Friday, July 28, 2017

Vacation Style From Day to Night

Can you believe Summer is almost coming to an end?  I mean where did the time go?  Packing for a vacation can be challenging because you have to consider the weather & also other elements.  You also have to consider how much room you have within your luggage.  Lets face it these luggage fees can get expensive if you aren't flying Southwest Airlines



Style Tip if you know that you are going on a relaxing weekend getaway, you can easily change up your look from day to night with simply changing your shoes and bottoms.  With this look the first inspiration is for a day of sightseeing with a simple wedge sandal & shorts or cropped pants.  Inspiration #2:  Can be a look for the evening by changing to heels and white wide leg slacks.



For assistance with travel style shopping/packing or to develop your own personal style, contact www.AndreaLatriceStyle.com 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself...Andrea Latrice Style


 Friday Introductions |  Allow me to reintroduce myself...Hi I am A. Latrice of Andrea Latrice Style formerly known as Opulent Couturier(OpulentCouture on social media). I am a Stylist/Style Strategist residing in Nashville Tennessee & originally from Kentucky. I am a true southern woman with city flair. •I love a good full skirt, great shoes, Kentucky BBQ, UK Wildcats basketball + a real southern gentleman. I also love listening to a good book my most recent audiobook was by @cthagod #blackprivilege it was excellent. I also love random trips to @Target & the beauty supply store of all places. Don't judge me.

I started my business in 2008 as Bridal Opulence solely focusing on wedding planning. I decided to change my company name to Opulent Couturier in 2011-12 because I recognized that I also had a passion for bridal style. I have worked over 20+ years in Retail Management and it was easy to incorporate my big box Retail experience into my business. I love style of all types it never gets old to me. 

In 2017 I decided to do my "Final Company Rebrand/name change" to Andrea Latrice Style. It was extremely scary because for so long you get comfortable behind a "company name". If I use Andrea Latrice....ummm That's me. So with much prayer, girl chats, hours at my laptop the brand was created. I pulled the trigger and launched my new website and brand. It's been the best decision I could have made for myself, confidence in my business & just overall where I want to stand & be seen in the creative marketplace. I am passionate about working with the everyday busy business professional on defining their look for the office, special occasions or even their wedding. 
I am Andrea Latrice & it's always Classic • Effortless • Style. 📷: @rishaleondra  www.AndreaLatriceStyle.com


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Style Inspiration | How to Style Bell Sleeve Blouses

Tuesday Style Tip: •Rock the Bells• In my head there is always a 80's/90's rap song playing especially when I am client shopping. It was & forever will be the best music era ever! Just in case you were wondering. 


Bell sleeves are back and it's definitely a fun fashion piece that you should incorporate into your wardrobe this summer. They can be dressed up or down making it great for a girls night out or date night. Just remember when styling bell sleeves that the drama is up top so keep your bottom slim with skinny jeans/pants or a pencil skirt. Balance is Key! 

For personal style services and shopping please contact me at www.AndreaLatriceStyle.com  Also available for travel. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Personal Style | Does your dress size really matter?


Style Tip Tuesday • This is going to raise some eyebrows I am sure with fitness lovers and trainers but hear me out as a Stylist! 

I hear from so many people, women especially "Oh I want to hire you when I drop these 20-40 pounds." Say what now? So right now you are walking around in too tight clothing that automatically makes you feel & look uncomfortable and less confident because you are constantly pulling and tugging on your clothes. Now that sounds genius right? 

Clothes that are ill fitting can do more harm than good. Sure that skirt is a size 8 but right now you could maybe be more comfortable in a Size 10/12. That's perfectly fine, if Size numbers bother you cut the tag out of the garment. Once you start to lose the weight it can always be altered down for fit. It's never cute or stylish to walk around looking like a busted can of biscuits just because you don't want to move up a size & are not being an active participant in losing weight. Real Talk! 

Be honest with yourself! Nothing makes you feel thinner and more confident than wearing clothing that truly fit properly! 
Classic • Effortless • Style

www.AndreaLatriceStyle.com

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day from Andrea Latrice Style   Enjoy this time with your friends and family!


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Saturday Style | Foundation Undergarments for Women of Color



Saturday Style Tip: This is for my brown girls, finding just the right nude heel and undergarments are a game changer. We come in so many beautiful shades of brown and the struggle can be real. 
Discovering @nubianskin changed the game for me. They are London based company that specializes in undergarments, hosiery & shoes. The right nude heel & a skirt will elongate your legs even for us shorties! 

You can find the line in most @nordstrom stores, @asos online & if you are in the Nashville area, bridal boutique @o_bridalboutiqe sells the under garments! Happy Saturday guys