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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]