Mixologist: Fall Style

A baseball cap made of (faux) leather is a complete oxymoron…maybe that is why I adore it so much? Honestly, I can’t think of a time I have ever worn a true baseball cap- just not part of my personal style…but throw in some leather and I am apparently all over it. I saw the cap below and simply had to have it. I thought I would wear it exclusively casual, but enter some oily roots and dinner plans and it dressed right up! I loved the mixture of casual and dressier elements in this look…cap and pajama pants definitely scream comfort while the leather top, fur cardigan and red pumps ooze luxury – kind of unexpected, no? I hope I am inspiring you to mix it up this week and play around with your existing wardrobe….you just might fall in love with the result! Happy Monday!

Top c/o RD Style and available here, Cardigan Nicole Miller (old style), Leather Cap available here, Pants c/o Kohls available on sale here, Shoes B by Brian Atwood available here
Top c/o RD Style and available here, Cardigan Nicole Miller (old style), Leather Cap available here, Pants c/o Kohls available on sale here, Shoes B by Brian Atwood available here

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A 40th Birthday and Gladiator Heels!

I am often guilty of the “wear it one time only” game with dresses, so when I knew my brother in laws 40th was on the horizon, I decided to shop my own closet.  I wore this dress before here for my little sisters baby shower and decided I could most definitely wear it again a few months later. I love the skater style…and by pairing it with different heels, accessories and styling my hair differently….it felt like I was wearing a whole new outfit…sort of “old hollywood glam”…which is what I was aiming for:)  Do wear special ocassion dresses only once? If not, what do you do to make them feel fresh and new?

Dress YA, Necklace c/o Shop Design Spark and available here, Shoes Pollini (no longer available) purchased via Neiman Marcus Last Call

Red Lips compliments of Revlon: Hot Passion

My husband, myself and my sister in law hosted the party at a great restaurant on the Manasquan River called River Rock.  The spot was the perfect mix of dressy/casual with views of boats cruising by all night….we lucked out and got a firework show around 10pm….all in all it was an awesome night filled with tons of family and friends.  Since both my hubby and his brother are camera shy (don’t you ever wonder why you never see my man) you won’t see any shots of them….but my girlfriends are happy to pose with me!

* Sorry shots aren’t the best quality…all were taken with my phone and probably not the steadiest of hands! #everyonedranktheirfairsharethatnight

My dear friend Breanne….Black and White theme anyone?

My dear friend Tracy…and yes, I DID ask her about her leg workout!  Holy amazing gams, right?

Left: Dear friends Kaitlin and Stephanie                            Top Right:  My Sister  Bottom Right:  Mom

I received so many compliments on the above Pollini gladiators I truly wish they were still available to link to.  I bought them on a whim from Neiman Marcus Last Call at 75% off!  Even a few men at the party complimented them….you know its a great shoe when men are making compliments.  I put together a little board of some fabulous gladiators from all price points that are retailing now.  Happy Shopping!

Gladiator Sandals
Jason Wu high heels / Pollini leather shoes / Bionda Castana strappy sandals / Pollini leather shoes / BCBGMAXAZRIA leather shoes / Schutz leather shoes / GUESS shoes / Miss Selfridge strappy sandals / ASOS heels, $34 / Forever 21 shoes / Charlotte Russe shoes

 

Multi Tasking In Red

As I mentioned, I am back to “box services”and clients.  Since I work for myself, with no office to report to, my attire can be as casual or dressy as my mood.  Lately I have had a hard time, due to my 4 week post preggo body:(  Dressing can be challenging…I am too thin through the middle for my maternity wear (did you see the size of my bump, yikes) and yet not svelte enough for my pre- pregnancy wear.  I took the plunge and bought a new pair of jeans in a size I need not mention on this blog…..Something to get me through the next month or two, until I can shed the extra poundage. I went with “red” because it just seems to go with EVERYTHING.  I throw a pair of red jeans into every client box….they are truly as easy to wear as actual denim shades.  Navy, Chambray, Ivory, White, Pinstripes, Leopard…Seriously what doesn’t go with red jeans these days? Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a great weekend!

Jeans Tractor via Katherines Boutique,Tank Liz Lange Maternity, Collared Shirt Old Navy (old), Denim Vest Old Navy, Wedges TOMS, Necklace swapped onBISTM, Bag Lust 4 Luxe

Stylin in SAVA

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER MY BEAUTIFUL LINGERIE GIVEAWAY !!!!!!

If you haven’t gotten the memo yet, I love SAVA. The brand is just everything I adore about fashion. Beautiful, impeccably made, not mass produced and fits like a glove. I recently wore this look and thought I would share. Kind of in love with this jacket.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration!

Jacket SAVA purchase here, Dress SAVA purchase here, Belt unknown, Necklace local artist, Earrings c/o In Pink, Leather fingerless gloves SAVA, Pumps Christian Louboutin

The jacket is AMAZING and retails for $219.00. Purchase by clicking here

Dress is 100% cotton and can easily take you from day to night with just a change in accessories.  Flattering cut for every body type and completely seasonless.

Gloves are also not available YET on the website, but retail for $87. Email with interest.

Happy Shopping!
C