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Rich Style. Real Budgets. Tip #4

            You can buy a lot of fancy shoes for fabulous prices these days! Or if you get them inexpensively, keep them clean! To this day I got one of my favorite pairs of black booties at this hidden gem of a TJMAXX, Elie Tahari. Check them out on my Instagram @hannaleestyle.  Let me see your shoes!  

Rich Style. Real Budgets. Tip #3

Buying darker colors like navy and black can make you look chic and like you have an expensive piece on! Even if it’s really just a $20 maxi dress from Target, you can add my favorite -costume jewelry and glam up any outfit!  (Or this Old Navy boucle blazer …)  

The best layering camisoles

Layering camisoles are a staple for most of the women I work with and these are my favorites. The first is sold at Anthropologie; it’s reversible so you can have it be a scoop or a v-neck style which I think is pretty fancy and fun. The second is more of a shell than the tighter fitting camisoles but I love this one from Eileen Fisher.  The fabric weight is absolutely perfect. The third (teal) is sold at Nordstroms and is the brand Shimera.  This is seriously one of my... Read The Rest →

Downton Abbey’s style: Lady Mary

Did you watch Downton Abbey?  I’m hoping so!  Although Lady Mary’s personality isn’t shining this season. Something else is.  Have you noticed?   Are you seeing what I’m seeing? How can you channel Lady Mary’s Downton style?  The necklaces!   I was out shopping so I had to share my excitement when I saw these at The Green Goddess Boutique.  Layer different colors or stick to black diamonds like Mary.  How would Modern Mary wear them?  I think I see some Instgram inspired outfit pictures coming… are you following me?... Read The Rest →

The number one time to buy special event clutches (hint: now)

This is the best time of the year to buy the most neutral, fabulous metallic clutches for all the events after your 9-5. I’ve found over the years that now is the time to buy and plan ahead for those special occasion events you’ll need for next year’s events (think: wedding season guest.)  Because it’s holiday time (shimmer and shine metallics and neutrals) these options are way more fun than the boring (and limited) options offered during the wedding season itself.  So if you’re in a wedding, guest of, mother of... Read The Rest →

How to: wear red confidently this season and beyond

I love wearing red, especially during the holidays because it seems so festive. But then there’s the fear of over-doing it a bit.  And we don’t want anyone thinking you look like a bad Christmas sweater. Take a cue from my favorite fashion icon (my grandma) and rock wearing color!  Whether you’re wearing a few shades of the same color (like my grandma did) or you’re color blocking like the below red outfits. If you do color block like the outfits below, make sure you keep your shoes a neutral.... Read The Rest →

Three ways to look chic this holiday: $50 and under.

The holidays have arrived! Which is great but I know we all have so many gifts to buy, it’s so busy and we still want to look polished drudging through the snow. It’s easy to look chic this holiday with just a few essentials like faux fur, sequins, pops of color on your lips and gold accessories. I recently bought this black dress from Nordstrom ($48) and I am LOVING it.  I typically try to avoid buying black because it can become too safe but this was a must-have for me.... Read The Rest →

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