Category Archives: Style Your Work Day

Polished Pastels (just in time for Easter)

It’s been a while! My husband and I had a beautiful baby boy 11 weeks ago today so I’ve been delightfully preoccupied … I was busy styling him instead of me!

I’m in love with blazers and jeans paired with sneakers, throw in this graphic-t with soft pink highlights and you’re comfy and stylish for spring! Although I love me a black blazer, this one’s not so heavy for LA spring/summer. Pay attention to detail, these days the inside lining is just as cute as the outside. Roll up those sleeves and show it off!

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Tea + Fashion = A Discount For You!

I recently had the pleasure of having afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills with some friends and made a new one in the process. Bri Seeley is the owner and designer of Bri Seeley Design. Her pieces are clean, simple and classic with a twist. She recently debuted her latest line “The Silence Collection” in Hollywood and would like to give YOU a discount on your next purchase!  The collection is currently available for pre-order on the crowdfunding website briseeley.luevo.com. I posted a couple of my faves below, but don’t take my word for it, be sure to visit the site and find your own! Check out the Belle Blouse in green, LOVE!

Receive $25 off your order with the coupon code PHX2013: briseeley.luevo.com
(Campaign ends on 11/25/2013 and all of the pieces ship in February, 2014)
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About The Silence Collection: The Silence Collection was developed around the idea that the Bri Seeley woman does not require words to make a statement – her femininity radiates from every move she makes. The collection maintains our signature classic, wearable femininity. Each design is named after a silent film actress.

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Screw the LBD

Okay, okay… so everyone COULD use a Little Black Dress in their closet from time to time, but wouldn’t it be much more fun to step out in one of these little numbers?! Patterns, geometric shapes, cutouts and fun colors seems to be gracing the pages of magazines like crazy these days, and not just in clothing, jewelry too!  Paying attention to the details can help set your look out from the rest. So next time you’ve got a hot date or a fun night out on the town, step out in something bold and leave your little black dress at home (it could use a break).

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By – Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By - Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By – Rebecca Minkoff

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This Red Skirt

I’m pretty sure when I bought this skirt it sat quietly in the closet. I loved it, but I wasn’t sure what to pair red with! Now I see that it’s pretty versatile. Browns, blues, sparkle or stripes … Which is your favorite?

Red Skirt and Blue Top

Red skirt, navy sequin top and patterned sweater.

Red skirt with purple, ruffled tank and brown belt.

Red skirt with brown stripes

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A Modern Twist On Nautical

Try mixing and matching patterns in your closet, you might be surprised what you come up with! I love the look of this paisley halter with striped jacket. Paired with an armful of bangles, nautical feels like it’s been turned upside down and given a new fresh look.

Stripe Jacket With Pattern Shirt

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It’s All About Hats

Whether you’re wearing them to keep your noggin warm or just for plain old fun, hats can take fashion to another level.

Winter Hat

Baby It’s Cold Outside…
Not only do I LOVE this hat that my aunt Carrie made, but I love my mom in it!
Such a fun design and color!

Sparkly Baret

Berets always have a way of giving off that smart, artsy vibe.
This sparkly one is a fun, new twist on an old classic.

Fedora

Sexy and sophisticated. You can never go wrong with the fedora.
Try one with some detail or add your own touch like your favorite pin or a pretty ribbon!

All photos Copyright © 2013 Amber Ward

www.amberward.com

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Soft and Sweet

I love the “J. Crew” look of a belt over a sweater but I just can’t ever seem to pull it off… until now! I love the combination of these colors together and the belt helps to pull the look together.

Belted coral sweater and floor length cream skirt

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Flats in LA: A Girls Best Friend

Today I decided to do a post on flats.  I use to cringe at the thought of wearing them, but living in LA, I’ve learned to love ’em.  I think we can all agree that a great pair of heels makes your legs look great, but not if you’re hobbling around in them. I reserve my heels for any occasion where my husband and I are driving in the car. We walk A LOT and there are tons of hills and bumpy sidewalks to tackle so flats in LA are a girls best friend. Thing is, while walking about you still want to look good. Luckily, there are a plethora of fancy-shmancy flats to choose from.

I realize that for the rest of the country, you’re trading in your flats and sandals for boots, but here in LA we still have a few good weeks of sandal wearing weather. (Yes, there actually is a time when it DOES feel too chilly to wear flats and sandals all year round) Maybe these will inspire you to find some great flats for next spring. Enjoy!

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Pearls + Zippers + Camo

The other day I rolled out of bed and said “I need camouflage pants!” Paired with pearls and zippers, this lovely lady-like look blends hard and soft styles together, setting it apart from the rest.

Camouflage, Pearls and Zippers

Samira 13 Jewelry

Jewelry from Samira 13 Fine Jewelry (Los Angeles, CA)

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From Day to Night

Red sun dress with striped blazer

Take a simple sun dress and throw a blazer over it for day.

Red Dress With Sequin Belt

Switch your belt, ditch the blazer and show some skin for night!

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