Weekend Wear: Styling a Wide Brimmed Hat

A few days ago, I linked to a wide brimmed hat on FB and a few comments immediately popped up….”Love it!  Where am I wearing it”?  Truthfully, I know what you mean.  When and where is a hat like this appropriate?  Personally, I reserve them for when I am spending a good part of my day outside.  Think soccer games and then to the park with your little ones.  I will often will wear mine when I have a million errands to run…popping in and out of stores.  Weekend wear at its best!

I say (especially if you aren’t sure where you are going to wear it) to stay on the frugal side of this trend.  My hat below was on super sale from Calypso St. Barth two seasons ago.  I don’t wear it constantly, but when I do, it adds an undeniable level of cool.  I think I paid 40 dollars…SCORE!  I also love that it keeps the sun off my face…BONUS!  I hope all of you have an amazing weekend:)


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Top c/o Joules similar style available HERE

Denim Shirt c/o ShopSusieRaine available HERE

Skinnies c/o Level 99 available HERE

Belt B-low the Belt available HERE

Supergas available HERE

Hat Calypso St Barth similar available HERE


Casual Mommy Style

Really quick post today…as I have client boxes to process, children to cart around and errand upon errand to run.  This is my “mommy uniform” right now.  Distressed jeans, cozy sweater, supergas and a baseball cap to cover up unwashed hair….keeping it real folks.   I wore this yesterday to a school meeting and running around town….hope you find some outfit inspiration and have an AWESOME weekend:)





Jeans Level 99 available here, Denim Shirt JCrew, Sweater c/o Topshop similar here, Necklace Stella and Dot (old), Shoes Superga, Hat c/o Ella’s Grove,Bag Louis Vuitton


Luxe Auctions Giveaway: Camo Scarf!

I have been loving and wearing camo long before it was everywhere...infact this sweater is so old, it might even be considered vintage!  I think my familiarity with the print made it so easy for me to embrace when it exploded on the scene and I have since acquired a camo jacket, two pair s of skinnies, a shirt and most recently this beautiful scarf below.  Camo is no doubt a must have for anyone on trend.  It can be hard to wear…so adding a splash with a scarf or accessory is a great way to embrace the trend without stepping outside of your comfort zone or budget!

Luxe Auctions is run by a fellow Jersey gal…so when she reached out to partner up, I was more than happy to oblige!  Cherry on top?  The items are cool, unique and affordable…yes yes yes! How does it work you ask? It is a really innovative idea…and you all know how much I love those! Basically their Facebook Page works as an “auction” on Wednesday and Sunday evenings offering beautiful apparel and accessories at amazing prices.  Learn more here! The blog is also pretty badass and features roundups of fashionable ladies from around the blogging world (little old me included)!  Luxe has SO kindly offered to gift a camo scarf to one of YOU!  Enter to win below and have a great weekend:))

Faux Leather Leggings (old) similar available through The Box Service, White Tee GAP (old), Scarf c/o Luxe Auctions, Supergas available here, Gold Hoops available through The Box Service, Necklace Nashelle, Watch c/o Invicta




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Travel in Style: Biaggi GIVEAWAY!

Since having my boys, it has become harder and harder to get away and this past Spring, attending a friends wedding in Florida, was honestly the first time I had been on a plane in close to five years……and I was totally freaked out.  My pregnancies and little men have left me with some strange anxieties…add it to the list of ailments I didn’t used to have….infact, I once traveled from Kirkuk to Baghdad (yes, I mean Iraq) by black hawk helicopter when I performed with the USO….now afraid to fly a few states away….the complete and utter irony is NOT lost on me.

Dressing for travel can be tough.  When I used to travel often, I always followed a few simple rules.
1. Layers– A tank, button down, cardigan and scarf are stylish ways to keep yourself warm and then you can peel away layers based on temperatures in the airport, on the plane and at your final destination.
2. Comfortable shoe– Luckily sneakers have come a long way and are considered chic and on trend.  I recently grabbed up a pair of supergas, and they would do the trick just fine.  Any low heeled shoe that you have worn before (never wear a new pair for travel) works great!
3. A rolling suitcase– I have made this mistake too many times and my shoulders and lower back are still suffering the consequences.  A medium sized handbag for all your essentials and then pack the rest in your rolling bag….save your back!

Traveling in Comfort and Style

Joules open front cardigan, $160 / Madewell oversized boyfriend shirt / Splendid red stripe tank / Madewell skinny ankle jeans / Superga blue evening shoes, $66 / Biaggi luggage / Marc by Marc Jacobs leather strap bracelet / Oasis black heart earrings, $9.64 / Gucci scarve



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*winner will be chosen via random.org one week from today 10/2/13 

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