13 08, 2017

How To Look Expensive With One-Tone Dressing

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , |

Tina, here. It's so easy I can't stop dressing like this. I pick one color (or non-color like white) and wear all different shades in that range. So take white; I'll wear ivory, pearl, ecru, etc. all together. It seems this way of one-tone dressing has really caught on. It's chic and it looks expensive. [...]

1 08, 2017

August: Shop Your Back-To-School Early Fall Must-Haves

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |

Tina, here. Good news - You will LOVE this year's Fall Styles. Some seasons I'm less than enthused, but we are in a golden age of good style right now. Your guide to the perfect fall wardrobe starts now, with this edition of early fall favorites for Back To School! And now,...let's talk early fall favorites [...]

30 07, 2017

Your Easy Back To School Uniform - Chic & Stylish

By | July 30th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tina, here. Back To School is for everyone now. Not just the kids. I get giddy this time of year. It's more than just the change of seasons, which I anticipate like a child waiting for Christmas. It's something about the smell of books and the band practicing in the schoolyard, new shoes and the [...]

28 07, 2017

Complete Insider Early Access: August Shop Your Back-To-School Early Fall Must-Haves

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome Complete Insiders to your exclusive early access edition, Complete Insider Early Access: Shop Your Back-To-School Early Fall Must-Haves Your guide to the perfect fall wardrobe starts now, with this edition of early fall favorites for Back To School! Be sure to check all month long for your exclusive Complete Insider access to early shopping and fun [...]

16 07, 2017

Read The Rules On Shopping Sales, Then Shop My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!

By | July 16th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , |

Tina, here. July means two things: high heat and summer sales. Especially the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I like Nordstrom for their free shipping and easy returns. And if you're familiar with their Anniversary Sale, you've been waiting all year for this day. But first. A few rules for sale shopping. Are you feeling a little [...]

13 07, 2017

SV Complete Early Access: Shop My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , |

Welcome Complete Insiders to your special edition, SV Complete Early Access: Shop My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks! This post will go public next week, so shop early before items sell out! July means two things: high heat and summer sales. Especially the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I like Nordstrom for their free shipping and easy returns. And if [...]

21 06, 2017

Never Wear This To Work (Interns, Please Hear Us) + Capsule Work Wardrobe

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , |

Tina, here. There is a real problem in the workforce. Human Resources is at its wit's end. That's why they call us in to help, to address the rather uncomfortable situation of what to wear to work, or more awkwardly, what not to wear. Ripped jeans have no place in the workplace, IMHO. If your [...]

16 06, 2017

Complete Insiders Early Access + Shop This: Capsule Work Wardrobe

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |


16 06, 2017

VIDEO - Summer Workwear 101

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hi everyone! Tina here. Workplaces have gotten more casual these days, but there are still a few rules we shouldn't abandon. Watch the video to learn my work-wear do's and don'ts!

6 06, 2017

Shop This: Tina's Favorite Summer Jacket

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , |Tags: , |

Tina, here. There's nothing boring about a classic. And one that keeps on giving summer after summer is truly worth every penny. I speak of a white denim jacket. Why are they just the best?? Because the collar frames your face nicely, denim breathes, it doesn't wrinkle, and you can bleach the white ones. Related: Shop [...]

4 06, 2017

What Men Want

By | June 4th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , |Tags: , |

Tina, here. Don't laugh. I'm not talking about in life. Just in their closets. What men want, that is. Does he wear cargo shorts? Merrells? College t-shirts? It might be time for a come to Jesus. Father's Day = Perfect Opportunity. I do know men don't want to be talked into buying clothes they're afraid [...]

2 06, 2017

SV Complete Early Access: What Men Want

By | June 2nd, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |

Welcome Complete Insiders to your exclusive vault edition, What Men Want. (I know, I'm laughing, too, at the attempt I'm making to assert this.) Be sure to check out your other exclusive Insider resources, only available to Complete Insiders like you (like this one, Summer Essentials!). Scroll through to see which posts and videos you may have [...]

7 05, 2017

Style Hacks For Layering With Sleeveless and Off-The-Shoulder Tops

By | May 7th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , |

Tina, here.   Aren't all those pretty off-the-shoulder tops we're seeing everywhere just darling!? And what about all the fabulous sleeveless tops with cut-away shoulders or a choker neckline? I'll tell you what they are, a bad reminder for some that they don't like their arms. Friends, I know so many women who hate their arms. [...]

5 05, 2017

Early Access: Shop Style Hacks For Layering With Sleeveless and Off-The-Shoulder Tops

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , |

Insiders, welcome to your Early Access: Shop Style Hacks For Layering With Sleeveless and Off-The-Shoulder Tops. Shop early to snag these items before this post goes public!  **Don't miss your Exclusive May Discounts on two of our must-haves! ** Aren't all those pretty off-the-shoulder tops we're seeing everywhere just darling!? And what about all the [...]

11 04, 2017

Capsule Wardrobe: What To Wear In A Pinch Almost Anywhere

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tina, here. It's time to rotate your closet. Winter clothes get put away, and spring/summer clothes come back out. If you have someone to help you with this laborious chore, lucky you. If you don't, while you're bemoaning all the mounds of clothes you apparently own but forgot about because they were hiding in the [...]

21 03, 2017

A Wardrobe Hero That Will Change Your Life

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Blazers have suffered from PR attacks lately. They're so underrated. But that's not my wardrobe hero to share with you today. It's what goes under a blazer.

26 02, 2017

How To Add A Statement Sleeve To Your Spring Look

By | February 26th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , |

  Tina, here. The statement shoulder is making friends with the statement sleeve. Reintroducing the gigot de mouton sleeve (leg of lamb or mutton). Thank God it is not the bum (miss-me no more) or the navel (bye bye Brit). The full sleeve is not the same thing as the bell-shaped sleeve. This is not a [...]

22 02, 2017

New Ways to Wear Your Black Blazer

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , |

Hi everyone, Tina here! Today we're in one of Nashville's hippest boutiques in one of Nashville's coolest neighborhoods. We're in Emerson Grace in 12 South. This happens to be my neighborhood, and I love this shop. So, one question we get a lot from people is "How else can I wear my black blazer?"  Watch [...]

21 02, 2017

Ladies: How to Wear a Suit in a Dress-Down World

    By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , |

    Tina, here. Hardly anyone wears a suit anymore in this dress-down world. Including men. But the many uses of a black blazer in my wardrobe have been well documented. I love showing you how to wear your blazers and suits. And it seems we can't get enough! Ladies: How To Wear A Suit In A Dress-Down World Plus [...]

    12 02, 2017

    The New Romantic: It's Time To Update Your Lace and Floral Dresses

    By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    Tina, here. "Greenery" is the new "Rose Quartz." Wallpaper is the new paint. Rams horns are the new stag horns. The Cotswolds are the new campgrounds, calico is the new plaid and battenburg is the new crochet. Welcome to the Romantic Countryside. It's almost Valentine's Day. Hold on before you grab your lace dress or crochet [...]

    31 01, 2017

    Shop This: All New Spring Must-Haves For February

    By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Spring! Isn't it about time? We've filled this vault with so many gorgeous spring styles! Even if you still have 3 more months of old man winter, it's not too early to start adding judiciously to your spring wardrobe. So I present to you my 6 must-haves for spring and many ways to add them [...]

    18 01, 2017

    New & Updated! 6 Classic Wardrobe Investments Every Woman Should Make

    By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , |

    A wardrobe is like a pantry. You've got to keep those non-perishable staples on hand like White Lily flour, EVOO, and a good bottle of red wine. A well-edited wardrobe needs to consist primarily of a few staples without an expiration date, plus a healthy dose of trends with a short shelf life.

    15 01, 2017

    Shop This: Bomber Jackets For The Classics Lovers

    By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |Tags: |

    I've put together some "uptown bomber jacket" styles similar to what I'm wearing with my bomber jacket these days, and what I showed you on the blog. You can shop all these looks below. The idea is to keep it classy so we don't look like we're trying too hard or like we're competing with [...]

    15 01, 2017

    I Bit The Bullet And Bought A Bomber Jacket

    By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , |Tags: , , |

    Tina, here. It was time. I got bored. I needed to try something I would not have a year ago. So I bit the bullet and bought a bomber jacket. Confession. Deidre saw it first. She showed it to me for her and I had to have it too. So now we have a friendship [...]

    11 01, 2017

    Men Roll and Women Cuff: How To Cuff Your Sleeves

    By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , |

    Tina, here. Why cuff? Because men roll their sleeves; women cuff theirs. A roll makes our wrists look bigger than they are. And who wants that! Also, showing a bit of wrist has the same effect as showing a bit of the nape of your neck, or wearing an elongating v-neck instead of a boy-cut [...]