My friend Jamie and I are heading to Los Altos tonight to attend this fun spring art and fashion event. If you are in the area you need to stop by to check it out! If you can’t make it I am hoping to be able to share some pictures on Instagram to make sure to stay connected!
Entries Tagged as 'Shopping'
Dear Kuzak’s Closet-
I am in need of some new shoes. What are you top 3 picks? Hint–I desperately need a pair of black flats but have not found the right pair yet. Help!
P.S.-I love your fashion posts!
Dear Midwest Mom,
Thank you so much for writing in! Instead of sharing my top 3 picks I thought I would give you some great options in three categories of shoes that every girl should have in their closet. I used a site called Polyvore to collect my favorites and all of the options are between $25-$100 per pair.
First I started with the black flats that you are looking for. I would suggest having at least two pairs in your collection, one pair that is very classic and simple and another pair with some embellishments or design. I really love the patent Nine West flats with the little bow and the Cole Haan pair in the top left corner are super comfy, I’ve tried them on myself.
Next you need neutral flats that will go with all of your colorful tops and prints. I suggest a nude, silver, or gold depending on your style. I love the nude pair with the gold toe, so cute for work or to dress up dark jeans. I also want to order the DKNY pair on the bottom left ASAP, I love the detail on the toe!
And last you need FUN shoes that will make all of your basic tops and bottoms pop. I am huge fan of adding color with flats, a little stripe or floral pattern goes a long way. All of these options would look nice with slacks and skirts to work and jeans and basic tees on the weekends.
It’s Fall, my favorite season for fashion. I think it is the most comfortable season and the easiest time of year to get dressed. Even here in California where the weather never gets too cold the mornings are crisp and the leaves are changing color. I love wearing boots, sweaters, and rich color and today I wanted to share fun fashion pieces that I am either wearing right now or wish I owned so I could wear them right now.
My brown boots and dark skinny jeans are a staple with chunky sweaters. I also have a go-to pair of boot cut jeans to wear with flats and tops. If it is really chilly at night and I need a wool coat I grab my purple jcrew double cloth coat that I bought I clearance last year.
What are your favorite pieces this fall? Do you have a similar style?
Looking at the title you might be expecting me to show off fancy closet organizing tools and custom cabinets but not today. Not in my closet. My closet it actually pretty basic, just a straight bar with a shelf above. It is the 4th closet I have had to move into over the last 6 years and it seems to work for me just fine. I spent an hour sorting through my closet and following my organizing rules on Sunday for my seasonal purge so I snapped some pictures to give you an inside look.
Many times when I help my clients organize their kitchens and refrigerators, I notice that they don’t have their freezers stocked properly. They either don’t have anything in it or it is stocked so full that they can’t get anything out. The key to using your freezer effectively is having it organized properly so you know what you have so you can pop it out and prepare a meal in an instant. Make sure to keep like items together (fruit, veggies, soups, desserts, breads, dinners, etc.). Go through your freezer on a regular basis, try to toss any of the items that have freezer burn and make a list of items you need. Try to buy things when they go on sale, you will save money at the register and down the road when you aren’t ordering take-out a couple times per week.
My freezer is usually stocked with easy meals from the Trader Joe’s freezer section and homemade favorites but now that I have been on a low carb diet since May I have had to make adjustments. It has been especially hard to find quick breakfast and lunch options (I am a cereal and PB&J girl) but I have figured out what I like. I am going back to the doctor on Monday to be reevaluated and I will find out how much longer I need to keep up my low carb lifestyle and if I need to have any further surgeries. Until then, here is a look at what is in my freezer…
Yesterday I met up with my friend Jamie and her little girl Lili for lunch at the Stanford Shopping Center. We ate at The Palo Alto Creamery which is right next to Bloomingdale’s so we walked through the store before we headed home. I saw on the news this week that they were featuring a new technology called Bodymetrics, a system that will scan your body and suggest jeans that fit your body type perfectly. The idea of not having to spend an entire day pulling on jeans that I can’t pull up over my thighs is appealing to me so I thought I should give it a try.
I wasn’t planning on doing it right then but Jamie talked me into it and it only took 5 minutes. She insisted that it would be fun and that I should blog about it (good thing because I didn’t have anything planned for today).
I had to register my information and sign privacy docs before I stripped down into the full body scanner. I am a little nervous that some engineer somewhere is going to see me in my undies but who cares, ha! I stepped inside and stood where the footprints told me it. It was very similar to getting a spray tan if you have ever done that.
Hips, Thigh and Seat
Peg & Skinny
Straight & Drainpipe/Cigarette