Pink Slip Style

Last Thursday I attended an event presented by GAP and Pink Slip Style. I'm sure you have heard of the famous, timeless store GAP, but if you haven't heard of Pink Slip Style, listen up! Ginger Murphy and Casey Hagarty were once fashion reporters for The Arizona Republic, and now they have started their own blog! These two Phoenix dwelling fashionistas are so incredibly sweet and have awesome style advice to share. You can never have too much, right?

Well, they teamed up with the GAP at the Scottsdale Quarter and styled any customers that walked through the doors. They served champagne and yummy food to enjoy while we shopped. AND...GAP offered 40% off of ALL women's sale plus 25% all full priced items. I scored a cute belt, flats and some jeans for Ryan.

You can check out their blog to see pictures of the event. Below, is one of me sportin' my new favorite boots and the best shopping deal to date. They are Jeffrey Campbell boots that I got at Last Chance for $15.99, originally retailing over $200.00.

Outfit: Anthropologie scarf, Banana Republic chambray shirt, Theory shorts, Urban Outfitters tights, and Jeffrey Campbell over-the-knee boots

I also hung out with this dynamic duo and my good friend Melissa Goldman from The Agency AZ last night at the God Save My Shoes screening.

We decided to start a little dance party in the middle of the museum. =) (Click to see more photos of that event).

Outfit: French Connection striped dress; J.Crew black blazer.

Photos by Pink Slip Style

Long Skirts

The 2011 Fall Fashion frenzy is happening on runways all around the world this month, and one style trend that is clear is the long skirt has made its way back onto the fashion scene.

We haven't seen this length of skirt make a full return since the 90's, so I guess it's about time. However, I'm not that thrilled. Only one body type can really wear this style - tall, thin boyish figures (a.k.a. models). If you're over 5' 8" you are going to struggle to find skirts that are long enough, and if you're under 5' 6" you are going to have a hard time finding skirts that don't need alterations. At least with pants department stores and trendy places like GAP have caught onto the idea of offering ankle, regular and tall lengths. I guarantee you that won't be the case with these skirts.

If you decide to embark on this "new" trend, pick skirts that are close to your body and sit at your natural waist. Tuck your blouse into your skirt and accessorize with a belt.

Images found via The Vogue Diaries, The Gloss, and

Menswear Monday - Hats

Every guy should have a good hat. Think about it...

1. If you have a bad hair day you can still look stylish with a hat.

2. If you are losing your hair you can cover it up with a hat.

3. You will get noticed because most people don't wear them often.

4. Hats protect your head from the sun

5. Some hats keep your head nice and toasty

Now, I should clarify and say that I'm not talking about baseball caps. Though they are functional and appropriate for athletic activity, sporting events, gardening, etc., they aren't "stylish" at the moment. Here are some examples...

You can find hats like these at any department store, Urban Outfitters or GAP. My husband has a hard time finding hats that fit well, so if you are in the same boat, try knit hats as shown in the last photo.

Gap Premium Denim

premium denimYou may have seen loads of advertisements lately for Gap Premium Denim. Let me tell ya, it's definitely all it's cracked up to be. I always buy Gap jeans, but I'm really liking these cuts of denim. I bought some premium skinny jeans a couple weeks ago and I love them. held a contest for Gap called, "Born to..." I created a look that described what I'm born to do. I said that I'm born to learn because that's exactly what I love doing every day. I love learning about God, fashion, people, music, name it. It might be cheesy, but it's true. I used items that reminded me of college. Simple and comfortable.