Monday Mingle: Styling White Jeans

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It’s #MondayMingle time…the stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  I am happy to be hosting this week to show off my favorite new denim for Spring…WHITE SKINNIES!  I was due for a new pair…my priors had to be tossed…too many stains to salvage.  I have been waiting for these Level 99’s to arrive for weeks at a local boutique and although I had grown quite impatient…..they were most definitely worth the wait!  I love the distressed knees and skinny fit.  Honestly, I haven’t met a pair of Level 99’s I don’t love.  They are my bestselling denim line from The Box Service, as well as my Roll in The Rack appointments.

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  I can’t wait to see what stylish posts you are linking up and promise to pop by and say “hi” to all of you at some point this week:)  Be sure to swing by and visit Kristin and Nicole🙂  Make it a great week!

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Sweater Dex (older) Vest Others Follow similar here, Jeans Level 99 (available through ME), Shoes Sam Edelman similar available here, Necklaces both Stella and Dot available here and here
Plus Size Options: Here, here and here

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Level 99 Distressed White Jeans: Available for purchase through me. Email carly@thirtysomethingfashion.com Currently have sizes 25 through 31. $118 plus shipping

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Brand Highlight: Joules (USA)

The well known British brand Joules is a favorite for families living life to the absolute fullest…in style!  They recently opened up their online shop to the United States…so what better time to get acquainted:)  When I popped over to the site, I was immediately smitten with the vibrant colors, whimsical prints and attention to small details in design.  It all just seemed so effortless, which is TOTALLY my style.  I also love that you can find something for everyone on their site…making it the perfect lifestyle brand.  In true TSF fashion, whenever I discover something I love…I am always sure to share my favorites with you:)  Here are the things at the tippity top of my list.  Happy Shopping!

* also have a great outlet section…not to be missed:)

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So much rain these days..why not brave the puddles in style?  These brown floral wellies are available here $72.  Shop more lovely rain boots.

 

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Classic and easy to wear, this striped tee in Melon will be a regular wear for me…I got it for MYSELF and can’t wait to style it!   Available here $42

 

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For my Preston, these overalls are seriously adorable, no? Throw on with bright colored tees for Spring and you are ready to go! Available here $55

 

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Rain on the brain. Connor desperately needs a new raincoat for Spring. This child has had one serious growth spurt. Love this option in both colors. Available here for $89

 

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For my godbaby Sky, this would be darling! I love the whimsical summer print. Available here $49

 

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Love the built in necklace. I would pair this with white skinny jeans OR if I was feeling brave..wear it on its own with wedges! So freaking cute! Available here $120

 This is a sponsored post.   I only partner with brands I truly love and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

#Monday Mingle: All Dressed Up

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This past Saturday my husband and I attended The Beauty Ball hosted by an amazing organization The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care  at Trump in Colts Neck, New Jersey.  Dear friends of ours are members and they invited us to join in the evening- raising money and awareness for the families suffering from Cancer.  This hits close to home as my father is a cancer survivor and although he is in remission and the best “pop” around…it was definitely something that shook our family to the core.

I purchased this dress a while back…actually I purchased it for a client at the request of her husband and wrapped it up with some other items for her birthday gift.  I fell in love with the mixture of classy/sexy that the dress exudes and snatched one up for myself.  Here it is in all its glory for #MondayMingle, the style collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  The linkup is being hosted by Kristin today so pop by and JOIN IN.   Also, don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway ..it ends this week!

I am in Philadelphia all day today…training and some inspirational talk from the creator of Stella & Dot.  Follow along on Instagram for fun pics and pretty baubles!  Happy Monday!

Crappy Photo Disclaimer:  Sorry for the not so great photos below…I really try to enjoy the events I attend and be in the moment.  There was no time for a pre-party photo session and all pics were taken on my phone.

 

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Dress Cynthia Steffe similar available here Shoes Christian Louboutin, Necklace and Bracelet Stella and Dot available here and here. Clutch c/o SusieRaine available here
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Unstructured Clothing

I had a private hospital tour yesterday of the 82 million dollar emergency department added to Ocean Medical Center.  It was unbelievable…looked more like a five star hotel than a hospital…I shared the waiting room area here on Instagram. I had the tour, clients to shop for and then an informal meeting at the end of the day, so I opted for cool comfort. Of course, that included my camo skinnies which haven’t had as much love lately.  I picked up this navy jacket by the brand Miss Me a few days back…I love the soft luxurious feel and the unstructured design.  No one…I repeat NO ONE loves unstructured clothing more than I.  It just reads so chic and cool to me.  I realize it isn’t for everyone…what are your thoughts?  Do you prefer structure or a looser fit?  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great Wednesday:)

 

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White Top c/o Topshop, Jacket Miss Me (available through The Box Service), Necklace Stella & Dot (old), Jeans SOLD Design Lab (old) available here in grey, Shoes c/o Sole Society

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Easy Style: Black, White and a Pop of Color!

I adore the simple pairing of black and white….classic, chic and never out of style.  I especially love it paired with a pop of color.  For me, that pop of color is often orange.  If I were to have a signature color, orange is what it would be.  I have some amazing investment pieces in the color, one being the Marc Jacobs bag featured below.  I am also fairly certain no other accessory has gotten as much wear as this Zolie Designs statement necklace.

Style tip:  Spice up your classic black and white pieces with your favorite bright colored accessories.  It is a subtle way to welcome Spring without looking like you are trying too hard.

Hope you find some outfit inspiration!  We finally have some warmer temperatures here in Jersey…and even though they come with rain, I am NOT complaining.  Happy weekend to all:)

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Blouse c/o Karen Kane similar available here, Leather Jeans Vince, Necklace c/o Zolie Designs, Bag Marc Jacobs (old style), Shoes Jimmy Choo similar available here
Plus Size Options: Blouse available here, leggings available here

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Invest in Silver this Spring!

You may remember my forecast for silver pumps being a great investment here…..well my opinion on this hasn’t changed.  Silver is seriously on the scene for Spring….which means I have some shopping to do!  I am primarily a gold girl.  It seems to work well with my skin tone and I just love the rich luxury associated with the color…but even I cannot deny the influx of metallic silver that is everywhere.  I plan to invest in a few cool pieces in the coming weeks.  It will be a nice change of pace from all the gold I own.  I am still working on the perfect silver shoe, most likely will pick up a few baubles and maybe even article of clothing.  Why not?  You only live once.  Here are some of my favorite metallic silver items from around the web….Happy Shopping!

 

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NastyGal Silver Metallic sweater available HERE for  $98

 

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Metallic Silver Scarf from Cache available HERE for $48

Striped on Piper Street

A while back, a blog I frequent announced they were opening up an online shop….I had honestly forgotten to check back once it launched…life has just been THAT busy.  Fortunately for me (and you) I popped by a few weeks ago to discover this adorable e-boutique Piper Street.  The clothing is fun, affordable and has a little bohemian vibe (love that).  I knew I would pick something up and wanted it to be a piece I could wear now and later into Spring/Summer…..I landed on this Phoebe Skirt, now with layers and boots…later with sandals and a tank:)  Black and white is just so universal, seasonless and easy to style, no?  I also love the fit, no tight elastic waistband…just sits nice and easy on the tummy.  There are a few other favs from the site here, here and here.  Hope you are fashionably inspired:)

Piper Street was so kind to gift a $25 giftcard to one lucky reader.  You could snatch up my $22 skirt or find something you love! Happy Shopping and don’t forget to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BELOWGOOD LUCK!

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Shirt Dex, Denim Vest Others Follow, Striped Skirt Piper Street available here, Necklace Zolie Designs, Boots Stuart Weitzman similar available here

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Styling Denim on Denim

Hi all…sorry for the delay today…I had a client closet this morning and didn’t have a chance to shoot pictures until this afternoon.  This is what I wore today…closet makeover, haircut for Connor and heading to happy hour for a bit!  Keeping it short and sweet today…loving the “shades of blue” …navy blue paired with denim on denim…all seemed to work famously with my american scarf from this photoshoot.  Also loving my new Dee Keller ballet flats…so sweet, right?  Hope you find some casual weekend inspiration and HAPPY FRIDAY:)

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Denim Shirt (old) Old Navy, Blue Tee (old) GAP, Jeans Level 99 available through special order, Belt Nicole Miller (old) Scarf etsy shop (old) BUT I am getting similar in for Spring boxes. Shoes Dee Keller via LastCall but sold out:(

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Tips for Styling Black on Black

If you follow along with me on Pinterest, you will see a plethora of all black inspiration photos and I have featured the look on the blog before here.  I really adore the slimming effect and with many black garments to choose from, it always makes getting dressed pretty easy.  The trick is making sure to pair up completely different fabrications and textures. For example, my distressed black jeans are denim…and in order to make them NOT appear dingy, I paired them with a cableknit sweater.  The fabrications are totally different…instead of looking non-matched or too worn…it just added some much needed dimension to the look.  To polish it off, I popped a favorite plaid shirt underneath and a red infiniti scarf.  Perfect daytime look for this busy working mama!  In other news…I picked up all of the spring camos yesterday and will be shipping out to those of you who ordered by the end of the week.  Oh, and if you are waiting on the jeans featured below…they should be coming in ANY day now!  I hope everyone is having an awesome week and Happy Wednesday:)

Have linked up with the lovely Fashion Informant…join in the fun here….and…the lovely Baby Shopaholic here!

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Jeans c/o Level 99 available special order, Plaid Blouse c/o Tailor4Less (old), Sweater Rachel Zoe Collection available here, Necklace c/o Zolie Designs available special order, Shoes Steve Madden (old), Scarf c/o Topshop (old)

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Classic Outfits: Standing the Test of Time

As many of you know, I completely overhauled my site about three months ago.  I am elated with how it turned out and am finally starting to get the hang of WordPress.  One of the major annoyances however, was that I had to recategorize all four years worth of posts. See those nifty categories on the right sidebar….like Fall Fashion or Maternity Style…. that make it easy for guests to navigate around the site….well they were a pain in my a**.  I have literally been working on it for three months…categorizing a few posts a night before I went to bed.

There was a silver lining.  I was able to rediscover my blog, appreciate all of my hard work these past few years and it has taken me on a personal journey of style…and I have to say…I still love 95 percent of the outfits I have featured on TSF.  I was so inspired, I decided to choose a few of my favorites (and yours) and restyle them with items that are currently retailing in stores.  Fair warning…you will see a few with my big old belly…turns out some of my maternity looks were just begging to be recreated…minus the bump! Hope you all love this post as much as I do….busy week ahead planning for an event and a closet makeover on Friday:)  Back Wednesday with a style post! Make it a great week!

7c50c31b578f3820eafc2d31b3db3cd8This outfit is old…like before I was even pregnant with Preston….but I love it as much now as I did then. I still have the killer Nicole Miller blouse however the pants, shoes and earrings have all been consigned or donated.  Here is how I plan to recreate this look for Spring 2014.

SIlky Cargos for Spring

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This maternity look was quite controversial on Pinterest…look at the comments here.  Crazy, right?  In no way shape or form is this outfit scandalous…expecting or not!  I decided it is one of my favorite looks and want to recreate it this Spring.  A few updates to my look below!

Recreating for Spring 2014

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Styling a Pink Blazer

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This was a favorite from Pinterest as well….maybe my most popular ever?  I wore this last winter…for a holiday party.  I love the look and think it could easily take you into the warmer months with some color and accessory adjustments.

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Simple Style: Spring Camo

I have always adored camo and owned multiple pieces before the “craze” this past fall….therefore, it is definitely something I will be continuing to wear well into the warmer months.  This spring inspired camo arrived last week in stores and the boutique owner pulled my size and texted me immediately.  I raced to the store to check them out…obviously:)  These SOLD camos are done SO right…tans and ivories…yes please!  I love trends, layers and accessories….but when you really break it down, my style is relatively simple and clean.  I adore this simple easy outfit.  Could potentially be a new uniform..printed jean, silky blouse, simple necklace and nude pump.  Love it!  What do you all think?  Will you be wearing camo this spring?  I hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Friday:)

* Camos are available for purchase $154.00 (size 27 is sold out).  Message me with interest…I doubt these will still be in stock for spring boxes. 

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Camos c/o SOLD Design Lab, Blouse c/o Karen Kane, Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal, Bag Louis Vuitton available here, Pumps Christian Louboutin similiar available here, Sunglasses D&G (old), Coat Cole Haan (outlet store)

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Bohemian Style

I wore this dress over the weekend.  Both the dress and fedora were two of the gifts I received for Xmas from my favorite Philadelphia boutique Third Street Habit.  The print on the dress mixes blue, black and a slew of other beautiful colors.  I kept the styling simple keeping the hat, scarf, boots and jacket ALL black.  I love it this way…but also can’t wait to style it for Spring with those sand colored Sole Society boots that just won’t quit!  Anyway…. I am off to the NYC trade shows today…you can follow along on Instagram if you wish…I will be sure to share fashion tidbits throughout the day.  I am really excited…as I have some really cool stuff cooking.. I can’t quite share until I have a few more details set in stone…but I should be able to SOON!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week:)

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Dress Sanctuary available here ON SALE, Jacket Steve Madden (old), Fedora Christys available here, Tights c/o Kushyfoot, Boots Stuart Weitzman (old), Necklace Nashelle available here

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SALE Must Haves That Will Take You Into Spring!

The end of the season sales can be amazing…total scores, right?  Although, if you can only wear the item for a few more weeks it might not be worth it.  Below, I have compiled a short list of sale scores that I know you can style well into the warmer months.  Hope you enjoy and Happy Shopping!  * I am going to create “style now and later” boards on my Outfit Ideas Pinterest board featuring the below items later today or tomorrow..so stay tuned!

 

A Cool Blazer:

Remember that killer yellow blazer I scored on super sale around this time last year?  I wore it SO often….the 30 dollar price tag is down to pennies per wear.  Blazers have become more than work wear and the most casual of circumstance welcomes them…boyfriend jean + tee + blazer = my polished mommy uniform.  It is so nice when an item can perform double duty like that. I would focus on a fun print or bright color so you can start to infuse some much needed color into your wardrobe now…and it will still work come late Spring.   Blazer featured below available here, or if that doesn’t strike your fancy how about this one , this one or this one!

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Silver Pointy Toed Pumps:

I am on the prowl for a designer silver metallic pointy toed pump.  I saw them on a few celebs here and there over the winter (Kate Moss in particular) and have decided they will definitely carry into spring and even summer.  Picturing now with all black and then white skinnies accented with metallic silver heels and jewelry.  Sounds fab, no?  The ones featured below are pricey available here but for more budget friendly options…I like these and these.  Only a few left but love this one too!

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Leather Leggings:

If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon by now…there is no time like the present.  I would stick to faux in a true legging style…they are lighter weight and you can wear them all seasons.  If you read the blog or follow on Instagram you know how often I wear mine.  I plan to snatch up a new pair ( I have worn mine OUT) to style into Spring. Featured below are these and if those don’t work how about these, these or these.  If you just can’t seem to wrap your head around the full on leather legging..what about these?

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There is not a doubt in my mind that distressed denim will not be on the scene come Spring and Summer.  I have two pairs..one if a boyfriend and one is a skinny straight leg and they are hands down my favorite jeans to wear.  Nothing screams “cool factor” like a worn in knee and pocket!  I know there are some DIY gals that can make their own..but for the rest of us who have zero time (or desire) pick up a pair on super sale here, here or here!  The ones featured below are available here.

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New Years Eve Style: Repeat Offender

Years ago….before Facebook, Instagram and this blog I would have never thought twice about re-wearing something I loved two weeks later…especially since it was a totally different crowd. I hemmed and hawed for days over what to wear for New Years Eve….

We had relatively low key plans…my parents took the kiddies for the night…so we knew we wanted to do something, but we didn’t want to travel or spend a fortune.  We stuck close to home and had a beautiful dinner (just the two of us) at Prime 13 and then met my sisters and friends at 709 for cocktails…cocktails…and a few more cocktails.  I knew the pantsuit would be the perfect mix of cool, comfortable and chic but I was fresh off wearing it in NYC.  I tortured myself for a few days and then decided, who cares, and focused on styling it differently with some fun black and gold accessories.

I have been DYING to try the bohemian headband look for some time now…but it never happened…so when I stumbled across this black and gold floral one I decided to give it a try.  I received countless compliments and felt like it really went with the vibe of the pantsuit…Studio 54 anyone?  Hopefully this post inspires you to re-wear a few of your favorite pieces this month!  Just focus on different shoes, bag and accessories and no one will know:)

I truly hope each and every one of you had a beautiful New Year spent with loved ones…I, for one, am beyond excited to see what 2014 has in store!  Watching my babies continue to grow into little men…continuing to better our eating habits and food choices..super focused on growing my business…and doing it all IN STYLE!  2014 is going to be an AMAZING year:)

Linking up with two pretty mommies, Mama Fashion Files and Baby Shopaholic!

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Left: Greylin Pantsuit, Lariat Necklace available Lola’s Boutique, Nude Pumps Christian Louboutin
Right: Greylin Pantsuit, Fur Sweater Nicole Miller, Floral Headband available via Lola’s Boutique, Shoes Sam Edelman

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Cozying up in Coin 1804

I love Coin 1804 for casual cozy pieces and have featured them often on the blog like here, here and here!  Who says maxi’s are only for the summertime?  I love everything about this comfortable yet chic maxi skirt available here….it pairs perfectly with a pair of moto inspired booties and layers upon layers.  Speaking of layers..how amazing is this cardigan? I kept the accessories and jewelry to a minimum, which I always do when I am with the kids and have multiple errands to run.  How about you?  Do you skimp on jewelry and accessories when you are dressed casually?  I wore this shopping for clients and running around with the boys last week….got a few compliments in the grocery store and UPS which is always the measure of a successful outfit…in suburbia at least:)

Thank you to my clients and friends who came to support my style event last night.  It was SUCH fun shopping with all of you.  The lovely makeup artists from Neimans intro’d me to a killer RED lipstick from Bobbi Brown (which will be reviewed on the blog) and I also scooped up the most amazing Ash moto booties…I die over them and can’t wait to share in an upcoming style post.  I am off to a wedding this weekend in Atlanta…follow along on Instagram for beautiful black tie fashions and snippets of my getaway!  Happy Weekend!

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Tee GAP, Cardigan c/o Coin 1804 available here, Denim Vest c/o Others Follow, Maxi Skirt c/o Coin 1804 available here, Black Booties Piperlime available (but almost sold out) here 

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