Things That Make You Go Mmmm…

So I don’t get it. What’s going on with making of denim these days? Over the last month I have seen denim, in my opinion, at its worst. Personally, I love a great relaxed pair of boyfriend denim jeans with tasteful deconstruction. Nowadays, there is nothing tasteful, tactful or presentable about some of the denim out there. To top it off, some of these styles are designer brands costing upward of $1000!


Personally I just can’t make sense of spending a $1000 or even $20 for a 1/3 of a jean. If I were into any of the above styles, you better believe I would by the cheapest pair of jeans I could find and DIY! I get that as time goes on that change is expected with fashion and looks tend to get reinvented. However, where do you draw the line of inappropriate and just silly?

How do you feel about the above styles? Would you wear them and if so where to?

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Victoria Beckham for Target Collaboration

This past Sunday was the reveal of Victoria Beckham’s collobration with Target in store and it was pretty cool! Prior to hitting my local Target I checked out Beckham’s designs online so I had an idea of what I would be seeing. I definitely think that the clothes online did not do the items in store justice! Being able to view the merchandise in person allows you to try it on and most importantly, feel what the fabrication is like. 

The collection itself was a nice welcome into Spring providing fresh colors that popped along with prints that brought about the beauty of Nature. Even though I appreciated the ode to Nature,  I’m not a fan of having insects on my clothes and neither was Olivia. She wasnt feeling the bee print and if I had to choose, I would have gone with a ladybug since they don’t sting or chase after you! 






In my final observation, I liked how there were “mommy and me” outfits and could definetly see Beckham and her daughter Harper rocking a few of the styles. Especially the ones with the scalloped details. As for me, I got to try on only one dress that Olivia and I could wear together, however it was a little to short and theses hips were not made for the style. I would have tried on a couple more coordinated pieces, however the baby was crying non stop until I picked him up!

Overall, I love Beckham’s style. Kudos for her making her line affordable (price range $6-$70) and in plus sizes going up to a 3X! I did think the kids line was more enjoyable then the women’s, although the fit was about true to size. My daughter however, had to go down two sizes for fit because of how generous the cuts were and she is already tiny (she is almost 5 years old and would have needed a 3T). Nonetheless, below are a few pieces that I thought were adorable on my Muffins. 






This last one is my favorite! I may have to order online since her size was not available in store.  What do you think?

Nothing New

It’s always great we you can pull out an old piece of yours and pair it with another old piece and still create an awesome look! I am all about that life, especially when you are a mom of three and a wife with a whole house and responsibilities like myself. It’s not easy to just “splurge” on yourself when you want to. That’s why it’s important to invest in the right key pieces when it comes to your wardrobe. 

It’s not always about paying a lot to have the best quality in a product because I have bought some designer brands that were the cutest styles made out of the cheapest of fabrics. Even worse, after 2-3 wears, I am left with a pilling garment! When buying the right pieces, making sure to rotate them are also key because like anything you may love, you don’t want over use and have to throw it out sooner than later!  

Skirt & Bracelet-Nordstrom/Peplum Sheer Top-Marshalls/Earrings-Target/Boots-Enzo Angiolini

Blake Lively. 

Whether it is sporting a bump or without, this fashionable beauty gets it right every time! I recently posted a few pictures on FB and IG of Lively’s recent outings to promote her new movie The Shallows (which opened this past Friday) and she had rave reviews on her look. I have always loved the young actress’s style of dress ever since she played in the hit show, Gossip Girl. Although I was not an advent watcher,  I was definitely drawn into her classic and chíc way of dressing. 

Lively’s impressive designer collection includes: Versace, Chanel, Marc Jacobs  Lorraine Schwartz and Phillip Lim just to name a few. No matter which red carpet she is walking, Lively “slays” and even more impressive, she is her very own stylist!

A few of our favorites:


Versace

Chanel

Monique Lhuillier

Gucci Première

 Gucci 



Zuhair Murad. 

I hope you enjoyed and like me, can’t wait to see more!

Designer Tuesday-Pierre Balmain

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Name: Pierre Alexandre Claudis Balmain

Born: May 18, 1914 in Saint Jean de Maurienne,  Savone, France

*Family owned a wholesale drapery business ran but his mother and aunts after his father passed away when he was 7 years old

*Studied Architecture at Ecole des Baux Arts in Paris
-In 1933 he did free lance work drawing for French designer, Robert Piguet

*In 1934-1939 left school to work for designer, Edward  Molyneux creating dresses

*The first of twenty fragrances was created in 1945 called “Elysées”

*Also in 1945, opened his own fashion house showcasing long bell shaped skirts with a small waist,  known as the “A-line” skirt

* In 1951 began selling ready to wear clothes in the US in many different branches

* Began being known for translating French fashion into clothes for American women who were larger in size without compromising style

*Died in Paris, France on June 29, 1982 of liver cancer

*In October of 2011 Pierre Balmain was introduced as a new affordable line ranging from $180-$1200

*Today,  Balmain’s Creative Director is Olivier Rousteing and he has been since April 2011 when he was only 25 years old

Did You Know?
*Karl Lagerfeld worked under the direction of Balmain from 1955-1958

*1980 won the “Outstanding Custom Designer” Award

*Known as the “King of French Fashion”

*Oscar de la Renta became Creative Director and revived the company in the early 1990’s when it was under performing

http://www.wikipedia.com http://www.stylesequel.com
http://www.fragrantica.com

Celeb Pick of the Week-Sarah Hyland

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OK this should come as no surprise that my top pick for the the week is none other than actress Sarah Hyland who attended the 2015 People’s Choice Awards! I just love how the Modern Family star is starting to make a name for herself on the red carpet. This gorgeous silver tea length dress featured a mix of prints with sparkly embellishments! This eye popping piece was created by the talented Christian Siriano.

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Rihanna Takes Over Puma Athletics

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Puma has a new Creative Director for their women’s athletic wear and her name is Rihanna. The R&B singer went to the headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany on Monday December 15th for her first design session that will include both apparel and shoes. The singer is not only Creative Director, but Global Brand Ambassador for the company too. Initially, Puma wanted Rihanna to be the face of their brand, but she wanted to be much more. She wanted to aide in the restructuring of the company by helping with concept, ideas and overall direction. Because Puma identifies itself as having body confidence, bravery and determination, they felt Rihanna symbolized the same or as Adam Petrick (Global Brand & Marketing Director of Puma) put it, “she pushes the limits and “she’s a game changer.”

The brand is currently struggling to keep up with such competitors as Nike and Adidas, so this comes at just the right time that they enlist the help of the newly titled “Fashion Icon.” This will be a multi year partnership for Rihanna who will be featured next year in the 2015 Fall campaign. She recently told Womens Wear Daily (WWD), she wants to  “modernize it [Puma] by highlighting the classics and going from things that make Puma Puma — give it a youthfulness, make it hip.”   This stands to be a great investment for Puma because Rihanna has already successfully represented other high profile brands such as Gucci, Giorgio Armani, MAC and Balmain.

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