Monday Mingle: Androgynous Working-Girl Style

Monday-MingleNEW

When I shop for clients, casual is the name of my game.  Stylish..chic….but always comfortable.  I threw this look together last week, when I had some shopping to do, but also an appointment with a new client.  I was in the mood to go “working girl” style…and the look ended up being quite androgynous.  Truth be told, my style is quite often androgynous.   I am girlie….I swear….but do tend to shy away from pink, lace and bows.  I prefer clean, modern and simple…just feels more ME.  Although I do love sequins and florals:)  Who knows?  Personal style is tricky like that..isn’t it?  You just have to go with what feels good.  Hope you find some workday inspiration and welcome to #MondayMingle!

Monday Mingle is the stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  Hosting the linkup below. Hope you will join us:)  What are YOU wearing?  HAPPY MONDAY!

 

002 (682x1024)

Pants:  Old Navy similar HERE

Denim Shirt:  c/o Max Jeans available HERE

Blazer:  Pim and Larkin similar available HERE

Shoes:  LOFT on super sale similar available HERE

Bag:  Louis Vuitton

Necklace:  c/o Zolie Designs (no longer available) yellow style HERE

011 (1024x764)

017

018 (1024x826)

007 (653x1024)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 


Repeat Offender: White Skinnies and YellowBox

20140513_161542 (863x1024)
White Jeans Level 99 (sold out) similar here, Grey Tank C+C California (old)similar style on sale here, Black Blazer c/o Kohls (old)but surprisingly still available here, Necklace Sutton Stella and Dot available here, Sunglasses c/o Glasses.com available here, Shoes c/o YellowBox available here

Let me start off by saying, I bought two pairs of these distressed white jeans featured above.  I knew I would wear them a ton and I know how tricky (easily stained) white can be.  I reserve one pair for adult time and one pair for family activity.  So, before you judge for featuring them back to back (and wearing them nonstop) I wanted to share that minor detail:)

I know many clients and readers resist white denim…actually white anything.  Truth be told, it IS hard to keep whites white…and with small children, it is even harder.  I say use your smarts ladies….if you are heading to a backyard BBQ with freshly cut grass and ketchup as the main side, I would skip the white.  However, if you are heading out for a drink or to dinner with a friend, they are the perfect summertime look!

I also want to make mention of the fabulous wedges sent to me from YellowBox Shoes.  The brand is a new discovery for me….and you know when I love it, I share it!  These striped wedges are adorable and affordable.  A winning combination.  For some reason I like spending less on my summer shoe wardrobe and can definitely see myself investing in a few cute pairs from their site.  Infact, I just picked these up yesterday while out an about shopping for clients. Turns out, one of the boutiques I work with carries YellowBox shoes…even further confirmation they are a great brand!  Happy Shopping:)

Follow YellowBox on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for fresh new styles and special promotions!

 

20140513_161532 (796x1024)

20140513_162103 (1024x810)

20140513_161622 (1024x923)

20140513_162108(0) (767x1024)

*All photos taken in dowtown Point Pleasant Beach

 

Quick Change

I meant to post this yesterday but oh my gosh..I was SO under the weather.  The boys both had croup this past weekend so hello breathing treatments and sleepless nights.  Mid week we were on the road to recovery and guess what?  Mommy got sick:(  That doesn’t happen often but when it does #brutal.  I am feeling a little better today…and hope to be back in action for the weekend.  We shall see.

A few days back, I had been running around town…meetings with boutiques, and a denim buy for fall (omg my box clients need to start getting excited..I was drooling..literally) and was dressed pretty casually and comfortably.  Around 4pm, I got a call to meet a girlfriend for a quick bite and drink…so I ditched the kiddies at my parents and went for dinner and a drink.  I didn’t want to go through the process of picking out something totally new to wear…so when I popped back home I made three simple changes (ditched the hat, added jewelry, added heels) and was out the door.

In other news…have you all tried cuffing your skinny jeans?  I honestly hadn’t and am OBSESSED with this look.  It made my rockstars (that I have had for years) feel new, fresh and modern.  Try it…I think you will like it:)  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a great weekend!!!

Casual: Rockstar Skinny Jeans Old Navy available here, Oversized T via Katherine’s Boutique (old), Fedora Sole Society (sold out), Watch Invicta, Sandals Lucky Brand (old).

Dinnerdate:  Rockstar Skinny Jeans available here, Oversized T via Katherine’s Boutique (old), Earrings Stella and Dot available here, Bangles c/o Lydell available here, Pumps Christian Louboutin available here

Faithfully

If the slightest hesitation on what to wear occurs, I faithfully turn to black and white staples. This color combination stands the test of time and is always chic.  Hubs, Connor and I were heading to my sisters for a small backyard bbq and cocktails…..wanted to achieve comfortable yet stylish.  We enjoyed a night of chasing the little guy around and some great conversation. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend…it’s not over yet…..Off to an afternoon play date…here is to hoping to rain holds out!

Tank Gap, Skirt RYU, Necklace Sunshine Daydreams, Bracelets Nicole Miller, Clutch Target, Shoes Nine West

Skirt is still available for purchase ($65) in small and large, please email w interest.  SOLD OUT!

Relaxing…but not for long…..

Chasing little man around the yard……

Seriously….is he posing for the camera already???   Connor is wearing Baby Gap Shorts, Shirt and Shoes

Night ended with an empty bottle of my favorite summertime cocktail…the Skinny Girl Margarita. Yum!

Happy Sunday!