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April 30, 2013

What to Wear: Weekend




1. Distressed Effect Denim Jacket sold @ Mango
2. Handbag sold @ Mango
3. Superga Cotu Sneaker sold @ Nordstrom
4. Top sold @ H&M
5. BLANKNYC Boyfriend Jeans sold @ Nordstrom
6. Ribbed Knit Cardigan sold @ Mango
7. Studded Belt sold @ Mango
8. Wood Wedge Sandal sold @ Mango

I like a comfy weekend style of jeans and a t-shirt, either paired with sneakers or platform sandals, depending on what I am doing. 

April 29, 2013

Look for Less: Leather Jacket & Bold Skirt



1. Biker Leather Jacket sold @ Mango
2. Topshop Foliage Print Skater Skirt sold @ Nordstrom
3. Romantic Soles Bianca Pump sold @ Zappos
4. Top sold @ H&M
5. Natasha Couture Patent Box Clutch sold @ Nordstrom

January Jones shows off a great classic black look with a pop of color in the skater skirt. Biker or moto jackets are a great layering piece and can easily be paired with a bold skirt for a more dressy, fun look.

April 26, 2013

Finds & Deals: Macy's Wish List



This is my favorite time to shop at Macy's.  It's their friends & family sale where you get 25% off of almost everything (Code: Friend).  I think appliances, electronics, and furniture and other similar items are 10% off, but as far as clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry - it is 25% off.  There are very few brand restrictions, which is great deal!

1. Michael Kors Darci Stainless Steel Watch sold @ Macy's
Review: I love Michael Kors watches. I like this more delicate version with the diamonds and thinner circular face.

2. Vince Camuto Sleeveless Colorblocked Halter-Neck Maxi sold @ Macy's
Review: Maxi dresses are perfect for summer. I like the pop of color at the neck with the yellow halter neck.

3. GUESS Harlen Strappy Evening Sandals sold @ Macy's
Review: I think these are fun, sandals for summer - and would be perfect with my white skinny jeans.

4. Vince Camuto Handbag sold @ Macy's
Review: I like larger handbags, and I particularly like this one with its studded detail and the fact that it has a cross body strap for easy carrying.

5. 7 For All Mankind Skinny White-Wash Jean sold @ Macy's
Review: I am looking for skinny white jeans for summer.  I like white jeans because they look good with a lot of different color combinations.  They can be paired with royal blue and yellow, caramel brown, red and black, and other colors and patterns.

April 25, 2013

Look for Less: Simple Black with Pop of Pink

1. Mossimo Long Sleeve Knit Top with Keyhole Front sold @ Target
2. Merona Skinny Belt with Round Buckle sold @ Target
3. Rhyme Los Angeles Perforated Vegan Leather Skirt sold @ Piperlime
4. Chinese Landry Area sold @ Zappos

This is a simple classic look with a pop of color that Kate Hudson is wearing.  I think you could also pair the black top and pink pumps with skinny jeans, either black or blue denim, or even distressed boyfriend jeans.

April 23, 2013

Finds & Deals: Flat Sandals




I have been looking for some flat sandals for summer. Since I wear a lot of heels, I need something comfortable for walking and a little more dressy than flip flops.  These are my top picks.  

1. Rachel Zoe Gwen Sandal sold @ Piperlime 
Review: I like the simple design and the tiny polka dots print; however, they are little too pricey for me at $195. 

2. DV by Dolce Vita Ayden Sandal sold @ Piperlime
Review: I  think these are my favorite. They come in all colors - green, coral, neon yellow - however, I probably will get black.  I like the snake print details on the strap and toe piece.

3. Dolce Vita Dia Sandal sold @ Nordstrom
Review: These are in a tie for my favorite.  I like the studded detail. They also come in black and white; however, they are a little more pricey than #2.

4. DV by Dolce Vita Apex Sandal sold @ Piperlime
Review: The gold detail on these adds to its dressy-ness. For casual wear, it might be a little too much, though.

5. Leather Strap Thong Sandal sold @ Zara
Review: These Zara sandals resemble the gladiator style. I like the mix of brown with animal print and the ankle straps. I think these would be great with a maxi dress, but for skinny jeans, the ankle straps might be in the way of the pant leg.

6. Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal sold @ Nordstrom
Review: I like Sam Edelman sandals.  I have tried another pair and the footbed is really cushy. Although, for me, the sandals ran small.  In these sandals, I like the mix of the snake and animal print with the solid pop of the red/coral color.

April 22, 2013

Look for Less: Olivia Palermo


1. Coral Jacket sold @ Wallis
2. Blouse sold @ H&M
3. High Waist Zebra Print Pencil Skirt sold @ The Limited (on sale)
4. Julianne Hough for Sole Society Angela Bootie sold @ Nordstrom

Olivia Palermo is one of my favorite fashion icons.  I love her style.  In this look for less, I chose a shorter business jacket paired with a pencil skirt from The Limited, rather than the more flowy skater skirt.  I have found that I really like the pencil skirts from The Limited.  They seem to fit me the best.

Sale: The Limited - Buy 1, Get 1 50% Pants, Skirts & Shorts


April 18, 2013

Finds: Studded Sandals



1. GUESS Lala Dress Sandals sold @ Macy's (Also, available in black and white)
2. Studded Sandals sold @ Zara
3. Steven Soulfil Studded Zip Sandals sold @ Shopbop (20% off - Code: WeAreFamily13)
4. Vince Camuto Mikal Studded Sandals sold @ Zappos or Dillards (Also, available in camel, white, silver)
5. Regina Studded Leather Sandal sold @ Bebe (Also, available in white)
6. Dolce Vita Jerica Studded Sandals sold @ Bloomingdale's

I really like these studded sandals.  I think they are fun for summer!  I like them all - but I think my favorites are # 4 and 5.  How about you?


April 17, 2013

Finds: Body Con Dresses


1. Topshop Back Cut Out Body-Con Dress sold @ Nordstrom
2. Topshop Tie Dyed Aztec Print Body-Con Dress sold @ Nordstrom
3. Gold Aztec Bodycon Dress sold @ Dorothy Perkins
4. Topshop Liquid Print Body-Con Dress sold @ Nordstrom
5. Topshop Geo Spot Print Body-Con Dress sold @ Nordstrom

If you are looking for a fun, graphic print dress, I think these body con (body conscious) dresses are pretty cool! I might be a little "conscious" to wear one of these, but with the right print and Spanx it will create a slimming effect. Until recently, I thought Spanx were just really expensive nylons, but since I tried them, I have changed my mind.  They are so much better than nylons.  They last, and they really do the trick!

April 16, 2013

Look for Less: Jessica Alba

How to get this easy, chic look from Jessica Alba for less...
1. Lurex Boucle Jacket sold @ Mango
2. Blouse sold @ H&M
3. Kenie Lace Up Sandal sold @ Nine West
4. J Brand Mid Rise Rail Jeans sold @ Shopbop


April 15, 2013

One Item Two Ways: Black Blouse



1. Denim Jacket sold @ H&M
2. Topshop Moto Baxter Skinny Jeans sold @ Nordstrom
3. DV by Dolce Vita Ayden Sandal sold @ Nordstrom
4. Blouse sold @ H&M
5. Classic Pavé Link Bracelet sold @ J. Crew
6. Clear Gem Stretch Bracelet sold @ Loft
7. Blazer sold @ H&M
8. Pencil Skirt sold @ H&M
9. DV by Dolce Vita Balko Pump sold @ Nordstrom

I thought I would share how to wear a black blouse two ways...
Option 1: Casual - denim jacket, skinny jeans, and flats
Option 2: Dressy - pencil skirt, tweed jacket, and cap toe pumps
Both looks can be dressed up with a gem bracelet.

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April 11, 2013

Finds: Lace Up Sandals


1. Caphis Platform Sandal sold @ Nine West
2. Lace-up Sandals sold @ Zara
3. Multi-colored Sandal sold @ Zara
4. Kenie Lace Up Sandal sold @ Nine West

I spotted the Kenie Nine West sandals in my People StyleWatch last month, and they just went on sale this week! And, there is sale – buy two, get 20% off.

April 9, 2013

Look for Less: Floral Dress

A springlike look for less from Emmy Rossum...
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1. Tulu Enamel Stud Messenger Bag sold @ Nordstrom
2. Xhilaration Bombe Neon Belt sold @ Target
3. Label by 512 Floral Print Fit & Flare Dress sold @ Nordstrom
4. Clammer High Heel Sandal sold @ Aldo

Finds: Fun Sweatshirts

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1. Wifey Sweatshirt sold @ Ily
2. Brooklyn Pullover sold @ Forever 21
3. Glam Sweatshirt sold @ Mango
4. Enjoy Coca-Cola Pullover sold @ Forever 21
5. Mural Floral Sweatshirt sold @ Nordstrom

These sweatshirts are a little out of my comfort zone, but they seem to be popping up everywhere. I first saw the "wifey" sweatshirt featured here and thought it was a fun, casual outfit. What are your thoughts? Would you wear or buy one of these?

April 8, 2013

Look for Less: NYC Style

A NYC look from Olivia Palermo...

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1. Flat Lapel Tuxedo Blazer sold @ Forever 21
2. Ilusion Bangle sold @ Forever 21
3. Big Buddha Rochele Clutch sold @ Amazon
4. Liz Claiborne Skinny Link Belt sold @ JCPenney
5. Top sold @ H&M
6. Apt. 9 Ankle Pants sold @ Kohl's
7. Combination High Heel Sandal sold @ Zara

April 5, 2013

How to Wear: Work to Play Look

Work to Play Look



Work:
Zipped Bouclé Jacket sold @ Mango
Pleated Neck Blouse sold @ Mango
Pencil Skirt sold @ Mango
Mojo Moxy Jacqueline Pump sold @ DSW
Patent Tote sold @ Mango

Play:
Biker Leather Jacket sold @ Mango
Pleated Neck Blouse sold @ Mango
Boyfriend Style Jeans sold @ Mango
Nars Lipstick sold @ Nordstrom
Laidea Studded High-Heel Sandal sold @ Guess

For the most part, I tend to style a lot of looks around what you would wear after work hours. I think it is because I am most comfortable in jeans and I like shoes, in particular high heels. So, I thought I would show a look from day to night based around a simple blue/green top. A lot of the pieces that I found are from Mango. I am not that familiar with the store, but it looks like it has some great jackets and tops at a reasonable price. Have you ever shopped there and what did you think?

April 4, 2013

Finds: Camouflage

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1. Camo Embellished Pocket Jacket sold @ Dorothy Perkins
2. Ellen Camouflage High-Top Sneakers sold @ Guess
3. Twill Zip-Pocket Shorts sold @ Old Navy
4. Botkier Scout Crossbody sold @ Zappos Couture
5. Alternative Meeg's Racer Tank sold @ Piperlime
6. Rambling Platform Sandal sold @ Betsey Johnson
7. Sergeant Camo Costume Boots sold @ Target
8. Current/Elliot The Letterman Sweater sold @ Farfetch

Camouflage is a big trend this spring. I am just sorry that I missed out on these skinny jeans.

April 3, 2013

How to Wear: Red & Blue

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I usually think of pairing red and blue together for a patriotic holiday, such as Memorial Day or Fourth of July; however, recently, I have started to see this color combo as a fashion trend. Although, it was seen on the runways back in Fall 2011, it seems to be more common today. Also, I got some inspiration from this look of Diane Kruger. The blue is less navy and more cobalt and the red, more of an orange-ish hue. What do you think of these colors together - would you wear it? I am debating it - although, I might try wearing my cobalt blue pumps with a red top or jacket.

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1. Pleated Neck Blouse sold @ Mango ($30)
2. Factory Gold-Plated Chainlink Bracelet sold @ J. Crew Factory ($30)
3. Factory Gold and Crystal Link Bracelet sold @ J. Crew Factory ($35)
4. Factory Printed Pencil Skirt sold @ J. Crew Factory ($85)
5. Lauren Ralph Lauren Alexa Flat Thong Sandals sold @ Macy's ($60)

Sale: J. Crew Factory - 30% off (Code: MorePlease)

April 2, 2013

Finds: Strappy Sandals

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1. Medium Height Sandal sold @ Zara
2. Steve Madden Realove sold @ Zappos
3. Strappy High-Heel Sandals sold @ Zara
4. Ivanka Trump Mildreada sold @ Zappos
5. Cut-Out Lace-Up Sandal sold @ Express
6. Calvin Klein Vivian sold @ Zappos

I have always loved shoes, and wished I could buy as many as I liked. Here are a few finds for summer...

April 1, 2013

What to Wear: A Floral Spring Look

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1. Floral Dream Stripe Cap Sleeve Dress sold @ Loft
2. Necklace sold @ H&M
3. Vachetta Leather Skinny Belt sold @ Ann Taylor
4. Tinley Road Black and Gold Bangle sold @ Piperlime
5. Shannon Leather Platform Sandals sold @ Ann Taylor

Loft shows the look with a caramel belt and shoes. This is a little too matchy-matchy for me, so I thought I would change it up with black platform heels. They still have a brown heel, which ties in with the belt color but is a little less heavy than an all black sandal. I thought I would add a clear statement necklace with a coral accent ribbon, which is a steal at H&M for $7.95!

Sales! Sales! Sales! There are a lot of sales and free shipping at most places.
Loft: 50% off and free shipping (Code: CyberSpring)
Ann Taylor: 40% off and free shipping (Code: April40)
The Limited: 40% off and free shipping (Code: Fools40)
Express: 40% off
Old Navy: 30% off (Code: ThankYou)
Gap: 40% off (Code: GapEgg)
American Eagle Outfitters: 40% off (Code: 88915111)
New York & Company: 50-70% off
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