Monday, January 28, 2013

How to Look Glam in Winter

This sweater is as warm and cozy as it is stylish.  The perfect winter sweater in my opinion!

With freezing rain and gray days it's easy to feel down and get into a style rut.  I know I personally have been reaching for these bad boys lately and judging by the fact that they're sold out it seems I'm not the only one;)

But just because the weather is awful doesn't mean you can't look great.  Brightening up your winter look doesn't have to mean wearing extremely bright clothes, which I think can look garish.  Instead, I like to embrace a dark, glam look with lots of black on black.  Have fun with an edgier, more rocker look than you'd normally wear in the summer months- now is the time when you can get away with it!  Add visual interest to the black with fun accents like zippers, studs, shimmer and lace.  Here are some awesome pieces from the boutique that I'm loving for the dark winter weather:

A winter wardrobe staple.

Loooove this black zipper jacket! You can unzip the zipper to wear it as a shorter, cropped jacket- how fun is that?:)

The gold cap toe pumps are an essential item for brightening your winter wardrobe.  They add so much style to any look- I wear mine all the time and they look great with jeans or a cocktail dress!

I'm obsessed with these gorgeous gold studs- the picture doesn't do them justice.  They add a subtle, edgy glam quality to any winter look. LOVE them.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Introducing Cosita Boutique

Look 1: Multicolor Sweater with Cutouts: $70.00, Chalet Skirt: $72.00, Fringe Boots: $199.00
Look 2: Angel Blouse: $75.00, Bon Voyage Skirt: $68.00, Black Suede Ankle Boot: $120.00

Hi everyone,

It is with great pleasure and great pride that I present exactly what has been taking me away from the blog for the past few months!  May I present my new online clothing boutique - Cosita Boutique (find it at Since I was about 16 years old I dreamt of a store that could make looking fabulous easy; a store that would take the guesswork out of looking great every day. Between us, I got tired of looking for such a place and decided it was high time to create it myself!  And so began Cosita Boutique, a boutique created by a personal stylist, where every look is handpicked and completely styled to perfection. Basically, it's like having a personal stylist in your closet:)

I hope you enjoy all of the looks I've created for the boutique. From now on Secrets of a Stylist and Cosita Boutique will work closely together to spread easy, everyday glamour everywhere.  

Xo, Emily

Look 1: Angel Blouse: $75.00, Olive Skinny Jeans: $72.00, Leopard Print Booties: $140.00, Fringe Hobo in Caramel: $298.00

Look 1: Cafe Sweater: $75.00, Washed Floral Skinny Jeans: $82.00, Fringe Boots: $199.00
Look 2: Audrey Jacket: $98.00, Burgundy Peplum Top: $58.00, Brocade Skinny Jeans: $88.00 

Look 1: Black Zipper Satchel: $258.00, Chloe Zipper Jacket: $110.00, Black Skinny Jeans: $80.00, Fringe Boots: $199.00

Look 1: Striped Sweaterdress: $85.00, Fringe Boots: $199.00  
Look 2: Red Cocktail Dress: $98.00, Black Suede Ankle Boot: $120.00