Colorful Clutches: Having a Moment

I don’t know if it is the summer months or our growing social calendar now that the kids are bit older, but I am reaching for clutches constantly.  I have a few I adore…..a fun kelly green, a basket woven black and my trusted Louis Vuitton…..but not one bright printed or patterned clutch.  I am smitten with the highlighted ones below…still deciding which will be mine:)

I will be back Friday sharing an easy and chic summer look…the shirt/shorts combo is THIRTY DOLLARS TOTAL retail and available to purchase with one of my favorite online shops!  It is a post not to miss!  Happy Wednesday:)

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Sole Society clutch available for purchase HERE

 

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Stella and Dot available for purchase HERE

 

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Tasha Polizzi Clutch available for purchase HERE
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Nila Anthony Clutch available for purchase HERE

 

Monday Mingle: Summer Style

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For me, summer hasn’t really arrived until I am wearing a maxi dress and wedges.  It is just the epitome of summertime style, no?  I love the classic stripes and easy fit of this one featured below.  Adding in the braided belt, wedges and fedora really give it some personal style…which is key for me…finding ways to make the simple look my own.  Are maxis a favorite for you as well?  How would you style the one featured below?

#MondayMingle time again….the stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of MomTrends.   I hope you will join in the linkup below….we love seeing what everyone is wearing.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

 

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Dress MattyM available via The Box Service, Belt c/o Hearts, Hat c/o Sole Society, Shoes Stuart Weitzman, Necklaces c/o Chloe and Isabel and Stella and Dot

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Monday Mingle: Boyfriends

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One of the boutiques I work with invited me to her denim buy for fall last week…… “boyfriends” are still majorly on the scene!  Thank goodness, because they are my absolute favs.  I mean, who doesn’t love a good skinny jean…but boyfriends…well they just have a cool factor that is hard to describe.  I ESPECIALLY love pairing them with strappy heels for a night out….the juxtaposition of the casual and dressy is just my style:)  I went to a dinner with a few friends Saturday night and this is what I wore.  Pretty silk tank, some fun accessories, boyfriends and my new Steve Madden strappies (that I got for the wedding I went to Friday night, but think they will serve me well otherwise).  Honorable mention to my almost makeup free face…I rarely do that for a night out….but with a slight tan it just seemed to work…I freaking LOVE summer for that reason:)

It’s #MondayMingle time!  The stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  Nicole is hosting this week so pop by her site to join in the fun.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

 

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Top Language Los Angeles, Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Boyfriend Jeans Level 99 similar available here, Shoes Steve Madden available here, Clutch c/o Sole Society (old), Sunglasses c/o Glasses.com available here

 

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Shorts for ThirtySomethings

Shorts.  I will be honest.   We have a love/hate relationship.  I am not confident in shorts.  I have thicker thighs and feel like they aren’t super flattering on me and highlight the heaviest part of my legs.  So, when I find a pair that I feel are flattering AND comfortable, I am sure to dedicate a blogpost to it. Usually a fan of bermudas, these are shorter, but the fit is really easy.  I can teeter between a 4/6 at Old Navy…and these are a 6.  I like that I can wear them a little lower on the hip.  Loving the simple, easy style of this particular outfit.  White tank, white button down, great accessories adding in a POP of color….kind of my uniform lately.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration:)  Happy Shopping!

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Tank Old Navy here, White Shirt GAP here, Shorts Old Navy here, Shoes and Bag c/o Sole Society here and here, Necklace Stella and Dot here

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Bathing Suit Style

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Bathing Suit Target (last season), Coverup Angie (also, last season- end of year sale)similar available here, Hat c/o Sole Society available here, Sandals Yellowbox available here, Bag c/o Sole Society available here

I featured this look on instagram Saturday morning.  The boys and I hit our new pool for the day and I can honestly say we had a BLAST!  I am still not sure who had more fun…them…or me?  After all the drama from the prior week, it was so nice to just be a kid with my kids…and enjoy what really matters….my family:)  I put a pool/beach day look together the same way I would a regular outfit.  You can think me nutty…even I will admit, it kind of is….I just love to coordinate, what can I say?  So a quick little feature for you…hopefully you find some poolday inspiration:)

It is #MondayMingle time again…the stylish collab between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  The link is being hosted by Nicole this week…be sure to pop by and visit them both to see what stylish adventures they have been up to.  Make it a great week!

 

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Sole Society and Sechoir!

A casual post today but probably one of my favorite outfits so far this Spring….simple style lover much?  I just adore easy to wear pieces but also love adding interesting accessories to give the outfit personality.  Sole Society was kind enough to send along these amazing cobalt sandals and they are going to be a favorite of mine this summer.   We all know my affinity for oversized bags…and this printed Joni tote is no exception.  I plan to load it up and go…all summer long!

Do you remember the East West Mamas collaboration with the lovely Tanya?  We said goodbye to the series a few months ago…she was working on a new project and just didn’t think she would have the time to dedicate.  Well, her new project is up, running and if I don’t say so myself pretty damn fabulous!  You simply must go check out her innovative video style series… Sechoir!  I am so proud of all you have accomplished and elated to share your success and fabulousness with my readership.  A few weeks ago, I sent along my absolute favorite necklace from the Stella & Dot line for her to style…and she has knocked it out of the park…obviously!  Check out her latest video and don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter to be entered to win a Lou&Grey tee!  I am styling the SAME fabulous Rebel Pendant in gold…I am sure you recognize it!  Ha!

Wishing all of you a fabulous FUN and fashionable weekend:)

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Jeans Seven (old), Striped Tee Alternative (Med and Large available through ME), Shoes/Bag c/o Sole Society and available here and here, Rebel Pendant Stella&Dot available here

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Memorial Weekend Style

Checking out later today to enjoy Memorial Day weekend with my family…..you can catch me a little on Facebook and Instagram for snippets of fashion and fun…but I am really trying to stay disconnected.  I hope you all have an awesome weekend filled with juicy burgers, delicious potato salad, great company and lots of laughs- that is what I am personally striving for!  For those get togethers you have planned…I hope you find some outfit inspiration below.  My personal advice is keep it simple, comfortable…but stylish with some fun accessories and killer shoes!  Happy Weekend:)

 

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Pants Old Navy available here for $19, Blouse c/o Daniel Rain (old), Scarf c/o SusieRaine available here, Belt Nicole Miller (old), Earrings Marcia Moran (old) but surprisingly still available here, Sandals c/o Sole Society (sold out)

 

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Hats Hats Hats

I have had a few private messages on FB about suggestions on where to purchase Spring/Summer fedoras.  Whenever I get the same question from a few different readers, I like to address it in a dedicated post.  So…here it is.  My top FIVE fedora style hats for Spring/Summer (all budgets) and where to purchase them.  Happy Shopping!

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Sole Society Fedora available here for $22.95
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Vince Camuto Hat available here for $34.00  *comes in three fabulous color ways
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Anthropologie Fedora available here for $48
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John Varvatos hat available here for $59.50

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Calypso St Barth Raffia Hat available here for $125

 

Not sure how to style?  How about like this!

 

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Monday Mingle: Accessories with Sole Society

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#MondayMingle time ladies!  The stylish collab between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  The link is over with Nicole today….so hop by…join in….I always find fashionable inspiration from this link-up!

As you know from repeated features on the blog, I really love Sole Society for on trend affordable shoes, bags and accessories.  Their selection is amazing for any circumstance….mom on the go, workday chic or weekend wear.  I was recently gifted these heels but alas (after my feature) they sold out!  So glad many of you loved them and made the purchase….I am ADORING mine! The warm weather (finally) allowed me to take my new Spring fedora and Coco cross-body bag for a spin….pairing it with my favorite camos last featured here.  I hope you find some outfit inspiration and don’t forget to pop by Nicole’s blog to join in the Monday Mingle fun!

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Blouse Vince (old), Jacket BluPepper c/o PB&J Boutique available here, Camo Jeans SOLD Design Lab (available for purchase through me), Necklace and earrings StellaDot available here, Shoes Steven Madden (old), Bag c/o Sole Society available here, Fedora c/o Sole Society available here.
Plus Size Options:  Camo Jeans similar here, Blouse here and Jacket 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
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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.

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ANKLE LENGTH DENIM:

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!

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ANKLE STRAP HEELS

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!

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Tassels

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.

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

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Three Stylish Mamas: New Years Eve Style by Karen Kane

Back again with two of my favorite bloggers, Jill of Glamamom and Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls to bring you a few takes on New Years Eve fashion sponsored by the awesome online brand Karen Kane.  You might remember my initial introduction to the brand here…and since, I have totally become a fan.  A great mix of classic vs trendy and the prices are perfect…especially right now when you can snag something on sale:)  My favorite detail of the collection…90 percent of it is made in the USA!

My look was inspired by the killer moto jacket they sent….I would most definitely wear this look to a house party or wine tasting with friends to ring in the New Year.  I can totally see Jills fabulous dress taking her to a beautiful candlelit dinner with her man and lastly I can see Kristin fistpumping (ok, that might just be a Jersey thing) the night away in that lightweight sleeveless blouse.  Three different scenes but all super fashionable, no?  Which is your fav?  Hop by their blogs here and here to see how they styled their looks more closely. Thank you for tuning into Three Stylish Mamas…we hope to bring you loads of fashion, style ideas and some giveaways in the New Year ahead!  HAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL!

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Ivory Blouse c/o Karen Kane, no longer available, Moto Jacket c/o Karen Kane available here, Necklace c/o Zolie Designs, Leather Leggings Nicole Miller, Clutch c/o Sole Society available ON SALE HERE, Heels Christian Dior

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Also linked up with the lovely ladies of Mamanista Fridays…join in the fun!!!!

East West Mamas: Farewell and Sole Society Feature

Hey all! Hope everyone had a great weekend and is gearing up for Christmas. I finished with the last of my clients on Friday and have been focused on finishing family gifts and wrapping everything for the boys.  Last night my hubby and I went to dinner with a few friends….a holiday tradition of sorts.  Good friends, good  food, good wine….I am a little on the hang to be totally honest.  ANYWAY…I snapped these photos by our tree before we stepped out for the night….I thought it was an easy and chic holiday look…all black with pops of red (lips), green (bag) and leopard (shoes)….Simple, easy, stylish, no?

With much sadness I tell you that this is our LAST East West Mamas feature 🙁  It has been SO much fun collaborating with Tanya of November Grey and I will miss our brainstorm sessions but we are both focused on building our businesses (hers is a new style series called Sechoir ) and just don’t have the time to dedicate to this feature.  I wish Tanya everything and the best always….Pop by her blog here so you can see her ridiculously fabulous outfit she wore for her bday! Red bag to match those red lips..yes yes yes!

Today we are both featuring AWESOME bags from Sole Society.  Since discovering Sole Society earlier in the year it has become my go to for affordable on trend items.  I have four pairs of shoes and love them ALL.  This is my first bag..and I am smitten.  Loving the kelly green color but MORE than that I love the design.  The clutch has side zippers that allow it to expand….I fit a normal size wallet, my galaxy note (which some mistake for an IPAD), lipstick, business cards and more in this bag….it is perfect!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Back on Thursday with a fun collab and New Years Eve style ideas:)

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Tunic Blouse c/o Karen Kane available here, Faux Leather Leggings (older style), Bag c/o Sole Society available here, Necklace and Earrings Lola’s Boutique, Shoes Jimmy Choo (older style)

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Merry Christmas……

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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