Sunny Set for Winter

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Hey there here is a weekend perfect outfit to start your weekend.
If you live in a colder climate wear this set with some boots and a cozy hat.
But these bright colors will be sure to brighten your day.
This set is great for all body types too!



Boyfriend Jeans Ann Taylor Loft $79.50
V-Neck T-shirt $12
Tank Old Navy $10
Cardigan Old Navy $26.50
Aviators Ann Taylor Loft $24.50
Scarf Ann Taylor Loft $34.50
Wedge Sandals American Eagle $49.50
Juicy Couture Earrings Nordstrom $42
Roxy Handbag Nordstrom $36


Khakis On Sale!!

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So you all remember the cute Khakis I featured all last week from Old Navy?
Guess what they are on sale for $17. I own the boyfriend cut and LOVE them soooo CUTE, and COMFY!!!
This set also features TOMS shoes, you all know about TOMS right?
For every pair of shoes you buy they donate a pair to a child that needs shoes. Very cool company and very cool shoes!
This set is ideal for a straight figure or apple figure. If you are a pear body type make sure you find a cardigan that doesn't hit at the widest part of your hip, a longer cardigan would work for you.

P.S.
If you didn't get the chance to vote yet please do :)


Boyfriend Khakis Old Navy $17
Embellished Tank Aeropostale $15
Cardigan Gap $50
Tom's Shoes $44
Earrings Shop Ruche $15
Bracelets Urban Outfitters $8




3 Must Have Pieces = 1 cute outfit

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I am not the best at math but that works, right?
You all know I love a great denim jacket (the 1st must have).
And if I have not said it before boots are very important, black or brown, every woman needs a pair (the 2nd).
Now this skirt,it can take you through winter with tights/leggings and boots. And guess what?
This summer you wear it with a tank top and flip flops. In the Spring a cardigan, t-shirt and ballet flats. The Fall it is boots log sleeve top and a scarf.
This is a GREAT piece, (the 3rd must have) a simple black skirt.
And it is a steal, from Old Navy. What are you waiting for go get one!
You know I should probably devote a full post to must haves....
P.S
If you get the chance stop by, The Lovelies and vote for me as your favorite fashion blog, K?



Black Tiered Skirt Old Navy $24.50
Denim Jacket Aeropostale $35
Beatles T Shirt Forever 21 $19
Tights Target $9
Boots Piperlime $89
Essie Polish $8
Flower pin Anthropologie $18

Winter Wrap

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Well it is Monday again, and let me tell you ladies, we are getting a touch of winter in Southern California.
It rained and rained and rained all last week and it has been very cool for us. I know it isn't snowing, or even really "freezing". But it is seriously cold for us wimps.
So I am really looking/craving warm outfits!

Hipster Boot cut Jeans Victoria's Secret $60
Wrap Sweater Victoria's Secret $39
I saw a VERY similar sweater at Neiman's for a LOT more.
Perfect T-shirt Old Navy $10
Handbag Piperlime (sale) $49.99

Aviator Sunglasses Tom Ford at Overstock $139
Pink Floral Necklace Loleys & Co. $15
Charles David Pumps at Nordstrom $125

Tween Room Inspiration

Tween Room



I have tween rooms on the brain, I am almost done with Madeline's tween room.
So my inspiration for today is obvious!
And it has been quite awhile since I have done an interior collage.
This room is proof you can get great style with out spending a ton.

Reversible Pink Twin Quilt Target $37.99
Turquoise Sheers Wal-mart $15.96
Pillow Fawn and Forest $32
Pink Desk Chair Target $30
Polka Dot Ottoman Target $129
Table Lamp Wal- Mart $16.88
Striped Shag Rug Wal- Mart
Paper Lanterns Luna Bazaar
They have some GREAT lanterns I even found a eyelet one for Maddy's room!
Mirror $16.95
Custom Bubble Gum Art Name Your Design $125


Thanks for visiting and have a STYLISH weekend!



National Stay In Your PJs Day

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Wait, you have never heard of it?
Well don't you think there should be a "National Stay in Your PJ's Day"?
I tried so hard on this past Monday and I had to go out to an evening meeting.
But this Saturday I am at it again ( I don't give up that easily).
I am participating in "National Stay In Your PJ's Day"
How about you??
T-Shirt Forever 21 $11
Hoodie Sweatshirt $20
Heart Lounge wear bottoms Old Navy $16.50
Flip Flops Old Navy $5
Lavender Pillows $18

Blazers

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A great way to dress up any pair of jeans is add a blazer.
Blazers are everywhere there are so many fun stylish options.
I wear them a lot in the winter as a layering piece.
Guess what you can also wear them with Khakis,Leggings and Skirts!


Velvet Blazer J.Crew $59.99
Jeans American Eagle $40
T-shirt Forever 21 $19
Ballet Flats Boden $118
Kate Spade Bag $87
Earrings Kate Spade Nordstrom $45

Just Khakis

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Khaki Pants Old Navy $33
White Ribbed Tank Top Old Navy $10
Boyfriend Cardigan Old Navy $30
Hat Gap $20
Bracelet Urban Outfitters $8
Tote Bag Banana Republic $60
Sailboat Earrings Urban Outfitters $14
Canvas Shoes Boden $44

Running Across the Country


This amazing kid, Patrick, is running across the country...
A marathon a day for the Arthritis Foundation.
Pretty crazy isn't it, It is a feat to run one marathon and he is running one a day.
2,531-miles folks!
His journey takes him from Southern California, where he began, to the finish in Georgia.
Be sure to check out his BLOG and follow him on this amazing journey.
Read more here in the OC Register

The Shoes

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Really ladies HOW cute are these shoes?
They are very fashion forward and look very high end.
But guess what, they aren't! Read below you will never believe the price.
If you live in a cold climate add a black blazer to this set.
This tank can also transition to the summer months, if you don't layer with a long sleeve t-shirt.
This set is great for apple, pear and straight body types.
If you have larger hips just make sure your tank is roomy enough
that so that is doesn't clingy to your body, it should just hang.





Black Straight Leg Crop Pants Gap $49.50
Beaded Tank Forever 21 $23
Long Sleeve White T-shirt $20
Patent Jeweled Ballet Flats Forever 21 $17
Feather Earring Forever 21 $3.80
Quilted Handbag Nordstrom $32

Need I say more?

Handcrafted Home Decor

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It is awesome to add a little homemade unique item to every decor.
It adds a little "where did you get that?" and personality you can't buy at Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel.
I love adding unique items to my own as well as clients homes. It's important for a well designed space.
Otherwise your home will feel like a model home, although well designed no personal touch or personality.
The items in the collage above are made and designed by two very talented fellow bloggers, that I just love!
The make really unique items and sell them in their Etsy shops.
And their blogs are wonderful to read and full of amazing eye candy. Please go check them out!

My Sweet Savannah Blog
My Sweet Savannah Etsy

Susie Harris Blog
Susie Harris Etsy

Trendy Work Chic

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This set is work appropriate with a trendy twist.
I took the basic black suit look,
but substituted the blazer for a leather motorcycle jacket.
And added a fun graphic sweatshirt.
Then for the added chic and to dress it up a bit you add a colorful scarf.
Scarves are a must have item this winter. They add instant color, and a little pizazz not to mention warmth!
The big chunky ring also adds a pop of color and fun!
This outfit will work best for those of you with a straight figure or apple figure.



Black Slim Cropped Pants Gap $49.50
Motorcycle Jacket The Limited $128
Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flats $195 ( I Heart these)
Sweatshirt Forever 21 $19
Sunglasses Kate Spade at Overstock $70
Ring The Limited $25
Earrings The Limited $20
Merona Scarf Target $13


Navy Dress

I am back!

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Well I am home and suffering from crazy jet lag. BUT we had such a great time!!
Weather wasn't the best, um 36 degrees when we got off our boat in Florida?
But the Caribbean was nice and warm although a little rainy.
I will tell you more about our adventures later.
Didn't my guest bloggers do an awesome job?
Thanks so much ladies! I appreciate each and everyone of you for filling in for me :).



Today's Outfit .....


Boyfriend Cardigan Old Navy $17
Pinstripe Belted Shirt Forever 21 $20
Leggings Gap $20
Knee High Boots Target $45
Anchor Necklace Forever 21 $5.80
Bow Ring Forever 21 $3.80
Weekend Bag Hollywood Intuition Target $40



Sara August Fields Guest Post

Hello "style" readers My name is Sara come visit me at August Fields! I am so excited that Jen asked me to be a guest blogger for today! thanks jen. :)

As i am writing this post i have exactly one week until our company Christmas party. It's probably the one event a year, besides attending weddings, that i put the most thought into what i am going to wear. it's Christmas after all and with all the pictures that are taken it motivates my love for playing "dress up" even more.

Maybe it's the fact that i am home all day with my five beautiful blessings or maybe it's just "in" me....but i use date nights with my husband and dinner events as an excuse to actually take the time to put an outfit together! :)

I stumbled on Style Your Life earlier this year, became a follower, and check out the sight almost daily! I really appreciate (so much) that Jen puts AFFORDABLE and CUTE outfits together. Many times i have a similar piece of an outfit in my closet and Jen's suggestions give me fresh ideas of ways to wear it!

So, back to my one week countdown. I was perusing Style Your Life for ideas and this is what i have come up with so far, both from Modcloth. I ordered both because Modcloth has an easy exchange policy.
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Both are fairly modest, they don't scream college single but they don't scream married for ten years with five children either! Phewsh! :)

Style Your Life is my "GO TO" sight for inspiration on style. You can be sure that i will be perusing the sight for accessory ideas!



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Kell Unnecessary Drama Guest Post

Hey everyone! My name is Kell and I'm the owner of the snarky little makeup & beauty blog called unnecessarydrama.net. When Jennifer asked me to do a guest post for her, I was really excited - especially given the time she would be needing the post. It's the new year and all of us ladies are going all Obama style and thinking about some changes we can make in our daily lives to make 2010 the best it can possibly be. Being the makeup and beauty obsessed chick that I am - I start thinking retail. Now for those of you who have never read me - I am all about a bargain and getting stuff that is both versatile and freakin' cute. So getting onto my point [slowly but surely] - I am going to share with you my list of 5 must haves for 2010. Everything from makeup to accessories to clothes. So whip out your notepads and get ready to take notes, girls. Class is now in session:

Lash Blast Mascara by Cover Girl - If you're constantly buying a new mascara trying to finally find one that actually does something except coat your lashes in black crap... you have met your match. Lash blast is my swear by mascara and I think I recommend it to every person I meet, including men. Just kidding. Kind of.
Black Leggings - I was anti-leggings for awhile. I don't know what it was, but they reminded me of 5th grade and I couldn't get past that. Thankfully, I've come to my breaking point and I think everyone needs to own a good pair of black leggings. They go with everything from basic tunics to cute dresses - so there we have it: one hell of a versatile item. Plus anything that allows me to wear my cute dresses to work even when its 23 degrees outside is cool with me :)
Black Cardigan - Recently I became obsessed with Yahoo! Answers & I can't tell you how many times I read the question "What do I wear a cardigan with?" The real question here is what don't you wear a cardigan with. Like the leggings, you're going to be able to dress a cardigan up or down, so it's going to definitely be a staple. Plus that cute tank top you thought you could only wear in the summer? Throw that cardigan over top and you're ready to rock and roll January - March, too, baby ;)
Versatile Lip Gloss - There's nothing better than knowing no matter what you're wearing, you can reach into your purse and pull out a fantastic lip gloss that will instantly brighten up your look. The key here is to choose something with a neutral color. One of my favorites is a gloss by "Jesse's Girl" called Liquid Crystal. It has an irridescent quality to it so that it'll pick up on the colors in your outfit and instantly match! You can pick it up on the Jesse's Girl website.
Headbands! - Headbands have recently become my newest obsession and I love that they're one of the most versatile accessories I own. When my hair is down, I pop one in, pair it with a little hairspray, and push it back slightly and boom - instant volume. When I'm having a crappy hair day and I need to pull my hair into a low bun, I can put one in to add a little bit of spunk to an otherwise boring hair-do. With packs of 3 available at places like forever21 for $2.50 - you have no excuse not to have them in your arsenal!
So there we have it. 5 of my must have items for you in 2010. If you're lacking in one of these departments, be sure to spend that Christmas money on some of these little numbers. You'll be surprised at just how much you'll use them throughout the year. Just ask my black cardigan. She's sick of me.

See you guys around blogger & enjoy your vacation, Jenn!

xoxo
Kell

Melissa Guest Post

Hi! I’m Melissa from Orange County.
I’m a happy wife and mom to two cute little boys (2 and a monstrous half and 8 months).
I teach high school in Anaheim.
Before school started I hired Jen to design some work outfits for me, and I loved them.
She did great, and I’ve been stalking her blog ever since.
I was so excited and honored when she asked me to be a guest blogger, but I was nervous.
After all, I have to hire someone to dress me. What do I know about style?
I started thinking, what’s stylish about me?
Then I realized my two babies dress better than I do.
They’re truly the most stylish ones in our house, which is no easy feat.
You know this is true if you’ve ever compared the boys section of the store to the little girl’s section. Cool boy clothes are hard to find.
We are defiantly not the preppy Children’s Place type.
Gap is pushing it. You’ll never find my boys in Christmas sweaters or ties.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but we’re much more a Quiksilver shirt & flip flops type of family.
Where do I find my loot?
Some of my favorite retailers are http://www.littleruler.com/, www.upandriding.com, Macy’s http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=443238&CategoryID=44115 and Nordstrom http://shop.nordstrom.com/C/6008532/0~2379292~2379293~6008495~6008532?origin=brand_splash .
I also love that I can buy brand names like Quiksilver, Hurley, and Oneil at discounted prices at TJ Max, Ross, and Marshalls.








Here’s two California winter looks my boys will sport this season:


Pretty Neat Designs Guest Post

Pretty Neat Designs visits Style Your Life – Three Season Dressing

Hello Style Your Life readers, I’m Cindy from Pretty Neat Designs, and I’m so honored to be guest blogging while Jennifer and her family enjoy a wonderful warm weather vacation! And with the temperatures in Boston barely reaching the teens, I’m feeling pretty jealous of all you warm weather dwellers and vacationers.

Jennifer’s vacation got me thinking about having clothes at the ready for all different types of weather. That is basically what three-season dressing is all about. Buying clothes that you can wear for three seasons is one of the best ways to stretch your fashion dollar. Here are some three-season ideas.





Open toe shoes can be stretched into a cooler season if worn with come colorful or textured tights. I hear you out there. You are shouting “What?! Stockings with open toe shoes?!” No need to get all your feathers ruffled. It’s OK. Its not the socks and sandals horror you think it is. I’m probably not much of an authority, but check the magazines, you’ll see them, I promise!




Skirts are another great three-season option. Bare legs with sandals in the summer, tights with open toe shoes in the fall, and tights or leggings with boots for winter.

I hope you enjoy all the guest bloggers while Jennifer is enjoying her cruise, the lucky lady!

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