Monday Mingle: TSF Favorite, Wearing All Black

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In looking through the past few months post…I noticed a theme of all black.  Ironically there was a time, I would have never styled an all black look….thinking it was too dark and non-matching.  Now, when I am pressed for time it is the first thing I gravitate towards, knowing it is chic and uncomplicated.  The style tip for today is adding in something interesting in the way of your accessories.  For example, a pop of red with a lip and shoe, a camo cap, bright colored bag, or something as simple as a fabulous gold cuff.  Keeping it simple but still making it your own.

How about you?  Do you rock the all black trend?  If not, maybe I have nudged you a little closer to trying it out!

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Monday Mingle is the stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  I hope that you will share what you have been wearing with #MondayMingle this week.  Style link is below.  We are so happy to have you.  Be sure to pop by and visit all the fabulous women linking up this week.

Don’t forget to enter the killer giveaway below!  Winner chosen will be chosen at the end of the month.  Good Luck:)

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All Black Style: Touchstone Crystal Giveaway!

If you read along you know I am a huge fan of simple easy style.  There is just so much noise in life, getting dressed and looking good shouldn’t be overly complicated…and I promise it doesn’t need to be.  Take my outfit post below…doesn’t get more simple than a great black dress, black tights and black boots.  I made it my own by adding an amazing necklace from Touchstone Crystal and a fun leopard cape that I purchased a few years ago (last sporting it here).  I recently met Betsey via email…one of you were searching for a necklace I sport quite often like here, here, here and stumbled upon her site.  A collaboration was just the natural thing to do, no?  Betsey was so kind to gift one of her favorite necklaces to me…and giveaway one for YOU!  It is so damn gorgeous…the pictures can’t even capture its shine.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration…giveaway is below…GOOD LUCK and have a great weekend:)

* I do not think the website photos do this jewelry justice…because they use Swarovski crystals the shine is truly unreal…and the quality is fantastic!  I am planning to pick up this bracelet to stack with my Cartier.  I am certain Betsey would send you higher res images etc if you requested, so don’t hesitate to email her Bestseyathome@gmail.com
 
*Linked up with Mama Fashion Files and Baby Shopaholic for Mamanista Fridays and The Life of the Party for Fashion Informant!
 
 
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADress c/o Karen Kane available here, Cape Velvet (old), Boots Stuart Weitzman, Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal available here
 
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The Giveaway: Readers Choice of Either Color!!!

 

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All Black: Paparazzi Style

It wasn’t until I got these photos home to edit….that I realized how Paparazzi like they were….ha!  Maybe it is the shades?  Baseball hat?  Well in any event…no one famous here folks…just a mommy on duty.  I wore this all black look on Sunday while running errands and checking out some local open houses with my mom.  To keep it a little interesting I added in pops of my favorite prints, leopard and camo! Casual, simple and chic…my favorite kind of style.  Have you ever tried all black?

You may have noticed the hat….Ella’s Grove is a new Bryn Mawr boutique that I will definitely be featuring on the blog at some point.  The owner, Fran worked side by side with me at Nicole Miller and is a sheer delight.  She also has impeccable taste, so I have zero doubt the store is amazing.  Stay tuned for that!

Hope you find some casual outfit inspiration and Happy Wednesday. I am having a crazy week…NYC was a success…another The Box Service client and then I will spend today styling my pre-packaged gifts for the Holidays.  Hoping to have them up on the FB pages tonight!  Happy Shopping!

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Tunic Charlie Paige, Jeans c/o Level 99, Booties c/o Sole Society, Hat c/o Ella’s Grove, bag Marc Jacobs

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I have been embracing lots of fun colors lately…purple, red, mint. I have been loving the burst of color, but sometimes you want to turn to old faithful…all black. My tip for a rich all black look is layering with different fabrications and textures. Below I started with a silk jersey, layered with leather and added a black suede shoe to polish it off.  I felt super chic, hope you agree and find some outfit inspiration:)

Black Maxi c/o Von Vonni available here, Leather Vest Rachel Zoe no longer available, Bag Givenchy available here, Bracelets c/o Lydell available here and Podium Boutique, Shoes (old) Calvin Klein.