stylish sneakers… the next must have!

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I’m always looking for new shoes that are comfortable but most importantly stylish.  Lucky for me, these Tretorn sneakers are both.  I know what you’re thinking, I can’t pull off the stylish sneaker look.  I hope to have you reconsider with this post.  Plus, Tretorn is in the J. Crew Catalog for the Fall.  Now will you reconsider?  

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I love the pink detail on these sneakers.  I love to wear pink with navy, green and… 
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PINK!  
Sometimes an outfit just calls for sneakers.  I just don’t think ballet flats would look nearly as cute in the outfits above or below.  Don’t you need another comfortable shoe alternative for the fall?  Have I convinced you yet?   
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If I didn’t convince you, maybe the style geniuses at J. Crew will.  The models are wearing Superga Classic Sneakers.  The Tretron canvas T56 Sneaker are also featured in the catalog, personally I like these best.  I’m wearing Tretorn’s Nylite Canvas Lady in Pink.   I’m headed on vacation so I’ll be back in a week.  I’m wearing my sneakers on the plane!
(Photos by Mallory Lee)

The Colored Jean Dilemma II

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I’m always looking for new ways to wear my colored jeans.  I was inspired by a picture I saw on pinterest, I know that’s not surprising.  What did I do before pinterest!?!  I thought pairing this animal print belt with black accessories and my green jeans was fun.    
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I’m also always looking for ways to wear my “winter” looking accessories in the summer.  
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Toothpick jean - J. Crew,  Purse – Marc by Marc JacobsShort Necklace-Red Envelope way long ago: for similar Max and Chloe, Long Necklace-J. Silver, Watch-Michael Kors,  Sandals – Target , Belt – J. Crew not exact but similar, Gold Spike Bracelet – Renegade Stella and Dot, T-Shirt – Zara
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Today I saw a girl in green jeans and a cream colored top with tan wedges, it looked A-mazing.  That’s what I’ll wear them with next!

Update your grey

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I’m a huge fan of a good grey t-shirt.  I’m an even bigger fan of wearing grey with brown/tan accesories.  Why is it that my brain always goes to black accessories when I’m wearing grey?!?!?
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Grey T-Shirt - C&C shirt was purchased a long time ago, White Jeans – AG Stevie from Anthropologie, Shoes - Jessica Simpson, Purse – LV they no longer carry this exact color, Long Gold Necklace - J. Silver, Long Pendant Necklace – Beyond Baroque at Nutcracker Market, Short Necklace – Noonday Collection, Gold Hoops – Urban Outfitters

Leggings: Do’s and Don’ts

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I’m a huge fan of leggings!  They are perfect to wear while you’re running errands on the weekend!  I mean, you still want to be comfortable and look cute!  That’s why I love this necklace from RPM Creations.  It’s the perfect addition to an otherwise boring outfit.  RPM Creations also does my hair, love me some Robert Moore! 
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Here’s a couple things about leggings, I have searched and searched for a t-shirt long enough to wear with leggings, it’s kind of a pet peeve of mine.  Anyway, this t-shirt from ZARA is perfect.  I’m telling you ZARA has some good tee’s!  Here’s another thing, when shopping for leggings make sure you can’t see through them.  Do a quick check, bend and if you can see skin, move on down the road.
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T-Shirt - ZARA and Old Navy for similar, Leggings – Ann Taylor Loft and J. Crew (both have passed the test), Sandals – Sam Edleman, Necklace RPM Creations, Hoop Earrings – Premier Jewelry, Cuff – Gift, Ring – Barry Brinker

(Photos by Mallory Lee)

 

Do you know about the camisole trick?

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 BEFORE                                                                AFTER
I’ve been telling my clients about the camisole trick a lot lately. It’s hard to explain so I thought I’d do a post with pictures.  When I wear a tank top or any tight shirt I like to wear a camisole underneath to disguise any unwanted lumps, bumps and for a more polished look in general.  As you can see in the before picture my bra is making unwanted bumps and I don’t like that you can see where my skirt begins.  Put a camisole on underneath and viola, problem solved!
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                        BEFORE                                                                         AFTER

In this before picture you can see some bumps from my bra and my skin.  After putting on a camisole underneath both are disguised and the look is more polished.  I think I own about 6-8 different camisoles.  I love this trick.  I use it all the time.  My very favorite camisole, and I’ve tried quite a few, is Gap Body Pure Body White Camisole.  I buy it in small so it fits snug.
                                     

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Speaking of disguising, I have another trick!  Sometimes when I feel like my chest is front and center, I like to add a scarf to distract the eye.  So now when you see me in a scarf you’ll know why:)  Did I mention that I’m crazy about my red/orange purse because it goes with nothing so it goes with everything?!?!   

(Photos by Mallory Lee)