Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt For Day & Night

February 25, 2016 by  
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A little black dress is a closet staple but a little black dress that’s also a skirt and minimizes my waist and midriff is just genius!  When I first got the Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt I immediately worried that it was going to be one of those suffocating fabrics – but it’s not.  Sure it’s snug, but just snug enough to slim all the right spots.  The more you play around with it the better it looks and what totally had me hooked was how when I realized that it held up the “little girls” and we all know that’s not an easy task.  I wouldn’t say I would be able to go braless in it BUT any strapless bra would do (unlike other strapless dresses without support where I have to search high and low for maximum support).   I’m obsessed with this dress!  The fabric is a matte black making it super easy to dress up or down.  It stays put which is important for me because I plan on wearing it on the dance floor and it’s machine washable.  I could go son and on!  It’s the perfect dress to pack on any vacation, for a night out on the town or under a blazer for a sexy office look.   For more info on Sassybax’s Convert A Skirt visit www.sassybax.com

What I’m Wearing:

Day

Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt c/o Sassybax

Chambray Button Down – $12.99 at Marshalls (also seen here)

New Attitude Necklace c/o Twisted Silver

Sunglasses – $10 from Ross

Animal Print Crossover Bag – $7.99 at Ross

Platform Booties – $20 at Michael Antonio

Night

Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt c/o Sassybax

Chiffon Kimono – $5 at T.J.Maxx

Patent Belt – $7 from Forever 21

 Pointy Toe Pumps – $25.50 from Charlotte Russe (also seen here)

Ring c/o meet mark

Zipper Accented Satchel $25 at T.J. Maxx (also seen here)

 

The Formula: Denim Jacket

February 24, 2016 by  
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~ The Formula: Denim Jacket ~

Still one of my favorite dresses.

Whenever I want to look pulled together but not too dressy I throw on a denim jacket.  I’ve had this dress from Ross for years and I’ve worn it solo during the summer, with sweaters and tights when it’s cold but my favorite is with denim.  I was originally going to wear my deeper blue Levi’s jacket (seen here) but I thought the distressed one from American Eagle went way better with the boho vibe. Tip:  If you’re lucky enough to get casual Friday’s at work, a denim jacket is an easy replacement for a suit or blazer and you can wear it with any skirt or pants.

What I’m Wearing:

Dress $14.99 from Ross

Distresses Denim Jacket  $39.99 from American Eagle (also seen here)

Crossbody Bag c/o meet mark

Bangles/cuff $12.99 from Macy’s

Penny Wayfarer sunglasses c/o Stunglasses.com

Wedges from Charlotte Russe (also seen here)

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White Blazer Worn 3 Ways

May 29, 2013 by  
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I bought this white blazer from Tobi on a whim and I always find a different outfit to wear it with.  This time I paired with my new pink skirt.   I spotted this little pink skater skirt for only $5 and knew I wanted to wear it with my white blazer and a cropped top I bought at Ross a few months ago.  I’ve been looking for a colored bottom to wear the crop top with for some time but because it’s a crop top I wanted something higher at the waist and this skirt is perfect!  Check the three different ways I’ve worn my white blazer below.

What I’m Wearing:

White Blazer – $39 from Tobi.com (also seen here & here)

Cropped Top – $7.99 from Ross

Pink Skater Skirt $5 from Papaya

Caged Heels – $30 from a local boutique in Tampa

Clutch (also seen here) c/o meet mark

Earrings c/o meet mark

Dream Believe Achieve

May 20, 2013 by  
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When summer rolls around down here in Florida it comes with inhuman heat and humidity, which only wreaks havoc on my hair (even after an hour in front of a hairdryer I still end up with frizzy hair)!  So lately I’ve been air drying to camouflage the frizz and although I am not 100 percent sold on it, it’s easy to do. I use the hanna thermal protectant oil and Sally Hershberger Shagg Spray that I found for only $2.99 at Ross to get a piece-y look and it works great.  Along with the big hair that I to call “beachy waves” I like to keep my outfits easy and comfy as well.  I tend to keep my focus on tops because bottoms always consist of cut off shorts, a cotton mini or rolled up jeans.  Every year I get on a new kick: last year I was all about asymmetrical tanks and this year it’s graphic tees.   I got this one from Shopbop and although a little bit more than I usually pay for tee, it’s totally worth it!  It’s got a roomy fit which is perfect for summer; the length makes it look like a perfectly worn-in mens tee and my favorite part is the length of the sleeves – its just long enought to be able to give it a nice roll if I’m in the mood too.

What I’m Wearing:

Sincerely Jules Graphic Tee c/o Shopbop

White Skinny Jeans $14.99 at Marshall’s

Pointy Toe Pumps (also seen here) – $25.50 from Charlotte Russe

Necklace & Bracelet c/o Twisted Silver

Bag c/o meet mark

Chambray Top – $9 at Walmart

Casual Summer Outfit

May 7, 2013 by  
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I’m not a sun lover and during the colder weather I normally use L’Oreal’s Sublime Bronze self tanning mist for a hint of color, but I try to get a real tan a few times a year and last week I managed to sneak away to the beach for the day.  I’m not as tanned as I’d like to be but it’s definitely an improvement and it looks great with my little white dress, orange blazer and new tan sandals.  🙂

What I’m Wearing:

White Dress c/o Yesstyle

Orange Linen Blazer – $14.99 from Marshall’s

Envelope Clutch c/o Joules

Sandals (also seen here) – $24.99

Necklace c/o meet mark

Belts – $10.99 from Charlotte Russe

Lace & Flats

March 12, 2013 by  
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I’ve had this white lace shift dress for some time and I would have worn it sooner but it didn’t fit.  Yep this baby has been sitting in my closet for 3 months and 10 pounds.  I kept trying it on every couple of weeks and I was SO happy last week when it actually fit!  I’m still a few pounds of from my goal weight but I’m happy how far I’ve come.

Normally I would be terrified to wear a white dress but being that it’s a shift dress it’s a lot more forgiving. For accessories I kept it simple because I wanted to let the green bag do all the work and for shoes  I was initially going to pair the dress with pointy toe pumps but  I thought they were way too expected and a little dressier than I wanted to look so I decided  to wear these gorgeous flats by London Sole that gave it the perfect balance of dressy and dainty but still casual.

I was so thrilled when I got the  London Sole Henrietta Quilted flats worn by some of my favorite fashionista like Olivia Plaermo, Kate and Pippa Middleton, and Reese Witherspoon are just a few of their large celebrity following..They’re the true definition of a stylish classic shoe that won’t go out of style and well worth the investment making them a celeb and stylist favorite. These are the types of shoes that need to be in any women’s closet (especially busy moms like me) because they’re easy to wear for day or night, comfy and can be worn year round.  I love the details like the quilting that London Sole is famous for, the dainty little bow and even the heart inside their leather lining.  So glad I got them now because I have tons of shorts both casual and dressy that I plan on pairing them with a la Olivia Palermo.

Check out all of London Sole’s exquisite shoes here and check out all of the London Sole styles that the stars are wearing here.

What I’m Wearing:

Lace Dress – $14.99 from Ross

Studded Green Clutch – $13.99 from Marshall’s

The Henrietta Black Leather Quilt  c/o London Sole

 

Celeb Style: Sex & The City Inspired Horseshoe Necklace

February 28, 2013 by  
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My main weakness when it comes to fashion has always been jewelry. For the most part I buy tons of bangles and sterling silver rings but  there’s not any particular type of jewelry that I look for when I shop  – I just buy!   To say I have a rather large collection of jewelry is a understatement and my jewelry stands display years of collecting.  While I don’t favor a particular style when accessorizing I do have a tendency to like pieces that have meaning. From a 30’s vintage Bakelite piece that I inherited from my mother in law or spiritual pieces that stem from different religions, to a simple strand of  beads my mood dictates the choice. Often you will find me sporting a celeb inspired piece such as my name necklace like Carrie’s from Sex & The City.   Ironically it wasn’t until I was sent these horseshoe necklaces that I realized that most of my celeb inspired pieces are inspired by the Carrie Bradshaw character that I just adore.

I remember when the second Sex & The City movie came out I searched high and low for celebrity engagement ringslooking for a black diamond just like the one Big gave Carrie.  Although I found a good looking replica let’s just say that the quality wasn’t all that great and it’s not going to make it onto one of my jewelry displays.  These horseshoe necklaces on the other hand are definitely going on display!  I love love love  them!  The palm tree was added after I saw the picture of Alexa Chung sporting a frog and a palm tree on the red carpet and I loved the idea of the lucky horse shoe paired with the palm tree (which represents light ).  The little extra bit of bling just makes them look that much prettier and creates a perfect blend of quirky, trendy and glam.

I love it when quality and affordability are joined together especially with jewelry and emitations (I could not have possibly come up with a better name) does just that and more.  For more info on the necklaces featured visit www.emitaions.com

 

Mi Insta Life: 2/15-2/20

February 20, 2013 by  
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This weekend after I celebrated my sons 8th birthday I decided to take a few days off and do what I do best…SHOP! I took my time and hit a bunch of local Tampa boutiques that I love and found a ton of great stuff on sale.  Although I never made it to a mall, I did make my obligatory stops at Ross, Marshalls and of course T.J. Maxx.  My favorite purchases were the gray booties and chambray top seen below that I found for only $5 at T.J. Maxx.  I’ve been looking for this particular worn-out grayish/taupe colored booties for some time now, and I finally found them on sale for only $20!  The built in wedge gives me the height that I always want but still keeps me super comfy.  I can’t wait to wear them with my shorts and skirts this summer (actually this weekend because it’s going to be in the 80’s).  Click here for some outfit ideas.

I can’t believe he’s 8 years old!

Celeb Style Favorite’s

February 11, 2013 by  
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I normally would have done a copycat post on all of these amazing celeb outfits but instead I decided to highlight them all.

Solange Knowles’ style blends retro looks with a modern touch. I love the way the white Nicholas Kirkwood pumps play off the colors in this striped Ostwald Helgason dress.

Olivia Palermo always manages to work her faux fur vest into just about any outfit flawlessly, and this look is one of my favorites!  The orange gives the fur a refreshing spring kick.

 The bangs, the striped fur and the head to toe black – I die! 🙂

What I love about Jessica Alba‘s outfits is that they’re all easy to recreate for less and aren’t too over the top.   Love the tights and studded heels – they give the sweet dress a little edge – perfect!

images via People Style Watch

Thrift Store Find: Vintage Faux Fur Coat

February 7, 2013 by  
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I’ve always been an avid thrift store shopper and nothing is more exciting than finding something you love on the cheap.  Just the other day my son asked me to take him thrifting and I was SO excited not only because he showed an interest in one of my passions, but also because we were going on a day that offered 50 percent off clothes.  While my son was looking to find what he called “Cosby” type sweaters I hit the women’s clothing section and found a spotted faux fur coat for $16 but I got it $8!  I expected the coat to need some type of tailoring but it fit perfectly and it’s in amazing condition!  I won’t be wearing it too often here in Florida but I now have a super cute coat for my frequent NY visits.

What I’m Wearing:

Vintage Faux Fur Coat – $8 from Local Thrift Store

Mint Green Dress – $7.50 from T.J. Maxx

Pointy Toe Pumps $70 from Yesstyle (also seen here)

Modern Square Bag c/o meet mark find it here (also seen here)

Betsey Johnson Sunglasses $20 from T.J. MAxx

Bracelets from Forever 21

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