Lookbook: The Start of Something New…

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This past month has been crazy madness.  Trying to launch a new business + working my regular job + my blog + freelance blogging + a week of jury duty was insanity!  And amidst that I was super sick for over 2 weeks straight with a mystery illness that made me cry almost everyday.  My doctor had me do several tests and go through XRays and CAT scans only to find “it could be this” or “it could be a sign of this” but nothing definite!!  UGH.  Mystery illnesses suck.  But for some strange reason, the mystery illness slowly mysteriously disappeared and I’m actually feeling almost normal!  It may have just been stress attacking my body, who knows!  My doctor was certainly as puzzled as I was.

Love the color of the dress that Banana Republic kindly sent over a few months ago but I haven’t had a chance (or the appropriate weather!) to wear it.  The dress was a bit big/long on me and I haven’t had time to go to my tailor so I cinched it up with a belt and it did the trick!  I hope you love the jewelry I’m wearing because… it’s part of my latest venture!  My sister and I are designing a line of jewelry and we are SO excited that we are close to launching!  You’ll be seeing more of our jewelry pop up on our blogs and hopefully soon (crossing our fingers that everything goes well) you’ll be able to purchase them at our online store!


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It’s on sale online but limited sizes so maybe check out the stores, they might have your size!  There’s also this pretty printed version of my dress on sale for $80!  Love this lace trim sheath dress as well!  A great summer look for work if you top it off with a white blazer and nude peeptoe pumps.

J Crew has a cute striped blazer too.  Or a stripe cardigan would be just as cute over this dress.  Love the short sleeve version of the cardigan too.

Mine are the Tribute Mary Jane sandals which they don’t make anymore but I do love the classic tribute sandals as well.  As high as these shoes are, they are SO comfy!  Check out the Vince Camuto Marken, total dupes of mine but way cheaper! And Endless is doing a promotion for $25 off $80 which is a fab deal on these! Or try the Vince Camuto Melva sandals, I love the height! (they have them in leopard too!)

Here’s a better look at my nail polish.  I am so in love with this neon polish.  It’s so crazy bright!  I can’t find it anywhere online but I got mine at Bartell’s so maybe check your local drugstore if they have it!  The brand is Cosmetic Arts in Pink Rush.  I went back and got another bright neon pink and a green.  They are perfect for the summer!  My bag is the Chanel Ultimate Stitch.

Necklace from our jewelry line.  (The ring I’m wearing is ours too!)  More info coming soon!

**Last Day to enter my Vitaphenol giveaway for a skincare set worth $325!**

New post on the Smarter blog!  Check out my tops picks for rompers!

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  • Amber from Real Girl Glam
    July 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Love the whole look, but the blazer is fabulous!! Haven't seen anything like that before. It really takes a basic dress to the next level. Congrats on your jewelry line, very exciting!!

  • PetiteLittleGirl
    July 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I love the color of your dress. It's so fresh and summery =)

  • marcella
    July 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    great blazer
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

  • Chessa!
    July 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    hooray for new venture! I can't wait to see more. will you open up a shop online. love love love!

    and ps, so sorry about your mystery illness. I always chalk those things up to stress. boo. glad you're feeling better x

  • CessOviedo
    July 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I love that blazer, bright blue dress brings up so much life to it! Can't wait to see all about that jewelry collection, I can imagine it's going to be awesome!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Lily
    July 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Such a great color and I love it with the stripes !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • lica
    July 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    so exciting, a new business ! cant wait to see it!

  • xxayeexx
    July 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I just recently bought a strip blazer because it looked so good on you!
    The necklace look beautiful…can't wait til your line comes out!

  • Anonymous
    July 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    So sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well, but I'm very glad to hear that you're better!

    Love, love the jewelry! Can't wait to see the other pieces in your and your sister's collection. (I think I'll buy that necklace when it becomes available, it's so fabulous!)

    Belle

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    @Amber from Real Girl Glam Thanks Amber! When I first got the striped blazer, I didn't know what to wear it with. Now I want to wear it with everything!

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    @PetiteLittleGirl Thank you! Yes, it is such a great color for the summer.

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    @Chessa! Thanks so much Monica!! Yes, our online shop will hopefully open up in August.

    stress does weird things to the body, doesn't it?

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    @CessOviedo Yes, without the blazer I didn't love it but paired with the blazer it really brought the dress to life. Thanks so much for your support Cess!

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    @Lily Thanks Lily!

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    @lica Thanks so much Lica! i can't wait to launch it! πŸ™‚

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    @xxayeexx oh fun! I love my striped blazer, I'm sure you look great in yours! and thanks for your support! We're really excited about it!

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    @Anonymous Thanks Belle! Maybe next time we meet up I can show you some of the pieces in person! πŸ™‚

  • Fashion and Number
    July 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Tiff, I am waiting impatiently for your store! Great outfit btw. πŸ˜‰

  • Meisha.Style
    July 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    love the necklace! and your shoe collection always amazes me!

    hope you are well again soon! looking forward to your new line of jewelry! =)

  • emily
    July 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    You can find all sports of color club polishes on ebay – love their fun colors, especially the glittery ones πŸ™‚

  • kimmie
    July 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Ooh! exciting about the jewelery business! can't wait to see what kind of pretty things you guys are going to have!

    And that sucks about being sick. Glad your'e feeling better though!

  • DiamondsandTulle
    July 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Congrats about the jewelry line Tiff! That's incredible! What are the price points going to be like?
    Also – so sorry to hear about your mystery illness but good to hear is going away!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  • Katherine
    July 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    You look amazing! I love your YSL shoes – I have the other version, the Tribute sandals πŸ™‚ Can I ask which model Chanel bag that is? I love it πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    @Fashion and Number Thanks! We can't wait to get it up and running!

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    @Meisha.Style I'm getting better, thanks! These shoes don't get much play so they don't make it on the blog very often but I do love them!

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    @emily fun! Good to know, thanks for the info!

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    @kimmie Thanks Kimmie! Maybe at our next dinner I'll bring some stuff to show you guys! πŸ™‚

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    @DiamondsandTulle Thanks Viv! They are going to be in the mid-range. Great quality jewelry but not too pricey is what we are aiming for.

  • tiffanystylish
    July 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    @Katherine Love the Tribute sandals! I've been thinking about getting a pair! The bag is called the "ultimate stitch" I just got it in the spring so it *might* still be available.

  • Chic Escape
    July 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    oh can't wait to see your online store. I love the necklace you're wearing! I've been reading / following your blog for about 2 years now and you have inspired me in so many ways. After reading your post about leaving your corporate job and focus full time on your own business, I feel so inspired that I've decided to pursue something that I really want to do for a long time (but always too lazy to start) – an online clothing store. It is so closed of being launched. Finally I am doing something I am truly passionate about!

  • Lydia
    July 27, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Yay for feeling better! Can't wait to see your jewelry collection. Exciting news.

  • Really Petite
    July 28, 2011 at 1:05 am

    I love love that dress-and the color is amazing on you!

  • kileen
    July 28, 2011 at 5:48 am

    i'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better. mystery illnesses are the worst but hopefully this one is gone for good. *fingers crossed!*

    and i've been lemming a striped blazer for so long now! i love how you styled it. and i can't wait for your jewelry line to debut!!

    β™₯ kileen
    cute & little

  • kaylyn
    July 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    How high are you YSL heels? Looks like the higher ones?

  • chibi
    July 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I can not wait for you to launch your jewelry line.
    I think you won't be able to keep it in stock.
    Congratulations!

  • Savvy Gal
    July 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    ah… take care. you have lots on your plate and still manage to look great.

  • Richelle
    July 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Tiffany! I hope you are feeling better from your mystery illness. I do want to say its stress. It seems like you had a stressful past few weeks.

    The necklace is hot! I can't wait until you open your business. Most people I see opening a jewelry business makes bohemian style jewelry which is only 10% of my taste. I can't wait to see when its up! Save me some good ones, ok? πŸ™‚

    Love the dress! The color looks amazing on you.

    richelle
    http://www.rarepersona.com

  • Erika
    July 29, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I love your style Tiffany. Congrats on your jewelry line. Glad that you are feeling better.

  • MizzJ
    July 29, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Congratulations on your new venture!! I can totally see this being up your alley and the pieces you've shown here are great!

  • Lily
    July 29, 2011 at 12:47 am

    And I cannot wait to see the jewelry line ! I am so excited and sure it will be extra fabulous πŸ™‚

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • sugarmouse
    July 29, 2011 at 6:40 am

    i DEFINITELY need/want more blazers!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ the stripes look FAB.

  • savxg
    July 29, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I just found your great site through another blog. I live in Bellevue also. I am not a blogger myself, but it's refreshing to see a local blogger and fashionista. I can't wait to see your jewelry line.

  • The.Red.See
    July 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Great look! Love your blazer, it definitely makes the whole outfit just pop. And I'm going to have to check out that nail polish line, I almost never go to Bartells but guess I'll be there this weekend:)
    Glad you're feeling better! I went through the same mystery illness too, it was stress and eating right (not drinking much water).
    Also congrats on the new business- always so exciting!

  • Carolyn
    July 31, 2011 at 4:25 am

    aw wishing you the best of luck with everything! sounds like exciting times to come though πŸ™‚ HUGS

  • griselda
    July 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    ahhhh! i love everything! πŸ™‚ I can't wait to find out more about your jewelry line! I love it so far! <3

  • Jesmim
    August 1, 2011 at 4:56 am

    I love your taste! I enjoy your blog and youtube channel a lot πŸ˜€

  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    August 3, 2011 at 1:25 am

    I just read this post! Good luck on your new venture although I don't think you will need any luck, I predict you guys won't be able to keep up with the demand!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:01 am

    @Chic Escape that is amazing! Good for you! I can't wait to see your online shop, please let me know when it opens up!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:02 am

    @Lydia thank you so much Lydia!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:02 am

    @Really Petite Thanks Annie! the color is perfect for the summer!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:02 am

    @kileen oh, you gotta get a striped blazer. I'd love to see how you style it!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:03 am

    @kaylyn yes, they are the highest ones they have. I don't have them with me right now but I'd say they are 5-6 inches.

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:03 am

    @chibi thank you for the kind words, we are so excited!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:04 am

    @Savvy Gal ha, yes, I always have too much on my plate, kind of the story of my life but I hate adding sickness to that! Thanks for your kind words.

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:05 am

    @Richelle Thanks R! I hope you will love our stuff, I will definitely save you the good ones πŸ™‚

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:05 am

    @Erika thank you Erika!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:06 am

    @MizzJ thanks always for your support J! I appreciate it.

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:10 am

    @Lily Thanks so much Lily!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:10 am

    @sugarmouse yes! I'm a blazer fiend! I think blazers are a great staple in your closet!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:11 am

    @savxg yay! always nice to have local readers! I live in Seattle but grew up in Bellevue!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:12 am

    @The.Red.See Bartell's randomly has good cosmetics now. I never really looked but the past few times I went in, I found lots of fun stuff!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:12 am

    @Carolyn Thanks Carolyn! Yes, very exciting πŸ™‚

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:12 am

    @griselda yay! thank you!

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:13 am

    @Jesmim thanks Jesmin! I need to update my youtube channel a bit more often but thanks anyway for watching and reading! πŸ™‚

  • tiffanystylish
    August 3, 2011 at 7:13 am

    @Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) thanks for the kind words Elaine!