Monday Mingle: Embellished Boyfriends


I am not even sure how to intro these killer embellished jeans…I mean?  Really!  I am obsessed.  Simple, slouchy, chic…all my favorite things.  Here at the shore, we do a lot of casual dinners with friends….these boyfriends are SO perfect for those type of festivities.  Not over the top…but still more special than the skinnies you wear to the soccer field!  Right?

Monday Mingle time again.  Stop by my favorite fashionistas BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends, to see what they are styling up.  The link is being hosted by Nicole this week:)

Heading to my favorite city tonight, Philadelphia, for a really cool event and cannot WAIT to show you the outfit I am wearing.  Follow along on Instagram if you wish.  Make it a great Monday!


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Jeans Level 99 available through ME (email

Clutch Deux Lux available HERE

Top Trouve similar available HERE

Shoes Calvin Klein (3 years old)

Necklace and earrings Stella and Dot available HERE and HERE


Monday Mingle: Ponchos for Fall


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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Monday Mingle: Mixing Prints


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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Bathing Suit Style




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… 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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NYC: Black, Yellow and a little Sparkle

On Monday, I put my big girl pants (fair enough, tights) on and braved the cold into the great city of New York.  I had a few blogging friends I was dying to see…..Glamamom, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  We met at the delicious Rosa Mexicano across from the Lincoln Center…shared fabulous conversation and unbelievable guacamole….then head over to take a few outfit shots, of course!  I was supposed to head to the Alice and Olivia presentation…but a few too many margaritas had me ditch it and just take the train home.  If you break it down, my fashion week experience involved very little fashion at all…and as Andy Grammer would say…”that’s Fine by Me”!

I first wore yellow and black together here and then here and have been smitten ever since.  I really adore ANY bright colored blazer and would completely recommend one for Spring.  It can completely transform your basic black clothing for transitional weather (like now) and be styled well into the spring and summer months.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have an awesome weekend!!

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Dress c/o M.M. Lafleur available here, Blazer Pim and Larkin (old) but similar available here, Fur Booties Charles Jourdan (old) only left in size 6 here, Or in grey here Fedora Christy’s, Necklace c/o Shop Design Spark available here
PLUS SIZE OPTIONS for Dress available here and Blazer available here

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Monday Mingle: Lysse Leggings


I love being close to downtown Point Pleasant….actually I think it is the only thing that has saved me after my abrupt move from Center City Philly to the quiet and peace of seaside living.  Awesome boutiques and retail shops, delicious restaurants, great energy…I am so thankful to only live five quick minutes away.  If you are ever in the Jersey Shore area…definitely add it to your list, not a town to miss.

I hosted a little blogger meetup Friday night at Lola’s Boutique.  I wore my new Lysse leggings…kind of obsessed with this brand since discovering them here.  They were so kind to send me a few pairs from their Spring line…don’t you love the lace details?  I kept it simple with a tunic, trusted leather vest and spiced it up with red and leopard.  What do you think?

It is #MondayMingle time ladies….The fashionable collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  The linkup is hosted at BonBon Rose Girls this week so pop by and join in the fun:)  Heading into NYC this morning to meet some of my favorite blogging buddies to talk fashion, collaborations and maybe indulge in a afternoon cocktail….Shhhh.  I hope you find some outfit inspiration and  make it a great week:)

Blouse c/o Karen Kane, Vest Rachel Zoe (old), Scarf c/o SusieRaine available here, Necklace Nashelle, Hoops Lolas Boutique, Box Clutch Lolas Boutique, Leggings c/o Lysse, Pumps B by Brian Atwood (sold out)





All Black Style: Touchstone Crystal Giveaway!

If you read along you know I am a huge fan of simple easy style.  There is just so much noise in life, getting dressed and looking good shouldn’t be overly complicated…and I promise it doesn’t need to be.  Take my outfit post below…doesn’t get more simple than a great black dress, black tights and black boots.  I made it my own by adding an amazing necklace from Touchstone Crystal and a fun leopard cape that I purchased a few years ago (last sporting it here).  I recently met Betsey via email…one of you were searching for a necklace I sport quite often like here, here, here and stumbled upon her site.  A collaboration was just the natural thing to do, no?  Betsey was so kind to gift one of her favorite necklaces to me…and giveaway one for YOU!  It is so damn gorgeous…the pictures can’t even capture its shine.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration…giveaway is below…GOOD LUCK and have a great weekend:)

* I do not think the website photos do this jewelry justice…because they use Swarovski crystals the shine is truly unreal…and the quality is fantastic!  I am planning to pick up this bracelet to stack with my Cartier.  I am certain Betsey would send you higher res images etc if you requested, so don’t hesitate to email her
*Linked up with Mama Fashion Files and Baby Shopaholic for Mamanista Fridays and The Life of the Party for Fashion Informant!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADress c/o Karen Kane available here, Cape Velvet (old), Boots Stuart Weitzman, Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal available here




The Giveaway: Readers Choice of Either Color!!!



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Faux Leather Leggings: Morning, Noon and Night

These faux leather leggings have gotten some major action. I hope you all love them as much as I do….trying this trend for under $20 is a total score…..I have had countless emails from friends, readers and clients telling me they have snatched up a pair per my recommendation and since a few of the emails have inquired about ways to wear them…I thought it would be a great idea to show you how I have been sporting mine around town.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sweater available for purchase $85 S,M,L email, Scarf unknown, Necklace Sunshine Daydreams, Faux Leather Leggings available here,  Hat Forever 21, Boots Alberto Fermani available here, Givenchy Bag available here

Sweater Wooden Ships, Denim Button Down Free People, Faux Leather Leggings available here, Earrings Stella and Dot, Bag Tano, Sandals Lucky Brand
Tie Dye Blouse SAVA available here, Faux Leather Leggings available here,  Necklace Sunshine Daydreams, Clutch Deux Lux, Pumps Brian Atwood (sold out)