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STYLE-bites STEAL of the Day: The perfect cocktail ring

I am obsessed with this ring. Melinda Maria is an amazing designer and I love her pieces! I was introduced to her by my stylish friend Jo with Rilee & Lo.

Statement ring

Melinda Maria cocktail ring

This cocktail ring is the perfect balance between edgy with a feminine twist. I love pairing gray and gold. This ring does it beautifully. It’s a statement piece without being over the top. Which makes it so wearable.

It’s $89, which is 60% off retail of $240 which such a great steal. It’s a quality piece & compliments are guaranteed! Get it now before it sells out!

Get an extra 6% off at Nordstroms via ebates. It’s a free rebate site which is so easy to use! Sign up here and start saving on all your online purchases!

Get the ring here.

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STYLE-bites Steal of the Day – The Little Black dress for Less than $50!

This LBD is classic with refresh details with the cutout arms. The best part is the price! From $108 to $89 AND 50% of the lowest price. Use coupon code “LONGWKND” There are 5 sizes available from 0-12.

Little Black Dress

Get it here.

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Fall Style: Wine Colored Skinnies and a Floral Jacket

This is a great look for November in Southern Cali.

The crepe floral jacket is the statement, so I kept everything else neutral.

The camel blazer is wool and was perfect for walking in and out of the office.

Crochet Top: The Limited
Floral Jacket: F21
Wine Skinny Pant: The Limited
Shoe: Talbots via Clothes the Deal sale

 

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Here are some wine pants to check out.

Check out these floral jackets!

 

 

What’s your favorite work look?

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Vacation Style: Casual Cool

First of all, I want to apologize to my biters out there! Blogging has taken a backseat to … life. I am been crazy busy with my interior design clients, the family and, of course, my full time job.

BUT – that is no excuse! So, even if the posts are short and sweet, they will be regular. (Thanks Raj)

So onwards!

This was our first trip without the kids since B was born. We had an amazing time. It was a must.

Travel wear: Kept it comfy in style. POC in the kicks, lightweight long sleeve, uber comfy leggings and a warm scarf for the plane.

Travel wear

Groomsmen errands:

Casual style

Date night:Date night

Perfect when it was a windy day:

Jeggings, blouse, emerald scarf

Running gear: Same kicks from the plane, a tank and running shorts and I was good to go.

Work out gear

Sight seeing:

Running Errands Style

Wedding: A fun take on the LBD with a pop of color in my fav heels and a neutral clutch with gold details.

Wedding Style, Little black dress

Cruisin’ on the coast: Love using scarfs to add color and used as a wrap to keep me warm at Hiram’s sand bar.

Tee and Jean shorts, Casual style

Shopping: Easy breezy Shopping, Cabi,

 

All in all, it was a fabulous trip!

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Work Style: Casual, Cool & Versatile

I’m obsessed with this multitopper from CAbi.

You can wear it tons of ways. Here’s a few. The photos from my iPhone don’t do it justice!

From the uber soft material, to the versatility, this will be my go to! It is perfect for travel as well. So lightweight – it’s a must!

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You can flip the front to the back to have a cardigan style look. I adore the neck cut out in the back.

 

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And the thumb cutouts! Love.

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They also have it in a charcoal gray that is gorg!

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Casual Chic Style: Brocade, lace & pumps

I love this sweater. The fit, color and material makes it easy to wear and has a vintage feel. I threw a ivory and black lace top. Dark denim and a wine color pump completed the look.

Brocade & Lace

As my pieces are sold out, here are some options to recreate the look.

Brocade, blouse, lace, work style, affordable style

Brocade, blouse, lace, work style, affordable style

Anna Beck, Belle Noel, Kim Kardashian, Saddle ring

Anna Beck, Belle Noel, Kim Kardashian, Saddle ring

Onna Ehrlich & The Limited

Here are some great satchel options at ALL price points!

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Work Style: Button down with a Maxi

First of all, I am so sorry I have not been able to post in a while… a long while for me.

I have been uber busy with work, the family and my interior design business. (Posts coming soon!) I have on my long list to do are video blogs, which I think would be easier. Until then, short & sweet posts – the way I like it.

I love, love, love this maxi skirt. Paired with a button down tee, this is perfect for work!

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Button down blouse: Urban Outfitters circa 2010, sold out – other options below.
Maxi skirt: Victoria Secret, circa 2011, sold out Check these amazing options below.
Belt: Nordstrom

 


What is your favorite way to wear a maxi??

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How To STYLE: “Balloon pants”

I asked my 8yr old fashionista in the making if she liked my outfit. Her response “You mean your balloon pants?” Once again, she left me speechless. When I stopped laughing, I responded, “Yes honey, my balloon pants.”

My husband calls it the MC Hammer pant. I like to refer to them as my “modern” Z Cavaricci’s. Remember those? I rocked those with a strut!

Back to the outfit. As the pant was the starring role, I kept the rest of the look neutral. The top is flowy, so tucking it in and adding a jacket brings structure to the look and nips in at the waist.

Harem pant, CAbi blouse, turquoise, black and white

Harem pant, CAbi blouse, turquoise, black and white

Harem pant, CAbi blouse, turquoise, black and white

Harem pant, CAbi blouse, turquoise, black and white

 

Matt Bernson Wedges

Matt Bernson Wedges

 

Chiffon Blouse: $74 CAbi

Printed Harem aka “Balloon pant”: $14 One Clothing via Marshalls

Bomber Jacket: circa 2005, $30

Wedges: see here

Gold Layered necklace: sale $10, The Limited

Turquoise Ring: see here

What’s your modern 90’s look?

Gotta a piece in your closet you want to build a look on?

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Comfy Chic: Faux leather jeggings, vest & hi-tops

Layering, Fall 2013 trends

Layering, Fall 2013 trends

I participated in a seminar last weekend for personal development, Landmark. I went in with specific goals regarding STYLE-bites and left with so much more! And met great people along the way. (Holla! You know who you are.=)

As the days are about 13 hours, I wanted to be comfortable, stylish and the vest provided warmth without stuffiness. Suncha comfy look – I’d rock it any day!

Comfy: Chic Leather leggings. vest and kicks

Comfy: Chic Leather leggings. vest and kicks

Long sleeved tee: STEM via Nordstrom, sale $20
Plaid Leather Belt Vest: CAbi, $128 <- - - more than I usually pay, but this piece is SO Versatile and Timeless! Love. Faux Leather Jeggings: Topshop via Topshop, $30 HiTops: Lana via Nine West, sale $40
Bracelets: compilation of CC Skye, Tiffany’s, Sterling Silver via T.J.Maxx, Jewel Mint

Don’t miss out!

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Work Style: Casual Friday – Tweed, Skinny Jeans, Texture & Shine

Work Style: Casual Friday – Tweed, Skinny Jeans, Texture & Shine

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Work Style: Casual Friday – Tweed, Skinny jeans and scarf

The office can be chilly and for some reason my neck is the first thing that gets cold. A great option is a lightweight scarfs for a touch of warmth while adding a some flavor to basic pieces.
Speaking of basics, this tweed top with gold details adds fun details to a timeless look.

This fun ring is one of my current favorite pieces. Bold and feminine is a such a versatile piece!
Black and Gold Statement ring, Essie nail polish

This shoe is always in the rotation. It is such a fun way to incorporate color. The cap toe is a special detail that keeps heads turning. And for under $25 and comfortable? Get out.

Fuchsia cap toe heel, pop of color

Fuchsia cap toe heel, pop of color

White Tweed Shell with Gold details: sale, $30 via Nastygal.com
Dark Denim Skinny Jeans: sale, $29 via The Limited
Leopard Print Scarf: $15, Charming Charlie
Cap Toe heel: $24, Mossimo via Target

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Versatility Guide: How to Wear a Red Blazer FOUR different ways! Look #2 Printed Blouse, Dark Denim & White Pumps

Versatility is KING. I am not only an believer, I do it all the time.

A friend of mine was questioning the versatility of a red blazer when I bought it, so I decided it would be fun to do 4 looks with the same jacket.

Here are my STYLE tips to make it work for you.
1. Keep the rest of the look neutral to avoid being confused as part of the circus. That will never be in style. Trust me.
2. Fit. Make sure it is the right fit. Otherwise it could look like a hand me down or a scary throwback to the 90’s. No.No.
– Slim fitting like the one below modernizes the look.
– Boyfriend style could work as long as it is not too baggy.
3. It doesn’t match, it goes! So, please resist the urge to match the shoes, bag or accessories if you don’t want to look dated. Dated will never be in style.

Now that you are armed with information, let’s talk about look #2… well in a minute. In case you didn’t get a chance to take a look at Look #1, check it out here.

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Red Blazer: Check out where I got it here
Blue Feather Blouse: Although this a pattern, the colors are neutral and a subtle pattern that does not compete with the Pop of Color blazer, T.J.Maxx, $19
Dark Denim Slim Fit Jeans: The Limited, sale $15!!

Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian Gold Bangles, The Limited Gold Ring, Essie Polish

Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian Gold Bangles, The Limited Gold Ring, Essie Polish

Gold bangles: Belle Noel Bangles by Kim Kardashian
Gold Pollen Ring: The Limited, sale $15. They have amazing rings for fabulous price points. Better quality than a Forever21, and a fraction of the price of JCrew, they are my go to!

Red Blazer, Pop of Color, Leopard, Statement Necklace. Nordstrom
White with Silver Heel Pump: Rock and Republic via Second Time Around, sale $21 – Brand New!

Second Time Around consignment boutique is located in Torrance, Ca. It features great one of a kind finds at a fraction of the retail.

I am uber excited to have the opportunity to style their fashion show on 9/28 at 11am at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. We styled over 25 models with the consignment clothing! I will be taking about the looks and the owner will talk about the retail vs. consignment pricing. YAY!

Got a piece of clothing or accessory you are trying to get more versatility out of? Contact me here and you could be featured!

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Versatility Guide: How to Wear a Red Blazer FOUR different ways! Look #1 Red Blazer, Skinnies & Leopard

Versatility Guide: How to Wear a Red Blazer FOUR different ways! Look #1 Red Blazer, Skinnies & Leopard

I am excited about this series! I am wearing a red blazer all week to show how surprisingly versatile this piece is!

Today I paired it with a skinny army green cargo. Because the pant is form fitting, I balanced it with a flawy top in a fun leopard print! I threw the jacket on top to bring in the top and keep it work appropriate. Threw on this amazing white R&R pumps, some jewelry and was out the door Within 15, feeling like a million bucks.

Red Blazer, Pop of Color, Leopard, Statement Necklace. Nordstrom

Red 3/4 Blazer: sale, $35 The Limited –> The quality of this jacket is amazing. Really. It enhances curves put accentuating the smallest part of the waist, the material is so soft, yet structured. Zippered pockets and the pop in print are special details that makes it unique. LOVE!

Leopard chiffon top: gifted, Hurley via Becker. This is a girly and fun top that I love layering! Soft and delicate with a pretty leopard print bring life into any outfit!

Skinny Cargos: $29 Free People via TJ Maxx. These fit like a glove. It is 11pm and I am still wearing them as I wait for hubs to wake up to take my picture to post for y’all. ;)

Red Blazer, Pop of Color, Leopard, Statement Necklace. Nordstrom

White Pumps with Silver heel: $21 Rock and Republic via Second Time Around (Torrance). I love consignment stores and this is in my top 2! Their staff is so knowledgeable, the owner is amazing and most of all – great eclectic selection of clothes & accessories! Love the one of a kind pieces you will never find elsewhere. These puppies were brand new and in perfect condition. The silver heel modernizes the look and I adore these.

Statement necklace: $16 via Nordstrom. Bold pattern and scale of necklace is balanced by the neutral tone of this necklace. Love!

Red Blazer, Pop of Color, Leopard, Statement Necklace. Nordstrom

Red Blazer, Pop of Color, Leopard, Statement Necklace. Nordstrom

What’s your work look with a pop of color jacket? Send me pics and you could be our next guest blogger!

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How to Wear: Pop of Color, Harem Pant and Wedges

The harem pant is back! And in a bold color! The key to ensuring you are on Glamour’s What NOT to Wear list is to keep the rest of the pieces neutral people!

I paired this with a taupe crochet top and a 3/4 shrunken blazer in a bluish gray color. This blazer is from The Limited and and I love the quality! I bought this years ago and my go to during the spring and summer. It is a 3/4 sleeves, light material and pretty neutral that can be worn over so many pieces! Another LOVE of mine is pairing wedges with the harem pant. it is such a laid back, but chic look!

Louis Vuitton, L.A.M.B. watch, and Vintage jewelry High Low fashion

Affordable style, High Low fashion

Harem Pant: MNG via JCP, sale $20
Crochet top: The Limited, sale $18
Blazer: The Limited circa 2010? See another way I styled it here
Wedges: Matt Bernson via Endless $107 See how I paired it with a dress here
Earrings: gifted by my style icon, my Mom!
Vintage bird medallion: Clothes the Deal Yearly sale $5 < – – such a amazing deal for a beautiful piece! I am all about the one of a kind pieces to create my personal style.

What’s your favorite harem pant look? Send us pics and you could be the next guest blogger!

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Mint, Purple & Pumps: Work Style

Mint, Purple & Pumps: Work Style

Love this color combination. To keep it from looking like a circus of colors, I paired it with neutrals (blazer & heels) to complete the look.

Blazer: Macys. circa 2011, sale under $25
Mint blouse: Lauren Conrad via Kohls, circa 2012 sale under $20
Skirt: The Limited, circa 2011, sale $20
Pumps: Corso Como via Nordstrom, circa 2011, sale under $100

What is your favorite color combination?

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Maxi dress: Work Style

I actually bought this dress when I was 9 months pregnant! It is non-maternity, but maxi dresses are PERFECT for spring/summer pregnancies. They keep you cool, easy to wear and you can wear them later!

This look is easy breezy look for the office. I put a tank underneath and layered with a 3/4 sleeve blazer to make it office appropriate, without being stuffy.

Dress: Express, sale $30
Blazer: The Limited, sale around $35?
Ankle Strap Sandal: Nine West, sale $40

What’s your go to maxi? Have you worn it into the office? If so, send us pics and you could be a guest blogger!

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Work to Date night: Versatility under $50!

Work to Date night: Versatility under $50!

I wore this pretty number to work and then for our anniversary dinner. Versatility is King.

I got it from Finders Keepers consignment store in San Pedro. I love it!

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The back has fabric covered buttons – so chic.

Dress: European brand which retails for $290. I negotiated down to $30 via Finders Keepers

Orange Suede Stacked heels: Mossimo via Target $20

Cream clutch with Skull: Christmas gift – Thanks Neelam! XO

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