Friday, September 4, 2015


What better time to do some seasonal transition shopping than during the Labor Day holiday. It's too hot for sweater weather but not early to take advantage of great deals that will save you more money. Take advantage of the great Nordstrom sales happening right now!That's right up to 50% off the retail price on designer labels. We bring you six must have key pieces that you will want to invest in for fall/winter. Have a safe Labor Day weekend and happy shopping!
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015


September is here and with it comes our first autumn/winter 2015 fashion preview. It may be sad to see the last days of summer dissipate, especially if you are on the east coast in the U.S. The summers are quite short, so every day is a gift…well depending on the level of humidity. Without a doubt, September is a very busy month. The kids go back to school, fall fashion is blooming and New York Fashion Week is just days away in the city that never sleeps. Now it's time to look at what's trending and buzz worthy when it comes to fall styles. One Style at a Time is bringing you key pieces that you will want to take note of when shopping this season. If you recall back in February during New York Fashion Week we mentioned how Pamella Roland’scollection was inspired by Paris in the 70s. This past spring/summer we continued to see this bohemian decade going in full force. Well hold on to your fringes, suede, stacked platform heels and floppy hats because more of the same is here to stay!
Of course textures, patterns and a long overdue option of faux fur were all part of this season’s runway ensemble. Take a page from coveted collections from Zimmermann, Ralph Lauren, Nina Ricci, Anna Sui and Chloe to name a few. Today our fall forecast kicks off with Victorian blouses, fringes, faux fur, capes, fringes and patchwork. Take your pick fashionistas and leave your comments below. Tell us what styles and trends you’re excited for this fall.


Monday, August 24, 2015


What can be more exciting than discovering a fashion collection that's inspired by art, travel, music, vintage movies and actually tells a story? Today we introduce you to a very talented fashion designer from San Antonio, Texas by the name of Blanquita Sullivan. She is the founder and creative director of Bonjour Biqui. If the name doesn't resonate just yet, I promise by the end of this post you will definitely want to know more. Recently, One Style at a Time had the pleasure of speaking with Blanquita who is not only an inspiring force in fashion but highly talented with a unique point of view and a fascinating personal background. 

ONE STYLE AT A TIME: When did you realize you wanted to be a fashion designer?

Blanquita: My grandmother, Blanca had a beautiful collection of costume jewelry, vintage furs, hats, and clothes. As a little girl, I spent hours at her house digging through her things and dressing up.  The walls in her bedroom were lined with a striking set of autographed photos of Hollywood silent stars from the 1920s (from when she lived in California as a young girl).  One of my favorites was signed “to Blanca, with love from Rudolph Valentino”. She told me the stories of the opera, wore bright lipstick and taught me to sew.  I suppose it was with her that I realized I wanted to make beautiful things.

Sunday, August 9, 2015


There are so many ways to change your style or jazz up any look. One sure way to do this is by incorporating the right jewelry to your outfit. At One Style at a Time, we like to always provide our readers with valuable information about products and brands we love and that strike the right fashion note. Today we bring you a product review for the Madison bangle bracelet by Robert Matthew. If the brand name rings a bell then you are right fashionista because we previously did a product review for their Scarlett handbag (valued at $199 and I can happily report, the bag continues to hold up quite well after much use). 

When Robert Matthew sent over the Madison bracelet I couldn't wait to see how it looked in person in comparison to the online photo. If you enjoy jewelry that is polished, elegant and lightweight, then you're in for a treat. The bonus is it only retails for $75 and comes in a lovely velvet pouch inside of a gift box. With a simplistic design, it's perfect to wear alone or layered with other bangles. Its silver plated  (also available in rose gold) and includes seven round cubic zirconia stones for a touch of extra glam. It's 6mm in width and 17cm in length with a secure hinge fastening which I found very simple to open or close all on your own. The only notable concern was the circumference size of the bracelet if you happen to have a large wrist, this 6mm size might be too small. 

Overall this bangle bracelet makes a great gift. You can't go wrong with Robert Matthew's accessories. From its high quality, style and functionality, it's a guaranteed compliment magnet! Head on over to for much more. 


Monday, August 3, 2015


Lately, there have been many discussions with regard to all the sheer clothing being worn on the red carpet to what is sold even at your local retailer. If you recall back in 2014 at the CFDA awards, Rihanna stunned the world when she wore a nude fishnet custom Adam Selman dress, headscarf and gloves covered in 216,000 Swarovski crystals. That moment seemed to have left a mark in fashion history and although little was left to the imagination RiRi dazzled in her beauty. 

Sure we have seen celebrities wear tons of see through (remember the 2015 Met Gala event and gowns worn by Beyonce and JLO caused lots of comments). Still, sheer panels and illusion cutouts are even visible in bridal wear as well as prom dresses these days. Keep in mind that it all begins on the runway when designers plant the seed for many trends for good or for bad. Nudity has become more prevalent. If you look around magazine photo shoots are more provocative these days and the envelope gets pushed more than ever. Of course, there is the old adage that sex sells but when is it just too much? Showing a bit of skin can be quite titillating if done the right way. Surely, there is nothing sexier than being confident in your own skin but also leaving something to the imagination is key. In the words of Marc Jacobs, "Young girls need to learn sexiness isn't about being naked". Such a strong and poignant message for young women today. Do you think that fashion is going too far with so much sheer in their designs? How do you incorporate the sheer trend in your style?


Monday, July 27, 2015


Summer trends are peaking as much as the high temperatures and we are highlighting five fashionista favorites today. Let's begin with the floral midi dress. This ladylike look takes a page from decades past where the hem was just a bit over the knee. With the right heels or wedge shoe, you can be sure that it will take you from work events right into the weekend. Take for example the floral option from Ann Taylor. With a comfortable and flattering cut, it also includes a touch of lace, short dolman sleeves, and a self-tie belt. Next up is the over the shoulder peasant blouse. Not everyone can wear a crop top so another way to show a little skin, keep cool and stay on trend would be to wear an over the shoulder dress or blouse. It's perfect for the beach or a night out on the town and while you wear this bohemian look why not accessorize it with our next favorite trend, bohemian style jewels. Look around and you will find these accessories in all price ranges and easy to use with just about any summer look. If you have been reading our blog for some time then you know that we previously told you all about the fringe trend alert and this has continued on as a favorite summer trend with handbags. Yes, that seventies vibe has continued on with suede bags and shoes everywhere for 2015. (Note hold on to your fashion fringes because fall/winter '15 promises to keep this trend going strong). The fifth and final hot to trot trend for summer is the color coral. You're thinking coral is a summer staple and yes that is true. The difference is that this tangerine/red hue now has exploded with so many shades in lip and nail colors that it is quite deserving of a top notch mention. So One Style at a Time readers, which of these summer favorite fives are your top pick? Comment below and make sure you visit and follow on throughout our social media network that can be found on the home page. 


Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Comfort is certainly a main factor when it comes to summer clothing. It's tough to imagine not being able to wear shorts, a summer dress, t-shirts, capris and of course maxi dresses. However, unless your are blessed with great height and long Gisele Bundchen legs there might be a bit of a challenge with fit. The key is to find prints that are small and won't swallow up your petite frame or even worse make you look short and frumpy. So stay clear from large bold florals or exuberant dots and stripes. Remember, a lot of tricks with fashion and styling has to do with tricking the naked eye. If from the beginning the maxi dress is just too long then you should try one of two things; a great pair of wedge heels or a visit to your local tailor. Yes, unfortunately you may have to pay a few extra dollars to get that fabulous maxi hemmed to fit just right. You certainly don't want to risk taking a tumble and being called fashion roadkill (hello Carrie Bradshaw from the Sex and the City episode 'The Real Me', circa 2001). If the length is a slight problem maybe a great heel can help give you that slight needed boost. It's all about elongating that body frame so opt for solid colors, a v-neck and stay clear from tent like silhouettes.

The final stage is accessorizing this great maxi with either a floppy hat, the right pair of over-sized sunglasses and some pieces of jewelry to bring up the sparkle factor. You will feel like a sleek, elegant summer goddess. Need some ideas? Scroll below and of course comments are welcome. If you know anyone that could use some of these tips, feel free to share the link fashionistas!



Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Paris is always a good idea, especially when you add the couture factor. Some of the top names in fashion today have put together exclusive haute couture collections for fall/winter 2015. Sure everyone's still in summer mode, but on the runway it was all about the complexity of details and the exuberance that only high fashion can portray. Is it over the top beading, feathering, embellishments and hours beyond hours of manual work for many atelier workers? Absolutely! Fashion is a business so of course couture is a big muscle in the industry's machine. By now stylists and top name celebrities have probably already snatched some of these gowns and are planning for their next big red carpet moments. It will be interesting to see if any of these make an appearance perhaps on Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Watts or Emily Blunt. All afore mentioned were in attendance during this week's couture week in Paris. Coincidence? Totally not. For those fashionistas at heart we leave you with some close up details from some favorites from Chanel, Schiaparelli, Versace and Ralph & Russo. For those that shrug their shoulders to couture, well why not take a moment and observe a magnified look at some of these designs. It may not be ready to wear, but on some level its reassuring to know that the craftsmanship and creative design element in fashion still exists in 2015. It certainly leaves room for discussion and inspiration. 


Friday, July 3, 2015


Wishing all the fashionistas in the United States a Happy Fourth of July weekend. Take some time for yourself and enjoy it your way. Everyone outside of the U.S. have a spectacular weekend. What are your plans? Any shopping on the agenda?


Monday, June 29, 2015


When you're putting together your summer look you know you can't go anywhere without your favorite pair of sunglasses. Of course, these days they are year round staples but during the longer days of summer you want great protection and of course a fashionable pair that makes a great statement. So what's trending with sunnies this season? The retro vibe continues going strong, from the very round frames to the popular cat eye. Now, if you want a bit of a more modern look then you will certainly enjoy frames with floral patterns, colored frames or tinted lenses. Over-sized and square sunglasses were also big on the runway for spring/summer 2015 as well as lenses with the ombre effect. The fan favorite cat eyes and aviators. So make sure you find a pair that you are comfortable with and have a little fun with your selection, remember the fourth of July is days away. You can always have a basic pair for all occasions and then a funky, fashionable pair to  just lounge by the beach or pool. Below we are showing you some of our favorite styles from the spring/summer 2015 campaigns and picks to check out when you go shopping. Don't forget to comment below and share what your favorite sunnies style or shape that you prefer. Come back later this week for a bonus blog post right here at One Style at a Time! 
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