Thursday, August 23, 2012

stylish sneakers... the next must have!


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I'm always looking for new shoes that are comfortable but most importantly stylish.  Lucky for me, these Tretorn sneakers are both.  I know what you're thinking, I can't pull off the stylish sneaker look.  I hope to have you reconsider with this post.  Plus, Tretorn is in the J. Crew Catalog for the Fall.  Now will you reconsider?  

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I love the pink detail on these sneakers.  I love to wear pink with navy, green and... 

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PINK!  
Sometimes an outfit just calls for sneakers.  I just don't think ballet flats would look nearly as cute in the outfits above or below.  Don't you need another comfortable shoe alternative for the fall?  Have I convinced you yet?   

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If I didn't convince you, maybe the style geniuses at J. Crew will.  The models are wearing Superga Classic Sneakers.  The Tretron canvas T56 Sneaker are also featured in the catalog, personally I like these best.  I'm wearing Tretorn's Nylite Canvas Lady in Pink.   I'm headed on vacation so I'll be back in a week.  I'm wearing my sneakers on the plane!





(Photos by Mallory Lee)




Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Colored Jean Dilemma II

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I'm always looking for new ways to wear my colored jeans.  I was inspired by a picture I saw on pinterest, I know that's not surprising.  What did I do before pinterest!?!  I thought pairing this animal print belt with black accessories and my green jeans was fun.    

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I'm also always looking for ways to wear my "winter" looking accessories in the summer.  

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Today I saw a girl in green jeans and a cream colored top with tan wedges, it looked A-mazing.  That's what I'll wear them with next!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Update your grey

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I'm a huge fan of a good grey t-shirt.  I'm an even bigger fan of wearing grey with brown/tan accesories.  Why is it that my brain always goes to black accessories when I'm wearing grey?!?!?

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Grey T-Shirt - C&C shirt was purchased a long time ago, White Jeans - AG Stevie from Anthropologie, Shoes - Jessica Simpson, Purse - LV they no longer carry this exact color, Long Gold Necklace - J. Silver, Long Pendant Necklace - Beyond Baroque at Nutcracker Market, Short Necklace - Noonday Collection, Gold Hoops - Urban Outfitters

Friday, August 17, 2012

Leggings: Do's and Don'ts

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I'm a huge fan of leggings!  They are perfect to wear while you're running errands on the weekend!  I mean, you still want to be comfortable and look cute!  That's why I love this necklace from RPM Creations.  It's the perfect addition to an otherwise boring outfit.  RPM Creations also does my hair, love me some Robert Moore! 
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Here's a couple things about leggings, I have searched and searched for a t-shirt long enough to wear with leggings, it's kind of a pet peeve of mine.  Anyway, this t-shirt from ZARA is perfect.  I'm telling you ZARA has some good tee's!  Here's another thing, when shopping for leggings make sure you can't see through them.  Do a quick check, bend and if you can see skin, move on down the road.
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T-Shirt - ZARA and Old Navy for similar, Leggings - Ann Taylor Loft and J. Crew (both have passed the test), Sandals - Sam Edleman, Necklace RPM Creations, Hoop Earrings - Premier Jewelry, Cuff - Gift, Ring - Barry Brinker

(Photos by Mallory Lee)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Do you know about the camisole trick?

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 BEFORE                                                                AFTER
I've been telling my clients about the camisole trick a lot lately. It's hard to explain so I thought I'd do a post with pictures.  When I wear a tank top or any tight shirt I like to wear a camisole underneath to disguise any unwanted lumps, bumps and for a more polished look in general.  As you can see in the before picture my bra is making unwanted bumps and I don't like that you can see where my skirt begins.  Put a camisole on underneath and viola, problem solved!


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                        BEFORE                                                                         AFTER
In this before picture you can see some bumps from my bra and my skin.  After putting on a camisole underneath both are disguised and the look is more polished.  I think I own about 6-8 different camisoles.  I love this trick.  I use it all the time.  My very favorite camisole, and I've tried quite a few, is Gap Body Pure Body White Camisole.  I buy it in small so it fits snug.
                                     

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Speaking of disguising, I have another trick!  Sometimes when I feel like my chest is front and center, I like to add a scarf to distract the eye.  So now when you see me in a scarf you'll know why:)  Did I mention that I'm crazy about my red/orange purse because it goes with nothing so it goes with everything?!?!   

(Photos by Mallory Lee)


Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Classic: T-Shirt and Jeans


Sometimes I just want to wear a t-shirt and jeans!  Skinny jeans have been all the rave but I'm crazy about these flare jeans.  I bought these J. Brand flares 3 years ago and they are still one of my favorite pair of jeans.  I love the wash and fit.  J. Brand Love Story


Zara has a basic t-shirt collection.  I love this line because the t-shirts are not too tight, not too loose and the length is just right.  This t-shirt is one of the shirts in the collection.  The prices range from $9.90-$19.90, how great is that?!? 



I like to throw on all my favorite accessories when I'm wearing t-shirt and jeans.  It feels like the perfect finishing touch.  Long Necklace - J. Silver (exact necklace not on site but in store), Short Pendant Necklace - Noonday Collection, Short Necklace - A bientot, Watch - Michael Kors

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Vintage shopping at your finger tips!


You may have thought in the past, I can't buy vintage clothing, I wouldn't even know where to start.  Well, think again, The Archive makes buying vintage clothing exciting, easy and not so intimidating.  Who wouldn't want to own a cool piece of vintage clothing.  Well, I would anyway.  I'm crazy about this site and I'll show you why.

Consider this blush Halston Top in the center, it's vintage and you can buy directly from The Archive.  What is so great is that next to it, are links to 3 options that are currently sold at other stores.  This way you can see that the vintage piece is very modern day in style giving you confidence in the vintage buying process.  Vintage shopping made easy!  

But wait it gets even better!  If you click on the vintage piece of clothing, next to it are links to complete your look!  I want this outfit so bad I can barely stand it!  The Archive was created by two very talented stylist living in Miami.  One of them is my very best childhood friend, Nicole Tafur Leder.  She is so extremely talented and The Archive represents here genius style mind!     






Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Second Hand Store? You Betcha! Part II


I wore this Vera Wang Lavender Label Dress for Easter this year.  
And, YES, it's from a second hand store.  


Can you believe I found two dresses and an amazing pair of shoes on the same shopping trip to The Little Bird!


Have I convinced you to try a second hand store for your next event?!?!  I hope so!



I like to keep accessories to a minimum when the dress has stand out details, like the pleating on this dress.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Second Hand Store? You Betcha!


I hope you're thinking right now, no way that dress is not from a second hand store!  
YES, it is and the shoes too!  Next time you have an event consider shopping at a second hand store.  I don't think you will be disappointed.


I have two secrets: 1. It's not your run of the mill second hand store. They only carry designer labels- and 2. I still haven't found the perfect event for my dress to make it's debut, anyone having a party?!?!


 The dress is Diane von Furstenberg, one of my favorite designers.  The second hand store is The Little Bird.  I can't remember how much I paid for the dress but I know it wasn't more than $250.  I had Birthday money!


Brian Atwood at a second hand store, can you believe?!?!  These shoes had never been worn!  Ok, these were a splurge.  But I couldn't help myself and I had Birthday money.  Now, these, I have worn!

(Photos by Mallory Lee)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nothing to wear it with? I have a trick...


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I've had this shirt for awhile.  
For some reason,  I could never find anything to wear it with. 
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  Sound familiar?  I have a new trick, go monochromatic, pair it with the same color.  This really works!  I kept trying to wear white with this top which looked fine but not great.  Then, I tried my trick, I paired it with my dark skinny jeans and I love how it turned out.  You may be thinking this is NOT a new trick but it is for me and I'm really excited about it, ha!  

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Plus, monochromatic is the trend for the fall, a welcomed break from the color block trend.   WSJ Article   
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Shirt - J. Crew long time ago,  Jeans - Joe's Chelsea Fit , Sandals - Zara, Watch-Michael Kors, Sunglasses- Sunglass Hut, Renegade Bracelet - Stella and Dot, Purse - Epi LV color not availableNecklace - Gypsy Collection Auction on Facebook

(Photos by Mallory Lee)