Saturday, October 18, 2014

KATE SPADE SALE

Kate Spade is currently having a Friends & Family Sale with 30% off their entire site using code: F14FFUS until this Sunday (10/19). I have always loved Kate Spade, but especially am drawn to their home decor and girlie accessories. Kate Spade has always been great one stop shop for hostess gifts, gifts around the holiday/for others or the all to often gift for yourself! Happy Saturday everyone, you can find my roundup of favorites below.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

SEQUINED MAXI DRESS

This past weekend I was in my hometown of Philadelphia for our friend's black tie (optional) wedding. One of the most common questions I get from you all is what to wear for a [________] (fill in with type of wedding details) wedding? I often struggle answering this question because there honestly is no right answer. These days you will see such a variety of looks at weddings, both traditional and much less so (for example, I was at a black tie wedding several months ago and my favorite look was a chic midi skirt paired with a crop top). For anyone else who may have been under the same misconception as me, black tie also does not require a long dress; cocktail dresses work as well.

When I spotted this French Connection sequined maxi dress I knew it was the answer for this particular wedding. The sheer overlay with intricate beading and cap sleeves was far from anything I have worn before. It allowed me to feel elegant and glamorous, but not too over the top. I kept all accessories to a minimum and wore my hair up as I often do at weddings - to allow for ample dancing of course (Taylor Swift, "Shake it Off" is still stuck in my head...)

If any of you have a dressier event or wedding coming up and you need to start looking for dresses, French Connection has a plethora of options. A few others that I tried on were this sparkle dress, this blue sequin dress and this winter wave dress (...so I may have a thing sequins...).  French Connection is also having a great mid-season sale with up to 40% off, I listed a few of my favorites below. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

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FRENCH CONNECTION SALE PICKS:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PEPLUM SWEATER

As the leaves are changing (and falling too quickly), I can't help but pull out this mustard yellow, peplum sweater and wrap my favorite plaid blanket scarf around my neck.When I am at my parent's home in PA, I do a lot of running around, and tend to leave my heels at home and keep things nice and casual. One of my favorite fall activities is to go pumpkin or apple picking. I don't know what it is about sipping hot apple cider and walking around picking out the perfect pumpkin and best apples that brings so much joy to my life. Although I did not make it to the pumpkin patch this past weekend, I think this is the exact outfit I will wear when I do. Do you all have any special fall traditions that you look forward to each year? I'm always looking for new ideas!

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Boohoo Peplum Sweater c/o (don't forget to enter the IG giveaway, details here) // Joe Fresh Jeans, old c/o (similar) // Zara Plaid Blanket Scarf (identical ones here + here) // Jack Purcell Sneakers, old (new version here) // GiGi New York Crossbody c/o // Ray-Ban Aviators

BLUSH TRENCH COAT

My favorite coat for fall is a classic trench coat. It's the perfect weight for this time of year, especially in New York City, where even with the temperatures gradually dropping it still gets pretty warm when strolling the city. After scouring the internet for what trenches were still in stock, I landed on this affordable belted blush trench from boohoo. While I styled it with a plaid top and charcoal motto pants here, I plan to wear it with skirts and dresses in the coming months. Make sure to check out my instagram in the next days -  I will be teaming up with boohoo to give you all a chance to win $100 gift card by instagramming a picture of your outfit and tagging @styledsnapshots @boohooOfficial and hashtag #WhereWeStand ;) Currently, we stand in the middle of a work week and I personally can't wait to make it to the weekend! I have a feeling most of you probably feel the same way :)

Also, don't forget there is still time to shop the Shopbop sale! 25% off entire site with code: FAMILY25 --> you can check out my favorites here

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Trench: c/o Boohoo // Top: Express // Pants: c/o Articles of Society // Necklace: c/o Loft (online + in-store mid November) // Lipstick: bareMinerals // Shoes: Target, old (splurge + save) // Bag: French Connection // Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SHOPBOP (+ EAST DANE) SALE

Today I wish I could stay cuddled up on my couch, cup of coffee in hand (credit card in the other), watching movies and hop back and forth between the annual Shopbop and East Dane sales. This is literally the only time of the year you can finally score the Karen Walker sunnies (that you all know I am obsessed with) for 25% off! For the next three days both sites are offering 25% off using the code: FAMILY25. Every fall item you have been eyeing up, yet can't quite commit to purchasing, has just become that much more justifiable (such as this pair of distressed black denim and cozy plaid sweater). I always wish this sale came after tax return season, but oh well -- I will use any excuse to shop a good sale :) Engagement party, a special date, everyday work wear...if anyone is looking for an acceptable reason to justify your purchases just let me know!

SHOPBOP (gals) - 25% off entire site -- code: FAMILY25 -- 10/14, 10/15 + 10/16
EAST DANE (guys) -- 25% off entire site -- code: FAMILY25 -- 10/14, 10/15 + 10/16

SHOPBOP PICKS



EAST DANE PICKS (for your man)