Spring Lookbook 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Going to the Desert and What to Wear!

This is the second year my mother-in-law and I have gone to the BNP Paribas Open in Palm Desert. I LOVE this tournament and staying in Palm Desert is my favorite! Here is a photo of us from last year:

Here is what I am going to wear this year: It is going to be hot, super sunny and we are going to be going out for dinner every night.  My sister-in-laws are coming too so it will be great to see everyone!

For the tennis:

1. J Crew vinatge cotton v-neck t-shirt
2. AR Trap 3389 sunglasses
3. Lizzie Fortunato scale in lime bracelet
4. J Crew summer straw hat
5. Lizzie Fortunato crossroads necklace
6. J Crew Linen scarf
7. Rebecca Minkhoff Barb sandal
8. J Crew 9 inch chino shorts

For the night out:

night out
Beverly Jacobs Spring 2013 Lookbook

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Get your lounge on

I recently had a client ask me about clothes to lounge around in.  I think this is the area of our wardrobe that we typically let go, in order to save money on the things that no one is really ever going to see.  I don't think anyone needs to or has to spend a lot of money on clothes to hang around in, but we all want to look somewhat put together in case a neighbor comes by.  We don't want to be in our husband's college t-shirt and sweats.  Here are some alternatives to that look:)

Zara slub cotton trousers

Gap sunkissed sweatpants

These are SUPER comf and look great with a loose t-shirt. They come in 3 cute colors too.

Gap Terry funnel neck top

Gap striped French terry funnel neck top

This top above is so cute with these (see link above for sunkissed sweat pants)

These pants are soft, cozy and look great with some flip flops and a t-shirt.  
Zara v-neck t-shirt

Zara special marl t-shirt

Zara square t-shirt

This t-shirt is my fave. I ordered it in almost every color. It is the perfect shirt to throw on and go. Not to mention it is an endlessly forgiving cut. Great for a Sunday evening after a weekend of big meals!

And to top off these cozy ensembles I like a super-soft wrap sweater or hoodie (the sweater will cost you but you will wear this everywhere, and it is super versitile (dress it up or down)--well worth it!

Michelle Cashmere Hoodie - Club Monaco Cashmere - Club Monaco
Club Monaco Cashmere Hoodie sweater

A great cozy shoe to put on with all of this:
Minnetonka Moccasin boots 

This color appears to be sold out most places, but I love the dusty brown and black too.

A great military jacket goes a long way

When I was client shopping I came across so many great military jackets. This is the perfect item to bridge winter and spring and it also pulls together an outfit and makes you look chic.  Buyer beware: A too poofy or bad cut will make you look frumpy.  It is key to find the right fit, color and detailing to give you edge not age!

Here are some yes's and how to wear them:

Outbound Jacket
Madewell outbound jacket
H and M jacket

H and M jacket

H and M jacket

Forever 21 Studded Utility jacket

Boyfriend fatigue jacket
J Crew Army fatigue jacket

I love this bangle with all of these jackets: edgy, cool and interesting:
Let's Bring Back by Lulu Frost nomad bangle
Lulu frost for j crew bangle

In a Lookbook:
military jacket
Clockwise from top:
Madewell black Silk picket stripe tee in true black
Lulu frost for J Crew bangle
Needsupply Leonard in Horn sunglasses
Mango leather tote with metallic panel (I lOVE this real leather, gorg tote for such a fair price!)
J crew cropped matchstick in Marquette wash jeans

These shoes are super cool with this too if you are feeling daring:

jeffery campbell
Beverly Jacobs Lookbook

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Street Fashion to look for now

I love to read French Vogue online and get inspiration. I look for colors, patterns, shapes and materials that are on trend and that can be found WAY off the runway--like J Crew, Madewell, Zara, ect.  These are ideas to look for next time you are at the Nordstrom Rack combing the racks:

1.  Kelly Green

Street Looks at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 - 2014, Day 5

2.  Animal Print

Street Looks at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 - 2014, Day 5

3. Fur 

Street Looks at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 - 2014, Day 5

4. Jeans rolled with booties

Capucine Safyurtlu, fashion & market editor at Vogue Paris

5. Colorblocking

Paris street looks, day 3

Now some items off the street and in the stores!:
1. green goodness
Cloudcover Jacket
Madewell cloudcover jacket in zelda green

Blythe blouse in silk
blythe blouse in silk

Xhilaration® Juniors Peter Pan Collar Lace Top - Assorted Colors
Target Xhilaration peter pan collar blouse

2. Animal print:
Collection Janey calf hair flats
J Crew janey calf hair black and white flats

Mossimo® Women's Sleeveless Peplum Top -  Animal Print
Target Mossimo sleeveless peplum animal print top
Zara coat

3.  Faux fur
Mossimo® Women's Faux Fur Coat -Cream
Mossimo women's faux fur coat in cream

Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat
MayKool leopard print coat

Fur coat

Maison Scotch biker jacket

BSABLE Chelsea Long sleeve faux fur jacket

4. Great booties for rolled up jeans (pick a skinnier leg jean for the desired rolled up look):

Women's Mossimo Supply Co. Kaelyn Ankle Boot - Assorted Colors
Target Mossimo Kaelyn Ankle boot in taupe (really grey)

5.  Color blocking

Vince High low pullover sweater

Richard Nicoll 
Richard Nicoll sweater
Colorblock convertible clutch
J Crew colorblock convertible clutch

Collection secretary blouse in colorblock
J Crew collection secretary blouse in colorblock

Collection silk colorblock blouse
J Crew collection silk colorblock blouse

Club Monaco Sarah Tuxedo crop pants

Back from Vail, Back to Work and Some great finds!

I love getting back from vacation because everything around me feels new again. The day after we got back I got to do my favorite part of the wardrobe process which is the in store shopping. I go to an area like the Third Street Promenade where all the shopping is close. I shop at 3-4 stores and pick loads of fabulous clothes for my clients to try on. I am a very quick shopper and there is nothing more fun than putting together dozens of outfit combinations. When my client arrives the clothes are ready to go and they try on a storm. It is so fun to see the magic happen. The transformation is fabulous! People love to see all of the clothing together in outfits that they wouldn't have put together on their own. I am very opinionated and I am quick in deciding if something works on them and in their wardrobe. Yesterday my client, a beautiful woman and mother, met me to shop. We had so much fun! She found great things and after 2 hours had completely updated her wardrobe. We also found great items for less at places like H and M, Gap and Zara

Here is a photo of me on my way to shop (I am wearing super comfy London Sole ballet flats because I am literally racing around to make my time count!)

Some favorite finds from yesterday:

Gap Sunkissed pullover

Gap Printed sateen shirtdress

I LOVE these shoes! Order a half size smaller:)
Gap Dot Calf hair flats

I know that in this photo this top looks like PJ's: It doesn't on, especially with jeans and ballet flats. It is so flattering and pretty. My client got it and I rushed home to order it online (SHIPPING IS FREE!). This style top is super in style and a great update.  Think date night with jeans and pretty pumps.

Note: Zara calls these tops below "silk" in the title but they are polyester (thus the price tag is under $100). These do not look or feel cheap and if your toddler wipes her nose on your blouse, no need for tears--just toss in the wash and hang dry:)
Zara printed silk blouse

This top below is so pretty on. It is delicate and feminine and most importantly hides stomach. I put a nude color tank top on under this. 
Zara silk top with boat neck

This is one of my favorite finds.  This is a great size clutch (it is bigger than it looks in picture and looks like you found it in a vintage shop in Hollywood. Gorg!)Zara Clutch
This necklace below looks beautiful (and expensive, which it is NOT)with the nude color silk blouse above. It gives it some edge and looks amazing with grey jeans and cute ballet flats (see below).

Zara applique necklace

These shoes are sheer and look perfect on your feet. They are great with the nude silk blouse and necklace above! 
Zara Shiny ballerina shoes

At Madewell we found GREAT things. Super flattering and great additions to any wardrobe:

Skinny Skinny Ankle Jeans in Optic White
Skinny skinny ankle jeans in optic white

These jeans look super skinny but they work on most body types.  They sit right above the hip so they are super flattering. 
Painted Lacebloom Top
Painted lacebloom top

This shirt is super cool with black or white jeans. I liked it with these shoes:

The Sidewalk Skimmer in Calf Hair
the sidewalk skimmer in calf hair flats