Swing Skirt Style

Skirts are so fun to wear, especially one that has a little swing to it.  And here’s a news flash: swingy skirts aren’t just reserved for the warmer months.  I love wearing them with tights and wearing them with something unexpected on top.

This skirt, from J Crew (similar here) has an easy but not too loud black and white print that makes it super versatile.  In this first look, I threw on some black opaque tights, booties, my fur vest and an IRO shirt I scored on Shopbop (its on sale!).  I layered on some bracelets and a couple of necklaces to glam it up a bit.

{Scroll to the bottom of the post to shop both looks.}

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In the second look below, I made things a little more casual.  The sweater I wore I normally would put on with jeans for a super casual day with the kids, but it paired perfectly with the skirt!  I put on yet another necklace for some depth, but that’s about all I changed.  Both looks work for so many occasions, and it’s so much more fun to be wearing a skirt than the old standby jeans or black pants, right?

 

 

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I want to throw out a special THANK YOU to my new photographer here in Fairfield, Adriane Sherman.  She totally ‘gets’ me and understands how awkward it can be pose for your own blog photos, argh!  Thanks A, you are the best!

Oh and PS – if anyone needs a local Fairfield photog – let me know, i’ll get you in touch with her!

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Holiday Dress Shopping

We have been busy lately helping our clients prepare for the holiday season …

We thought we would share a few of our favorite finds!

From jumpsuits to dresses to pants – anything goes this holiday season.

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We LOVE getting everyone dressed for all of the big events – stay tuned for our annual ‘holiday treat’!

Our Favorite Winter Weather Boots

Wow – much of the country already got some snow!  Yikes – could be a long winter. But, If that’s the case, we should all be stylishly prepared.

Below, scroll through for our top 12 favorite winter weather boots – and these are ALL waterproof.  You can thank us later!

Glad for {90’s} Plaid

I loved me some oversize plaid shirts back in the 90’s.  That was what it was all about – Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Steve Miller band, Gap jeans and a big ol’ plaid shirt.  Oh – did I forget to mention my bangs?  They were backcombed and teased until they could be no more, then hairsprayed into oblivion.  Awesome, right?  You wish I was posting a #tbt photo right now don’t you?

Thankfully, wearing a plaid shirt in this decade is a little more chic.  And I *might* be a little more style savvy.  I want to wear this Rails plaid shirt every day.  It’s that comfy.  And I can’t go without mentioning my favorite new Ash booties.  I wore these all day in NYC walking around over the weekend and my feet didn’t ache at all (this is an accomplishment).

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Shop this look ~

Jeans: the Looker skinnies by Mother

Booties:  Ash Manhattan Hidden Wedge

Shirt:  Rails Kendra Plaid Button Down

Vest:  Rebecca Taylor  (similar here)

Bag:  Alexander Wang (shop Alexander Wang bags here)

Bracelets:  David Yurman, Stella & Dot, and Lisa Stewart monogram cuff

Necklace: Gorjana

Earrings:  J Crew (similar here)

 

Red Hot Date Night

It’s Date Night! And it is MUCH needed around here these days!!

Kids, school, work, LIFE makes it hard to get out with the hubby and spend a little time together!

A little bit of red and leopard is my choice for tonight …

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Dress, Jacket, Heels, Earrings, Bag

Any big plans for the night?

Shop the look here:

 

Photos by Debby Ditta

Wishlist Wednesday: The Moto Jacket

‘Tis the season for the Moto Jacket.  Variations of this jacket are everywhere, so featuring the style on Wishlist Wednesday felt just right this week.  Temperatures have dropped, there is a definite chill in the air, and we even had to turn on our heat over the weekend!

The Moto Jacket is a look anyone can achieve.  Pair it with a dress, a mini skirt, a midi skirt, skinny jeans, or leather – it works with it all!  The nice part is, there are so many options.  Here we’ve got pieces that run the gamut from $398 to $69, so whatever your budget, you can work this look.

Tinley Road Clean Moto Jacket, $119

Tinley Road Clean Moto Jacket, $119

Rebecca Minkoff Wes Moto Jacket, $398

Rebecca Minkoff Wes Moto Jacket, $398

Current Elliott Moto Jacket, on sale!  $259.99

Current Elliott Moto Jacket, on sale! $259.99

Pam & Gela Quilted Moto Jacket, $250

Pam & Gela Quilted Moto Jacket, $250

Piperlime Collection Coated Moto Sweater Jacket, $159

Piperlime Collection Coated Moto Sweater Jacket, $159

Windowpane Moto Jacket by Myne at Anthropologie, $228

Windowpane Moto Jacket by Myne at Anthropologie, $228

Tela Moto Jacket, $228

Tela Moto Jacket, $228

Festive Plaid Moto Jacket, $128 at Gap

Festive Plaid Moto Jacket, $128 at Gap

Knit Moto Jacket at Gap, $69.95

Knit Moto Jacket at Gap, $69.95

Textured Moto Jacket, $140 at Banana Republic

Textured Moto Jacket, $140 at Banana Republic

Friday Finds

This week has been a whirlwind for Erin and I with Halloween today, school events, client shopping and Peach!  Peach Peach Peach!  Find out more about that HERE.

Thus, Wishlist Wednesday fell through the cracks.  So, we are bringing you Friday Finds!  Here’s what we’ve been loving for clients and for ourselves…….specifically from Piperlime.  Right now, if you get on their email list, you will receive a code for 30% off one item!  That’s a pretty good deal!

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Sabine Faux Fux Animal Coat, $198

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Clare Vivier foldover clutch, $220

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Wells Grace Feather Skirt, $98

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Milly Midi Pencil Sequin Skirt, $270

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Joa Blush Long Line Coat, $139

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Piperlime Collection Faux Fur Anorak, $189

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Giles and Brother Chain and Spike Necklace, $135

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Greylin Wool Plaid Jacket, $!28

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Sam Edelman Ear Cuff, $50

Want to click and shop through our list? Here you go:

Kendra Scott + Style Spies Give Back

 Style Spies (like most) are huge fans of Kendra Scott.

And we were thrilled when we were asked to host a party at her Market Street store in the Woodlands, Texas.  Not only did we invite our friends and clients to her beautiful store, we were able to give back to Breast Cancer Month.  Shopping, sipping and giving back makes for a perfect night!

Thank you to all of those that came out to support us and we are excited to give back to Susan G Komen during PINKtober.  We raised a LOT of money and can’t thank you enough! xoxo

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Weddington Way Bridesmaid Dress Challenge

We love a challenge.  So when we decided to enter the Weddington Way Bridesmaid Dress Challenge, we chose a color that not all brides might choose for their bridesmaids:  white.

The thing is, an all white bridal party would be gorgeous.  Sleek, chic, and white is a color that pretty much flatters everyone.  We chose this Alfred Sung number below, in ‘snow white.’  And, at $139, it’s affordable!  The other reasons we love it?  A structured bodice, a sweetheart neckline, and POCKETS!  What else might a girl want?

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How to accessorize this dress?  We’ve got your answers:

If you are looking for the perfect bridesmaid dress, you MUST head to Weddington Way.  They make it so easy!  Here’s the link:

http://www.weddingtonway.com/all/bridesmaid-dresses

WishList Wednesday: Black & White

WishList Wednesday if full of Black & White favorites.

From every store this fall we are finding our eyes going to all of the black & white trends that are hitting the stores. From shoes to ponchos, they are the perfect addition to our closets.

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Schutz Cady Lee, $90

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JOA Check Coat, $98

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Two-In-One Top, $30

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Fairisle Sweater, $198

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Nike Internationalist Sneaker, $85

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Topshop Grid Print Dress, $80

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Oak Oversized Pullover, $165

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Asos Dockland Sneakers, $20

What’s on your wish list?

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