Spring Trend Alert: The Maxi Dress


The floor-grazing, daytime dress is versatile enough to go from all-day to all-out. 

Styling tip: Wear now with a cardigan or later in the season with flat sandals for the perfect spring look.

Featured: L.A.M.B. day gown with braided belt, drop waist, adjustable straps, cotton, henna print (cream/brown), $225. In Savvy at Nordstrom and online at nordstrom.com.

Spring Trend Alert: The Cardigan


From florals to stripes, the cardigan is a wardrobe staple for spring.

Styling tip: Wear a short-sleeved cardigan over a soft top or dress, or pair a longer style with boyfriend jeans.

Featured: Theory ‘Gwenyth M.’ striped cardigan, Italian wool, school bus multi (oatmeal/yellow/charcoal/navy), $315. ‘Sakina’ leather belt, gunmetal hardware, school bus (yellow), $175. ‘Liddita’ skirt with stitched-down box pleats, Italian wool/Lycra® spandex, indigo, $200. All in Individualist at select Nordstrom stores and online at nordstrom.com.

This Year, Resolve to Be FLY

You guys are the BEST!

Thanks so much to Ayanna for sharing this article from Clutch Magazine, 10 Fashion Commandments for 2009.”

Just so you know, I’m echoing Commandment 10. LOUD n clear! :-)

Alright ladies and gents, it’s that time again – the New Year. Oh, how it brings hope for change and infinite new possibilities to come! Now most of you have probably begun to compile your list of resolutions, from losing weight and saving more money, to getting more organized and cutting back on the cigarettes. We commend you on making that first step, and wish you the best of luck in achieving your goals. But one thing we don’t ever want you to forget about is the power of a great wardrobe. That’s right, we said it. During these times of political change, economic hardship, and uncertainty about what’s next to come, fashion will set you free. This year, starting now, resolve to be FLY!

To get you all headed on the path to becoming the most stylish Cluchettes you can be, we’ve compiled a list of do’s/don’ts related to fashion and style – “The Fashion Commandments”. I’m sure we’ve all slipped up a couple times and stepped out the house looking, well, let’s just say “not our very best”. But it’s our hope that by following these few simple tips, you’ll be just a step closer to becoming the most classy, budget-savvy, unique, and confident fashionistas out there! Are you up for the challenge?

Now while we’ve already got a list of ten started, it definitely doesn’t stop here. Why is that, you ask? Well, because we still want to hear your input of course! Leave a comment, letting us know what rules/tips you think should be added to the list. Maybe we’ll end up with fifteen commandments, instead. Perhaps even twenty, if you’ve witnessed half the fashion sins we’ve seen this past year… Go ahead, and send them all in. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Commandment #1 Thou shalt not wear leggings as pants, baring your backsides for the whole world to see! Instead, pair leggings with casual dresses, or tunic-length shirts and sweaters. Enjoy the trend, but tastefully and in moderation.

Commandment #2 Thou shalt not show panty line, thongs, bra straps, or any other undergarments for that matter. Be a lady, and keep such personal information to yourself.

Commandment #3 Thou shalt not buy clothing that is too small, under the pretense of losing weight to fit into it. Money spent today should be able to be used today. Besides, it’s not about the number or size on the garment, but rather the way it fits your body and makes you feel. A comfy 14 beats a too-tight 10 any day!

Commandment #4 Thou shalt not spend beyond your fashionable means. Purchasing the hottest new “it” bag means nothing if you can’t afford to go out and be seen in it, or if it will make the rent or car note past due. A Birkin bag may be fly, but you sure can’t live in it!

Commandment #5 Thou shalt experiment fearlessly with bright colors and bold accessories. Spice up a simple black ensemble with a pair of turquoise flats, for example, or a stack of beaded bangles.

Commandment #6 Thou shalt not fall victim to the trends, allowing the magazines and designers to dictate everything you wear and every piece you buy. Be yourself and wear what makes you feel most comfortable. Embrace your individuality!

Commandment #7 Thou shalt not wear shoes and boots with leaned heels. Walking sideways is not sexy!

Commandment #8 Thou shalt not assume that we all are “Sasha Fierce.” Yes we all have fierce alter egos within us, but that doesn’t mean that we should show up at the club in a leotard or one piece with some pumps on!

Commandment #9 Thou shalt understand the importance of appearance and how everything from your hair, makeup and the wrong accessories can destroy a great look. Make sure everything ties together PLEASE!

Commandment #10 Thou shalt always take one good look at themselves in the mirror from head to toe before heading out the door. Whether it’s off to work, a date with a boobie, the club, school, etc., for the next 365 days make sure it’s a look that isn’t going to garner you those side-eye stares. The goal is to be you!