Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Say good bye to your skinny jeans

Mother Jeans Photo: Adam Secore

The most anticipated news in fashion since the end of shoulder pads has just hit. Skinny jeans are on their way out! I have been waiting for this moment since the day the trend started, and my tush and I could not be happier. I have already properly given my thanks to the fashion gods and am now on the search for the perfect flared jean to add to my spring wardrobe.
Washes are on the lighter side this season and the resurgance of seventies style continues right through this spring into fall. One can certainly still wear their skinny jeans but I have a sneaking suspician you will feel much skinnier in your new flares. A boot cut is acceptable too, escpecially if you are on the more petite side. If you are really feeling groovy, a full-out bell-bottom is very on trend and would look great with a relaxed tunic or halter and a pair of platforms.
I'm a big believer in investing in good designer jeans. I wear them so often, the number of dollars spent per wear is way lower than what I spend on a nice dress for a wedding I'll wear once or twice. That being said, Paige Premium Denim has a number of styles that fit this trend as does JBrand and the newest buzzed about Mother brand of jeans. Alas ladies, the time has arrived, you can finally sigh in relief. So get into those fitting rooms, give some thanks (the fashion gods delight in gratitude) and enjoy every proportioned minute in your new flared darlings!

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Free People at the Jersey Shore

Free People has just opened up it's very own store at The Grove in Shrewsbury, NJ.  I visited today for a quick 10 minutes and plan to go back soon.  It's right off exit 109 on the Parkway and is a sure stop on your "Jersey Shore Shopping" list.  I only had a few minutes to try on one skirt and it, unfortunately wasn't a good match. However, just look at these clothes.....   

Here's the sweetie pie who helped me while I was there.....I imagine we'll be getting much more acquainted with each other.

.....and here's what I walked away with.  You didn't actually think I could leave this place empty handed did you?   

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Trend Alert: Pleated Skirt

You'd think I've had enough of pleats with my eighties inspired high waisted pants but I'm not....I'm just getting started my friends.  I'm quite excited about The Pleated Skirt, a current spring trend.  I'm hoping to find one in a brilliant color to brighten up my spring wardrobe.
The pleated skirt has been all over the fashion blogosphere as of late and I'm optimistically hoping to jump on that bandwagon. Unfortunately, I won't be able to use my old cheerleading skirt from high school. These pleats are petite and dainty in silky, airy fabrics. Lengths are tea or maxi. I'm particularly in love with Liz's translation with the sheer maxi over the opaque shorts or mini skirt.  
What do you think of this trend?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saucy Sara

Meet Sara. This little whipper-snapper is actually one of my bosses (having two jobs I have quite a few bosses.) Anyway, can't you feel the "sass" just coming off the computer screen right now?  Sara has great boho-chic style.  I love the bold colors and the seventies inspired print of her skirt with the striped cardigan.  She's as fun as she looks and always makes work a positive experience with her fun loving spirit  and saucy sense of humor (I sincerely appreciate that Sara).

The statement Sara's legs make: feminine, sensuality meets the cattle-herding cowgirl.  Speaking of cowgirls.....see any resemblance with another well known horseback babe?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fishing Cages

 Why, oh why did I not insist on an hour conversation with the hairdresser before I trusted  her with one of my best assets? Why? Why did I not bring a picture? Oh woe is me....
Sweater: Thrifted, Cargos: Paige, Jacket: Marc Jacobs, Bag: Abaco (gifted), Shoes: Richard Tyler,
Belt: Anthropologie, Necklace: Sunshine Daydream (Point Pleasant)
These were taken when John and I went for lunch at Spike's, right by the fishing boats in Point Beach.  When we came back.....I had the lovely Aunt June cut my hair AGAIN!
Did I mention I went back to the hairdresser the day after the original cut two weeks ago?
I'm ashamed to say I am STILL fixated on my hair and seriously need to let this one go.  But just one question for you ever trim your hair yourselves.....or cut a few pieces that you think the hairdresser did not cut short enough?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Color Blocking It Eighties Style

Trench: Banana Republic, Top and Pants: Anthroplogie, Belt: Thrifted, Shoes: Forever 21, Sunglasses: A total mystery

Here is my translation of the 'color blocking' trend of this season.  Simply saying "pairing bright solids together is an upcoming trend for this spring "   would sound tragically boring.  Hence, the "color blocking" phrase was invented. 

Update: The hair is up in a ponytail due to my Adjustment Disorder brought on by a recent haircut.  My next post will reveal this said haircut...........stay tuned.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eclectic Comfort

Blouse: Anthropologie, Crochet Top: Calypso, Jeans: Jbrand, Flats: Old Navy

I'm happy to introduce you to my sweet pup Chloe...named after the brand of handbag I aspire to one day own.  That's not true actually.  She came with the name when we adopted her from a very generous friend of my mothers one year ago.  Nonetheless, I do virtually pine over Chloe handbags on a regular basis and have begun to consider robbing a bank so I can finally have one.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Howdy Partner

This is what I wore to an event in NYC this past weekend which involved a Country Western theme and dancing.  Thankfully, the music wasn't country and I was able to dance my ass off.  As a matter of fact, I almost did.  These faux leather pants, which I had to have from H&M split right under my left butt cheek from seam to seam mid-boogie.  This is a sad post for me, provided I had to have these lovelies and wore them only 5 times before their sorry end.  I honestly would prefer real leather and have owned a few pairs of leather pants over the years.  Alas, it wasn't in the budget year and these made me almost as happy.  That being said, I adore leather pants and find no better way to look badass than with tight black leather pants paired with......anything. 
 I know leather pants aren't typical to country western themes but I try not to be too predictable when styling my ensembles.  This was actually thrown together quite quickly.  Those are often the looks that are the best..... thrown on without too much deliberation or neurosis and then out the door.  

Boots and Top: Target, Pants: H&M
 Doing a freestylee hoedown to a fiddle in my head.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Date with hubby.

This is actually from Valentine's Day, I just only got around to posting it now.  This skirt is 10 years old and was attacked by a cat once but I still love it as much as I did the day it was purchased.

I saw this exact coat so many times at fashion week along with similar variations. I actually said I'd puke if I saw another leopard/cheetah coat once I arrived home.  Alas, I'm over it.  Anyhow,  I haven't seen any cheetah or leopard coats here in suburbia. Thus, I feel it's my duty to wear it every now and then. 

Kissing my other Valentine's goodbye before the big date.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

How to Wear Pleated Trousers

A few years ago I would have told you that pleated pants were the biggest fashion crime one could make.  Well, here I am wearing them and feeling oh so chic.  
Sweater and Belt: Thrifted, Trousers: Anthro, Shoes: Forever 21
If you like the look and want to try pleated trousers the most important way to wear them is is to accentuate your waist.  DO NOT hide your waist with a tunic or a boxy/loose shirt.  Definitely choose a pant that sits higher on your hips and further accentuate your waist with a belt.  Since the pleats add volume, a fitted top is an excellent choice to bring balance to your proportions and appropriateness to a work outfit.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I introduce to you....Ashley.  She has amazing style that I absolutely adore.  I hope to show you much more of her on this blog.  She's feminine and romantic and predominately wears skirts/dresses.  I admire her knack for mixing textures and her ability to accessorize like it's no body's business.  She is definitely an inspiration to me and many others I know

See that fringe at the hem of the skirt? That's an entirely different garment....a slip I presume?  How does it feel to be so fabulous Ashley?    Actually, Ashley may not know how to respond to that.  She's quite humble and down to earth -  another quality that makes her that much more appealing.