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I left my heart in…


The Subtle Statement | a personal style, beauty, DIY & recipe blogLeaving LA was so hard to do, but I had the best time. I found this adorable “I left my heart in Hollywood” tee at Kitson, and felt it was totally appropriate.
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Top: Wildfox Couture | Denim: Mango | Shoes: TJ Maxx (similar) | Earrings: TJ Maxx (similar) | Bracelet: David Yurman | Ring: David Yurman | Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivds Lip Color Fuchsia Flash

The Subtle Statement | a personal style, beauty, DIY & recipe blog

Leopard Booties

Sweater: Hive & Honey  /  Jeggings: J.Crew (similar) / Booties: Nine West (similar)  / Gloves: Ralph Lauren (similar)  /  Bracelet: Forever 21

A delayed flight, left a little room for airport perusing. I snagged these leopard printed statement booties from Nine West before my trip to NY. They were a comfortable, yet chic find for strolling around the city.

Q: How Do You Pair A Red Tuxedo Blazer?

I love getting asked by friends and family how to pair items they own different ways. One of my favorite parts of fashion is styling looks, so I was excited to share when a TSS reader, Sheri, asked how she can pair her new red and black tuxedo blazer.

The great thing about a red blazer is that the bold hue is such a statement piece. Throw it on over basics, and it’s the ultimate fashion update. There are endless options to pairing this piece, so I put together three looks to show you how this piece will surely expand your wardrobe, using pieces you might already own.

Blazer: DSquared  /  Top: Mango  /  Denim: Paige  /  Earrings: BaubleBar  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Forever 21

This look puts a trendy spin on your most simple basics. An ankle boot is can be sported year round, and simple embellishment is a sleek touch. This look can be worn for day or night.

Top: SheInside  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Jeggings: Michael Kors  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Wanted  /  Watch: Michael Kors

For days you want to be comfortable, yet chic, riding boots are key. A black jegging gives the look of comfort, without looking sloppy. Complete your look with a simple silver boyfriend watch.

Top: Mango  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Denim: Paige  /  Handbag: Mango   /  Heels: Mango

A textured blouse is a great staple to pair with bold pieces. A trendy cap toe heel, and shimmery clutch make this look night time approved.

Thanks for your question, Sheri! I hope this gives you inspiration to pair your blazer endless ways!

If you have a style question or need inspiration or an item(s) in your closet, send them my way!

Navy & Pink

Blazer: Michael Kors (similar)  /  Top: J.Crew Crewcuts  /  Pants: Target  /  Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini via TJ Maxx  /  Necklace: ILY Couture  /  Ring: JewelMint  /  Nails: Julep Alma (Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection)

It was *love at first sight* when I spotted these sparkly pumps adorned with bows. They are the epitome of glam. It’s safe to say this statement shoe will add sparkle to any ensemble.

 

TIP: Don’t limit yourself to Women’s sizes. J.Crew Crewcuts boys clothes sometimes have a better fit than Women’s when it comes to button-front tops! Added bonus: the price tag is usually significant lower, also!

Spot On

Sweater: J.Crew  /  Pants: LOFT  /  Boots: ShoeMint  /   Handbag: Chanel  /  Watch: Michael Kors  /  Bracelets: Aldo (similar)  /  Nails: Julep Alma (Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection)

 

 

 

 

Fall Staples

 Jacket: Gap (similar)  /  Sweater: Hive & Honey  /  Denim: J Brand /  Knit Socks: Forever 21  /  Boots:  DV Dolce Vita  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton  /  Rings: David Yurman & Vintage  /  Watch: Michael Kors  /  Nails: Julep Alma (Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection)

These boots were a TJ Maxx find. I’ve worn them all Summer, and they’ve been my go-to shoe this Fall. They’re a year-round staple in my closet. I’m such an ankle boots girl. I have so many similar pairs, but these are my favorite. I love the ankle length height.

This jacket was a steal on the clearance rack at Gap. I spotted the find this Spring, for $35 down from it’s $170 price tag. The removable faux fur lining & collar make this jacket so versatile.

Ocean Blues

Thinking of everyone in the NYC area that’s been affected by this horrible storm! Thankful for the amazing people who helped. Hope that everyone is safe! xo

 [Txt REDCROSS to 90999 to make $10 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief]

I flew back to Pittsburgh last night, but today’s post is yesterday’s outfit in the Florida sun. My attempt at packing light worked well aside from the fact that I somehow snuck 9 pairs of shoes in my suitcase. (Maybe next time?) I packed one statement necklace that’ s versatility spanned from yesterday’s black & white polka dot popover shirt to dinner with this Vince LBD and nude pumps.

Top: Kensie / Denim: Hudson / Shoes: Zara / Necklace: J.Crew / Bracelet: Madewell / Watch: Michael Kors / Ring: JewelMint / Sunglasses: Tory Burch via TJ Maxx / Nails: Essie Fifth Avenue

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Polka Dots & Mint

The polka dot find from the J.Crew event I hosted has become a serious asset to my wardrobe. From a chilly night in Pennsylvania last week, to a sunny day in Florida this week (yes, you CAN wear white denim/dresses/etc. year round!), this printed top screams multifunction. Eager to share with you, I searched the dotted popover but found that it had been sold out online. Luckily, I found similar finds that are seasonless must-haves, too!

**Update, the J.Crew Polka Dot Peplum is back in stock! Swoop it up while you can.

Top: J.Crew (similar & similar) / Shorts: Paige Denim (similar) / Shoes: Steve Madden / Necklace: J.Crew / Bracelet: Madewell (similar) / Rings: David Yurman & JewelMint / Nails: Essie Fifth Avenue

Black & Bronze

Metallic denim is a chic alternative to your basic blues for day or night. A chambray shirt is a great option to tone down the look for day. (Wise Words from the Staff at J.Crew: “When in doubt, Chambray out!”) A sleek black blazer puts an edgy spin on the denim for night. I love the sheen of these bronze beauties, & they’re under $30!

Top: J.Crew / Denim: Decree / Boots: ShoeMint / Earrings: Tiffany & Co / Necklace: TJ Maxx / Watch: Michael Kors / Ring: Vintage / Nails: imPRESS Manicure – Casting Call

Trim the Tee

We’ve had such warm weather this week in Pennsylvania. It was the perfect time to break out this leather trimmed tee. Great for day or night, I love the edginess.

Top: Trouve / Pants: J.Crew / Shoes: J.Crew / Clutch: J.Crew / Earrings: c/o Jami / Bracelets: Aldo (similar) & J.Crew / Nails: imPRESS Manicure Casting Call