Monday Mingle: Simple Style to Copy

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I LOVE reading and scrolling through fantasy fashion blogs…Atlantic Pacific, Glamourai, The Blonde Salad…it is much like art,the way they perfectly style,model and photograph their clothing.  Truly editorial genius.   In all honestly though, its not real life.  Well, to be fair, maybe it is someones real life….but definitely not mine.  A coat perfectly balancing on my shoulders….with two kids to chase after, NOT going to happen.

Over the years, I have had a few fantasy photoshoots (this and this by Adalie Scott Photography come to mind)…..but mostly, I try to document outfits you can really translate into your own life….for lack of a better phrase, outfits you can copy, so you don’t have to think about what to wear.  Leave that part to me…I enjoy it:)

So, for this weeks #MondayMingle  I am serving up an outfit ALL of you have..black and white with some beautiful accessories!  I wore this yesterday, shopping for clients.  Classic, Simple, Chic and Comfortable.  Don’t forget to pop by BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends to see their stylish posts.  Link is with Kristin this week.  Happy Monday!

 

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Top c/o August Silk, Jeans c/o Level 99 available HERE, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Clutch Deux Lux available through special order with ME $85, Sandals c/o Fibi and Clo available HERE, Sunglasses c/o Corinne McCormack

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Unlikely Pairing: Grey and Brown

This outfit may have been inspired by my new obsession, the Sam Edelman booties featured below.  I mean GAH!  I actually was shopping for a client when I stumbled upon them….weakness struck and I had to have them for myself!  They are just perfection in every way.  The heel is mommy friendly, the zippers are on trend and modern, and the color was lacking in my shoe wardrobe.

Lightweight layers are key for me right now.  It is still hot as h*ll outside, but my mind is on fall fashion.  Layers allow it to feel like fall, peeling away when its hot and adding on when you step into the air conditioning.  There was a time, I would have NEVER paired grey with chocolate brown.  Grey always went with black accents, not brown.  I am so glad to have left that notion behind.  I love this grey/brown color combo…..simple, casual, chic….the name of my game.

* I am wearing a new wash c/o Level 99.  Its the Liza Skinny.  Looks awesome cuffed, but also left long.  This will be my staple fall dark jean. If you are interested in purchasing or want to request a pair for your The Box Service, let me know.  $149

Happy WEEKEND!

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Top Knot Sisters, available through The Box Service, Blazer SAVA (old), Jeans c/o Level 99 available through The Box Service, Shoes Sam Edelman available HERE, Jewelry all Stella and Dot available HERE, HERE HERE and HERE, Bag Louis Vuitton, Sunglasses c/o Corinne McCormack similar HERE

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Monday Mingle: Grey Skies and Silver Linings

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I hope all of you had a great weekend.  We celebrated my neice’s 7th birthday.  The weather was surprisingly chilly here at the Jersey Shore.  I actually wore a jacket over this look come sundown.  Although, I am SO ready for fall…maybe not until September 1st.  Give us another week or so weather gods, ok?  Thanks!

This outfit is super simple but I adore my accessories:) I received these sweet Linge ballet flats in the mail last week and couldn’t wait for the first opportunity to wear them.  I have declared grey my “it” color for fall, and have been window shopping ever since.   The sunglasses….sporting them NON stop…the color is a greyish purple and although its an odd, it seems to be working with everything.   SmartBuyGlasses have an amazing selection and I am excited to cruise the site for my next stylish pair.  Remember when I posted my Breakfast at Tiffany’s event to Instagram here…well, I purchased this super delicate arrow necklace/bracelet set and am smitten.  Typically not a silver girl, I thought this set would layer beautifully with many of my existing pieces and of course, grey.  As I always say…simple style is my favorite…. then I let the accessories do the talking:)

Welcome to #MondayMingle, the stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  I am hosting this week so please join in the link below.  Make it a GREAT WEEK:)

 

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Jeans Level 99 similar available HERE, Top Old Navy similar available HERE, Sunglasses c/o SmartBuyGlasses available HERE, Arrow Necklace and Bracelet Tiffany and Co available HERE and HERE, Long Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Double wrap bracelet Stella and Dot available HERE, Shoes c/o Linge available HERE

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Transition to Fall: Pulleez

I had two reader comments this week…one asking how to style white jeans for early fall…and then ironically someone else commented on an old outfit photo asking how to style her cowboy boots. I swear, I was already planning this post! Talk about meant to be?  So this is a two-for-one right here.  I love simple style and a distressed denim button down paired my favorite white skinnies, is just perfection.  Making it feel a bit more fall inspired, I ditched sandals and went for my favorite Frye cowboy boots.

Must make mention of my fabulous hair candy.  Have you ever heard of Pulleez?  I recently became social media buddies with the creator….last week she asked me to shoot some pictures potentially do grace the main page of her website…more to come on that…BUT…seriously, how adorable are the little boot charms?  I would hardly say I am a western girl…BUT…I do love little influences here and there with my accessories.  Aside from being super cute….these hair ties leave NO mark on your precious locks..which is so great for someone like me, who takes her hair up and down throughout the day.

Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a LOVELY WEEKEND:)

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Jeans Level 99 available HERE, Denim Shirt c/o SusieRaine available HERE, Boots Frye available HERE, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Earrings Stella and Dot available HERE, Hair tie Pulleez available HERE

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Monday Mingle: Denim and Details

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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:)

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Tank GAP, Skirt c/o RD Style older style, Denim Jacket Level 99 available here, Clutch Deux Lux similar available here, Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Shoes c/o Fibi&Clo available here

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Some favorite makeup items: 1. Tica Beauty LipToxyl available for purchase HERE 2. YoUnique 3D Fiber Lashes available for purchase HERE

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The Front Tuck

The front tuck.  It is not an official name…but it is the name I have given to my obsession with tucking in just the front part of my shirt.  It shows off your belt, adds some shape and provides a little interest to your outfit, no?  Since I love to tuck, I have decided I need to invest in a fun colorful belt.  Any suggestions?  I am thinking orange….you know I love orange.  You may see some “pinning” and linking to fun belt options in the next few days.

I hope all of you are having a great week.  I am a little frazzled……Preschool ceremonies, teacher gifts, two boxes to get together before the end of the week….and not nearly enough time to do it all!  Ah!!!   Back on Friday with a stylish post to inspire your weekend:)

 

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Jeans c/o Level 99 available HERE, Top Language, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Sunglasses Rayban c/o Glasses.com, Shoes c/o Yellowbox available HERE

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Monday Mingle: August Silk Giveaway!

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Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend:)  I have been enjoying my family…and although the weekend was off to a rainy start…yesterday was absolutely breathtaking and it looks like we are getting more of the same today!  The kids and I are off to the pool:)

It is #MondayMingle time….The stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  The link is being hosted by Kristin this week.  I hope you take a moment to honor the veterans, enjoy the beautiful weather and spend it with your favorite people.

Gladly sharing this beautiful drapey blouse by August Silk .  Have you heard of the brand?  Available at retailers like Macy’s and Dilliards and best known for the classic cardigan, I have owned a few items here and there.  Always great quality and a great price point.  I particularly loved how lightweight this blouse is….perfect for the hot summer nights that are fast approaching.  They were so kind to gift a blouse to me AND YOU….so ….

*Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!!

 

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Shorts Sanctuary similar fit here, Top c/o August Silk (giving the same away below), Denim Jacket Level 99 available here, Clutch Deux Lux (old), Shoes Stuart Weitzman similar available here, Jewelry all Stella and Dot available here, here and here. Plus Size Options: Here, Here and Here

 

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Monday Mingle: Simple Style

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If you read often you know, my favorite kind of style is simple and classic.   I keep it interesting and up to date with fun trendy accessories.  With this particular outfit, the accents stole the show…..leopard heels, fun studded belt and of course, all of my Stella and Dot baubles.  I have many clients who are afraid to accessorize…finding it overwhelming and too much fuss.  I always beg them to give it a try….usually pushing the face framers, like a great scarf or necklace.  It is amazing what some color around your beautiful face can do!

This look is featured as part of the #MondayMingle collaboration with the lovelies Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends. We love when you link up your style posts and share what you have been wearing lately.  Let’s all get fashionably inspired by one another.  Link is over at BonBon Rose Girls today!  Happy Monday:)

 

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Top Vince similar here, Jeans c/o Level 99 (old), Belt Nicole Miller (old) similar available here, Necklace Bracelet and Earrings all Stella&Dot all available here, Shoes PiperStreet available here                                Plus Size Options: Here, Here and Here

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Leopard Sandals available for purchase here for $38

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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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