RLStyle in Paris

The city blurs as we speed down streets lined with cracked brick, cobblestone, and local artisans. The lights of la tour Eiffel glow into the clouds that blanket the early evening sky. My daughter, Karina, searches for a glimpse of the tower as we drive and exclaims with excitement every time she spots a twinkle. When we hop out of the cab the smell of fresh baked goods and moldy cheese surround us. Karina plugs her nose and my husband chuckles. As we stroll down the sidewalk, the sound of honking horns and buzzing engines fade and are replaced by the jumble of French conversation. We all admire the windows that display cheese and couture and our mouths water as restaurant servers parade dishes that smell like garlic and butter. The bumpy Parisian streets wind as we continue to absorb this city… or as the city absorbs us.

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Love is in the Air

Reposting “Love is in the Air” blog post! (Tech difficulties last time)

The Lefort Style Report

In preparation for the current wedding season, we’d like to provide some inspiration for wedding guest attire! From casual ocean-side vows to black-tie nuptials, we can help guide you towards a perfect ensemble!

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Parker Jaime Strapless Textured Dress

This dress is the perfect ‘in-between’ dress! While it can work for a semi-casual outdoor wedding celebration, it can also be worn for a fancier upscale celebration. Due to it’s multicolor design, accessorizing appropriately will not be difficult because any color would work! Also, this form-fitted style is sexy and tasteful, and if needed, it can be modified for more coverage- maybe adding a pashmina, cardigan, or trendy blazer. This interesting pattern is funky and bright, but not too much that you couldn’t add your own personal touches. We would pair this dress with these earrings and this necklace, both in Gold/Rose Quartz, by Kendra Scott. These accessories are a subtle pastel color…

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Love is in the Air

In preparation for the current wedding season, we’d like to provide some inspiration for wedding guest attire! From casual ocean-side vows to black-tie nuptials, we can help guide you towards a perfect ensemble!

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Parker Jaime Strapless Textured Dress

This dress is the perfect ‘in-between’ dress! While it can work for a semi-casual outdoor wedding celebration, it can also be worn for a fancier upscale celebration. Due to it’s multicolor design, accessorizing appropriately will not be difficult because any color would work! Also, this form-fitted style is sexy and tasteful, and if needed, it can be modified for more coverage- maybe adding a pashmina, cardigan, or trendy blazer. This interesting pattern is funky and bright, but not too much that you couldn’t add your own personal touches. We would pair this dress with these earrings and this necklace, both in Gold/Rose Quartz, by Kendra Scott. These accessories are a subtle pastel color that is also incorporated in the pattern so it adds spunk without being distracting. Nude pumps would add a clean finish to the outfit, just like showcased in the photo above.  All these summery additions make dressing up fun and effortless!

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Black Halo Blythe Strapless Ruffle Dress

This dress showcases a cascading ruffle in the front, from the waist to the lower knee creating an elongated line, flattering any body type. This style is classic, graceful, and beautiful in its simplicity. When accessorizing this dress, we suggest something minimal to compliment the simple and clean look of the dress. We like a delicate necklace such as a Kendra Scott pendant that swoops just below the neck. We would pair this dress with some classic open-toe nude heels or a heel that is embellished with gold or silver depending on the jewelry chosen.

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Tahari Print Chiffon Fit & Flare Dress

This Tahari dress is a great length and design for a moderately fancy summer wedding. While floaty and light, this dress is the image of relaxed beauty. Printed in a hazy and colorful floral design, this dress is mature yet fresh. Tiered in chiffon and swept to the side, this dress creates a very flattering silhouette and accentuates the waist using a wrapped sash. Because this dress uses a unique and elegant pattern and the neckline is high cut, we wouldn’t wear much jewelry around the neck. Instead, we would embellish the look with classic gem stud earrings and a matching tennis bracelet. Regarding shoes, we would pair this dress with a simple pump, maybe with an ankle strap, that completes the delicate appearance we’re going for.

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Parker Black Dorothy Floral Gown

This contemporary Parker Black label gown is artistic and glamorous, and a touch more formal. The youthful floral print is perfect for spring and summer and the accessible side pockets add function to fashion! We would accessorize this dress with just a touch of glitz! Whether costume or real, we would go with either diamonds or a colorful gemstone. Go for simple jewelry with this one, we wouldn’t want anything to compete for attention!

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Adrianna Papell Color Block Dress

This Fit and Flare Adrianna Papell dress is classic and sophisticated! The Fit and Flare style is flattering for so many women so that makes this dress an automatic go-to! Although this dress is simple, it is also timeless, easy, and beautiful! Due to it’s black and white color blocking, this dress and be accessorized with either gold, silver, a pop of a bright color, or more black or white! We would pair this dress with either black pumps, nude pumps, or a colorful heel.  We might even add an elegant belt.  As for jewelry, perhaps a fun statement necklace and smaller earring, or forgo a necklace but keep the added drama with large earrings and a bracelet.

 

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Ralph Lauren, Lauren Taffeta Gown

This Ralph Lauren gown is more appropriate for a black tie-event. This A-Line style and swept tied sash is classic and glamorous. While this dress is less funky or hip, it is timeless and simple which holds a different, but desirable, appeal. With this dress, we would accessorize with pearls or diamonds, either fake or real! Because the skirt is long and sweeping, the shoes are less of a concern and are the wearer’s choices!

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BCBGMAXAZARIA Alese Metallic Geometric Pattern Dress

This dress is also fit for a black tie summer wedding but shorter than the others we showed! This dress is sexy with its tight fitted bodice and skinny straps and glamorous with it’s metallic, intricate pattern. This bronzed color scheme would look amazing on those year-long pale ladies and the sun kissed gals! The picture above shows exactly how we would put this outfit together! We would keep the accessories to a minimum because the dress is so exotic. We would also pair this dress with a black heel of some sort and a black clutch or purse because black offers the perfect base to this outfit and even though its not included in the pattern, it assimilates perfectly with the color scheme while also not looking too matched!

Is That You, Summer?

The sun is out and it’s heating up (finally!) That’s right ladies, summer is calling! Let’s say goodbye to spring and hello to sandal season! It’s time to get your pedicure on and grab some trendy new sandals.  Below is a guide to what’s trending…

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The Dressy Flip Flop

This Tory Burch flip-flop is just one option out of many easy slip-on styles.  Forgo the buckles and bending for a slide or mule.  Incredibly versatile and effortless, this flip-flop style is a go-to.  It can be worn from day to casual evenings and still be appropriately chic. Try them in place of your Havianas, with polished shorts and tees, with jeans, and with summery sundresses, especially when the party attire calls for casual but you still want to look stylish and put together.

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Ankle Strap Kitten Heel Sandal

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This sexy sandal style is great for a hot summer evening, a sunny day party or for jazzing up your work attire. The ankle strap is trendy and current, but be aware that ankle straps can shorten the appearance of your legs. The kitten heel style looks elegant without the discomfort of a 4-incher, though high heels always rock.  In neutral metallic or snake skin, or the many colors these two styles come in, you are sure to find a favorite to add style to your summer.

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Flat Tassel Sandal

This metallic tassel sandal is a great shoe to glam up an everyday, casual outfit- it is right on trend with the fringe-y tassel, and comfortable, too.  Metallics make for a great neutral because they go with everything, yet this one comes in three different colors.

 

 

Denim Blue Slingback Wedge Espadrille

Blush Ankle Wrap Wedge Espadrille

The Espadrille is the perfect summer wedge!  Plus, anything denim or blush is in.  Pair either with white ankle pants, shorts or a summer dress.  The slingback style also comes in orange poppy, which can brighten up a cloudy day, and a basic outfit.

 

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Lace-up neutral cage sandal

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Lace-ups are up this summer… even all the way up the calves!  Though we’re not necessarily a fan of those (and chose to omit them), a little lacing is a little racy, so why not have a little fun?

 

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The Block Heel

This brown block heel sandal is très au courant.  The block heel is super trendy in open and closed toes this spring (and fall) and the medium brown leather goes with everything: think navy, denim, grey, khaki, white, and even tonal orange. Wear it with jeans, a flippy skirt or a fun sundress.

 

 

 

Blush Tassel Tie Open Toe Heels

Blush d’Orsay Ankle Tie Pumps

Start blushing.  A blush heel is feminine and elegant, but with these two that go up the ankle, a little edgy, too. Blush is trending and some say is the new nude. Blush is a perfect color for summer and it goes with everything.  Adding some height and some heat, these heels are sexy and glam.  The nearly-nude color, in open or closed toes, is a wardrobe staple that will add some length to your leg and spring in your step!

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

For the Mom, a.k.a. Jackie of all Trades, Master Multi-Tasker, C-Level Home Manager, and Bombshell Booboo-Kisser…
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Take time this weekend for YOU! Get a facial or massage, grab a Bloody Mary with your girls (the grown-up ones), or shop for something that makes you feel like a million… a killer new pair of shoes? A great dress for casual summer days? What about a statement-making jacket to amp up your outfits and making dress a breeze?
Bring it, girls. And no mommy-guilt.
I believe that when you take time for yourself– to rest, exercise, beautify and work on your personal style you will have more energy and confidence to be a better mom, wife, Master Multi-Tasker and business gal.  If it’s selfish to take care of yourself, then be selfish.  Your family will reap the rewards of a together mama.
Need help with the style part?  Okay, you guessed it- We offer gift certificates for the gift that keeps on giving: Personal Style.   Forward this to your guy and we’ll hook you up.
Cheers to you!

Chic Holiday Style

The holidays are here, and so are the parties and gatherings. With all the events of the season, it can be tricky to decide the right look for the occasion. Whether it’s a casual family gathering or cocktail party, here are some fun and easy style tips to look your best!

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The Casual Family Gathering
Dressing up a dark-wash pair of jeans is a great way to look chic while staying casual. To channel the current 70s trend, try a flared leg. But most importantly, find the fit that flatters your figure best. Then add a silk blouse or soft cashmere sweater. To add some extra warmth and style to your look, layer with a cozy faux fur vest or jacket. White is always festive for the snowy season, and soft blush is right on trend. A statement necklace, sparkly flats, and a shiny, luxe clutch say you’re ready to celebrate. For an extra boost (of style and confidence), especially with a flared leg pant, go for the heels, even at home!

Festive Casual Party
For a casual get-together at a friend or colleague’s home, pair a dark-washed straight cut jean with a shiny, glam top. Try a black silk blouse and metallic blazer, or another option could be a metallic blouse with a black or grey blazer. No matter which denim silhouette you choose for your figure, the long, fitted, hip-covering jacket is always flattering. (When shopping for a blazer, ignore the slouchy, boxy jackets which are on trend now.  Instead, buy one with the highest armhole you can comfortably wear, that curves in even slightly at the waist, and buttons without pulling.  If there’s ever one place to invest, it’s a great jacket.)  Add a multi-strand black crystal necklace and earrings to add extra texture and shine to your outfit, and let your pumps or booties bring a splash of color. Dressing up your denim with sparkle will assure you’ll feel gorgeous, but not over-dressed.

Girls’ Night Out
A fabulous sequin skirt is the perfect piece for going out with the ladies! Pair it with a monochromatic cashmere sweater and some chic black booties.  Then add a trendy fringe clutch, glamorous earrings, and champagne to boot!

Straight from the Office
When jetting from the office to the holiday fête, a classic sheath dress works wonders. It is totally work appropriate, but can easily be dressed up for evening. Choose a neutral color like black, gray, or navy (paired with pumps and a sweater or blazer for work). But once evening comes, swap out the office shoes for a more festive pair, and amp up your style with your jewelry and accessories.

Cocktail Party
A burgundy lace cocktail dress is a trendy yet elegant choice. Finish your ensemble with a lush fur wrap, chandelier earrings, a glimmering clutch, and strappy black heels. Be sure to remember your burgundy lipstick, too.

Have Fun With Your Accessories…
This is the perfect time of year to shine your brightest, so shine on! Don’t be afraid to add some extra sparkle to any outfit you choose. Find some mixed metal bangles, jeweled earrings and necklaces, a shiny clutch bag, or some metallic nail polish. Go out in style and enjoy a festive holiday season and a Happy New Year!

 

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Fall Styling Event September 26!

Put a Little Effort In, to Make It Look Effortless…

As you probably know, PrAna has great attire for activities like yoga & climbing, but did you know that they also have tons of cool lifestyle clothes for weekend?

Join RL Style as we put looks together to make casual dressing effortless!Prana.Event.Fall2015_BoulderFashionNightOut_email

Enhance Your Style & Elevate Your Professional Image!

Seminar next Wednesday, June 10, 8am-10am

Your wardrobe and the way you present yourself says a lot about you and affects how others perceive you.   Join us to learn tips for aligning your personal style with your desired image, and dressing for your profession, with style.

Space is Limited.  Register Today!

Cost:  $55

Seminar is open to the public.

Location: Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC | 717 17th Street, Suite 2800 | Denver, Colorado

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Fashion Event Tomorrow, April 19!

Join RL Style tomorrow, April 19, 3-6pm at the PrAna Flagship Store for a free event, 1147 Pearl St, Boulder!  Get to know PrAna! It’s cool, casual lifestyle clothes and stylish active clothes, for women and men.  Join us for a styling presentation for your spring/summer wardrobe and stay to shop.  

Bring your family for snacks, sips, shopping promos and more!

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And announcing another upcoming workshop…

Wednesday, June 10, 8-10am, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC | 717 17th Street, Suite 2800 | Denver, Colorado 

RL Style, LLC is very proud to participate in the 2015 Professional Development Series for Women in Energy.  This event is open to the public!

Enhance Your Style and Elevate Your Professional Image                                          Register Here Today, and also check out the awesome lineup of events in the series,

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Would your company or association benefit from a seminar on style and professional dress?  Please inquire about booking a seminar for women and men.

Spring Trends 2015

Spring into Style!

 

Wave goodbye to your winter wardrobe, because spring is upon us at last! This year’s spring trends are fun, easy, and best of all: you don’t even have to get rid of last year’s essentials. Last spring’s hot colors, white and pink, have outlived the winter and are back in full blast! Florals, botanicals and painterly prints are also hot this spring, so embrace this quintessential trend. However, if you want to stand out, keep in mind the following trends and tips to look fresh and stylish:

1) Denim All the Way: Don’t be afraid to mix and match denim, because you’ll just look cool and classic. Whether it’s a denim skirt or jeans with a light weight chambray shirt, make sure you vary the shades of blue to contrast your outfit.

2) Painterly Prints: If you’re not a huge fan of florals or botanicals and crave a more unique spring pattern, look for abstract “painted” looks. Printed dresses are an easy solution, or if you have a great printed blouse, pair this with a solid or denim bottom.

3) Bohemian & 70’s Vibe: Give your outfit a dose of hippie with some fringe accessories, such as shoes or purses! Also, flowy-sleeved blouses, long dresses/skirts, and deep colors like burgundy, green or spice market hues will greatly enhance your free spirited look.

4) Head-to-Toe White: Forever classy and always chic, wearing all white is the perfect spring look whether you’re taking it easy or going out for dinner.

5) Army/Navy:  Military-influenced styles endure with army green, neutral khakis and always classic, nautical navy.  Think utilitarian jackets, trench coats, anoraks, uniform-inspired dresses, and even fashion cargo pants.

6) Marsala Wine: Looks like an autumn tone? Time to think outside the crayon box. Wear it in spring, summer, fall & winter, sleeveless or not, and mix it with soft, cool tones of blush or aqua for a fresh mix. Flattering on just about everyone, Marsala is the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year.

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This Sunday, March 8: Celebrate International Women’s Day in Style with 303 Magazine

International Women’s Day

Click to learn more, and RSVP TODAY!

 Bring a friend and have a ladies’ day out with fashion, hair and makeup tips, and free champagne just for wearing purple!

Also bring your gently used, professional attire and shoes and accessories for donating to

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Upcoming Fashion Events

Tomorrow, February 18, 4-6pm at the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.  We’ll be talking Spring Fashion Trends, adding style to your look, building your professional wardrobe and elevating your game, all while sipping wine…

Invite a friend and Register Here!

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Sunday, April 19, 3-6pm at the PrAna Flagship Store, 1147 Pearl St, Boulder.  Get to know PrAna! It’s cool, casual lifestyle clothes and stylish active clothes, for women and men, too.  Join us on a Sunday afternoon on the Pearl St. Mall to talk about Casual Spring/Summer Fashion, with a styling presentation by moi, and a shopping discount!  Bring your family for drinks, bites, kid activities and more.  Details coming…

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Wednesday, June 10, 8-10am, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC | 717 17th Street, Suite 2800 | Denver, Colorado 

RL Style, LLC is very proud to participate in the 2015 Professional Development Series for Women in Energy.  This event is open to the public!

Enhance Your Style and Elevate Your Professional Image                                          Register Here Today, and also check out the awesome lineup of events in the series, including March 12 from 8-11am, “Improving Interpersonal Effectiveness,” for honing your communication skills!  The instructor is the fabulous Anna Conrad.

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Would your company or association benefit from a seminar on style and professional dress?  Please inquire about booking a seminar for women and men.

Top 10 Trends for a Fabulous Fall Season

As posted on Inspire52, check out the list of must-have fall fashion trends…click here for full article:
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here to learn more.)

It’s officially fall, and it’s finally starting to feel like it.  So with the crisp air upon us, it’s time to switch out your closet, start layering and implement some of your fave fall trends to boost your wardrobe.  So how should we describe the season’s trends?  Practically anything goes from menswear-inspired to lady-like, from minimalist to embellished, from relaxed to sporty, from pastels to darks.
Let’s take a look at what’s hot this season…  Click to read what you need and shop the styles…
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Inspire52 & Rachel Lefort Style

If you haven’t already heard of Inspire52- check it out today!  It’s a daily blog of happy news, founded by the amazing and influential Mel Robbins and Mandy Burgan.  Rachel Lefort Style will be the exclusive Style and Fashion Contributor to this blog… starting with our latest article… Look for the article HERE, and be sure to “Like it” on Facebook and sign up for Inspire52 daily e-mails.  They’re very short, fun and interesting, and isn’t it great to hear happy news?

Four Fashion Essentials For Your End of Summer Getaway

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