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Welcome to my blog. Here I share fashion and personal style tips. I hope you leave with something that makes your life easier. Enjoy!

The Style File

The Style File

Have you ever thought about some of the styles you are naturally drawn to? The stylish wide-leg culottes, that navy power suit or that romantic maxi dress with the ruffle detail. We all have our likes and dislikes when it comes to style or what I like to call our style personality.
Fashion Nova  Top and Jeans

Fashion Nova Top and Jeans

I find that my style is a mix of 3 style personalities with one dominating most of the time. My dominant style personality is ALLURING. This sensual style is all about enhancing the form. Fabrics that cling to the body and show the female form with the emphasis on the waist. Creating the hourglass figure is the goal. This style is less vulnerable to fashion trends and stays in style for a longer time. Examples: fitted jeans, fitted ribbed top or dress, slit skirt, leather pant and halter tops. Accessories can include drop earrings and chained handbag. 
Project subtle sensuality in curve hugging fabrics

Project subtle sensuality in curve hugging fabrics

My second style personality works best when I'm running errands and keeping up with my little guy and need to be flexible. The SPORTY personality is relaxed, casual and most importantly comfortable. Fabrics can be fitted with stretch or loose for movement. Sporty clothing tend to disguise in some cases rather than emphasize the figure. The style tells the world that you're active, energetic and cheerful. This style typifies the "American Style." Examples: denim dress, shift dress, cropped pants, flounce skirt and chinos. Accessories can include the simple studs and cross-body bag.
H&M black denim button-down dress

H&M black denim button-down dress

The stretchy design allows flexibility

The stretchy design allows flexibility

The last personality that makes an appearance every now and then embodies the look of a Southern Belle. The ROMANTIC style personality pretty much speaks for itself. This style is dainty, soft and girlish. The gentle and feminine look says, "I'm nurturing, warm and compassionate." Styles can be flowing and unstructured. Think bows, floral prints and sheer fabrics. Examples: Sun dress, sheer blouses, ruffled jackets and floral skirts. Accessories can include vintage earrings and embroidered purse.
Catherine Malandrino Sun Dress 

Catherine Malandrino Sun Dress 

Silk and cotton fabric enhance this girlish look

Silk and cotton fabric enhance this girlish look

Now I've explained the essence of each style that suits my own personal style. Perhaps you can identify with some of these styles or perhaps not. No worries, there are 4 other style personalities that perhaps you do identify with. But I'm going to save those for another day. Tell me...can you identify with any of the three style personalities and if so which one? Enquiring minds want to know. 
Arcadia Mania

Arcadia Mania

The Cocktail Hour (Summer Edition)

The Cocktail Hour (Summer Edition)