Thursday, August 21, 2014

Outfit: Skee-Ball & Flash Tattoos

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This white cotton blouse is my all time favorite. I seriously want to buy like three more so I always have it. I feel the same way about these shorts. I actually have them in black too because I love the fit and style so much.

For a night of bowling, arcade games, and celebrating my sister's birthday, this casual look was just the thing. To finish my look off I added cute flats and simple silver jewelry. 
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Top: via TSF Box Service // Shorts: American Eagle // Shoes: Sole Society // Flash Tattoos: Boutique to You // Bracelet: Jewelmint // Watch: Movado // Stackable Rings: Shop Jules 

Do you ever buy multiple of the same item when it's something you really love? Have you ever tried flash tattoos as rings?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outfit: Floral Print & Pockets...These are a Few of my Favorite Things

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Meet my latest obsession, a dress I found in the juniors section at Kohls! It not only has a great floral print that will take me from summer to fall, pockets which I love in any item of clothing, but it also laces up in the back so you can make it more form fitting if you'd like. I love that in a dress!

I styled it for a family party with silver jewelry, a silver flash tattoo, and super cute flat sandals. I can't wait to wear it again and next time with boots for fall!
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Dress: Kohls // Shoes: Sole Society // Sunnies: Prada // Bracelet: Jewelmint // Watch: Movado // Stackable Ring: Shop Jules

I realize that I am 35 years old and maybe the juniors section isn't the best place for me to shop. As I see it, it's kind of like stopping in at Forever 21. There are always a few items that can be a great addition to anyone in any age groups wardrobe.

What do you think of this dress? How would you style it?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Outfit: Breakfast Chat

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Last weekend I headed downtown to Silversmith Hotel in Chicago. I was graciously invited by Janet Mandell of Fashionaholic and Mia Bossi, to a breakfast chat with special guest Jacey Duprie of  Damsel in Dior

I decided to go with a striped pencil skirt, black blouse, and amazing jeweled heels. I played off the silver in the shoes by adding all silver and black jewelry. 
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Top: Macy's // Skirt: Piperlime (Swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Shoes: c/o Rak Room Shoes // Bag: Michael Kors // Sunnies: Prada // Necklace: EG Jewelry // Watch: Movado // Bracelet: Sole Society // Stackable Ring: Shop Jules // Diamond Ring: Jared 

The set up for this breakfast was so beautiful! We started off with some mimosas and had a chance to say hello to all our blogger friends who were in attendance. There were also mini set ups by T&J Designs, Mia Bossi, Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique, and a little area with flash tattoos too.
I mean, the only thing better then breakfast with a great group of women is adding mini shopping areas to the mix! 
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The breakfast was super yummy, seriously the food at the restaurant in the Silversmith hotel was outstanding!
 During the first course Janet asked Jacey questions and she gave us advice on social media and blogging. We were also able to ask her any questions we had as well. It was so helpful and fun to be part of this breakfast chat. 
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(above four photos from the Mia Bossi's Facebook page

What do you think of my "breakfast in the city" look? Are you a fan of the Damsel in Dior blog? Jacey was seriously so nice and down to earth in person. I love when you meet bloggers you look up to and their personalities make you like them more! 

*For even more photos from the event you can search the hashtag #BChat on Instagram and Twitter

Monday, August 18, 2014

Toddler Fashion: Star Gazer Outfit

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August brings some amazing outfits to choose from on FabKids! My daughter pretty much screamed out when she saw this star gazer dress so it was a no brainier. 

She rocked it out with her purple sandals, high pony, and with a matching bow. I promise you, she styled this look all by herself. She actually would not take her shoes off all day because "it was good fashion". 
I have created a fashion monster! 
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Dress and Leggings: c/o FabKids // Shoes: Target // Sunnies: Walt Disney World 

What do you think of the star gazer outfit? My little lady proclaimed she is wearing this dress the first day of school.

*The winner of the Step and Go is Ginger! Congrats and thanks to all who entered!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Models Wanted 2015: Rack Room Shoes



Does your family shop at Rack Room Shoes? I was recently made aware of this great shoe store and was blown away at the selection.  
 Rack Room Shoes carries styles for men, women, and kids. They also have you covered on everything from everyday wear, to seasonal, and even special occasion footwear! It really is your one stop shop when it comes to shoes! You can find a full list of the brands they sell here

You will be seeing more of mine (and my kids) favorite Rack Room Shoes in the next few weeks styled in outfit posts. Get excited, they are amazing! But in the meantime I wanted to let you all know about a great contest the company is running. It's a really fun opportunity so I thought I'd share the information with you all. But first, lets check out some shoes.

Here are a few of my favorite styles that are right-on with a few of our current trends:

Canvas & Patterned Canvas (Women & Girls)
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Character Shoes (Kids) 
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Converse
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Boat Shoes (Men & Boys)
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About Models Wanted
As part of its popular Models Wanted contest, Rack Room Shoes has spotlighted real customers – instead of professional models – in all of its seasonal advertisements over the past decade.

Every year, the family footwear retailer hosts the much-anticipated Models Wanted contest, inviting families to enter for a chance to participate in a glamorous photo shoot and be featured on the retailer’s website, advertising inserts and display signage in more than 385 stores nationwide. All Models Wanted winners receive five-star treatment, including professional hair and makeup and chauffer services at the photo shoot.
Celebrating a decade of featuring real customers
To commemorate the program’s 10th anniversary, Rack Room Shoes brought back participating individuals and families from the last 10 years to return to the set as Rack Room Shoes models.

Rack Room Shoes reached out to former Models Wanted families and individuals last year through emails and social media posts and invited them to enter its “Models Wanted 2014: Anniversary Edition Contest” for the chance to be selected as models again. Fans on Rack Room Shoes’ Facebook page then voted for the families they’d like to see featured for a second time.

Each winning family was also given $5,000 from Rack Room Shoes to donate to the charity of their choice.

For the busy Back to School season, Rack Room Shoes reunited with several families – as voted on by their customers – to bring families what’s new, now and next from their favorite brands.
 Camy rocked these cowboy boots at the Back to School photo shoot. Two-toned materials and stand out stitching are trending for the Back to School and fall seasons.


Former modelJayah showed off a pair of cool blue Nikes. He was confident in front of the camera his second time in the spotlight.


A perfect duo, brothers Johnnie and Jaylon model boat shoes from Sperry – a popular back to school trend – on the Rack Room Shoes set.

 Katie returned to the Rack Room Shoes set nearly a decade after her first Models Wanted experience. These polka dot Keds were among her favorite shoes she modeled, expertly displaying the patterned canvas trend which is hot for the season. 
 
Here’s a peek at Katie modeling for Rack Room Shoes in the 2005 Back to School campaign! She enjoyed catching up with the Rack Room team after nearly 10 years.


Enter your family
Rack Room Shoes is currently in search of families to be the next Models Wanted participants.


Winners’ photos will be showcased throughout the retailer’s 2015 seasonal advertising campaigns, displayed on the website and social media channels, in newspaper ads and in-store signage!


For 2015, Rack Room Shoes is inviting Rewards Members to enter at http://www.rackroomshoes.com/modelswanted.  Here’s how to become a Rack Room Rewards® member.

The Model Swag Bag:

·       Professional photo & video shoot with experienced photographers
·       Spa-like hair, make-up & wardrobe treatments
·       Rack Room Shoes gift cards
·       Commemorative book & DVD of your family’s experience
·       Shoes from the shoot

Now accepting entries through September 8, 2014. Enter the Rack Room Shoes Models Wanted contest today!