October 2013 archive

Falling in Love… With Burgundy….! : Memo 08

The subject: The color burgundy!

Fedora: Club Monaco  Shirt: Zara

Fedora: Club Monaco
Shirt: Zara

Fall in love with FALL!!!

Pants: Karen Millen

Unlocking great style!  Clutch: BCBG Shoes: Miu Miu

Unlocking great style!
Clutch: BCBG
Shoes: Miu Miu

Street style....

Street style….

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Clutch: BCBG

Clutch: BCBG

Loving fall... And the colors that come with it!

Loving fall… And the colors that come with it!

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The fall is my FAVORITE season!! I love the colors of the trees, trips to the apple orchard, and being able to wear some of my favorite colors! And this season, my color of choice is Burgundy! I actually fell in love with this top last fall I snagged from one of my favorite stores, Zara. And you know I love my leather, so the leather trim and zipper detail around the collar made this top a must have! The fedora of course has been my go to accessory this fall. This beauty is still available at Club Monaco!

I love a great high waited pant, and these are by far my favorite pair. If you haven’t noticed by now Karen Millen, is my favorite!!! Her skirts and pants fit me like a dream. Karen Millen makes her clothes for the stylish woman on the go!

It’s also important to have a great black pump to wear with any look! And a great shoe repairman to keep those taps in tip-top shape!!

And have fun with your bags! Add color and prints to really tie your look together!! Color is the key to any look!!! So make sure you have plenty of your favorite fall colors in your closet!!! And remember, everything does not have to match, it just needs to make sense!! You don’t have to wear all brown or all black… Break it up with pops of color!

I love pieces that are transitional and easy to wear:  whether you’re going to work, church, dinner with friends, or on a date, your look should work in EVERY setting! The key to a great wardrobe is making sure you have those transitional pieces!

Falling in love with fall yet again…. And even more in love with burgundy!!!

  • Fedora: Club Monaco
  • Top: Zara
  • Pants: Karen Millen
  • Shoes: Miu Miu
  • Clutch: BCBG
  • Necklace: Lulu Frost
  • Earrings: LA fashion district

Photo Credit: Julia Tapper (friend and photographer extraordinaire!)

http://www.clubmonaco.com

http://www.zara.com

http://www.karenmillen.com

http://www.bcbg.com


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My Baby is One Month Old Today!!!!

The first step is usually all it takes to change the rest of your life… I’m so happy I took that step!!!

One MONTH!!! WOW!!! It feels like a lifetime!!! I’m so grateful to be able to do something I truly enjoy on a weekly basis! Posh and Popular is more than just a blog for me, it’s an outlet to express myself through the things I’m most passionate about! I appreciate the opportunity to share with you my thoughts and advice as it relates to style and beauty! I hope this first month has been just as wonderful for you as it has been for me! I’m excited for future posts, content, events, and give-a-ways!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!! Thank you all so much for rocking with me! Here are just a few pics of some of my favorite looks!

One month? It feels like forever!!!

One month? It feels like forever!!!

 

So much to smile about!

So much to smile about!

One of my favorite looks!

One of my favorite looks!

The face you make when you realize you're doing exactly what you should be doing!

The face you make when you realize you’re doing exactly what you should be doing!

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Make sure you dolls check in weekly!!! I’m excited about the months ahead…  And even more excited you’re going to be apart of my journey!!

Remember: You are as fabulous as you feel!!! Wake up each day choosing to be your MOST fabulous self!!

Check out the Posh Calendar (at the very bottom of the Posh and Popular Homepage) for all your favorite posts from month to month!!

XOXO!

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Don’t Make Me Blush! : Memo 07

The Subject: The Jacket!

I love a great jacket!

I love a great jacket!

Earring: Vintage Lux and Such Designs

Earrings: Vintage Luxe and Such Designs

Belt: Gucci  Bandage Skirt: Karen Millen

Belt: Gucci
Bandage Skirt: Karen Millen

THE JACKET: Jennifer Lopez for Kohls

THE JACKET: Jennifer Lopez for Kohls

The Shoes: Karen Millen

The Shoes: Karen Millen

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Belt: Gucci

Belt: Gucci

Sometimes all it takes is the right jacket!

Sometimes all it takes is the right jacket!

Blush is the new Blush!!

I’m a girl who can’t get enough of her pinks! Pink just seems to go well with my skin tone, so I roll with it! Plus it’s a girly fun color, so naturally it’s one of my favs! The moment I saw this jacket I knew I needed it in MY closet! And of course I snagged it for a killer deal at Kohls! I was even more surprised to learn it was a Jennifer Lopez design, and all you fashionistas know, nobody does it better than Miss J.Lo, so naturally this purchase was a no brainer! And of course you know I already had shoes to match!!! I love this jacket because it can bring any look together. I can go from business chic, to a night out with the girls in this beauty!

Don’t ever forget to check out places like Kohls, Sears, and T.J. Maxx, you’d be surprised what fashion gems you will stumble upon for a steal!!

Mixing high-end pieces with less expensive pieces is the key to not breaking the bank, and being able to put together some awesome looks with just a little creativity!

  • The Jacket: Jennifer Lopez for Kohls
  • The Blouse, Skirt, and Shoes: Karen Millen
  • The Belt: Gucci
  • The Earrings: Vintage Luxe and Such

http://www.kohls.com

http://www.karenmillen.com

Follow Vintage Luxe and Such on Instagram: @ShopVintageLuxeandSuch

Photo Credit: Julia Tapper (Friend and Photographer Extraordinaire!)

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Fragrance Junkie Chronicles: 04

TomFord

I rock Tom Ford….  Literally!

The Scent: Champaca Absolute

I have been wearing this fragrance since 2009 and it has become my FAVORITE night on the town scent.  It’s one of those fragrances that demands attention in an intricate, mysterious, yet passionate way… It’s the fragrance I legitimately cannot travel without.  Over the years it has become one of my signature scents… And with good reason.

I love how the Tom Ford line has a love for rare and expensive blooms…. Each fragrance is incredible…  But of course everyone knows I’m a sucker for a beautiful floral scent!  Champaca Absolute is a combination of precious whiteflower, layers of Tokajii wine, cognac, vanilla bean amber and sandalwood.  It smells as good as it sounds, trust me… I’m almost down to my last drop, and I am defiantly going to need another… Immediately!

I rock Tom Ford!

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All Black Everything?? : Memo 06

The Subject: Accessories

The Look: Sheer Blouse w/ leather trim and Leather Pants: Zara

The Look: Sheer Blouse w/ leather trim and Leather Pants: Zara

Just Hanging Out!

Just Hanging Out!

A smile is the BEST accessory!

A smile is the BEST accessory!

A pop of color and some bling can soften an all black edgy look!

A pop of color and some bling can soften an all black edgy look!

Black Leather Knee High Boots: Karen Millen

Black Leather Knee High Boots: Karen Millen

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Bracelet: Nikita Chanel  Clutch: R + J  Handbags

Bracelet: Nikita Chanel
Clutch: R + J Handbags

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Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” ~ Dr. Seuss

I love wearing black and leather, so the two together just make a hot combination! But sometimes it’s ok to add a little color! Whether it’s a necklace, bag, or shoe, I always try to add just a little pop of color to break things up! And don’t be afraid of leather on leather, it works! Trust me!  In this case, I soften my look with my favorite vintage pearl earrings and a funky rope necklace I snagged from Top Shop. It’s ok to add a little something to make the look more feminine and less masculine. You can still look edgy with a POP of color, seriously!!

  • Blouse: Zara
  • Pants: Zara
  • Knee High Riding Boots: Karen Millen
  • Necklace: Top Shop
  • Earring: Vintage
  • Bracelet: Nikita Chanel
  • Clutch: R + J Handbags

http://www.nikitachanel.com

http://www.zara.com

http://www.rjhandbags.com

http://www.karenmillen.com

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Smooth Criminal… Fashion Killa…! : Memo 05

The Subject: The Pants and Fedora

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As the famous song says… “Her pistol go… Bang Bang, Boom Boom, Pop Pop; Cause she’s a fashion killa” ….

I am completely in love with this look… It is me to the core… Edgy, funky, yet classic at the same time.  It makes me feel like I’m on top of the world!  This is my, I am going to walk boldly and nothing’s going to stop me, look!

The PANTS and FEDORA… Make this look..

The Pants (The center of the look): designed by the one and only Sherie L. Nevett, My bestie and fashion genius… These are my NEW FAVORITE PANTS… You can’t go wrong with these beautiful creations. I love the variety of sequence colors that give a mix of old school with a futuristic flare.

The Fedora (my go to piece this season):  the perfect purchase for the fall season… It was worth every penny! It’s such a classic piece that I plan to keep forever!

The blouse (an oldie but goodie): It’s by far my favorite piece in my wardrobe, from one of my favorite designer brands, Karen Millen. It’s my go to piece for any look. You always need the perfect black blouse and this one is mine

I just love playing around with different looks and having fun in the process! Don’t be afraid of color… Life is as colorful as you want it to be!! So shine baby, shine!!!

Be A FASHION KILLA!!!

  • Fedora: Club Monaco
  • Pants: Sherie L. Nevett
  • Blouse: Karen Millen
  • Purse: Karen Millen
  • Cuff: Vintage Chanel
  • Earrings: Vintage
  • Shoes: Charles Jourdan Paris

http://www.sherielnevett.com

Photo Credit: Julia Tapper, friend and photographer extraordinaire!

Fragrance Junkie Chronicles: 03

Bond9

Roses are red, violets are blue…

I’m in love with Bond No. 9 Fragrances and you should be too!!

Being a collector of the fragrance line is more than just a hobby for me… It’s apart of my lifestyle…  Having 9 of the 73 different scents I love to mix and create my own personal fragrance.

And I really love the story behind this American fragrance line. The Bond No. 9 collection of women’s, men’s, and unisex eaux de parfum has a mission to not only restore artistry to perfumery, but to mark every New York neighborhood with its own scent. Each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown, or uptown locale for the city, which I love!

These two scents in particular are my favorite (besides Scent of Peace, of course!)

Bond No. 9 Signature Perfume and

I LOVE NEW YORK for Her

Every time I wear one of these gorgeous fragrances I feel as pretty as I smell, not to mention someone always asks the question, “What are you wearing?”… If you haven’t tried at least one of these beautiful scents, you have no idea what you are missing out on… They are sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and some Neiman Marcus’ across the country. You can also purchase these gorgeous fragrances online on the Bond No. 9 website…

Don’t say I never gave you anything… 😉

http://www.bondno9.com

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