Trend Alert: Cardigans and Capes

If you have flipped through a few magazines or scrolled through a few style blogs…you have definitely seen the shift from structured blazers to soft flowing cardigans and capes.  I love a great blazer, as we all know….but it is nice to have such an assortment of oversized cardigans to choose from this fall.   Shopping them for all of you has been SUCH fun and I can’t wait to add a few to my collection.  Which one to choose?  My favorites below!  Happy Shopping:)

TIP:  Don’t toss your blazers ladies!  They are classic, chic and always provide polish and sophistication:)

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Goodnight Macaroon has this oh so cozy grey shrug available HERE.  I own something similar from Armani Exchange and I wear it constantly…over everything!

 
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Nordstroms Colorblocked Cape available for purchase HERE  This can literally be worn over anything and everything.  Casually with jeans or even over a cocktail dress!

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Sanctuary printed cardigan available from Revolve Clothing HERE.

 

Available for purchase from international retailer Oasap HERE.  Personally, I would not do all these trends photographed above at once.  This plaid look is best with jeans and booties or leather leggings and a silky blouse!

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Ella Moss Cozy Cardigan available for purchase HERE.  I have sold this to a few #theboxservice clients and they are all in LOVE.  *this is the one I am leaning towards:)

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The “sweatercoat”hybrid is back baby!  I love this cream colored dream available HERE.

 

Budget Friendly

Some less expensive options worth a link for sure:)  HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!

Really lovely plus sized options HERE and HERE!

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

 

 

 

Loose Easy Style

This may not officially be a kimono…but it is a favorite shirt of mine and definitely has the look and feel of the kimonos I have been loving so much for fall.  I plan to purchase one…after all of my clients have chosen theirs…aren’t I sweet:)  Ha!

Not too much to report other than insanity with work.  I have one more “Roll in the Rack” scheduled for Friday, and then hoping to spend the weekend catching up on internship inquiries, box service inquiries and EMAILS!  Thanks for your patience as this has been my busiest week to date:)  HAPPY THURSDAY!!!

 

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Blouse old Nicole Miller, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Jeans c/o Level 99 available through The Box Service, Shoes Sam Edelman 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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Farewell in Free People

I just shared my “The Box Service” promotional video with you guys last week.  Although Tanya and I spent most of the day shooting that badboy…we also squeezed in time for a late lunch at one of my favorite spots in Point Pleasant Beach, Shipwreck.  Seriously the steaks almost cut themselves.  It is right on the inlet…so we soaked in the sun and watched the boats roll in.  I can’t say enough about how special this chica is….and I am SO lucky that we met in person.  I know (even though she lives many many miles away) we will always remain in touch.  Who says the blogging world is ONLY virtual?

Fun video sharing our excursion is HERE over at Sechoir.  Be sure to follow Sechoir on Facebook and Instagram..there is ALWAYS something fabulous and fashionable going on.

I leave you with a few cute snapshots and then some links to “get the look”!  Although some items are sold out…similar styles are available and both outfits transition fabulously into early fall!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!

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Monday Mingle: White Leopard

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Hope everyone is enjoying the final day of summer…the weather is horrible here…humid and rainy…..probably a day of movies on the couch for us…and sometimes that is just what the doctor ordered.  We had a jampacked weekend of beach, pool, Prestons 2nd birthday and than a night out on the town….I am exhausted.  With a crazy work week ahead and Connor starting school Wednesday, a day of nothing is quite welcomed.  On to the fashion….I LOVE leopard with white..it is so perfect for this transitional time of year.  How about you?  Would you pair leopard and white?

Monday Mingle time again:)  The stylish collaboration between myself, BonBon Rose Girls and Momtrends.  Link is over with Nicole today- be sure to pop by and join in the fun.  Make it a great week!

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Top c/o Susie Raine available HERE, Jeans Level 99, Clutch Deux Lux available through The Box Service, Necklaces Stella and Dot, Shoes Steve Madden

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Monday Mingle: Sequins for Summer

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Here in New Jersey, we are having an extremely mild August.  It was downright chilly over the weekend.  Gorgeous…but chilly.  I wore this out to dinner and drinks the other evening.  You know I love mixing my distressed boyfriends with killer heels and was elated to carry my NEW grey clutch!  I hopped right on my trend forecast HERE and purchased my first grey accessory for fall……definitely not my last!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration:)

#MondayMingle time again…the stylish collaboration with Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of Momtrends.  Be sure to link up your fashionable posts….over on Kristins blog today:)  Make it a great week!

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Blouse Boutique Brand similar available HERE, Jeans Level 99 available HERE, Necklace and Bracelet Stella and Dot available HERE and HERE. Clutch available through The Box Service, Shoes Christian Louboutin (old)

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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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The Front Tuck

The front tuck.  It is not an official name…but it is the name I have given to my obsession with tucking in just the front part of my shirt.  It shows off your belt, adds some shape and provides a little interest to your outfit, no?  Since I love to tuck, I have decided I need to invest in a fun colorful belt.  Any suggestions?  I am thinking orange….you know I love orange.  You may see some “pinning” and linking to fun belt options in the next few days.

I hope all of you are having a great week.  I am a little frazzled……Preschool ceremonies, teacher gifts, two boxes to get together before the end of the week….and not nearly enough time to do it all!  Ah!!!   Back on Friday with a stylish post to inspire your weekend:)

 

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Jeans c/o Level 99 available HERE, Top Language, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Sunglasses Rayban c/o Glasses.com, Shoes c/o Yellowbox available HERE

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Three Stylish Mamas: Lyssé Leggings

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I am back with my two favs, Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls and Jill from Glamamom for another Three Stylish Mamas collaboration.  Honestly, how can you possibly talk about stylish mamas and NOT mention leggings.  They are a staple for any fashionable mom on the go. Furthermore, how can you talk about leggings and NOT mention Lyssé.  I am elated to be featuring my favorite legging brand today.  I first discovered and blogged about them here, remember?  I have added several pairs to my collection over the past few months.  What I love the most is the higher rise…it really holds you in …leaving you muffin top free and completely smooth through the waistline.  Yessss!!!!

How do you style leggings for Spring?  Here, I kept it simple and fun with a colorful printed scarf and my favorite new gladiators.  I loved the idea of a sandal to change it up from my usual suspects like moto boots.  Be sure to pop by to visit my girls here and here to learn the details of their fabulous legging looks!  As always, thank you for reading and Happy Shopping:)

 

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Tunic Nordstroms (old), Scarf Echo available through The Box Service, Leggings c/o Lysse available here, Gladiator Sandals Piperlime similar available here
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Bracelet c/o Joseph Nogucci available here (1/2 off)

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London Times

I am totally in love with this London Times knit dress for a few reasons.
1. Forgiving on the old waistline
2. Completely comfortable for this mom on the go
3. Machine Washable
4. Easy on the wallet
5. Perfectly on trend and stylish

I was not familiar with this brand until they reached out  and made an introduction. I was gifted two beautiful dresses that will be in immediate rotation in my closet.  I chose styles that would be flattering for my “still have to lose ten pounds” figure and was so pleasantly surprised with how great the fit was.  At three weeks post birth,  I am officially back to the grind and had a boutique appointment as well as shopped for two clients yesterday. It was blissful to put on a dress and actually wear makeup!!!  It’s the small things:)  More on the casual side below, I paired the dress with wedges, a distressed belt and some fun gold jewelry.  Of course it will be fun to style it completely different and glam it up come the next wear. Hope you find some outfit inspiration!

Dress c/o London Times and available here, Belt Vintage, Necklace Stella and Dot, Bracelet Podium Boutique, Sunglasses RayBan, Shoes Stuart Weitzman

*If you have any questions on fit/sizing- Definitely shoot me an email and I will share my details.

Linking up over at Glamamom for Monday Mingle! Come join in the fun:)
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