Weekend Wear: Styling a Wide Brimmed Hat

A few days ago, I linked to a wide brimmed hat on FB and a few comments immediately popped up….”Love it!  Where am I wearing it”?  Truthfully, I know what you mean.  When and where is a hat like this appropriate?  Personally, I reserve them for when I am spending a good part of my day outside.  Think soccer games and then to the park with your little ones.  I will often will wear mine when I have a million errands to run…popping in and out of stores.  Weekend wear at its best!

I say (especially if you aren’t sure where you are going to wear it) to stay on the frugal side of this trend.  My hat below was on super sale from Calypso St. Barth two seasons ago.  I don’t wear it constantly, but when I do, it adds an undeniable level of cool.  I think I paid 40 dollars…SCORE!  I also love that it keeps the sun off my face…BONUS!  I hope all of you have an amazing weekend:)

 

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Top c/o Joules similar style available HERE

Denim Shirt c/o ShopSusieRaine available HERE

Skinnies c/o Level 99 available HERE

Belt B-low the Belt available HERE

Supergas available HERE

Hat Calypso St Barth similar available HERE

 

Monday Mingle: Sequins for Summer

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Here in New Jersey, we are having an extremely mild August.  It was downright chilly over the weekend.  Gorgeous…but chilly.  I wore this out to dinner and drinks the other evening.  You know I love mixing my distressed boyfriends with killer heels and was elated to carry my NEW grey clutch!  I hopped right on my trend forecast HERE and purchased my first grey accessory for fall……definitely not my last!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration:)

#MondayMingle time again…the stylish collaboration with Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  Be sure to link up your fashionable posts….over on Kristins blog today:)  Make it a great week!

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Blouse Boutique Brand similar available HERE, Jeans Level 99 available HERE, Necklace and Bracelet Stella and Dot available HERE and HERE. Clutch available through The Box Service, Shoes Christian Louboutin (old)

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Casual Summer Style

Happy Friday!  The weather is beyond glorious today…so the kids and I are spending it outside.  Leaving you with little to say and hopefully some casual weekend style inspiration.  See you on Monday:)

 

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Tank Language, Jeans c/o Level 99 available here, Shoes NYLA, Necklaces Stella and Dot available here  (currently sold out but will be back in stock) and here

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Denim Shorts

I am not an avid shorts wearer….as I mentioned, I find they highlight the biggest part of my leg BUT the weather eventually gets to a point where they are your only daytime option.  Last summer, I was obsessed with the Bermuda….and although I still dig it, I want to update my denim shorts for 2014.  My plan is to invest in one of these options below in a size above what I usually wear for an easy low on hip fit. If I am keeping it real, it will most likely be the Level 99’s….. although the price tag on the Mossimo pair is quite appealing.  My prerequisites are listed below.  They are hard to buy without trying…so….I may have to hit Target and/or the dreaded MALL!  Wish me luck!

1.  Under $100

2.  Relaxed fit

3.  Not too short-full upper thigh coverage

What are you looking for in a denim short for summer?  Hopefully I have helped narrow your search and HAPPY SHOPPING!

*this GAP pair is also really cute, but it wouldn’t allow me to grab the picture to highlight below.  Check them out HERE.

 

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Level 99 ON SALE TODAY ONLY for 30 percent off. $73.50 available here

 

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Hudson via Nordstroms available here for $99

 

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Mossimo from Target. Loving ALL the different wash options. Available for 19.99 here

 

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American Eagle Boyfriend Shorts available here for $34.99

Monday Mingle: White Out!

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I wore this all white look out for Girls Night on Saturday:)  A few friends and I had dinner at our favorite sushi joint and then hit a riverside bar afterwards.  I haven’t danced that much in a long time…and it felt GOOD!  I have mentioned before that I reserve most of my “white” attire (aside from casual tees) for adult time.  When I am with the kids…white just does NOT make sense…but a night out with the girls is the perfect time to rock this trend!  So stylish!  How about you?  Would you wear all white?

It is #MondayMingle time and I am happy to be hosting this week! Please be sure to pop by and see what Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends are wearing on this glorious Monday.  I hope you will link up your stylish posts below:)  Make it a great week.

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Sweater RD Style (SOLD OUT), White Skinnies Level 99 (available through The Box Service 24-31), Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Bag Deux Lux (old), Shoes Piper Street

 

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Monday Mingle: Classic Style

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I hope all you mamas had a wonderful Mothers Day.  Mine was just as I wished it be….relaxing!  As many of you know I had a “boutique tour” in Maryland.  Friday night, I had a smaller event with five of my The Box Service clients and then Saturday my dearest friend and FIRST client hosted an all day open house.  I brought my favorite boutique finds and set up Stella and Dot.  We all shopped til we dropped- First thing Sunday I packed up and traveled home.  I am exhausted but it was a wonderful weekend:)

It is #MondayMingle time….with my lovely and stylish friends Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends. I am keeping it classic in stripes.  When my style is simple,  I always like to add in some interesting elements.  In this case,  distressed skinnies and pops of orange.  How do you keep your classics fresh and modern?

I hope you will join in the fashion fun by linking up below and be sure to pop by and visit Kristin and Nicole🙂

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White Jeans Level 99 SOLD OUT, Striped Tee Old Navy similar here , Jacket Blu Pepper c/o PB&J Boutique, Necklace Zolie Designs, Bag Marc Jacobs (old), Sunglasses c/o Glasses.com, Shoes Steve Madden (old) Plus Size Options: here, here and here

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Monday Mingle: Black and White for Spring

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Welcome to #MondayMingle…the stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  Kristin is hosting this week, so if you have a blog JOIN IN the fashion fun.  If you don’t…pop by to see what stylish tips they are serving up this week.

I have been talking about adding a tuxedo styled blazer into my wardrobe for months….and just never found the right one.  I wanted quality so it could remain for a few seasons, but I didn’t want to spend a small fortune.  When this Aryn K piece arrived last week to the stores I work with….I immediately snatched one up for myself…and then added it to two of my The Box Service clients.  At $105 it was the perfect price point and Aryn K is a favorite boutique brand of mine.  Win, win and win!   Hope they love it as much as I do.  This will be a repeat offender here on the blog this Spring!  Have a fantastic Monday:)

* A great big thank you to all the friends family and clients who attended my Spring Preview event:)

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Shirt CC California, Blazer Aryn K (available through special order), Jeans Level 99 similar available here, Necklaces and earrings available here, here and here, Red Bag available through special order, Pumps B by Brian Atwood similar here
Plus Size Options: Tee here, Blazer here, Jeans here

 

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Monday Mingle: Krimson Klover Giveaway!

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It’s #MondayMingle time…the stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  Happy to be hosting this week styled in my favorite boyfriend jeans and what will most definitely be my new favorite sweater and sandals for Spring.

I am elated to be featuring a new brand on the blog today, Krimson Klover.  How gorgeous is this lightweight peekaboo sweater? The brand rep “surprised me” with the color and although it is a color I probably never would have chosen for myself, I LOVE it.  Really brightened up the rather dreary weekend.  This sweater is really versatile, adding a bit of edginess by wearing just a bandeau bra, killer heels and a leather cap….but I also picture this with a white tank, white jeans and nude ballet flats for a way more classic vibe.  A requirement for my wardrobe is that items must be able to work in different ways, and this sweater most definitely fits the bill.  You like?  If so…YOU CAN WIN ONE BELOW…in your size and color of choice!  Don’t forget to enter below and then of course, don’t forget to pop by and visit my stylish friends Kristin and Nicole🙂  Happy Monday.

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Sweater c/o Krimson Klover available here, Jeans Level 99 similar available here, Leather baseball cap Urban Outfitters (old), Earrings Stella and Dot available here, Sandals c/o Sole Society available here
Plus Size Option:  Here and Here (in strawberry)

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WIN THIS SWEATER!  ENTER HERE!

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Casual Layers and Lighter Locks

Most of you have seen the new do on social media.  I really love it and dare I say am reinvigorated.  It has been seven years since I have lightened or changed my hair….crazy, right?  The constant picture taking for this blog often leaves me in constant critique of myself.  Lately, I have just been feeling. …well…blah:(  So, although I wasn’t ready to ditch the length, the color was something I was willing to play around with.  All said and done…there is a little extra “pep in my step” ladies.  So if you are thinking of going lighter for Spring…GO FOR IT!

I knew I would be wearing this moto jacket again…and again…and again.  It is just so easy to throw on and look instantly chic.  With so many faux options, it really is an affordable trend to jump on….and I am certain you will wear it constantly this Spring. So what are you waiting for?  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a GREAT weekend:)

 

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Jacket c/o PB&J Boutique available here, Denim Shirt c/o Max-Jeans available here, Tank GAP, Jeans c/o Level 99 available here, Scarf c/o SusieRaine available here, Necklace Stella Dot available here, Belt Nicole Miller (old), Shoes TOMS similar available here
PLUS SIZED OPTIONS: Here, Here here and here

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Casual Mommy Style

Really quick post today…as I have client boxes to process, children to cart around and errand upon errand to run.  This is my “mommy uniform” right now.  Distressed jeans, cozy sweater, supergas and a baseball cap to cover up unwashed hair….keeping it real folks.   I wore this yesterday to a school meeting and running around town….hope you find some outfit inspiration and have an AWESOME weekend:)

 

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Jeans Level 99 available here, Denim Shirt JCrew, Sweater c/o Topshop similar here, Necklace Stella and Dot (old), Shoes Superga, Hat c/o Ella’s Grove,Bag Louis Vuitton

 

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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Brand Highlight: Naturalizer

When Naturalizer first reached out to partner up….I wasn’t sure I was going to say yes.  When I started in retail years ago and was going to be on my feet for hours upon hours an associate recommended trying their shoes.  She shared their unmatched comfort for standing all day.   I vividly remember going to the store and not being able to envision myself in one single pair.  That was over 13 years ago…knowing things can change….I quickly popped by their site…and was seriously shocked at the transformation the brand has undergone.  It was so hard to choose a pair…I loved these, these, and these but push came to shove, I ended up with these featured below!  I LOVE the army green color and they are the perfect mom on the go wedge.  Oh and if you are looking for the perfect workday pump…look no further because here it is! Pop by the site and check out all they have to offer.  Most styles are on sale right now too!  Win win:)  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

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Jeans Level 99, Boyfriend Shirt GAP, Jacket Lovemarks, Necklace c/o Zolie Designs available through special order, Shoes c/o Naturalizer and available here, Watch c/o Invicta

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This old red house…..My Nana and Pop (my mothers parents) owned it at one time!  Isn’t it cool?  It was the perfect backdrop for todays photo session…..it takes up the entire corner of the street.  My mom always says she wishes they had kept it….it was is a cool house.  I must say, this is an example of one of the greatest things about moving to the Jersey Shore….my mother grew up in Point Pleasant and it has been amazing reconnecting with the town that she lived in.  Growing up we always visited, but living here has been a totally different experience…one I am still getting used to…but the connection to the town is undeniably neat.  I used to say I loved the anonymity of a big city but there might just be something to this small town living:)

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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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Country Girl: Fall Style

I would hardly say I am a country girl, I was born in New Jersey, raised right outside of Washington DC and spent most of my twenties in Philadelphia.   I did however have a four year stint at Elon College University….which might be where I picked up my adoration for cowboy boots and the over use of the word ya’ll.  It just rolls of the tongue, what can I say?

This yellow blazer is probably one of my best purchases from Piperlime super sale.  I got it about a year ago…and have found ways to style it winter, spring, summer and now again this fall.  Do you have a piece that works this hard in your wardrobe?  I think it is the classic style but unique color that keep me grabbing it time and time again. Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

* Don’t forget to enter the eShakti giveaway below!  Good luck

*Thanking my new photography partnership for these amazing shots!

 

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Blazer Pim and Larkin (old), Striped Top c/o Boden available here, Scarf Banana Republic (old) similar available through The Box Service, Jeans Level 99, Boots Frye available here

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Fall Style: The Sequin Blazer

I purchased this sequin blazer on sale in the dead of summer knowing it would be a fabulous addition to my fall wardrobe.  The first lift of humidity and I wore it with all white here.  Since then, I had forgotten about it:)  Thankfully a reader (who purchased it) asked me to style it for fall….I happily obliged.  When a piece packs this much punch, I tend to keep it simple otherwise…loved the mix of the casual distressed skinnies and casual braided belt mixed in with the showiness of the sequin blazer.  I am also thinking paired with leather skinnies later in the season will be cute, no?  What do you think?  How would you style it?

I have a friends baby shower tomorrow…and can’t wait to wear this dress again, at least that is what I think I am wearing.  I am off to enjoy my friends, my boys, my weekend……if you want to stay in touch with my fashionable adventures…you are welcome to follow along on Instagram here!  HAPPY WEEKEND:)

Tank Gap, Blazer MM Couture (sold out) similar available here, Distressed Skinnies Level 99 and available through The Box Service, Shoes Manolo Blahnik (old) Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal

 

Never have I ever….loved a jean as much as these!  Seriously my favorite skinnies EVER!  I send Level 99 jeans in almost every single The Box Service….and the reason why?  The fit, quality and style selection is unmatched at the price point.  (Jeans range from $110 to $150)  Email with interest.