Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Orange Is The New...Fall MUST Have

It is no surprise that color is a key component when it comes to fashion. It can direct an entire collection, it can determine the vibe of a look and can impact a shopping decision instantly. Every year there seems to be a color that stands out from the rest and grabs our attention, depending on a season of course. According to the folks at Pantone the color for 2014 was 'Radiant Orchid', but it seems orange has made a stern impact for many Designers and Fashionistas. If you are a Netflix watcher than the title "Orange is the New Black" may sound familiar? That's because its one of the most popular comedy series and recent nine time Emmy nominee.
So from television to the runway orange made a strong presence not only for Spring but also for Fall 2014. Designers such as Carolina Herrera, Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, Missoni and Zac Posen were just a few to show a splash of citrus to enhance the basic dark palettes for this coming season. So don't shy away from brightening your cooler days of fall and winter. So One Style at a Time readers, tell us if this color is a thumbs up or thumbs down for you. Scroll below and share your thoughts on this hot fall trend!

Prabal Gurung at New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 via STYLEBISTRO
Zac Posen hair and makeup Fall 2014 via BellaSugar

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Transitional Fall Wear Under $100

The clock is ticking louder as the month of August brings the last few weeks of summer. A sense of melancholy hits the air as talks begin of back to school, end of summer vacations and cooler temperatures. Yet the upside to a pre-fall discussion is of course the FASHION!
What can you look forward to in September and upcoming autumnal months? All the Fall previews in your favorite fashion magazines, New York Fashion Week and of course a little shopping to revamp your look. The milder temperatures have sparked earlier than usual conversations of how to transition your wardrobe from flip flops to boots, or from t-shirts to sweaters. One Style at a Time wants to give you some effective and affordable options in case you are wondering how to transition to this coming fall season. Lets begin with some basics and neutrals, just to get you started.
Tell us what your favorite pieces are and what you are mostly looking forward to when it comes to Fall and its Fashion for 2014. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Social Building And Style Blogging

'Connect, Social, Like, Share' are all words we are so familiar with when it comes to the techie world we live in today. There is no doubt that person to person connections may have dwindled, but it is still believed to be the best way to genuinely build relationships. To say social media is a powerful tool may sound beyond redundant but it really is such a massive part of the world's day to day. From personal to business, staying connected and sharing content online can be exciting. However, the information overload and constant trying to stay up to date can be at times what's the word? ah yes, overwhelming. If you are in our arena of blogging or social marketing, than you know that staying relevant and informed can keep be a round the clock job. 

Just like One Style at a Time there are many fellow bloggers and social media mavens that are busy researching, editing photos, composing and editing a story or revamping their marketing strategy. For some its a business and for others its a personal endeavor. Regardless of the road taken it’s a communication tool, a passion and point of view. If you are in the eye of the tiger of online blogging and making strides as a social influencer than kudos to you! We hope you stay connected with us through any or all of our online platforms. Stop by drop us a note and tell us where we can find YOU! Share with us your techniques of building your community and what has worked and what hasn't. Let’s chat, let’s connect. Ehem..(hashtag one style at a time)

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Linge Ballet Flats - Product Review

If there is one thing all women have in common is the shared need to find comfort in footwear. We love a great pair of heels whether they are sky high stilettos, kitten or stacked options. Yet, after a long work day what do you want to slip into? One Style at a Time has a special treat for you today Fashionistas! We are happy to introduce you to Linge Shoes. These ballet flats are inspired by the timeless footwear used for centuries by dancers and ballerinas. After being contacted on behalf of Linge Shoes to share a product review we put these lovely slippers to the test and here is what we found.

They have a soft leather full sole and lining that includes an elastic band that can be conveniently worn inside our outside of the foot. It includes an elastic tie to adjust for comfort. These flats are perfect for a long trip on a plane ride also to wear in the office, or anytime you need to give your feet a much needed break. They are light weight and supple and can be easily stored in a drawer at work or carried in a handbag.  However, they are best used as an indoor shoe since the thin sole might be too thin for walking rocky pavements. If you wear a half size you are best going up one size (if you wear a size 7.5 go for a size 8). If you have a love of flats, these shoes are an absolute must! What's the other plus, they retail for only $59 and can be found in a variety of colors such as black, caramel, charcoal, navy, nude, red, turquoise, fuchsia, white and more. Also, they are available for infants and children up to size 4. How great is that!

So ladies, visit  and get your pair today. You will feel as poised and elegant as a ballet dancer from an Edgar Degas painting. Perhaps you are already starting an early holiday shopping list, then add these to your gift list.

Let us know what you think of these adorable and stylish ballerina flats. Leave your comments on this product review below. 

 Disclaimer: I received a pair of Linge Shoes for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

TOP 8: Fall/Winter 2014 Ad Campaigns

Every year like clock work the fall/winter fashion buzz begins to heat up. Summer is still sizzling but the water cooler discussions about September magazine issues, ad campaigns and fashion week are on the agenda. Many labels have released their autumn campaign photos and here you will find some standouts that deserve to be mentioned. How can you not love the cloudy New York City backdrop with model Tilda Lindstam, while she freely swings away in her coat and ankle boots. This is 3.1 Phillip Lim's take on fall 2014 and we love it! Biased by our hometown being featured? Perhaps, but the composition of this photograph truly captures the essence of cooler, greyer days in the city. The fashion continues with the remaining seven ads you will see below. So while you sip on that frozen drink, iced coffee or however you may be enjoying the remaining weeks of summer - just know that there are some exquisite fall ads coming to your favorite glossies! Take in this small preview and let us know what are some of your favorites. Were there other campaigns that grabbed your attention and were not on our top eight? One Style at a Time wants to hear from YOU fashionistas! We welcome your comments below. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Oh For The Love Of Couture/Fall-Winter 2014

What is fashion if you don't have a little high end spectacular Haute Couture? While everyone in the states were looking to cool down a bit and hit the beaches, rainy Paris was hot and steamy on the runway. There was definitely no shortage of sheer, color, sparkle and over the top sexiness. The collections of these hand made pieces blew us away and many possible contenders for A-list celebrities. Surely many Hollywood stylists have snatched some of their favorites for their top notch clients.

Chanel and Dior are usually crowd pleasers but this time around we are going to highlight a few collections that stood out. It was quite a difficult task to just pick a few gowns but we didn't want to overwhelm you with 'too much' couture. Right. So Fashionistas get ready, One Style at a Time brings you Zuhair Murad, Alexandre Vauthier, Valentino, Atelier Versace and the every time knocks it out of the park, Elie Saab. Leave us your comments and tell us which collection deserves a big STAR! Did we miss anyone from your favorites list?

Zuhair Murad via

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Simplicity Is Always In Style

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"  ~ Leonardo Davinci. 
Those words couldn't be more true. Fashion can certainly be fun and shaking things up is sometimes necessary by using some of today's trends. Still when speaking to many women through the years about style what has lasting power is simplicity and elegance. Women have no problem investing their hard earned money on pieces that stand the test of time, (think dark blazer, white shirt, trench coat, black pumps/flats, LBD etc). Its undeniable that some of histories biggest fashion icons used their classic looks to their advantage. Looking for inspiration? Just Google Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana. All of these women exemplified the meaning of classic style without staying matronly or monotonouss. They knew how to stay modern with looks that women of all walks of life could relate to even today. You've all heard the saying 'less is more' in this case we are not referring to less clothing and provocative sex appeal. It's more about a dress that you wear and not that wears you or even just the right top and jeans that is clean and classic. That in itself is timeless and who doesn't want to fall into that category. Fashionistas these days know what they want and know what labels or designers can provide that minimalist look. Our motto is taking fashion One Style at a Time so tell us darling readers, what are your favorite classic looks? Do you believe that simplicity works for everyone or are you more of a rule breaker? Keep scrolling and drop us a note! Your opinions and comments are the toast of the day!


Monday, June 30, 2014

4th of July: Patriotic Style

Welcome to July Fashionistas! The days get warmer and the vacationers are packing their bags. Knocking at our door in the U.S. is our nation's biggest celebratory holiday, the 4th of July. For some its a long weekend for others a time to shop! With so many great sales here, there and everywhere just what do you buy?
First, do you have any summer essentials you still need to get? How about a maxi dress, a pair of sandals, summer jewelry, work attire, or just a fabulous handbag that takes you from day to night. No matter what is on your summer wish list, this weekend is the perfect time to wear a chic summer nautical look. What is your 4th of July style like? Do you keep it simple with a crisp white shirt, tank top, capri pants or denim shorts? Do you dress up your look with bold accessories and a great pair of wedge shoes or espadrilles for comfort? Scroll on down below One Style at a Time darlings and gain some fashion inspiration. Share with us how you will be celebrating and what will be your outfit of choice and WAIT...there's more. If you keep scrolling to the end of this post you will find exclusive links that will direct you to some one of a kind sales, promotions and more!!! Don't miss these great discounts happening right NOW. 

Happy 4th of July!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Flashback 40's Style

It's pretty clear that fashion is cyclical and that what was once 'in fashion' makes its way back somehow to our current times. Over and over we see how the influence of past decades makes a statement on the runway, inspires designers, stylists, makeup artists and even right at home in our closets. 

The 1940's was an era of pure elegance and femininity. It was a time heightened by details such as accessories, austere makeup and luxury. The 40's marked a special time not only in fashion but in cinema as well. Just think Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers and Veronica Lake just to name a very few from a very long list. Even today this era continues to inspire us and of course the higher fashion powers that be at Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle etc. Models as well as fashion editors continue to channel 40's fashion into their editorials (ex: Kate Moss for UK Vogue in 2011). 

So from Throwback Thursday to Fashion Friday we take a look back at some noteworthy 40's fashion that even today continues to make us swoon! 

So One Style at a Time readers, are you a fan of 1940's style? Is this an era that inspires your style?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hello Summer Whites

Adios Polar Vortex and Hello Summer! That's right Fashion lovelies, Summer is as of today officially here. The time has come to safely put away your wool winter coats, boots and boyfriend sweaters. By now you should have your flip flops ready for the beach, sunhats and your favorite pair of sunglasses on hand. Now nothing says summer like a classic white top, dress or slacks. Tis the season of the absence of color and the perfect opportunity to lighten your style a bit. By now you may have guessed that the Spring and Summer runway had plenty of white hot options. Indeed! From Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino to Marchesa the options are endless and lets not categorize this as a trend. White is as classic in summer as black is in winter.

Don't fret if you are not the go all white type of gal. You can play up the white with brights, patterns, animal prints, lace and the crowd and white. The best thing about fashion is that if a color doesn't flatter your figure or skin tone you can still play with it through accessories. Nothing is more fabulous than a great white, ivory or off white statement handbag or shoes. Wishing all the One Style at a Time a relaxing and fantastic Summer 2014! Scroll on down and tell if you are a fan of white during the warmer season. How do you incorporate classic white in your wardrobe? Any favorites below? 


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