Archives for February 2013

Pearshape does 70’s style


Guess blazer (Similar from Alice + Olivia), J.Crew top, Zara bib, Banana Republic jeans, Pour la Victoire heels

This outfit is about as 70’s as I get. Flare jeans, shirt cuffs peaking out from a printed blazer, and pointy heels make for a pretty eclectic outfit for me. I paired this outfit with a basic J.Crew skinny belt but am really looking to add a classic “H” Hermes Constance belt to my collection in silver hardware. I think it would really add a sophisticated touch to any outfit.


On another note. These Pour la Victoire wedges are soooo comfortable. Seriously, go buy a pair for work. As a girl that admittedly doesn’t like heels too much (I hate being uncomfortable), these are a great alternative.



Are you a fan of “70’s” style?

TPS Got a Makeover


You may have noticed that my beloved little blog got a facelift over the weekend! This has been a longtime coming as TPS continues to grow, and I could not be happier with the result. My boyfriend did the majority of the customizations with amazing banner work done by Victoria. Thanks so much Victoria for being such a pleasure to work with!

I wanted to make everyone aware of a few major new features here that I am really excited about:

1. Pearshape Resources page: This is something that has been in the works since the inception of this blog. It is a broken down list of some of the major features: Alteration tips + stories, Styling tips, Reviews, and Trends/Pearshape solutions. Check out the page as a one-stop reference shop for all things pearshape fashion and fit.

2. Popular posts: On the right sidebar is a list of popular posts. Look here for some of the best of TPS!

3. New and improved comment form: Comments are something I highly encourage and love reading. Getting feedback from you guys is so important to me so I added a brand new comment form to make things even easier to participate in the discussion. Feel free to leave me a note. I’d love to hear from you!

Aside from these main functions you’ll also see a snazzy new About Me page as well as Contact Me form. I hope you like the new layout! And as always, thank you so much for reading. xo

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Not looking matronly in a turtleneck


Target top (similar), LOFT curvy skinny jeans, J.Crew bracelet and flats, Gorjana rings

I’m not much of a turtleneck girl. I typically opt for the shirt + scarf combo so as not to look like my grandmother. Plus, when you have a big chest, turtlenecks do nothing to help minimize in that area. However, after a particularly frigid day in Pittsburgh I scooped up this cheetah/leopard print piece at Target in a moment of panic. Aside from keeping me warm, it has become one of my favorite pieces for cold weather temperatures. And as long as it’s styled properly, i’ve found I can avoid looking too matronly.



Step 1: I always pair this top with something bright. Be it a purple pencil skirt or red skinnies like I have here, bright colored bottoms make the print look bold and intentional.

Step 2: Make sure the bottom has a tight fit. Loose fitting bottoms plus a high neckline will give off too conservative of a vibe. Slightly fitted bottoms make the look appear modern and young.



Step 3: Wear your hair down! The first time I wore this top it was a day 2 hair day and I wore my hair in a bun. I swear people were making fun of my outfit and saying I looked like Betty Crocker. Hair tight and up just gives this too much of a “buttoned up” vibe.

Step 4: Finally, pile on the jewelry. Lots of gold baubles or bracelets pull in another modern trend, keeping the outfit young.


Are you a fan of turtlenecks? How do you style them to keep it young and fresh?

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