Monday Mingle: Floral for Fathers Day

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Hope all of you had an amazing weekend.  We had a beautiful couple days…the weather was just gorgeous here at the Jersey Shore.  I had a photo session with my boys at the Boardwalk Friday…a great poolday Saturday…and then a beautiful day at Eagle Oaks for Fathers Day.  Decided to sport this London Times floral dress.  I will admit, I don’t wear florals often….I am not super girlie in my personal style….but sometimes you just want to wear a pretty dress.  I have blogged numerous times about this brand..like here and here…..great fit, affordable pricetag…whats not to love?  London Times always delivers.

Do you wear florals?  How would you style this dress?  I kept it simple with a cool peep toe and some fun jewelry.  Hope your week is off to a great start!  Don’t forget to check out my #MondayMingle friends Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole from Momtrends…always super stylish:)  Kristin is hosting.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week:)

 

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Dress c/o London Times similar HERE and HERE, Jewelry Stella and Dot available here, here and here, Glasses c/o Glasses.com similar available here, Shoes Christian Louboutin (old)

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Venting in Black and White

Ah, where to start today…where to start?  If you are a personal friend on FB you may have seen me make mention of having the most disappointing of days yesterday.  Someone, who I thought was truly a friend…heard something about me..thought the worst of me…. When we finally spoke, I apologized about our misunderstanding from a really humble and honest place (I am a Libra, so if you tell me your side of things, I will always most likely understand).  This friend of over 4 years did not take accept that apology…..instead continued on…saying she is too trusting of people like me.  People like me?   Close to tears, I left the conversation.  Walked away.  I feel horrible about it.  I have lost a relationship and that is always hard.  I am taking solace in knowing that although I am totally flawed in many ways, at my core is a really good person who tries to do her best for her family, friends, clients and herself.  I have to believe in that…and myself….more than this nonsense drama…right?  Right?  Well that is my mantra anyway.

On a much lighter note…how freaking fabulous is this RD Style dress?  I am obsessed with it…dreaming up different ways to wear it.  Bright shoes….with a blazer….without a belt…big colorful statement necklace….you see the limitless possibilities…no?  Since I am mentally exhausted and actually about to head out for a Roll in the Rack with a new client…I will leave you with the photos.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great weekend:)

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Dress RD Style, Shoes Calvin Klein, Bag c/o Sole Society (old), Belt Nicole Miller (old), Jewelry all Stella and Dot available HERE

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Monday Mingle: August Silk Giveaway!

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Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend:)  I have been enjoying my family…and although the weekend was off to a rainy start…yesterday was absolutely breathtaking and it looks like we are getting more of the same today!  The kids and I are off to the pool:)

It is #MondayMingle time….The stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  The link is being hosted by Kristin this week.  I hope you take a moment to honor the veterans, enjoy the beautiful weather and spend it with your favorite people.

Gladly sharing this beautiful drapey blouse by August Silk .  Have you heard of the brand?  Available at retailers like Macy’s and Dilliards and best known for the classic cardigan, I have owned a few items here and there.  Always great quality and a great price point.  I particularly loved how lightweight this blouse is….perfect for the hot summer nights that are fast approaching.  They were so kind to gift a blouse to me AND YOU….so ….

*Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!!

 

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Shorts Sanctuary similar fit here, Top c/o August Silk (giving the same away below), Denim Jacket Level 99 available here, Clutch Deux Lux (old), Shoes Stuart Weitzman similar available here, Jewelry all Stella and Dot available here, here and here. Plus Size Options: Here, Here and Here

 

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WIN THIS AUGUST SILK BLOUSE!!!

 
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STELLA & DOT GIVEAWAY

I am so appreciative of all of your support with my new Stella and Dot adventure.  It has been an amazing two months….with fun-filled trunks shows, meeting dynamic new women and quite obviously, lots of beautiful baubles.  Honestly, the jewelry is SO great, I knew it would be a hit…but I am elated you love the jewelry as much as I do.  I love to give gifts, so it makes perfect sense to giveaway something Stella and Dot to my fabulous clients, readers and friends.  I chose the Frida Necklace.  It is freaking gorgeous and so perfect for summer!  Enjoy:)

I also put together a little board of all of my Trunk Show Bestsellers.  Good luck and Happy Shopping!

 

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Stella and Dot best Sellers

If you are inclined to shop any of the items above….click HERE for the direct link to my site:)

 

 

ENTER TO WIN THE FRIDA! GIVEWAY CLOSED

1.  Leave a comment below sharing how you would style the necklace and please include your email address

2.  Simple as THAT!

*winner will be chosen via random.org 5/23/15 Open to US Residents only

 

 

Repeat Offender: White Skinnies and YellowBox

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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!

 

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*All photos taken in dowtown Point Pleasant Beach

 

Monday Mingle: Simple Style

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If you read often you know, my favorite kind of style is simple and classic.   I keep it interesting and up to date with fun trendy accessories.  With this particular outfit, the accents stole the show…..leopard heels, fun studded belt and of course, all of my Stella and Dot baubles.  I have many clients who are afraid to accessorize…finding it overwhelming and too much fuss.  I always beg them to give it a try….usually pushing the face framers, like a great scarf or necklace.  It is amazing what some color around your beautiful face can do!

This look is featured as part of the #MondayMingle collaboration with the lovelies Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends. We love when you link up your style posts and share what you have been wearing lately.  Let’s all get fashionably inspired by one another.  Link is over at BonBon Rose Girls today!  Happy Monday:)

 

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Top Vince similar here, Jeans c/o Level 99 (old), Belt Nicole Miller (old) similar available here, Necklace Bracelet and Earrings all Stella&Dot all available here, Shoes PiperStreet available here                                Plus Size Options: Here, Here and Here

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Leopard Sandals available for purchase here for $38

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Monday Mingle: Styling White Jeans

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It’s #MondayMingle time…the stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  I am happy to be hosting this week to show off my favorite new denim for Spring…WHITE SKINNIES!  I was due for a new pair…my priors had to be tossed…too many stains to salvage.  I have been waiting for these Level 99’s to arrive for weeks at a local boutique and although I had grown quite impatient…..they were most definitely worth the wait!  I love the distressed knees and skinny fit.  Honestly, I haven’t met a pair of Level 99’s I don’t love.  They are my bestselling denim line from The Box Service, as well as my Roll in The Rack appointments.

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  I can’t wait to see what stylish posts you are linking up and promise to pop by and say “hi” to all of you at some point this week:)  Be sure to swing by and visit Kristin and Nicole🙂  Make it a great week!

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Sweater Dex (older) Vest Others Follow similar here, Jeans Level 99 (available through ME), Shoes Sam Edelman similar available here, Necklaces both Stella and Dot available here and here
Plus Size Options: Here, here and here

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Level 99 Distressed White Jeans: Available for purchase through me. Email carly@thirtysomethingfashion.com Currently have sizes 25 through 31. $118 plus shipping

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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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Stella and Dot Necklace available HERE

 

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 Legnth Denim available HERE

 

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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Sole Society available here

 

#Monday Mingle: All Dressed Up

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This past Saturday my husband and I attended The Beauty Ball hosted by an amazing organization The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care  at Trump in Colts Neck, New Jersey.  Dear friends of ours are members and they invited us to join in the evening- raising money and awareness for the families suffering from Cancer.  This hits close to home as my father is a cancer survivor and although he is in remission and the best “pop” around…it was definitely something that shook our family to the core.

I purchased this dress a while back…actually I purchased it for a client at the request of her husband and wrapped it up with some other items for her birthday gift.  I fell in love with the mixture of classy/sexy that the dress exudes and snatched one up for myself.  Here it is in all its glory for #MondayMingle, the style collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  The linkup is being hosted by Kristin today so pop by and JOIN IN.   Also, don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway ..it ends this week!

I am in Philadelphia all day today…training and some inspirational talk from the creator of Stella & Dot.  Follow along on Instagram for fun pics and pretty baubles!  Happy Monday!

Crappy Photo Disclaimer:  Sorry for the not so great photos below…I really try to enjoy the events I attend and be in the moment.  There was no time for a pre-party photo session and all pics were taken on my phone.

 

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Dress Cynthia Steffe similar available here Shoes Christian Louboutin, Necklace and Bracelet Stella and Dot available here and here. Clutch c/o SusieRaine available here
PLUS SIZE OPTION: Similar Style Dress available here

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Spring Trend for 2014: Perforated

In and out with mainstream retailers for years, perforated looks came back on the scene this past fall…specifically landing on leather pieces…..if you aren’t sure what I mean take a look here.  Perforated is a fancy word for holes, literally.  Leave it to the fashion community to make holes super chic and on trend.  Anyway…perforation is back for Spring baby….and is showing up on clothing, bags, jewelry and shoes.  I am a fan.  How about you?  Here are a few of my favorites from around the web.  I will be back Friday with a fun casual look sporting my new DO!  Happy Reading.

*You will see the Aerosoles below in an outfit post soon- Full disclosure…it is like encasing your feet in a waterbed.

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House of Harlow Necklace available here for $75.00
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Stella and Dot Double Clutch available here for $94.00
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Twenty Tees Tank available here for $88.00
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GAP skinny belt. Available in three colors here for $14.00

Red and Metallic: Max Jeans Feature

This fabulous outfit is compliments of Max Jeans.  I have worn this denim shirt countless times already like here.  I am certain the red skinnies will get just as much play as I am smitten with the on trend ankle length, overall fit and zipper details.  Max Jeans is a new division of the Max Studio and Leon Max family. Our vision was to create a brand that provides timeless style and versatility for a woman’s wardrobe.  Using the latest innovative techniques and washes, Max Jeans provides our customer with great fitting, high quality jeans, that’s fashionably sophisticated, while maintaining affordable prices.”  Hope you pop by their site to shop all their fabulous Spring styles.  A few of my favs are here, here and here.

My favorite photographer, Amy of Adalie Scott Photography and I hit Asbury Park for this photo session.  She is SO talented.  As we pull up to a new site…she literally scans the area…and within moments has the perfect innovative shot.  I LOVE this first one, me and this lady of the sea having a moment.  Check out Amys Facebook Page and site.  Currently, she is booking $35 mini sessions and you will NOT be disappointed.  Email her for further inquiry at adaliescottphotography@gmail.com

Happy Weekend:)

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Shirt and Jeans c/o Max Studio available here and here, Shoes Sam Edelman available here full disclosure they are NOT comfortable, Sequin Clutch c/o Susie Raine available here, Necklace Stella and Dot available here

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Simple Style: Ankle Length Denim

I am up to my eyeballs….boxes to get out, Stella&Dot orders to process…so please forgive that I have VERY little to share today.  When it comes to style….I say it often that simple is best and this outfit is the epitome of simple.  Injecting a little personal style with some beautiful tassel jewelry (link to buy below) and a fun wide brimmed hat.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration!

* Ankle length denim is all the rage for Spring…so if this cute pair doesn’t strike your fancy- check your local shops for a pair that does:)

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Jeans c/o Sold Design Lab (available through The Box Service), Blouse Vince similar available here, Blazer SAVA (no longer in business, boo), Hat Calypso St Barth on super sale (old) but great summertime option available here, Shoes Christian Louboutin update for Spring available here, Necklace and Bracelet Stella and Dot available here

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That moment you see your babies while shooting outfit shots.. JOY!!!  Have an AWESOME WEDNESDAY!!!!

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Exciting Announcement: Stella & Dot!

If you follow along on Facebook you saw my announcement here, but I, of course, had to make it official on the blog.  I have signed on as a Stella & Dot stylist!  I am beyond excited and can’t wait to layer this into my personal shopping and styling business.  My Roll in the Rack and The Box Service have been in need of reasonably priced on trend jewelry that has a warranty and will survive in your jewelry box from season to season.

As excited as I am…I also want to assure you that not much will be changing around here.  You will still see regular features of more affordable jewelry ( SusieRaine and ShopDesignSpark), handmade jewelry (Zolie Designs) and pricier items (Touchstone Crystal and Chan Luu).  You will also continue to see my favs from Stella & Dot…much like in the past here, here and here.  Truth is I love the line….but there is room in my heart for all different accessory brands.  My promise to you…if I love it…you will see it here, regardless if you can buy it from me directly or not.

If you are a client and spy something you love online, please let me know and I will be sure to include it in your appointment or Box Service.  Below are a few of my current craves from the site.  Hope you have an awesome weekend-back Monday with a killer style post featuring my fav new jeans!

 

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Gold Fringe Necklace: Available for purchase here $138
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Milana Tassel Necklace available here $79
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Milana Tassel Bracelet available here $49
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Devon Chandelier Earring available here $34
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Portia Bracelet available here $69
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Frida Necklace available here $128

Unstructured Clothing

I had a private hospital tour yesterday of the 82 million dollar emergency department added to Ocean Medical Center.  It was unbelievable…looked more like a five star hotel than a hospital…I shared the waiting room area here on Instagram. I had the tour, clients to shop for and then an informal meeting at the end of the day, so I opted for cool comfort. Of course, that included my camo skinnies which haven’t had as much love lately.  I picked up this navy jacket by the brand Miss Me a few days back…I love the soft luxurious feel and the unstructured design.  No one…I repeat NO ONE loves unstructured clothing more than I.  It just reads so chic and cool to me.  I realize it isn’t for everyone…what are your thoughts?  Do you prefer structure or a looser fit?  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great Wednesday:)

 

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White Top c/o Topshop, Jacket Miss Me (available through The Box Service), Necklace Stella & Dot (old), Jeans SOLD Design Lab (old) available here in grey, Shoes c/o Sole Society

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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!