Tuesday, August 21, 2012

PamTube: Look Like a Chic Jetsetter with Style Expert Pamela Pekerman

I travel enough to see the good, the bad and the really?!? PJs are not allowed. Let every moment be a fashion opportunity to shine. A chic travel ensemble doesn't mean Herve Leger and Prada pumps. To master the jetset  style:

1. Keep it comfy, but classy in jeggings or leggings. Avoid ultra shinny spandex and go for a thicker cotton blend, ideally in black or a dark charcoal like the Milan Legging from Yummie Tummie. Pair with a slimming (but not fully body con - remember ABB Always Balance your Body) top. I love traveling in Elizabeth Daniel New York or a Theory top. 
2. Never forget your pashmina scarf. It ads color, doubles as a blanket and is loaded with panache! There's just something about a scarf that elevated any look. 
3. Keep a pair of rollable flats in your bag. Even if you're like me and will change into them as soon as you exit security, flats will help you breeze through the airport and are much easier during screening. Try Yosi Samra
4. After a long flight, freshening up is key. With a Travalo perfume atomized you'll never have to shop for 3oz bottles again. It's amazing. Buy it and you'll see!

Enjoy the video and let me know what you want to see in future episodes. 

Pam's Style Diary, j'adore Ted Baker - 08.21.12

Top- Ted Baker, Jeans- Level 99
I went crazy for Ted Baker this season. Bloomingdale's on 59th probably should put a limit on the amount of Ted Baker clothing I can purchase at one time. This Brit knows how to make fun and feminine dresses and separates. Any other Ted Baker fans?

Bag - Dooney & Bourke, Necklace- Ann Taylor,
Shoes- Ruthie Davis

GIVEAWAY, Merkury Innovations iPod DJ Mixer, Accessorize Your Party with Music

Universal iPod DJ Mixer @MerkuryInnovat; @PamelaPekerman
I love to set the mood for a party by accessorizing with the perfect music. Whether you’re heading back to campus or hosting the hottest Football Kickoff Season party, Merkury Innovations and I are hooking you up this fall. Two lucky winners will the Universal iPod DJ Mixer, valued at $120 each.  

2) Retweet (RT)
I’m accessorizing my next party w @MerkuryInnovat iPod DJ Mixer thanks 2 @PamelaPekerman #Giveaway #P2Giveaway
3) A random tweet will be selected on September 5, 2012. (Contest ends September 4 at 11:59pm EST)
4) BONUS: increase your chances of winning by Pining this post and sharing the link in the comments section, below 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pam's Style Diary, Sequins for Day - 08.20.12

head to toe clothing from T.J. Maxx and Marshalls
Daytime glamour, can we just talk about this? Who says sequins and sparkle aren't for the office? Balance out the look with jeans or, in a stricter environment, a pencil skirt. This entire look is under $50!
Bag- Ellitt Lucca, Shoes- Alexandre Birman,
Earrings- LAGOS, Ring- Jill Zarin, Sunglasses- D&G

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pam's Style Diary, Feeling Blue and Big - 08.16.12

Top- Marshalls, Pants- Juicy Couture, Necklace- Ann Taylor
Pair breezy linen pants with a fitted top to accent the waist. Remember: ABB Always Balance your Body
Ring- unknown designer, Red bracelet- LAGOS,
Blue bracelet- Ettika, Shoes- Louboutin
This ring needs it's own zip code. Are you a fan of big rings? As you've seen over the past month, I have several big rings from my grandmother. Seek out unique baubles at thrift stores, as well as Etsy. Check out this Big Scarab Ring from Etsy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Decoding Personal Style w/ Style Expert Pamela Pekerman

Everyone has style, you may just need some help decoding it.

1. Is there an era in fashion that most appeals to you?
2. Are there certain looks you see on celebrities that you love? How would you describe their style?
3. How did you decorate your home?
4. Is there a silhouette which garners you the most compliments?
5. Ask your husband, best friend, sister, coworker to describe how they perceive your style in three words? 
6. Ask yourself, how would you like others to describe your style? Compare that to the answers you received from others. 
7. Are you exuding the style, vibe, tone that you want?

Decoding your style doesn't happen overnight, but it's an essential journey that will help you shop smarter and avoid over trending on looks that really don't work for me. 

Watch the video below where I share my personal style.

Pam's Style Diary - 08.15.12

Top - H&M, Skirt - ZARA
Necklace - Charming CHARLIE, Bracelet - Ettika, Shoes - Christian Louboutin

I just can't get enough of this necklace! The teal, cobalt and gold compliment the tangerine tango blouse and play back to the skirt. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Golden Ideas, Golden Accessories Fall 2012, Gustov Klimt

Gustov Klimt, one of my favorite artists, gives us golden, fantasy dreams. Live your dreams. Go golden, for fall.  If you're in NYC, catch Klimt exhibition at Neue Glaerie in honor of his 150th birthday.

Rosena Sammi, fall/holiday 2012
Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti for New York & Company, fall 2012 
Anne Fontaine, gold belt
Prabal Gurung, runway fall 2012
Charlotte Olympia, fall 2012
Kotur, fall 2012

Chanel, pre-fall 2012
Lucky Brand, gold detailing on red velvet blazer 
Where to shop:  Rosena Sammi, New York & Company, Anne Fontaine, Prabal Gurung, Charlotte Olympia, Kotur, Chanel, Lucky Brand

Pam's Style Diary - 08.14.12

Top - from Marshalls, Skirt - ZARA
Necklace - Charming CHARLIE, Ring - H&M, Bracelet - Lia Sophia, Shoes - Sole Society
Peacocks. Peacocks. Peacocks. Let them guide you for fall and holiday. 

Where to shop: Marshalls, ZARA, charming CHARLIE, H&M, Lia Sophia, Sole Society

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pam's Style Diary - 08.13.12

Shorts, even denim shorts, can be glamed up with a bejeweled tank or a chiffon blouse. Warning: this look works in my office, but probably not yours. When in doubt avoid shorts until the weekend. 
Top - Joe's Jeans via TJMaxx; Shorts - Black Orchid 
Ring - grandma's; Crystal/leather bracelet - Ted Rossi; Bangles - Disney Couture; Shoes - Melissa
The top is loaded with beads and crystals, so a necklace or anything other that simple diamond earrings would overpower the ensembles. AKB - Always Keep your Balance 

Where to shop: Joe's Jeans, Black Orchid, Ted Rossi, Disney Couture Jewelry, Melissa Shoes

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pam's Style Diary - 08.09.12

Off to Houston for another exciting segment. Get ready TEXAS for some Fall Fashion... always Well Accessorized of course!

Travel chic, comfy and stylish. 

Where to shop: Jeans, @bleulab; Tank, @YummieTummie; Cuff, @bolbach; Bag, @charmingcharlie; Flats, @yosisamra 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pam's Style Diary - 08.08.12

Know your problem areas and dress around them. My upper arm needs daily training. Until the muscles look right, I prefer a little ruffle coverage, especially if i'm doing a shoot/segment. 

How do you dress for your body? Share a comment below. 
Dress - H&M
Cuff - Ted Rossi ; Shoes - Christian Louboutin ; Charm bracelet - Fossil 
Where to shop: H&M, Ted Rossi, Christian Louboutin, Fossil

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pam's Style Diary - 08.07.12

Lady-like. Light. Lovely. London 2012 Summer Olympics inspired dress.
Dress - Oasis 
 Where to shop: Oasis Stores
Pearl necklace ; Cuff - Gerard Yosca ; Shoes - FENDI
Where to shop: Gerard Yosca, FENDI at saks.com

Monday, August 6, 2012

Giveaway Customized ClaireaBella Jute Tote Bag

If you loved the customized ClaireaBella jute tote, I featured on FOX’s Good Day Los Angeles, last Friday, you’re in luck. ClaireaBella is giving one lucky winner the chance to customize your own tote. Choose your skin tone, hair, eyes and outfit. Use if for the beach, as your gym bag or sassy grocery tote.
Here’s what you need to do:

1. Follow @PamelaPekerman and @ClaireaBellaLtd
2. Pin this blog post and photo
3. Last but not least, leave us a little love note with link, below, showing your Pin/Tweet/Facebook post  
Rules: Contest ends August 17, 2012 at 12pm PST. A random winner will be announced August 18, 2012. (Retail value $79.99)

Pam's Style Diary - 08.06.12

It just felt like a pointy-toe, lacy kind of Monday morning. 
Dress - Armani Exchange ; Silver belt - from T.J. Maxx
Where to shop: ArmaniExchange (this dress is from 2 summers ago), TJMaxx
Bib necklace - gift, designer unknown ; Ring - Fat Free by CiCi ; Shoes - Sebastian Milano
The ring is from a former client, Fat Free by Cici, from my PR days. She was the sweetest gal and made lovely leather flower rings with Swarovski crystal. The shoes - yes the pointy toe is coming back! - are one of my many Century21 finds. 

Where to shop: Fat Free by CiCi, Century 21, Sebastian Milano

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Homemade Scones for Brunch, Deliciously Accessorize the Table

Brunch is my favorite meal to host guests because it's casual and seemingly never ending. On the menu: eggs Florentine, bagels with all kinds of accessories (cheeses, lox, tuna salad, egg salad) and homemade scones. Scones are a savory accent to tea and a wonderful option to consider for your next brunch. 

Lemon-Cranberry Scones

3 cups all purpose flour plus extra for shaping
1/2 cup sugar
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon baking power
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2inch cubes
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cut dried cranberries 
1 cup confectioner's sugar

Preheat the oven to 375degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whisk the flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking power, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Add the butter and work it in with your fingertips until there are no pieces larger than a small pea. 

Whist the buttermilk and applesauce together in a large liquid measuring cup. (I just do in in another bowl.) Add half of the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a fork. (Yes, a fork - I tried this once with my mixer. It's unnecessary and less effective.) Pour the remaining buttermilk mixture and add the dried cranberries. Stir until just combined. (Don't worry, it will look a bit clumpy.)

Lightly flour a work surface. Divide the dough in half and sprinkle the top of each piece with a little flour and then pat into a 1-inch-thick round that is about 5 1/4 inches in diameter. Using a long sharp knife or pizza wheel, divide each round into 6 wedges, like a pie. Place the wedges on the baking sheet and bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

While the scones cool, make the glaze. Whisk 1/4 cup of lemon juicy and the confectioners' sugar together in a small bowl. Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the cooled scones. (I found that this make a LOT of glaze, enough to drizzle over 24+ scones.)


This recipe comes from my friend Candice Kumai's (of Top Chef fame) debut book  Pretty Delicious. Her second book Cook Yourself Sexy, comes out in October 2012.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pam's Style Diary - 08.02.12

Top - H&M ; Jeans - BleuLab (reversible)
I'm not really into jeans. However, after watching a very interesting documentary about the history of denim, I gained an appreciation for the fabric. These are my latest acquisition - BleuLab Detour Legging in French Chalk / Coated Charcoal. It's two jeans in one, plus the 95% cotton is perfect for extra stretch . I mean some of us just had fish and chips for lunch and are pretty happy about the stretch. Just saying. 

Where to buy: H&MBleuLab

Sandals - Jimmy Choo; Bag - classic LV speedy; Headband - Giant Dwarf; Bracelets LtoR inhered, leather wrap TrollBeads, DYI stud/lace/leather
This crystal heaband/crown from Giant Dwarf Design has been in my posseion for quite some time, a gift from some press event. I finally wore it out for the first time, last month. It's fun, ethereal and a fashion adventure for me. I feel like a celestial goddess when I wear it. Why can't my husband love it as much as I do? He's usually spot on. What do you think? Would you wear it?

Where to buy: Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, TrollBeads, Giant Dwarf Design

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pamela's Style Diary - 08.01.12

Top - Love Marks ; Jeans - J Brand ; Bag - Prada
Happy August. I thought it would be fun to disco ball my way into the second half of the summer. What do you think of the high-waisted, flare leg jeans, a $69 J Brand find from Marshalls?
Diamond & Pink Tourmaline ring - 47th street jeweler ; Multi-strand necklace - Ted Rossi ;
Cameo locket ring -  from paternal grandmother ; Shoes - Alexandre Birman
The diamond ring is everything - oxygen, energy, extasy! Wear your fabulous baubles every day; don't save them for "special occasions". 

PS Share your well accessorized days with me on twitter @PamelaPekerman.