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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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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DSW is the destination for savvy Shoe Lovers everywhere. Customers experience a breathtaking assortment of designer brands at irresistible prices everyday.

 

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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DSW is the destination for savvy Shoe Lovers everywhere. Customers experience a breathtaking assortment of designer brands at irresistible prices everyday.

 

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.

 

Target Style: Top 5 Shoe Trends for Spring

March 13, 2013 by  
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Spring has always been my favorite season to shop for shoes. The perfect weather makes it super easy to mix winter pieces with fun vibrant shoes on crisp sunny days.  Target’s shoe selection is always fun and because they can be worn right through summer it’s easy to get lost in the aisles without breaking the bank…. even better Target is running a buy one get one half off sale on select shoes!  Check out some of my favorite spring shoe trends and what to wear them with below.

Wedges

Women’s Mossomo Pemella Demi Wedge – $32.99

My go-to shoe is always a wedge – it provides the height without the discomfort.  These Mossimo Pamella Demi wedges are so cute!  I love the striped navy and green combo – it gives the cork wedges a lot more character and the colors are perfect for transitioning pieces to summer.  Tip:  Roll up your favorite pair of skinny jeans for a chic, laid back look.

 Booties

Mossimo Kinley Bootie – $34.99

I love the edge that booties give spring clothing.  Perfect for all your colored skinniy jeans or floral spring dresses.  Tip: When looking for a pair keep an eye for a  mid sized heel they’re the ones that will go with everything.

Print

Prabal Gurung for Target Pointy Toe Pumps – $39.99

I have these Prabal Gurung for Target pumps (seen here) and I wear them with a ton of outfits!  At first I was a tad worried that they would overwhelm my outfits but it’s quite the opposite – the print actually gives my outfits a pop of fun color.  I’ve worn them with pastel jeans, a suit and even shorts.  Tip:  Have fun with the print and give it go with an army green jacket or a lace top.

Lace Up Pumps

Prabal Gurung for Target Lace Up Pumps – $39.99

Glamourous and tough is what I think of when I see these lace up pumps.  Their trendy and affordable…does it get any better?  Tip:  Pull out a maxi dress or skirt because these are the perfect match.

Gladiator Heels

Mossimo Gladiator Heels – $29.99

Gladiators are sandals sexy sister.  They go with anything and can easily be worn day or night.  Tip:  Resist the urge to buy a black pair try a deep red for a unexpectedly stylish twist.

 It’s Time for Springtime.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.— 

Colorful Flats for Spring

March 9, 2013 by  
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I’ve been in heaven for the past couple of days because the temperature hasn’t broken 70 degrees here in Tampa.  It’s the perfect weather to pull out a pair of colorful flats like the ones below to give your jeans a fresh pop of color!  Get your early spring on with cute colorful flats from Yeswalkerand don’t miss out on their buy one get one free and FREE shipping!  Check out my faves below all under $40!

Bow Accent Pointy Flats – $40

Tasseled Striped Flats – $30

Buckle Front Flats – $32

T-Strap Flats – $30

Snake Effect Tassel Flats – $38

 

 

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 Yeswalker.

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!

Celebrity Copycat: Lauren Conrad’s Look for Less!

February 5, 2013 by  
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There’s not much to Lauren Conrad’s outfit but the colors really pack a punch! I personally love the sexy look but if you prefer or need a more modest skirt I’ve included one as well. Get Lauren’s look for less from Topshop, DSW & more!

Red Skater Skirt or Red Pencil Skirt  – $32 at Topshop.com | French Blue Button Down– $58 at Americanapparel.net | Pointy Toe Pumps – $50 at DSW.com | Style&co Boyfriend Watch– $30 at Macys.com | Open Knuckle Pyramid Rings– $6.90 at Windsorstore.com | Wire Hook Cuff Bracelet – $18 at Americanapparel.net

 

The Formula: Stripes

January 30, 2013 by  
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The old saying, “if it ain’t broke. don’t fix it,” perfectly describes how I feel about must-have basic pieces in fashion. Trends come and go but basics never go out of style, particularly certain patterns and colors.  To that end I decided to start a series of posts called The Formula to highlight my favorite style “ingredients.”  The most obvious one to start with is stripes and if you follow my posts then it’s obvious by now that I love stripes.  I literally wear the pattern in some shape or form about 3 times a week. Tip: The thinner the stripe the better – keep that in mind when choosing anything with stripes.

Insta Shot

What I’m Wearing:

Yellow striped skirt – $26.99 at Charlotte Russe

Suede Wedges – $25 at Charlotte Russe

Cotton cardigan – $9.99 at Forever 21

Studded Clutch from Yesstyle (also seen here)

3 Bangles (also seen here) c/o Twisted Silver

Aviator sunglasses c/o Pan Oceanic Group,

Outta My Bag: Animal Print Blazer

January 11, 2013 by  
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I love pairing sparkly jewelry with casual outfits, and since this is my favorite piece at the moment and it sparkles above the rest, I paired it with an animal print blazer, chambray top, black mini and studded heels.  There’s just something about  the chambray and the necklace that fits so right 🙂

What I’m Wearing:

Animal Print Blazer – $14.99 at Ross

Chambray Button Down – $12.99 at Marshalls

Skirt – $5.99 at Ross

Studded Heels – $35 at Charlotte Russe

Snow Flake Inspired Necklace (also seen here) c/o meet mark

Green Clutch (also seen here) c/o meet mark

Aviator Sunglasses (also seen here) c/o Pan Oceanic Group

 

 

CitySlips Flats Review & Exclusive 20% Discount

July 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Accessories

I love my heels…I really do…but after a countless long days with the kids and marathon nights of merengue, it’s really taking a toll! But sometimes miracles really do come in small comfy packages. CitySlips recently sent me a pair of adorable ballerina flats to review and ever since they come with me wherever I go.

Now when I wear my heels for a night on the town and need to switch to a pair of flats (but still want to look chic) I slip out the super stylish clutch that holds these ingenious little beauties.

So what are CitySlips?  CitySlips® is the “total package” solution to a crippling (literally) problem. Their innovative split-sole structure and comfy elastic backing allow them to fold neatly and securely into a compact carrying case. Once the flats have been removed, the small pouch unzips and expands, becoming a full-size tote bag. Throw those heels inside and enjoy a more comfortable commute home, or another few hours on the dance floor.

I’m going to go ahead and call these my go-to flats from now on because they really are the whole package.  And you can enjoy a pair at 20% off using code fashiongrail at checkout.  Check out the rest of CitySlips selection here – www.cityslips.com

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