This and That!

Hello Indianapolis Fashionistas.

I have been out in the “field” quite a bit the last two week, and sometimes it’s fun to sit back and remember some of the cool clothes and shoes my clients and I liked.

Indianapolis Personal Stylist Tips on Stores to Shop At

For starters…Jeans. Those of you who know me know this — I am a loyal follower of Lucky Brand Jeans. I love their quality, their fit, their finishes. I still am loyal to them…however, I recently took a very young client to Gap. I hadn’t shopped for jeans there in a while, and I was pleasantly surprised at their price point, variety and selection. Gap is a very good choice for basic jeans, especially if you have trouble finding jeans that fit. I was also delighted to find a Salmon Pink Bomber Jacket there in a silky satiny fabric. So pretty.

I also was happy with some very pretty clothes at JCrew. I have been seeing velvet jackets everywhere, and JCrew is on the band wagon. The store has a very pretty black velvet blazer you can wear through the holidays with bright colors, with a T for a casual Christmas party and beyond the holidays just to look sleek going out.

Of course, as temps drop, you’re probably like me and thinking — I need some new sweaters. I have been thrilled with some sweaters I have bought for myself. Of course for something different — color, design, fit — I love Anthropology. I found a pretty olive number with a cute design on the front with hot pink! Love its bells sleeves, too.

Ann Taylor had a very pretty cream sweater with a collar that can be worn as a cowl neck or off the shoulder. It was so soft and thick. I will wear it with jeans, my red pants, brown and burgundy cords, and some olive jeans. You will love the way it feels — the no. 1 test I use to pick winter sweaters.

If you want more luxury, Nordstrom has some beautiful winter sweaters. They are a higher price point, but you will love them. One of my clients bought two sweaters there. One was a pale pink with a beautiful cowl neck, and the other was a more classic turtleneck in a light grey. A neutral she can wear all winter and even into spring.

Finally, boots–we’er all thinking about them for winter. My all-time favorite boots for the long haul are Frye boots. They are classic; they are well made and yet high fashion. I bought some beautiful Chelsea boots last season during a sale. I love them, even though they are still a bit stiff and I am breaking them in.

Another brand I like is Blanco…made in Canada. My client bought a black and a brown bootie to round out her shoe wardrobe. They are comfortable, well made and have the pointy toe and beautiful leather. Check them out!

I also am eyeing some of the decorative flats out there I love embellishment and need to add a flat with some black in it. Also, I have seen some over the knee and high boots as well.

Check out some of these items:

Enjoy shopping!
Keep it sassy, Indy.

Beth Divine, Indianapolis Personal Stylist