Y2K Meets Spring/Sumer 2022’s Trending Color: Yellow

Perhaps I wear yellow to hold sunshine. We can never touch the sun, yet in the summer we yearn to be sun kissed. To wear the hues of marigold, of mustard, or a daffodil, is to manifest summer. And once the dog days do roll around, I’ll be clothed in those shades. Pantone confirms thatContinue reading “Y2K Meets Spring/Sumer 2022’s Trending Color: Yellow”

If Carrie Bradshaw lived in Bakersfield, here is what she would do

As I walked down the ‘Streets of Bakersfield,’ I couldn’t help but wonder…could I actualize an ‘Empire State of Mind’ in the ‘Golden Empire?’ And just like that…I realized I could. Perhaps it was the ensemble I dawned inspired by Carrie Bradshaw herself (a fellow journalist and fashion aficionado). The Carrie-confidence, in every curl. ItContinue reading “If Carrie Bradshaw lived in Bakersfield, here is what she would do”

THE ’90S SUIT WITH A TWIST | ON-CAMERA STYLE

It was the best of times, it was the simplest of times: The ‘90s. The finale to the 20th century was also the era I was born. The prologue to the new millennia was full of minimalist fashion. But it wasn’t this concept of doing “without” something. The neutral pinstripe suits with high-waist trousers, thatContinue reading “THE ’90S SUIT WITH A TWIST | ON-CAMERA STYLE”

FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST

Here in Southern California, the weather is gradually catching up to other fall customs like pumpkin spice everything, the beginnings of the 2021 award season, and fashion week. The fall runways tend to inform trends of the season with an autumn in New York state of mind: Meanwhile on a late-summer getaway to San DiegoContinue reading “FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST”

THE POTTERY TOP | THE CHIC LIST

We all have that top. It’s the garment, so avant garde, so unique that you equate to a priceless artifact that belongs in a museum. Well, for me I can’t help but feel this way about this corset top with a Hellenistic print on It, because it legit looks like Grecian pottery from ancient times—soContinue reading “THE POTTERY TOP | THE CHIC LIST”

Summer suiting tips for scorching summer heat

This has been a scorching summer–and for some reason ‘business casual’ doesn’t take triple digit heat into account. As an on-camera journalist, I’m expected to look extra polished on-the-job because I’m so visible. The thing is, wearing a full on pantsuit is out of the question in SoCal during August. I recently moved to BakersfieldContinue reading “Summer suiting tips for scorching summer heat”

Bike shorts are here to stay! Here’s a chic way to wear them

Bike shorts, they’re cyclical! The trend came back around (hehe) last Spring, thanks to street style stars like Hailey Bieber channeling Princess Diana (the reigning royalty of the trend) and Emily Ratajkowski. I thought the fad would fade out fast. Summer fashion month has proven that bike shorts are here to stay. I finally cavedContinue reading “Bike shorts are here to stay! Here’s a chic way to wear them”

Safety in Style: Why it’s Chic to Be Cautious Right Now

This pandemic has caused pandemonium. CNN reported that 44 million people in the United States have filed for unemployment since lockdown, over 100,000 people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19 already, and for three months, our country turned into a ghost town on steroids. That was, until the country began to slowly open upContinue reading “Safety in Style: Why it’s Chic to Be Cautious Right Now”

Four 2019 Trends Here to Stay: Shirley Holmes is on the Clothing Case

They call me Shirley Holmes, fashion detective (actually they don’t, but I’m manifesting it). I’m always sleuthing to find what’s the latest in fashion so that it’s no mystery to my followers. In this installment of the Shirley Holmes: The Clothing Chronicles, my best friend, Mari Makatsaria joins the case, like a wardrobe-conscious Watson. WeContinue reading “Four 2019 Trends Here to Stay: Shirley Holmes is on the Clothing Case”

JLo’s Resurrected Versace Dress Inspires Blue/Green Dresses for Spring 2020

This is Jennifer Lopez’s world, and we are just here Googling it. Back in 2000, JLo fans ‘Googled’ her blue and tropical safari Versace dress worn to the Grammys so many times, that Google Images was born because of it. Let such a fact cement the declaration that fashion breaks the internet. The vibrant VersaceContinue reading “JLo’s Resurrected Versace Dress Inspires Blue/Green Dresses for Spring 2020”