Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Contemporary Week at Saks St. Louis

This past Saturday, I got to rock the runway with fellow bloggersOh Julia Ann, Heartland Underdog, Fox and Gypsy, and A Curated Manat Saks Fifth Avenue St. Louis. Saks is celebrating Contemporary Week and hosted a blogger style-off and a runway presentation under the theme "The Outsiders." Picture this. Special cocktails. Light bites. Music. Fall fashion. It was a fun experience. At the end, Emily of Fox and Gypsy won the style-off with her cape in a beautiful jewel tone and camouflage clutch.

Be sure to check out my last collaboration with SaksThe Saks 5. Now, here are a few snaps from the recent event:

My look:
JacketGeneration Love 
ClutchSaint Laurent

Blogger picks from Saks Contemporary Department:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall Fashion Classics

A feminine and fitted blazer. A tailored white shirt. Sexy boyfriend jeans. Fall fashion classics get a hip update in today's post. The J.Crew Regent blazer was instantly added to my fall wish list because of one detailits permanently popped collar. That's the kind of detail you'll either love or hate. For me, it's all love. Green accents, like the J.Crew rectangle gem necklace (in deep forest) and triangle crystal earrings (in spicy jade) provide easy ways to go green this fall. Print booties anyone? Yes, and the Ann Taylor Liana booties are spot-on.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Trend: Python Prints

Snakeskin prints are holding their own and dominating trends for another season. Yes! We saw python prints all over the recently launched Altuzarra for Target collection. By the way, have you shopped that collection? I've wish listed a couple items because I envision markdowns. Whatever the case, one sure way to add a little exotic flavor to your fall style is to mix a snakeskin print into your look.

In today's post, I'm wearing a Nicole Miller dress I found at a steal in TJ Maxx last spring (more on that story here). Its tribal print is reminiscent of a python print, hence I was drawn to it. To ready this dress for a fall date night, I paired it with a yellow pullover sweater, caged booties, and a studded clutch.

DressNicole Miller 
SweaterBanana Republic (no longer in yellow)
BootiesTahari | similar
ClutchRebecca Minkoff (avail in several colors)
NecklaceJ.Crew (on sale)
EarringsKate Spade
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses | also here

Affordable python prints for fall 2014 

Friday, September 26, 2014

From the Gym to the Street

Gym clothes seem to be everywhere lately. Leggings. Sweat pants. Sneakers. All appropriate and super stylish to wear inside the gym and outside of the gym. I'm quite happy about the direction of the sporty chic trend, because comfort seems to be at its forefront. And, who doesn't like to be comfortable?

Whenever I leave the gym, I frequently end up running errands in my gym clothes. So, my activewear often has to work double duty. Today's post shares one of those sporty chic, post-gym looks you would find me moving around St. Louis wearing. My workout outfit is anchored by a grey stripe active tank and black leggings. To hit the streets, I add a hip jacket, retro sneakers, and a cross body bag.

Location: Soldiers Memorial, St. Louis
TankRBX | similar
JacketKenneth Cole New York | similar
SneakersNike "Eclipse" | similar
BagCoach | new version
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses | also here
NailsOPI "Berlin There Done That"

Super fly sneakers on sale 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Join Me at Saks St. Louis on Saturday

This Saturday, September 27, Saks St. Louis will be hosting its Fall Contemporary event from 12pm to 4pm. I'll be participating in a blogger style off at 2pm during the event. I've styled a head-to-toe look highlighting my favorite trends for fall, which will go up against looks styled by other bloggers. 

I had a blast selecting my look for the event. I actually tried on all of the items below (and more). Can you guess which pieces I chose? If you're local, come on out on Saturday. While there, you can enjoy light bites, champagne, a blow dry bar, and a house dj. It's gonna be fun!

                                                  Click through for details on any item below:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Oversize Boy Shirt & Oxfords

There's never been a better time than this fall to borrow from the boys. Menswear-inspired styles for women are not confined to the super baggy looks, and are instead refreshingly sharp right now. The footwear, stylish flats from oxfords to loafers, might just be my favorite ingredient for adding a little flavor to my style this season. Button-down shirts, like the J.Crew oversize boy shirt, which takes cues from his style with its longer silhouette and military style pockets, exudes nothing but feminine chic.

In today's post, my oversize boy shirt and my favorite metallic oxfords make this basic, casual ensemble feel a tad hip.

ShirtJ.Crew (on sale)
JeansOld Navy (on sale)
Shoes℅ Ross Dress for Less | similar
EarringsUrban Gem via Rocksbox*
RingsGorjana via Rocksbox
Watch℅ Jord
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses
NailsOPI "Berlin There Done That"

*Disclosure: I received a 3-month subscription to Rocksbox free of charge for review purposes. All of the opinions, ideas, and images are my own.