May 27, 2017

Five Things….

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Five things I LOVE about the Memorial Day Weekend….
1. It is the OFFICAL Start  of Summer. .
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 2. Peaches are in Season.  Yum!  Healthy and low in calories.

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4. Summer Bike Rides

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4. Ice Cream  Do I even need to explain…I don’t think so.
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5.. Memorial Day Sale(s) the short list. …Nuff Said
ANN TAYLOR // 40% off full-price styles & 50% off sale styles with code SUMMER
ANTHROPOLOGIE // Extra 40% off sale items
ASOS // 20% off everything with code LIT20
BANANA REPUBLIC // 40% off your purchase (no exclusions!) with code BRSUMMER 
BLOOMINGDALES // Take an extra 20% off select sale items with code BIGBAG
FOREVER 21 // Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30
FREE PEOPLE // Extra 25% off all sale styles
FURBISH STUDIO // 20% off sitewide with code HEYSUMMER
J.CREW // 30% off your purchase with code SWEET
J.CREW FACTORY // 50% off everything
H&M // Up to 60% off and free shipping with code 4791
KATE SPADE // Free swimsuit pouch with any full-priced swim purchase
LOFT // 40% off everything with code VACAY
LOU & GREY // Take 30% off all sale styles
LUCKY BRAND // 40% off almost everything
MACY’S // Extra 20% off with code SUNNY
MARK & GRAHAM // 15% off when you spend $150 or more, 25% off when you spend $500
MILLY // 20% off sale items with code READYSETSUMMER
NORDSTROM RACK // Take an extra 25% off clearance
OLD NAVY // All tees, tanks, shorts & swimwear is 40% off
POTTERY BARN // Buy more, save more (up to 25% off) & free shipping with code SAVEMORE
REBECCA MINKOFF // Up to 60% off sitewide
SAM EDELMAN // 30% off sitewide with code SAMSUMMER30
SHOPBOP // Thousands of spring items added to the sale section
SOLE SOCIETY // Up to 50% off select styles
TALBOTS // All markdowns: extra 40% off one item or extra 50% off two or more
T3 MICRO // 15% off sitewide with code RST315
VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE // 10% off orders of $300 or more with code MEMORIAL
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May 22, 2017

Fit to a Tee

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Category: Fashion tips

If you haven’t taken note lately of the sudden reemergence of the logo tee  be forewarned it’s BACKKKKKKK and in a BIG way. Logo tee’s are being sported with everything including upscale skirting (think any and all designer brands even Chanel and YES you are reading that right-see exhibit A which would be the first photo posted  below with fringe).

Should you want to get on the logo tee band wagon and really make this look work here are a few tried and true rules for looking stylish.

Your logo tee should fit. Period. End of Story.  Think sleek and chic. Check that the shoulder seams hit your proportion perfectly and please I beg you no baggy tee’s worn to “cover up” a problem area because the problem with THAT idea is it only accentuates the problem. You want to look pulled together not pulled apart.

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Dress your tee up or dress it down but the preference should be to tuck in the tails and look polished.

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Two resources with some aaaadorable tee’s to consider are and my latest fashion find for fashionable tee shirts that are so adorable and affordable is ( most of their tee’s are $22.00 and they also do custom. orders. They run a tad baggy so just go down a size for a slim fit).

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May 20, 2017

Pippa’s Perfect Day

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Category: Fashion

Sooooo the question is: “What do you wear on your wedding day when your sister married the future Prince of England a few years ago and her dress will go down in history?We first  took note of Pippa Middleton as she tended to her Sister Kaon that her sister’s wedding day. Who could forget the uproar from her donning a simple yet sleek silhouette that everybody was talking about for days after.Well, that was then and this is now. Today Pippa Middleton got married and for that very special occasion she didn’t disappoint. Lucky Pippa has a friend by the name of Giles Deacon who just so happens to be a verrry talent designer and whipped together this beautiful ivory lace cap sleeve wedding gown that is EVERYTHING we hoped it would be. Sophisticated, sleek, elegant and classic. The Middleton girls have a penchant for hitting the perfect notes when it comes to classic styling that is timeless.

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Note design detail: Heart shaped keyhole detailing.

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Pippa married James Mathews

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Sister Kate aka wore Alexander McQueen


Princess Kate assisting her sweet daughter Charlotte.

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May 8, 2017

Intermix Obsession

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Truth be told I have had a major obsession with the store Intermix for quite sometime. It happened innocently enough. I was asked by their PR firm many years ago to do a write up on their latest store opening in Brentwood, CA.

You can guess that they didn’t have to ask twice and I was on my way to view the newest abode. To my delight the store is filled with a bevy of beautiful items from oodles of different designers all put together in the most imaginative mix. Hence the name Intermix. The store and website go beyond the usual pairing of outfit by one designer and realllly does a great job at mixing numerous labels together to make one look. Just to give you a little heads up that their store and site are worth a look or two or three here is just a sample of the findings. All images courtesy of none other

intermix white eyelet

intermix flounce

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May 7, 2017

Lovely Lace

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

Once upon a time lace was only reserved for wedding wear aka bridal gowns. But that was long ago and today is a whole different story. Lovely  lace and ruffles in particular have made a major comeback this summer and the look can be frilly, feminine and modern. The thrill of the frill can be purchased at all price points and if you have a stash of cash might I suggest perusing the collection from or if you don’t want to break the bank I have a few suggestions…just scroll down and click the pic to be sent to the source. Enjoy!

zimmerman ruffles

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Zimmerman Collection S/S 2017


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And..for some super affordable options might I suggest:

Lulu' Maxi Dress $96.00

Lulu’ Maxi Dress $96.00

white lace nord

Bardot Halter/ $119.00

Boston Proper Lace Maxi $169.00

Boston Proper Lace Maxi $169.00

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May 3, 2017

Fun Flats for Summer

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

I cannot believe it’s already May! Last I looked it was April 15…because let’s face it THAT”‘S  a day we ALWAYS remember. Which got me to thinking that Summer is going to be here in about a nanosecond and you and I are going to go FLAT…as in-push those stilettos aside because more than likely we will be sporting some seriously fun flats to run errands, walk on the beach, bike ride etc..etc..etc. You get the picture. It’s that time of year that we lower our heels and stay low to the ground for optimal comfort.  If you’re longing for some seriously fun flats that won’t break the bank and at the same time bring some Summer style to the beach here are a few pairs from this new site (well at least to me) from Make Me Chic Originals.

Low Key Patent Slip On  $22.00

Low Key Patent Slip On

Embroidered Glitter Slip On $33.00/Sale $25.90

Embroidered Glitter Slip On
$33.00/Sale $25.90

Yellow Floral Embroidered Loafer $31.00/Sale $21.90

Yellow Floral Embroidered Loafer
$31.00/Sale $21.90

Pointy Toe Distressed Denim Flat  $35.00/Sale $24.90

Pointy Toe Distressed Denim Flat
$35.00/Sale $24.90

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Apr 28, 2017

One Pretty Petal Purse

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

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Apr 28, 2017

Delightful Denim Pumps @DSW

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
Mix No 6 Pavia Pump $39.95

Mix No 6 Pavia Pump $39.95

Soooo this happened. I walked into DSW after my morning workout because as luck would have it-said gym is  smack dab in the middle of Hollywood and a retail mecca. I thought I’d quickly take a moment for some retail inspiration… more specifically shoes at DSW. If you’ve ever been in a DSW – you know firsthand that they are nothing short of a Disneyland of shoes lined up in neat rows that wind you around a mega store filled with every type of footwear usually priced at a discount from those in department stores. It’s nothing short of a shoe trifecta with an amazing selection of styles, all within easy reach to try on and on sale! You won’t find high end designers-Manolos and Louboutins but “relative facsimiles” for anyone who can’t afford shoes that are the price of rent (not that there’s anything wrong with that if you can afford it)-I’m just here to give you options.  So back to my perusing DSW-there in row two as I was winding around the corner were the most eye catching pair of denim pumps with embroidery.

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Jessica Simpson Lannah Pump

As I tried them on they were sooo comfortable and would pair perfectly with a bevy of summer ensembles. Priced at $69.95 with 20% off -HELLO steal of a deal. If you prefer some denim sans simple (aka no embroidery) check out these additional styles:

Jessica Simpson Dameera Pump $69.95

Jessica Simpson Dameera Pump $69.95

DSW pump 2

Mix No 6 Lill Pump $29.95

Click on : For the entire selection at DSW.

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Apr 23, 2017

Club Monaco is Setting up Shop

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

If you happen to be looking for some updated basics when it comes to work attire you might want to check out the brand new Office Shop at Club It has a beautiful assortment of suit jackets that do not I repeat DO NOT resemble the standard 2 button blazer. The styles are sleek and simply stated and you might just want to invest in a piece or two to update your work wear for Spring. Click on pic below to view the NEW Office Shop available now at Club

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Apr 19, 2017

Beautiful Bell Sleeves

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
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I am lovvvvving the big bell sleeve detail that has gone from Winter 2016 to Spring 2017. There is just something so pretty and feminine about a bell detail (no matter how large or small)  that adds a touch of style to any sleeve. Now it may not be the number one item to wear if your thinking of doing dishes or chores of any kind unless of course it’s shopping and really now is that a chore?I think not.  But to add some extra uuumph to an outfit and put some serious style into  the ever so predictable straight sleeve why not try a beautiful bell detail this Spring.

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