Monday Mingle: Black and White for Spring


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:)

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






Counting Down in Red Heels

Is it possible to be extremely grateful and extremely overwhelmed at the same time?  Well, yes it is….I am so thankful for all these amazing opportunity to be shopping for clients with less than FIVE days until Xmas…but I am so freaking overwhelmed to get it all done and still have everything wrapped and ready to go for my OWN loved ones.  My rational self knows I will get it all done….but my emotional self is all over the damn place.

I shot these down by the train tracks again with the lovely Amy of Adalie Scott Photography….these might be some of my favorite shots EVER on the blog!  I have been sporting these red heels like no other lately..don’t pretend like you didn’t notice.  I am not ashamed.  They are just the perfect compliment to all the classic black and white I wear.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Wednesday:)

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Blazer c/o Kohls, Blouse c/o RD Style, Leather Skinnies Dex, Necklace Stella and Dot, Bracelets c/o Luxe Auctions, Pumps B by Brian Atwood

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City Girl: Black and White Trend

Yesterday was my 34th birthday and I had an awesome night in NYC on Monday with some great friends.  It was completely impromptu which made it even more fabulous and fun! We went to the restaurant Catch in the Meatpacking district and it was beyond…like so freaking delicious! We sat at the table next to Jamie Foxx…see my girlfriend below…I was too embarrassed to ask for a pic…what is that about?  Anyway….  Thank you to everyone for all the sweet birthday messages via email, text, instagram and facebook…made this old lady feel SPECIAL!

Please forgive the crappy photoshoot….I really really try to just ENJOY my time with friends…being truly present and in the moment…so I only have a few instagram shots and grainy photos from my phone.  I loved my outfit SO very much…thank you RD Style for all the goodies…got quite a few compliments…so I thought I would share how to “get the look”!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Wednesday!

Bouse and Skirt c/o RD Style, Shoes B by Brian Atwood (linked on board below), Bag Alexander Wang, Necklace borrowed, Bracelets combo of Cartier, Ettika and Lia Sophia.

Some Candids from Instagram:

Outfit Recreation: Black and White Blouse w Black Mini

Spring Must Have: The Little Black and White Dress

I recently modeled in a show for my favorite Philadelphia brand, SAVA (waiting on professional photos to share).  I wore a few looks but the one that really grabbed my attention was a form fitting white dress with two side panels in black (will link to it once available).  I donned it the “Little Black and White Dress”.  Both versatile and on trend, this is an absolute must have for any fashionista in spring 2013. Below, I am sporting my very own gifted to me by London Times a few months back.  At the time, I loved the dress because it is classic and timeless…..I couldn’t have predicted the explosion of the “Black and White” for Spring. I decided to pair mine with fun bright (shocker orange) accessories to give it a fresh perspective…Hope you find some outfit inspiration:)  The dress below is available in limited sizing here but I have linked to many a beautiful black and white dress……I think you will find options to flatter all body types, aesthetics and budgets. Happy Shopping!

 Dress London Times available here, Leather Jacket Steve Madden via Nordstroms, Necklace c/o Zolie Designs, Bag Marc Jacobs no longer available and Shoes Christian Louboutin available here

Totally Splurge Worthy:
This Trina Turk is gorgeous and worth the splurge.
This Missoni is a slight obsession of mine right now.
This DVF is beyond and I love the little piping details in black.

Middle of the Road:

This Ann Taylor Sheath is available through size 18 as well as in Petite.
This Micheal Kors option is really soft and feminine.
This Suzi Chin dress is extremely similar to the one I am wearing above.

Budget Conscious:
This one from Kohls is very spring inspired with the floral details.
This BB Dakota is so very sweet.
This Limited dress is such an inexpensive and easy way to wear this trend.

Don’t see anything you love…Pop by your favorite retailer and I am certain they are doing a version of a black and white dress!