November Birthday Outfits

November Birthday Girls!!! It is your month!
Here is the form, please return to

April: 6
Emily: 6 
Melissa B: 6
Melissa C: 12
Meredith: 16
Kim M: 23

Happy Birthday Jennifer

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Happy Birthday Victoria

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30 Fall Essentials: Trouser Denim Look 6

Happy Monday! Thinking of all you on the east coast, hope you are all safe and snug.

Halloween Cocktail Hour

Be sure and enter!! 

Vampire Kiss Martini

Serves 1


1 part raspberry liqueur, such as Chambord
1 part vodka, such as Absolut
1 part Champagne, such as Korbel
wax teeth, candy corn, licorice, and/or blood orange slice, for garnish


1. Layer raspberry liqueur, vodka, and Champagne in a fluted or martini glass.

2. Garnish with wax teeth, candy corn, licorice, and/or blood orange slice.

source: drink recipe

30 Fall Essentials: Trouser Denim Look 3

Really we are ONLY on our third trouser denim look?? I have to get with the blog program don't I?
For today I added color as there is nothing that quite does it like a bold pop of color! 

 I will try and finish the trousers out on this my 40th Birthday week... 
Only two more days and I am no longer in my 30's.
No parties this week as my work schedule didn't allow any celebrations until November. 
But ladies I am SO excited for my (2nd) little 40th birthday shin dig!!  My 5 college BFFs, are flying in  and my 7 local BFF will be joining in on the fun. I have a very special night planned to celebrate our  friendship and shower them with my love and gratitude for putting up with me!!
I have lots of "sussys" in store, and I will be sure to share with you all, so you can be inspired for your own birthday celebrations. But you'll have to wait until after the hoopla. 

Guest Post: Noonday Collection

Hi SYL readers!!! I'm Ashley Stinson, a Southern California mama of two littles, and I have been a Jennifer/SYL fan for years!!! 

I am beyond excited to be over here with you guys today to introduce you to a company dear to my heart called Noonday Collection. Noonday Collection features gorgeous and unique accessories, each handmade by an artisan from the most vulnerable communities around the globe. Offered a fair trade wage for their amazing talent and skill, the dignified jobs offered to these beautiful women through Noonday are creating pathways out of poverty for artisans that have experienced great hardship.

 I became an Ambassador for Noonday this year to raise funding for the adoption of our son or daughter from Ethiopia. Noonday has a big heart for adoption--the founder, Jessica, started Noonday as a way to fundraise for the adoption of her own son from Rwanda. What started as something small, just Jessica, has grown to include 90 Ambassadors just like me, advocating for our artisans, telling their stories, and styling women with accessories that are changing lives.

The collection features jewelry, scarves, bags, and even home goods and gifts from Ethiopia, Uganda, India, Peru, Guatemala, Madagascar, Ecuador, South Africa, and even refugee groups here in the US. I hope you'll head over and browse the online catalog... so many beautiful pieces not only for you, but for all of the ladies on your Christmas list this year.

Not only are you supporting job creation in high risk communities, but 20% of every purchase through will go to support our adoption fund!

Thank you Jennifer for having me today and I look forward to see you all sporting some Noonday and sharing the stories of these women with your friends!

To read more about our adoption story, you can visit me over at "Like You Have Loved Me."

 XO, Ashley Stinson

Daily Deal: Leather Handbag

  These gorgeous bags are  $198 $99 on Ideeli today, get'm before they are gone! 

30 Fall Essentials: Denim Trouser Look 2

The second trouser denim look shows you how to dress it up for a dinner date!
Seriously you need some of these pants ;) 

30 Fall Essentials: Trouser Denim Look 1

So I said I was home for the rest of the month, 
 but I forgot I am headed up to LA just for the day today.
I am going to a taping of Fashion Star which is one of my FAVORITE shows!!!
Last season I purchased an awesome Maxi dress I still love. 
I can't wait to see what the designers come up with, the wonderful judges, and what the buyers select!
The show will not air until the spring 2013. So no need to set the DVRs yet...
I have NO idea what I am wearing, as I am currently living moment to moment with my hectic schedule.  BUT I will try and post on Instagram/Facebook! 
Have a wonderful day and don't forget to enter my Kaboodle contest!! 

So on to today's 30 Fall Essentials Look...  Including Trouser Denim! 
A wardrobe staple that every woman should own and looks fab on every woman!  

Kaboodle Cocktail Hour Contest

The fabulous people over at Kaboodle asked me to participate in a style board contest.
When they asked for a theme I immediately thought of my favorite posts.. "Cocktail Hour". 
So skedaddle  on over to Kaboodle and show me YOUR cocktail hour style.
The lucky winner gets an Amex $500 gift card! !

If you need some inspiration here are my posts

Cocktail Hour with a Mrs Lilien Giveaway!

Last week I was able to attend the FABULOUS, Bixby & Ball Anniversary Party. 
Your friend and mine Mrs. Lilien was there signing her Cocktail Swatchbook!
Betsy and Melissa from Bixby & Ball served two of the Mrs. fabulous drinks, 
including my favorite the Starlight Bowl (recipe below).
Those ladies sure know how to throw a shin dig, a fun time all around! 
For you darling blog readers.. I brought home a little souvenir that one of you will win!
An authentic autographed book signed by the silliest Mrs. herself. 
Even Mr. Style Your Life and Mr. Lilien got in on the action. 
Mr. Lilien's favorite recipe?  He recommends the Scorpion bowl. 
My only question is when are we doing it again?

Now to win the book...
Tell me your personal FAVORITE cocktail! 

30 Fall Essentials: Pencil Skirt #4

Heart Studs 

Michael Kors Paris Watch

If you don't already own the big gold menswear watch.. why not? 
They are ultra chic, timeless and look FABULOUS with a stack of bracelets!
I am pretty smitten with this Paris Limited Edition watch!!   
 Do you love your Michael Kors watch? Show us how you wear it! 
Share your photo on Instagram with the tag #MKTimeless for a chance to win this gorg Paris Limited Edition Runway watch. 
I can't wait to see all your photos! 

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Michael Kors.

30 Fall Essentials: Pencil Skirt Look #1

Hello there little ladies! Sorry for my absence on Friday.
 I was a little under the weather and now I am quite behind! 
Spent another weekend in Pasadena at Westfield Santa Anitia, styling their lovely shoppers. 
Met a "Summer Friend" that I haven't seen in 15 years for dinner. What a ball that was!
I have a little surprise giveaway coming your way this week. 
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may know what it is?! 
I have TWO birthday outfits coming this week too. 
Now about today's look... 

Pencil skirts are a classic essential piece, they give apples and straight figures curves and they show off the curves of the pears and hourglasses. They are the definition of feminine! Add a Peplum and vavavoom!  If you don't yet have a pencil skirt black is the safest bet. But since colored bottoms are all the rage this season. I choose Yellow! If you live in a cool climate add a cardigan or blazer. 

Daily Deal: Red Valentino

 Ladies the yummiest dresses, patent leather bags by Red Valentino are on Rue La La today!! 
Don't miss out... go window shop if nothing else ;)  

Happy Birthday Jess


Stella & Dot Sample Sale

 Every time Stella & Dot comes out with a new line.. I go crazy.
 I can't resist I just love it that much!
Well yesterday they came out with their holiday line and Breast Cancer Awareness Collection.
So of course I ordered more.... 

Now it is your time to score my gently used or like new samples from the past lines, for 50% off. 
They are first come first serve.
Flat rate Shipping $5.95 
email me to purchase. 

All samples come in boxes and are in gift condition.
For details on each piece you can go to Stella & Dot

Isadora Pearl Bib $128   $64

Odette Cuff Bracelet  $89 $49

Tigris Earrings $59 $29.50 

Daily Deal: Breast Cancer Research

Let's look fabulous and give back! 

30 Fall Essentials: Tweed Jumper Look #3