thought below for #MondayMotivation.  Stay Posh!


Friday, May 6, 2016

Posh Beauty! Friday Face

Cindy. Crawford's. Daughter/Twin.  Now does this fit the parameters of unconventional....probably not.  But the resemblance was so uncanny I couldn't resist.  Such a beauty. .Stay Posh!



Thursday, May 5, 2016

Posh Beauty! I LOVE Your Hair


I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!! Uhhohhh here it comes..."How do you get it to do THAT?



I've posted a couple times about my hair.  It's a phenomenon for some people. This is strange to me because...it is just my hair...that grows out of my head (just like yours btw)...but nonetheless I am forced into daily conversations about it. And in most instances it is with people that I would couch with having an unhealthy curiosity.

Some people revel in sharing the minutiue of how they get their hair to do certain things--there is a whole YouTube industry dedicated to it in fact.  But for me there are a myriad of other things I'd rather talk about other than my hair--like how obsessed I am with that cat from Expedition Unknown on the Travel Channel. That dude is hilarious.  But I digress... In fact, the whole reason I let my hair do it's natural thing was because I didn't want to think about it or spend anymore time on it than necessary. But still the fascination persists.

Recently,  I watched a women have a ten minute conversation with my Barre instructor about her new braids.  First of all seriously? Braids have been around for EONs.  I questioned whether this was the first time the woman felt "comfortable" enough to "have the conversation." If so....well...never mind I should just leave that unsaid.  But again this conversation is/was btw was unnecessary because all manner of the how and why can be found readily on the internet (specifically YouTube--if you find yourself to be one of the morbidly curious simply search "natural hair" see what comes up).  

Nonetheless she persisted, so then it led me to my second question --Was she GETTING braids..the answer is hell no.  If you haven't guessed she was a very straight haired brunette.  Anyway the essence of my point here is that people should be able to generally do what they want to their hair and go about their business. AND they should not have to share their haircare routine with the world--unless they choose or are getting paid to do so.  Pay the compliment and keep it moving. 

Apparently, DOVE agrees with my somewhat salient point.  While I don't use Dove hair products (currently),  I do love the sentiment of what they are trying to do here so I thought their new campaign was worth a post...  Again, might I suggest paying the compliment and then carrying on with your day?

Call it a teaching moment.  You are welcome.  Stay Posh!




Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Posh Style! Easy Summer Style: Denim Jumpsuit

I apologize in advance for the multiple denim posts.  It's just that type of season.  Easy breezy.  That's the best way to approach summer in general.

I love the idea of the simplicity of these jumpsuits.  I DO NOT however recommend them for a festival or any other type of event where you have to use the facilities with haste.  Just sayin.  Anyhooo....Versatile. Modern. Boho.   Stay Posh!

Girls Off Fifth

Random chic doing the near impossible.  
Making overalls look REALLY REALLY cool. 


 Cute affordable option... Guess Denim Jumpsuit





Easy Summer Style
MY DIY Look 





Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Posh Style Alert! It's Officially Sandal Time--- Yassss!

So umm, full disclosure.  I have been attempting to let my toenails "breathe."  I don't think they'd seen the light of day for years due to fairly religiously consistent pedicures.  I decided one day that couldn't be good, so I've been going au natural for about 6 months.

Let's just say I'm getting used to it.  No polish is a weird one for me, it's like no lipstick in public.  Nonetheless,  I am still excited for sandal season.  I've chosen a few of my favorite looks.  Stay Posh!

High heeled sandal in unexpected (read hard to wear) color 
WDUGT NYC


Miss B... in mules from ASOS



Madewell slip ons --LOVE! 


Images via: Madewell, Atlantic Pacific and WDUGT