Great Look For The Holidays: Ryan Gosling’s Look for Less!

November 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Boys on the Side

Call me old fashioned but I still believe that during the holidays a man should be sharply dressed.  Doesn’t have to be anything too fussy or uncomfortable but definitely a step up from your everyday jeans and a pullover.  And if you’re like me, convincing the man in your life (or in my case men if you count my boys) it’s not an easy task.  They’re all about the comfort and don’t see anything wrong with walking around in their favorite jeans (or shorts) and tee.  I try my best to motivate them into something a little more stylish by simply dressing them myself.  Where do I get my motivation?  From my favorite celebs of course!  This outfit I used as inspiration is perfection and it doesn’t hurt that Ryan Gosling is wearing it.  It has all the right details like the dress shirt and slacks, but its kicked up a notch with fab shoes, matching belt and a sleek haircut.  SO easy to recreate and it’s not something that will leave your man wiggling in discomfort all day long.  Tip:  This is a simple outfit and the most important focus is on the  shirt.  So first shop his closet for  the other like the slacks that he might already have before you head out to buy – and always hit up your local stores like Target first.  They have a great selection of affordable accessories.

|Check out the White & Blue Stripe Slim Fit Shirt featured above and other luxury shirts at Hawes and Curtis |

Summer Shoe Shopping at Famous Footwear

August 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

There’s still plenty of hot summer days left and nothing screams summer like a pair of  espadrille’s and I always invest in a nice pair that lasts year after year.  Normally I buy a pair of wedge’s this year however the flat espadrille is all the rave and I love it!!  It takes the casual espadrille to a comfier level without sacrificing any style.  Great practical shoe to pack for a summer getaway and it can be worn in place of sneakers with cut off shorts, dresses or even jeans.

I found these adorable striped espadrille’s at Famous Footwear for only $29.99 but I got them for $25 because I had some saved up some points with their Famous Footwear Rewards program.  I love that they have a reward program because affordable stores like Famous Footwear are a favorite among families and who doesn’t want to get something back and save a few dollars?  I’ve shopped there for years for my family and with prices that low I can be pretty dangerous in there.  I go in for one pair and always come out with two or sometimes even three.

Striped Espadrille – $29.99

While I love my striped espardille’s and certainly did not need another pair of shoes I still took another look around and found these strappy metallic sandals and I gotta say they are pretty fabulous.  I’ve been looking for a metallic pair just like these for a while and they will be perfect to wear with just about all of my summer favorites and for only $29.99 I figured why not!.  I love metallic sandals because you can still dress them up and be comfy making them a must have for summer days or nights.  Check them out below.

Metallic Sandals – $34.99
 I received a gift card from the Famous Footwear to purchase shoes of my liking. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Famous Footwear.

5 Must Have Summer Getaway Shoes Under $50

June 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

I don’t know about you but there’s no such thing as packing too many shoes for a a summer vacation – and with Yeswalker’s BOGO it’s kind of easy to get carried away!  I like to pack a comfy pair, a pair for dressy looks, a laid back dressy look pair, and I always bring wedges to give me height without discomfort (and if I have the room a different colored flip flop for each day).  Check out some cute options from Yeswalker below.

Open Toe Sandals – $42

Slingback Thin Sandals – $32

Cutout Sandals – $35

Snakeskin Pattern Sandals – $50

Rhinestone Thong Sandals – $50

Disclosure: This content is sponsored but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yeswalker

Funky Summer Sandals

April 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

I’m obsessed with these samdals!  I live in sandals most of the time and these are a perfect way for me to get the feel of wearing an actual shoe rather than just a flat sandal. The chunkiness of the sole and the metallic details give the otherwise simple sandals a more modern and sleek look.  And Yeswalker is still running its BOGO with free standard shipping to the United States…how can you resist?  Check them out below along with some of my favorite sandals.

Metallic T-Strap Sandals – $52

Studded Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals – $48

Metallic Detail Sandals – $52

Disclosure: This content is sponsored but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yeswalker.

Target Style: Top 5 Shoe Trends for Spring

March 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Spring has always been my favorite season to shop for shoes. The perfect weather makes it super easy to mix winter pieces with fun vibrant shoes on crisp sunny days.  Target’s shoe selection is always fun and because they can be worn right through summer it’s easy to get lost in the aisles without breaking the bank…. even better Target is running a buy one get one half off sale on select shoes!  Check out some of my favorite spring shoe trends and what to wear them with below.

Wedges

Women’s Mossomo Pemella Demi Wedge – $32.99

My go-to shoe is always a wedge – it provides the height without the discomfort.  These Mossimo Pamella Demi wedges are so cute!  I love the striped navy and green combo – it gives the cork wedges a lot more character and the colors are perfect for transitioning pieces to summer.  Tip:  Roll up your favorite pair of skinny jeans for a chic, laid back look.

 Booties

Mossimo Kinley Bootie – $34.99

I love the edge that booties give spring clothing.  Perfect for all your colored skinniy jeans or floral spring dresses.  Tip: When looking for a pair keep an eye for a  mid sized heel they’re the ones that will go with everything.

Print

Prabal Gurung for Target Pointy Toe Pumps – $39.99

I have these Prabal Gurung for Target pumps (seen here) and I wear them with a ton of outfits!  At first I was a tad worried that they would overwhelm my outfits but it’s quite the opposite – the print actually gives my outfits a pop of fun color.  I’ve worn them with pastel jeans, a suit and even shorts.  Tip:  Have fun with the print and give it go with an army green jacket or a lace top.

Lace Up Pumps

Prabal Gurung for Target Lace Up Pumps – $39.99

Glamourous and tough is what I think of when I see these lace up pumps.  Their trendy and affordable…does it get any better?  Tip:  Pull out a maxi dress or skirt because these are the perfect match.

Gladiator Heels

Mossimo Gladiator Heels – $29.99

Gladiators are sandals sexy sister.  They go with anything and can easily be worn day or night.  Tip:  Resist the urge to buy a black pair try a deep red for a unexpectedly stylish twist.

 It’s Time for Springtime.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.— 

Win $50 Gift Card From Famous Footwear

March 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

I probably buy a pair of new shoes at least twice a month and my boys are just like their mama and love to buy shoes just as often…so stores like Famous Footwear are truly a blessing for me!  With family favorite brands like Nike, Sperry (a fave of my older boys) and stylish picks from Steve Madden and Carlos by Carlos Santana, it’s way too easy to feed my family’s shoe addiction because the selection is huge and affordable.  With more than 1,100 stores nationwide and  everything from sneakers, heels and even Stride Rite shoes it’s the one stop shop for the entire family and I’ve teamed up with Famous Footwear to give you a head start on your spring shoe shopping by giving away a $50 giftcard!  Check out some of my favorite spring picks and how to enter the giveaway below.

Carlos By Carlos Santana Animal Print Booties – $20

Houndstooth Flats – $20

Fergie Women’s Cash – $99

How to enter:  Leave a comment on Fashiongrail telling us which pair of shoes on Famousfootwear.com is your favorite.  For additional entries, tweet about the giveaway or fan Fashiongrail on Facebook (make sure to mention you did any of the above in the comment on Fashiongrail).  One winner will be picked march 11, 2013.  Famous Footwear will mail giftcard directly to the winner.  U.S. residents only.  Good luck!

Crocs Mammouth Flat

December 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Accessories

In my Crocs Holiday Style Guide I featured some of my favorite new styles by Crocs and I today I finally received my pair to review…the Mammoth flat…and I’m in LOVE!!!  They’re unbelievably comfortable, SO cute and the fuzzy lining makes them perfect for those who hate to wear socks like me.  Great gift for yourself or for just about any girly girl who loves shoes on your holiday shopping list. Good luck picking just one!

What I’m Wearing:

Green Clutch c/o meet mark

Crocs Mammouth Flat c/o Crocs – $37.99

Distressed Boyfriend Jeans from Sears

Striped Top from The Gap

 

 

Celeb Style: Summertime Booties

June 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Accessories

I love, love, love boots but because I live in Florida the flip flops come out of the closet more often than not.  This year I got lucky…booties are being paired with all of the summer basics and I’m in heaven with this trend.   They give your summer basics a more cozy yet edgy feel and the best part is that you can get great prices during the summer and  wear them right through winter!  Check out some of my favorites at Yesstyle under $50! Try it… I promise you’ll love it!

Peep-Toe Wedge Bootie – $34.20

Faux-Suede Ankle Boots – $45

Buckled Ankle Boot – $81

Tassle-Accent Boots – $36

Celebrity Copycat: Reese Witherspoon’s Look for Less!

August 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Reese Witherspoon looks classically  casual in white shorts and a button down.  Once again another great outfit that will give you a ton of mileage with other pieces you already have in your closet. Try swapping out the shorts for a pencil skirt for work, or keep the shorts and wear a blazer and cami instead of the button down for a sexy evening out on the town.  Get the look for less with pieces from Modcloth, Shop Ruche and more!

Reese Witherspoon's Look for Less!

Shirt – $42.99 at Modcloth.com

Sandals – $32.99 at Shopruche.com

White Shorts – $34.99 at Shopruche.com

Belle Noel Necklace – $29 at Shopthetrendboutique.com

Watch – $16.50 at Torrid.com

Wayfarer Sunglasses – $8.99 at Retrocitysunglasses.com

Celebrity Copycat: Reese Witherspoon’s Look for Less!

June 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Reese Witherspoon looking comfy and casual while leaving a salon in Beverly Hills.  Can’t help but wish I lived  in Beverly Hills where an outfit like this is suitable for the Summer temps.  Never the less these are great pieces to have and easy to wear.  Get Reese’s look for less with pieces from Forever21, Old Navy and more!

Reese Witherspoon's Look for Less!

Plaid Shirt – $29.34 at Abercrombie.com

Glazed Leather Shopper – $98.90 at Nordstrom.com

Skinny Jeans – $29.50 at Oldnavy.com

Sunglasses – $9.50 at Oldnavy.com

Gladiator Sandals – $17.80 at Forever21.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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