Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's Day Colors and Link Up #5


 SHOP THE GIFTS
1. Dress: Lover // 2. Bag: Kate Spade New York // 3. Wallet: Kate Spade New York
4. Flats: Aquazzura ($20 option) // 5. Rings: Jules Smith
6. Wallet: Rebecca Minkoff // 7. Bags: Furla
8. Bracelet: Oscar de la Renta // 9. Top: Milly // 10. Clutch: Oliveve (40% off)
11. Sandals: Vince Camuto // 12. Necklace: House of Harlow
13. Hat: David & Young ($32) (Blush one only $17)


It has been a busy week, and I am so thankful it is Friday! (Hence, the reason the Thursday Style Finds is going live on Friday.)  A lot of red gift guides have been going around the blogging world, and I wanted to join the party and share a few of my favorite red and burgundy gift ideas for Valentine's Day.  This heart-shaped bag is quirky and fun, and I like the suede cut-out sandals.

 In keeping with shades of red, my top two picks from last week's link up are...
Kelsey from Glistening Ambition and Marta from Sweaters, Stripes and Sweets

 


And, the LINK UP...


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Layering and Thursday Style Finds Link Up #4

blush, sleeveless vest, topshop, skinny jeans
SHOP THE POST
1. Blouse: H&M // 2. Earrings: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry // 3. Sweater: Topshop
4. Jeans: H&M // 5. Wrap Jacket: Topshop // 6. Jeans: H&M
7. Bag: Dior (What Comes Around Goes Around) // 8. Wallet: Tory Burch
9. Ring: Vita Fede // 10. Booties: Circus by Sam Edelman // 11. Booties: Louise et Cie


Blush is a color that up until a year ago - I don’t think I owned one item of pink clothing.  Now, the color is quickly becoming one of my favorites - as seen by my last couple of posts (I think that shaggy blush coat is still so fun.)  Blush can actually be a very versatile color that can easily be worn with an all black look, or paired with grey, and even off-white.  If you are looking to add one item to your closet, I would consider one in blush.


DAILY STYLE FINDS: WHAT TO WEAR
THANK YOU to everyone that has signed up for my new business venture...
Daily Style Finds: What to Wear

This is the last week to sign-up.  The series will launch on February 1 - and all that register will a chance to win $50 PayPal cash or Nordstrom Gift Card. 

You can register HERE.











And, the LINK UP...

Monday, January 25, 2016

COPY THE LOOK: GIGI HADID


COPY THE LOOK
1. Sunglasses: Forever 21 (Only $6) // 2. Sweater: H&M // 3. Coat: Topshop
4. Lipstick: NARS // 5. Lipgloss: NARS // 6. Jeans: Topshop // 7. Booties: Nine West


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Rose Quartz & Thursday Style Finds Link Up #3


 SHOP
1. Ring: Aurelie Bidermann // 2. Jacket: ThePerfext (Similar under $100) // 3. Phone Case: Sonix
4. Sunglasses: Kate Spade New York // 5. Ring: Shashi // 6. Ring: Shashi
7. Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry // 8. Satchel:  Rebecca Minkoff // 9. Watch: Michael Kors
10. Flats: Tory Burch // 11. Phone Case: Tory Burch
12. Loafers: Jeffrey Campbell (Tassel option under $80)
13. Blouse: Ramy Brook (Under $60 option)
14. Wallet: Rebecca Minkoff // 15. Pumps: Stuart Weitzman


Rose Quartz was recently named Pantone’s color of the year.  According to Pantone, "Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure."
Here are just a few ways to incorporate it into your look.


DAILY STYLE FINDS: WHAT TO WEAR
I would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that has signed up for my new business venture...
Daily Style Finds: What to Wear
...and making it a success for me so far...

If you are looking for some STYLE inspiration?  And, want to find a way to maximize what you have in your closet by focusing on wardrobe essential pieces - then, you will want to join me.  I am taking 15 essential pieces and mixing them for 20 head-to-toe looks.  I plan to use these 15 pieces as the building blocks for all seasons, not just this winter.  Personally, I am trying to be more strategic with what I buy.  It is overwhelming to me when I have a closet full of a lot of stuff, so, I am trying to minimize what I buy - and maximize how I wear it.

The series will launch on February 1 - and all that register will a chance to win $50 PayPal cash or Nordstrom Gift Card.  I am excited - it should be a lot of fun. The cost to participate is $9.95.

I gave away 5 FREE spots to my readers, which are all gone - but I am so very thankful to my blog friends for their support and posting about this.  (Some of them still have a few FREE spots left - so you may want to check out their blogs and you may be lucky to grab the FREE spot.)

You can register HERE today.









THURSDAY STYLE FINDS LINK UP
Thank you to everyone for linking up last week for #thursdaystylefinds.  As seen in my post earlier this week, blush is a favorite of mine (and a color of the year), so in keeping with that theme, my two picks this week are Jill from Doused in Pink and From Earth to Style.  I hope you will all join me again this week for my link-up.






Doused in Pink // From Earth to Style

AND THE LINK UP...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Join me for Something New

what to wear winter

On January 1, I set a goal to get things done in 2016 -- those things that I have not done for reasons of fear, apprehension or just plain procrastination. One of my big goals for 2016 is to start a style business beyond my blog.  One of the main reasons I started my blog and a primary reason for attending Parsons to study Fashion Business and Design (more about that here) was to work as a stylist - so I could help women look their best and feel confident.

So, today, I am happy to announce the launch of DAILY STYLE FINDS: WHAT TO WEAR.

online stylist, what to wear winter

DAILY STYLE FINDS: WHAT TO WEAR is a style series that will show you how with only 15 wardrobe essential pieces (the ones all women should have in their closet) - you can create 20 stylish, on-trend head-to-toe looks. Each of the 20 looks will be presented in a stylish format, along with some beauty suggestions. And, so, this meets everyone’s needs, you will be provided with both casual and work/professional options, so that each look works for all lifestyles.

In addition, as women, we like to seek inspiration and input from others - so as a participant, you will have access to an exclusive DAILY STYLE FINDS: WHAT TO WEAR online community where you can ask style questions, share what you are wearing, and find more style inspiration.

You can get this for FREE if you are one of the first 5 readers to sign-up using the discount code (Code: dailystylefinds). In addition, for all that register, you will have a chance to WIN $50 PayPal cash or Nordstrom Gift Card. If you are not quick enough to grab one of the first spots, you can still sign-up for only $9.95.

Click HERE to sign-up. 
Registration begins January 19, and the series will begin on February 1.

This is sure to be a fun, new, and stylish adventure!


Lastly, I would like to say "THANK YOU" to all my supportive blog friends who are helping me promote this new adventure.  I cannot tell you how much their support means.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Blush Pink & Grey

SAVE
1. Sunglasses: MARC BY MARC JACOBS ($6 OPTION) // 2. Fur Coat: TOPSHOP (Also HERE)
3. Shoulder Bag: SHEIN (Only $20 plus 40% off) // 4. Jeans: H&M ($20)
5. Bootie: JESSICA SIMPSON ($40) (Similar OPTION) // 6. Lipgloss: MAC

SPLURGE
7. Sunglasses: RAY BAN // 8. Fur Coat: PAM & GELA // 9. Shoulder Bag: Chloe
10. Jeans: TOPSHOP // 11. Lipgloss: YSL // 12. Booties: SOPHIA WEBSTER (60% off)


A little blush and black to start the week...

SOMETHING NEW...
I have some exciting NEWS - so be sure to stop by. And, a chance to win $50.


FOLLOW ALONG

I am participating in the following link-ups.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ring Shopping & #thursdaystylefinds LINK UP #2


SHOP THE RINGS
 Silver : GORJANA // NOIR JEWELRY // TAI // EDDIE BARGO

Other than my wedding ring, I typically do not wear any rings.  I am trying to change this.  In looking for some rings, and I found a few budget-friendly options.  Now, the choice is whether to get gold, silver, rose gold, or a ring with a stone.  My wedding ring is platinum, and there used to be a rule to not mix metals - so if you were wearing gold, you stuck to all gold. Luckily, that rule no longer applies (sort of like no white after labor day).  Of the rings I picked - my top favorites are the amethyst stacked rings and the Jules Smith gold ring with black stones. I tried to be price conscious when picking - and most of these are under $100 - and several under $50. Plus, Shopbop offers free shipping (both ways) - so there is no risk in trying them.

Also, if you are like me and do not know your ring sizes - you can always order these ring size guides, which is only $13 and could save a lot of ordering/return hassel.


THURSDAY STYLE FINDS LINK UP
Lastly, I am back with my second #thursdaystylefinds...
 
thursday style finds link up, daily sytle finds, leopard clutch, clare v leopard foldover clutch, leopard

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Four Style Tips for Building a Wardrobe

Today, I am sharing four STYLE tips to make the most of what you buy and wear. 

1. Buy classic STAPLES.
I am trying to shop more for quality, staple pieces that I will wear for several years. One of my favorite wardrobe staples is my leather moto jacket. I have owned if for a few years, and I wear it year-round.  In the spring, I layer it over short sleeve tees, and the winter I layer a fur vest or blanket scarf over it for extra warmth.

SHOP THE LOOK (WINTER LAYERING)
(Original post here)

Jacket: Old (similar here or here)
Vest: Last Call Neiman Marcus (similar here)
Sweater: Halogen (last seen here or here) // Beanie: BP. (last seen here)
Cords: J Brand (similar here) (last seen here) // Socks: Nordstrom
Boots: Hunter (last seen here) // Lipstick: Nars (Heat Wave)


 SHOP LOOK (SPRING LAYERING) 

(Original post here)

Jacket: MODA (Similar here or here) // Tee: Old Navy // Jeans: Paige (Similar here or here)
Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelet: Sophie Harper via Rocksbox
Necklace:Kendra Scott via Rocksbox // Ring: Gorjana via Rocksbox
Wedges: DvF (Similar here or here) // Leopard Pouch: J. Crew


2. Buy items to MIX & MATCH.
I try to buy items that I can mix and match with other items in my closet - so that I get the most wear out of them.  My grey jeans are probably one of my most versatile jeans.  I recently shared in this post how to wear grey jeans 5 different ways.






LOOK 1 // LOOK 2 // LOOK 3 // LOOK 4 // LOOK 5 (not seen)
 
3. Invest in QUALITY Pieces.
I like to buy designer jeans.  To me, they are an investment that I will have for many years.  They are my splurge; but when it comes to buying designer jeans, I do not pay full price. I shop around, and I only buy them when they are on sale.  Two of my favorite places to buy designer jeans for under $100 are Saks Off Fifth and Last Call Neiman Marcus.
black friday, designer jeans, stocking stuffers
More...







4. Add a POP of color.
I believe adding a pop of color, like red to any looks makes a statement.  It stands out.  If you do not like red, you can always opt for orange or yellow, or even a blue or green.
 
SHOP THE LOOK
1. Turtleneck: J. Crew (Similar option) // 2. Sunglasses: Prada (25% off)
3. Sweater Dress: Joe Fresh (Under $50) // 4. Jeans: Topshop (On sale $40)
5. Coat: J. Crew // 6. Bag: Michael Kors // 7. Bootie: Nine West
8. Rollerball Trio: Estee Lauder // 9. Boots: Hunter


FOLLOW ALONG

I am participating in the following link-ups.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Quilted Boucle Bag

CHANEL quilted boucle bag, rebecca minkoff, topshop pleated skirt, stuart weitzmen highland boots
  SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Sweater: TOPSHOP (Also HERE) // 2. Necklace: REBECCA MINKOFF // 3. Blouse: H&M
4. Ring: DAVID YURMAN // 5. Jeans: H&M (Under $20) // 6. Skirt: TOPSHOP
7. Crossbody Bag: SOLE SOCIETY // 8. Boots: CALVIN KLEIN (25% off)
 9. Lipgloss: LAURA MERCIER // 10. Fragrance: VALENTINO // 11. Pumps: NINE WEST


This look was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers - and a Chanel bag.

highland over the knee boots, chanel boucle quilted bag, pink peonies

Thanks to everyone that joined my first fashion link-up - #thursdaystylefinds!


FOLLOW ALONG

I am participating in the following link-ups.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

My Daily Style & First Fashion Link Up

how to wear blanket scarf, how to tie scarf, plaid scarf, gift ideas for her
SHOP THE LOOK
Scarf: Asos (Only $33) // Jacket: Old (Budget options here) // Sweater: J. Crew
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (Under $80) // Pumps: Nine West
Bag: ZAC Zac Posen (Under $50 option) // Watch: Michael Kors

SHOP THE LOOK
Vest: LOFT (Similar here / here - both under $25) // Turtleneck: The Limited
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (Only $90) // Boots: Nine West (Similar here)
Bag: ZAC Zac Posen (Under $50 option) // Watch: Michael Kors

SHOP THE LOOK
Sweater: Banana Republic // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (Only $90)
Boots: Ivanka Trump

SHOP THE LOOK
Sweater: Banana Republic // Jeans: Articles of Society (Only $20)
Boots: Ivanka Trump // Watch: Michael Kors // Bag: ZAC Zac Posen (Under $50 option)

SHOP THE LOOK
Sweater: J. Crew // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (Only $90)
Boots: Ivanka Trump // Watch: Michael Kors // Bag: ZAC Zac Posen (Under $50 option)

 
A few of my looks lately.  This chunky turtleneck sweater is one of my favorites this winter, as well as these slouchy boots.

 JOIN MY FIRST FASHION LINK-UP....
Something new for 2016.  Each Thursday, I will be hosting a link-up party.
Share your fashion related posts - for some style inspiration & finds.

Each week, I will pick two of my favorite looks to feature - so be sure to check back each week.

All I ask is that you follow me on Instagram // Bloglovin

And the link up...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dream Closet Inspired Style

pink peonies, dream closet, leopard carpet, office space



SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Jumpsuit: H&M (Under $60) // 2. Necklace: BAUBLEBAR 
3. Turtleneck: TOPSHOP (Also HERE) // 4. Shaggy Jacket: TOPSHOP
5. Clutch: STREET LEVEL (Only $58) (Foldover Style Only $10)
6. Cross body Bag: KATE SPADE NEW YORK (Under $100) (Also HERE)
7. Pumps: NINE WEST // 8. Jeans: TOPSHOP
9. Ring: STELLA VALLE // 10. Booties: SAM EDELMAN

A couple of looks inspired by one of my favorite interior designed spaces - this closet. If you are looking for other ways to wear winter white - you might like these styles inspired by a white kitchen.


FOLLOW ALONG

I am participating in the following link-ups.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Black and Cobalt


 SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Earrings: Kendra Scott // 2. Sweater: H&M (Only $15. Also in Off White & Black)
3. Jeans: BLANKNYC ($24 option) // 4. Satchel: Sole Society
5. Booties: Donald J Pliner // 6. Lip Stick: Bobbi Brown 
7. Necklace: BAUBLEBAR // 8. Dress: TOPSHOP // 9. Clutch: She + Lo
10. Lipcolour: MAC // 11. Pumps: Sam Edelman (Also in Pink)

A couple ways to wear black and blue - one dressy and one more casual.

Happy New Year!

FOLLOW ALONG

I am participating in the following link-ups.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Best of 2015


plaid poncho, free shipping, asos scarf, over the knee boots, best holiday deals, best black friday deals


TOP INSTAGRAM POST
This plaid poncho and tall boots was one of my top Instagram posts this past year.  

SHOP THE LOOK
Boots: DUO c/o (Similar here and here) // Watch: Michael Kors (Similar here for $22)
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind ($90 + Free shipping)
Sweater: The Limited // Poncho: BP. (ONLY $38!)

 TOP "PINNED" IMAGE ON PINTEREST 
This is my top pinned image on Pinterest. It is on my Street Style board - where I pin what people are wearing for some daily style inspiration.

Be sure to follow along with my Pinterest page for more street style or tips.

RE-CREATE THE LOOK




TOP BLOG POST
This all black look with denim and neon yellow was one of my top blog posts this past year.

SHOP MY LOOK
Jacket: Halogen // Top: The Limited (Similar here or here
Sandals: Old (Similar here or here) // Jeans: J. Brand
Mini Tote: Rebecca Minkoff (Also, in White and Other colors)
Watch: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Necklace: Jenny Bird via Rocksbox
Lipstick: NARS (Manhunt) // Nail Polish: NARS (Torre Del Oro)


red plaid coat, topshop, pleated midi skirt, faux leather, baublebar, prada sunglasses, christmas party, what to wear

TOP FACEBOOK POST
This red plaid coat styled two ways was my top Facebook post this year and could easily be worn for New Year's.


SHOP THE LOOK
1. Necklace: Kate Spade New York // 2. Sunglasses: Prada (Similar for $12)
3. Necklace: BaubleBar // 4. Sweater: Topshop
5. Coat: Topshop // 6. Blouse: Topshop
7. Jeans: Topshop // 8. Skirt: J. Crew (25% off) (Also in Burgundy)
9. Bag: ZAC Zac Posen (Over 50% off)
10. Boots: Louise et Cie // 11. Lipstick: YSL
12. Bag: ZAC Zac Posen (Over 50% off) // 13. Loafer: Nine West



Wishing you a Happy New Year!  See you next year.

And, to leave you with something funny...
My husband does not get blog names - and thinks some of them are just plain crazy - so he said if he started a blog he would call it Hopscotch Butter Dreams. And, I laughed.

Although, traditional, on trend everyday men's style is missing in the blog world, and he should seriously consider it - the name, well, that might need some work...


FOLLOW ALONG
I am participating in the following link-ups.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Dressing for Windy Days


 SHOP LOOK #1
(Original post here)

Sweater: Halogen (Similar) // Shirt: Express // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (similar here)
Boots: French Connection (or here) // Lipstick: Nars (Heat Wave) // Watch: Daniel Wellington c/o

SHOP LOOK #2
 (Original post here)

Shirt: Halogen (similar here) // Necklace: The Limited (similar here or here)
Jeans: Paige (similar here or here) // Shoes: Nine West (really similar here or here) (30% off)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar here) // Clutch: Express (similar here - only $24!)
Lipstick: NARS (Manhunt) // Lipliner: NARS (Jungle Red)


There are always windy days as a blogger - and it can be especially difficult to get pictures sometimes.

And, a look back at a few of my other favorites from 2015...
RED // Winter Days (Hunter boots) // Winter White
Grey Denim // Flare Denim


FOLLOW ALONG
Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest // Bloglovin // Twitter

I am participating in the following link-ups.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Cold Weather Style


SHOP LOOK #1
(Original post here)

Jacket: Old (similar here or here)
Vest: Last Call Neiman Marcus (similar here)
Sweater: Halogen (last seen here or here) // Beanie: BP. (last seen here)
Cords: J Brand (similar here) (last seen here) // Socks: Nordstrom
Boots: Hunter (last seen here) // Lipstick: Nars (Heat Wave)




SHOP LOOK #2
(Original post here)
 
Coat: Express (similar here or here)
 Sweater: J. Crew (Similar here) // Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (Only $80) // Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Beanie: BP. // Watch: Michael Kors (similar here)
Lipstick: Nars (Heat Wave) // Boots: Hunter

Another look back at 2015.

My hunter boots have become my "go to" boots on rainy/snowy days.
Here are just a few ways I have styled them.


FOLLOW ALONG
Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest // Bloglovin // Twitter

I am participating in the following link-ups.