Meet Cynthia & Stella !
These confident young women’s style impresses me daily at the office. Curious about their sources of inspiration and favorite shops, I invited them to start a style section on the cozy sweater café.
We decided to start Real Fashion for Real Women. We will explore how we take on-line inspiration and turn it into wearable fashion for real life. We hope that our hunting will inspire and reduce your legwork !
A BIT ABOUT CYNTHIA & STELLA
Cynthia and Stella have been best friends for 8 years, since the “dress-up” celebration of the year, Halloween. They share a love of small white dogs, travel, and fashion.
What are your dogs names?
Cynthia: Sissy and Stacy. Both names starting with S because everyone in my family has a name starting with that letter…except for me!
Stella: Zoe. A very close family friend gave my mom some money before passing away and told her to buy us something that would make us happy, so we bought her and named her Zoe (which means “life” in Greek).
How would you describe your office style?
Cynthia: Classy meets edgy.
Stella: Ladylike with modern/sometimes edgier add-ons.
What is your favorite travel destination and why?
Cynthia: The Amalfi Coast…it’s beyond breathtaking and London because it feels like home whenever I go.
Stella: Greece: Zante for the blueness of the water, the nightlife and the Italian-influence architecture; Kavala because it’s a city built amphitheatre-style with the bay as a stage, the beach close-by and an Ottoman castle converted into a café overlooking it all.
CYNTHIA & STELLA’S LIST
Cynthia: Olivia Polermo
Stella: Kate Middleton
C: Olivia Palermo, Lauren Conrad, Sydneyfashionblogger
S: The Classy Cubicle, Dallas Shaw, Olivia Palermo and Who, What, Wear
Forever 21…they have really pretty, but inexpensive pieces.
Winners, Kate Spade, Steve Madden
Browns, B2, NINE WEST, Michael Kors, Vince Camuto, BCBG
Winners, Marshall’s, The Bay, RW&co., Vero Moda, H&M
C: Not a fan of pants, they rarely fit nicely on my derriere, more of a leggings gal.
S: The Bay
Browns, The Bay, Kate Spade, Pajar, Sorel, Vince Camuto, Nine West, UGG Australia
Guess, Winners, Influence U, Simons, The Bay (there is an obsession if you’ve noticed).
Sephora, Korres, Lancome
gilt.com, MYHABIT.com, Justfab.com
C: I love Balmain…the clothes are gorgeous and edgy.
Balmain, Fall 2014 Campaign
S: Kate Spade, hands down.
Kate Spade, Fall/Winter 2014
TOP TEN FALL MUST-HAVE LIST & WHERE TO FIND THEM
1 – The little black bootie
Try these, Vince Camuto
Or these, Steve Madden
2 – the motorcycle jacket
Try this one, Armani Exchange
Or this one, American Eagle
3 – the leather skirt
4 – The houndstooth dress
Try this dress, Nordstrom
5 – The chunky/poncho sweater
6 – Something burgundy
Try this v-neck sweater, Simons
7 – Something from Kate Spade
Try this black bag, Kate Spade
8 – The poncho
9 – Mixing metal jewelry featuring rose gold
Try this watch, Coach
10 – The knit skirt
Try this one, Forever 21
Coming up with Real Fashion for Real Women…The best fall/winter accersories and How to solve the dreaded winter boot problem !
Any fashion conundrums we can help you with?
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