Caitie Schlisserman

I decided to start my personal style blog, Lady à la mode in October of 2009 as a way to connect with the rest of the world by sharing things that inspire and make me happy. I love playing dress up, shopping, hunting for unique vintage treasures, decorating my apartment, cooking & finding projects to do that don’t cost too much money. Bubble baths are a must followed by a stack of gossip magazines and Oreo cookies. My family is the most important group of people to me.

I love taking pictures, painting my nails multiple times a week & eating frozen yogurt whenever possible. Girl’s nights with laughing fests & dance parties are important weekly rituals. I love having a fully stocked closet with shoes, jewels, bags & frilly frocks. The quickest way to my heart is getting me a pair of shoes with a side of cupcakes. I recently moved away from the  San Francisco Bay Area where I was born and raised to explore the city of dreams: Los Angeles. This city has so much to offer and I can’t wait to leave my very own imprint. For now I’m just trying to finish school with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising with a focus on Fashion Journalism, while balancing work, the fast paced industry & the roller coaster ride of life. I hope you enjoy following my adventures!

My Blogs

Undereye Concealer, How I Love You

I’m a huge fan of bags -- just not the pesky little ones that surprise you after a long night. Yup, I’m sure most of you ladies know exactly what I’m talking about: undereye bags. They are a girl’s worst nightmare! There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning (like that’s not bad enough), looking in the mirror, and seeing puffy dark circles. You haven’t even had your coffee yet; not the best way to start your day....more

What Pieces to Invest in and What to Buy at a Discount

Every new season brings lots of excitement about what trends to expect. What should we clear out of our closets; what trends should we invest in: What should we store away until next year, and what trends aren’t worth investing in at all? These are all viable questions to ask come fall. I personally get so excited by all the freshly stocked clothes that I sometimes lose sight of what’s really worth splurging on. I’ve gathered up four fall trends with insight on whether or not you should dish out the money or save it for something else....more
Great tips.  I have a weakness for patterns and color in tops and I never thought to shop 2nd ...more