Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fashion personality TV segment you won't want to miss!

Color My Closet was featured on ABC's Mirror Mirror, a syndicated daily show that is part of the LiveWell HD network. Beginning on August 3, 2009, you can view our segment online at, then you click on Mirror Mirror on the left hand side of the screen.

Here is a rundown of what the models wore for the segment. I've broken it down by trend and fashion personality.

Many thanks to MACY'S for providing all of the clothing for this segment! They are the best!!!!!


Natural: Jones New York Baja collection- sandstone top and pant
Kenneth Cole coral wooden necklace and natural wooden bracelet
Nine West shoes, Calvin Klein Metallic Canvas handbag in Orchid

Classic: INC brand In Tropic Ikat dot top
Ralph Lauren Voyage brown pant
Kenneth Cole coral wooden bracelet
INC brand shoes in Qualabrn

Frilly/Girly: Kensie brand dress
Liz Claiborne turquoise earrings & Macy's brand multicolored bangles
Marc Fisher heels

Bohemian: Style & Co brand Animal Ikat dress
Macy’s coral and brown bead necklace
Macy’s multi colored glass bead bracelets
BCBGirls heels in BG Damara
Lucky brand handbag

Dramatic: Fresh Brewed yellow top, American Rag dark earth cardigan
Grane low rise skinny jeans
Macy's beaded bracelets and Macy’s woven earrings
Steve Madden shoes and Jessica Simpson handbag


Natural: Jones New York Tivoli collection--top, cardigan, pant
Macy’s silver flower earrings
BCBGirls shoes BGFreud, Calvin Klein Metallic Canvas Orchid handbag

Classic: Alfani galleria pink top and Jones New York: Tivoli collection mist pant
Etienne Monet gold hoop earrings
Jessica Simpson shoes, Calvin Klein Chino Beige handbag

Frilly/Girly : Adrianna Papell floral print ruffle neck dress
Liz Claiborne white flower necklace and earring
BCBGirls Ariel watermelon wood patent heel
Cole Hann Poppy clutch

Bohemian: Ya-da brand grey/pink/red top
Style & Co white bootcut denim
Kenneth Cole oval ring, silver dangle earrings, chain bracelet and necklaces
BCBGirls BG Damara heels and Lucky brand handbag

Dramatic: Sky orange maxi dress, Fresh Brewed yellow scarf
Macy’s coral bracelet and coral hoop earrings
Michael Kors spring orange summer wedge


Natural: Calvin Klein sheath dress and Jessica Simpson white scarf
Macy’s gold hoops and Ralph Lauren gold bangles
BCBGirls BGFreud heel
Calvin Klein Metallic Canvas Orchid handbag
Classic: Nine West Color me Chic ivory and brown dress
Nine West NWBarbe heels and Calvin Klein Chino Beige handbag

Frilly/Girly: Tahari Nick collection ivory and silver sheath dress
Monet flower earrings and Guess starburst ring
Alfani Randi Gold heels and Calvin Klein Silver Argent clutch

Bohemian: Maggie London ivory and violet sheath dress
Lucky maroon necklace and chain bracelet
Jessica Simpson Delanco shoes

Dramatic: XOXO Black Party sheath dress in jungle green
Kenneth Cole black square ring, Alfani black bracelet and Nine West square earrings
Carlos Santana Decadent Black heels

Live in color!

Color for me as easy as 1-2-3

Today Color My Closet was featured on Houston's daily TV show Great Day Houston. We discussed how adding color to your wardrobe really makes a 10 pound, 10 year difference.See video link below:

What we forgot to mention were the top 3 tips for adding color to your closet. Please see below for our easy, breezy top 3 tips:

1) Reconsider your neutrals. Black and white are not your only choices. Some women look better in soft whites or creams, greys and taupes, and deep brown, navy or charcoal.

2) Begin by adding only 2 to 3 colors to your wardrobe. That way you won't feel overwhelmed. What colors will you choose? It is best to look to colors that you've always been complimented on.

3) Follow our 2-1 rule: use 2 colors & 1 neutral together, or 2 neutrals & 1 color.

Live in color!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

The jumpsuit: too trendy or just right?

The above image is one of yours truly---yes, it is I! After loving the black jumpsuits I saw in magazines, I decided to buy one for myself. It is touted as the latest trend, but I see it as something with staying power.

For me, here's how I made the jumpsuit work:

1) Resist temptation to overaccessorize--I adore tons of accessories, but the jumpsuit is statement enough. I kept earrings very small, put on a fedora for some sass, and used two long necklaces to break up the solid line of the jumpsuit.

2) Nip in the waist with a belt

3) Create some height with my 4 1/2 inch platform sandals

4) Walk like I own the world

5) Resist my obvious urge to add lots of color to the look (it's rare for me, the Color Ambassador, to walk out of the house without color)

6) Smile a lot because I'm right on trend!

Moving into the fall I will continue to use my jumpsuit by pairing it with a jacket of some sort, or a cardiwrap. This is a versatile piece, and I like that it can be dressed up or down.

Live in color!


Color for the New Millennium

Color My Closet is honored to have been selected as a guest blogger for the ever popular WorkChic folks. WorkChic provides day-to-night wardrobe and workwear solutions for the busy woman on the go...that's not their official tagline, but that's in essence what they do. They simplify shopping for the busy woman, that's for sure!

Check out my guest blog post below:

Live in color!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Choosing the Right White TV segment on ABC's Mirror Mirror

Here is a link to the TV segment Color My Closet was recently featured.

Please do check it out and ask me any questions you have about wearing your right white.

Live in color!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Calling all fashionistas to online bargains!

This blog post has been written by my intern, Cassandra Latawiec. Check it out!

A few months back, Lauren introduced you to Shop It To Me and it’s fabulous to know that such fine labels can now come at more affordable prices! Now, as one of Lauren’s new interns I would like to share with you a few shopping secrets of my own.

For about a year now I have been a devoted member of and personally have been able to enjoy clothes by Marc Jacobs for a reasonable price. Now ladies, that’s impressive in itself for I am living on a college student’s budget! Yes, you have to sign up to get access to the wonderful deals, but it only takes a few moments of your time to create an account.

What is nice about Gilt is that it offers designer clothes, accessories and home furnishings for men, women and children. A new sale begins everyday at 12 eastern and 11 central, but beware, often times I have seen merchandise sell out within minutes on the floor. Be ready to click and seal the deal by planning out designer sales in advance! Just so you can get a better idea of what this site has to offer, this week Gilt is offering sales with Seven For All Man Kind, Chloe, and Tory Burch.

There are a few other sites like Gilt that my girlfriends are members of, and they have kindly shared their little secrets with me to share to you all as well! There are also and Both sites follow the same concept as Gilt.

So please, go out and spread the word to all of your girls and enjoy a Marc Jacobs special. I know I have!

-Cassandra Latawiec

Live in color, ladies!! Lauren