#OOTD: The Tattoo Tank All Dressed Up September 02 2015

Today's outfit of the day is brought to you by the letter "M" for mom, makeup and moxie. Here's how to dress up a cool tank top, our Tattoo Tank, so named for its play on the traditional "Mom" tattoo that serves as a pocket.

Tattoo Tank: Yes, it's a tank top, but that doesn't mean it can only be worn casually. You can dress up just about any article of clothing with a nice pair of pants (as seen here), a nice skirt (maxi, midi or mini) and heels. To shop this shirt, click here. Want to wear this tank top in a casually cool way? Check out this look.

Pants: Let's talk about these pants for a minute. Aren't they to die for?! Thanks 3.1 Phillip Lim for designing such a beauty! The pale yellow color works all year long (trust me, I've paired these pants with a black sweater, black tights and black booties in the dead of winter and looked amazing, if I do say so myself) and happens to match the yellow ribbon on the pocket of this shirt. These pants help dress up the tank top and make this tank appropriate for a more casual office setting.

Those shoes!: These strawberry red suede beauties are from Nine West, and I bought them to wear as a bridesmaid for a best friend's wedding. The heel height helps lengthen the pants, the color ties into the outfit by matching the heart on the tank and, in general, heels serve to dress up an outfit.

Hair: It's the last week of August/first week of September in New York City, which means days in a row of 90+ degrees and oh-so-high humidity. What's a girl with frizzy hair to do? Easy: Pull it all back in a sleek, tight, low bun or ponytail for a look that's both polished and chic.

Makeup: The fastest way to look like you tried, in my opinion, is a bold lip. I happen to love lipstick, so I'm wearing a red gloss from Sephora and a little black eyeliner to complete the overall look. I know lipstick isn't for everyone though, so my suggestion is to find that one piece of makeup that you love wearing and is quick and easy to put on so you can easily turn to it when you're rushing but still want to look like you tried.

Jewelry: Last and never least is jewelry. Sometimes, a single statement piece creates an entire look. Or sometimes, something simple is all you need to complete the look. In my case today, I went for a simple statement that has great meaning to me: A porcupine quill necklace that my husband gave to me on our wedding night three years ago today.

Et voila, that's today's #OOTD!

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New Year, New Goals January 24 2015

My goal for 2014 was to get the clothing line started. My goal for 2015 is to expand what I've started, offering more styles, colors and designs.

In flipping through my sketchbook, I see so many fun designs I can't wait to get started on, including color schemes inspired by one of my favorite cities, New Orleans, a bright dress perfect for spring and summer, tops for nursing women, and some seriously cozy pants that will look great with sneakers, flats or platform shoes when the weather warms up.

And new this year is the Mitton & La Boss set up as I'm in the process of switching studios, seen in this picture.

So stay tuned for so much more to come from Mitton & La Boss in 2015!