Style How To: Remix Your Wardrobe With Michelle Obama Inspired Looks

Our Illustrious First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama is known for her chic style sensability. In addition to being appreciated for her fashion, Mrs.O is also know for her well edited wardrobe repeats. Gone are the days of outfits, as tailored separates that can be worn again and again are a neccessity to personal style. And thanks to the First Lady, this working girl’s task has become a full on trend.


White House Casual is a nod to Mrs.O’s stroll’s across the lawn in an a-line dress, cardigan, and bright belt; and again de-boarding the private jet after a well deserved vacation, this time with an off colored flat and hobo shoulder bag.


Meet & Greet is inspired by the First Lady’s casual book readings and charitable activities in sleek, skinny trousers. Once with a striped tee, eye catching bracelt and peep toe flats and again in a bright top, cool cuff and a fun shoe.


Camp David takes a que from the First Family’s trips to and from the White House. Easy and crisp goes the pleated skirt with a simple tank, belt and sunnies. An encore ensemble includes a colored cardigan, preppy belt and trusty ballerina flats.

Along with inspiration comes accessibility, as the First Lady rocks brands like J.Crew Collection, Old Navy and Banana Republic in addition to designers like Jason Wu and Tibi. While the everyday fashionista may not be able to afford all of Mrs.O’s favorite brands, we can certainly have fun remixing her signature style to suit our own.



Editor’s Picks: Cecily’s Closet Essentials


Closet Essentials

In honor of our favorite red tag deal specialist Miss Cecily Carson, we’ve taken a note from her fashion closet and scoped out some of her most coveted essentials. Cecily’s favorite color is purple, so its only natural that we would find a closet full of deep plums and fuchsias in dresses, tops and shoes. Miss Carson is known for her fierce animal print accents, including her shoes. A loose white tee & leggings are each go-to pieces for easy days and club nights. Last but not least, Cecily keeps a heavily studded, cognac bag and a pair of funky sunglasses in rotation for work and play. When styled, each piece showcases our girl’s bubbly personality, hence the word “essential”. Follow Cecily on Twitter @ TheRealCecily .



What To Wear: Turkey Day 2011

WTW: Turkey Day



Thanksgiving Day 2011 is upon us. So get excited and get dressed. Whether you’re house hopping or spending the day at home with family and friends, choosing a turkey-friendly outfit should be sweet as pie.

One of my favorite holiday looks is a cozy sweater dress and a pair of boots. Its simple, straight to the point and it leaves plenty of room for my mom’s coca-cola glazed ham and cranberry dressing. Hmm, hmm good!



S. Johnson

What To Wear: Casual Brunch

brunch ladies

A girl’s gotta eat. And style is on the menu with these casual brunch looks. Whether you’ve got a craving for french toast at a chic downtown eatery or eggs over easy at your neighborhood mainstay, doing brunch is always chic.

Some of my favorite brunch appropriate pieces include a dark wash skinny jean, flowy chiffon blouse and a trendy boot. A great place to scout for ‘ladies who brunch’ looks include cheap-chic fashion phenom Forever 21 and the juniors department at Nordstrom.

Dressing, and dressing well for a mid-day meal is essential to making the event more than just another occasion to fill your belly.


S. Johnson

What To Wear: Fashionably Employed

Wear To Work

Creative jobs lend themselves to creative dressing. Whether you’ve got a cubicle at Vogue or a corner office at Coldwell Banker, a modern woman’s work wardrobe should never be drab. Choosing tailored pieces that reflect your personality are key, in addition to investing in items that you’ll keep in your closet from season to season.

The sheath dress, the mary-jane pump and the pencil skirt are my three go-to items, each piece ranging in cost from as little as 10 bucks on the clearance rack at Target to $50 regular price at DSW. All in all, a little green and an eye for versatility go along way in dressing for the work place.


S. Johnson

Define Your Style: The Risk Taker

risky business

Hot pink, yellow polka dots and wild prints line the risk taker’s closet. From sequin harem pants to leather fringe necklaces and over-sized geometric cocktail rings, we at LTC appreciate a stylista with an undeniable edge.

Want to define your style? Pull 7 of your favorite wardrobe pieces of the moment and lay them across your bed or proudly display them on your garment rack. If more than 3 of your favs make you think Nicki Minaj with blinding brights, balloon-like volume,  and dangerously daring heels, congrats, you’re a risk taker. Stay tuned for more Define Your Style!

-S. Johnson