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Where to Still Snag Cyber Monday Deals

Abercrombie: Up to 50% off select styles!

American Eagle: 50% all sweaters + 40% off everything else!

Banana Republic: Extra 50% off sales styles + 40% off everything else!

Baublebar: 35% off everything! Code CYBER35

Express: 50% off everything + Free Shipping!

Gap: 50% off everything + extra 10% + Free Shipping! Code CYBER

J.Crew: 50% off everything + extra 60% off sale styles! Code CYBER

Nordstrom: Up to 60% off + Spend $250, get $50!

Old Navy: 50% off everything!

One Kings Lane: 30% off site wide!

Pottery Barn: 25% off + free shipping! Code CYBER

Revolve: Extra 20%! Code CYBER20

Shopbop: Additional 30% sale items! Code WOW18

Victoria’s Secret: 40% off all bras + select sales!

The Subtle Statement Selects 

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GloPRO – This is one of my favorite beauty purchases!

a Slouchy Sweater (50% off!)

Cozy flannels + Distressed Denim (Both 40% off!)

Extending your Wardrobe: Maternity Style


            

What to invest in:

Maternity Denim (4 pairs)

Maternity Leggings (2-3 pairs)

Maternity Workout Leggings/Capris (1-2 pairs)

Maternity Cotton Tanks

Maternity Cotton Tees 

Fitted Cotton Maternity Dress (in a neutral hue)

What you already have:

Ponchos

Long Knit Cardigans 

Button Down Flannels

Utility Jacket

Leather Jacket

Denim Jacket 

The thought of maternity clothes made me a little nervous at the beginning of my pregnancy. I didn’t want to lose my personal style and at the same time didn’t want to invest in an entire wardrobe that I would only wear for a short period of time.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that maternity denim (this brand in particular) can be super cute, well fitted, and trendy. Invest. This is something that is so worth the investment. When I was ready to transition into maternity jeans, I tried a belly band first, and the constant adjusting was uncomfortable. You need to feel comfortable, and that can easily be achieved, while looking put together, also. I invested in a dark wash, a medium wash, a distressed light wash and distressed black denim. Maternity leggings are great for oversized sweaters and tunics.

Maternity tops are another story. I am not a fan of the cliche maternity top. The button down front and tie around your bump is not my style. I quickly found a way around that, without having to invest in an entire maternity wardrobe. Basics like cotton maternity tanks and tees are the ultimate staple. I invested in all neutral colors (blacks, whites, greys, navy) and purchased two of each color. These basics make is so easy to pair my normal non-maternity clothing into my everyday looks. I can slip on a fitted plaid button down with a maternity tank and add a scarf and ankle boots to complete the look. All of my cozy long knit cardigans fit my growing bump with a maternity tee underneath. A statement necklace and over the knee boot can dress it up. Ponchos are the ultimate must have, no matter what stage of my pregnancy they are the perfect throw on item to feel cozy and look chic.

Jackets are another great way to extend your wardrobe. From leather to denim and utility jackets in between, they can be paired with a maternity tank, tee or are great over a fitted cotton maternity dress with ankle boots.

Pairing maternity basics with non-maternity clothing you already have in your closet, let’s you stay true to your personal style, and feel most comfortable in the style your own style, while your body is constantly changing.

I did come across a few really cute maternity tops with a great fit and modern spin. I also purchased a few non-maternity items, a couple of sweaters, blouses and a winter coat,  and just sized up one from my pre-pregnancy size.

Peter Pilotto for Target

Peter Pilotto for Target | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. Light Blue Floral Print Blouse
  2. Black/White Print Skirt
  3. Green Bikini Floral Print Top
  4. Green Floral Print Pant
  5. Black/White Print Bikini Top
  6. Black/White Bikini Bottom
  7. Green Netting Print Beach Towel
  8. Green Floral Print Belted Dress
  9. Purple Floral Print Dress

I don’t own a matching bathing suit. In my everyday wardrobe, I just don’t like matching in any sense. Instead, I choose to compliment. That’s why I’m loving the Peter Pilotto collection for Target. Everything can easily be mixed and matched, for a fun Spring/Summer vaca vibe. The cropped bikini tops are right on trend with the season’s playful length, and pair with almost everything in the collection. Have you snagged any pieces from the collection yet?

Friday Finds {Neiman Marcus + Target}

  1. Prabal Gurung Cape $79.99
  2. Lela Rose Top $69.99
  3. Brian Atwood Leather Gloves $49.99
  4. Tracy Reese Blouse $79.99
  5. Robert Rodriguez Dress $99.99
  6. Tory Burch Lunch Box $19.99
  7. Tory Burch Beverage Container $24.99
  8. Marc Jacobs Pouch $69.99 each
  9. Altuzarra Shaker $49.99
  10. Eddie Borgo Letter Opener $34.99
  11. Tracy Reese Dessert Plates (4) $39.99
  12. Altuzarra Tray $79.99

I have been anticipating this legendary collaboration for a very long time, and can’t wait for it to hit Neiman Marcus and Target stores tomorrow, December 1! These are my top picks from some of my favorite designers. The Prabal Gurung Cape and Tracy Reese Dessert Plates are my favorite pieces in the collection!

Protect Your Sole


Since a young age, I have had a strong relationship with shoes. My style is such a mixture of classic separates with a trendy infusion, and depending on my mood a little boho flair. This calls for a variety of footwear to fit my day-to-day ensembles. When it comes to shoes, I definitely don’t discriminate. Whether it’s a pair of Christian Louboutins or a great bargain find at TJ Maxx, I want to make them last. Whether they’re brand new, or ten years old, I take my favorite footwear to a cobbler to get resoled. The $20-25 price tag is well worth extending the life of your shoes.
If I’m out of town, I will usually call or visit Saks for a recommendation of the cobbler or repair shop they use. I also search websites like Yelp.com to read reviews from previous customers. If you’re short on time, it’s a good idea to call the shop ahead of time to make sure they will be done in time. The cobbler will simple attach a rubber sole to the ball of foot of the shoe. It helps to prevent scuffs, scratches, and gives the shoe traction.
Some cobblers specialize in resoling Christian Louboutins. The lipstick red rubber sole matches perfectly, without taking away the shoes’ signature touch. This was the work of Progressive Shoe Repair in Beverly Hills, they did a fabulous job and were done the next day.
These Prada pumps are my favorite shoes that I own. They are so comfortable, I can run in them. So naturally, wearing them pretty often, takes a toll. Resoling these pumps was an essential, but my next move is adding a rubber tip to the heel or added protection.
When traveling, a shoe bag is essential for protecting your shoes, as well the clothes in your suitcase. Lingerie bags work just as well.

Rent The Runway Review

You know one of those *omg* moments you have when you spot an insanely fabulous dress that you just have to have?.. Yet you have no idea where you would wear it? I’m still swooning over this gasp-worthy Kate Spade dress. As much as I would love to own one, I feel like if a dress has that big of a wow factor, any repeat offenders are going to come with a big red flag. Sometimes it’s just necessary to wear a statement dress just… once.  Having this mindset, I decided to browse the latest styles on Rent The Runway to look for a dress for my friend’s bridal shower. I’ve always been a bit hesitant to rent a dress from the site, because of the chance of it not fitting correctly.

After finding a fabulous dress to fit the shower theme, I realized that there were numerous reviews by customers with their own photos wearing the dress, dress size, measurements, and a comment stating whether the dress was true to size, ran large or small. The detailed reviews and real-life photos showed similar to how the dress would fit me, and the offer of getting an additional size for free convinced me that it was a fool-proof option.

I spotted a burgundy hued Yigal Azrouel Peplum Dress, and yet even though there was no eye-catching embellishment, the simplicity of the dress made a statement of its own.

As you may know by now, I have a serious weakness for statement necklaces, so naturally I had to rent the one suggested. It couldn’t have been more perfect! From fit, to fabric, to color, everything on the list got a check. I’m really happy with my decision to rent a dress and necklace, instead of buying a something I may never repeat wearing. Now if I could just find an excuse to wear this stunning Reem Acra gown.

Dress: Yigal Azrouel

Shoes: Prada

Necklace: Ciner 

Click here to get $20 off your first order.

*This is not a sponsored post, just strictly my opinion.

Closet Detox

While transitioning into Fall, it was time for a closet detox. I’m pretty good about eliminating items almost weekly, but I was in need of a true deep cleaning. This meant really evaluating and eliminating the ones that I haven’t worn in the past year.

While perusing through Instagram, I came across Copious. Copious is a “ebayish” type of website where you can buy and sell your clothing, accessories, etc. but much simpler. It’s much less technical than eBay, and you only give 3% of your profit to the site. You don’t have to pay to list you items either. You connect your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr so you can sell & buy to people you know. This worked out very conveniently for me, because I simply uploaded photos of all the items I eliminated from my closet and they were up for sale within seconds. (I sold two items hours after they were posted!)

If you’re detoxing your closet for Fall, (or any season), I recommended creating a profile.

Shop my closet on my Copious profile: http://copious.com/profiles/brittany-shick

Click here for tips on closet organization.

*This is not a sponsored post, just strictly my recommendation

The Shops at Target

was browsing the Target website for a recent post, and came across a super chic sweater. I couldn’t believe how trendy and contemporary the top was, and realized that the Shops at Target had just debuted on Sunday. I immediately checked out the collection and fell in love. The Kirna Zabete at Target collection is right on trend with a dash of leather, lace, and texture.  The collection bears incredibly reasonable prices (a leather jacket for $199.. steal!) Each one of the Shops includes great must-have items. I gathered up favorites from each to share.

  1. Long-Sleeve Leather Jacket
  2. Long-Sleeve Jacquard Knit Lace Top
  3. Zip Front Sleeveless Tweed/Faux Leather Dress
  4. 3/4″ Sleeve Knit Sweater
  5. Faux Leather Skirt
  6. Hematite 16″ Chain & Cast Necklace
  7. Faux Leather Pant

  1. Cropped Jacket
  2. Shawl Collar Sweater
  3. Canvas Pant
  4. Flecked Sweater
  5. Flannel Shirt
  6. Odin Boot
  7. Duffle Bag

  1. Geometric Pillow
  2. Geometric Pillow
  3. Metallic Candleabra 
  4. Fox Lamp
  5. Pouf 

  1. Stamper Kit
  2. Silicone Whisk
  3. Silicone Serving Spoon
  4. Silicone Brush
  5. Silicone Spatula
  6. Tag & Twine Set
  7. Rainbow Straws & Swizzle Sticks