All Black: Paparazzi Style

It wasn’t until I got these photos home to edit….that I realized how Paparazzi like they were….ha!  Maybe it is the shades?  Baseball hat?  Well in any event…no one famous here folks…just a mommy on duty.  I wore this all black look on Sunday while running errands and checking out some local open houses with my mom.  To keep it a little interesting I added in pops of my favorite prints, leopard and camo! Casual, simple and chic…my favorite kind of style.  Have you ever tried all black?

You may have noticed the hat….Ella’s Grove is a new Bryn Mawr boutique that I will definitely be featuring on the blog at some point.  The owner, Fran worked side by side with me at Nicole Miller and is a sheer delight.  She also has impeccable taste, so I have zero doubt the store is amazing.  Stay tuned for that!

Hope you find some casual outfit inspiration and Happy Wednesday. I am having a crazy week…NYC was a success…another The Box Service client and then I will spend today styling my pre-packaged gifts for the Holidays.  Hoping to have them up on the FB pages tonight!  Happy Shopping!

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Tunic Charlie Paige, Jeans c/o Level 99, Booties c/o Sole Society, Hat c/o Ella’s Grove, bag Marc Jacobs

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Country Girl: Fall Style

I would hardly say I am a country girl, I was born in New Jersey, raised right outside of Washington DC and spent most of my twenties in Philadelphia.   I did however have a four year stint at Elon College University….which might be where I picked up my adoration for cowboy boots and the over use of the word ya’ll.  It just rolls of the tongue, what can I say?

This yellow blazer is probably one of my best purchases from Piperlime super sale.  I got it about a year ago…and have found ways to style it winter, spring, summer and now again this fall.  Do you have a piece that works this hard in your wardrobe?  I think it is the classic style but unique color that keep me grabbing it time and time again. Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

* Don’t forget to enter the eShakti giveaway below!  Good luck

*Thanking my new photography partnership for these amazing shots!

 

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Blazer Pim and Larkin (old), Striped Top c/o Boden available here, Scarf Banana Republic (old) similar available through The Box Service, Jeans Level 99, Boots Frye available here

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All photos courtesy of Adalie Scott Photography

Fall Tunic: eShakti Giveaway!

One of my hands down favorite combinations is a great tunic with leather leggings.  It is just simple combination that I know I will leave me feeling comfortable and stylish.  When eShakti sent me this beautifully embroidered tunic to style, I originally thought I was going to dress it up with heels and loads of bangles, giving it a more formal vibe….but I couldn’t wait to wear it…and ended up running errands and shopping for clients.  I love that it is easy to dress up and down and can’t wait to wear it again over the holidays….I have a pair of louboutins that match the embroidery perfectly:)

I am giving away TWO $30 gift cards for you to grab something beautiful for all of your upcoming holiday festivities.  With tons of new arrivals there is bound to be something special that catches your eye!  Our thanksgiving is pretty casual, but if I were to get dressed up, how perfect is this dress!  Also, totally in love with this leather and ponte skirt. I often cruise the overstock section …there are often really great items for a fraction of the original price!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration…Happy Weekend and don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY below:)

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Tunic c/o eShakti, Denim Vest Others Follow (sold out), Leather Skinnies Nicole Miller (old) similar available here, Clutch GAP (sold out), Necklace w charms Nashelle, Ballet Flats BLOCH, Leather Bracelet c/o Leigh Ann Barnes

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Win a $30 Giftcard to Shop the eShakti Site!  Two Winners Chosen!!!! CLOSED

1.  Pop by the eShakti site and spy something you adore!

2.  Leave a comment sharing that something special and include your email address for contact.

3.  Simple as that.

*Contest open to US/Canadian residents only, Winners chosen via random.org 11/15

Don’t forget to join in the eShakti fashion conversation on Facebook or their fashion inspiration on Pinterest.

GOOD LUCK!!!!

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TopShop for Nordstroms: Review

Last week, I had the pleasure of checking out the new Topshop for Nordstroms collection at The Short Hills Mall.  I had such a great time trying things on….I was in the fitting room for over an hour….all in a days work ladies, all in a days work:)  My ambassadorship includes sharing my experience shopping the collection and  I was also able to keep a few of my favorite things.

I love Nordstroms, there store is clean, neat, easy to shop and the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable, which can be a rarity in retail these days.  I found the TopShop area easily identifiable and had a blast looking at the vast collection.  My favorite thing about this line?  It is totally something both a tween and thirtysomething can wear.  About 15 percent of the line was just a smidge too “young” for me….but everything else, honestly was fantastic.  I could have bought more.  Infact, the light blue romper below was a total surprise….I brought it into the fitting room as a joke (outtake) and it ended up fitting really well.  I decided the color seemed a bit more spring inspired….but I easily could have found a way to legitimize the purchase.  I think the sizing is pretty dead on.  I am typically a mix of small and medium on top and a 6 on the bottom.  That is exactly what I ended up purchasing.  Sharing some of my fitting room photos and then the items that made the cut below!  Happy SHOPPING!

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Ivory Skater Dress only available in black online here, Light Blue Romper only availabe in black online here

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You might be wondering what I ended up going home with? It was really hard deciding, but due the vast collection choices, and affordable price points I was able to get a good amount:)  I ended up with this sexy dress and plan to wear it for a 40th birthday in December, I also scooped up this cute scarf/hat combo.  This white tee fit so perfectly, I know it will be a closet staple and last but certainly not least, I grabbed this ivory cableknit sweater featured below.  I can’t wait to continue to show of all my goodies in style posts in the coming weeks.  For now, I hope you find some outfit inspiration below and Happy Shopping!

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Denim Shirt JCrew Factory, Ivory Sweater c/o Topshop for Nordstroms available here, Camo Jeans SOLD, Shoes TOMS, Bag Marc Jacobs (old), Bracelets c/o Luxe Auctions

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Products I Love!

1.  MyBody Brightamin C details of the product here.  Contact Kelley of SKINfinity here $150

2. Vivite Hydrating Cream available here or Contact Kelley of SKINfinity here $50

3.  Freeze 24-7 Eyecing Fatigue Fighting Eye Cream available here $115

4.  Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo available here $24

5.  Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette available here $52

6.  The Good Home Company Custom Laundry Detergent here $20

American Woman: Classic Fall Style

To say this relaunch has been a labor of love would be an understatement. Originally set to launch on September 1st….here we are November 1st…and it is still not totally there….but it is SO close!  I decided to go live today because we are 95 percent there….and everyone has worked so tirelessly to make this launch date, specifically my incredible web designer Andrea of RedJetCreative.  You may notice that you can’t view my old blog posts….they are taking the slow road and won’t be up and viewable until early next week.  My apologies….Hopefully the americana post below inspires you for the weekend and we should be back in business by Tuesday:)  Thank you for understanding.

In an effort to get a little bit more professional around here, TSF is now partnering a few posts a month with an incredible Jersey Shore photographer Amy of AdalieScottPhotography. Named after her children Adalie and Scottie, this mom of two is everything I love about partnering with small women owned businesses.  Her passion for getting an incredible shot and creative ideas for shooting my outfits has me both excited and invigorated.  The photos truly speak for themselves…right?  Those who have grown to love the street in front of my house or my backyard…fret not!  I will still be shooting posts on a whim to keep the “realness” that is TSF.  I think the mixture of both will breath some life into my blog moving forward and I hope you agree.

This is where I get a tad bit sappy, thanking all of you for reading and sharing on my fashion journey.  What started as a fun past time and fashion connection with a few clients and friends has turned into a thriving business…one I never knew I even wanted!  I love what I do and am so thankful for the opportunity to work with incredible women and businesses on the daily.  The sky is the limit and your support has me reaching for the fashion aligned stars!  THANK YOU!

Scrappy little video reviewing all my favorite new lotions and potions coming live to you from my bathroom on Monday!  Happy WEEKEND!

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Jeans Level 99 available via The Box Service, Shirt c/o Tailor4Less, Blazer Ralph Lauren (old), Scarf TheStyleBandit, Boots c/o Sole Society and available here

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All images courtesy of AdalieScottPhotography