TREND OF THE DAY: Throwback Jackets!

Whether you are going into the office, to the Hamptons, going on a date or even just hanging with your boys a Throwback jacket is the perfect “throw” on! Style it with a pair of jeans or slacks, with leather high tops or loafers! What I love about these jackets that there are endless options when it comes to making it your own! Also, don’t be afraid to throw this patterned jacket over a patterned shirt!

Go wild, go crazy, go patterned!!! xoxo FSR









Fall into Equestrian Style!

Are you ready for fall? Have you started to add great pieces to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall?

Well, whether you have or have not fear not FSR is here to help you ease into fall with just a few great ideas! After working in retail for many years I have noticed many people have the misconception that they must buy a whole new wardrobe for each season. And that may be great for some who have an endless supply of money. However, for those who may be on a budget a few pieces are all you need. It is truly unnecessary to start over each season with a new wardrobe. Me being from Seattle an transitioning into Southern California I had to learn how to combine to totally different wardrobes. Now going into my third Winter in California I have learned that with just a few great pieces and adding a few additional trend pieces my wardrobe is ready for Fall.

This Fall is particularly trending with an Equestrian Style. So a few pieces that would be great to update your style for Fall as well as adding a touch of Equestrian Style are as follows…

#1. Essential must have for Fall is a great pair of boots! And why not try an equestrian inspired pair! I am especially loving the black and brown combo!



#2. Equestrian inspired belt! Belts are always a great way to define your waist. And also a great way to accessorize a chunky sweater!



#3. Burgundy jeans! Not only can you style them with your equestrian style boots they are the current color trend for fall as well.


#4. Equestrian inspired jewelry!



#5. Tweed blazer! Style over a sheath dress to go to work or a pair of jeans and boots to go on a date! This is definitely an essential piece that can be worn year around as well. This is a piece I would suggest splurging on!


Here is an example how you can style your tweed jacket on warm days! My motto is versatility, versatility, versatility!


#6. Colored tights! Take many of your summer dresses and skirts and transition them into fall with just the simple add on of a colored pair of tights!




#7. A piece of leather! Somewhere in your wardrobe you should have a great piece of leather whether it is a top, jacket, vest or even pants! This Fall is showing leather to also just be an accent on a garment! Let this be where you show your personal style! Here are just a few examples…



#8. Wool Hats! These are also great for Summer and Fall!



Ok, now that you know the must have pieces to transition your style from Summer to Fall its time to go shopping! Make your appointment today for your free consultation! Email >

Until next time stay stylish and fabulous! Xoxo FSR

TREND OF THE DAY: Bold with burgundy!

Mint was the color if spring but burgundy is the color of fall! Both men and women can enjoy thus color trend. Burgundy is being shown in tops, pants, skirts, jackets and even shoes! My favorite piece of burgundy in my closet is wax burgundy denim, what will yours be?







CALLING ALL MEN…Let’s shop for denim!

It used to be that when it came to men’s denim there wasn’t many options and once they found a brand that worked those were the ones they stuck to for life. For most men that was great, less option less hassle. However, that is not the case today, in fact it is the total opposite. Men have almost as many options as women do when it comes to cut and wash. That is why I have come to the rescue to give all you men the inside scope when it comes to shopping for denim. I know many of you still love classic Levi’s, which is great but there are definitely more options today, so why just stick to one style and brand? Depending on the outfit you will want to chose the best denim style that should be worn with that look.

Now before even deciding what jeans you will purchase here are a few good pointers:

  1. Determine your size. Men’s denim sizing is Waist-Inseam (example 32-34).
    1. Measure your waist and inseam. (We are in 2012 sagging is out!!! Even Lil Wayne has changed his ways!)
      1. To measure the waist, decide where you want the waistband of the jeans to sit and measure that area. Men that have a slight beer belly may want their jeans to sit under the belly.
      2. The inseam measurement is the measurement from the crotch to the bottom of the jeans.
  2. Determine your build. Are you slim, average, athletic and husky?
    1. Slim = thin builds
    2. Average = regular cut, no qualifiers
    3. Athletic = trim and muscular
    4. Husky = thick build
  3. Determine comfort preference. What do you prefer when it comes to the cut in the seat and thigh?

    1. “Full-cut”
    2. “Relaxed fit”
    3. “Loose fit”
  4. Try before you buy.I know men have a tendency to buy items before even trying them on but it is truly important with denim to try them on. Not only should you try them on you should walk around in them and sit in them.
    1. Denim should actually fit.
    2. If they stretch out as you are wearing them around go down a size in the waist.

So now that you have figured out your size and you know not to just buy them, now I can give you a breakdown of different styles and washes that would be best depending on your size, stature and style.

Skinny Jeans: This style denim is seen a lot on rock-stars and boho styled men. You must be of a very slim build to carry these off. Some men I have seen even pull off the colored skinny’s. Just beware if you are going to carry off this look make sure they are well fitted as you will stand out. I would recommend sticking to green, blue, white and red. When shopping for this style my favorite is Commune (sold at Nordstrom).

Boot Cut Jeans: If you have an athletic build this style is for you! Some tend to be wider at the bottoms then others so make sure to put shoes on to insure they look correct. These should only be worn with boots (cowboy or motorcycle boots) or high tops.  Check out Hudson and MEK Denim when shopping for this style.

Straight Leg Jeans: If you are a slender “slim” build this would be the best style denim for you! This style denim is great to wear to the office on “casual Friday”. It’s not sloppy and but relaxed enough that you are still comfortable. When it comes to shopping for this style check out Diesel and Dsquared.

Light Wash: Leave these for your day time wear, such as going to a BBQ or walking around by the beach. You really need to only have one pair of these in your wardrobe and ps. having rips and tears in your denim is not attractive it makes them look old and worn out. it may have been a trend a few years back but again we are in 2012 lets stick to a classic light wash that are hole-less. When purchasing this wash make sure to look for a softer denim as it will hold the color better.

Dark Wash: This wash should be in every man’s wardrobe, it is a style must! A pair of dark denim can take you far with many different outfits. I love a pair of dark denim paired with a crisp white shirt and a blazer. You can wear these out on the town with the boys as well as a nice dinner date and even to church on Sunday! You can truly never go wrong with this wash.

Raw Denim: This style is for denim lovers, because of the car maintenance and cost. After you have a few pairs of denim then you can go ahead and buy a pair of raw denim. This style will be sure to keep your outfit looking sharp and give it a unique twist.  My favorite brand and probably the only brand I would recommend buying would be G-Star Raw.

Industrial Denim: This style is also for denim lovers who are looking to take their style up a notch. Leave these out of the office and/or to meet your girlfriends parents for the first time. 🙂  G-Star, Goldspun, 883 Police

Stay tuned for part 2: How to CARE for your denim.

Ok men….now that you are all DENIM EXPERTS its time to go out and snag yourself a few new pairs of denim! Until next time stay styled right! xoxo FSR

AZTEC from runway to the streets!



I do not think there is anything that is beyond the human imagination that cannot be turned into a fashion trend; and the Aztec pattern is a perfect example of that. It started to show up in many designer’s collections last fall and has carried over into this spring and summer. Now like I have always said there is always a way to be styled right, which is what I want all my fashionistas to be able to achieve daily! You can pretty much find Aztec in every piece of clothing from shirts, pants, shorts and even headbands and shoes. This pattern has even extended to men’s clothing, cell phone covers and latest finger nails! This is definitely no shortage of this Aztec pattern. I would recommend deciding on which piece of your outfit is going to be Aztec and let everything else compliment it. I would start with the Aztec piece and build around it. The golden rule is to not over do it! Clothing with this pattern can be found at Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Free People, Zara, H&M and Express (just to name a few).

Here are a few examples of ways you can wear the Aztec pattern:

I would recommend wearing these shorts with a casual coral or orange top with a pair of toms. If you wanted to walk on the wild side try pairing these with a pair of leggings and booties with a white top and leather jacket.


Another great way to wear this trend is a aztec pattern dress!


Surprisingly this pattern can even be dressed up for a night out. Add some sequins and BAM you are glamourous!


Even men can be dressed in Aztec, well that is underneath! I looked for men’s clothing with the Aztec pattern but was disappointed in what I saw. So men lets just keep this trend to your underwear! 🙂


A very easy way to where this trend is to through on a sweater or top with this pattern and pair it with a pair of leggings and lace up boots! This would be the boho chic style! 🙂


My favorite way to where this trend is with a blazer thrown over the top! You could pair this either with a pair of mint green shorts(which is also a big trend) or even a great pair of skinny jeans and a pair of heels!

ImageOk now that I have shown you how to wear this trend get to it and try it out for yourself! Always stay styled right!! xoxo FSR