Thursday, September 11, 2014

1 Item 5 Ways: Culottes

With days ranging from 80 to 50 degrees, it becomes nearly impossible to avoid the tricky topic of transitional dressing. Cue one of our favorite solutions... the culotte! This wide leg crop is lightweight and flowy while remaining cozy and covering. Though the seemingly tricky fit can be scary, there are actually countless ways to wear this amazing fall trend! Check out five looks you can tackle in this between summer and fall weather while staying totally 'in-season' and comfortable. 

With a Graphic Tee and Sneakers

For those chilly days when lounging around takes you to the grocery store and then back to the couch, this is quite possibly the easiest look you could throw on. Embrace the slouchy silhouette and go for a loose tee and duster combo for a completely laid-back look. 

Get the Look:
Similar Graphic Tee - Rachel Roy
Similar Sweater - Urban Outfitters
Culottes - H&M
Sneakers - Nike

With a Button Down and Slip-ons

This look is great for a day off. It can take you from daytime errands to dinner with the girls with just an easy accessory swap. The patterned version of this pant is great because it can add a touch of excitement to any look. A crisp button down will balance out the relaxed feel of the culottes, and the slip-on shoes are a great option for whenever you're running out the door.

Get the Look:
Button Down - Zara
Culottes - H&M
Slip-ons - Topshop

With a Blazer and Heels

Need a fresh office piece? Look no further! Because the culotte often reaches the ankles, it is completely appropriate for the office (it is basically a skirt... but better because it's pants!) Throw over a blazer and a professional heel and get to work. 

Get the Look:
Similar Blazer - Zara
Button Down - Zara
Culottes - H&M
Similar Heels - Nordstrom

With Leather and Long Layers

Whether it's bar-hopping or date night on the agenda, you're culottes can fit perfectly into the picture. Wear a long layering piece over the flowy pant to relax and elongate the silhouette of the look. Pair it with an spiky heel and (of course) some leather to edge it up a bit, et voila, you're totally night ready.

Get the Look:
Leather Jacket - Topshop
Longline Tank - H&M
Culottes - H&M
Similar Heels - Zara

With Sparkles and Heels 

Culottes are perfect for any night out on the town. Add an embellished top to really enhance the party feel. The length of the pant will keep you warm when jumping from the cab to the door, and the loose fit will keep you cool when dancing the night away. It really doesn't get any better than that!

Get the Look:
Similar Top - Topshop
Culottes - H&M
Heels - Target

Always remember that just because something may seem new and unusual, doesn't mean it can't be that perfect piece to totally enhance your wardrobe. Take the risk and play around! One item really can go a long way.

Truly Yours,

P.S. "Fashion is not about perfection, fashion is about life. It's a factory of needs." - Alber Elbaz

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Goodbye Summer

Hello, all! We have missed you dearly, but are beyond excited to unveil our beautiful new home! Thank you Kelly Christine Studio for the fabulous face lift. We truly appreciate it. With this makeover, we are able to bring you even more fashion fun. We have made it much easier for you all to find your favorite past posts, for reference, and explore the site to find goodies you may have never seen before!

To wrap up what was an extremely busy and successful summer, we decided to host a picnic with our very best friends to bid the sunshine its worthy farewell. With food, music, friends, and flowers, how could we not enjoy ourselves?! It's hard to believe that this was the first time we dined in the beautiful parks of Chicago. It truly felt like we were in another world. Stylish friends and a stylish picnic are always a good idea. :)

We hope the kinship and beautiful aesthetics have made you feel just as at home in our new space as we do! Don't forget, we are only a handful of Instagram followers away from announcing our give away. Spread the word about our renovation to help accelerate all the fun things to come on P.S. Truly Yours. 

We hope you had a relaxing Labor Day. Happy September Issues, fashionistas!

Truly Yours,

P.S. "Happiness never goes out of style." - Lilly Pulitzer

Monday, August 25, 2014

Street Style: The Gold Coast

Since the summer is coming to a close and the styles are almost ready to be packed away, a summer street style adventure was so necessary. For this search, we decided to aimlessly drive around the city and see where the inspiration took us. We ended up at an adorable farmers market on the Gold Coast, and the styles did not disappoint. Take a look!

We love to explore because we always come across the best stuff where we least expect it. We hope you guys enjoyed these expressive ensembles and keep checking back in as we revamp and restyle!

Truly yours,

P.S. "Find your own style and have the courage to stick to it." - Joan Crawford

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Best is Yet to Come

Happy Monday our beautiful fashionistas! We hope you all had a restful and stylish weekend. As you may or may not know, P.S. Truly Yours is in the process of a major reboot. Yes, we are getting bigger and better. We are thrilled to be working with the talented Kelly Christine Studio in the redesign of our site as we continue to share our love of fashion with you within a brand new and exceptionally beautiful space. 

As we use our most creative of creative juices to fully revamp PSTY, you may be seeing a little less of us. Now, now no need to cry ;) We will still be here to give you inspirational Hump Days, How-Tos, and much, much more. As we prepare for our spectacular re-launch, we will be popping in here and there to continue to spread the love. How could we ever stop?!

Stay tuned because we will be popping up when you least expect it! For continued constant updates on all things PSTY, be sure to follow us on all social media. We are so close to our goal before we announce our amazing giveaway! So spread the word and go follow, follow, follow!

Twitter: @PSTYBlog
FacebookP.S. Truly Yours

We cannot wait for you all to see the final product. Just you wait! In the meantime, be sure to check us out in Circus Magazine! We had a blast being interviewed by the talented team and hope you enjoy getting to know us a little better.

Truly yours,

P.S. “I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” — Coco Chanel

Friday, August 8, 2014

Our Fall Wish Lists

Working in retail always has you thinking ahead to the next season. With school almost starting and an odd amount of cold days this Chicago summer, we're already shopping for autumn/winter. As coats and boots start coming into stores, we must admit we're getting a little anxious for layers and length. Here are the pieces we can't wait to snatch up for fall!

Samantha's Must-Haves

Bri's Must-Haves

Now that makes the idea of going back to backpacks and bookwork a lot easier! What pieces are you most looking forward to buying for fall?

Truly Yours,

P.S. "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." - Oscar Wilde 

Thursday, August 7, 2014's Hottest Men in Fashion

When we saw's feature on the hottest male bodies in fashion, how were we supposed to resist?! From Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing to game-changing phenomenon Rick Owens, there's no way we couldn't share the love! Check out some of the most amazing men in the fashion industry and just how great thinks they are. Surely, looks don't actually matter, but come on, these men really are beautiful! Here are a few of our favorite picks:

For Best Cheekbones
Balmain Designer Olivier Rousteing
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For Best Eyes
World Renowned Photographer David Sims

For Best Arms
Rick Owens Designer Rick Owens
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For Best Tattoos
Street Style Stud Justin O'Shea
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For Best Hair
Alexander Wang Designer Alexander Wang
Way to go Style. We totally agree. We can't help but to personally nominate Karl Lagerfeld for outstanding agelessness and AndrĂ© Leon Talley for best tooth gap. These are the two rockstars that would have to top our lists. Who would you nominate? Tweet us at #PSTYbestmales to vote. 

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Truly Yours,

P.S. "The greatest luxury is to be a kind, good person and to be impart to humanity something that will enrich their lives." - André Leon Talley

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hump Day: Nautical Nation

There are still some boat-worthy days left this summer! Even though those days may be numbered, that doesn't mean that our best nautical looks need to go to waste! Seaside inspiration has transformed the lifestyle world. The classic navy and white stripes are now looking great as a bed spread or as a blazer. Not to mention the amazing things that are being made out of boating rope - like this awesome lamp. So, guys and girls, let's set sail and take this post to sea for a totally nautical Hump Day.

Stripes are forever and nautical fashion is here to stay. Have a very Happy Hump Day and enjoy the beautiful boating weather while it lasts!

Truly yours,
P.S. "You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." —Edith Head


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