There is something so classic and rugged about a denim jacket. Created by Levi Strauss in the early 1900's, this versatile little jacket was meant for miners and cowboys much like the first Levi Jeans. It was tough and accessible.
Standing the test of time, and trend, the denim jacket has been worn by everyone from James Dean to Madonna. Talk about the ultimate wardrobe necessity!
The styles have evolved to include peplums, fringe, rips, color variations and silhouette. Classic silhouettes in your best color will never fail your wardrobe so find your best fit and keep it forever!
Here are some of my favorites. xoxo, Maria
Summer is here and that means days of lounging by the pool and in the sand.
So what do you need for these sunshine days...
1. Swim Suit
2. Cover up
4. Beach Bag
Below are some favorites to take you through the season and beyond. Photos are linked to the websites.
Baby, it's getting cold outside! Treat yourself to a warm down coat this winter. There are so many great options out there. They vary in price point, length, fur or faux fur collars, type of down fill and warmth. Start with your budget and find the best choice for you. Here are some of my favorites. Slightly obsessed with the Velvet Oxblood from ASOS.
Enjoy and stay warm! xo, M
Top Row: French Connection $158, Gap $138, ASOS $136
Bottom Row: TopShop $135, Alessandra Chamonix $995, UNIQLO $69.90
Holiday season is here which means holiday parties! From off the shoulder to lace, there are some great styles out there. If you are looking for a holiday outfit and need a little guidance send me an email email@example.com. Happy Holidays! xo, M
Lace and Cut-outs
Sequins and Ruffle SLeeves
a little metallic inspiration for the week
Whether it's sequin or lamè. Add some metallic to your wardrobe this season. That touch of shimmer adds a hint of fun to any outfit. Go small with a clutch or a little shimmer on your eye makeup. Go big with a jacket or midi skirt. Enjoy! Xo, M
Holiday parties are coming up! Book your Style by Risso mini styling session or email me for a lookbook of choices for the festivities ahead.
a little denim shirt inspiration for the week
I love a good denim shirt. They are comfortable, versatile and multi-seasonal. A true staple for any wardrobe.
So this week rock the denim shirt to work, during your day or out to play. Enjoy! xo, M
A little bit of inspiration to start your week!
It's Sunday and the week ahead is filled with appointments, meetings, lunches, school drop off, soccer practice, maybe even a date night. We could all use a little wardrobe inspiration to get ready for the week ahead.
Enjoy! xo, M
These aren't your 80's sneakers. Well, some of them could be from the 80's but we aren't styling them with pencil skirts and socks anymore. And these sneakers aren't for the gym, these are the sneakers you put on after you workout. Yes, you can style them with athletic gear but you can also wear them with a midi skirt or ankle jeans. These are the options you are looking for when you don't want to wear your black leggings all day but can't figure out what to wear! Wear them dropping the kids at school, then to run errands, grab lunch or even casual day at the office.
If you are looking for more options, I can put together a lookbook for you! Send me an email with what you are looking for... firstname.lastname@example.org
The culotte. Not quite a midi skirt and not quite pants. It's an indecisive girls best friend. It's also a great option for fall, when the weather is cooling but not cold enough to be bundled up.
There are several ways to style this fall staple. Flats or heels. Boots or wedges. You really have a lot of options. The key to making sure the culotte looks great is proportion. Pay for the tailoring to make sure it fall about an inch or two around midcalf. Too long and it looks dowdy, too short and it breaks up the leg disproportionately.
Many years ago I started a little blog named Frolic in Tulle and this was one of my most favorite recurring posts. It started when I found a gorgeous pair of hot pink stilettos with a price tag that wasn't for me. So, I searched and searched and found a pair that was strikingly similar with a much smaller price tag. Friday Finds was born.
Fringe is back in a big way for Fall/Winter. These fringe ankle boots are an easy way to update any wardrobe without going fringe crazy. Pair these with a sweater and ankle jeans for the day or a shift dress and tights at night. Either way, this bootie is versatile and fun. xoxo