May Birthday Outfits

I am still here in NYC, I just love this city so much. 
I am offically declaring myself bi-coastal :).
 What a whirl-wind experience the last two days were!! 
  I  spent the last two days with Stacy London and her amazing team. 
As you all know she doesn't sugar coat her feelings, LOL.
I am happy to say I made it through unscathed.
It has been an amazing experience. 
 I have also been lucky enough to meet other talented wardrobe stylists from all over the country.
I have today "off" so I will be hitting the streets of NYC and shopping :) 
Tuesday I am back to training,  for an editorial styling session. 
Wish me luck! 
xoxo 
Jennifer 



May Birthday girls!! It is your month!
Here is the form for you birthday outfit.
Please return to me jennifer@styleyourlifeblog.com

Jennifer C: 4
Susie G.: 6
Gina:6 
Renae:6
 CM:14
Tammy:14
tbehan629:17
Kristen P: 29

Saturday Inspiration



Travel : New York Edition





Let me tell you how hard this secret has been to keep!
 I am off to Manhattan this morning! 
For a long over due trip, to one of my favorite destinations in the world. 
I will be working with none other then Stacy London for a three days,
 she isn't going to know what hit her, hehe.
For my "day off" I have a large list of must visits!! You know, a stylist's work is never done. 
For my up to the minute adventures... Just take a peek over here


  • Urban Frill is seeing red in a fabulous blazer! Click over to see how she mixes it with bright colors for a transitional spring outfit! 
  • A Fashion Fixation pairs stripes with a little pop of neon! The perfect combination if you ask me! Don't forget to take a peek at her amazing shoes! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • DahliaLynn Lane is sporting her newest signature bib from her jewelry line! Head over to find out how you can win it! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • A Dash of Details was feeling artsy this past weekend and painted a few fabulous pieces! Do I see an Etsy shop in her future?! (find A Dash of Details on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average is upping her swag in python printed pants! They are perfect for when you need a little bit of edge!  (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now is sporting light colors for an easy breezy causal chic look! Her jacket is the perfect layering piece for warmer temps! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life styles a colorful, classic chic outfit for the Gap blog - how exciting! Pop over to see what pieces she picked out! (Find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies is taking her inspiration from J.Crew and wearing the cutest green blazer! Add in a little leopard and this makes for on amazing outfit!
  • Sweetie Pie Style nails the neon and neutrals look! Head over to find out how she pairs the two together! So cute!  (Find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • POSH Blog put together the cutest gift for a friend having a baby! Pop over to find inspiration for any upcoming gifts you need to find for mom or baby! (Find POSH blog on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East designed a classic girly bedroom with a worldly feel! Check out how you can win the pillow she featured in the room! (Find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Olive & an Arrow is wearing an adorable romper that is a fantastic mix of feminine and fun! You won't believe where she found it! (Find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Good Life pairs two of the prints we can't get enough of - gingham and stripes! Head over to see her tip for a "brainless" match! (Find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations shows us how to get Eva Longoria's look complete with leather shorts! Stop by to the pieces she chose to recreate this sassy look for under $110!
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second St. East.
 For more information on how you can be involved - click here!

Their Style: Blair Ritchey



Blair Ritchey is a darling handbag designer.
When I happened about her website a few weeks ago I was smitten! 
Hope you all love her as much as I do! 
Visit her website here


Layered Bracelets  ( all on Cusp) 




Check out the bags and keychains here

Two Bloggers Two Styles

A few weeks ago Jill from Good Life and I realized we had the same striped tee. 
We thought it might be fun to see how we each styled it then do a post about it.
So here is mine.
Look at that pretty DC yard behind me!!! 

Let's see what Jill did with here stripes over there!




Blazer Gap - similar here
Striped Tee Gap - similar here
White Button Down Shirt -similar here
Kate Spade Broome street Jeans - here
My favorite pink flats (old!)- pink flats here


Mod-ern Business Woman





Modvelous Dress 



This post is part of the working gal series I am doing for this local San Diego business blog,
Bliss and Tell
You can see it here... 
Also take a peek at my new About Me Page, designed by the super cute super creative Anna,
 from In Honor of Design!!

Style Your Life for Gap!


Some super exciting news ladies and gents! 
The gals at the Gap asked me to do a weekly outfit post just for them!
This weekly post can be found here.
If you want the inside scoop on the Style Your Life for Gap outfits...
 LIKE their page, that is were you'll see my outfit creations each week! 
We are starting this kick off week with BANG so check their page daily for outfit inspirations!  

This casual outfit is cheerful and classic chic. 
I adore this bright color and can't get enough! 
As for the white jeans they are a summer wardrobe essential.
Have you seen Gap's rainbow of flip flops?
They are one of my newest obsessions, I could really get them in every color. 
What is your favorite spring item at Gap?




Happy Friday!
Take some time to enjoy these fabulous links, you won't be sorry!
  • DahliaLynn Lane is sporting her favorite new color - yellow! You can't help but be happy looking at her fun outfit complete with gold shoes! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • A Dash of Details is seeing spots! She found the most amazing tote and pair of flats! I might need both! (find A Dash of Details on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average pairs safari inspired pieces with her favorite summer staple! Head over to see what every closet needs for warmer weather! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now is living the motto, "You can never be overdressed" with a girly floral dress, T-straps and a hint of glitter! Perfect for a night out on the town! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life rounds up her favorite chic AND comfy sandals! These are a must have if you are going to be on your feet all day! (Find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies is loving the new Mrs. Draper and swooning over her 60's wardrobe! I think she makes us all want a time machine!
  • Sweetie Pie Style is rocking the perfect outfit for a day at the winery - cute, casual and comfy! Throw in a pair of pink shoes and you have a winner!  (Find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • POSH Blog made the most adorable invitations for a parisian theme baby shower! Pop over for some major inspiration! (Find POSH blog on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East has opened up shop! Head over to check out her gorgeous kantha quilt pillows! (Find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Olive & an Arrow blends tribal with a hint of 80's for a fun, summer look! Don't forget to check out where she found her cute skirt! (Find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Good Life combines pink and red for a bold colorblock statement! She is using the wind to her advantage on this one! (Find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations shows us how to get the infamous Coachella look! Stop by to see how you can recreate this Kate Bosworth look for under $130!
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second St. East.
 For more information on how you can be involved - click here!

Travel: DC Edition




My little man and I are headed on a very secret spy mission to Washington D.C today!
We are beyond excited to see the sights, and explore our nations capitol with the darling L family  as our hosts!  ( I can't tell you their names because it is all super confidential information). 
Follow our up to the minute adventures on Instagram (if you are daring enough, that is!). 

Reader Question: Chic Comfy Sandals

Hi Jennifer,

I'm enjoying your spring style e-book and your blog so much. 

I'm quite a bit older than you (and live in AZ), but I'm translating your great style ideas to my needs and it's working great! Thanks :) I have a question about the shoes though. 
I can use the color ideas but can't wear many of the shoes due to painful feet. I'm seeing a neurologist now and getting some relief but I can't wear shoes that have a flat insole with no support.
 I'm having a struggle with finding sandals that work and you know how important sandals are in AZ!! Do you have any suggestions for sandals that might work in place of the cute little sandals/thongs you show? I can sometimes wear merrills, tevas, Birkenstocks, etc but they're not so cute of course : (   And I can only wear flip flops to the pool!


K.L 




Dear K.L
Your issue is fairly common! I have quite a few clients that need some support in their gorgeous feet. Here are a few basic pointers...


#1. More expensive quality shoes, will be constructed better and have more support. For someone like you you'll need to spend more on your shoes, sorry. 
#2. Be selective don't settle for frump! You deserve cute shoes too!! Always be on the look out for the perfect shoes. 
#3 Try lot of different styles and brands ( you never know which will work until you try them and different brands work for different feet). 
#4. Online stores like Zappos and Endless offer free shipping and free returns. They also carry a LOT of shoes. So go crazy, order a bunch and return what doesn't work
#5. Look into having shoes custom made for you, yes it may be more costly but they will likely last forever and you can get exactly what you want!


My personal favorite brands for comfort and style are Kork-Ease ( I can run in my 3-4" wedges, really I have!) and Cole Haan (my pregnant, running through the streets of NYC brand). But we are all so different, you'll have to find your own perfect brands! 


Below are some options I like to get your started! 
Hope that helps!


xoxo 
Jennifer


P.S 
I was on west elm's blog Monday! Check me out there!!!




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Summer Casual for the Guys


These 3 super sized virtual outfits are for a southern California dad of two. 
He headed out shopping one day and was completely overwhelmed by the styles and the prices... 
He panicked and his wife reached out to me for help! 
I put together these hip, casual looks for about $300! 
Now he will be the envy of the other dads. 

Enjoy! 
If you want your own Virtual Outfits or Virtual Wardrobe visit here and here!












Sunday's Cool Friendship Bracelets

We recently received this fun travel friendship bracelet maker kit from "My Friendship Bracelet Maker". 
We had a blast reviewing it and give it two thumbs up. 
For more information check out their website site here!








Daily Deal: Animal Inspired Jewels

I am madly in love with all the designers animal influenced jewels!!
 Everyone from Madewell, to J.Crew, to Kate Spade has some in their spring/summer lines! 

Today on Rue La La they are featuring Kenneth Jay Lane, and there are a handful of animal pieces over 50% off.. I think they will go fast so I'd hurry on over!! to Rue La La 





http://www.ruelala.com/invite/styleyourlife

Cocktail Hour



Happy Friday ladies!  
Take some time to check out these great links!
  • DahliaLynn Lane is dressed for the zoo in one of spring's hottest trends - a backward cardigan! Head over to see how she styles it! So cute! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • A Dash of Details is crazy for gingham! She shows us how this preppy pattern can make a statement in fashion, interiors and food! (find A Dash of Details on Twitter!)
  • Rachael, Really knows how to rock a pair of cowboy boots! Pop over to see what she pairs them with to make for a stylish spring outfit! (find Rachael, Really on Twitter!) 
  • Fabulously Average is taking a break from this season's trendy brights and going with classic navy blue. She looks so ladylike in her polka-dotted dress! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now rounds up all of her favorite summer neutrals for a refreshing, warmer weather look!  I have my eye on more than a few! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life is serving up some serious home inspiration with West Elm's spring line! You will want one of everything!! (Find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies got a taste of summer on a trip to Austin and wore the perfect layered outfit! She proves that maxis and chambray were meant to go together!!
  • Sweetie Pie Style is channeling her inner Egyptian with a her new statement necklace! You won't believe the price! Get your wallets ready! (Find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • POSH Blog is sporting a fierce top knot and a tone on tone outfit! She is definitely looking posh! (Find POSH blog on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East mixes some fun pieces for a bright, colorful look. They inspired a pretty cute pillow arrangement, too! (Find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Olive & an Arrow is looking gorgeous in her boho chic ensemble! A white maxi and flower headband makes for a romantic summer look! (Find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Good Life is dressing the part for cooler temps with simple, classic layers! Add in a leather jacket and you have the perfect amount of edginess! (Find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations shows us how to get Katie Holmes' polished casual look. Stop by to see how you can recreate the look for under $100!
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second St. East.
 For more information on how you can be involved - click here!

Pretty Spring Summer Set

Do I even need a pretty post today?? 
I mean look at my new blog design!!!! Are you kidding me??
 Thanks to my newest BFFs Kelley Lilien for the logo, and Fabulous Kelly for the blog design. 
You ladies had me at pink zebras and glitter. 
 Talk about a couple of talented gals! 
 I love you ladies, thanks for making me look so good.

 xoxo Jennifer


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Daily Deal: Sandals

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Their Style

Today I wanted to share a great online shop and blog with you all. 
So let us welcome Mackenzie Horan to the Style Your Life blog!
Read about her below and be sure to check out her darling website and blog. 




Daily Deal: Colorful Studs

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Studs on left Hautelook, Studs on right Kate Spade

I have a minor obsession with Kate Spades colored studs! I have ONE pair and I want the entire collection but at $48 a pop I can't buy them all at once can I ???

So you can imagine my delight when I hope on Hautelook this morning and find the identical studs in Sterling Silver for $8- $14 a pair... I loaded up my cart faster then (insert some southern saying, I don't know one but I know there are some).

So if you are like me and need some colorful studs in your life, check out Hautelook today!

Happy Birthday Alexis





West Elm Summer Preview!

Last week I headed to West Elm to get a sneak peek of their summer goodies!
If you haven't made it in to your local store, you must! 
There was so much summer inspiration, and so very much I wanted to bring home with me !!
Thanks San Diego West Elm, you guys are the best. 



  Check out Valley&Co.






All event photos taken by the darling Jessica!! 

Cocktail Hour

Did everyone else love the "Zou Bisou Bisou " song and dance
 Megan performed on the season premier of Mad Men??
I wanted to recreate her look for this weeks cocktail hour...
If you haven't seen her performance I found it online here.\
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Black Slip Dress 
Fishnet
Cocktail Ring
Pumps



Manhattan Cocktail

INGREDIENTS
2 dashes aromatic bitters
½ tsp sugar dissolved with water and bitters
1½ oz of bourbon
1 cherry
1 orange slice
1 lemon wedge

INSTRUCTIONS
Fill glass with ice. Add cherry, orange slice, and lemon wedge. Pour in bourbon. Serve in a rocks glass over ice.

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