Mens Spring Street Style + Must Have Items For Now & Later

February 16, 2015 by  
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A little inspiration for spring.
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Shop Our Favorites for Spring

Pops of White: White Pullover Sweater | White Trousers | White Slip On Sneakers |

Khakis: Jogger Pants | Slim Fit Khakis |

Stripes: Striped Polo | Striped Sweater Great for layering |

White Tees: Graphic White Tee | Plain White V-Neck Tee |Long Sleeve White 

Watches: Tan Bands  | Sleek and Silver |

Hats: Dip Dye Braided Hat perfect to pair with white tees and jeans | Plaid |


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Disclosure: “ occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for selecting and mentioning brands or products in the Boys On The Side Section but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author.”

Tahitian Pearl

February 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Accessories

I love to wear big fun pieces of jewelry but lately I’ve been looking for more classic pieces to wear on a day to day basis. I’ve always liked the exotic color of a tahitian pearl and was super excited when The Pearl Source offered me the chance to review one especially since Valentine’s day is just a few days away. It’s an early gift to me!

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Pearls are one the most feminine and romantic gem and are appropriate for any occasion. The Pearl Source has an endless variety of pearls like Tahitian, Freshwater and a lot more at pretty reasonable prices that can even be customized to your liking. I was sent the Tahitian South Sea Pearl Denise Pendant to review and it’s beautiful! The 9mm Tahitian South Sea pearl drop-shape pendant is made of high quality sterling silver and exhibits a gorgeous quality pearl with “Very High” luster. The silver against the Tahitian pearl makes this the perfect piece of jewelry to add a little elegance to your jeans and tee.

Give the gift of elegance that never goes out of style and if you use code BVM15 you can save 15% with free shipping!

Quilted Black Booties & Tights

January 28, 2015 by  
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Quilted Black Booties & Tights

I have hundreds of pair of shoes!  I’m such a shoe freak that if I happen to find shoes that I absolutely love, I buy multiple pairs.  My particular weakness has always been boots – whether high heeled boots, riding boots, or even cowboy boots – because they make any outfit ooze the perfect rough and tumble vibe.  To say that I was super excited to not only work with DSW again (you can see my last post here) but also be sent two pair of boots of my choice would be an understatement!

Picking a pair of boots that I liked was easy; narrowing it down to two was a little tough because DSW has an enormous selection of styles.  I wanted a little bit of a challenge, so I chose two completely different looks.  For my first pick, I went with a pair of high heel boots.  I loved the fact that they had the perfect combo of sexy with its sky-high heels but also edgy with a buckle, quilt and rubber soles.  The details are definitely on point!  When I first put them on I was a little skeptical about the heel being SO high.  I’m pretty comfortable in heels but sometimes they can be slippery and hard to walk in – that was not the case with these boots.  The rubber soles kept them solid and the platform made them comfy and easy to walk in.

I decided to pair the booties with a little black dress, tights to add warmth and texture and a favorite oversized cardigan for a cozy touch.  This is something I would wear on a chilly night out to dinner with the girls or even on a date night. It’s super comfy, stylish and sexy.  Stay tuned to see my next pair of boots and how I styled them!  

Quilted Black Booties & Tights


Quilted Black Booties & Tights


Quilted Black Booties & Tights



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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.


Flying A Lot? Here are 3 Super Tips to Combat Dry, Tired Skin

January 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

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One of the many challenges frequent fliers have to deal with is the dry air in cabin. When you fly all the time, your skin can quickly get dried out. This can give you a haggard appearance that ages you tremendously. If you want to avoid this, you need to take steps to rejuvenate your skin. Here are three tips to combat dry, tired skin when you fly a lot.

1. Buy a Bottle of Water

Yes, it is a hassle that you can’t bring your own bottle of water from home when you are flying. Even though you have to pay for it, drinking a bottle of water is one of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated when you fly. Make sure that you drink both the bottle you purchase in the airport as well as the bottle they give you on the plane. Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to keep your skin from becoming dehydrated.

2. Bring a Moisturizer with You

Even though drinking water is very beneficial, it is not always enough to keep your skin hydrated when you are on an airplane. Sometimes, the cabins are so dry that your skin will dry out no matter how much water you drink. To keep your skin hydrated and refreshed, you need to bring a moisturizer with you on the plane. Make sure that it comes in a container that is small enough to meet security regulations, which restrict carry-on liquids to 100ml. Try bringing this great moisturizer along next time you fly to keep your skin hydrated and radiant.

3. Post-Flight Care

One of the best ways to ensure that your skin handles frequent flying well is to follow a post-flight skin routine (similar to tips seen here). You should use a facial scrub as soon as you get to your destination. This will remove the dead skin cells that have accumulated. After you have cleaned your skin, use a moisturizing mask to rehydrate your face.

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Accessorizing Winter Outfits

January 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Boys on the Side

Unless you’re living in florida like us then you’re probably bundled up and dealing with the harsh winter cold. While a stylish coat is a stylish must have this year they do tend to get a little dormant when you have to wear them every single day. That’s when simple accessories can come in and spruce up those cold dreary days. Men don’t exactly have a enormous selection and ways of accessorizing like women do but we most certainly can add a few items here and there to makes things pop or in some cases simply embellish in a simple understated way. Below are some of our favorite accessories and some solid street style inspiration.


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With a coat like this all you need is a simple belt!

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Here are some of our favorite accessories:

Scarves: A classic cashmere scarf | Paul Smith Checkered Scarf |  A trendy infinity scarf

Beanies: Wool Cap | Beanie | Trapper Hat | Reversible Beanie

Stylish Gloves: Cashmere Fingerless Gloves | Stylish Driving Gloves | Fun Leather Mittens | Cozy Goose Lodge Gloves

Disclosure: “ occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for selecting and mentioning brands or products in the Boys On The Side Section but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author.”


Bradley Cooper’s Look for Less!

January 21, 2015 by  
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Bradley Cooper's Look for Less

I wanted to take a quick break from all the winter styles and pull out a Bradley Copper look that’s perfect for spring. Bradley’s outfit has got the perfect mix of classic and preppy that’s always pops back for men’s spring looks. It’s easy to recreate for less but in this case it’s well worth investing in these pieces because you can wear them over and over again. Below we show you how to get his look and how to use the pieces in different ways.

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White Jeans | Sweater | Belt | Penny Loafers | Cuff |

bradley coopers look for less

White Jeans | Plaid Shirt | Coat | Boots

Disclosure: “ occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for selecting and mentioning brands or products in the Boys On The Side Section but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author.”

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Marks-Lloyds Glamorous Selection of Online Fur Coats

January 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Who doesn’t dream of living a luxurious lifestyle? You know the one in where you have jewels, a few homes, and a closet full of designer clothes, shoes and probably some decadent fur coats. Seriously, a fur coat screams glamour, wealth and of course style! It has an old school Hollywood glamour that most women would love to have and in today’s world it’s super easy to have access to just about anything you want including fur stores on the web like Marks-Lloyds Furs (, Denver’s oldest and most trusted furrier since 1951 (read more about them here). was born to accommodate the ever changing presence of online shopping to give those looking for the latest furs a chance at purchasing from Marks-Lloyd Furs. If you’re lucky enough to be in the Colorado area you can drop by and shop the largest fur collection in the state but if not don’t worry simply shop their extensive collection online 24/7 from the comfort of your home at not only provides free shipping but they also offer free returns! And that’s not all, they also give you the option of using lawaway or Paypal Credit making the possibility of owning the fur of your dreams that more possible.

Below are some must have furs for any fashion forward wardrobe to whether you’re dressed up with a gown and jewels or even if you’re wearing jeans and a tee a la Olivia Palermo . All links will take you directly to the furs shown. To read more about Mark-Lloyds Fur and their online store click here, to see their selection of furs click here and follow them on Facebook or instgram where they post fabulous street styled fur and all the latest furs featured in their store.

Mark Lloyds Furs

Cream Sable Vest | Calf Cashmere CapeMid-Length Coat with Blue Fox Trim

3 Must-Have Jackets Under $40

January 13, 2015 by  
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It rarely gets cold enough to wear a coat down here in Florida so I’m always looking out for cute affordable jackets to add to my closet.  Below are three must have jackets from Forever21 under $40.  Pair them with jeans and tee or pair them with a pencil skirt or leggings for a Kim Kardashian like look or even over a little black dress.

3 Must Have Jacket Under $40

High-Slit Longline Jacket – $34.90

3 must have jackets under $40

Reversible Collarless Jacket - $32.80

3 must have jackets under $40

Collarless Duster Coat – $37.90

Celebrity Copycat: Kendall Jenner’s Look for Less!

January 11, 2015 by  
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Kendall Jenner’s outfit is to die for! I love that she kept her sexy denim top (see pic below) simple and covered up everything else without over doing it. The denim against the leather marries edgy and sexy perfectly and the brown boots pop. Love it!

Celebrity Copycat

Denim Top – $79 at | Leather Leggings – $34 at | Booties – $37 at | Satchel – Studded Satchel – $45 at | Aviator Sunglasses – $39 at

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Who Inspires You? #ARWOMAN

December 19, 2014 by  
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I’m always up for anything that celebrates amazing successful woman; so when the chic store Atterley Road told me about their new campaign #ARWOMAN and asked who inspires me…I jumped at the opportunity.

Ever since I was in high school I’ve been a huge fan of Drew Barrymore’s free spirit. As a kid my bedroom walls were covered with teen magazine clippings, movie posters and her infamous Guess ads – I was obsessed with her beauty and fallibility. She was relatable and I admired her spunky and ever-changing style. The once precocious child actor in E.T. that went on to flash Letterman is now a respected producer with an incredible line of beauty products and her own wine label!

Who Inspires You? #ARWOMAN

The woman is amazing and someone who continues to inspire me and she’s definitely worthy of a #ARWOMAN hashtag.

About the #ARWOMAN campaign:

Empowered and empowering. That’s what makes an #ARWOMAN. We are inspired by all of the amazing women around us. Every. Single. Day. But what we really want to know is, who inspires you?

Tell us on Instagram using the hashtag #ARWOMAN to join the conversation. Follow @AtterleyRoad and see more  at www.

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