Stripes, Plaid and Moto Boots!

I almost feel like “Where’s Waldo” modeling this red plaid scarf on the blog today, considering half the readers of the blog own it!  I hope you all love it as much as I do:)  Honestly, it was only 62 degrees yesterday…but there was a bit of a chill in the air and I have been patiently waiting to wear this badboy.  Stripes, plaid and my most favorite boots to ever exist…what do you think?  I kind of am in love with the look…and although I don’t like to repeat exact outfits…there are always exceptions, no?

Hope you have an awesome Friday…it’s Connor’s FIFTH birthday party Saturday…so I am heading into dinosaur themed chaos!  Wish me LUCK and enjoy your beautiful families this weekend!

 

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Black and White Stripe Dress RD Style similar available HERE

Plaid Scarf  LOOK via D.Monaco Boutique similar available HERE

Denim Vest Others Follow similar available HERE

Moto Boots Ash similar available HERE

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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

 

Loose Easy Style

This may not officially be a kimono…but it is a favorite shirt of mine and definitely has the look and feel of the kimonos I have been loving so much for fall.  I plan to purchase one…after all of my clients have chosen theirs…aren’t I sweet:)  Ha!

Not too much to report other than insanity with work.  I have one more “Roll in the Rack” scheduled for Friday, and then hoping to spend the weekend catching up on internship inquiries, box service inquiries and EMAILS!  Thanks for your patience as this has been my busiest week to date:)  HAPPY THURSDAY!!!

 

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Blouse old Nicole Miller, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Jeans c/o Level 99 available through The Box Service, Shoes Sam Edelman available HERE

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Unlikely Pairing: Grey and Brown

This outfit may have been inspired by my new obsession, the Sam Edelman booties featured below.  I mean GAH!  I actually was shopping for a client when I stumbled upon them….weakness struck and I had to have them for myself!  They are just perfection in every way.  The heel is mommy friendly, the zippers are on trend and modern, and the color was lacking in my shoe wardrobe.

Lightweight layers are key for me right now.  It is still hot as h*ll outside, but my mind is on fall fashion.  Layers allow it to feel like fall, peeling away when its hot and adding on when you step into the air conditioning.  There was a time, I would have NEVER paired grey with chocolate brown.  Grey always went with black accents, not brown.  I am so glad to have left that notion behind.  I love this grey/brown color combo…..simple, casual, chic….the name of my game.

* I am wearing a new wash c/o Level 99.  Its the Liza Skinny.  Looks awesome cuffed, but also left long.  This will be my staple fall dark jean. If you are interested in purchasing or want to request a pair for your The Box Service, let me know.  $149

Happy WEEKEND!

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Top Knot Sisters, available through The Box Service, Blazer SAVA (old), Jeans c/o Level 99 available through The Box Service, Shoes Sam Edelman available HERE, Jewelry all Stella and Dot available HERE, HERE HERE and HERE, Bag Louis Vuitton, Sunglasses c/o Corinne McCormack similar HERE

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Country Girl: Fall Style

I would hardly say I am a country girl, I was born in New Jersey, raised right outside of Washington DC and spent most of my twenties in Philadelphia.   I did however have a four year stint at Elon College University….which might be where I picked up my adoration for cowboy boots and the over use of the word ya’ll.  It just rolls of the tongue, what can I say?

This yellow blazer is probably one of my best purchases from Piperlime super sale.  I got it about a year ago…and have found ways to style it winter, spring, summer and now again this fall.  Do you have a piece that works this hard in your wardrobe?  I think it is the classic style but unique color that keep me grabbing it time and time again. Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

* Don’t forget to enter the eShakti giveaway below!  Good luck

*Thanking my new photography partnership for these amazing shots!

 

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Blazer Pim and Larkin (old), Striped Top c/o Boden available here, Scarf Banana Republic (old) similar available through The Box Service, Jeans Level 99, Boots Frye available here

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All photos courtesy of Adalie Scott Photography

Fall Uniform: Boyfriend Chinos

I purchased these black chinos from Old Navy last week and have been living in loving them.  They are SO easy to style with lightweight sweaters or layers.  The perfect casual cool vibe I am most comfortable in…especially on days I am home with the boys..running around town.  Dare I say they might be my new fall uniform?  I think you will be seeing them quite often…packed into the last few weeks that one can stand exposed ankles 🙂  How about you?  What is your fall uniform?  Hope you find some outfit inspiration….

SO FREAKING excited to share my FIRST style post on the new site….coming at you Friday!!!!!!

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.

KOHLS: How To Style My Black Blazer

I like creating outfits that are stylish, comfortable and easy to recreate for all of you reading along.  I would venture to guess that most of you have jeans, white tanks and a blazer, so I thought it would be helpful to add on accessories for both day and night….giving you outfit ideas for the most simple items in your closet.  As you might remember from this post, Kohls gifted me a few great item style up this fall!  This LC Lauren Conrad Boyfriend Blazer will be getting a ton of wear in the coming months.  It is so easy to style and I love the fit!  Totally worth the $49.99 pricetag:)The rest is a mix of new and old accessories….see why I am always telling you accessories are KEY?  They help your basics drive the extra mile….Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Tuesday!

Day:  Tank GAP, Jeans Levis (old), Blazer Lauren Conrad available here, Belt Remi and Reid (old), Necklace c/o Zolie Designs, Bag Marc Jacobs (old), Leopard Flats c/o Sole Society available here

Night:  Belt Nicole Miller (old), Clutch GAP sold out, Necklace Stella and Dot (old), Bangle Lola’s Boutique, Pumps B by Brian Atwood available hereRed lip is Hot Passion by Revlon!

 

 

The Weekender

We had a pretty busy weekend.  I had a ton of errands on Saturday preparing for Prestons christening, which is this coming Sunday and met a client later in the afternoon.  Sunday we went to our dear friends christening of their sweet baby girl, Nicolette.  The reception took place at the Brownstone…yes….the Brownstone from Real Housewives of New Jersey….despite the TV drama that takes place there…it is actually a beautiful facility and the food is delicious.  Anyway….What I wore running around Saturday…Hope you find some outfit inspiration…Bringing you a fun collaboration and giveaway this Wednesday so don’t be stranger:)

Blazer available on super sale here,  Plaid Blouse c/o Tailor4Less available here,  Denim Skinnies Old Navy Rockstars, Black Pashmina Lola’s Boutique available through Box Service, Earrings D.Monaco Boutique available through Box Service,  Bag Givenchy, Flats Steve Madden available here

Fun Fall Color Pairings 2012

Orange and Oxblood

Gérard Darel retro shirt, $240 / J Brand / Christian Louboutin high heels / Christian Louboutin leopard clutch purse / Yellow gold bracelet, $13 / Rebecca Minkoff

 

Mustard and Navy

Navy shirt / Mango embroidered denim jacket / H&M skinny leg jeans, $32 / Lanvin ballet flat / Tote handbag / Kate Spade tahitian pearl earrings / Kate Spade / Burberry red shawl

 

Hot Pink and Cobalt

 

Multi Tasking In Red

As I mentioned, I am back to “box services”and clients.  Since I work for myself, with no office to report to, my attire can be as casual or dressy as my mood.  Lately I have had a hard time, due to my 4 week post preggo body:(  Dressing can be challenging…I am too thin through the middle for my maternity wear (did you see the size of my bump, yikes) and yet not svelte enough for my pre- pregnancy wear.  I took the plunge and bought a new pair of jeans in a size I need not mention on this blog…..Something to get me through the next month or two, until I can shed the extra poundage. I went with “red” because it just seems to go with EVERYTHING.  I throw a pair of red jeans into every client box….they are truly as easy to wear as actual denim shades.  Navy, Chambray, Ivory, White, Pinstripes, Leopard…Seriously what doesn’t go with red jeans these days? Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a great weekend!

Jeans Tractor via Katherines Boutique,Tank Liz Lange Maternity, Collared Shirt Old Navy (old), Denim Vest Old Navy, Wedges TOMS, Necklace swapped onBISTM, Bag Lust 4 Luxe

Fall Basics

If you follow along with my blog, you know I love discovering new designers and shopping boutique brands that are not seen everywhere.  However, my exception is always Old Navy.  Obviously a large retail chain for the masses….for some reason….I always have great luck with seasonal basics.  Connor needed a few new pairs of shoes (since he goes through shoes every few weeks) I like to buy inexpensive pairs….We both left with bags full of goodies. I purchased a few great button ups like this chambray shirt as well as the adorable crochet sweater I have featured below.  My only gripe is the shoulders are a tad big..BUT it was too cute to pass up…and I know I will wear it a ton this fall.  I am still on a mission for the perfect white Tshirt- so please share if you have found a fabulous one. So I ask, where do you shop for your hang around basics?

Crochet Sweater Old Navy, Tank Nicole Miller, Shorts Hazel worn before here  Boots Jeffrey Campbell, Necklace Marilyn Schiff, Fedora Angela and William

Love the style and neutral tone of crochet sweater….plan on wearing it throughout early fall.  Click here to purchase your own!

 Bracelets Marilyn Schiff, Sunshine Daydreams and Lia Sophia

Happy Shopping!
C

Comfortable as a Cloud!

Hi all. Hubby and I are heading out…dropping Connor with my parents and going to shop til we drop for the lil man. Hitting ToysRus, Baby Gap, Janie and Jack and all the usual suspects. Also going to grab an early dinner. I wanted to be comfortable (and chic) so I immediately grabbed my Tempo Paris Ivory Sweatercoat. I heart this sweater and literally feel like I am wrapped up in a cloud when I wear it. The rest of the pieces are a closet dive. Hope you find some inspiration!

Sweater Tempo Paris (available for purchase at the spot, please inquire via comment if interested)
Silk Blouse Tessa (snatched it from my moms consignment pile)
Jeans Seven
Boots Frye
Bag and Scarf Nicole Miller Collection
Necklace Vintage Nina Fox
Earrings Handmade by my sister

School Girl Chic

I went closet diving for this post. The outfit is an even split of old and new. My favorite item is the skirt…I always feel like I should throw my hair in pigtails and skip down the sidewalk when I wear it. Obviously I am not going to do that…but I do love how this skirt makes me feel. It should be all about feeling great in what you wear. I think the trick to wearing a youthful piece of clothing is making sure the other items you are wearing with it are classic. Really liked how this outfit came together and thought I would share.


Old pieces from my closet:
Skirt Nicole Miller, Sweater Nicole Miller, Hat H&M


New pieces I purchased this season:
White Shirt Limited, Boots Jeffrey Campbell, Belt Target