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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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

Fall Style: The Sequin Blazer

I purchased this sequin blazer on sale in the dead of summer knowing it would be a fabulous addition to my fall wardrobe.  The first lift of humidity and I wore it with all white here.  Since then, I had forgotten about it:)  Thankfully a reader (who purchased it) asked me to style it for fall….I happily obliged.  When a piece packs this much punch, I tend to keep it simple otherwise…loved the mix of the casual distressed skinnies and casual braided belt mixed in with the showiness of the sequin blazer.  I am also thinking paired with leather skinnies later in the season will be cute, no?  What do you think?  How would you style it?

I have a friends baby shower tomorrow…and can’t wait to wear this dress again, at least that is what I think I am wearing.  I am off to enjoy my friends, my boys, my weekend……if you want to stay in touch with my fashionable adventures…you are welcome to follow along on Instagram here!  HAPPY WEEKEND:)

Tank Gap, Blazer MM Couture (sold out) similar available here, Distressed Skinnies Level 99 and available through The Box Service, Shoes Manolo Blahnik (old) Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal

 

Never have I ever….loved a jean as much as these!  Seriously my favorite skinnies EVER!  I send Level 99 jeans in almost every single The Box Service….and the reason why?  The fit, quality and style selection is unmatched at the price point.  (Jeans range from $110 to $150)  Email with interest.

How to Style a Graphic Tee…with pieces you already own!

If you are looking to add a little edginess to your wardrobe, graphic tees are a great way to do it.  Paired with bits of distressed denim and/or leather…they can take a rather simple outfit up and notch.  For this thirty-something mommy a graphic tee is perfect for going out to dinner or meeting a friend for a drink..which is exactly what I was doing in the outfit featured below. I kept it simple with distressed skinnies, a black blazer, some fabulous heels…oh and I piled on a some extra jewelry for a little added glam! Aside from the tee, I am willing to bet you have some variation of all of these items in your own closet.

Wanting to try the trend?  Never has it been easier to get your hands on one…Old Navy, who I feature on the regular for cool inexpensive finds, has an amazing selection here.  Or if you are super smitten with the one I am sporting…it is available here (but I think you have to create a sign in to view).  We are closing in on the weekend….Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Shopping!

Oh…I tried out my new Bobbi Brown goodies…a new eye palette and lipstick/lipgloss combo for this dinner/girls night out.  Thinking I will separate the review into its own post tomorrow or Saturday…so STAY TUNED!

Shirt c/o QVIT and available here, Jeans Rock and Republic c/o Kohls no longer available, Blazer Lauren Conrad c/o Kohls available here, Shoes Sam Edelman (older style), Earrings and bracelets local boutique, Necklace c/o Chloe and Isabel and Clutch Deux Lux (older style).