Weekend Wear: Styling a Wide Brimmed Hat

A few days ago, I linked to a wide brimmed hat on FB and a few comments immediately popped up….”Love it!  Where am I wearing it”?  Truthfully, I know what you mean.  When and where is a hat like this appropriate?  Personally, I reserve them for when I am spending a good part of my day outside.  Think soccer games and then to the park with your little ones.  I will often will wear mine when I have a million errands to run…popping in and out of stores.  Weekend wear at its best!

I say (especially if you aren’t sure where you are going to wear it) to stay on the frugal side of this trend.  My hat below was on super sale from Calypso St. Barth two seasons ago.  I don’t wear it constantly, but when I do, it adds an undeniable level of cool.  I think I paid 40 dollars…SCORE!  I also love that it keeps the sun off my face…BONUS!  I hope all of you have an amazing weekend:)

 

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Top c/o Joules similar style available HERE

Denim Shirt c/o ShopSusieRaine available HERE

Skinnies c/o Level 99 available HERE

Belt B-low the Belt available HERE

Supergas available HERE

Hat Calypso St Barth similar available HERE

 

Monday Mingle: Simple Style to Copy

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I LOVE reading and scrolling through fantasy fashion blogs…Atlantic Pacific, Glamourai, The Blonde Salad…it is much like art,the way they perfectly style,model and photograph their clothing.  Truly editorial genius.   In all honestly though, its not real life.  Well, to be fair, maybe it is someones real life….but definitely not mine.  A coat perfectly balancing on my shoulders….with two kids to chase after, NOT going to happen.

Over the years, I have had a few fantasy photoshoots (this and this by Adalie Scott Photography come to mind)…..but mostly, I try to document outfits you can really translate into your own life….for lack of a better phrase, outfits you can copy, so you don’t have to think about what to wear.  Leave that part to me…I enjoy it:)

So, for this weeks #MondayMingle  I am serving up an outfit ALL of you have..black and white with some beautiful accessories!  I wore this yesterday, shopping for clients.  Classic, Simple, Chic and Comfortable.  Don’t forget to pop by BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends to see their stylish posts.  Link is with Kristin this week.  Happy Monday!

 

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Top c/o August Silk, Jeans c/o Level 99 available HERE, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Clutch Deux Lux available through special order with ME $85, Sandals c/o Fibi and Clo available HERE, Sunglasses c/o Corinne McCormack

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Pink Lady

I went from never wearing shorts…to wearing leather shorts!  I have come a long way baby…hahaha!

I saw these last week at one of the boutiques I work with and thought they would be adorable with tights and boots for fall nights out with friends.  Since I am one of those people who can’t wait to wear new things, I had to test them out.  This comfortable graphic tee seemed to pair up nicely.  I am not usually one to wear quotes..BUT…this one is just too fitting for me.  I truly do…love what I do…and never feel like I am working…well, maybe when I have to be my own accountant- but in regards to the shopping/styling part…it is my passion:)  Keeping the accessories and everything else very low key as you know my style is uncomplicated and easy.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration, link to purchase this adorable tee from a new online discovery…HERE.  Happy Shopping!!!!

 

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Shirt c/o Billie and Betty available HERE, Faux Leather Shorts (local boutique) similar available HERE, Shoes Steve Madden available HERE, Necklace and bracelet Tiffany and Co, Sunglasses c/o Corinne McCormack similar available HERE

 

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Leopard Sunglasses c/o Corinne McCormack

Transition to Fall: Pulleez

I had two reader comments this week…one asking how to style white jeans for early fall…and then ironically someone else commented on an old outfit photo asking how to style her cowboy boots. I swear, I was already planning this post! Talk about meant to be?  So this is a two-for-one right here.  I love simple style and a distressed denim button down paired my favorite white skinnies, is just perfection.  Making it feel a bit more fall inspired, I ditched sandals and went for my favorite Frye cowboy boots.

Must make mention of my fabulous hair candy.  Have you ever heard of Pulleez?  I recently became social media buddies with the creator….last week she asked me to shoot some pictures potentially do grace the main page of her website…more to come on that…BUT…seriously, how adorable are the little boot charms?  I would hardly say I am a western girl…BUT…I do love little influences here and there with my accessories.  Aside from being super cute….these hair ties leave NO mark on your precious locks..which is so great for someone like me, who takes her hair up and down throughout the day.

Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a LOVELY WEEKEND:)

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Jeans Level 99 available HERE, Denim Shirt c/o SusieRaine available HERE, Boots Frye available HERE, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Earrings Stella and Dot available HERE, Hair tie Pulleez available HERE

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Black and White Transition

There is nothing better than an easy fitting shift dress.  Truly the perfect transition to fall piece.  Wear it now, as I have shown below with a colorful necklace and your favorite sandals…then September with a denim jacket and maybe some cool kicks…then again dead of winter with black tights and tall black boots!  Seriously, when can a 25 dollar dress do all that for you?  Available over on SusieRaine – but I know it will sell out quickly so hurry on over:)  Happy Shopping!

 

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Dress c/o SusieRaine available HERE for $25, Necklaces Stella and Dot available HERE and HERE, Sandals NYLA similar available HERE

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Simple Style: Boyfriend Shorts

I recently dedicated an entire post to “the boyfriend short”, because, much like the boyfriend jean, I know they will be a staple in my wardrobe.  You can dress them up or down….super casual with sneakers but equally as great with funky high heeled sandals.  Versatility is key in my wardrobe.

I originally thought I would go pricey, but when I saw these were 29 dollars on sale, I snatched them up with zero hesitation.  I love the whitewashed look…sort of 90s vibe.  Its true what they say..what goes around, comes around…..especially in fashion.  Hope I have convinced you to add a pair of boyfriends to your summer wardrobe…and if you already have a pair…hoping I have inspired you to try them with your favorite heels!  It is such a fun combination:)  Make it a great week!

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White Sweater RD Style similar here, Denim Boyfriends available here, Belt (old) Nicole Miller, Necklace Stella Dot available here, Clutch Deux Lux (old), Shoes Steve Madden available here

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Shorts for ThirtySomethings

Shorts.  I will be honest.   We have a love/hate relationship.  I am not confident in shorts.  I have thicker thighs and feel like they aren’t super flattering on me and highlight the heaviest part of my legs.  So, when I find a pair that I feel are flattering AND comfortable, I am sure to dedicate a blogpost to it. Usually a fan of bermudas, these are shorter, but the fit is really easy.  I can teeter between a 4/6 at Old Navy…and these are a 6.  I like that I can wear them a little lower on the hip.  Loving the simple, easy style of this particular outfit.  White tank, white button down, great accessories adding in a POP of color….kind of my uniform lately.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration:)  Happy Shopping!

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Tank Old Navy here, White Shirt GAP here, Shorts Old Navy here, Shoes and Bag c/o Sole Society here and here, Necklace Stella and Dot here

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The Front Tuck

The front tuck.  It is not an official name…but it is the name I have given to my obsession with tucking in just the front part of my shirt.  It shows off your belt, adds some shape and provides a little interest to your outfit, no?  Since I love to tuck, I have decided I need to invest in a fun colorful belt.  Any suggestions?  I am thinking orange….you know I love orange.  You may see some “pinning” and linking to fun belt options in the next few days.

I hope all of you are having a great week.  I am a little frazzled……Preschool ceremonies, teacher gifts, two boxes to get together before the end of the week….and not nearly enough time to do it all!  Ah!!!   Back on Friday with a stylish post to inspire your weekend:)

 

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Jeans c/o Level 99 available HERE, Top Language, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Sunglasses Rayban c/o Glasses.com, Shoes c/o Yellowbox available HERE

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Sole Society and Sechoir!

A casual post today but probably one of my favorite outfits so far this Spring….simple style lover much?  I just adore easy to wear pieces but also love adding interesting accessories to give the outfit personality.  Sole Society was kind enough to send along these amazing cobalt sandals and they are going to be a favorite of mine this summer.   We all know my affinity for oversized bags…and this printed Joni tote is no exception.  I plan to load it up and go…all summer long!

Do you remember the East West Mamas collaboration with the lovely Tanya?  We said goodbye to the series a few months ago…she was working on a new project and just didn’t think she would have the time to dedicate.  Well, her new project is up, running and if I don’t say so myself pretty damn fabulous!  You simply must go check out her innovative video style series… Sechoir!  I am so proud of all you have accomplished and elated to share your success and fabulousness with my readership.  A few weeks ago, I sent along my absolute favorite necklace from the Stella & Dot line for her to style…and she has knocked it out of the park…obviously!  Check out her latest video and don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter to be entered to win a Lou&Grey tee!  I am styling the SAME fabulous Rebel Pendant in gold…I am sure you recognize it!  Ha!

Wishing all of you a fabulous FUN and fashionable weekend:)

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Jeans Seven (old), Striped Tee Alternative (Med and Large available through ME), Shoes/Bag c/o Sole Society and available here and here, Rebel Pendant Stella&Dot available here

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Memorial Weekend Style

Checking out later today to enjoy Memorial Day weekend with my family…..you can catch me a little on Facebook and Instagram for snippets of fashion and fun…but I am really trying to stay disconnected.  I hope you all have an awesome weekend filled with juicy burgers, delicious potato salad, great company and lots of laughs- that is what I am personally striving for!  For those get togethers you have planned…I hope you find some outfit inspiration below.  My personal advice is keep it simple, comfortable…but stylish with some fun accessories and killer shoes!  Happy Weekend:)

 

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Pants Old Navy available here for $19, Blouse c/o Daniel Rain (old), Scarf c/o SusieRaine available here, Belt Nicole Miller (old), Earrings Marcia Moran (old) but surprisingly still available here, Sandals c/o Sole Society (sold out)

 

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Monday Mingle: Simple Style

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If you read often you know, my favorite kind of style is simple and classic.   I keep it interesting and up to date with fun trendy accessories.  With this particular outfit, the accents stole the show…..leopard heels, fun studded belt and of course, all of my Stella and Dot baubles.  I have many clients who are afraid to accessorize…finding it overwhelming and too much fuss.  I always beg them to give it a try….usually pushing the face framers, like a great scarf or necklace.  It is amazing what some color around your beautiful face can do!

This look is featured as part of the #MondayMingle collaboration with the lovelies Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends. We love when you link up your style posts and share what you have been wearing lately.  Let’s all get fashionably inspired by one another.  Link is over at BonBon Rose Girls today!  Happy Monday:)

 

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Top Vince similar here, Jeans c/o Level 99 (old), Belt Nicole Miller (old) similar available here, Necklace Bracelet and Earrings all Stella&Dot all available here, Shoes PiperStreet available here                                Plus Size Options: Here, Here and Here

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Leopard Sandals available for purchase here for $38

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Yellow Scarf: Spring Must Have!

Keeping it super short and sweet today…..have a baby shower and Easter festivities with both sides of the family…..packed weekend.  I wore this Wednesday to dinner with friends…..casual, easy style.  I am obsessed with this yellow scarf…it just seems to work with EVERYTHING I put on.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a lovely Easter weekend:)

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Monday Mingle: Black and White for Spring

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Welcome to #MondayMingle…the stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  Kristin is hosting this week, so if you have a blog JOIN IN the fashion fun.  If you don’t…pop by to see what stylish tips they are serving up this week.

I have been talking about adding a tuxedo styled blazer into my wardrobe for months….and just never found the right one.  I wanted quality so it could remain for a few seasons, but I didn’t want to spend a small fortune.  When this Aryn K piece arrived last week to the stores I work with….I immediately snatched one up for myself…and then added it to two of my The Box Service clients.  At $105 it was the perfect price point and Aryn K is a favorite boutique brand of mine.  Win, win and win!   Hope they love it as much as I do.  This will be a repeat offender here on the blog this Spring!  Have a fantastic Monday:)

* A great big thank you to all the friends family and clients who attended my Spring Preview event:)

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Shirt CC California, Blazer Aryn K (available through special order), Jeans Level 99 similar available here, Necklaces and earrings available here, here and here, Red Bag available through special order, Pumps B by Brian Atwood similar here
Plus Size Options: Tee here, Blazer here, Jeans here

 

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Simple Style: Ankle Length Denim

I am up to my eyeballs….boxes to get out, Stella&Dot orders to process…so please forgive that I have VERY little to share today.  When it comes to style….I say it often that simple is best and this outfit is the epitome of simple.  Injecting a little personal style with some beautiful tassel jewelry (link to buy below) and a fun wide brimmed hat.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration!

* Ankle length denim is all the rage for Spring…so if this cute pair doesn’t strike your fancy- check your local shops for a pair that does:)

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Jeans c/o Sold Design Lab (available through The Box Service), Blouse Vince similar available here, Blazer SAVA (no longer in business, boo), Hat Calypso St Barth on super sale (old) but great summertime option available here, Shoes Christian Louboutin update for Spring available here, Necklace and Bracelet Stella and Dot available here

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That moment you see your babies while shooting outfit shots.. JOY!!!  Have an AWESOME WEDNESDAY!!!!

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Unstructured Clothing

I had a private hospital tour yesterday of the 82 million dollar emergency department added to Ocean Medical Center.  It was unbelievable…looked more like a five star hotel than a hospital…I shared the waiting room area here on Instagram. I had the tour, clients to shop for and then an informal meeting at the end of the day, so I opted for cool comfort. Of course, that included my camo skinnies which haven’t had as much love lately.  I picked up this navy jacket by the brand Miss Me a few days back…I love the soft luxurious feel and the unstructured design.  No one…I repeat NO ONE loves unstructured clothing more than I.  It just reads so chic and cool to me.  I realize it isn’t for everyone…what are your thoughts?  Do you prefer structure or a looser fit?  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great Wednesday:)

 

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White Top c/o Topshop, Jacket Miss Me (available through The Box Service), Necklace Stella & Dot (old), Jeans SOLD Design Lab (old) available here in grey, Shoes c/o Sole Society

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