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)

Insta Shots

Brown Boots & Black Leggings

November 2, 2013 by  
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I love the way black and brown look together.  It screams fall and it gives the color black a cozier feel.  It’s a great casual look that can easily be worn by pairing with comfy leggings and brown boots.  Perfect weekend outfit or for the busy mom on the go.  Pair with a blazer, a chunky knit sweater, a tunic or even a sweatshirt and you’re good to go!  Check out some affordable leggings and brown boots that will go with just about anything sitting right in your closet and check out how I wore my new brown boots from Kmart in last weeks copycat.
Easton Boots – $52.99 at Shopruche.com | Knit Leggings – $35 at Madewell.com | Mohair Lip Sweater – $23 at SheInside.com
Chambray  Top – $69 at Madewell.com | Striped Layring Tee – $49 at Jcrew.com | Knit Leggings – $35 at Madewell.com  | Brown Booties – $89 at SoleSociety.com | Faux Fur Scarf – $69.50 at AnnTaylor.com | Gold Chain – $70 at Shopbop.com
Suede Boots – $54.99 at Heels.com | Knit Leggings – $35 at Madewell.com  | Military Blazer – $49 at Maurices.com

My One of a Kind Style

February 22, 2013 by  
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To help celebrate the kick off of the Diet Dr Pepper Sweepstakes on March 4th  I was asked to write about my one of a kind style.  In a nutshell, my style has always been eclectic and deeply inspired by music and movies.  Musicians like Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin played perfectly to my boho/hippie style, while actresses like Edie Sedgewick and Natalie Wood greatly influenced my flirty retro looks and even my hair.  While in high school I shopped the malls like every American teenager, but I was always looking for ways to add pieces that were unique and found on the side streets where thrift stores thrived.  No joke I hit every smoky dungeon I could find in New York in a fervent effort to add to my trendier mall finds (something I still do to this day).

My style hasn’t changed much and I still shop at the malls for affordable trendy pieces but as I get older I’ve learned to dress to my evolving body and shape and the thrift store finds focus more on jackets, bags and more importantly accessories!  I tend to lean more towards modern, better fitting pieces but still keep my overall look in the boho vein.  I believe that it’s the little details that count and not a specific style. For example, one day I will be dressed in a modern white jacket with skinny jeans but the next time you bump into me I’ll be wearing the very same jacket over a flowing dress (like the one seen below).  Two completely different styles that I make my very own with over sized bags, chunky rings, a stack of bangles and always – and I mean always – with a pair of over sized shades.

In my look below I decided to try out a trendy high low dress for the very first time.  I decided to give this one a shot because it has all the right elements of everything that my style embraces.  The feminine length and chiffon is complimented by a studded camouflage  top – I love it and it was only $25!  As soon as I saw it I immediately envisioned it with a cropped denim jacket and flats but when I brought it home I realized that it would look amazing with my white blazer and ankle tie wedges. The jacket definitely gives it a dressier look and the bow on the wedges give it the perfect dainty touch.

I’m all about the accessories, but it has to be the right amount.  While this outfit has plenty of character thanks to the camo, studs and white jacket, I had to add a ton of bangles! The belt was a last minute add-on that looks like it came with the dress and helped accentuate my waist a bit.

I actually debated on using a clutch but this zippered accented bag played off the camo’s masculine feel.

From the front this jacket looks like your basic boxy cut blazer, but the back is what makes it special and the high low hem accentuaed it even more – love it!

So there you have it!  My One of a Kind Style: a little boho, a tad tomboy, but 100% girly girl when it comes to accessories and shoes.

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Wear Your Heart

February 8, 2013 by  
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After Christmas I look for any reason to celebrate a holiday and Valentine’s Day is perfect especially when it comes to dressing up for it.  Whether it be hearts on a pair of tights, heart printed sweaters,  or a bag – it’s easy to incorporate a little heart into your outfits.  Check out some of my favorite picks for under $50 from Yesstyle.

Leopard Heart Accent Bag – $35

Heart Printed Velvet Tights – $15

Heart Button Back Top – $20

Heart Applique Sweater – $32

Turtleneck Knit Heart Dress – $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 Yesstyle.

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

Insta Shots

The Formula: Peplum Tops

February 1, 2013 by  
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There’s something about a peplum top that’s so feminine, and as soon as you throw it on you instantly feel classy. I have a few peplum tops (you can see my lace one here) but the most flattering types are the ones that fall right at the hips and have 3/4 sleeve (but that goes for any sleeve).  This black one is like a basic tee and it’s a easy way to add a little flair to jeans or skirts.

 

What I’m Wearing:

Peplum Top – $14.99 from Kohl’s

Black Jeggings (also seen here) – $19.99 from Marshalls

 Pointy Toe Pumps – $25.50 from Charlotte Russe

Modern Square Bag c/o meet mark find it here

80’s Bracelet c/o Twisted Silver

Striped Dress For Day & Night

January 28, 2013 by  
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Cooler weather means I get to layer!  My favorite piece to layer, and the easiest one, has always been my army green anorak from Ross (also seen here).  I wear it every chance I get and believe it or not the army green color can be used as a neutral making it super easy to incorporate into many outfits.  This time I decided to pair my anorak with my striped dress for a day time look that I easily dressed up by removing the jacket, adding animal print heels and turning belt around.

Day

Night

What I’m Wearing:

Striped Puff Sleeve Dress $12.80 (also seen here) from Forever 21

Anorak from Ross

Animal Print/Red Patent Belt (also seen here) c/o Kohl’s

Black Heels (also seen here) $70 at Yesstyle

3 Bangles c/o Twisted Silver

Brown Hobo Bag c/o Lucky Brand

Black Satchel from Forever21

Animal Print Heels (also seen here) – $14.99 from Target.com

Metal Aviators from Ross

Insta Shots

I received compensation from Yesstyle to purchase items of my choosing to review. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

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