Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#TrendyTuesday Leather and Lace Handbags

Are you loving the laser cut handbag trend as much as I do?  It can give leather the look of lace and add instant statement to your handbag that will remain classic!  Here are some of my favorite laser cut and perforated hand bags.
The Sondra Roberts Perforated Leather Tote at Nordstrom in four colors (at top of post).  Not only does it have the trend, but a beautiful circular motif off center to please the eye!  It's lined too!

The clutch by Vince Camuto at Nordstrom in black or white (above).  Has a more edgy feel with zippers!

Or the Street Level Convertible Clutch that can also work as a cross body bag for under $50.00 (above)!  A great hexagonal motif which has a Moroccan feel to it in faux leather.

And for the look of re-embroidered lace, the 'Miss Sicily' Satchel handbag by Dolce and Gabbana at Nordstrom (below). 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

#StyleTheSale Saturday Desk to Dinner

Today I am happy to have a Style the Sale look for Plus Sizes!  My Style The Sale picks are a jacket, blouse and skirt from Eloquii on Final Sale.  Final sale means no returns, so read the reviews to confirm how the item fits.  Comments indicate the jacket runs BIG.  For the jacket layer start with the Studio Tweed Faux Leather Graphic Jacket On SALE for $49.99, a final sale so no returns.  Layer the jacket over the Short Sleeve Crepe Sweater with high low hem ON SALE for $19.97 (final sale too).  The Studio Mirror Print Pencil skirt is perfect for the office and the night out afterward and is ON SALE for $19.97! 
Accessorize the look with a Opal Mermaid Necklace ON SALE at Baublebar for $28.00  and classic suede pumps by COACH On Sale at Nordstrom.  And since the look can take you out to dinner, add a pop of color clutch like this MARC by Marc Jacobs also On Sale at Nordstrom.  Want a fit & Flare skirt for the look instead?  Try the Full Satin Pleated Midi On Sale for $69.99.  You can use a coupon code for the skirt on orders over $75.00 of INDIE for an extra 10% off the order while the sale lasts at Eloquii.

Friday, June 26, 2015

#FrugalFriday at the Office

I am always on the hunt for looks to wear to work and am sharing some my favorite frugal finds this Friday, perfect for the office!
Start with this striped fitted shirt NON-Iron ON SALE at Banana Republic for $49.99.  Use the coupon code BRSALE for an extra 40% off, taking it to $29.99.  Coupon code is good through 6-30-15.  I love a no iron blouse and this striped blouse will slim and lengthen (photo above)! 
A classic denim blouse is a closet staple every woman should have, so here is my pick for this week's frugal Friday also from BR.  Described as Soft Wash Denim blouse, and currently ON SALE for $39.99, use the coupon code and price is $23.99 (photo above). 
Another blouse I love for the office and elsewhere is the soft chambray Boyfriend shirt also ON SALE at BR and you can use the coupon code BRSALE for another 40% off, so total comes to $20.99 (photo in light blue above). 
Pair any of these tops with a pencil skirt for the office, like this Sloan-Fit Zip Front skirt ON SALE for $59.99, with the coupon code it's $35.99.  On a casual day, any of the blouses above would look great with shorts like the Railroad Stripe Boyfriend short ON SALE $59.99, and with the coupon code at $35.99 (see photo below). 
Petite Pick
For the petite, a fabulous frugal find is this Black Lace Shirt dress ON SALE at BR for $109.00, with coupon code $65.40. 
Banana Republic is also offering 50% off all items at their Factory store here with the coupon code BRFS4U.  Code ends 7-5-15.
Women's Pick
A fabulous Raglan Sleeve Fit & Flare dress at $79.90, use the coupon code INDIE for another 30% off to bring price to $55.93.  If your subtotal is over $75.00 you get another 10% off, so be sure to check out Eloquii's  sale items! 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

#ThriftyThursday What to the Shopbop Coupon On

This is the last day of the Shopbop coupon for an extra 25% off SALE items, so I thought I might share my pick for what to spend your coupon on. Use Coupon code 25MORE. Start with great strappy heels by Joe's Jeans ON SALE for $54.00.  With the coupon code they come to $40.50.

Sam Edelman Hurache Espadrilles, ON SALE for $96.00!  With the coupon they come to $72.00. I have had my eyes on these since the beginning of the season!  I love the stud details, cuts and texture of this shoe for Summer!

The rain boot my Hunter boots ON SALE for $136.50.  With the coupon code they come to $102.38.  And the coupon code is good on all SALE, here are the details.  Check out the SALE items here. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

#WearItWell Wednesday: The Gladiator Sandal

A strong trend this Summer in sandals is the Gladiator Sandal.  Wondering if how to wear this trend?  Here are some tips:
  1. Go Small Scale-If this trend is a bit too daring for you, but you love it, try the small scale gladiator that only reaches the ankle.  Like this Vince Camuto High Heeled Sandal ON SALE at Nordstrom in three colors (photo above).  The Gladiator look, does not have to be knee high to look fabulous!  Or the Topshop 'Favorite' Flat Gladiator sandal (pictured below). 
  2. Petites go with Nude color!  To keep your petite leg looking longer go with the nude color Gladiator.  Like the Topshop 'Figtree' Leather Knee high Gladiator (photo below on the left) or the Gentle Souls 'Break My Heart 3' Caged Flat Sandal (photo below on the right). 
Show the Gladiator!  This is NOT a sandal to hide under a maxi dress or skirt.  Instead, pair the knee high Gladiator with shorts, skirts and dresses that show the sandal off!  With the maxi dress or skirt you can wear the flat Gladiator.

Want a heeled Gladiator that's not too high? Try these Sam Edelman heels at Shopbop, ON SALE (photo below)!  Shopbop has an even greater selection of Gladiator Sandals here!  Use coupon code 25MORE today and tomorrow for an extra 25% off the heeled Gladiator below!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

#TrendyTuesday Metal Findings are BIG!

Have you noticed that metal findings are big?  They are showing up in all fashion in new and timeless ways you will love!  How is it new?  No need for a necklace, just get the neckline with metal findings!  Like this coral Ellen Tracy Dress at Nordstrom, with metal embellishment at the neckline (photo above).  Or this Ellen Tracy Petite dress in black and white below, also with neckline embellishment (below). 
Not a new way to use the metal finding, but a new placement off center on the belt of this fabulous LBD for the petite at Ann Taylor (LBD below).  Use the coupon code SHOP50 to take another 50% off!

And it's not just the neckline and the belts, but metal zip pockets are on trend too!  Like the Marc New York Fit and Flare Dress at Nordstrom (photo below). 

Monday, June 22, 2015

#MakeItMine Monday

Didn't you love Carla Hall's maxi shirt dress with the graphic print today?!  So, I took a look and found it ON SALE here, with free shipping and returns!  It's an Alice + Oliva!  I love Carla Hall's sense of style.  She's one of my fashion icons. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

#FrugalFriday In Black & White

The black & white color scheme offers classic timeless style that coordinates with so many pieces.  That's why I am featuring it today in my Frugal Friday post.  The pleated skirt flatters every figure and this weeks pick includes a pleated skirt from Nordstrom in black and white perfect for every occasion!  Trouvee Zigzag Maxi Skirt will slim the hip and draw the eye to the hem!  Here it's paired with a sleeveless ruffled top by Nic+Zoe (not on sale) that has timeless style and feminine charm, perfect for the Summer season!  Add the long twill vest for the office by Halogen On SALE for $35.00!  Add the Tory Burch D' Orsay Flats ON SALE and finish with the perforated tote to hold everything you need for the office by Sondra Roberts.  Keep the necklace a small pendant to highlight the ruffle on the blouse.

My Petite pick this week is from Nordstrom's Semi Annual Clearance sale (pictured above).  Wear this black and cream jumpsuit for the night out, or with a blazer to the office!  Be sure to check out Nordstrom's Semi Annual Clearance Sale with all sizes on sale here. 
Perhaps you're looking for the classic trench coat to add to your closet staples?  How about a black and white polka dot Ralph Lauren Trench Coat On SALE at Bloomingdales?

Or the Summer maxi dress by Calvin Klein ON SALE at Bloomingdales with stripes on the diagonal to flatter! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LBD for the Plus Size Woman

As a stylist who once worked with a single retailer, I struggled to find items for my plus size customers.  Now that I am free lancing, I have found many new retailers to shop for my plus size customers.  So, today I am sharing a closet essential every woman should have, including the plus size woman:  The Little Black Dress.  All of these dress are from Eloquii, who is running a great coupon code, has customer reviews, and photos.  If you sign up for their emails you can get a free ship on your first order.  Please note that the free ship, lasts for a limited time after issue of 10 minutes, so only sign up if and when you are ready to check out!
For a solid LBD with a flattering peplum try this Jennie Dress from Eloquii (photo above).  Use the coupon code SHOPJUNE for 40% off.
For the woman who wants to create a waistline, the fit and flare is a fabulous look, like this Graphic Overlay Floral Dress at Eloquii.  Use the coupon code SHOPJUNE for 40% off.
For a fabulous maxi dress, try this Studio Petal Neckline dress, also at Eloquii.  Use the coupon code SHOPJUNE for 40% off.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#WearItWell Wednesday: Swimsuits Best for the Rectangle Figure & Apple Figure

Do you struggle to find a swimsuit that flatters your straight figure?  The best suit for you creates a waistline visually with fabric.  Choose a suit with a darker waistline or color block pieces that create an hourglass shape like the black and white suit pictured above, by Moon Glow One Piece at Swimspot.
Or this waistline creating one piece from Nordstrom by Carmen Marc Valvo, a cutout with color blocking to flatter. 

For a two piece, choose a top which creates a waistline and has a lighter top and darker bottom.  Like the Festival Stripe Swimdress tankini by Athena at the Swimspot (blue suit above).  In this suit, the color blocking creates a flattering Empire waistline.  This suit also works well for the apple figure!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

If the Shirt Dress & Wrap Dress Had a Child: Trendy Tuesday

If the shirt dress and the wrap dress had a child, this dress would be the perfect example of the trend you have to have!  Find it at White House Black Market.  Pair it with the nude heel and a simple pendant necklace.  Take this look to work all year with a button down blouse underneath! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Make It Monday: A Special Thank You

Just in time for my guilds card swap, I'm making a special thank you with supplies from all of my favorite companies! 
Supply List
Anna Griffin Paper from Birthday Card Kit
Fabric Brad Stampin' Up
Thank You The Angel company
Stippled Blossoms (Rose) Stampin' Up
Inspiration Flourishes Flair (I will Remember)  CTMH
Stamp cut Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink
Gold Stickles

Saturday, June 13, 2015

#StyleTheSale Saturday Pretty in Poppies

Perhaps it was the Georgia O'Keefe art work, or the flower its self, but poppies have always brought to mind pretty images.  So, take a look at the SALE this weekend at Anthropologie, starting with this Verna Midi dress!  Use the coupon code DRESSDAYS Today and Tomorrow ONLY on any dress at Anthropologie.  Code is good through 6-14-15.
Pair this dress with a great heel, like this Corso Como Perforated Red Pump ON SALE at Nordstrom.  Try a necklace that pops in turquoise blue by Anne Klein, also ON SALE.  Just a perfect color combo inspired by all American colors, this necklace won't get lost in the print and is small enough to let the print shine through!  Add the La Regale "Candy" Crystal Touch clutch handbag ON SALE for $46.80. 
Here are some more of my dress favorites at Anthropologie!  A black Trenette Summer sundress with lace trim (above).  For the casual look with flat sandals.
The Mona Dress with timeless glamour and old school charm.  A perfect look for the night out or special occasion!
For the office, my pick is the Dancette Knit dress with comfort and style in mind!    Add a blazer or cardigan for extra warmth and or polish!  Want specific pieces to go with any look?  Just drop me a note with your request and budget! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

#FiveForFrugalFriday Petite Picks

It's Friday, Frugal Friday!  We all love a sale so today I am sharing five of my favorite sale and well priced items for the petite 9 to 5 looks.  

For the Petite Woman Dress Picks This Week:

Classiques Entier® "Sunmosa" Ponte Dress available in five colors and perfect for work or any occasion, on sale at Nordstrom here (dress at top of post).  Such a timeless piece, perfect for traveling and comfort in ponte knit! 

Halogen® Plaid Sleeveless Shirtdress ON SALE for $58.80 (pictured above).  Because the darkest line of the plaid runs vertical, it lengthens the figure and can work for your petite frame.  And the bias cut waistband makes for the perfect fit that flatters!  Add a blazer for the office. 
Here is a pick from one of my favorite brands Maggy London in petite under $100.00,  Geo Print Wrap dress (blue dress above). 

And for a cool Summer office look, this Caslon® Linen Cargo Dress for $68.00 in Beige-Rainy Day Navy Stripe (picture above).  Brighten up this look with a jean jacket or blue blazer. 
For a classic casual Friday look or an any day Summer look, try this Halogen® Drawstring Tencel® Chambray Dress for $88.00 (solid blue dress above).
Here's a fabulous Topshop Leaf Print Shirt dress for $80.00 in the tropical print trend. 
Tahari Belted Linen Shirt Dress (black & white print above).  Try the print above with a long vest at work.  Ok, six looks.  In my defense, Nordstrom has one of the best petite selections!Want to see more petite dress picks?  Try this link. 


Five Petite Separates Sale Picks:

Jones New York Signature® Petite Refined Denim Blazer with white trim ON SALE for $40.49.  Pair it with pants or skirts in the same color to keep your look long (blazer photo below).

Notations Petites Diagonal Skirt ON SALE for $12.49 at Carsons.  Pair it with a dark jacket or cardigan to keep the look long (pictured below)!

Calvin Klein Petites' Leopard Print Pleated Neck Cami ON SALE for $24.98 at Carsons. Layer under a jacket and pair with pants in the same color to keep the look long (pictured below). 

Jones New York Sport® Petite Split Neck Tank Top ON SALE for $36.75.  This beautiful blue tank has beautiful pleated detail and flattering neckline.  Pair it with dark pants to lengthen the look (photo below). 

Bobeau Petites Crochet Top ON SALE for $25.49 at Carsons (cream photo below).  Pair it cream pants and camisole, or wear a contrasting camisole that matches the pant to keep the look longer.


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