Fashion

The Perfect Black Pant

It has been ages since I have purchased a black dress pant. I usually live in jeans, dresses, and lululemon, but recently had to search for a nice pair of dress pants. The feat was much harder than expected, but I did find the most amazing pair.

I went to the Beverly Center in a cheerful mood and bounced into store after store. I wanted to spend the least amount possible for the cutest, updated pant. I went to Express, Banana Republic, H&M, Ann Taylor, Club Monaco and was really disappointed in the fit of every pair. I never have trouble finding jeans or pants, so I found myself in uncharted territory. My sunny outlook on shopping was fasting diminishing with every pair I tried on. The fits were baggy, not tailored, and honestly the seams in the crotch area were super uncomfortable. Like, who honestly wants the seam to go up your crotch? I was beginning to think my chic, affordable pants were unattainable. Then I went into Bloomingdale’s and found several pairs that were comfortable and so lovely. Theory had a pair that were great, but I ended up purchasing a pair by Vince. The Strapping Trouser by Vince is literally the perfect pant. It hits around the ankle so you can easily pair it with many different shoes, is slim fitting, and super comfortable as it is made in a year round wool fabric. The detailing of a monochromatic stripe down the side gives the pant a little extra style. I know the pants are more than I had wanted to spend at $265, but I justified it because I would rather have the perfect fit and quality that is made to last, rather than several inexpensive pairs that will leave me disappointed.

I am so excited to style these pants in different ways and to finally have a classic pair of dress pants. You can purchase these pants at http://www.vince.com  www.bloomingdales.com  www.nordstrom.com

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Fashion

The Perfect Black Lace Bra

Every woman should have a pretty black lace bra. Black is such a staple in the wardrobe and now days can go under everything. It is the new neutral.

I most often wear my black lace bras under white tanks or tees, meant to be seen, but not in a vulgar way. More of in an edgy, modern rock way. This look is the new LA uniform of sorts for all my friends. A great go to casual, but cool outfit to wear out.

My favorite brands are Calvin Klein, Elle Macpherson, and Cosabella. Calvin Klein and Cosabella make beautiful, soft cup bras that are super comfortable and easy to wear with many sillouettes. Elle Macphearson makes a lovely, underwire version that is sheer with stripes through the cups.

I find myself reaching for these bras most in my drawer and have recommended them to countless friends. The price point on these are great and they are made to last. Look out for sales and snag these bras that are black lace perfection!

Calvin Klein Black Label Unlined Wireless Bralette Bra retails for $48 at can be purchased at

http://www.bloomingdales.com

Elle Macpherson Sheer Ribbons Underwire Bra retails for $59.95 and can be purchased at

http://www.ellemacphersonintimates.com/au

Cosabella Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette retails for $52 and can be purchased at

http://www.nordstrom.com

 

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