East West Mamas: Black Dress Chic with Karen Kane

We are back this month…and Tanya brought forward a totally new to me sponsor- Karen Kane!  We both decided classic was the way to go and chose this beautiful black dress…easy to wear and style…but completely up to date with faux leather shoulder details.  I was smitten the moment I slid it on…the fit and fabric are fabulous and any dress under $100 is a deal in my book! Check out more stylish dresses from the brand here! I will definitely be checking out this site on the regular.

This dress is amazing on its own…but to give it a more casual vibe I paired it with my tan suede boots, a fun scarf, mixed metal jewelry and very minimal makeup.  It made it the perfect daytime into evening outfit as I wore it to shop for a client and then out to an early dinner with my family. Don’t forget to pop by Tanya’s blog November Grey to see how she styled it AND for an AMAZING GIVEAWAY of a 100 gift certificate to spend with our sponsor!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Monday:)

Dress c/o Karen Kane available here, Scarf Banana Republic (old), Boots c/o Sole Society available here, Bag Alexander Wang (old), Earrings available through The Box Service, Bracelets Lia Sophia and Alexis Bittar

Layered Looks with London Times

The sun was shining, the weather was incredible and my family and friends gathered at St Peters Church in Point Pleasant to celebrate my nieces christening day.  My husband and I are both lucky and honored to have been chosen as the godparents to sweet baby Skylar.  It was a beautiful afternoon….as we celebrated back at my sisters home…I excused myself from the festivities for a few quick moments and took some photos of the beautiful London Times dress I was gifted a few weeks ago. I have reviewed the dresses before and will say it again…the fit and comfort is just SO perfect for me.  I also love that most styles work for day and evening and the length is just a smidge longer…which is so appropriate for this thirty-something chasing after the kiddies. Layered with my favorite Rachel Zoe leather vest…because this fall it is ALL about the layers, no?  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week:)

* Special promotion over on the London Times site…now through Tuesday use code CDW13 for 20 percent off in honor of Columbus Day!  Happy Shopping!

 Dress c/o London Times available here, Necklace Jan Micheals (old), Vest Rachel Zoe Collection (last season), Bracelet Cartier, Watch Rolex, Shoes Jimmy Choo


* Using my Bobbi Brown palette that I reviewed here.  I will seriously never stop buying this shadow now.  Trumps the Christian Dior shades I have used in the past.

Fall 2013 Must Have: Leather Accents

Leather is HOT for fall 2013.  I am definitely not sharing anything that you haven’t read in Every. Single. Fashion. Magazine. What I am sharing, as a personal shopper, is that it has never been easier to try the trend.  Whether you stayed away from leather based on principle, price or style…those are no longer issues.  Enter…. faux leather… looks and feels real and makes the pricing much easier on the wallet.  Commitment phobe?  Lucky for you there are “accents” everywhere….allowing you to try the trend without fully committing.

This dress is a perfect example of leather accents for those who might be weary of the trend from head to toe.  Completely workday appropriate (for most) but also easy to transition out to dinne, this Sa Va dress is utterly gorgeous. You have seen this brand highlighted on the blog many a time as I love and wear the clothes consistently.  No longer available online…the company has completely repositioned itself and is now carried in boutiques all over the US.  Visit here to find the closest boutique to you!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and crossing fingers I have inspired you to take a chance on some leather accents this fall!

Dress c/o Sa Va ($298- email me for more information) Necklace Vintage, Clutch GAP (no longer available), Pumps Jimmy Choo (last season)but similar available here

Leather accents are on everything for fall…coats, skirts, blouses, vests, pants, tees, sweaters and dresses!!!

Pieces with Leather Accents
Closet faux leather full skirt / J.Crew stitch sweater / Ella Moss white tank / Mossimo shirt / Diane Von Furstenberg loose fitting top / Zara vegan coat / Mossimo black vest / Madewell short long skirt / Club Monaco black zipper pants