Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Hits under $100

Be a hit this season and try one of these festive looks for the holidays! Everything is under $100, so no excuses to not look amazing. Capiche?

Style (and sparkle) on.


Crinkled Full Skirt, H&M:

Sequin Jacket by Arc & Co.,

Velvet Broach Necklace, Banana Republic:

Suede Leather High Bootie, Zara:

Wynter Gold Top by Sam and Lavi,

Trouve Leather Leggings, Nordstrom:

Croc Frame Box Bag, Topshop:

The Multiple in "Copacabana," NARS:

Silver tone Chandelier Earrings by ABS, Macy's:

Striped Metallic Shift by Pim + Larkin,

"It's Raining Men" Nail Lacquer by Deborah Lippmann:

Sunday, October 6, 2013


I'm crazy about the updated punk trend this fall. It's the perfect mix of sophistication and tough girl (sans the nose rings and studs up the wahzoo). Think chains + plaid blazer + leather pants + pointy pumps. Head to toe or just one item work equally well. Whatever you choose, leave grunge back in the '90s.

You've not been punk'd. Promise. Style on.


Midi Kilt Plaid Skirt,

Rhinestone Triangle Collar, Topshop:

Jacquard Jacket, Zara:

Florelli Pumps, Enzo Angiolini, Macy's:

Torsade Chain Bracelet by Tinley Road,

Leather-like Skinny Jeans, 7 for All Mankind:

Lock Clutch by Loeffler Randall,

Off-Duty Plaid Shirt, Forever 21:

Faux Leather Inset Ponte Knit Top by Halogen, Nordstrom:

Aspen Bootie by BCBGeneration,

Chain Link Cuff by Natasha Couture, Nordstrom:

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fall's TOP 10

Drumroll, please.....The top 10 for Fall:

1.) Florals and Embroidery: the fussier, the better.

Velvet Jacket, H&M:

Woven Wrap Back Blouse, Wayf at Nordstrom:

2.) Top Handle Bags: Structured, ladylike and oh so amazing. Get one.

Adelle Satchel by Por La Victoire, Bloomingdales:

City Bag with Pocket, Zara:

3.) Overalls: Absolutely. Pair with booties and a classic blazer. No farmers here.

Denim overalls by BlankNCY, Nordstrom:

4.) Jogger-style Trousers: No need for a run. Just steer clear of the dropped crotch.  The coolest.

Exclusive Jogger Tousers,

5.) Leather: Opt for a pleated, mid-length or a biker jacket.  Don't ask me to choose - I want both.

Coated Pleated Skirt, Zara:

Motorcycle Jacket with Zips, Zara:

6.) Prints - Lace and Animal: Lace can be colored, but must be luxe and lined.  Keep ani-MAL to one item. Seriously.

MOTO Leopard Midi Skirt, Topshop:

Drop Waist Dress, Betsey Johnson:

7.) Shades - Metallic and Cobalt Blue: In everything. Be bold.

Natalie Metallic Pullover by Numph,

Long Sleeve Scuba dress by Rhyme Los Angeles,

8.) Plaid: Looks updated when paired with hard items. Make it happen.

Capulet Peak Lapel Blazer,

Plaid Leggings, Forever 21:

9.) Gold Chains and Statement Jewelry: Perfectly chic. Need I say more?

Pim+Larkin Deep Blue Statement Necklace,

Double Wrap Watch, Vince

10.) Pointy Pumps w/ Ankle Straps & Booties w/ Stacked Heels: Insanely cool. Don't hold back.

Laney Pump by Joe's, Nordstrom:

Bright Fire Bootie by Joie,

No-no's of the season: Pajama pants, crop tops and Birkenstocks. Please, don't even go there. 

It's nice to have you back, September.  Style on.

STYLINGSTAGE suggests: all of the above.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School COOL

Back to school shopping is always a hoot. But to my dismay, two of my fave shops for kiddos, Target and The Children's Place, offered items that consisted mostly of: sequins, glitter and crop tops.  Are you kidding? Crop tops by nature are meant to bare the midriff and not intended for layering. No, I'm not a prude--nor do I wear capri's, fanny-packs or ugly sandals. I just expect good style to be partnered with modesty.

But stay hopeful, stylish mothers!  These hipster places offer cool, tasteful clothes and accessories for kids.  The prices might eek a bit higher, but no glitter, no "Diva" t-shirts and thank the Lord, no belly buttons on display.

That's how back-to-school is done.


Heart Sweater for Girls and White Toothpick Jean, J.Crew:

Great Wall Stripped Dress, + Skinny Stretch Leggings indigo, Tea Collection:

Converse All Star Chuck Taylor High-tops, DSW:

Stars Skirt and Embroidered Top, Zara Kids:

Kids Opaque Two Tone Tights, American Apparel:

Ponte Knit Coat and Striped Sweater Dress, Gap Kids:

Ballet Flats in Parisian Pink, Mini Boden:

Creativity T-shirt and Dylan Jeans, Peek at Nordstrom: