THE REAL Jersey Shore Style

A few years ago, when I was brand new to the blogging gig, I stumbled across Fashion-isha!  I remember thinking Sharon had the most contagious smile.  When I read on and realized she lived at the Jersey Shore, not ten miles from me, I was elated.  I adore networking online….but in person?  Well, that is my jam:)

We have met a few times and shared our stories, blogging journeys, desires in the fashion industry.  At our most recent meetup we were trying to come up with a way to collaborate and potentially involve other New Jersey fashion and lifestyle bloggers.  With shows like Jersey Shore and Jerseylicious there is a negative image about fashion in this great state.  Sharon and I come from very different backgrounds and cultures…but we both agree on tasteful fashion…I wouldn’t quite say I am modest…I take risks…but I also know the difference between classy and trashy…and what works for my age and body type.  Our collaboration was born….showcasing THE REAL JERSEY SHORE style and inviting others to join in the fun. Please leave a comment or shoot one of us an email if you are a fellow Jersey blogger and are interested in getting in on the FUN…we don’t have a specific plan…but would love to connect with like-minded women who live in this beautiful state!

Sharon and I have both styled up our takes on the classic combination of ivory and black.  You simply can’t go wrong with this color combo.  Don’t forget to pop by Fashion-isha to check out how Sharon has styled her look.  I know you will love her blog…her energy and zest for life are very much alive on her blog and she finds the most beautiful inspirational photos for fashion and home decor!  Happy Wednesday:)

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Sweater c/o Topshop similar available here, Necklace available via The Box Service, Skirt c/o RD Style, Fur trimmed gloves and headband available through The Box Service, Boots (old) Jeffrey Campbell available here

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TopShop for Nordstroms: Review

Last week, I had the pleasure of checking out the new Topshop for Nordstroms collection at The Short Hills Mall.  I had such a great time trying things on….I was in the fitting room for over an hour….all in a days work ladies, all in a days work:)  My ambassadorship includes sharing my experience shopping the collection and  I was also able to keep a few of my favorite things.

I love Nordstroms, there store is clean, neat, easy to shop and the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable, which can be a rarity in retail these days.  I found the TopShop area easily identifiable and had a blast looking at the vast collection.  My favorite thing about this line?  It is totally something both a tween and thirtysomething can wear.  About 15 percent of the line was just a smidge too “young” for me….but everything else, honestly was fantastic.  I could have bought more.  Infact, the light blue romper below was a total surprise….I brought it into the fitting room as a joke (outtake) and it ended up fitting really well.  I decided the color seemed a bit more spring inspired….but I easily could have found a way to legitimize the purchase.  I think the sizing is pretty dead on.  I am typically a mix of small and medium on top and a 6 on the bottom.  That is exactly what I ended up purchasing.  Sharing some of my fitting room photos and then the items that made the cut below!  Happy SHOPPING!

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Ivory Skater Dress only available in black online here, Light Blue Romper only availabe in black online here

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You might be wondering what I ended up going home with? It was really hard deciding, but due the vast collection choices, and affordable price points I was able to get a good amount:)  I ended up with this sexy dress and plan to wear it for a 40th birthday in December, I also scooped up this cute scarf/hat combo.  This white tee fit so perfectly, I know it will be a closet staple and last but certainly not least, I grabbed this ivory cableknit sweater featured below.  I can’t wait to continue to show of all my goodies in style posts in the coming weeks.  For now, I hope you find some outfit inspiration below and Happy Shopping!

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Denim Shirt JCrew Factory, Ivory Sweater c/o Topshop for Nordstroms available here, Camo Jeans SOLD, Shoes TOMS, Bag Marc Jacobs (old), Bracelets c/o Luxe Auctions

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