Find the best style buys on a budget doesn’t just make me happy – it’s a sport. It’s as much about the hunt as it is that incredible satisfaction of finding fabulous clothes and accessories you love for under $100. Who doesn’t want to have their cake and eat it too? And that’s what great style buys are all about – never sacrificing style while also not breaking the bank. Our lives can be super expensive so being able to have the joy of a new outfit without the hefty price tag is a win win. check out some of my favorite style buys for less this week and get your guilt free shopping on!
So yesterday I talked about my birthday and jewelry, well, with Valentines Day moment away I wanted to focus on love motifs in fashion that withstand trends and time. Everything from the iconic Cartier love bracelet to the word love and all the hearts that emphatically infiltrate our wardrobes (as well as our little ones). Reminiscent for the free love 60′s moment the love motifs reign supreme, and why not – perhaps all we need is more love in this world. Yes, camo and skull prints will alway be popular prints,but make no mistake, love is the yin to their yang and it’s nice to put as much as possible into the world – so I happily wear it on my sleeve! Check out some of my favorite love motifs and spread the love this valentines season (and all year round really).
First for us:
Some little love motifs for our little ones:
And love motifs for our littlest ones:
So, today is my Birthday, I am officially 28 years old (at least that’s what I would like for my birthday) and what better way to celebrate than with some beautiful new personal jewelry. These pieces aren’t chunky, and don’t make a loud statement – they’re the pieces we wear every day. Personal jewelry are the rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces that mean something to us – either because they have sentimental value or we just like them. There usually dainty and delicate but can range dramatically in price. I stack my Cartier love bracelets, which were gifts from my husband, with a delicate elephant charm Stella + Dot bracelet given to me by one of my best friends. This is about the personal jewelry you never take off – not even for sleep or showering. They’re the beautiful jewels that feel like a second skin and although they might not make a statement, they speak volumes about you. Check out some of the beautiful personal jewelry you need on your wish list.
Neoprene, or scuba fabric has been around for a couple of seasons and this super cool techno fabric shows now signed of going anywhere. It’s essentially the fabric you think about divers wearing – water resistant and, depending on the thickness of the texture, able to take on some more interesting shapes while still being figure flattering. This scuba trend isn’t just for divers any more, that’s for sure as we see it at every price range and for everything from outerwear to boustiers – this techno fabric is an absolute must have. It can be super feminine showing off your favorite curves or be more boxy and masculine for a cool silhouette. Besides being pretty water resistant the added bonus of this techno fabric is it’s not particularly expensive so there are lots of great options that won’t break the bank. I am loving on scuba right now, so check out my favorite ways designers have reinvented neoprene.
Once you’ve found out your pregnant (and all the various joy and anxiety that might come with it you might start to consider what your mom to be style might be. The best answer to this is a modified version of your regular style. Whether you’re boho or preppy don’t try to fight what works for you – just start looking for those maternity pieces that all along those lines and let those drive your mom to be style. Fortunately for all you you expecting ladies out there, the maternity market is booming with fabulous designs that will give you plenty of options for you to enjoy throughout your pregnancy. Check out some of my favorite maternity options and get glowing with fabulous mom to be style!
Remember being a little girl, playing dress up and raiding your mom’s makeup – well there are so many amazing fun beauty trends that you can experiment with and your mini me will LOVE. I have a little guy but he still loves to raid my products (monkey see monkey do after all) but it’s the little Elsa’s out there that can really get stuck into some of these amazing products. These fun beauty trends may involve an experiment with (non permanent) hair color or exploring makeup colors (and glitter) you might have never considered and, actually, nails today seem to be anything goes!! Check out some of the great fun beauty trends that you can properly enjoy with your little ones and create those forever memories!
Confession, I don’t work out – I’m not what on would call the athletic type but I do have a hankering for some of the fabulous workout wear I’m seeing. In fact I kind of want to workout just so that I can wear it (and look good in it). I actually have done a couple of styling gigs for Solow Style and I am officially obsessed with the line! Sexy yet chic – functional for the gym but stylish enough to take me to brunch – the workout wear of today has to be multi purpose. We all know the fascination in today’s world with yoga pants – how many times have my male friends commented about one of the great LA tourist attractions is pretty girls in yoga pants. Well, I think it might officially be time for me to shine a light on some of the incredible workout wear out there. Of course, I am partial to the Solow brand for its sexy rock and roll edge that my friend and creative director, Daniella Clarke has injected into the line – for people, like me, who are just dipping there toes into the idea of working out this allows me to feel more like me at the gym. And for those ladies who absolutely love the gym – they not only look incredible but they are exquisitely functional. Check out some of my favorite workout wear that can give you the support and comfort for the gym but also give you the great style for running around town!
It’s no secret that I’m a mom and a stylist so a great pair of flats aren’t just convenient – they’re a necessity. I have been a long time high heel girl, so taking the dive into the world of my god given height was frightening at first. But after falling down a step (just one) while pregnant I resolved to put my heels on the shelf for a bit and invest in some flats I could love. It turned out that there is a whole world of incredible heel-less shoes out there, my shoe addiction didn’t have to be squelched for my new more practical style – it just had to look with fresh eyes. Everything from rounded ballet flats to pointed and spikey, metallics, prints, neon colors – there was no end to the fabulous flats available. Yes, there is enough room in the shoe word for fabulous heels AND their often overlooked cousins. Today, I am focusing on the unsung heroes of footwear, amazing flats that do it all in comfort and style.
I am always a huge fan of graphic prints – bold and strong they make a great statement without saying a word. A fabulous patterned piece puts a fun twist on an otherwise basic look. Everything from pop prints to florals and everything in between can be considered a graphic prints – it’s all about injecting a bit of eye candy to your wardrobe. Prints have long been popular and can be worn quite simply on their own or clashed, there seems to be an anything goes attitude to these brilliant statement pieces. And of course, as much as I am fan of some crazy patterns for myself, I’m an even bigger fan of graphic prints when it comes to dressing my little guy. A great pattern clash is super chic these days for the ladies but beyond adorable for our mini me’s!! Check out some of my favorite latest and greatest graphic prints and consider adding a pop of something different to your wardrobe.
First for us:
Some fabulous graphic prints for our little ones:
And some great graphic prints for our littlest ones:
Pregnancy is a magical time – you are creating human life inside of you so its officially time for those must have maternity clothes. Sure, maternity jeans and billowing top do the job but why not take it one more fashionable step forward. Must have maternity clothes are comfortable, accommodating for that extra belly growth but also super stylish! Style the bump isn’t just a hash tag – its transformative. Embrace that beautiful belly – show it off with must have maternity wear that doesn’t just fit but also flatters and flaunts. You are beautiful, and this time in your life is when you shine the brightest so you may as well dress for it! Check out some of my favorite must have maternity clothes this week and get your glow on.