November 2013 - Sensible Stylista

Burgundy Shades

For today's post, I've featured a polished work-friendly look perfect for Fall.
I can't get over how awkward I look in this photo, haha.  I will EVENTUALLY figure out how to pose properly.  Mark my words, FOR REALZ...
I've been obsessed with fun sunnies as of late.  I got these at TJ Maxx a couple months ago!  Versace for $30?  Ridonkulous, I know...
Blazer:  Theory - old
Bag:  Tory Burch - old
Sunnies:  Versace via TJ Maxx
Shoes:  Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx ($40)
Necklace:  c/o Taara Jewelry
Tank:  Mudd via Kohl's 
Skinnies:  Madewell
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Remix: The Faux Leather Skirt

REMIX TIME, ERRBODY!  I've re-styled my TrendyBlendy faux-leather skirt for today's look du jour.  If you wanna see how I featured it previously, clicky HERE.
I paired the skirt with a playful tee & sleek blazer for a fun yet polished look.  
I'm totally loving my new blazer courtesy of Aeropostale. It fits me like a glove yet it's super comfy.  It also happens to transition beautifully from day to night.  Maybe I'll re-style it to show ya'll how fab it looks from work to play.   Clicky HERE to purchase...
A closer look at my statement necklace courtesy of Sole Society.  What a versatile piece!  I know it's definitely going to be a wardrobe staple this season.
Necklace:  c/o Sole Society ($34.95)
Shirt: c/o Style Lately ($20)
Blazer: c/o Aeropostale ($30)
Skirt:  c/o TrendyBlendy ($59)
Tights: c/o Deb ($6.23)
 Shoes: c/o Deb
Bag: Burberry - borrowed
Sunnies: c/o OASAP ($17.55)
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Wardrobe Must-have: The Trench Coat

For today's post, I've featured a trendy yet sophisticated look aimed towards the young professional.  I've incorporated a slew of sponsored goodies courtesy of Sole Society, Shop JuneJuly, Rena Reborn, and more.  If you're interested in purchasing any of these pieces, links are provided below so scroll down!
I'm seriously loving my new necklace courtesy of rena REBORN.  They also generously sent me a bunch of earrings to feature, so ya'll will see them soon.  Make sure to check out their online boutique for new AND vintage finds!
I'm OBSESSED with my new skirt from Shop JuneJuly.  I can't recommend it enough - I seriously love everything about it. The two zippers on the front are totally badass, and the print is to die for!
Don't you just love the lace detailing on my top?  I love how feminine it is...
A closer look at my bag & shoes courtesy of Sole Society.  I'm SO excited to be working with them because I've been a huge fan for so long. FYI: Both items are offered in two other fabulous colors.  
Skirt: c/o Shop JuneJuly ($45.99)
Trench:  Burberry - gifted
Sunnies:  Haute Miss c/o Chictopia - redeemed
Necklace:  c/o rena REBORN 
Sweater:  c/o Pepper Knot ($23.99) 
Boots:  c/o Sole Society 
Bag:  c/o Sole Society 
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Wardrobe Must-have: The Maxi Dress

For today's post, I've featured a stunning maxi dress courtesy of LAmade.  For those of you interested, LAmade is generously offering ya'll an extra 20% off with the following code: STYLISTA20.  Clicky HERE to check out their selection - they have a ton of cute pieces available so make sure to take advantage of the extra discount while it lasts!
Anywho, I belted the dress to accentuate my waist, and threw on a cute faux-leather vest for warmth.  
A closer look at my necklace courtesy of Jurate.  I can't get over how unique this piece is. It's definitely one of favorite accessories this season. Clicky HERE if you'd like to see more of their collection...
Aren't these shoes FIERCE?  Deb seriously has a bomb selection of kicks.  I'm loving the edgy cut-outs like whoaaa.  FYI:  These babies are also available in red.  Clicky HERE to purchase...
Dress: c/o LAmade ($114)
Vest: c/o Deb ($29.92)
Necklace: c/o Jurate ($109)
Belt: came with an H&M skirt - old
Bag:  Prada - gifted
Shoes: c/o Deb ($27.67)
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How-to: Style a Moto Jacket

For today's post, I've featured a trendy look showcasing pieces courtesy of Deb, Aeropostale, & Roxx.  I actually had a lot of fun throwing this look together.  Ya'll know how much I love experimenting with new color/print combinations.   
I'm totally diggin' the oxblood + animal print pairing.  To unify the color scheme, I threw on a fun statement necklace courtesy of Roxx. It really ties the whole outfit together.
Animal print can be tacky, but this skirt (courtesy of Deb) is SO tasteful.  I highly recommend it, especially if you like skirts. I have to be honest with you guys.  I've been living in skirts because I've put on a bit of weight.  I've been really stressed out with work and school, so I haven't been able to keep up with my workout regimen.  Skater skirts are super forgiving AND comfortable - they flatter your body in the best possible way!  I like wearing high-waisted versions to accentuate the small of my waist.  Clicky HERE to purchase...
This moto jacket - courtesy of Aeropostale - is the newest addition to my wardrobe.  I'm a huge fan of moto jackets, so when I came across this oxblood number I just couldn't pass it up.
A closer look at my necklace courtesy of Roxx.  Clicky HERE to purchase...
I know ya'll are probably sick of hearing me rave about these boots, but I still get can't over how comfy and cute they are. Seriously check them out by clicking HERE...FYI:  I'll be doing a sponsor spotlight on Deb soon so make sure to keep an eye out.
Boots:  c/o Deb ($35.17)
Skirt:  c/o Deb ($12.67)
Top:  c/o Deb ($7.42)
Necklace:  c/o Roxx ($19.99)
Jacket:  c/o Aeropostale ($35)
Bag:  Vintage Bally - gifted 
Tights:  c/o Deb ($6.67)
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The Military Trend

For today's post I've featured a slew of goodies from Charlotte Russe, Trendy Blendy, and Deb.  I'm TOTALLY loving the military trend this season.  This jacket is a definite must-have!  
Have you guys checked out Trendy Blendy?  Ya'll need to visit their boutique STAT.  They have such an amazing online selection.  Talk about versatility.  They offer a slew of wardrobe essentials that can be worn and remixed each and every season.  Click HERE to see more...
A closer look at my necklace courtesy of Charlotte Russe.  This piece could seriously pass for an Amrita Singh design.  I'm SO impressed with the quality of CR jewelry.  Make sure to check out their selection by clicking HERE...
I bought these shoes last year during a huge blowout sale at DSW.  Aren't they super cute?  Unfortunately, they're also the most uncomfortable booties I own.  I have a really tough time walking in these. I seriously look like an injured donkey when I wear these.  How do you guys feel about Steve Madden? I've actually never had a problem with them before - I guess there's a first for everything!
Tights:  c/o Deb ($5)
Top: c/o Charlotte Russe (similar)
Necklace:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Skirt:  c/o Trendy Blendy ($41.30)
Clutch:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($18)
Sunnies:  Versace via TJ Maxx ($30)
Jacket:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Shoes:  Steve Madden via DSW - old
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How-to: Wear a Geometric Cardigan

For today's look du jour, I've styled a super trendy outfit for ya'll.  I centered my ensemble around an edgy geometric cardigan courtesy of OASAP.  The print really complements the faux-leather.  I wouldn't normally sport such a bold look, but I was feeling especially risque!
On another note, I really want to do something different with my hair.  I was thinking about dyeing it a lighter color, but I kind of like my natural shade.  Maybe I'll just get it straightened.  What do you guys think?
These Deb tights are ridiculously awesome.  They're lined with fleece, so they're super warm & comfy.  Did I mention that they're only $5? Anywho,  I seriously recommend these tights, especially if you like wearing skirts in the Fall - they're perfect for cold weather.  Clicky HERE to purchase...
Tights:  c/o Deb ($5)
 Sunnies:  c/o OASAP ($25)
Bag:  Kate Spade - old
Shoes:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($32.50)
Cardigan:  c/o OASAP ($27.90)
Skirt:  BCBGMaxAzria Factory Outlet - old
Top:  Forever 21 ($11.06)
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Remix: The Black Maxi Skirt

For today's post, I've showcased a slew of sponsored goodies from Deb & Charlotte Russe. I know I've already featured this skirt (click HERE for the aforementioned post), but I just couldn't resist styling it again. 
This maxi skirt is super flattering - the thigh-high slit is just plain sexy!  I have a stunning black maxi dress with a slit like this on its way from a sponsor.  I can't wait to show ya'll. Anywho, this exact model is sold out, but there are other totally adorable options available on Deb.  Click here AND here for similar options.  Did I mention they only cost $11?  Yeah, get on that!
I'm SO in love with my new polka dot cropped top!  It's super comfy and warm, so I don't feel weird wearing it during the Fall.  I think I'm going to try styling it with a pair of high-waisted shorts, leggings, and combat boots.  
A closer look at my fierce necklace courtesy of Charlotte Russe.  This stunning piece is also available in a pretty peach hue.  Clicky HERE to purchase...
Skirt:  c/o Deb
Bag:  Prada - gifted
Top:  Painted Threads via Nordstrom Rack ($16)
 Necklace:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($12.99)
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet - old
Shoes:  c/o Deb ($18.45)
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Wardrobe Must-have: The Investment Blazer

For today's post, I've featured a work-friendly look perfect for Fall.  
I bought this blazer at Saks Fifth during a huge blowout sale a couple years ago, and it's one of the best purchases I've ever made.  I didn't even have to get it tailored!  It's definitely one of the most coveted items in my closet.  I highly recommend investing in a quality black blazer.  You'll wear it forever so don't feel guilty splurging on a wardrobe staple like this.
I don't usually like knock-off bags, but I have to admit that I LOVE carrying this Celine Trapeze look-a-like.  You can definitely tell it's fake, but it's still cute, haha!  Don't judge me =P
A closer look at my colorful necklace courtesy of Lotus Blossom Design.  I love how it complements my top!
Top:  H&M ($10) - old
Sunnies:  Coach Factory Outlet - old
Bag:  The Quiet Riot c/o TLNIQUE ($108)
Necklace:  c/o Lotus Blossom ($26)
Pants:  American Rag via Kohl's - old
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old
Blazer:  Hugo Boss - old
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