October Birthday Outfits

October is almost here, October Birthday girls!
We are in this together ( this is my birthday month too!)
Here is the form, return it to me jennifer@styleyourlifeblog.com

Nikki: 3
Sarah: 7 
Brooke: 14
Heather: 14
Victoria: 28
Jennifer: 29
Kristen: 31

Cocktail Hour

Sidecar Cocktail 

One serving: 
3/4 ounce triple sec, 
3/4 ounce bourbon whiskey, 
1/2 ounce sweetened lime juice (Rose's brand), 
a small squeeze of lime juice and garnish with a lime wedge. 
Combine all ingredients in a small mason jar, seal, shake and pour over ice.

Recipe: A Beautiful Mess 

30 Fall Essentials: Tweed Jumper Look #2

Today's Jumper look #2 is a little more playful with leather and pearls?
I love mixing the unexpected and styling something fun with something serious, something hard with something soft or something masculine with something feminine. 
That is what the designer did mixed leather and tweed after all. 

Keep that in mind when you style your looks each day have some fun, 
take some risks and don't take yourself too seriously! 
 I promise you will not end up in People or US magazine as a fashion don't ;). 
Quite the opposite I bet you'll get positive feedback from your friends and co- workers. 

Daily Deal: Private Sale 30% off Splendid !!

Splendid has dreamy soft and flowing knits. 
This is where you can stock up on your 30 Fall Essential 
layering tees and tanks! 

30 Fall Essentials: Tweed Jumper #1

I LOVE the Kirna Zabete line at Target right now! 
I am in love with this tweed and faux leather jumper especially when paired with their floral blouse. 
I purchase those two pieces and the full blue skirt ( which I wore for family photos!) . 
I can't wait for it to be cool enough to wear the jumper! 
I will be featuring this dress in the next few days and lots of other ways to wear it! 
As I mentioned in previous posts I am only listing items that I actually own or very similar , so these are outfits I will be wearing this fall! 
This ensemble is a perfect work outfit.

Daily Deal: 30 Fall Essentials Peplum

One of my favorite trends for fall and also included in my 30 Fall Essentials, the Peplum! 
Available on Ideeli today for $24.99

30 Fall Essentials: Little Black Dress #3

Day three with the LBD this look is perfect for a day or more casual evening look! 
Playful and a little sassy, says you don't take yourself to seriously. 

Daily Deal: Corso Como Riding Boots

One of my 30 Fall Essentials is on Hautelook today for $119 and $69 ( Crazy good prices for leather!) 
So skedaddle on over there! 

30 Fall Essentials: Little Black Dress #2

Todays Little Black Dress look can take you to the office! 
Simply add a belt, blazer, and modest accessories and you have transitioned the dress to an entirely different look! 

Cocktail Hour

Lemon Drop Martini
  • 2 measures lemon flavored vodka (for example, Absolut Citron)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • lemon wedges
  • lemon twist and sugar to garnish
  • Place the lemon vodka, sugar, and one lemon wedge in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
  • Shake until well blended.
  • Serve in a martini glass that has the rim coated in sugar.
  • Garnish your lemon drop martini with a lemon twist.

Source: Here 

30 Fall Essentials: Little Black Dress #1

For the very first outfit using my Fall 30 Essentials I chose the LBD in a dressy look. 
Remember the LBD is a very versatile piece.  
As I will show you in the next week, one great black dress can be worn in a number of ways! 

The dress above it Perfect for the pear or straight body types. 
Apple and Hourglass figures should select something with a lower neckline.
Something that shows off your slim waist and or hips. 

The reason I selected this dress is because I own something very similar.
 I was trying to stick with pieces I own and wear for the 30 essentials! 
 I am a slight apple but I can pull this off ;) 
I am ONLY recommending piece in the 30 essentials that I actually own and wear! 
Some pieces are similar to mine as mine may not be available for purchase.

Earrings Glint CZ Stella and Dot - a jewelry box must have!

See you back here Monday with LBD look #2

Daily Deal: Colored Denim/ Cords $19

30 Fall Essentials!

This is my list of Fall Wardrobe Essentials, items that will get you through the Fall, looking fabulous! 
For the next month I will show you all the outfits and ways to mix and match this wardrobe + accessories so if you invest in these great pieces or own them you can play along, look chic and feel amazing! !

4 Pencil SkirtFull Skirt  6. ??? Your choice 

7 Button Down Top   8 Fun Tees- Sequin, Lace
9 Basic Layers-  Long Sleeve Tees- Tanks 

Blouse- 11 Floral 12 Polka Dot 

 15 Trench  16 Blazer 

21 Trouser Cut Pants ( denim or other material) 
22 Leather Pants or Skirt

25 Pumps 26  Flats
27 Loafers 
28 Handbag 

What I am Loving at ASOS


I adore ASOS, They always have a great range of fun items and they also carry and range of price points. So no matter what your budget you will be able to find something you love and something you can afford!

These are the items I am in love with right now!

Fox Belt
Trumpet Hem Dress 
Heart Elbow Patch Sweater
Oui and Non Bracelets
Red Maxi 
Key to my Heart Clutch 
Tres Cool Sweater

Let's Talk About, the Ricki Lake Show....

Here is the link to The Ricki Lake Show site. So you can look up the times and channel it airs! 

This link will take you to the post on my outfit! 

Cocktail Hour

What to wear: 

What to drink: 
Sweet Cherry Gin in Tonic
Serves 4 to 5


cherry-lime simple syrup:

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sweet cherry juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
½ cup granulated sugar
2 cups gin (“Tanqueray Rangpur” is my favorite for this)
¼ cup fresh lime juice
8 cups tonic water
fresh lime wedges

1. Place the cherry juice, lime juice and sugar into a small sauce pan and simmer until the sugar dissolves.
2. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
3. In a pitcher stir together the cherry-lime syrup, gin, and lime juice.
4. When ready to serve fill glasses with ice and pour ¼ cup of the gin mixture into each glass.
5. Fill the glasses with tonic water, stir and serve with lime wedges.

Source: Spoon Fork Bacon 

Moin Cher Robe

I have a serious crush on this lovely dress from Kate Spade. 
However the $548 price point is a tough one to swallow. 
So I have been searching for a "moin cher robe"= less expensive dress. 
I was able to recreate this look for $94.85!
Pretty good wouldn't you say?

Some other dress options that would also work... 

Another day at the Office for a Wardrobe Stylist...

Hi there friends! I feel like I haven't "talked to you" for awhile so I wanted to chat today! 
Fill you in on what I am up to these days, behind the blog scenes. 
Last week was my first #FNO (Fashion's Night Out) working. I had a absolute blast! 
Did you do anything fun ? 
Along with FNO I spent the majority of my week, and all weekend at 
Westfield Santa Anita Mall just outside Pasadena. 
Thanks so much to the darling ladies that made it in to see me!
It was a pleasure meeting you all. 

My accomplice Rachel and I spent Wednesday and Thursday pulling merchandise from a dozen stores,  then setting up our, Style for Hire, Style Lounge. 

The Style Lounge an amazing service, offered by select Westfield Shopping Centers
Basically, any Westfield customer can book a complimentary 15 minute appointment
with a Style for Hire stylist Friday- Sunday from 1-6. 
It is still in the early test phases (and only select shopping centers) so it you love the idea you should let your local Westfield know! 

I will be working for Style for Hire/ Westfield this September, October and November,
 in San Diego and Los Angeles! 
Email me if you'd like to know my exact schedule (so you can visit me)! 

Here are some photos from my week in LA...

Style Your LIfe Tween:Sharing YOUR Style!

Share your Teen and Tween outfits, manicures, shopping adventures, creations, any tween/teen style!
Just tag #styleyourlifeteen or #styleyourlifetween on Twitter or Instagram 
Tag on Facebook or Pinterest with @styleyourlife!
Can't wait to see your creative looks, and stylish creations!! 

Please share your style with us!! 

Cocktail Hour

Peplum Dress 

Dirty Martini 

2 1/2 oz Gin 
1 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth 
1/2 oz Olive Juice 
3-4 Green Olives stuffed with blue cheese 

Add dry vermouth to martini glass, rinse, and pour out. Pour gin, olive juice and ice into mixing glass and shake until chilled. Strain in the martini glass and drop the 3 to 4 olives as garnish.

Saturday Inspiration

Daily Deal: Boots

This is a must have item for Fall and Winter year after year! 

Today on Ideeli you can score some beautiful riding boots for a beautiful price! 

Back To School: Middle School

Another Back to School Wardrobe. This one is for a young man in middle school/ junior high.