We all have one. We all love the fit. It is our fail safe when we simply “have nothing else to wear”.
Are we excited to wear it? Probably not.
Four Tips: Getting Excited for Your Little Black Dress!
1. Style your dress with killer shoes. The pair featured below (super sale by Rachel Zoe) are available locally through me, very limited sizes. If a heeled gladiator is way too trend driven for you…try leopard like HERE or even red like HERE.
2. Pile on the accessories. Typically, I keep my accessories to a minimum. Big earrings=simple necklace. Big necklace=stud earrings….But….with a simple black dress….I say pile it on, baby! Get the look via Stella and Dot HERE.
4. Grab a fantastic clutch. Fringe is kind of everything for me this fall…but whatever strikes your fancy go out and grab it! You can find fun, unique clutches everywhere these days. One featured below is HERE.
The temperature dropped something fierce here in New Jersey and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. Booties, skinnies, scarves…yes yes yes!!! Putting together the last “The Box Service” of the week this morning and then I can relax…and by relax, I mean get Connor geared for his first soccer practice and plan something simple yet fabulous for my husbands birthday on Saturday. Lets just say, the rest of the week, I will be focused on my men:)
Make it a great week…Back on Friday with The. Most. Amazing. Shoes. To. Ever. Exist.
Hope everyone is enjoying the final day of summer…the weather is horrible here…humid and rainy…..probably a day of movies on the couch for us…and sometimes that is just what the doctor ordered. We had a jampacked weekend of beach, pool, Prestons 2nd birthday and than a night out on the town….I am exhausted. With a crazy work week ahead and Connor starting school Wednesday, a day of nothing is quite welcomed. On to the fashion….I LOVE leopard with white..it is so perfect for this transitional time of year. How about you? Would you pair leopard and white?
Monday Mingle time again:) The stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends. Link is over with Nicole today- be sure to pop by and join in the fun. Make it a great week!
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!!!!
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!
This is the third post in the past two weeks that I have wanted to title, Simple Style. I call it like I see it, and lately my style has been just that, simple. Truthfully I never wear anything overly complicated. I like easy, fuss free clothing and accessories. How about you? After a little further thought, I titled this Denim and Details because the jacket is the stand out. I adore it and am certain there has never been a softer denim…compliments of….you guessed it…Level 99! Keeping it interesting with the details like my Stella & Dot necklace and Fibi&Clo sandals. Hope you find some outfit inspiration- I would imagine this look is REALLY easy to recreate!
#MondayMingle time with my lovely friends Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole from Momtrends. Be sure to pop by and see what style they are serving up this week. Linkup is below…as well as NEW giveaway! Thank you for stopping by and joining in the fashion fun:)
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!
For me, summer hasn’t really arrived until I am wearing a maxi dress and wedges. It is just the epitome of summertime style, no? I love the classic stripes and easy fit of this one featured below. Adding in the braided belt, wedges and fedora really give it some personal style…which is key for me…finding ways to make the simple look my own. Are maxis a favorite for you as well? How would you style the one featured below?
#MondayMingle time again….the stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of MomTrends. I hope you will join in the linkup below….we love seeing what everyone is wearing. Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!
I attended a charity event Monday evening at Deal Country Club to benefit Jersey Shore Medical Center Cardiovascular Services. My husband played a round of golf and then I met up with him to enjoy a nice dinner. I always enjoy myself at these types of events….community driven people, one on one time with my husband and all for a great cause. Perfect! Some of the men were still in their golfing attire and others changed into sportscoats, so I wanted to be appropriate, professional and yet embrace my personal style. I often pick up new clients and/or connections at these types of events…. I have to be looking stylish….of course:)
These Fibi&Clo Sandals were perfect….dressy enough to pair with my favorite black dress and tuxedo blazer, but also fun and flirty enough for the more relaxed vibe. I was gifted these sandals by the lovely Rexine a few ago and could not WAIT to wear them. I have already done so…with distressed skinny jeans and a black tank…and then as you have seen below. I will be sure to feature them regularly on instagram with outfit ideas, as I know they are going to be a summertime staple!
Have an AWESOME week and check out my ONLINE TRUNK SHOW with Fibi&Clo below. HAPPY SHOPPING!!!
Everything about this dress has me wanting to go barefoot and turn up the Bob Marley…instead…I celebrated a dear friends baby boy at her shower. I decided to dress appropriately and wear shoes, ha! I did skip the bra though….SEE, I told you I am a hippie at heart:) I realize not everyone can do that…and truthfully this style would be really difficult for a busty body type. If you love the vibe, but can’t wear this particular cut, pop by the eShakti site…they have a Boho Chic collection and each item is more adorable than the next…I want it ALL! Secretly hoping this style post helps awaken your bohemian side…Happy Shopping!
It’s #MondayMingle time, the fun fashion link up hosted by myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole from Momtrends. Join in the fun, link up and then visit with all our stylish friends. I have made some of the best blogging relationships through Monday Mingle…and hope you do too! Happy Monday:)
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!
I wore this all white look out for Girls Night on Saturday:) A few friends and I had dinner at our favorite sushi joint and then hit a riverside bar afterwards. I haven’t danced that much in a long time…and it felt GOOD! I have mentioned before that I reserve most of my “white” attire (aside from casual tees) for adult time. When I am with the kids…white just does NOT make sense…but a night out with the girls is the perfect time to rock this trend! So stylish! How about you? Would you wear all white?
It is #MondayMingle time and I am happy to be hosting this week! Please be sure to pop by and see what Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends are wearing on this glorious Monday. I hope you will link up your stylish posts below:) Make it a great week.
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:)
Let me start off by saying, I bought two pairs of these distressed white jeans featured above. I knew I would wear them a ton and I know how tricky (easily stained) white can be. I reserve one pair for adult time and one pair for family activity. So, before you judge for featuring them back to back (and wearing them nonstop) I wanted to share that minor detail:)
I know many clients and readers resist white denim…actually white anything. Truth be told, it IS hard to keep whites white…and with small children, it is even harder. I say use your smarts ladies….if you are heading to a backyard BBQ with freshly cut grass and ketchup as the main side, I would skip the white. However, if you are heading out for a drink or to dinner with a friend, they are the perfect summertime look!
I also want to make mention of the fabulous wedges sent to me from YellowBox Shoes. The brand is a new discovery for me….and you know when I love it, I share it! These striped wedges are adorable and affordable. A winning combination. For some reason I like spending less on my summer shoe wardrobe and can definitely see myself investing in a few cute pairs from their site. Infact, I just picked these up yesterday while out an about shopping for clients. Turns out, one of the boutiques I work with carries YellowBox shoes…even further confirmation they are a great brand! Happy Shopping:)
When I originally received the pitch from AmiClubWear and popped by their site, I was going to gratefully decline. Firstly, as a thirty-something mom of two, I am not a regular on the club scene. Secondly, my style, although sometimes edgy, does not consist of short skirts, bare midriffs or tight dresses. The pitch was smart though…she took some time to go to my site (which often does not happen with press pitches) and knew I was a mom and more on the conservative side of things. She then linked to countless swimsuits. Smart. They were swimsuits I would wear…many of them one piece and kid friendly.
I personally only wear inexpensive bathing suits. I am sure there are many who would argue the latter, but I have invested in brands like Vix before..and unfortunately they didn’t hold up any better than my less expensive suits. So why spend the extra money? My usual suspects are Target, Old Navy and Victoria Secret. What I like about turning to a site like AmiClubWear is that they are wallet friendly but more unusual. Same school of thought as boutique shopping….you won’t see yourself coming and going. Some of my favorites are HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!
For those popping in, please be kind…I am a busy mom of two who hits the gym once or twice a week….I am COMPLETELY aware that Victoria Secret will NOT be calling. I could have easily just shown the model below in the suit, but that wouldn’t have been very real…and you know I am all about keeping it real here on TSF. Aside from daring to bare…..
It is also #MondayMingle time! Monday Mingle is the stylish collaboration between BonBon Rose Girls, Momtrends and myself….Nicole is hosting the linkup this week, so please pop by check out what they are wearing and share your style. Hope everyone has a great week and remember to ENTER THE SWIMSUIT GIVEAWAY BELOW!!!