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Posts from — October 2011

Colored Denim

I’ve been wanting a pair of colored denim but haven’t taken the plunge. Well, I did buy a pair of red ankle-length jeans from Zara but I didn’t like the way they fit. When I saw this burgandy/fig color, I knew that was the color for me. Not as bright as the red and a perfect warm fall color. I figured it would blend well with the cognac, black and grey neutrals. I bought a pair from Top Shop and then I used a gift card to get these–which are a little wilder. Yep, leopard print–again. But, it’s subtle.

The Outfit Deets
Sweater: BCBG Max Azaria via Nordstrom’s Rack
Jeans: Current Elliot in fig
Boots: J Crew Cadogan Boots
Necklace: Jewelmint

October 29, 2011   Comments Off on Colored Denim


I know the holidays are a little ways away, but I always like to have one somewhat casual, yet festive, outfit at the ready. I had a couple free moments and put this together. It’s simple yet glam and perfect for a last-minute holiday dinner or drinks.

The Outfit Deets
Tunic: Tory Burch Sequins Tunic via ebay
Jeans: Old Navy Black The Rockstar Denim Leggings
Shoes: Kate Spade
Earrings: Banana Republic (I usually only wear diamond studs, but since I’m not wearing any other jewelry I think a bold earring is awesome with this.)

October 27, 2011   Comments Off on Glam

Book Club

A friend of mine started a book club and our first meeting was last night. I wanted something casual but stylish. True Confession: I don’t wear glasses and I really don’t like them on me at all. But, it’s a book club, and I have to look smart. Ha Ha! I got these readers because I’m losing my ability to read the fine print on medicine bottles, especially when my eyes are tired. 🙂

The Outfit Deets
Tee Shirt: Missoni for Target
Jeans: Old Navy The Rockstar Black Denim Legging
Necklace: (short) Sophie & Trey; (long) Kate Spade via TJ Maxx ($22!)
Shoes: Franco Sarto Gala Wedge
Leather Jacket (below): Diane Von Furstenberg DVF Alphie Grey Leather Jacket via ebay


October 26, 2011   Comments Off on Book Club

In Love: Frieda & Nellie Necklaces

I just discovered Frieda & Nellie necklaces and WOW! I’ve seen the friendship bracelets before, but never the necklaces. They are totally me: vintage, bold, colorful and different.

They’re on the expensive side but oh so fab! Charm and Chain has a huge selection, check them out.

From the Charm and Chain Blog

October 25, 2011   Comments Off on In Love: Frieda & Nellie Necklaces

The Beatles

I was in H&M the other day helping my son pick out some clothing for grandparents day and tacky tourist day–it’s homecoming week. I saw this Beatles tee shirt and fell in love on the spot.

The Outfit Deets
Tee Shirt: Beatles Tee Shirt via H&M
Belt: J Crew Skinny Belt in Autumn Blaze
Jeans: J Crew Toothpick Ankle
Shoes: Franco Sarto Gala Wedge

October 25, 2011   Comments Off on The Beatles


Not into neon? Me neither, but I can take a bright lime color. I ended up changing the belt and wearing a darker grey one.

The Outfit Deets
Blouse: Johnny Was via TJ Maxx
Sweater: J Crew Cashmere Cardigan with Lime/Lemon Trim
Jeans: J Crew High Heel Flare
Sandals: Grey J Crew Bryant Leather Platform in Light Graphite
Belt: Talbots

And, this is what half of my photos look like!

October 24, 2011   Comments Off on Lime


For some reason I am horribly attracted to this Euro-tough type of look. Leather, black, boots…I know, I know, a soccer (well, really football and baseball and dance) mom from the burbs…what can I say? I like that it’s streamlined and easy to wear.

The Outfit Deets
Jacket: Diane Von Furstenberg DVF Brutus Leather Jacket via ebay
Tee: Target Drapey Tee
Jeans: Old Navy the Rock Star Black Denim Leggings (I detest the term jeggings…) 🙂
Belt: J Crew
Boots: Old Navy, seriously $26 plus 25% off!
Necklace: Forever 21

October 24, 2011   Comments Off on Tough


The weather has finally gotten a little cool here. I wore this carting my daughter around to a birthday party! I love these stripes. If it was colder, I would pair this with a red jacket.

The Outfit Deets
Tee: J Crew Tissue Tee in navy/white stripe
Jeans: J Crew Toothpick Ankle
Boots: Frye Melissa Boots (LOVE these!!!)
Belt: Banana Republic

October 23, 2011   Comments Off on Stripes

My Mom Uni

This is the type of outfit I tend to turn to for everyday (well, when I’m not wearing yoga pants!) The blouse doesn’t require ironing, the jeans are comfy and the flats are easy to slip on. What is your mom outfit?

The Outfit Deets
Blouse: Banana Republic-I love this fuchsia color!
Jeans: Tory Burch Metallic Leggings (last year)
Flats: Tory Burch Reva Flat
Belt: Banana Republic

October 22, 2011   Comments Off on My Mom Uni

Country Casual

I feel like I’m hanging out in the country in this outfit. Denim on denim can be tricky. Most of the time you want to go with contrasting colors. The jeans are a little darker than the top, but what makes it work is that I layered a vest and scarf over it to give it some contrast.

With Tall Boots

The Outfit Deets
Shirt: Gap
Scarf: H&M
Jeans: Tory Burch Brushed Metallic Leggings
Vest: Old Navy Military vest
Boots: Frye Melissa Boots
Short Boots Below: Old Navy

With Short Booties

October 21, 2011   Comments Off on Country Casual