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: Hints of Spring


If  you live in the northeast…you have GOT to be wishing for warm weather…We just got 5 more inches of snow last night!  Ugh.  As much as I love my cozy sweaters, leather and layers…I just want to be in a flowing floral dress and gladiator sandals.  We hit happy hour Friday night and this is what I wore.  A denim shirt, leather leggings and cardi are not all that inventive…but I DID try to channel warmer weather with fun pops of Spring.  My mint clutch, bright colored bracelets and pink lips seemed to help a bit…and maybe the cocktails did too?

It is #MondayMingle time ladies…I hope you will show myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends what YOU have been wearing lately.  The link is being hosted by Kristin today here….pop by and join in the fun!  Hope you are fashionably inspired and make it a GREAT WEEK!


Denim Shirt c/o Max Jeans available here, Cardigan Armani Exchange (sold out), Leggings Vince (older), Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal available here, Bracelets Samantha Wills similar available here, Clutch Deux Lux similar available here, Pumps Brian Atwood similar available here
PLUS SIZE OPTIONS: Denim Shirt available here, Cardigan available here, Leather leggings available here


Pop of Spring



Every Woman Needs a Uniform

No one loves to pile on layers and accessories more than I, but sometimes it is just about a simple “look” that has you feeling confident and fabulous.  For me, it is the outfit photographed below.  A simple pair of great fitting jeans, a loose button down blouse and a “pop” of color around the face.  When I work with new clients, I always try to leave them with a “uniform” that they feel great in. An outfit that they can turn to when they don’t want to think, but want to look and feel great. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive…it just needs to leave you feeling like you could take on the world:)

As many of you know….I am completely overhauling ThirtySomethingFashion. As part of that relaunch, I had professional photos taken by a very talented friend and photographer, Oksana, owner of Fedali Portrait Photography. To say I am pleased with the shots would be a huge understatement.  She really captured ME…approachable mom on the go (like below)…but she also captured my much more glamorous side (which isn’t as prevalent these days).  I will be dedicating an entire post to her business and services, so stay tuned for that- especially if you live in the Greater New Jersey/New York area.  So, what is your “uniform”?  If you don’t have one yet…I hope I have inspired you to create one!  Happy Wednesday:)

 Jeans Level 99 (available through box service) Denim Shirt Old Navy available here, Necklace c/o Zolie Designs, Boots Sam Edelman available here, all my favorite classic jewelry gifted from my husband including diamond studs, diamond wedding rings, Cartier love bracelet and Rolex watch

And you can always add in additional fun accessories to this “uniform” like a fabulous HAT!

I Missed Them

Admit it.  You missed them.  I certainly did.  For a while, those camo skinnies had taken their place.  They seemed sad and depressed so I took them out for a spin.  The cost per wear for my faux leather leggings is less than a penny.  Infact, they may even be paying me at this point.  Certainly not reinventing any wheels here with my leggings, tee and denim blouse…..but the bright statement necklace and colorful heels kept it fresh and seasonably appropriate.  I plan to wear outfits like this all fall….trading the heels for boots and adding a fun vest.  Can you tell I have fall on the brain?  Hope you all have an awesome weekend…if you haven’t bought your faux leather leggings yet, what are you waiting for? If you have booked a box with me, don’t fret!  I have plenty in stock:)  Also, get excited for a TOP 5 FALL MUST HAVES list coming this Monday…been working on it for a few days…just a few more edits!  Happy Shopping!

 Faux Leather Leggings almost identical here, Tee Old Navy (old), Denim Shirt JCrew (old), Statement Necklace and bangles c/o Lydell (older style), Heels Victoria Secret similar available here

Printed, Comfortable, Casual, Chic

I haven’t been as quick as most to jump on the printed denim bandwagon…but I am slowly and steadily becoming a fan. In the same breath, you won’t see me scooping up numerous pairs…one or two should do the trick..as I am certain this trend will fade after the summer months have come and gone.  This pair was last featured on the blog here and I wasn’t totally sure how I would carry them into the spring weather…turns out a white t-shirt and denim shirt can pretty much work miracles.  For my next pair..I have my sights set on something feminine..maybe floral…Will be sure to share once I fall in love with a pair. Wanted to make quick mention that the Old Navy t-shirt featured is fast becoming a favorite.  I have a  few colors and wear them under everything….I size “up” and they are a perfect slouchy fit and length.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week:)

White Tee Old Navy available here, Denim Shirt JCrew Factory (old), Snakeskin Jeans Rich and Skinny (no longer available), Necklace Vintage, Wedge Booties TOMS available here.

Currently my lil guy is putting everything in his mouth…toys and vintage jewelry alike!

Linked up with the lovely Alison over at Get Your Pretty On…  If you have a blog, join in the fashion fun!