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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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!

Salon grafix Go Big Or Go Home

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.

#ootd

 

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.

Long Wavy Hair

 

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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“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Salon Grafix via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Salon Grafix.”

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

Polka Dot Skirt Worn 3 Ways

January 21, 2013 by  
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I don’t know what it is about Target but it sucks me in every time!  This weekend I managed to get out and do a little shopping for myself.  It’s actually really rare that I go shopping just for me – usually it’s for the kids or for food – but when I do get the time to shop I go hard! 🙂  Anyway, I was going through Target’s clearance section and found every single item I’m wearing in the picture here (minus the cardigan,shoes and tights) on sale for under $50.  My two favorite pieces are the polka dot and lace skirt and the metallic gold satchel.  I love that they can easily be dressed up or down.

What I’m Wearing:

xhilaration Polka Dot Skirt – $13.98 from Target

Merona Black Tee – $7 from Target

Mossimo Gold Satchel – $8.98 from Target

Green Belt – $5.98

Tights c/o ShaToBu

Caspian Necklace c/o Twisted Silver

Oxfords by Sam & Libby

Pale Pink Ring $3 from Charlotte Russe

Bracelets $5 from Forever21

Classic Longline Cardigan  (also seen here) – $18.50

Blazer (also seen here)– $19.99 at Macy’s

Vince Camuto heels (also seen here) $30 at Dillard’s

 

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