Mar 30, 2012

Nike Free Run iD

I'm an equal opportunist for all my shoes.  I love my heels as much as I love my flats and even more surprisingly, I love my workout shoes.  Admittedly the sneaker love is influenced by my husband as he loves sneakers and when I first met him I knew nothing about them (or cared to).  When we'd go to the gym, I'd sport my old high school cheerleading shoes (yikes!) but soon enough he taught me the ways of exercising in appropriate workout shoes and not just appropriate but good looking workout shoes!  We are pretty biased towards Nike so everything I own is by Nike but in my opinion, they make the prettiest sneakers so that's why I stick with them. :)  Nike asked me to try out their Nike Free Run iD on Facebook to create my very own Nike Free Run shoes and how could I resist?  I finally get to design my own pretty workout shoes!

It was actually a lot harder than I thought to create my shoe but I had a lot of fun.  Not hard in a bad way, hard in a way that I just could not settle on one color and changed colors about 20 times!  I love that you are able to customize the color of everything down to the swoosh! 

You start with a totally gray shoe and then you are able to change the color to their standard choices, but they have great options.  I tend to love gray shoes so I kept it but I've always loved this hot pink and the funny thing is, whenever I find a Nike shoe that's pink and gray that I like, everywhere is always sold out of my size (or I'm told they don't even get a size 5 in that shoe) so I'm excited that I can finally create one of my own!

And here's what I ended up with!  Cute right?  Do you see the STYLE and ISH on the tongue?  I love it!  I have this thing about neons on my gym shoes, I gotta have it!  I picked my two favorite neon colors.  I love them so much and had fun designing them.  Can't wait to try them out at the gym!

NIKEiD is the ultimate customization experience and allows our consumers to take their unique inspiration and express it within our Nike product, which results in a perfect intersection: personalized looks on the best performance athletic performance gear in the world.

Disclosure: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nike

Mar 29, 2012

Ann Taylor Shoe Love!

I don't browse Ann Taylor very often but I was looking on the site today and came upon their shoes which I instantly fell in love with!  Seriously, why didn't anyone tell me they make such cute shoes?  As you may know, almost my entire shoe collection is made up of pumps (I'm a bit obsessed!) and I'm always looking for great pumps for work and I love all of these!  I also noticed that they are having a sale (30% off all shoes today) so thought I would share the sale and show you the pretties!
 Cheri Peeptoe Platform Pumps - in 3 colors, I'm debating between the Dark Navy and the Khaki

 Really loving the two tone versions!  The coral heels are gorgeous!
Elizabeth Pointy Flats - these flats with neon "french tips" are so cute!
Carly Canvas Platform Pumps - and these adorb espadrille like pumps.  Perfect Summer pumps!

If you've tried Ann Taylor shoes (or specifically any of these!) I'd love to hear your thoughts and how well they fit before I place my order! :)

P.S. my love for lace continues.  Check out my lace details top picks, all under $50!

Mar 28, 2012

Madewell and I am Style-ish

I had so much fun at the Madewell Bellevue Square event a couple of weeks ago and really want to thank everyone that came to hang out and shop with me!  I had so much fun and a HUGE thank you to Kate and all the other girls at the Madewell store who made the event so fun and were so sweet.  And thanks for letting me go crazy dressing the mannequins and especially letting me add my jewelry to the outfits :)  And of course to my friend Ro who helped connect all of us together.

And thank you to my fabulous photographer Jen Au for doing such a great job capturing the event!  I love the photos and if you are needing a lifestyle/fashion photographer, please check her out

Here are some photos of the event.  Unfortunately there was so much going on that I didn't get a chance to take a picture with everyone which I realized afterwards :( but I'm glad that I got a chance to chat with everyone.  Click here to see the full set of photos!

The mannequins that I had lots of fun styling, I wanted to buy all of the outfits!

Blazer (not available online) | Dress | Scarf | Necklace
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Cake pops from PinkaBella and homemade herbal lemonade (made by the store manger Kate!) that were both delicious!
Madewell & I am Style-ish EventI'm wearing Madewell Cardigan and Jeans,  J Crew tee and our Pink Triangle Necklace.
Fabulous reader, C who stopped by the event after work.  Thanks so much for coming!  It was so nice meeting you! Madewell & I am Style-ish EventMy girl Rachel of VueSociety (check our her fab online clothing store!) whom I met through blogging and am now working on some fun stuff together with our lines! Madewell & I am Style-ish EventMadewell & I am Style-ish Event
I have no clue what I was doing here.  LOLMadewell & I am Style-ish Event 
My girlfriends from college!  One of whom you may recognize :)  Kimmie's due date is only a week apart from my sister's!  I'm so excited to meet her baby girl!
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Two very talented ladies!  Helen of Cake Envy and Michelle of Michelle Moore photographyMadewell & I am Style-ish Event 
And of course my mom (and dad) who stopped by.  My parents are the best! Madewell & I am Style-ish Event
I feel so lucky to have such great family and friends and to have this little blog where I get to have fun opportunities like this and get to meet such amazing women.  Almost all the women in my life now are women that I've me through blogging or through my business and I love it!

Because this event was so fun, I'm thinking of doing another meetup party.  Will let you know the details once I have them but would love to hang out with you soon! :)

Photo credit: Jen Au (website) (Facebook)

Mar 27, 2012

Lookbook: Shiny Things

You guys may have noticed this outfit in my Color Craze post and here's the full outfit!  I was asked by Kohl's (after my Bold lookbook) to create a look based on the "Shine" trend and I found this amazing top by Jennifer Lopez Collection that was the perfect amount of shine for a leisurely Sunday brunch.
To get the rest of the details of my outfit check it out here on the Kohl's site and see other bloggers take on the Shine trend.

pssst, while you're there, also check out the video (I make a bit of a cameo in the background!) :)

Mar 26, 2012

Lookbook: Dreams

What I'm Wearing
*Blazer: Eryn Brinie - similar at Banana Republic, under $100 at Nordstrom and comes in other fun colors.
*Blouse: Aritzia - super cute green/blue striped top (and on sale!) or this fab J Crew striped blouse that was supposed to be coming to me but the order mistakenly got canceled :(
*Jeans: Blank NYC from Madewell (now on sale!) - also in this gorgeous blue.  Size wise, I stayed true to size.  They do stretch out after a few wears but not in a bad way.
*Shoes: Gucci Hollywood (in black) or beige logo.
*Bag: Chloe Marcie (in blue) - I also love the new crossbody Marcie!  If you follow me on pinterest you probably already saw this pin but I also adore the mini Marcie in periwinkle!
*Jewelry: t+j Designs Gold Hammered Link Necklace and Love and Heart Rose Gold Bracelet.  This week only, get a free gift with your order over $50!

Giveaway alert! "like' our Facebook page to be entered to win a $75 credit!  Refer your friends, have them leave a comment on our page with your name in the comment for extra entries!

Happy Monday! I had a fun and busy weekend including some good eats and spending time with my in laws!  I've got a lot to do this week so am excited to dive back in and get things done.
by LuciusArt on Etsy.  Get it here.
At this stage of my life I'm all about following my dreams so I love this!  Just a little motivation for your Monday. :)  Have a great week!

I'm in love with floral prints!  Come see my top floral jean picks and how I wear them in some of my past outfits over on the Smarter blog!

Mar 21, 2012

Basics: LAmade

You know what? I just realized that I'm not too much of a "basics" girl and even though I *think* I have enough basics, when I get dressed and reach for them, I just don't love the pieces that I do have.  It also happens to get to the point where I just want to wear a tee and cardigan and the cardigan looks nice but the tee I'm wearing underneath is just old and not cute so it just looks weird.  Does that happen to anyone else?  Anyway, thanks to twitter, I was reintroduced to LAmade, a great basics line.  I do have quite a few LAmade pieces that I got a few years ago but I haven't looked at the line for awhile.  I am actually loving quite a few things that I think I need to restock my basics wardrobe.  The pieces that I do have, the quality is great and the price isn't super cheap but what I've found that investing in a few basics is so much better than buying those oh so tempting $5 shirts at Forever 21 that only last a few washes.

I love these pieces that look great either alone or worn with a blazer or cardigan.  And, I love how they paired these with colored denim which is so what I'm going to be doing when the sun finally comes out here!

They also have some great "not so basic" basics.  Don't those sweater cardigans look so cozy?  And I love the tanks, I would totally wear them underneath a blazer or one of these cardigans.

Oh and the dresses!  I love these, they are perfect for the spring/summer when I'll want to just be lazy and put something cute on and go.  I'm loving the stripes!

And I should totally keep this to myself since I totally want to win (hehe) but they are having a fun  facebook contest.  All you need to do is to like them and enter to win!  Good luck, I hope you (or I!) win! :) 

Mar 20, 2012

Color Craze!

I am going through a serious color craze right now and you can especially tell with our latest collection for my jewelry line.  I think this sad gray (and snowy!) weather is really getting to me so I've been trying to wear lots of brights to make me happy.
And here I am wearing a few of our newest pieces (don't you love the tangerine background!) :)

I've been searching for lots of brights as I discovered that I have a good amount of colored jeans and pants, but not too many tops or dresses.  Here's a few that I'm loving and I decided to finally track my shopping lusts onto a pinterest board so follow me here if you want to see what's most likely in my shopping cart :)
1} Color Block Blouse 

Mar 19, 2012

Lookbook: Be Bold!

I love trying out new (to me) brands and stores so when Kohl’s reached out to me to try out their clothing lines I was definitely interested. I’ve seen lots of ads as well as really cute pieces from Kohl’s on other bloggers but I have yet to try it. Well, I finally got a chance to check it out and you could say I was pleasantly surprised from the whole experience.  When I walked in, I noticed that the store was divided by their clothing lines and it was easy to see which ones I was most attracted to - LC Lauren Conrad, Jennifer Lopez Collection and Rock and Republic. All of the lines had great versatile pieces but each had it’s own unique style. I found so many things that I loved and that really worked with my style. Oh and you know what I liked about shopping there? The prices of everything was super easy to find! They have these handy digital signs that sit on the racks and tell you the price and the sale price, which I thought was really neat and I hadn’t seen before. I was also happy to find that everything that I loved and bought was on sale! Who doesn’t love a sale?
What I’m Wearing 
*LC Lauren Conrad Pointelle Cardigan 
*LC Lauren Conrad Polka-Dot Pintuck Top
*Rock and Republic skinny jeans 
*t+j Designs Rose Gold Love Necklace

They asked me to put together an outfit based on the bold color trend, which was easy because I love color. I was immediately drawn to this pretty coral blouse and of course, the polka dots is something I’m absolutely loving now so I knew this one was definitely coming home with me. The sweater is just love. The color, the quality (it’s super soft and really well made) and the length – I love longer cardigans, I just know I will be wearing this a lot! What surprised me the most though, was the jeans. I have worn Rock and Republic jeans before and I used to spend a ton more on them. I kinda expected a lesser quality with this collaboration only because I’ve tried on other brands that have lines with “bigger” brands and been disappointed with the quality. These Rock and Republic jeans are pretty much the same quality as I remember and they fit SO well. I love them and have worn them so many times since I got them. It’s always nice when you try out a new store/brand and get a great experience out of it so I was really happy with what I found with Kohl’s and find myself perusing the website a lot now!

Disclosure: Bloggers received a gift card on behalf of Kohl’s via Glam Media to complete the trend look. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kohl’s. All trademarks and service marks are owned or licensed by Kohl’s Illinois, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.

Mar 15, 2012

Madewell Shopping Party!

I know, I know, I've been talking about it tons but just a little reminder that my Madewell shopping party is tonight! (Madewell Bellevue Square, 7-9:30)  I'm so excited to get to style some outfits and hang out with everyone that is coming!  I thought for my readers that aren't able to attend, I'd put together a few fun outfits before the event as they have a ton of great spring new arrivals that I'm loving and I can't wait to try them on tonight!  Since I'll be styling with my jewelry line tonight, I added in some pieces here too!  (And remember if you come tonight, Madewell is offering 20% off $150+, 25% off $250 or 30% off $350! And an extra special discount for t+j Designs too!)

Oh and a tip if you are ordering online, ebates is offering 4% cashback

Happy Shopping and can't wait to see some of you tonight!

P.S.  I've never been much of an animal print girl but I'm loving animal print pumps lately!  Check out two ways that I'll be wearing mine over on the Smarter blog!

Mar 12, 2012

Lookbook: Blue Stars

What I'm Wearing
Top: Forever 21 (no longer available) - love this star print top, pricey but super cute star print Equipment blouse.
Jeans: Rag & Bone cobalt jeans (this season's version) - also these Rag & Bone jeans are such a pretty color and on sale.
Booties: Prada - nothing super similar but these booties are a great alternative and under $100.
Bag: Vintage Chanel
Jewelry: t+j Designs new collection! Black Colorblock Cuff, Black Faux Leather Square Bangle and White Faux Leather Square Bangle.  (not yet released bow necklace)

I took these photos this weekend when we went out for a casual little breakfast/snack at Grand Central Bakery.  Those delicious looking things are their seasonal danishes which essentially is a super flaky croissant like pastry covered in a maple glaze.  It's so yummy and I've never had anything like it before!  (and no I didn't eat both, hubs and I shared one and then we took one home) :)

You may have noticed the blog has been a little quiet lately and it's mainly due to our BRAND NEW website and the release of our Spring Collection!  I'm SO happy and excited to finally share them with you all and I'm actually just relieved that I may be able to get more than 3 hours of sleep now.  LOL!  But really, I'm very proud of our new website and my sister and I are even more excited for our fun spring pieces!  I've been wearing them tons lately and I think (hope) that you guys will love them as much as we do.  I've got a jam packed week ahead with several very fun events that I'm looking forward to, one being the Madewell shopping party that I mentioned in my last post.  I will be bringing some of our new pieces to style with their clothing so you can try some on and see it in person! :)  I really hope you guys can make it.  Thanks to those of you who've sent me messages letting me know that you are coming, I appreciate it and can't wait to see you and hang out!  pssst... I'll also be giving out a little present + exclusive discount code for my readers that come!  haha, a little incentive never hurt right?

Oh and our new site has the capability to create accounts so that you can login and won't have to always put in your information every time you order and you can create a wishlist etc...  If you create an account with us this week, we'll give you a $10 credit to use on your next order! 

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