Three Must Haves: Spring 2014

Delicate Necklaces:

We all know and love our statement necklaces but it is nice to have a change of pace from time to time.  Delicate necklaces are on the scene and I am welcoming them with open arms….especially as the weather warms and you want your style to be easy, comfortable and uncomplicated.  I love them layered like here but worn alone is equally as chic!

Some favorites HERE from Zolie Designs, HERE from SusieRaine and HERE from ShopDesignSpark.

Stella and Dot Necklace available HERE



All the petite girls are cheering out loud right now, no?  Certainly a trend that comes back around often, pretty much every retailer is offering an ankle length denim option this Spring.  I featured this trend here on the blog and love it.

A few of my favorites are HERE, HERE and Plus Size Option  HERE.

* Style Tip:  No new denim budget? Try rolling up your current skinny jeans to achieve an almost identical look!

Ankle Legnth Denim available HERE



I just got the pair featured below from Sole Society and cannot WAIT to wear them….give me a week or so…for the snow to melt!  Ha!  Joking aside…never has the ankle strap been more chic and on trend.  Honestly, this is something I got away from for a bit…almost everything in my shoe closet seems to be peep toe or gladiator style.  I love the pair below and can’t wait to add in another pair or two for the summer months!

Some great options are HERE, HERE and HERE!

Sole Society available here



I got an email from Sole Society the other day and it said, “Tassles are Having a Moment”!  They most definitely are:)  I am seeing the coolest tassel necklaces popping up from pretty much every costume jewelry retailer I frequent.  They are so easy to wear and much like a pretty printed scarf, they take that “jeans and tee” look up a notch.  Are you loving them as much as I am?  Here are a few of my favorites from around the web.

SS094_NECKLACE_CREAMSole Society available here for $29.95


31569668_040_bAce Commune for Anthropologie available here for $108.00


n445_milana-tassel_main_rgb_a1Stella and Dot available here for $79.00


31130529_030_m1Anthropologie available here for $42.00


I also really like this one, this one and this one.


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


Working What I Got

Some days I wish I didn’t share my daily outfits…then I could tell all of you that I wear theses camo skinnies occasionally.   That would be a big fat lie, right?  I wear them a few times a week.   They are just so darn versatile that I find myself dressing them up, down and all around town:)

We are creeping close to mid July so I am doing my best to work with what I already have in my closet and saving my spending dollars for fall goodies.  I like to start shopping for cooler temperatures in August…what can I say…I LOVE FALL FASHION!!!  Everything featured below is old news..except for the amazing statement necklace gifted to me from Shop Design Spark.  I have featured this online site before as they have fabulous affordable trendy costume jewelry like this turquoise necklace you have seen numerous times on the blog.  I chose the creme bell necklace because I knew it would look killer with simple tanks and tees for right now…but I cannot WAIT to wear it over a collared denim shirt and possibly turtlenecks…so stay tuned!

How about you?  Are you still shopping summer or have you moved on to drooling over fall too?  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Shopping!

Tank via Third Street Habit, Necklace c/o Shop Design Spark available here, Camo Skinnies BDG available here, Sandals (old) Miu Miu, Bag Alexander Wang updated color available here, Bangles c/o Lydell