ZolaBean dresses are the world’s first stylish and comfortable designs made from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles. This eco-friendly brand displays at least ten features on each dress while giving new life to coffee grounds.
I recently had the opportunity to partner with ZolaBean with a special preview of their newest wrap dress (again) made from coffee. This must-have dress provides an effortless look that can go from formal to casual with the right accessories. I find the draping and adjustable waist allows you to have a chic look with maximum comfort. One of my favorites design details is the two side pockets with zippers and the snap button for extra coverage.
With each dress sold saves approximately 7–10 plastic bottles from going into the ocean.
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What does “less is more” mean exactly? Well, it simply means sometimes something simple is better than something overly complicated.
Today fashion is either under executed where no effort or thought goes into ones beauty, style and accessories or on the fair opposite side of the spectrum you’ll find an individual wearing a little of everything from their closet. I suppose the question is how does someone seeking a classic, yet simple appearance go about just that? Don’t over think it. Fashion is about creating a persona that if you where to walk into a room and not say a word, you’d leave being memorable based on your overall presence. Growing up I admired not only the style from the 1950s I also appreciated the simple vogue from European designers such as Dior, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
“Remember classy doesn’t mean boring or without personality. Dressing classy means dressing elegant and sophisticated. It’s also timeless and elegant.”
While I was styling this stunning Maggy London midi dress with side slit, an urge to not over complicate the overall look with large pieces of jewelry came to mind. I decided to keep it as simple as I possible with just adding a gold victorian slide bracelet, matching earrings paired with a vintage leather clutch. I debated on two shoe options: a plain black leather pump by Vince Camuto or my cherished Kate Spade New York “Laurette” d’orsay pumps (seen above). In this case the black leather pump would have been too simple. When wearing a midi dress with a side slit it is important you provide some detail in the footwear to draw the eye upward.
If you are ever in need of a second opinion on styling an outfit, please feel free to reach out to me through my Instagram account by sending me a direct message. With a decade of retail merchandising and styling experience I am confident we’ll create an outfit that leaves others wanting more.
Maggy London Midi Dress. Gold Victorian Slide Bracelet (similar here).
Gold Rope Earrings (similar here & here). Vintage Leather Clutch (similar here in patent). Kate Spade New York “Laurette” d’orsay Pumps. Maybelline Super Stay Lipstick, Ground Breaker. Cover FX Power Play Foundation. Photography c/o rf_fisher_photography.
Oakland is such a diverse city that celebrates an era of architectural history throughout its 138 neighborhoods.
The past six years of blogging Rich and I have explored some of the most spectacular facades of the greater bay area. Many of these landmarks have told a story from the photos taken, transporting one to a time once viewed as the most prosperous decades in history.
The Bellevue Staten of 1929 is no different with its historic high-rise condominium tower on the waterfront of Lake Merritt and is known for its beautifully ornate detailing. Many of you that have followed me over the years have seen the Spanish Colonial entry as the backdrop for several post.
Today. I couldn’t resist sharing with you my latest partnership with Heart of Haute by showcasing their “Suzette” Dress. From it’s flattering seamed bodice to it’s flowing full circle skirt this dress displays the utmost sophistication.
Suzette Dress c/o Heart of Haute. Pearl Brooch (similar here & here). Vintage White Leather Clutch (similar here & here). Cole Haan Nude Leather Pumps. Maybelline Super Stay Lipstick (here). COVER FX Power Play Foundation. Photography c/o rf_fisher_photography.