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August 2014

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Why I’ll Always Wear White After Labor Day + Tips

August 29, 2014

 The whole not wearing white after Labor Day “rule” is OUT (and archaic). I continue to wear white through September, especially since I live in the desert and shorts take up a large portion of my closet. I simply use less white in my wardrobe and make sure my main pieces are dark colored or bolder patterns. If you’re going to wear a full on white piece of clothing later in the fall and in winter, just choose an off-white (Vogue approved).   I find white to be classy and clean, but please don’t wear bright whites in the snow (exception – ski wear)! Men, these rules pertain to you as well. Esquire has a great post on tips and tricks. Here are some ideas:

  • If I wear white shoes, I stick to sandals with other detailing or a black, brown or navy and white pattern.
  • Stick to darker colors, or the classic black and white.
  • Limit to one article of clothing, such as a white tee or top with a nice burgundy cardi. Or do white bottoms (i prefer off-white in this case) and a rich in color sweater, charcoal gray, etc. For shoes I like a nice brown boot. Michael Kors has some great examples of this for men and women.

What I’ll be wearing this September.

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|Portofino Shirt + Shorts|

P.S. I’m working with a couple of Vegas clients on their wardrobes this upcoming week. I will have some Fall personal shopping excursions to share with you soon! Please fill out a form here if interested in hearing more about Personal Shopping.

Yours Truly,

S

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My (early) Fall Picks + Inspiration

August 21, 2014


 

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Leather Pants + Sweater | Men’s Suit Jacket | Bordeaux Coat + Sweater | Men’s Denim Jacket Look | Women’s Leather Jacket | Men’s Plaid Shirt | Women’s Shirt + Sweater Combo

Recently I was in Santa Monica and Hollywood visiting a friend. While visiting I soaked up the fashion both men and women were wearing. People in L.A. have an advantage to the rest of the country – they get to enjoy perfect weather 365 days a year. Not too hot and not too cold. Perfect to show off the latest fashion. While walking around Santa Monica I noticed a mix of grungy Kurt Cobain-esque kids walking around in cut-off jean shorts, crop tops, red tartan plaid shirts tied around their waists, and chunky shoes like doc-martins. And then with the more sophisticated looking mod-wear on our upper 20’s and up crowds. Personally, I LOVE the sophisticated mod look. The grunge I’m not so sure about, but I managed to find a few looks off of Nordstrom.com for inspiration to my fall shopping list. The leather jacket and bordeaux Michael Kors coat I’m dying to buy! Let me know what you like!

Yours Truly,

S

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Mint + White + Navy: My New Summer Staple

August 18, 2014

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I’m pretty obsessed with mint nowadays. During all the Memorial Day sales I picked up these ultra-comfortable mint shorts and this white sweater, both from Gap. I got them both for 40% off, as I love Gap’s sales. I usually don’t walk in there unless there’s a sale or if I have a coupon. Anyway, I LOVE this white sweater. It’s perfect for cool summer evenings and you can throw it on with basically anything. I took it to Chicago for Fourth of July as it was a bit chilly that weekend, and this past weekend I wore it on the Santa Monica Pier at night. I always like having a nice white sandal during the summer months, and a navy tank should always be a closet staple as well. This bag I’ve been taking on all my travels and to work, got it 50% off. They have a range of colors to choose from in that bag. Very Kate Spade. People are always surprised when I tell them I got it from The Limited. This relaxed yet polished look definitely fitted the California atmosphere this past weekend. Now I’m just dreaming of being back at the beach!

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Yours Truly,

S

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The Perfect White Summer Dress + Giada Las Vegas

August 13, 2014

I recently had a chance to dine at the new Giada Delaurentis restaurant at The Cromwell Las Vegas…

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Dress | Bag | ShoesBelt | Watch

I thought this white dress I picked up from Nordstrom would be perfect for the occassion. And at only $46 – It was a steal! I love the back slit & buttons the best. I topped it off with a navy blue bow belt and navy blue clutch. I think I was channeling my inner Giada with this one. I love her style and the fact that her husband is a designer for Anthropologie!

 

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All I can say is it was the best dining experience I’ve had in Vegas thus far. The food and customer service were both exceptional. They even gave us a tour around the restaurant before we were seated, and walked us by the pasta station where they make it all fresh from scratch!

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We had the best seats in the house, facing the Bellagio fountains. I had a nice pinot noir, bacon wrapped dates, pizzette, spaghetti, chicken cacciatore, and a trio sampler of tiramisu for dessert (the PB & J was THE BEST). I can’t wait to go back and try the lunch and breakfast menus. Definitely a must if you want to do some fine dining in Vegas!

Hope you are having a fabulous week!

Yours truly,

S

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My First Post

August 9, 2014

Hi Everyone!

Seeing that this is my first blog post ever, I wanted to give you a little inside to my life and what The Shop On Call is about:

First of all, this is my first real blog, and I wanted something to be side-by-side with the start-up I’m creating, which is a personal shopping service for anyone, of any age, of any budget, in any place. Pretty easy? Yup! I’d love to invite you to reach out to me and let me know how I can help you! I am your personal concierge of sorts. We’ll talk, laugh, and you will get to know me as I will get to know you. I’m available by appointment via phone, Skype, FaceTime, or whatever you want!

The point is– I’m welcoming you into my life so you can learn more about me. Online personal shopping (or virtual personal shopping as I would like to call it) is not just a one-way street. You want to be comfortable with whoever you choose to help you create your own personal style.

So about me- Well I’m a west coast lady with a midwest heart. I’m between Chicago and Las Vegas all the time. I grew up mostly in the suburbs near Chicago, which means I learned how to brave the cold and I have good taste in food (Loumalnati’s deep-dish pizza anyone?). I love baking, crafting, and classic movies. I have a wicked sense of humor, which I am sure will creep out at some point on this blog. Until then, here’s more about me:

  •  I call both Las Vegas and Chicago home
  • My favorite season is fall – mainly because you can buy pumpkin everything and, well.. Football!
  • I landed my first fashion internship on Chicago’s famed Oak Street my senior year of High School when I was just 18.
  • Kate Middleton (the Duchess) is my hero.
  • I have a distaste for Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream… The color mint on everything else, I adore.
  • On my spare time I enjoy designing lingerie and formal wear.
  • I’m addicted to Pinterest, Nordstrom, baking, and the Chicago Bears.
  • I’m a Sigma Kappa Alumna.
  • I’ve worked for popular names such as Luca Luca, Nordstrom, and Michael Kors.
  • When I was a toddler, I would wake up and tell my mom, “Let’s go shopping!”… And that’s when my obsession began!

 

Showing off my Bears jersey ;)

Showing off my Bears jersey 😉

I can’t wait to start sharing my life with you!

 Your’s Truly,

S