Juli Alvarez

Juli Alvarez
25 Comfortable Shoes for Work

25 Comfortable Shoes for Work

If you’re like me, you have plenty of horror stories detailing the pain and suffering inflicted upon you by your most beloved shoes. High heels aren’t the only culprit — poorly made ballet flats can be…

10 Wearable Versions of Fashion Week 2014 Trends

10 Wearable Versions of Fashion Week 2014 Trends

Twice a year New York Fashion Week rips through the city like a comet. The event goes as quickly as it comes, exploding in a flashy, fancy burst of pretty people in outrageous getups, which oftentimes do not translate…

1 Dress: 10 Outfits — the Classic Black Sheath

1 Dress: 10 Outfits — the Classic Black Sheath

There are basics that every working woman should own: a classic suit, neutral trousers, silk blouses, pencil skirts and, of course, a classic LBS — the little black sheath. It might sound boring, but this dress is an ideal multi…

Why You Shouldn’t Wear Flip-Flops to Work

Why You Shouldn’t Wear Flip-Flops to Work

We all have our pet peeves — those pesky little nit-picking things that drive us bananas, and send us to the moon for no particular reason. Currently holding the number one spot on my ‘rub-me-the-wrong…

The Only 10 Types of Handbags You Need to Own

The Only 10 Types of Handbags You Need to Own

Handbags are among the most functional, hard-working accessories in our closet. They hold all our day-to-day items, shielding our valuables and not-so valuables from inclement weather, damage and theft — and, in most cases, they help complete…

Classic Spring Styles that Last

Classic Spring Styles that Last

Warmer weather means we are finally free from heavy coats, boots and all the cumbersome accoutrements winter weather brings. So, it’s time to lighten up, literally. Shed your winter skin for some great spring fashion classics that will…

10 Ways to Work Denim at the Office

10 Ways to Work Denim at the Office

Wearing jeans in a professional setting can be tricky business: Relied on as a casual wardrobe workhorse, a simple pair of jeans typically feels more weekend then workweek. But if you find the right pair, straddling the sartorial line between…

Tackle Spring Shoe Trends Feet First

Tackle Spring Shoe Trends Feet First

Keeping up with fashion trends can add up quickly, especially if you want to stay on top of each season’s styles. Fortunately, there’s a way to update your look without paying to update your whole wardrobe…

Freshen Up Your Winter Wardrobe for Spring

Freshen Up Your Winter Wardrobe for Spring

Come mid-February, I’m so sick of everything hanging in my closet that I could hurl the whole lot right out my bedroom window. Wearing the same dark pieces all winter can get depressing. But the last thing…

How Glasses Have Evolved Over the Centuries

How Glasses Have Evolved Over the Centuries

It was nearly three centuries ago that the first glasses that wrapped around the temples were introduced. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way from those early days when individual prescriptions didn’t exist, women only wore glasses…

12 Essential Undergarments Every Woman Should Own

12 Essential Undergarments Every Woman Should Own

Unless you’ve found yourself in an embarrassing fashion crisis of sorts, you probably haven’t given much thought to how important the right undergarments can be (anyone whose skirt has flown up at just the wrong moment…

How to Shop End-of-Season Sales

How to Shop End-of-Season Sales

Take it from me, a black-belt shopper: There’s an art to shopping — and sale shopping requires extra finesse. Scoring big at sale time means something different to every woman. For some, it might mean that you…

The Only Shoes You Really Need

The Only Shoes You Really Need

We rely on our shoes for more than just walking around. They’re the one accessory that can add a finishing touch to any outfit, completing your look with that special bit of personal flair. And they can instantly…

Tailor your clothes for the perfect fit

Tailor your clothes for the perfect fit

When you invest in clothing (at any price range), you’re investing in your presentation. How your clothes fit you matters. I learned early on that I absolutely could not live without a tailor — or at least someone…

History of the Little Black Dress

History of the Little Black Dress

Very rarely does a fashion item take on such importance as to be given its own initialed moniker, like YSL, CDG or even SJP (who has certainly earned her spot in the fashion hall of fame). But the LBD is…