Looking Back, Looking Forward

Spring/summer classic. There is nothing easier in the spring and summer than a dress that flatters. And, this eyelet dress with its exquisite details is a flatterer. It features a classic A-line design, sweetheart neckline, gathered bust seams, and a smocked panel at the center back. A chic look is created when paired with sueded metallic peep toe pumps. This dress flatters in spring and summer’s favorite eyelet, and hence is a modern classic
Dress—Liz Claiborne via Macy’s Shoes—Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom

Eyelet design Close-up:

Happy Earth Day

B.Y.O.B. You would find me moving around the city (running errands on the weekend) in today’s non-work look. It features a deep green baby doll top adorned with bow and accordion pleats that is paired with a denim pencil skirt. Orange peep-toe flats and a green print scarf add chic finishing touches.

Of course, if there is even a remote possibility of buying something while moving around, I will have my eco-chic MK canvas tote because using plastic bags is so passé.


If I have to buy groceries, I bring a few more bags. I am glad I found a use for those totes that I always receive at conferences.

Top—The Limited Skirt—Banana Republic Factory Store Shoes—Kenneth Cole Reaction via Nordstrom Scarf—Banana Republic Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Ebay
Foregoing plastic bags is one baby-step I’ve taken to become more green. What do you do?

Back on the Block


What a relief. My laptop is fixed!
So, back to non-work looks. I have plans to wear today’s featured look to an upcoming reggae concert in the Lou. The outfit is anchored by a fuchsia Max Studio halter dress that is packed with eye-catching details like the wrap front and cut out back. The dress is worn with orange t-strap wedges.
Talking about relief, my relief bead bracelets add the perfect finishing touch. For just $8, I not only got the perfect accessory to complete many “global inspired” looks, but according to Relief International, a humanitarian non-profit agency, relief bead purchases support the people of Darfur in the following ways:

  • 1 Relief Bead feeds a malnourished child for 1 week
  • 5 Relief Beads bring a malnourished child back to good health
  • 10 Relief Beads restore the well-being of 2 malnourished children
  • 100 Relief Beads save the lives of 20 children

To learn more about Relief International’s programs please visit www.ri.org.

A Little Temptation While I’m Gone


Bargain Alert. For two days only (ending on 4.17.08 at 11:59pm PT), smartbargains has these MICHAEL Michael Kors shoes all on sale for $47.98! To tempt you even further, the shipping is free!

I ordered a pair, exercising great restraint by removing the other 3 pairs from my shopping cart before clicking, “buy now.” Lol.
If you are shopping for shoes, check it out. There are a few other MK styles and shoes from other designers with similar deals.

Blog Interrupted

Argh! Well, I realized one of my worst nightmares yesterday—MY COMPUTER CRASHED! I took it to a service center, and hope to get some news about its condition in a week.

I do back up on an external hard drive, but not nearly as frequently as I should. So, Economy of Style may take a brief hiatus while I wrap my head around this disaster.
In the meantime, I am researching Macs, for I am now finished with PCs (of course, a long dreadful history precedes this decision). If you use a Mac, do let me know of your experience(s).