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January 31, 2013

Super Bowl Style

San Francisco 49ers
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1. Paneled Faux Leather Jacket sold @ Forever 21
2. NFL Womens San Francisco 49Ers Victory Play Tee sold @ Amazon
3. J Brand Aiden Cropped Distressed Boyfriend Jeans sold @ Net-a-Porter
4. Metallic Trim Slingbacks sold @ Forever 21
5. Double-Link Toggle Bracelet sold @ Forever 21

Are you looking forward to the Super Bowl on Sunday? What's your favorite part - the commercials, half-time show, the actual game? I have been somewhat disappointed with the commercials the past few years, so I hope this year there are some great ones! These might be a few years old, but I still think this commercial and this one are pretty funny.

As far as the game, I am looking forward to it - although, I wish my team was playing, oh well, maybe next year. Any predictions on who you think will win? I have not decided yet.

Enjoy the game! And, have a great weekend!

Baltimore Ravens
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1. Quilted Faux Leather Moto Jacket sold @ Forever 21
2. NFL Women's Baltimore Ravens Tee sold @ Amazon
3. J Brand 901 Low-rise Leggings-style Jeans sold @ Net-a-Porter
4. Ivanka Trump Pinkish sold @ 6PM
5. Studded Faux Leather Bracelet sold @ Forever 21

Style Find: Art Deco Necklace

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I saw this art deco necklace yesterday and thought that I had to style an outfit around it - and what better to pair it with than a simple black dress like this Topshop dress that has gotten rave reviews. Here is what some reviewers had to say...

"…Of all my black dresses and I have several black dresses...this is my FAVORITE!!"

"It is the perfect fit. It is the perfect length, and honey it makes my figure look perfect…"

"This dress is amazing…"

1. Topshop Bodycon Midi Dress sold @ Nordstrom ($98)
2. Cleo Chevron Bib Necklace sold @ Guess by Marciano
3. Rebecca Minkoff Swing Shoulder Bag sold @ Nordstrom
4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Aria Sandal sold @ Nordstrom

January 30, 2013

Find: Betsey Johnson Pumps

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I love Betsey Johnson's fun, quirky style... I found these pumps and thought I had to style an outfit around them. Since the pumps have so much color (pink & yellow), I opted for a neutral black top and added a little pop of color with the fun, circular clutch. Also, I thought this was a cool bib necklace.

1. Luxlight Crew Pullover sold @ Gap (35% off - Code: Gap35)
2. Lucky Brand Pavé Bib Necklace sold @ Piperlime ($49)
3. Betsey Johnson Trimm sold @ 6PM
4. Poverty Flats by Rian Disc Clutch sold @ Nordstrom ($38)

January 28, 2013

Look for Less: Emerald & Yellow

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Looking for a way to wear the color of the year - Emerald. Here is a great look from Olivia Palermo. This is a combination that I might not think of, but I love the way the gray offsets the bold colors of green and yellow.

1. Military Style Blazer - $34.99
2. Monet Star Pin - $7
3. Mossimo Long-Sleeve Cardigan Sweater - $13.98
4. Losandes Bracelet - $12.98
5. Steve Madden Bgambit Satchel - $98
6. Celebrity Pink Skinny Jeans - $29.50
7. J. Renee Adena Pump - $109.95

January 24, 2013

Floral Party Dress

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1. Forenza Print & Ponte Sheath Dress
2. Sequin Hinged Bangle
3. Colorblocked Hinge Bracelet
4. Melie Bianco Janelle Clutch
5. Marion Cutout Sandal

Looking for something to wear to a spring wedding (I know, it is five below, and hard to imagine warmer weather.). Florals were a big trend on the runway for spring 2013, and I think this is a versatile dress that could be worn to a wedding or bridal shower in warmer weather, or even worn right now paired with tights and a turtleneck or leather moto jacket for the colder weather.

January 22, 2013

How to Wear: Leopard Print Flats

Style Post: Making it Lovely

Aren't these leopard print flats cute? (Not to repeat myself, but I love leopard print paired with orange and red.) Since it has been extremely cold lately (in the negative digits), I like to dress in layers, and I especially like this trend of a buttoned shirt with a pullover sweater. What trends do you love right now?

1. Rhinestoned Matte Bangle Set - only $10.80
2. Mesh Sleeve Raglan Sweater - only $22.99 (available in other colors)
3. Perfect chambray Shirt
4. Leopard print flats
5. Essential Skinny Jeans - only $19.80

Stay warm! And, have a great Tuesday!

January 20, 2013

Transitional Shirtdress

Style Post: Making it Lovely
I found this great retro pattern shirtdress at Gap, which is on sale (30% off) through Monday (Code: GapDeal). The dress has the possibility of being worn with or without tights to transition from winter to spring.
1. Shirtdress
2. Mesh Bracelet
3. Moto Jacket (investment piece) or budget friendly option
4. Clutch
5. Sandal
6. Tights

January 18, 2013

Friday Finds

Here are a few finds on Friday... Have a great weekend!
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1. Sweater
2. Pillow
3. Necklace
4. Shoe (here or here - get coupon here)
5. Necklace
6. Sweater

January 16, 2013

Work Jackets

I am always on the lookout for a good jacket for work. For me, traditional business jackets, look too stuffy on me (and my body shape), so I usually tend to look for shorter, somewhat non-traditional styles, like a few that I have found today. I picked these because The Limited is having a sale - buy one, get one 50% off, plus they have extended their virtual dollars (if you have any to use).

Jacket #1: Stripes
Stripes are still a big trend this season, and I am glad because I like the way stripes add some movement to an outfit. To accent the winter white and black stripes, accessorize with a gold bracelet (or necklace, earrings, watch...).
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Variegated Stripe Jacket sold @ The Limited
Open Square Stretch Bracelet sold @ The Limited

Jacket #2: Nautical
Collarless jackets continue to be big trend, as seen on this jacket and others. Also, this jacket has a nautical theme with its navy color and anchor buttons on the sleeves.
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Curved Closure Jacket sold @ The Limited

Jacket #3: Peplum
Another trend that is still going strong is the peplum detail, seen in tops and jackets. I like this jacket because the peplum is minimized and not so obvious, so I feel it will last beyond the trend.
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Collarless Jacket sold @ The Limited

January 15, 2013

Red Leather Jacket

The new collection at Zara has arrived and on my wish list is this great jacket. I love leather jackets, and in particular this red quilted one. It is a little pricey at this point, but I will watch to see if it goes on sale (Note: Zara is having a great sale on their fall/winter…)
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So, if I was to buy this jacket (or another similar one - for only $39.80) here are two potential outfit combos…
Option #1: More casual weekend - going out with friends or to dinner. If you haven't noticed, I like leopard print and in particular how it pairs with red, like this example from one of my daily reads.
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Midrise Toothpick Jean sold @ J. Crew
Sam Edelman Kit Boot sold @ Piperlime
Bop Bijoux Spike Button Cuff sold @ ShopBop
Keeper Chambray Shirt sold @ J. Crew

Option #2: A more dressy, possibly casual work option.
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Kelly Pointed Wedge sold @ Sole Society
Deal: Jessica @ What I Wore is offering $20 off a purchase at Sole Society (Code: WhatIWore20)
Multi-Strand Fireball and Disc Necklace sold @ Loft
Leopard Skinny Belt sold @ Express
Besom Pocket Shift Skirt sold @ Loft

January 14, 2013

Deals: Piperlime Sale

Piperlime is having a winter sale - an extra 20% off sale items (code: extra20) and extra 30% off final sale items (code: extra30). Piperlime offers free shipping both ways, with the exception of final sale items, which can't be returned. Don't wait - sale ends today (1/14)!

Here are a few great finds that are on sale...
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Pim + Larkin Patterned Ladylike Coat sold @ Piperlime (Final sale - $28)
Bardot Blanket Slouch Jacket sold @ Piperlime (On Sale - $72)
Aryn K. Tweed Coat sold @ Piperlime (On Sale - $94)

January 11, 2013

Look for Less: Leopard Print & Leather Skirt

This look of Ashley Greene's is one of my favorites. I love leopard print, and I really like how it is paired with a pop of red, and the addition of the camel colored leather skirt. When I spotted this faux leather skirt at Piperlime and the great sale at Express, I thought I would put together this look for less…
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The Look for Less...
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Tinley Road Vegan Leather Mini Skirt sold @ Piperlime ($79)
Tube Cuff with Chain Bracelet sold @ The Limited ($19.90 plus Buy one, Get one 50% off)
Love Fury Pump sold @ Nine West ($39.99)
Sam & Lavi Adrianna 3/4 Sleeve Top sold @ Piperlime ($59.99)
Faux Leopard Fur Jacket sold @ Express ($48)

Have a great weekend!

January 10, 2013

Deals: Sale at LOFT

Happy Thursday! LOFT is having a Cure you winter blues... 50% off select full prices items sale... Here are a just few items on sale - some colorful, spring-like jackets...
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Femme Tuxedo Jacket in Doubleweave Crepe sold @ LOFT (On Sale - $40)
Femme Tuxedo Jacket in Doubleweave Crepe (petite) sold @ LOFT (On Sale $45)
Pop Color Jacket in LOFT scuba sold @ LOFT

Some other great buys at LOFT... Tweed skirt, Skinny Pants, Pencil skirt, and Textural sweater

January 9, 2013

How to Wear: Pencil Skirt

When I wear basic colors like white and black, I like to add a pop of color. I typically wear a lot of neutrals, so color is a way to make an outfit more exciting. For those like me that shy away from too much color, I tried to put together two combinations that added just enough pop of color.
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Topshop Grid Print Panel Midi Skirt sold @ Nordstrom

For this look, I paired the grid patterned skirt with a classic white button (an essential in every wardrobe). I added a boyfriend cardigan in black and some studded bracelets. For a pop of color, I added the candy pink suede pumps. I am not a big pink person, but I think these are a fun color, and I like how pink pairs with white and black.
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Vince Camuto Harty Pump sold @ Nordstrom
Cara Accessories Studded Bangles sold @ Nordstrom
Softest Boyfriend Cardis sold @ Old Navy
Three-quarter Sleeve Stretch Perfect Shirt sold @ J. Crew

For this look, I kept it simple with a satin trim cami (another wardrobe essential and the ones from The Limited are great. If you have not tried them, I would highly recommend them!) and black pumps. I added a square necklace in gold, which mimics the grid pattern in the skirt. (Note: The Limited always has great necklaces, for reasonable prices.) For a pop of color, I added a tile blue cardigan, which could also be dressed down with jeans and flats.
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Michael Kors Boyfriend Cardigan sold @ Nordstrom
Vince Camuto Kain Pump sold @ Nordstrom
Cutout Hammered Squares Necklace sold @ The Limited
Satin Trim Tank sold @ The Limited

January 7, 2013

Wardrobe Essential: Little Black Dress

One wardrobe essential that we always hear about is the "Little Black Dress". It is something that is always good to have on hand - for parties, weddings, funerals... Since it is something that I personally do not have in my closet, I thought I would do some shopping for different options. I tried to find dresses that were simple enough that they could be dressed up or down and could possibly be worn to work in addition to big events.
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Neck Pleated Sheath Dress sold @ The Limited
Kamalikulture Turtleneck Dress sold @ Nordstrom
Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique Ruched Faux Wrap Dress sold @ Nordstrom (This dress seems to be really popular… with over 370 reviews and a 4/5 rating...)

I also thought I would shop some plus size options. If you have not checked out Eloquii, The Limited's plus size line, you should. They have some really cute dresses, like this, this, and this.
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Adrianna Papell Twist Front Mesh Dress sold @ Nordstrom
Exposed Sleeve Dress sold @ Eloquii (The Limited)
Fixed Wrap Dress sold @ Eloquii (The Limited) (also, comes in burgundy and navy)

January 4, 2013

Deal alert: Tweed Shift Dress

Deal alert: Loft is offering an additional 50% off all sale items! One item in particular that I thought I would share is this tweed shift dress. It comes in Autumn tween (red) and black. I can't decide which color - I like them both! One sale it is $35 - which is too hard to pass-up.
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Loft pairs it with hot pink booties, which might be a little much for work, but fun for a night out! For work, I think I might pair it with the following:



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#1: Tights
I love my Spanx tights. I have these reversible tights, which are black on one side and charcoal on the other - perfect because I get two colors out of one pair of tights. Also, I bought them during one of Ann Taylor's 40% off sales, so they were a great price. One of the top reasons I like them is because I am notorious for running tights. I usually get one wear out of them, but these tights are durable and run-resistant! I highly recommend them, and you can't beat a little control, too!

#2: Necklace
To accessorize, I might add a long tassel necklace, like this one.

#3: Turtleneck
On top, I might try a turtleneck. I like the way this looks, especially for winter to stay warm.

Other than a turtleneck, I might pair it with a blazer. For a more casual Friday, I might add a leather moto jacket and for the weekend, possible a denim jacket.

#4: Shoes
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For shoes, I might wear black pointy pumps or black booties, or even my tall boots -- depending on the day and weather.

Hope you had a great start to the New Year! Have a great weekend!
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