Club Monaco’s New York Fashion Week Collection Event

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New York Fashion Week may be over but with Club Monaco’s New York Fashion Week Collection, you make every day NYFW. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I attended their shopping event with Leslie Musser of One Brass Fox at the Prudential Center.

1. The one thing I had to try on was the Colema Cold Shoulder Sweater. It comes in black and pink, I ended up falling hard for the black one. It’s the right amount of edgy and trendy, without being too over the top.

2. If I were going to go over the top, I spotted the perfect pair of Loeffler Randall heels that would do the trick! Coming in at just under $400, I had to pass on them, but there are definitely on my want list.

3. Deciding to try on a few sale sweaters was a good life choice. The Flutterby Ruffle Sweater was a pretty sweet alternative to the cold shoulder sweater for about $70 cheaper.

4. There was also the Ellodie Sweater, which was another cheaper, but still very on trend option.

5. The sweater I told myself that I was going to buy regardless, was the Mackenzie Stripe Sweater. It’s on sale for $69 and I have this thing with stripes. It would have been perfect, but I couldn’t find it and wanted to try it on first.

Even though I ended up leaving without making a purchase, the event was worth attending and I will be back to shop later on!

Styled by 5 featuring Daniel Wellington

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Each month myself and four other boss blogger babes have been styling the same piece of clothing and since we all look and think differently from each other (hair, religion, location, skin, size, height, style…all of the above), you’ll get five totally different looks. That means you’ll get to see what I style, on other body types so you can find something that is best for you!

The Styled by 5 crew is teaming up with Daniel Wellington to show you how we style our watches. Use the code TWENTYSOMETHINGPLUS to save 15% on your order from www.danielwellington.com and get a Daniel Wellington watch of your very own!

I loved watches when I was younger. Maybe it was a kid thing, maybe it was just me. Either way, I can remember getting my first ever watch, it was a Mickey Mouse one, where his arms were the hands of the clock and had a bright red band. I wouldn’t be surprised if my mom still has it tucked away in a drawer somewhere. Years later, the manfriend and I argued over getting his cousin a watch for Christmas. I won. Both the disagreement and Christmas that year.

Now that I’m older, I’ve found that I haven’t worn watch nearly as often as I used to. That is, at least not until getting this classic one from Daniel Wellington. When I say it goes with everything, I mean that it goes with literally EVERYTHING. You can wearing it with jeans, a dress, for date night, you name it!

For four more ideas on what to wear with your watch, check out Deidre, Kaylynn, Jacque, and Lauryn‘s blogs as well!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

My Valentine’s Day Wish List

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As thoughtful as the manfriend is, he isn’t always the best at picking out gifts for me. He nails it with roses, champagne, and dinner. And you can’t really go wrong with jewelry.

But, this year I’ve come up with a Valentine’s Day wish list of things that I would not hate him one little bit for getting me.

  1. Allbird Women’s Wool Runners | From what I’ve heard they are the softest, most comfortable sneakers ever. I don’t own a ton of sneakers, but these I want.
  2. ILY Couture Jamie Sunglasses | I never did get the Prada sunglasses I’d been pining over. Well these are basically the same thing and don’t cost a ton. So much so, that I may have ordered myself a pair and picked up an extra to giveaway a little later this month!
  3. Sugarfina Sugar Lips | I don’t really like chocolate, but gummy candies are totally my jam.
  4. Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax Camera | Confession: I have two Instax cameras already. One I got because I couldn’t find the first one. But, this one make my heart sing and I would gladly upgrade.
  5. Gold-Tone Chain-Link Camera Strap | What is a camera without a strap? Even if I didn’t get the Michael Kors x Fujifilm camera, if I could use the strap on one of my other Instax cameras, I’d be one happy girl.
  6. Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol Watch | I already have this watch, but I wear it all the time and wouldn’t object to getting a second or a different color band.
  7. Mark and Graham Daily Leather Tote | A nice everyday tote that zips is something I’ve been wanting. If it comes monogrammed, even better.
  8. ILY Couture Kiss Kiss Embroidered Tee| Festive graphic tees are a thing that get me almost every single time.
  9. Mark and Graham Concourse Checked Spinner | After my recent trip to Palm Springs for Alt Summit, I became painfully aware that I need to invest in new, quality luggage. Did I mention that it’s even better if it comes monogrammed?
  10. Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring | For those of you that don’t know the manfriend and I have been together for almost 9 years. Of those nine, we’ve been engaged for 8. I don’t wear a ring, and we don’t have any plans to get hitched any time soon. I don’t need or want a new ring, but if he gave me a simple understated one, I’d wear it.
  11. Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick | I don’t blog about makeup as much, but I still wear makeup, give me a lipstick, lipgloss, mascara, a gift card to Ulta or Sephora…
  12. Comme des Garçons® Low-Top Sneakers | Much like a festive t-shirt, fun shoes speak to my heart, and these are a blogger’s dream!
  13. Sugarfina Champagne Bears | If gummy candies are my jam, Sugarfina’s Champagne Bears are my everything. Maybe something to add to that giveaway I mentioned?
  14. Drinique Champagne Flute | Speaking of champagne, it’d be nice to have something nice to drink it out of.

What are you hoping to get for Valentine’s Day? Keep in mind there is nothing wrong with showing yourself a little love!

 

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What to Wear for Super Bowl Sunday

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Flannel Shirt: Levi’s | Denim Jacket: Levi’s | Tank Top: Madewell
Jeans: H&M (similar similar) | Shoes: Madewell | Necklace: Kate Spade

Regardless of whether you are a football fanatic or more like yay sports, you’re probably going to a Super Bowl Party tomorrow. You could always wear a jersey of the team you’re rooting for, but that’s definitely not you’re only option.

If you are rooting for a specific team, rep them by wearing their colors. As a New England Patriots fan, I will be rocking red, white, and blue. Even though I bought my jacket and flannel from the NFL Shop, you don’t have to. Huge football fan? By all means!

This particular outfit is not really New England weather appropriate, so I’ll be wearing it with closed toes shoes, a different pair of jeans, and with the buttons buttoned. But, if you’re looking for Super Bowl Party outfit inspiration, this look is easy enough to duplicate and tweak.

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

The New Madewell Jeans You Need to Have

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It may not be spring quite yet, but Madewell just released new styles for the season. I would have tried a little harder to restrain myself, but with my trip to Palm Springs for Alt Summit next week, I felt there were a few things that would make my packing 1000 times easier.

Specifically? Jeans.

So many good options, but there were three pairs that, for me, are major must-haves!

10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Hank Wash | If you haven’t switched over to higher waisted jeans, then what are you waiting for? I wanted a pair of lighter washed jeans and these are perfection. Zero fear of showing anything no one wants to see when bending over in these bad boys. Plus they make it look like you have legs for days!

9″ High-Rise Skinny Crop Jeans in Bruce Wash | Cuffing my skinny jeans has become almost second nature. I’m 5’4″ and if, like me, you aren’t tall enough to be a supermodel, then these cropped jeans are the answer to your prayers. I’m really hoping for more jeans this length.

Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Pure White: Distressed Edition | I can’t tell you how many girls have walked into Madewell and asked about white distressed jeans. Well, they’re back! These are likely to be my most worn jeans throughout the spring and well into the summer.

Can’t wait to show you ways to wear each of these! What style jeans are you looking for this spring?

 

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My Best Purchase of 2016

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I love to shop, so it should come as literally zero surprise that I shop quite a bit. (Looking forward to some serious shopping at Alt Summit this year!)

Most of the things that I buy, are either practical or make a statement. You can’t go wrong with basics. They really can go with everything. But, it’s the statement pieces that take an everyday outfit and make it extraordinary.

For me, those statement pieces tend to come in the form of jewelry. Or shoes.

Shiny ponies are a particular weakness of mine. Last year I picked up a few new pairs. And this particular pair was my best purchase of 2016.

I know I shouldn’t play favorites, and I do love all of my shoes.

But this pair is special.

At first, I wasn’t fully sure that I wanted them. They were on sale, but that wasn’t enough for me. What won me over was the challenge to style them a multitude of ways.

So far, I wore them once. I dressed them down, but since they are pretty fancy shoes, I had to balance them out with a statement necklace.

Want more inspiration for what to buy? Here’s a list of everyone else that has joined in for this blog link-up:

Running in Heels

Glam Karen

Oh My Nosh

Tracing the Edge

Frankly Entertaining

Freckled Italian

Spitfiregirl Design

A Touch of Teal

Cake & Lilies

Alyssa J Freitas

White Cabana

Luv in the Bubble

Finite1

Our Illustrated Life

Laugh.Liv.Love

 

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

 

Cold Weather Wear and Skincare

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Madewell Southfield Mockneck Sweater Outfit

Cold Weather Look

Clarins Serum and Moisturizer

Capwell + Co. Setting Sun Ear Jackets

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel

Sweater: Madewell | Jeans: Madewell | Boots: Sperry
Earrings: Capwell + Co. (available next month!)

In case you don’t live in New England, just let me tell you it gets cold! Like, frigid. The temperature can go from 60 degrees one day, to 20 (or less) the next.

These sudden drops are the worst!

To combat the cold weather, I’m a big fan of bundling up. Layers on layers on layers on layers. Think thick cozy sweaters, long sleeved bodysuits, and boot socks. Mostly because I’m a big baby when it comes to being cold.

And so is my skin. Trying Clarins Hydra-Essentiel serum and moisturizer has helped keep my skin moisturized in spite of how quickly the temperature and weather changes. So much so, that it stays hydrated all day.

So many people are surprised when they find out my age, and comment on my skin and how young it is. That is not case in the winter time. Well, at least, not before discovering Clarins Hydra-Essentiel products. So now, my skin can be quenched and radiant year-round!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

Styled by 5 featuring SweetLegs

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Each month myself and four other boss blogger babes have been styling the same piece of clothing and since we all look and think differently from each other (hair, religion, location, skin, size, height, style…all of the above), you’ll get five totally different looks. That means you’ll get to see what I style, on other body types so you can find something that is best for you!

Styled by 5 featuring SweetLegs SweetLegs Outfit But first, coffee. Black Leggings Outfit SweetLegs Leggings Leggings Look

The amount of leggings I own is absurd. And that’s even after finally throwing out the ones with holes in them. I don’t wear leggings out very much, but there are some days when you just don’t want to put on jeans. Leggings are comfortable and easy. Plus the black ones go with everything.

The Styled by 5 crew is teaming up with SweetLegs to show you five ways to wear black leggings!

Leggings for me are what I wear when I have a lot to get done. In the house, or running around. It made sense for me to pair them with sneakers, a simple graphic t-shirt, and a comfy cardigan. And having tons to do means that I need my trusty Transport Tote.

For four more black legging outfit ideas, make sure to check out Deidre, Kaylynn, Jacque, and Lauryn‘s blogs too!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

Suede Moto Jacket

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Moto Jacket: Madewell | Jeans: Lucky Brand (similar) | Boots: Free People | Graphic Tee: J.Crew

I have a number of moto jackets. Black leather, pink and faux, brown with no collar. But a suede motorcycle jacket wasn’t one of them, at least not until this one went on sale.

After seeing it at Madewell, I knew I wanted it, but couldn’t justify the price. Not to say that it wasn’t worth it, I just didn’t want to spend that much on a jacket. Especially knowing that I had others.

The second this jacket hit the sale rack, I was on it! If you’re looking for a suede jacket, I cannot stress how much I love mine! And right now if you use the code BIGSALE, you can save an additional 40% off all sale styles.

Even if you’re not interested in a suede moto jacket, you can still file this outfit under ways to wear a graphic tee.

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

Madewell Maxi Dress

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Capewell + Co. Serendipity Necklace in Onyx Madewell Wrap Maxi Dress Birthday Date Night Outfit Wrap Dress Date Look

Dress: Madewell | Heels: Christian Louboutin | Necklace: Capewell + Co.

This is actually the outfit I wore to see the Nutcracker in NYC. Minus the necklace, which I won.

The story behind this maxi dress is that I really wanted it (as did almost every other Madewell employee, shopper, etc.). But, I had literally just bought another dress (also from Madewell) to wear to the ballet.

Look at it, though! Passing up on it was not an option.

So, I got it and wore it instead. I received a handful of compliments, but was too sick to enjoy and bask in it.

I don’t share all of my outfits on here (believe me, if I could, I would). This one was just too fancy not to.

It’s also too pretty to not wear again for something else. Switch out the shoes, and it’s basically a whole new look!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography