So excited to announce an amazing giveaway for you guys! If you haven’t had the pleasure of shopping with eShakti before, definitely take advantage now! They create the clothes, then you customize them. Take this top for example, it started out as a whole other look, same color and pattern, much different style. I was able to customize it to my liking and now so can you!
* Uphoria Boutique is currently updating their online store. Visit their instagram for ordering information.
This is one of my favorite tops to wear because I’m obsessed with the print! What’s cuter than little tiny raccoon silhouettes? I added the bow around the neckline, which was a major selling point for me, and changed up the length of the shirt. You can’t tell now since it’s tucked in, but I added about an inch to the bottom. To see how I’ve previously styled this shirt, look here.
Look at me breaking all the rules, no white after Labor Day my ass. The weather has been pretty back and forth lately but on those warm fall days I jump at the chance to throw on something from my summer wardrobe. I snagged this skirt the minute I laid eyes on it. I’m already counting down the days until next summer so I can wear it pretty much every day.
So back to our giveaway and why you should definitely enter. eShakti is an online retailer that is constantly creating chic clothes for women of every age. After you pick out something you like, you can customize it to fit your body and your personality perfectly. This dress, also gifted from them, had a different top when I found it on the site. I chose to make it a halter top instead, add the piping, and took off about an inch from the hemline. They also allow you to put in your exact measurements so everything you wear will literally fit you like a glove. Now two lucky winners will receive a $25 gift card from eShakti to start customizing their own wardrobe! Click on the link below to enter. The winner will be announced next week. Good luck!!
If you follow my Mini Fashionista series you can probably gather one thing: I’m very picky when it comes to what my kids wear. My mantra when people try to shop for my girls: Think of me. Would I wear it? Ok, maybe I’m a little bit more lenient when it comes to my daughters, but not very, ha! I cringe at the thought of Charlotte wearing anything with Minnie Mouse on it that’s not pajamas. So anyway, the point is, I like it when my girls look a little more…. chic? while still remaining the kids they are! I mean in all seriousness, they’re kids… they’re messy. Let’s be realistic. Which is why I am a huge fan of Amy Coe!
I was recently approached by someone from Amy Coe’s company about collaborating for my Mini Fashionista series. I was seriously over the moon excited when I received the e-mail! I have bought a million things for both of my girls from Amy Coe. I LOVE the fact that she makes big girl style clothes for little ones. I have scored sparkly leggings, faux fur vests, adorable graphic tee’s, and so much more at the most amazing prices. They have a faux red leather moto jacket that I am just DYING to get my hands on! This designer helps me keep Charlotte and Kennedy on trend on a budget. What could be better? For this outfit in particular I’m in love with the built in tutu, for a few reasons. ONE, it is so on point with Charlotte’s latest ‘ballerina’ obsession. Everything that has a tutu skirt makes it a ballerina dress, apparently, and that is her current infatuation. TWO, the skirt is attached so it takes away all the fuss of trying to find one that matches her outfit, since she basically needs to wear a tutu every day now. THREE: and another reason I’m glad it’s attached, she can’t take it off in the middle of a store if she suddenly feels the need, or she can’t randomly take it off and put it on one of our dogs. It happens, guys. It happens.
I’m also a big fan of the color scheme for this outfit, it has just enough pink to be girly but keeping the bulk of the ensemble black is key since the tutu skirt kind of speaks for itself. Edgy and sweet at the same time. Also I feel this is worth mentioning, when this outfit showed up at my door step, it came with a hand written note from Amy Coe herself. I immediately felt a little love and respect that she took the time to write such a sweet note about my girls when it wasn’t her I had been in contact with. They also sent an outfit along for Kennedy, which came as a total surprise! Look how cute my little blueberry looks!
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to snap any pictures before she devoured her breakfast, so ignore the remnants of her oatmeal there, ha. This little onesie is even more adorable! They have me hooked on the built in tutus! Amy’s holiday line is coming down the pipeline soon and I couldn’t be more excited to find my girls some outfits for all the festivities, which is just around the corner! YIKES!
Side note: MY BEST FRIEND IS ENGAGED!! I’m still so excited over this whole thing that I have to share it with you guys too! haha! Every time I even think about it I get all emotional and teary eyed. This girl is one of the most genuine human beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and with her cooking skills, she is going to make one amazing wife. You’re a lucky man Jake! Good for you for locking that shit down. ;] Love you both! Long gone are the days when we could party like rockstars in the creepy basement that is Dark Horse, or crowded rooms of Park Ave, but with all the upcoming celebrating, we can certainly try. Love you, Rooms. <3
If there is one thing I love to do in the cooler months, it’s pile on layers, from my clothes to my jewelry… and sometimes even my socks. Because honestly, let’s face it, there are few things worse than freezing cold feet! If you haven’t had the chance to browse ModCloth‘s site yet, you totally should! They have the best options when it comes to layering up for your fall wardrobe. My dream outfit would include these fantastic pieces.
This Fall My Lovin’ Top (which is unfortunately out of stock, WAHHH!) would be the base for my look. One of the most iconic prints for fall is a good flannel, maybe that’s just my opinion, but I don’t think many people would argue that. However, it would be too easy to stop there. A flannel and riding boots, and boom, you’ve got a bonafied fall look. Take it one stop further by adding a sweater on top.
I am totally loving this Cluck Be A Lady Tonight Sweater. Not only is the name freaking adorable, but the owl adorning it is the cutest ever! Graphic prints are having a major moment as of the past year, especially with fun phrases and cute animals. I love this sweater for a few reasons, I feel like the owl is judging me, which is always fun, but beyond that it looks amazingly comfortable and, well, perfect for layering! Throw on a very eye-catching, sparkling statement necklace on top and you’re golden. Last but not least, polish off your look with a drapey cardigan, like this Simply Snuggly Cardigan. Since the bulk of the print on the first layer is going to be covered up by the sweater, I opted for a more bold cardi with a fun print. It’s like the flannel shirt under a microscope, I dig it. I’d finish off the look with a pair of leather leggings, Giuseppe Zanotti booties, and a top knot!
There you have it folks! My dream outfit perfect for a crisp fall day! While you’re at it, shop all of my fall favorites from my collection with Mavatar, and/or browse the rest of ModCloth’s amazing fall pieces here!
So guys, over the weekend we threw our first ever NJFABB event! Myself and four other amazing fashion bloggers threw this event together in like, two weeks, seriously. I cannot even begin to describe how happy I am with the results! Everything came together perfectly. There was not one “OH CRAP I forgot to bring this!” or “OMG we never did that!” moments. Everything went off without a hitch! Everyone brought their A game to this event. Before I get into the details take a look as some of my favorite pictures from the day!
Together we are NJFABB ;]
THANK YOU to our amazing sponsors!
I am pleased to announce that together with the help of our sponsors and our shoppers we raised over $1,000 (and counting!) for victims of domestic violence. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, even the sun decided to come out! And I mean… did you see the view in those pictures? To. Die. For! THANK YOU THANK YOU if you were a shopper, or just a supporter, we couldn’t have pulled this off without you, and because of the great success we look forward to throwing more events, sooo stay tuned ;)
Thank you to Rochelle’s awesome hubby (and Patty’s!) for being resident photographers for the day!
We’re baaaaaack! You may recognize a few faces up here, plus a few new ones! We had so much fun with our Small Screen Style collaboration that we decided to bring you another one! This time we’re tackling trends, and first up is overalls! Love or hate it, they’re back in style so get cozy.
I’m not gonna lie, I was totally on the fence about this trend. When these first came back onto the scene I was confused, BUT secretly delighted. Overalls were the most comfortable thing on the planet, and the epitome of my childhood. So I mean, what better place to shoot these photos than my old elementary school, right? :]
It’s easy to look schlumpy in overalls, so follow a few quick tips to keep the look chic. Pair them with heels or sleek flats. If you opt for a more ‘sensible’ footwear like sneakers you’re going to look like a housewife from the early 90’s in the midst of cleaning her house and making the kids lunch. I wore a pointed toe heel with mine, but they would also look pretty adorbs with oxfords. The whole look of overalls has really done a 180, so look for a pair with a slimmer leg rather than the vintage wide leg style. It’s way more flattering. Also, for whatever reason I love how crop tops look with overalls. Maybe they balance each other out since there’s a whoooole lotta denim going on there, a simpler crop top provides a good balance.
I’ve totally given into this trend. They’re comfortable, and thanks to advances in modern fashion, they’re trendy! To see more on how all the girls styled their overalls, head on over to their blogs and pay a little visit! And of course, stay tuned for more fun collabs in the future. We hope you love them as much as we do!
ALSO! It’s worth mentioning that our charity event with NJFABB went absolutely amazing yesterday! But I’ll post more on that later in the week. Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.
Not too long ago I was approached by a maternity company to feature one of their items on my blog. There was just one problem, I wasn’t pregnant anymore. Those days had come and gone. I was all set to decline their request, when their incredibly helpful and accommodating staff informed me that they had a ton of pieces that could be worn before, during, and after your pregnancy! I picked out a couple dresses and they actually had an employee try them on to see which ones worked best for a non-pregnant body! I mean, how amazing is that? With their help I have discovered my new favorite LBD, just in time for the upcoming holiday seasons!
Is this not the most gorgeous maternity dress you’ve ever seen? Maybe I’m a little bias, but I love it! The 3/4 sleeves are key for the fickle fall temperatures, but the material is thick to keep you nice and toasty! Not to mention the full striped skirt. So on trend!
photos by: Drew Elia
The best thing about this garment is its wearability. Slip on an oversized sweater to make it more casual, a moto jacket to make it more edgy, or a baby bump to make it more practical, ha ha ha! But seriously. I’m not sure if I’m done having babies yet, so a dress like this is perfect for me! I won’t have to pack it away for my next pregnancy. HOORAY.
SO GUESS WHAT GUYS! The always amazing guys behind Mavatar have officially stepped up their awesomeness game. When they got word that a few of their editors were behind NJFABB’s ‘Shop Our Closets’ charity event they decided to offer up their services. They are going to donate ALL the commission earned from each item in our ‘NJFABB Charity’ collections! People helping people, that’s what it’s all about! This collection features a lot of similar items that you can find at our event on Saturday, so if you can’t make it, feel free to shop my cart! You’ll still be donating to a great cause, all thanks to Mavatar!!
Sounds like boots and pants and boots and pants, right? Now it’s stuck in my head. It’ll probably be there (and ruin) my whole day, so I apologize if the same happens to you, but I couldn’t help sharing.
TOP: C/O UPHORIA BOUTIQUE* (similar) || JEANS: AG JEANS || FLATS: GAP || SHADES: RAY BAN || BAG: LINEA PELLE || NECKLACE: C/O UPHORIA BOUTIQUE* (similar here) || RING: C/O ROMAN & SUNSTONE (no longer available, similar here)
I’ve been dying to wear this shirt since the day I got it! I was going to wear it to a best friend’s birthday celebration a week or two ago and I’m glad I didn’t because when I walked in…she was wearing it. HA. We are forever twinning, so it wouldn’t have been a big deal, but wearing the same thing as someone else to a small house party isn’t always great. She looked amazing though. Paired this open back top with a long black maxi skirt and black slip on sneaks. She looked supaaaaah chic!
These flats are the bees knees! I scored them at a GAP outlet last fall and they quickly became my go-to’s for the season. As far as I’m concerned, leopard print is a neutral, especially in this dark mix of black and gray, they go with just about everything and they’re so comfortable. I love! I’m also loving the slight chill in the air! I’ve officially taken my first trip to Delicious Orchards, a fall staple in the state of NJ no matter where in the state you reside. With the first trip of the year under my belt I can finally put my summer sadness behind me and get stoked for fall! weeee :]
JUST A REMINDER!!! Don’t forget about the Shop Our Closets for Charity event happening THIS Saturday! Stop in and shop your fave fashion blogger’s closets! To RSVP head here. See you there!
Hey Hey Hey! If you guys are in the New Jersey area on October 4th, take a stroll through Jersey City and do a little shopping for an amazing cause! Myself and a handful of amazing NJ based bloggers are putting together a fabulous event for our readers! There will be delicious snacks, sparkling champs, mini makeovers to make you feel flawless, and prizes to be won! The best part? A portion of ALL proceeds will be donated to victims of domestic abuse, so no need to feel guilty about all the shopping you’re doing!
As any fashion enthusiast will tell you, the first thing you need to know about your fall wardrobe is: layering is key. I’ve already touched on this in my post last week by explaining that layering is a must for fall weather since you never really know what you’re going to get. Mornings are cool, afternoons are warm, like a lady going through menopause. SO! Rock the layers, or fake them like I did with this gorgeous double layer sweater.
* Uphoria Boutique is in the middle of updating their online store! Visit their Instagram and order through there!
Why I love this sweater is simple: you get the flawless look of perfectly layered garments without the bunchy awkwardness of actually layering your shirts. I don’t know about you guys, but I have yet to master (or even barely accomplish) that technique. I’m always all bunched in the wrong spots, I can barely move my arms because the layers are too thick. It’s just wrong. This sweater creates the look of layering without having to worry about any of that nonsense. It’s also super light which is perfect for early fall weather but fits great under a leather moto jacket (which I totally wore it with, duh).
Ok guys, if you have been debating whether or not to splurge on some sort of Valentino rock studs, whether it be flats or pumps, do it. JUST DO IT. Nike wants you to. But seriously. I used to think my Jimmy Choo’s were the most comfortable shoes in my closet (don’t even get me started about Louboutin’s, those shoes are not made for human feet), but these Valentino’s change the game. They’re comfortable and flattering and the colors are so fun! They also go with just about anything! See how I wore them to NYFW here. They are worth every penny, promise!
How cute is this pup? She was walking by and just decided to sit right smack dab in the middle of our shoot and look all stoic! She totes wanted her picture taken. She’s rocking the fur trend this fall…. ha ha ha ;]
Photography by: Drew Elia
Speaking of fall and layers, shop my latest collection with Mavatar to score some of my favorite pieces for the season! Happy shopping!