Monday Mingle: Ponchos for Fall

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I took my coveted leather leggings out for a spin this weekend.  The temps were nice and cool…totally leather weather.  I decided pairing them with my favorite new poncho compliments of Krimson Klover was the way to go!  Do you remember this lovely sweater from last year?  Well, there designs are just as beautiful for 2014!   The sweater featured below  is beautiful, soft and stylish- perfection really.  Ponchos are everywhere this season.  I have been a fan forever…and surprised myself by only owning one other.  I think I might have a snatch up a few from my “Shop” page, which is ready to launch any day now!

Monday Mingle is the stylish collab between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  I am hosting today…but be sure to pop by and visit my girlies:)  Off to pull a few “The Box Service” today…infact…Kristin of BonBon is one of my clients this week:) Yay!

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Sweater c/o Krimson Klover available HERE, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Leather leggings VINCE(last season) similar available HERE, Bag (old) Marc jacobs similar available HERE, Shoes Christian Louboutin similar available HERE

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Little Black Dress: Take It Up A Notch

We all have one.  We all love the fit.  It is our fail safe when we simply “have nothing else to wear”.

Are we excited to wear it? Probably not.

 

Four Tips: Getting Excited for Your Little Black Dress!

1.  Style your dress with killer shoes.  The pair featured below (super sale by Rachel Zoe) are available locally through me, very limited sizes.  If a heeled gladiator is way too trend driven for you…try leopard like HERE or even red like HERE.

2.  Pile on the accessories.  Typically, I keep my accessories to a minimum.  Big earrings=simple necklace.  Big necklace=stud earrings….But….with a simple black dress….I say pile it on, baby!  Get the look via Stella and Dot HERE.

3.  Add a belt.  Available HERE and HERE.

4.  Grab a fantastic clutch.  Fringe is kind of everything for me this fall…but whatever strikes your fancy go out and grab it!  You can find fun, unique clutches everywhere these days.  One featured below is HERE.

 

Little Black Dress!

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Links to most of outfit above. Dress c/o M.M.Lafleur available for purchase HERE

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Monday Mingle: Simple Style to Copy

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I LOVE reading and scrolling through fantasy fashion blogs…Atlantic Pacific, Glamourai, The Blonde Salad…it is much like art,the way they perfectly style,model and photograph their clothing.  Truly editorial genius.   In all honestly though, its not real life.  Well, to be fair, maybe it is someones real life….but definitely not mine.  A coat perfectly balancing on my shoulders….with two kids to chase after, NOT going to happen.

Over the years, I have had a few fantasy photoshoots (this and this by Adalie Scott Photography come to mind)…..but mostly, I try to document outfits you can really translate into your own life….for lack of a better phrase, outfits you can copy, so you don’t have to think about what to wear.  Leave that part to me…I enjoy it:)

So, for this weeks #MondayMingle  I am serving up an outfit ALL of you have..black and white with some beautiful accessories!  I wore this yesterday, shopping for clients.  Classic, Simple, Chic and Comfortable.  Don’t forget to pop by BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends to see their stylish posts.  Link is with Kristin this week.  Happy Monday!

 

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Top c/o August Silk, Jeans c/o Level 99 available HERE, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Clutch Deux Lux available through special order with ME $85, Sandals c/o Fibi and Clo available HERE, Sunglasses c/o Corinne McCormack

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Unlikely Pairing: Grey and Brown

This outfit may have been inspired by my new obsession, the Sam Edelman booties featured below.  I mean GAH!  I actually was shopping for a client when I stumbled upon them….weakness struck and I had to have them for myself!  They are just perfection in every way.  The heel is mommy friendly, the zippers are on trend and modern, and the color was lacking in my shoe wardrobe.

Lightweight layers are key for me right now.  It is still hot as h*ll outside, but my mind is on fall fashion.  Layers allow it to feel like fall, peeling away when its hot and adding on when you step into the air conditioning.  There was a time, I would have NEVER paired grey with chocolate brown.  Grey always went with black accents, not brown.  I am so glad to have left that notion behind.  I love this grey/brown color combo…..simple, casual, chic….the name of my game.

* I am wearing a new wash c/o Level 99.  Its the Liza Skinny.  Looks awesome cuffed, but also left long.  This will be my staple fall dark jean. If you are interested in purchasing or want to request a pair for your The Box Service, let me know.  $149

Happy WEEKEND!

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Top Knot Sisters, available through The Box Service, Blazer SAVA (old), Jeans c/o Level 99 available through The Box Service, Shoes Sam Edelman available HERE, Jewelry all Stella and Dot available HERE, HERE HERE and HERE, Bag Louis Vuitton, Sunglasses c/o Corinne McCormack similar HERE

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Black and White Transition

There is nothing better than an easy fitting shift dress.  Truly the perfect transition to fall piece.  Wear it now, as I have shown below with a colorful necklace and your favorite sandals…then September with a denim jacket and maybe some cool kicks…then again dead of winter with black tights and tall black boots!  Seriously, when can a 25 dollar dress do all that for you?  Available over on SusieRaine – but I know it will sell out quickly so hurry on over:)  Happy Shopping!

 

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Dress c/o SusieRaine available HERE for $25, Necklaces Stella and Dot available HERE and HERE, Sandals NYLA similar available HERE

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Denim and Tulle

I realize this is a slight variation of my last outfit post from Monday:)  What can I say….I just have black and denim on the brain.  Truth is, it is an easy effortless combination and leaves an awesome blank slate for fun colorful accessories.  I plan to wear this to a babyshower on Saturday…modeling it a day early because I have no one around that morning to take photos!  Think I am going to wear it exactly like this…although maybe I will skip the ponytail, and I definitely need a pedicure:) Yikes.

Denim shirt is compliments of SusieRaine and available for purchase here.  LOVE the slight western influence and distressed vibe.  Fit is fabulous- I am wearing a medium.  Killer price over on the site today- $17!  Get em while they last….I know it will sell out!  Happy Shopping and hope you have an amazing weekend:)

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Denim Shirt c/o SusieRaine available here, Skirt Nicole Miller similar available here and here, Necklace StellaDot available here, Shoes Victoria Secret (old), Clutch available through ME.

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Monday Mingle: Denim and Details

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This is the third post in the past two weeks that I have wanted to title, Simple Style.  I call it like I see it, and lately my style has been just that, simple.  Truthfully I never wear anything overly complicated.  I like easy, fuss free clothing and accessories.  How about you?  After a little further thought, I titled this Denim and Details because the jacket is the stand out.  I adore it and am certain there has never been a softer denim…compliments of….you guessed it…Level 99!  Keeping it interesting with the details like my Stella & Dot necklace and Fibi&Clo sandals.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration- I would imagine this look is REALLY easy to recreate!

#MondayMingle time with my lovely friends Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole from Momtrends.  Be sure to pop by and see what style they are serving up this week.  Linkup is below…as well as NEW giveaway!  Thank you for stopping by and joining in the fashion fun:)

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Tank GAP, Skirt c/o RD Style older style, Denim Jacket Level 99 available here, Clutch Deux Lux similar available here, Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Shoes c/o Fibi&Clo available here

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Some favorite makeup items: 1. Tica Beauty LipToxyl available for purchase HERE 2. YoUnique 3D Fiber Lashes available for purchase HERE

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Easy Summer: SusieRaine

I am, obviously a huge fan of simple easy to wear style…especially in the hot summer months like August. Comfort is king with this particular look featured below….yet I didn’t have to sacrifice style…and I definitely am budget friendly!  This shirt and short combo can be yours for just $30!  What I love most, is I can easily pair this top with white jeans, denim skinnies or even printed pants for fall.  The shorts would be adorable with a solid colored tank/tee and a blazer come the cooler weather.  If I am feeling a little edgy, the shorts might even be cute with tights and boots!  Ah, the possibilities.

A big sincere THANK YOU to the ladies of online shop SusieRaine, for gifting me this adorable look and allowing me to share this amazing DEAL with my readers.  I know sizing is limited, so hurry along now ladies:)  HAPPY SHOPPING!

*I am wearing a SMALL top and MEDIUM shorts.  The shirt runs full, and although I usually like a Medium shirt, Small fits perfectly.  On the bottom I am a 4/6- usually closer to 6 and the medium also fits me perfectly.

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Top/Shorts c/o SusieRaine and available here and here. Necklace and bracelets Stella and Dot available here, here, here here and here. Bag Marc Jacobs old but similar here, Shoes NYLA sold out

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Monday Mingle: Mixing Prints

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Mixing prints.  I will be honest, I don’t do it often…when I do….I keep things pretty simple.  I mostly pair stripes with camo like here OR leopard as a neutral like here.  I am incredibly inspired when I see bold pairings on other style blogs but when I try to mix it into my personal style…it never ends up “working”.  I prefer to keep it subtle…like below.  The top is solid black but the intricate fabric work gives it a patterned feel….that paired with my favorite (and most comfortable) Ella Moss pants seemed to work well.  What do you think?  Do you mix prints?

Its #MondayMingle time with my favs Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of MomTrends.  Pop by to see what they are up to…the linkup is being hosted by Kristin this week.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

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Pants Ella Moss available here, Grace Chuang available through The Box Service (sizes limited), Shoes Steve Madden available here,Earrings and bracelets Stella Dot available here and here

 

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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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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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Charity Event Style: Fibi&Clo

I attended a charity event Monday evening at Deal Country Club to benefit Jersey Shore Medical Center Cardiovascular Services.  My husband played a round of golf and then I met up with him to enjoy a nice dinner.  I always enjoy myself at these types of events….community driven people, one on one time with my husband and all for a great cause.  Perfect!  Some of the men were still in their golfing attire and others changed into sportscoats, so I wanted to be appropriate, professional and yet embrace my personal style.  I often pick up new clients and/or connections at these types of events…. I have to be looking stylish….of course:)

These Fibi&Clo Sandals were perfect….dressy enough to pair with my favorite black dress and tuxedo blazer, but also fun and flirty enough for the more relaxed vibe.  I was gifted these sandals by the lovely Rexine a few ago and could not WAIT to wear them.  I have already done so…with distressed skinny jeans and a black tank…and then as you have seen below.  I will be sure to feature them regularly on instagram with outfit ideas, as I know they are going to be a summertime staple!

Have an AWESOME week and check out my ONLINE TRUNK SHOW with Fibi&Clo below.  HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

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Tuxedo Blazer Aryn K (old), Dress c/o MM Lafluer available here, Necklace and bracelet Stella and Dot available here and here, Shoes c/o Fibi & Clo available here

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Fibi & Clo Online Trunk Show!

 

SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE at Rexines personal Fibi&Clo Site!

I am wearing Sun Cascade Sandals available for 49.50.

If you like lift, these are FABULOUS Gold Cascade Wedge available for 49.50.

I love these, you can’t beat a thong sandal for summer Sahara Wedge for 59.50.

*if you are a size 6, you can CLEAN UP on sale shoes- beautiful stone sandals for $20, YES, YES, YES!

Not ready to make a purchase now, be sure to follow Rexine on Facebook and Instagram for new styles and sales!!

 

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Monday Mingle: BBQ Style

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We postponed our annual family 4th of July BBQ to the 5th…due to the rain and crappy weather.  Good thing we held out because you couldn’t have dreamt a prettier day.  Beautiful weather, good eats and all my family…doesn’t get much better than that!

Comfort is key when I am with the kids…but I always like to feel stylish too.  Easy fitting shorts, loose printed tank and leather flip flops most definitely did the trick.  The Stella Dot Sardinia necklace has been in regular rotation for a few months…just the perfect splash of color!  My take on red, white and blue:)

It’s #MondayMingle time:)  Pop by BonBon Rose Girls  and Momtrends stylish blogs to see what they are wearing:)  The link is being hosted by Kristin .  Hope you will join in the fashion fun!  Make it a great week:)

 

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Top Sanctuary via Third Street Habit, Shorts RD Style SIMILAR available here, Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Shoes Yellowbox available here

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 Hope you had a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

 

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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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Monday Mingle: Bohemian Style

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Everything about this dress has me wanting to go barefoot and turn up the Bob Marley…instead…I celebrated a dear friends baby boy at her shower.  I decided to dress appropriately and wear shoes, ha!   I did skip the bra though….SEE, I told you I am a hippie at heart:)  I realize not everyone can do that…and truthfully this style would be really difficult for a busty body type.  If you love the vibe, but can’t wear this particular cut, pop by the eShakti site…they have a Boho Chic collection and each item is more adorable than the next…I want it ALL!  Secretly hoping this style post helps awaken your bohemian side…Happy Shopping!

It’s #MondayMingle time, the fun fashion link up hosted by myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole from Momtrends.  Join in the fun, link up and then visit with all our stylish friends.  I have made some of the best blogging relationships through Monday Mingle…and hope you do too!  Happy Monday:)

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Dress c/o eShakti same body style, different print available here, Necklace Stella and Dot available here, Shoes Manolo Blahnik (old)

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