Blazer & Booties

January 29, 2015 by  
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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.

Blazer & Booties

Due in large part to having my new son Joseph, my fashion posts have decreased in quantity – until now.  These boots have me all sorts of inspired!  In my last #ootd I showed you guys how I styled my first pick of boots from DSW.  This time I’m showing off my more casual but equally fabulous and trendy western short booties. I’ve struggled in the past finding a pair of booties like these for a while because they never fit quite right; but these fit like a pair of boots I’ve worn for years.  Best of all they even have that worn-in, vintage look making them perfect for jeans, dresses and even slacks.  They look like all those expensive booties that you see on celebs but for way less (click here to see some of my favorite celeb looks).  I picked the exact opposite style of boots this time for two reasons: One, to highlight the selection of styles that DSW has, and also to fit my extremely eclectic style.

I need to be comfortable.  I have five kids and I’m always on the run, so I tend to grab a blazer and go.  It’s the easiest way to make any outfit instantly polished.  For this look I wanted something that I would wear out to a casual lunch with the family so I grabbed my favorite blazer (you can see it also here and here), black jeggings, and a striped sweater. The boots really make this outfit pop!  I love that the entire look is sort of sleek and the boots give it an effortless almost unfinished look.  To me, that’s what style is all about – combining all the things you love and making them work.  Thanks to DSW for sending me these boots and stay tuned…I have lots of plans for this pair of boots.

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Blazer & Booties

 

Blazer & booties

 

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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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Pinspiration: Sneaker Street Style

December 12, 2014 by  
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I’ve already put down the suede winter mesh  Nike Roshe on my Christmas list (see the ones I want here) and now I’m all out looking for some sneakers style inspiration because to be honest it’s been a while since I put any type of sneakers into heavy rotation. Hopefully Santa will gift me with the sneaks but in the meantime you guys can check my favorite casual street style looks.

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Leopard Heels Three Ways

October 28, 2014 by  
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If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw the pictures of me debating which pair of shoes to buy while out shopping at DSW. Well, I decided on the leopard print heels (like many of you suggested) and since the weather has finally begun to get a tad cooler down here in Florida and it was perfect timing for me to style my new favorite pair of shoes from DSW! I was so excited when I was offered the opportunity to not only choose a pair of shoes of my liking but to also style them three different ways for fall. Picking one pair was super hard because DSW has an enormous amount of shoes and boots to pick from, but I decided to step away from boots (my weakness) and instead go with these leopard heels  to give my fall outfits a sexy touch. The leopard print is a perfect addition to my fall outfits and I came up with so many looks I had a hard time picking just three.
My first look is perfect for a day of shopping. I kept it simple with boyfriend jeans and sweater but the heels made the outfit pop!

Leopard Heels Three Ways

For a date night look I went with all black. This outfit can easily be worn for a lot of my upcoming holiday events.

Leopard Heels Three Ways

In my third and favorite look I wore a long sleeve mini dress and an army green vest. It’s perfect for a casual weekend or even a casual day at work with some tights.

Leopard Heels Three Ways

How would you style these leopard print beauties for fall?


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Celebrity Copycat: Jaime Chung’s Red Blazer Look for Less!

August 5, 2014 by  
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Jamie Chung perfectly pairs a bold red blazer with distressed jeans, a celfie tee and black pumps.  It’s a classic look with modern pieces that makes this look work.  Perfect for a casual Friday at work or even a date night.  get Jamie’s look for less with pieces from Nasty Gal, Sincerely Jules and more!

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What I Wore On Mother’s Day

May 14, 2014 by  
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Dressing your post baby body can be a bit overwhelming but dressing up and standing in front of the camera in a outfit is just down right traumatic! I’ve made a pact with myself I’m forcing myself in front of the camera and wearing items that are already sitting in my closet (with the help of lots and of layers of spanx lol) in the hopes that it will motivate me away from my laptop and onto to the treadmill. I dont want to lose too much I just want to get rid of the belly my biggest pet peeve when getting dressed.  This specific dress that I bought for 5 bucks at Marshalls has some pleating in the front which helps conceal the pooch.  I decided to wear it for Mother’s Day when I realized that it fit me.  It was a tad big on me before and now it fits me perfectly…. talk about taking the good with the bad! I love the dress but hate that it fits. 🙂

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What I’m Wearing: Dress – $5 from Marshall’s (also seen here) | Boyfriend Blazer – $39.99 from Target (also seen here), Green Belt – $6 from Target (see how I worked it into another outfit here) | Striped Pumps – $29.99 from Forever21.com | Lexington Watch by Michael Kors from ShopBop.com (also seen here

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Go Big Or Go Home

April 24, 2014 by  
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This is my first outfit post after having a baby and I was a bit nervous about what to wear (I’m still sporting a post baby pooch) and how I would look because I still have a lot of weight to lose but the theme of this post made me push beyond my fear and GO BIG!  I was sent a bottle of Salon Grafix hair spray and dry shampoo to review and showcase along with my style and  if you know me you know that those are two of my must have hair styling products!

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When it comes to my style/outfits I’ve always liked to pick one focus piece and let it shine. In this case it’s the white midi dress (I folded down the top and wore it as a skirt).  It’s a great piece to layer and it lets me flaunt my post baby curves.  I paired it with casual functional pieces and then gave it a little oomph by adding the oversized clutch and super high heels.

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Outfit Details

Now onto the hair products: I use dry shampoo even after I wash my hair so I really wanted to give this a fair shot and use it a couple days after a wash.  Because I wear my hair in a very beachy/wavy/messy way it has to have a good texture. I’ve tried other brands and they just dry it up and tangle it, and that’s NOT the case with Salon Grafix.  I washed my hair and gave it 3 days to build up a little oil and I didn’t touch my curling iron so that I could test out the hairspray on my waves.

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I started by brushing my hair out, then I sprayed the dry shampoo liberally and brushed my hair again – It instantly gave my hair a nice fresh scent, left it super soft with lots and lots of volume which is a huge plus for me because I love BIG undone hair AND it gave my hair some much needed color to my roots.  I then sprayed my ends with a light mist of hair spray and curled the ends. Next, I resprayed a couple of times and ran my fingers through it (that’s how I know if the curl will hold) and as I expected it held!  Both products kept my hair looking clean, held my big long waves and it smelled great!

Long Wavy Hair

 

Salon Grafix Play It Big! Volumizing Hair Sprays and Dry Shampoos are blended with Keratin Protein Complex.  Use every day for hair that looks bigger and stronger than ever before. .  Salon Grafix products Deliver Salon Performance at Home.  Salon Grafix Play It Big! Volumizing Hair Sprays and Dry Shampoos are blended with Keratin Protein Complex.  Use every day for hair that looks bigger and stronger than ever before. .  Salon Grafix products Deliver Salon Performance at Home.  http://www.salongrafix.com/collections/play-it-big/

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Sleek All Black Outfit & Metallic Flats

January 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Accessories

Well I finally gave in and started to exclusively wear flats.  Okay, so I didn’t exactly decide because I had no choice – my feet will not fit into ANY heels! Heck I could barely get any closed toe shoes to fit me comfortably so I’ve been wearing flip flops everyday.   But on chilly Florida winter days  I knew I was going to need something else to wear and I was so happy when Hush Puppies sent me over a pair of their stylish flats.  I picked the Cora Driver Moc because I love how the metallic color glammed up the casual shoe but they also come in a TON of other fun colors.  
Cora Driver Moc by Hush Puppies
They’re so so comfortable and my feet are so so happy! 🙂  Check out how I  styled them below.

Cora Driver Moc By Hush Puppies

Cora Driver MocV-Neck Sweater  | Waxed Skinny Jeans | Bangles | Chain Cross Body | Vintage Inspired Sunglasses

Black & White

December 20, 2013 by  
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SO happy I can still squeeze into this black  dress and my favorite white blazer.  Love the black and white combo for an evening look and the red bag for a pop of color.  I’ll definitely have this red bag in hand a lot during the holidays.  Wondering why I’m rocking the animal print heels a lot lately?  They’re one of the very few heels that still fit me comfortably.  Thank God I love them. 🙂

 

 

Shoes are comfy for about 20 minutes.  Had to put them aside to finish taking pictures.  Good thing I packed my flats inside my bag 🙂

What I’m Wearing: Black dress from Forever21 (similar version here) | White Blazer from Tobi (also seen here) | Animal Print Heels from Target (also seen here and here) | Red Erin Satchel c/o Fossil | Michael Kors Watch c/o ShopBop

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
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