Capital Style Runway Show


Publisher-Katie Wolfe Lloyd

Vice President & Publisher-Katie Wolfe Lloyd

Custom Creations by Pansy Thatcher

Custom Creations by Pansy Thatcher

Debra Penzone showing off one of Pansy Thatcher's gorgeous designs Photo Credit: Capital Style Magazine

Debra Penzone showing off one of Pansy Thatcher’s gorgeous designs
Photo Credit: Capital Style Magazine


Stunning look!  Shop more at THREAD Photo Credit: Capital Style Magazine

Stunning look from THREAD
Photo Credit: Capital Style Magazine

Maren Roth- Rowe Boutique

Maren Roth- Rowe Boutique

Shop the Look-

Shop the Look at Rowe Boutique


Allison Jayjack-Ladybird

Allison Jayjack-Ladybird


Loving florals/stripes!   Photo Credit: Capital Style Magazine

Loving florals/stripes!
Photo Credit: Capital Style Magazine



Connie Leal Ballenger-Leal Boutique

Connie Leal Ballenger-Leal Boutique

Photo Credit: Capital Style Magazine

Photo Credit: Capital Style Magazine


The scene at Strongwater Columbus

The scene at Strongwater Columbus  Photo Credit: Capital Style Magazine

Checking out baubles from The Diamond Cellar

Checking out baubles from The Diamond Cellar

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend!

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to meet the designer behind Pansy Thatcher

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet the designer behind Pansy Thatcher

I was so excited to attend Capital Style‘s first ever runway show-Fashion that Inspires!  Every Columbusite turns to Capital Style for all things fashion, so I knew that this night would be a amazing. The runway show featured 6 local boutiques as well as a custom designer.   Not only did I get to watch the fashion show, but I was able to drip in diamonds, do a little shopping and sipping, and all proceeds benefited Dress for Success!  Dress for Success is near and dear to me, since I am involved with the non-profit organization as well as on the committee for the upcoming Dine Drink Dress event (mark your calendars June 18th)  The looks ranged from Jane Birkin to Jackie O, so there really was something for everyone.  I had 2 favorites from the show.  First, Amy Crandall in THREAD‘s crop top with floral skirt was to die for.  I think there was a little gasp from everyone when they saw her sashaying down that runway!  Simply beautiful.  Second fav: Pansy Thatcher’s flirty ruffle crop with high waist shirred skirt.  (I must have a thing for crop tops!)  True craftsmanship exuded from the delicate details on the skirt.  After the show, my friend Natalia and I headed on over to the Diamond Cellar to try on some diamonds.  I fell in love with a diamond encrusted necklace as well as a diamond bracelet, which might I add looked like they were made for my outfit:-)  Natalia’s gorgeous David Yurman earrings were perfection with her multicolor brocade dress! We had such a lovely time and look forward to next year’s show.  Great Job Capital Style Magazine!

Want to see more from the event, check out Capital Style magazine’s website


Shop the looks from the show’s local boutiques at:

Pansy Thatcher on Instagram: @pansythatcher

Rays of Sunshine

Rays of Sunshine

Yellow.  It was all over the runways!  I wanted to show a few ways that you can wear the yellow trend without looking like a bumble bee!  Rule #1, keep the look simple.  I have started my clean slate with one yellow piece and slowly incorporated black shoes, and finally added the fun accessories. You can have a little fun with accessories as long as the whole look isn’t busy, which is why I added feathers and a cheeky clutch.  (side note: how amazing are those feather shoes?)  Yellow is a color that goes with so many prints and colors.  See below for examples:

  • Cobalt Blue
  • Leopard
  • Coral
  • Black
  • Floral
  • Pink
  • Emerald
  • Red
  • etc, etc…..

Neon Brights






Today’s post is all about adding brights to classic pieces.  I chose a simple black tulle skirt and added a neon yellow cashmere cardi to put a fun spin on this look. With more sunny days approaching, it’s time to dig in your closets and pull out those fun bright colors!   Simple accessories like this multi-colored jewel necklace and turqoise earrings add just the right amount of color to an already colorful outfit.  What type of bag do I pick?  Why not try a carry all clutch like my pink leather & canvas clutch?  It is the perfect size to carry all of your necessities and still look chic with any outfit.  I have a feeling this skirt may be on repeat!

I couldn’t resist adding these leopard beauties on my feet- The quote from Jenna Lyons says it all!

Jenna Lyons (Creative Director of J.Crew)


Spring Looks…The Ladylike Way

Spring Looks...The Ladylike Way


Spring has sprung! I love when the season’s change and I can transition into a new wardrobe.  All those Spring pieces that have been tucked away for months are brand new again!  In honor of the new season, I have featured 2 Spring Ladylike looks on the blog today.   The all white look on the left is so clean and classic,  yet the hints of print from the leopard loafers keep it interesting.  The Burberry trench is perfect for this outfit, since the temperatures aren’t warm enough to go without a jacket. Burberry trench’s are such a timeless piece to have in your closet.
On the right I have featured a Spring 2015 trend: Gingham.  Gingham is so innocent and chic, so it’s important to add fun colors to mix up the look.  I included this yellow Smythson tote and cobalt blue capelet to tie the look together.  If you aren’t into the brights just yet, you can easily throw on a black wrap and black flats to keep it simple. Whether you are brunching, shopping, or working, hopefully these Mrs. Ladylike looks will make your outfit decision a little easier!

Help Support Dress for Success!

DFS Drop Bin

March 5 – March 8

What: Calling all women! It’s time to Spring clean out your closets for a good cause!!!!

Dress for Success and Talbots are providing women with the motivation to clean out their closets for a good cause. Through the Talbots Give Confidence, Hope & Style Initiative, Talbots and Dress for Success will enable disadvantaged women to look and feel their best and achieve economic independence.

Dress for Success and Talbots are encouraging women to recognize the needs of others, rally their peers and most importantly, respond. The two organizations are teamed up to provide women throughout the U.S. and Canada with a simple but meaningful way to makeover their closets while also helping to make over the lives of disadvantaged women who are seeking to re-enter the workforce.

But on the weekend leading up to International Women’s Day, from March 5 – March 8, Talbots will be hosting an in-store clothing drive where supporters will be able to donate nearly new wear-to-work items to Dress for Success at any of the more than 500 Talbots retail locations. Talbots stores across the U.S. and Canada will serve as drop-off sites for office-appropriate attire, including suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes. All clothing donations will be used to benefit women who aspire to transition into the workforce and pursue economic independence.

25% off entire purchases during Feb 23 – March 8


I am so proud to be part of such an amazing organization!

Stay tuned for information about Dine. Drink. Dress

Feel free to contact me with any questions at

White Out


I decided to incorporate my own little spin on “winter white” by adding a touch of cream and fur.  I planned my outfit around a white fringe sweater and slowly started layering solid pieces such as navy jeans, a brown belt, and brown boots. Once I had the essentials, then I topped off my look with this lovely cream tweed coat with fox fur collar detail, patterned scarf, and Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses.  Voila..warm and perfect for winter.  It is an easy look to transition from work to happy hour by just adding an awesome pair of heels. I love this look because it has such a classic vintage look.


Easy effortless chic!