Monday Mingle: Ponchos for Fall

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I took my coveted leather leggings out for a spin this weekend.  The temps were nice and cool…totally leather weather.  I decided pairing them with my favorite new poncho compliments of Krimson Klover was the way to go!  Do you remember this lovely sweater from last year?  Well, there designs are just as beautiful for 2014!   The sweater featured below  is beautiful, soft and stylish- perfection really.  Ponchos are everywhere this season.  I have been a fan forever…and surprised myself by only owning one other.  I think I might have a snatch up a few from my “Shop” page, which is ready to launch any day now!

Monday Mingle is the stylish collab between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  I am hosting today…but be sure to pop by and visit my girlies:)  Off to pull a few “The Box Service” today…infact…Kristin of BonBon is one of my clients this week:) Yay!

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Sweater c/o Krimson Klover available HERE, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Leather leggings VINCE(last season) similar available HERE, Bag (old) Marc jacobs similar available HERE, Shoes Christian Louboutin similar available HERE

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Red. Black. Tan.

Do you remember when I gave away this killer Camo Scarf compliments of Luxe Auctions?  Well, Luxe Auctions has now become online accessories boutique SusieRaine and you are going to swoon!  Susie has an incredible eye for beautiful baubles at affordable prices.  As a fellow Jersey gal…we were just itching to partner up again.  She let me choose an awesome scarf to sell exclusively to TSF readers.  I chose this amazing americana lightweight scarf featured below.  This will be a major repeat offender in the coming months, so if you are hesitating…DON’T…it is ONLY $19 and you can just copy all of my outfit ideas.  Ha!

Loving it all “glam” with leather leggings and killer loubs….but I can totally see it with distressed boyfriend jeans, sandals and a black tee.  Fail safe…”I look cool but like I didn’t try at all” outfit.  What do you all think?  Digging the look?  How would you style the scarf?  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and HAPPY SHOPPING!

Scarf Exclusive for TSF and available for purchase HERE!

Lightweight material, oversize, black/tan/red and $19!!!

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Blouse Daniel Rain (still available in size M, L through Box Service) Blazer c/o Kohls available here, Leather Leggings Vince available here, Scarf c/o available here, Shoes Christian Louboutin (older style), Bracelets c/o SusieRaine available here and here

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Easy Glamour

We just experienced a freaking blizzard here at the shore (ok, I am exaggerating slightly)…but we got over ten inches and it is close to zero outside…so I am calling it a blizzard.  Thankfully I took these photos on Monday…I had an afternoon appointment with a boutique and then went to meet a friend for dinner.   My style has been all over the map lately preppy, simple, bohemian…one common denominator is easy.  You won’t see complicated layers, ridiculous amounts of accessories or hard to wear pieces…life is so complicated most days…getting dressed shouldn’t be.

Definitely a go-to look for me….White tee, blazer and skinnies…of course when the skinnies are leather and the blazer is sequined, you are definitely achieving a dressier vibe…but easy to create none the less.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration.  As always, links to purchase similar items below the first photo.  Happy Wednesday:)

* PS…I finally had to replace my Nicole Miller leather skinnies with the Vince moto ones below…LOVE the fit!  A little higher on the waist, no plumbers cr*ck, and they zipper and button like a jean. They were 1/2 off..still really pricey but I know they will get a TON of wear.  Link to them below the first photo.

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Leather Motos Vince available here, White Tee Language (old), Sequin Blazer MM Couture similar available here, Shoes Christian Louboutin available here, Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal (old)

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Favorite Trends: Featuring Zolie Designs

If you follow along with my Instagram, you saw that I hosted a fashion seminar at Jon Lori Salon on Monday.  I shared top trends for fall 2013 and also talked about sprucing up your wardrobe with accessories, since most days the salon staff has to wear all black.  In the hair industry, much like in fashion, you are your business card.  If you look good and project confidence, people will want to work with you. Simple as that.

I decided to sport some fav trends myself including leather leggings, leopard booties and my distressed denim vest.  Thank you to the RD Style team for this amazing lime green sweater (and some other goodies I will be sharing soon).  I received numerous compliments on the dynamic color…and it is perfect for this time of year with leather or dark denim.

The the standout for me was NO DOUBT this amazing STATEMENT necklace made by the lovely Larissa of Zolie Designs.  I seriously could not love her necklaces more…some blog love….here, here, here, here and here….told ya I adored!   Anyway…we decided to partner up this fall and create a ONE OF A KIND necklace just for TSF readers.  Lucky YOU!  Details on how to purchase below.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Shopping!

 Sweater c/o RD Style, Vest Others Follow (sold out), Leather Leggings Tractor available via The Box Service, Leopard Booties c/o Sole Society, Bag Givenchy (last season)


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ORDER YOUR OWN NECKLACE!
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$5.00 Shipping
Email Larissa at LarissaReick@gmail.com
Happy Shopping!

East West Mama’s: A Collaboration of Style and GIVEAWAY!

The trendy online store Flat84 so kindly sent Tanya and I the same dress to feature for this months East West Mama’s collaboration.  I was elated when I opened the package to discover the ever so popular black and white trend (which I obviously love from a recent post here).  I was slightly deflated when I realized the size medium was positively innapropriate…my umentionables were completely exposed.  I thought for a bit….maybe I could exchange it for something else….then realized..it would be super cute as a tunic. This is a good tip for many of us thirtysomethings and beyond.  If you are loving a particular dress or have something in your closet that feels too short, remember you can always rock it with a great pair of leggings and in this case faux leather ones.  It instantly makes the dress appropriate and super chic.  Being as Tanya is more petite than I, the dress was the perfect length on her…hope you enjoy the way she styled it up on her blog here.  She is looking amazing, right? No fair.

It appears like Flat84 is transitioning from their winter to spring merchandise and spring items are sparse..but  there are some serious deals to be had.  For example, if you love the faux leather legging look…they have a cute pair on sale here.  Or this super cute camo jacket which you can wear well into spring with t-shirts and boyfriend skinnies.

Since we always seem to be in the giving spirit both Tanya and I are gifting the dress to one of YOU!

ENTER TO WIN THE SMALL over at November Grey GIVEAWAY CLOSED

ENTER TO WIN THE MEDIUM below:  GIVEAWAY CLOSED

1. Must be a follower of TSF and November Grey by either Google, Bloglovin or Facebook- Just let me know in comment- You don’t need to follow all ways, just ONE.

2.  Simply leave a comment below with your contact email.

Winner will be chosen at random one week from today  3/29/13 via random.org

Dress c/o Flat 84, Blazer Pim and Larkin, Faux Leather Leggings Chicnova, Belt Target, Necklace Zolie Designs available here, Heels Calvin Klein, Sunglasses Dolce and Gabanna

Custom Plaid

When the company Tailor4Less reached out to see if I wanted to partner with them, I was totally game.  They have a great selection of custom suits for both men and women but what really grabbed my attention were their womens shirts. I have had a crush on the plaid button down trend for some time, so this was the perfect opportunity to try it out.  What was really cool about this brand is the customization.  Once you decide on the style and print for your shirt (mine is the boyfriend in Rainswood) the site takes you through entering your specific measurements.  For me, this was a fantastic feature.  Ever since having my lil ones, I like shirts to hit on the longer side…I was able to add a few inches to my torso length to ensure that it would hit where I wanted it to.  As you know, I never feature anything I don’t love here on the site…and I was super happy with my blouse.  Infact, with a very reasonable $49 price tag, I am planning to order a few in lighter prints for the Spring.  Distressed jeans and a fabulous button down anyone?  For now, I will stick with my leather skinnies….Hope you find some outfit inspiration, Happy Shopping and hope you and yours have a fantastic New Years!!

Plaid Button Down c/o available here,  Leather Leggings Nicole Miller (old), Fur Vest Love Token (no longer available), Earrings D. Monaco Boutique, Watch Rolex, Bracelet Cartier, Shoes Christian Louboutin

Linked up with lovely Ladies of Monday Mingle over at Bon Bon Rose Girls

Leather Leggings!

Whether yours are real or faux, leather leggings are everywhere for fall.  At first glance they SEEM impractical and reserved only for a hot night out in Atlantic City…they are far more versatile than you think. I have been adding a pair to all of my client boxes and think they can be daytime chic when paired in a smart way with flat shoes, cozy shirts/sweaters and big cross body bags. I would throw a longer tunic tank with both of these looks.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration!

How to Wear Leather Leggings

Long sweater
chicnova.com

Banana Republic leopard flat
bananarepublic.gap.com

Leather handbag
topshop.com

Leather handbag
$125 – oliverbonas.com

 Michael kors watch
asos.com

Gorjana
piperlime.gap.com

Fantasy Jewelry Box stud earrings
fantasyjewelrybox.com

Faliero Sarti silk scarve
$205 – jades24.com