Just in case you were going to ask....

It is NOT okay to wear sweatpants with white athletic socks and high heels to run errands.

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You answer my questions...
I will answer yours only fair, right?

Hi Jennifer!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to ask my question. So, I am a curvy petite. Not plus sized, just curvy. At 5'4" I wear a size 8 and am pear shaped (think J.Lo and Jennifer Love Hewitt,only not so sexy,lol). Wondering which looks would work best while addressing both my challenge areas. Believe it or not, there aren't a lot of resources out there for this combination figure. I am a stay at home mom to 3 kids who leads a casual life style but likes to stay current and trendy.

Thanks again! Love your blog!
Nancy in TX

First thanks for answering my questions, now I will answer yours!
#1 DRESSES, DRESSES, DRESSES! (sounds like you are already doing that!)
#2 Pants with a seam,or pintuck or diststressing down the front (elongates the leg). Avoid patch pockets with details on the bum.
#3. Short shorts ( we wear short, shorts...) Seriously 5 or 3 inch inseam shorts.
#4. Heals, they add length to your legs. They don't have to be crazy high. A small wedge does the trick!
#5. Fitted tops (that end at your waist or upper hip),  with straight leg pants.
#6 Monochromatic looks (head to toe one color, even white), this will make you look thinner and taller especially if you wear heels with this outfit.
#7 Avoid over-sized clothing, too much fabric for your small frame!

Hope that helps and THANKS for reading!!

I love reality television too.
So much I could start another blog JUST to talk about it!!
Anyone else sad Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is ending?
What about the new Bachelor season?

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Designer Pieces for a Deal

If you haven't already tried these sites. I love them!
They are like a Nordstrom rack and Lohemans online.
Great designer pieces for 50%- 70% off.
I have purchased designer jeans, shoes, rugs, handbags, etc from these sites.


Rue La La 

Newly added from readers:
No More Rack ( Thanks Megan!!) 

Happy Birthday Allison


Tropical Maxi Dress

Statement Sandals
Necklace 459
Brooch $44
Earrings $29

Magid Wicker Stone Clutch

The selected pieces....

Well I have chosen the pieces, and here they are in all their glory.
All links are click-able if you see a piece you need :) 

1. Rose Sequin tank J.Crew  (similar)Sequin Front Tank
2. Striped 3/4 Sleeve T-shirt H and M (similar)Venice Slub Stripe Boatneck Top
3. White V-neck Gap (similar) Gap Supersoft V-neck T
4. Navy beaded  V-Neck Abercrombie Fitch (similar)
5. Red Heart T-shirt EmersonMade
6. Plum Graphic California T-shirt
7. Purple T-shirt Gap (similar) Favorite Crewneck Shirt
8. Green V-Neck Gap (similar)Gap Supersoft V-neck T
9. Heather Gray V-Neck Gap (similar) Gap Supersoft V-neck T
10.Black V-Neck (similar) Gap Supersoft V-neck T
11. Gap Dolman Hardware T
12.Tunic Forever 21, (similar)

1.  Joe's Jeans Provocateur Petite Boot Cut Jeans( my FAVORITE jeans)
2. Gap Always skinny jeans
3. Old Navy Womens The Flirt Wide-Leg Denim Trousers
4.  Old Navy Womens Slip-On Cargos
5. Jegging, Mossimo Supply Company Target, (similar) at Arden B.
6. Slim Pants,   (similar) Gap Slim crop pants
1. Gold Lurex Shrug , San Diego Fashion Bash
2. Cardigan w/crystal buttons Black, (similar) Gap Petite Supersoft Wool Cardigan
3. Plum Long Cardigan, (similar)Old Navy Womens Roll-Up Boyfriend Cardigans
4. Navy Long Cardigan, AbercrombieFitch (similar)
5. Gap  Denim Jacket Classic Wash
6. Navy Tailored blazer, Anthropologie (similar) Banana Republic Chalk stripe blazer
1. Diesel Plum Ballet Sneakers ( this is how I do tennis shoes ;) ) (similar)
2. Bettye Mueller  Black Patten Flats, Rue La La (the retail was $300 but I paid $30!!) (similiar) Tory Burch Reva Patent Logo Ballet Flat
3. City Flats, Gap  (similar) Gap The city flat
4. Gladiator Sandal, Just Fabulous $39.95
5. Tan Wedge Sandals, (similar)Indigo by Clarks Plover Sandals
1.  Black Dress, Old Navy ( $4.00, really I just bought it last week!!!) (similar)Womens Chiffon-Sleeve Jersey Dresses

30 for 30

There is an adorable blogger out there Kendi Everyday, heard of her?
She does these challanges called 30 for 30...
In a nut shell you pick 30 pieces of clothing and wear them for 30 days remixed!
All the exact details are here.

I haven't done this in the past because....
1. I am chicken
2. I  don't want to commit to 30 pieces ( I love my clothes too much, what if some of them get their feelings hurt)
3. I can't shop for those 30 days (sniff)
4. I don't want to take pictures of myself in the clothes and post them on my blog for 30 days.
          a.it is a lot of work (read: I am lazy)
          b.I don't want to bore you (I am not the modeling type, and don't know how to take
           good pictures of myself wearing clothes ("awkward" as my sweet little neighbor Lily
           used to say).     

BUT I am doing it this time because....
 1. I am curious
 2. It will be good for you to see how versatile your wardrobe really is!!( and I am here to teach you)
 3. I am hoping at that you will try it with me (please? you can post your pictures on the Style Your Life Facebook page!) 
  4. This is my year to step out of my comfort zone, because I think it is good for you to do that once in awhile! 

It starts February 1st. I will post my 30 pieces  in the next day or two.
I will post my look each day here on my blog.
I will also continue with Virtual Outfits, sale information, reviews,  and the rest of the regularly scheduled program as well!

I added boots to the mix last night taking away the Gap City flats ( sniff I am sorry I still love you!)

Spool No. 72

If you haven't ever shopped here... they have great clothes. AND they happen to have an amazing sale right now all Sale is $20 or less!

Men's Look Book

I am happy to announce my first Men's Look Book it done!!
This book is NOT about trends it is about essentials!
Basic 101 fashion for men. 
It contains a list of items every man should own (and the ones they should get rid of).
This is the Fall/Winter version,
in the Spring I will do a Spring/Summer version.

I am very excited about this book because, I think a lot of guys out there need help!
They aren't as interested in fashion as women are (typically). So they don't pay attention and often shop for convenience rather then fit and style.
All items are LINKED to the store! Just like on the blog!

Trust me you'll love this book!
"Oh My gosh!  Your Men's Look Book is fabulous! " - BF

I will email you a link after you purchase.

Style Your Life Local Services

I get a lot of emails about my rates and what services I offer,  here are some examples.
There is also a link on the side bar called "Interested in Hiring Me?" that lists the full menu!
These are some of my fun GROUP activities!!

If you live in San Diego or Orange County, or if you want to fly me to your town (especially if you live somewhere like South Carolina, Hawaii, Southern Florida, Spain ;) 

Girls Day Out

Invite a friend or two and we can all shop together for the day at the store/stores of your choice
The rate for this is $25 an hour per person ( 2 person, 2 hour minimum).
What a fun birthday present!

Private Group Shopping Seminars

This package is custom built to YOUR needs, here is an example itinerary!
A 3 hour walking tour of Fashion Valley Mall, visiting several key retailers.

In addition to her sharing style tips, the seminar will also include:
* Season must have’s
* Shopping secrets revealed
* Money saving strategies
* Having the right foundation
* The Art of Accessorizing
* The “Soul” of your wardrobe -shoes
* Designer Jeans
Style Your Life will provide shopping secrets, tips on saving money and the must haves.

$25 per person, minimum of 6 guests

Group Private Styling Sessions

Invite your friends over for a night of day of styling.
Home or Office 
Perfect for lunch at the office, Playgroups, Mom's Night Out! 
We work together to custom build an agenda depending on your needs, and wants.

Examples of Styling Sessions:
Seasons trends
Must haves for every wardrobe
Bring pieces from their outfits they have questions about
Body type questions

Two hour appointment $100(maximum 6 guests at this rate)

Happy Birthday Virtual Outfits March

FOR MARCH BIRTHDAYS listed below only:
This is for those of you that entered the outfit giveaway. 
If your name is below...
Please email me, with BIRTHDAY OUTFIT in the title and I will send you the questionnaire!

FYI the contest closed January 6th. SOOO SORRY! 
There is only one of me ;) 

March 5 Amber
March 6 Ashley 
March 8 Whitney
March 11 Croft  
March 12 Stephanie
March 23 Rory
March 26 Alisa
March 29 Katie
March 29 Sylvia
March 30 VJ

Ella Moss SALE!!


Check out the sale section at Ella Moss. 
I love Ella's soft quality knits.
If you haven't tried them out it is a perfect time to give them a shot. I think you will be happy you did! 
These prices are amazing some items are over 65% off (that is what I call a sale).

Sweatshirt  was $138 now $49
Plum Top $27 was $76
Cowl Neck Dress was $168 now $59
Dusk 'Til Dawn Off The Shoulder Top was $98 now $35

Take up to 65% Off Select Womens Tops at EllaMoss.com! Offer Valid 1.25 - 1.26.

Gold ?

I used to be strictly a silver and platinum girl, but in the last year I have fallen for gold as well!
What about you? Do you prefer one over the other? And has that recently changed?