April Birthday Outfits

April Birthday Girls!! 
Happy Birthday here is your form
return to me jennifer@styleyourlifeblog.com

Alexis: 8
Michelle: 9
Vanessa: 22
Kristin: 25


Saturday Inspiration

Cocktail Hour

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Peach Bellini ( 4 servings) 
  • ounces spumanti, to taste
  • ounce peach schnapps, to taste
  • frozen peaches, sliced
  • ice
  • Directions:
    1. 1
      Add a few frozen peach slices and liquor to blender and puree. The mixture should be taking on a slushy type texture.
    2. 2
      Taste and add more liquor or peaches as needed. Add ice and continue to blend until a nice frozen texture is acquired. Pour into glasses and garnish with peaches.

    Source Food.com

    Spring Trends: Global Looks

    Continuing my Favorite Spring Trends for 2012...  See last week's trend  HERE!
    I am all over the global inspired looks from, pretty embroidered peasant tops, to layered bangles, to Ikat print. This is a trend is available every where and at every price point!!
     So whether your a Target shopper a Neiman Marcus shopper or any where in between,
     you can make this look work for you!
    This trend works for every style as well. 

    Here are some ways to incorporate this look into your life,
    I once again showed you how to interpret the trend based on the looks I covered in The Spring Look Book.... 
    Haven't got your copy yet? You can get it here!

     These looks are all perfect for errands, shopping, Sunday brunch or lunch with friends! 
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    Reader Question Answered !

    Hi Jennifer!
    Been wondering something and, as a big fan/follower, I thought I'd ask you...in case you're looking for blog ideas.

    Like so many, I can be kinda' hard on myself. I expect every piece of clothing I chose to be perfect. I have big expectations. In reality, I'd say for about every 3 pieces of clothing I purchase:
    one becomes a workhorse/favorite - everything I wanted from it,
    one ends up functional but not something I regret not having bought multiples of, and
    one ends up not living up to the potential I thought it had.

    I probably have my expectations too high to expect every purchase to be a home run but I do have that expectation. I'm pretty sure I'm going to pick up the pomegranate pink cardigan from Gap that you just featured. Gotta' get to the store to try it on. That color (which is usually a good one for me) would work so many ways with what I already have...at least I think ;-)

    What are your thoughts? Should EVERY piece turn out to be a treasure. Or is that too high a bar to set?

    Thanks for all you do!

    A K

    Orange you glad it's Pink?

    Happy Monday... 
    Let's start this week with a nice pop of color to add some sunshine to your week!

    orange Pink

    Cocktail Hour

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    Pink Dress
    Bar Cart 

    Apple Martini Recipe:
    1.18 oz Vodka
    .44oz Cointreau
    .44oz Apple Liqeur

     Pour the vodka, orange liqueur and apple schnapps into mixing glass with ice cubes. 
    Stir well, and strain in chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of apple

    Spring Trend: Colorful Bottoms

    As promised I will be sharing my favorite spring trends with you all! 
    The first Spring Trend that is EVERYWHERE is colorful pants
    Now here are some rules... 
    1. They come in skinny, trouser and straight cuts. 
    Be sure to wear the cut that flatters your body, just because you want the trend doesn't mean you should ignore your body type....
    2. You don't have to be skinny to wear this trend. Anyone can wear it! 
    3. Red is a safe color for fashion 101.. you will not look like your trying too hard! 
    4. If you want you could also try this trend in a skirt or shorts. 

    The following outfits are done with each of the looks from the Spring Look Book !
    SO which ever look is "you"  I a showing you a way to wear it and you'll  be able to add these trends to your wardrobe, along with the basics I covered in the look book.
    This is the proper way to wear trends, with your personal style! 
    This will prevent you from looking like a fashion victim ;)


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    Four Virtual Outfits (Supersized) : Business Casual

    Good Morning and Happy Monday.. 
    Thanks a million to all of the that have purchase the Spring Look Book
    I have receive some amazing kind emails and great comments!
    If you purchased the book or not and have ideas for looks for the the Summer edition please let me know!  I have a new looks in mind but want your input as well. 

    These series of outfits is for A, a working mom on a budget in L.A. 
    She is a busty apple... So you will notice all the V-Necks in her looks.
    She likes color so I went for the Red and Turq combo (one of my favs!)
    For the most casual look (the denim) I added a wedge which instantly dresses up that outfit. 
    I also added one evening look by just adding the clutch to the maxi! 




    Silver Large Hoop Earrings




    Cocktail Hour

    It's "Date Night" here and we are headed to the Opera... 
    So I did a little Opera inspired Cocktail Hour for you all! 
    Have a lovely weekend xoxo Jennifer
    Opera Cocktail Hour

    Black Patent Pumps
    Opera Gloves
    Opera Glasses

    French 75 Cocktail

    Shake 2 ounces gin, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon superfine sugar in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a coupe glass; top with champagneGarnish with a lemon twist.
    Source: Food Network

    Yellow and Turq

    yellow Turq

    Such a yummy combination of colors, no?

    Yellow Maxi 

    Daily Deal: Mini Wardrobe from Zulily


    All the pieces above are from Zulily sales TODAY

    The clothing is from "Down Home Basics", the shoes are "Report". 
    If your style tends for the boho/romance this is a mini wardrobe for you. 
    Add in the new custom denim you bought here.... 
    You'll have 6 new outfits (when you mix and match) 
    The best part about this?? 
    The PRICES! 
    The clothing items above range from $19.99 (dress) - $12.99 
    The shoes are under $40! 
    So run over to Zulily and buy yourself a mini wardrobe! 
    P.S Jackie from "Sweetie Pie Style" was my inspiration for the cowboy boots (thanks Jackie).

    Daily Deal: custom jeans,oh my!!

    I get a LOT of questions and complaints about finding the right jeans!
    Here is your chance, no more excuses! 
    The company INDI makes custom jeans.. you can pick your favorite silhouette, color, rise, pockets  etc.. 
    Just fill out their online questionnaire that asks body type, fit and measurements.... 
    Then your own perfect jeans arrive at your door. 
    Today Mamasource is featuring INDI for $95! ( normally $175) 
    See you don't have to be rich and famous to have clothing custom made for you!
    Seriously this is an amazing deal. You can't get a pair of Joe's AG, Hudsons, etc. for this price, and they aren't custom made for your body!  
    What are you waiting for?? 

    Trouser Jeans (look great on EVERYONE) 

    Flare ( perfect for tall gals)

    Bootcut ( look great on everyone!) 
    Straight Legs ( work for most body types, perfect for those that can't "do" skinny jeans!) 

    Pink and Green All Over

    Pink Green

    Very Palm Beach Chic for those of you that purchase the Spring Look Book yesterday!
    If you haven't purchased it yet, what are you waiting for? 

    Spring Look Book 2012

    When putting together the Spring Look Book 2012, I decided to change the format. 
     I can't wait to hear your thoughts and feedback. 
    In seasons/years past I have featured trends in these books. 
    This season I decided to feature classic looks instead. 
    So this SLB will be timeless...
    In this SLB I explain:
     Four classic looks 
    The pieces you should have in your closet to emulate these looks 
    and a fun new feature, a cocktail recipe for each look! 

    The Looks I am featuring this season are...
    The Modern Day Audrey 
    The Paris Wife 
    Palm Beach Chic

    When you click to purchase allow time for Paypal to redirect you to a pop-up window, that is the book, download it from that window!
    All the items in the SLB are linked and by clicking on the image on the wardrobe essentials page you will be taken directly to the item ( if it is still available) !
    If you don't get the book please email me, I have no way of knowing otherwise :)


    I will feature my favorite Spring Trends, I will just do it right here on the blog!
    I will write a weekly or bi weekly "Spring Trend" feature.

    Daily Deal 50% off shoes!

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    Today there is a fabulous Groupon  for Shoes at Heels.com
    There is $50 for $25 or $100 for $50
    I bought the $50 and am taking care of my summer sandal wish list! 

    Virtual Outfits:PTA President

    AK requested 3 Virtual Outfits, Super-sized...
    She needed to feel pulled together yet comfy (a VERY common request)!
    AK is the PTA president at her school ( bless her <3).
    So she wants to look like she put effort into her appearance,
    yet doesn't have a need to "dress -up" for her day to day life!
    She loves heels but said they aren't practical for everyday...
    So this is what I have to say to that, almost everyone can wear a LITTLE heel or wedge,
    for day to day. A small wedge (see below) is just as comfy as a flat!
    Her body type is hourglass so she has a chest and hips.
    That is why I selected all V-Necks, Scoop Necks and Bootcut Pants!

    The Spring Look Book should be ready tonight!!
    So be sure to check back tomorrow morning!




    V- Neck Pocket Tee




    Virtual Outfit: 30th Birthday!

    M is turing 30 in April and wanted a sassy little outfit for her birthday dinner. 
    Have a great Birthday dinner M :)