Monday Mingle: Androgynous Working-Girl Style

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When I shop for clients, casual is the name of my game.  Stylish..chic….but always comfortable.  I threw this look together last week, when I had some shopping to do, but also an appointment with a new client.  I was in the mood to go “working girl” style…and the look ended up being quite androgynous.  Truth be told, my style is quite often androgynous.   I am girlie….I swear….but do tend to shy away from pink, lace and bows.  I prefer clean, modern and simple…just feels more ME.  Although I do love sequins and florals:)  Who knows?  Personal style is tricky like that..isn’t it?  You just have to go with what feels good.  Hope you find some workday inspiration and welcome to #MondayMingle!

Monday Mingle is the stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  Hosting the linkup below. Hope you will join us:)  What are YOU wearing?  HAPPY MONDAY!

 

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Pants:  Old Navy similar HERE

Denim Shirt:  c/o Max Jeans available HERE

Blazer:  Pim and Larkin similar available HERE

Shoes:  LOFT on super sale similar available HERE

Bag:  Louis Vuitton

Necklace:  c/o Zolie Designs (no longer available) yellow style HERE

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Monday Mingle: Embellished Boyfriends

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I am not even sure how to intro these killer embellished jeans…I mean?  Really!  I am obsessed.  Simple, slouchy, chic…all my favorite things.  Here at the shore, we do a lot of casual dinners with friends….these boyfriends are SO perfect for those type of festivities.  Not over the top…but still more special than the skinnies you wear to the soccer field!  Right?

Monday Mingle time again.  Stop by my favorite fashionistas BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends, to see what they are styling up.  The link is being hosted by Nicole this week:)

Heading to my favorite city tonight, Philadelphia, for a really cool event and cannot WAIT to show you the outfit I am wearing.  Follow along on Instagram if you wish.  Make it a great Monday!

 

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Jeans Level 99 available through ME (email carly@thirtysomethingfashion.com)

Clutch Deux Lux available HERE

Top Trouve similar available HERE

Shoes Calvin Klein (3 years old)

Necklace and earrings Stella and Dot available HERE and HERE

 

Monday Mingle: Ponchos for Fall

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I took my coveted leather leggings out for a spin this weekend.  The temps were nice and cool…totally leather weather.  I decided pairing them with my favorite new poncho compliments of Krimson Klover was the way to go!  Do you remember this lovely sweater from last year?  Well, there designs are just as beautiful for 2014!   The sweater featured below  is beautiful, soft and stylish- perfection really.  Ponchos are everywhere this season.  I have been a fan forever…and surprised myself by only owning one other.  I think I might have a snatch up a few from my “Shop” page, which is ready to launch any day now!

Monday Mingle is the stylish collab between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  I am hosting today…but be sure to pop by and visit my girlies:)  Off to pull a few “The Box Service” today…infact…Kristin of BonBon is one of my clients this week:) Yay!

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Sweater c/o Krimson Klover available HERE, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Leather leggings VINCE(last season) similar available HERE, Bag (old) Marc jacobs similar available HERE, Shoes Christian Louboutin similar available HERE

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Monday Mingle: White Leopard

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Hope everyone is enjoying the final day of summer…the weather is horrible here…humid and rainy…..probably a day of movies on the couch for us…and sometimes that is just what the doctor ordered.  We had a jampacked weekend of beach, pool, Prestons 2nd birthday and than a night out on the town….I am exhausted.  With a crazy work week ahead and Connor starting school Wednesday, a day of nothing is quite welcomed.  On to the fashion….I LOVE leopard with white..it is so perfect for this transitional time of year.  How about you?  Would you pair leopard and white?

Monday Mingle time again:)  The stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  Link is over with Nicole today- be sure to pop by and join in the fun.  Make it a great week!

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Top c/o Susie Raine available HERE, Jeans Level 99, Clutch Deux Lux available through The Box Service, Necklaces Stella and Dot, Shoes Steve Madden

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Monday Mingle: Grey Skies and Silver Linings

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I hope all of you had a great weekend.  We celebrated my neice’s 7th birthday.  The weather was surprisingly chilly here at the Jersey Shore.  I actually wore a jacket over this look come sundown.  Although, I am SO ready for fall…maybe not until September 1st.  Give us another week or so weather gods, ok?  Thanks!

This outfit is super simple but I adore my accessories:) I received these sweet Linge ballet flats in the mail last week and couldn’t wait for the first opportunity to wear them.  I have declared grey my “it” color for fall, and have been window shopping ever since.   The sunglasses….sporting them NON stop…the color is a greyish purple and although its an odd, it seems to be working with everything.   SmartBuyGlasses have an amazing selection and I am excited to cruise the site for my next stylish pair.  Remember when I posted my Breakfast at Tiffany’s event to Instagram here…well, I purchased this super delicate arrow necklace/bracelet set and am smitten.  Typically not a silver girl, I thought this set would layer beautifully with many of my existing pieces and of course, grey.  As I always say…simple style is my favorite…. then I let the accessories do the talking:)

Welcome to #MondayMingle, the stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  I am hosting this week so please join in the link below.  Make it a GREAT WEEK:)

 

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Jeans Level 99 similar available HERE, Top Old Navy similar available HERE, Sunglasses c/o SmartBuyGlasses available HERE, Arrow Necklace and Bracelet Tiffany and Co available HERE and HERE, Long Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Double wrap bracelet Stella and Dot available HERE, Shoes c/o Linge available HERE

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Monday Mingle: Sequins for Summer

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Here in New Jersey, we are having an extremely mild August.  It was downright chilly over the weekend.  Gorgeous…but chilly.  I wore this out to dinner and drinks the other evening.  You know I love mixing my distressed boyfriends with killer heels and was elated to carry my NEW grey clutch!  I hopped right on my trend forecast HERE and purchased my first grey accessory for fall……definitely not my last!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration:)

#MondayMingle time again…the stylish collaboration with Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  Be sure to link up your fashionable posts….over on Kristins blog today:)  Make it a great week!

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Blouse Boutique Brand similar available HERE, Jeans Level 99 available HERE, Necklace and Bracelet Stella and Dot available HERE and HERE. Clutch available through The Box Service, Shoes Christian Louboutin (old)

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Monday Mingle: Cuttoff Style

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I haven’t worn short denim cutoffs in quite some time.  Past summers, I have turned to a bermuda length short….as I was self conscious of the increasing number of spider veins that were taking over my legs.  Although they are hereditary, it seems the pace had quickened since the birth of my boys….I felt like every day a new unsightly vein had arrived.  As many of you know, in early spring I had sclerotherapy to treat them.  The result was great….they aren’t GONE, but I would say improved about 70 percent.  I wasn’t sure what to expect and am elated with the outcome.  It isn’t a perfect fix, as you have to continue to treat veins as they arrive….but I am SO much more confident this summer…skirts and shorts are shorter…so it was worth the $$.  I plan to do it again this winter, per recommendation of the plastic surgeon I worked with…as “maintenance”.  Happy to answer any questions about my experience, if you are interested, just shoot me an email.  NOW, on to style.

Monday Mingle time again!  I hope you will stop by and visit Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends to see their stylish posts.  Nicole is hosting this week.  Can’t wait to stop by your blogs…I FINALLY have a few moments to visit with all of you- as I am taking a break from clients this week:)  Happy Monday and hope you find some outfit inspiration!

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Cutoffs Ocean Drive, Sweater Third Street Habit Boutique (old), Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Gladiators Saint and Libertine available here

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Monday Mingle: Denim and Details

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This is the third post in the past two weeks that I have wanted to title, Simple Style.  I call it like I see it, and lately my style has been just that, simple.  Truthfully I never wear anything overly complicated.  I like easy, fuss free clothing and accessories.  How about you?  After a little further thought, I titled this Denim and Details because the jacket is the stand out.  I adore it and am certain there has never been a softer denim…compliments of….you guessed it…Level 99!  Keeping it interesting with the details like my Stella & Dot necklace and Fibi&Clo sandals.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration- I would imagine this look is REALLY easy to recreate!

#MondayMingle time with my lovely friends Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole from Momtrends.  Be sure to pop by and see what style they are serving up this week.  Linkup is below…as well as NEW giveaway!  Thank you for stopping by and joining in the fashion fun:)

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Tank GAP, Skirt c/o RD Style older style, Denim Jacket Level 99 available here, Clutch Deux Lux similar available here, Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Shoes c/o Fibi&Clo available here

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Some favorite makeup items: 1. Tica Beauty LipToxyl available for purchase HERE 2. YoUnique 3D Fiber Lashes available for purchase HERE

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Monday Mingle: Mixing Prints

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Mixing prints.  I will be honest, I don’t do it often…when I do….I keep things pretty simple.  I mostly pair stripes with camo like here OR leopard as a neutral like here.  I am incredibly inspired when I see bold pairings on other style blogs but when I try to mix it into my personal style…it never ends up “working”.  I prefer to keep it subtle…like below.  The top is solid black but the intricate fabric work gives it a patterned feel….that paired with my favorite (and most comfortable) Ella Moss pants seemed to work well.  What do you think?  Do you mix prints?

Its #MondayMingle time with my favs Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of MomTrends.  Pop by to see what they are up to…the linkup is being hosted by Kristin this week.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

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Pants Ella Moss available here, Grace Chuang available through The Box Service (sizes limited), Shoes Steve Madden available here,Earrings and bracelets Stella Dot available here and here

 

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Monday Mingle: Girls Weekend

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I am lucky to have remained extremely close to a group of my college friends.  We hail from so many different states these days….but we set aside a weekend annually to all get together.  It is always a blast…we just know each other so well…we pick right back up where we left off.  Food, cocktails, dancing and amazing conversation- there are few other places that I would rather be.  This year we took Dewey Beach by storm…it was…well…interesting.  I haven’t been to bars with inches of sludge on the floor in quite some time…but it was FUN…and we had a blast….always do when I am with these people.  How was your weekend?  Any fun adventures?

#MondayMingle time again- Be sure to pop by and visit Nicole of Momtrends and Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls.  They always serve up some fabulous style on Mondays.  The linkup is being hosted by Nicole this week.  Happy Monday:)

 

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Dress Language Los Angeles (old), Necklaces Stella and Dot available here and here, Shoes c/o Yellowbox Shoes available here ON SALE

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Jens Bday Cake latenight is always a good idea!

 

Monday Mingle: Summer Style

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For me, summer hasn’t really arrived until I am wearing a maxi dress and wedges.  It is just the epitome of summertime style, no?  I love the classic stripes and easy fit of this one featured below.  Adding in the braided belt, wedges and fedora really give it some personal style…which is key for me…finding ways to make the simple look my own.  Are maxis a favorite for you as well?  How would you style the one featured below?

#MondayMingle time again….the stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of MomTrends.   I hope you will join in the linkup below….we love seeing what everyone is wearing.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

 

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Dress MattyM available via The Box Service, Belt c/o Hearts, Hat c/o Sole Society, Shoes Stuart Weitzman, Necklaces c/o Chloe and Isabel and Stella and Dot

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Monday Mingle: BBQ Style

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We postponed our annual family 4th of July BBQ to the 5th…due to the rain and crappy weather.  Good thing we held out because you couldn’t have dreamt a prettier day.  Beautiful weather, good eats and all my family…doesn’t get much better than that!

Comfort is key when I am with the kids…but I always like to feel stylish too.  Easy fitting shorts, loose printed tank and leather flip flops most definitely did the trick.  The Stella Dot Sardinia necklace has been in regular rotation for a few months…just the perfect splash of color!  My take on red, white and blue:)

It’s #MondayMingle time:)  Pop by BonBon Rose Girls  and Momtrends stylish blogs to see what they are wearing:)  The link is being hosted by Kristin .  Hope you will join in the fashion fun!  Make it a great week:)

 

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Top Sanctuary via Third Street Habit, Shorts RD Style SIMILAR available here, Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Shoes Yellowbox available here

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 Hope you had a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

 

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Monday Mingle: Floral for Fathers Day

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Hope all of you had an amazing weekend.  We had a beautiful couple days…the weather was just gorgeous here at the Jersey Shore.  I had a photo session with my boys at the Boardwalk Friday…a great poolday Saturday…and then a beautiful day at Eagle Oaks for Fathers Day.  Decided to sport this London Times floral dress.  I will admit, I don’t wear florals often….I am not super girlie in my personal style….but sometimes you just want to wear a pretty dress.  I have blogged numerous times about this brand..like here and here…..great fit, affordable pricetag…whats not to love?  London Times always delivers.

Do you wear florals?  How would you style this dress?  I kept it simple with a cool peep toe and some fun jewelry.  Hope your week is off to a great start!  Don’t forget to check out my #MondayMingle friends Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole from Momtrends…always super stylish:)  Kristin is hosting.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week:)

 

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Dress c/o London Times similar HERE and HERE, Jewelry Stella and Dot available here, here and here, Glasses c/o Glasses.com similar available here, Shoes Christian Louboutin (old)

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Monday Mingle: August Silk Giveaway!

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Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend:)  I have been enjoying my family…and although the weekend was off to a rainy start…yesterday was absolutely breathtaking and it looks like we are getting more of the same today!  The kids and I are off to the pool:)

It is #MondayMingle time….The stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  The link is being hosted by Kristin this week.  I hope you take a moment to honor the veterans, enjoy the beautiful weather and spend it with your favorite people.

Gladly sharing this beautiful drapey blouse by August Silk .  Have you heard of the brand?  Available at retailers like Macy’s and Dilliards and best known for the classic cardigan, I have owned a few items here and there.  Always great quality and a great price point.  I particularly loved how lightweight this blouse is….perfect for the hot summer nights that are fast approaching.  They were so kind to gift a blouse to me AND YOU….so ….

*Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!!

 

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Shorts Sanctuary similar fit here, Top c/o August Silk (giving the same away below), Denim Jacket Level 99 available here, Clutch Deux Lux (old), Shoes Stuart Weitzman similar available here, Jewelry all Stella and Dot available here, here and here. Plus Size Options: Here, Here and Here

 

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Monday Mingle: Bohemian Style

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#MondayMingle time again….the stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  I am happily sharing my favorite kind of spring style…Bohemian!  I am not sure why…but the warmer weather always brings out the inner bohemian in me.  I think it is just the ease of throwing on a flowing dress that has me.  Last featured here with boots this dress is getting serious play this Spring/Summer.  The fun new addition were my gladiator sandals.  As you know it was trial and error finding this particular pair.  I must have ordered three before landing on these.

Gladiator Sandal Shopping Tips:

1.  If you can go to a store with a large selection like a Nordstroms, that is your best bet.  I found trying different vendors, sizes and heights was essential for me in finding the perfect pair.  I must have spent an additional 40 dollars on shipments back and forth.

2. Adjustable via buckles or ties is the way to go…this way you can customize (to a degree) how it fits your calf.  Remember the Stuart Weitzmans I was ready to splurge on? and then the calf fat they so kindly provided?  The pair below has a buckle that allows me to adjust them. I am choosing to wear them on the looser side.

3.  I plan to wear these a ton this summer…but truth be told, this is a trendy item.  Although I was originally ready to make a serious investment, I would suggest staying within a reasonable price point.  There are lots of options at all pricepoints.  If you need any suggestions, definitely shoot me an email.  Happy to help guide you.

I can’t wait to see what you are wearing. The linky is being hosted by Nicole over at Momtrends this week.  Happy Monday!!!

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Free People Dress (older style), Alexander Wang Bag (old), Saint and Libertine Gladiators available here, Bracelet Stella and Dot available here, Fedora c/o Sole Society available here

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