Archive of ‘Jane Norman’ category

SWL- Three Seasons of the Espadrille

This is pretty basic really, but can you name a shoe that crosses over from spring to summer to fall with ease?  If you just said a flip flop, EEERRNNNTT.  That was a sound of a buzzer.  Nope.  If you said boot, you might want to send me an email about style.  The answer is… the espadrille! Ladies, there are lots of you who wear sandals year round, so this post doesn’t ring true for you. But for those of us who live in the frozen tundra that is the Midwest, you might get a good three months out of those sandals.  And then it is back to reality.
That’s where the espadrille can be your best friend.  Many a time these shoes can also be open toed but for maximum wear-ability, finding one in a close toe is a great option.  When it is springtime and not really warm enough to bare the toes…don the espadrille.  Wear it with short-shorts in the summertime for less “exposure.”  And in the fall, pair it with ankle jeans, a tank and a cardigan for casual layers that may or may not be needed for warmth.
Also, consider purchasing in a color.  It’ll give your outfit an extra pop!
Espadrilles…They’re fun, comfortable and as Lloyd points out, great for when you need a pedicure!

SWL- Three Seasons of the Espadrille

SWL- Three Seasons of the Espadrille by stylefromthesticks featuring bcbgeneration shoes

Influence summer dress
$38 – thehut.com

Open back tank top
storenvy.com

Dorothy perkin
dorothyperkins.com

Motel short sleeve shirt
$23 – motelrocks.com

Dorothy perkin
dorothyperkins.com

Crossbody bag
uk.accessorize.com

Pieces imitation purse
$64 – nelly.com

Tear drop earrings
shoppepro.com

H M chain necklace
$9.10 – hm.com

Jewel belt
buckle.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #4

This weekend is all about soccer, soccer and more soccer.  And the weather isn’t cooperating at all.  One minute it is sunny and hot, the next raining and cold and when you are miles from the car and home, how do you prepare?
Wear layers.  Bring blankets and extra jackets.  And don’t forget the umbrella.
I prepared for the rain and cold by starting with jeans.  Then I added a tank in case it really heated up but I threw a short-sleeved sweater over top for that mid-range temp.  In this mud, sneakers are a must.  And a few simple accessories make me feel less like a soccer mom and more like girl.

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #4
Here’s what it looks like in real life.  Go team!

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #4 by stylefromthesticks featuring river island

Zadig Voltaire short sleeve sweater
$200 – zadig-et-voltaire.com

Jane Norman skinny fit jeans
$46 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Gola army shoes
stefanibags.com

River island
$3.05 – riverisland.com

Easter- Travel Day

It’s almost time for Easter!  I can’t believe it.  Especially considering there is still snow on the ground.  We’ll have to hide white eggs this year kids!
If you’re making a trip to visit family, I’ll help you pack.  And believe it or not, it is pretty much what I’m packing for my own Easter vaca.
We’re traveling by car, so I don’t have to worry so much about making myself comfortable for a plane ride.  But I am still going to try and pack light, so I’ll be reusing many of the pieces I show this week.
I chose these white jeans because I’m SO ready for some spring.  And these will help achieve the mood.  I’m also packing a suede jacket for a warm coat but I’m leaving the wool behind for what I hope will be until next winter!  And don’t forget a cute weekender bag!
Time to get moving!

Easter- Travel Day

Easter- Travel Day by stylefromthesticks featuring skinny leg jeans

Jane norman
$38 – janenorman.co.uk

Mango jacket
mango.com

Shoulder bag
$63 – colettehayman.com.au

Miss selfridge
missselfridge.com

Dorothy Perkins black belt
dorothyperkins.com

Spring Break- Sweet Ride

I hope you get a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, wherever you go.  I’m hankering for a bike ride myself right about now, but with the pile of snow we’re due, that ain’t gonna happen.
So I’ll fantasize about doing it over spring break, maybe with the kiddos.  Maybe just with the hubby, you know, picnic style.
Wear something casual but with a little kick- like these printed shorts.
I ask you, how cute is that mint bike?!

Sweet Ride

Sweet Ride by stylefromthesticks featuring pink loafers

Jane norman
$12 – janenorman.co.uk

River Island pink loafer
$23 – riverisland.com

Warehouse
$21 – warehouse.co.uk

Live Nativity

The title of this post should really be Dances With Wolves.  The look is a little bit military, a little bit Native American inspired.
If you are lucky enough to view a live nativity this year, dress warmly and with fun accessories.  (Channel Nicole Richie.)
A word to the wise, maybe don’t wear your very BEST boots.  You may be petting a donkey later, you just never know…

Live Nativity

Live Nativity by stylefromthesticks featuring feather hair accessories

Wide shoes
etsy.com

Jane norman
$19 – janenorman.co.uk

Feather hair accessory
windsorstore.com

Green With Envy

It’s the start of a new week and although I’d love to keep taking vacations across the map, I thought I’d do a little stint on how to rework pieces in your wardrobe.  So we’ll call it, one item, three ways. 
For today, I’ll show you how to take a dress and wear it casually, for something slightly dressier and then how to dress it up. 
Let’s take this dress.  First pair it with a few casual accessories, especially the sandals and you have a bunch outfit.  For a girls’ lunch, change your accessories to metallic and add a wedge shoe.  And lastly, for date night, add some high heels and some delicate accessories.
Isn’t it great how you can get so many looks from one dress?  I have to admit, whomever owns this fantastic number is making me a little green with envy.

Green With Envy

Green With Envy by stylefromthesticks featuring a reversible belt


Vila Clothes mint dress
£20 – fashionunion.com

Kate Spade flat heel shoes
$73 – katespade.com

DV by Dolce Vita cork wedge
$89 – piperlime.gap.com

Dorothy Perkins platform sandals
$69 – dorothyperkins.com

Metallic jewelry
$22 – baublebar.com

Fantasy Jewelry Box vintage looking jewelry
$17 – fantasyjewelrybox.com

Jane Norman stone jewelry
£12 – janenorman.co.uk

Miso antique gold jewelry
£10 – republic.co.uk

Reversible belt
$35 – thelimited.com

Dorothy Perkins belt
$21 – dorothyperkins.com

ASOS straw trilby hat
$20 – asos.com

Wet Seal dressy belt
$11 – wetseal.com

H&M metal sunglasses
£4.99 – hm.com

New York State of Mind

I’ve never been there but I think it would be fun to visit New York.  And while I know I’d be dressed for some site seeing, I’d also want to wear something fabulous out at night.  Today black and white just feels right.  Maybe it’s this New York state of mind?

New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind by stylefromthesticks featuring glass shoes

Wallis black and white dress
$78 – wallisfashion.com

Jersey tee
$27 – jaccofashion.com

Sheer lace top
$22 – pacificplex.com

SELECTED slim fit pants
€25 – bestseller.com

Jane Norman high waisted leather skirt
£13 – janenorman.co.uk

Platform sandals
$100 – nordstrom.com

Glass shoes
$75 – bestbridalprices.com

Ballet flat
$22 – alternativeoutfitters.com

Warehouse clutch handbag
£20 – debenhams.com

White House Black Market tear drop earrings
$34 – whitehouseblackmarket.com

Black jewelry
$34 – spiegel.com

Bible School

When little girls come to church bearing flowers for you (picked weeds), then you’ll know that Bible school has its own sweet rewards.
So if you’re helping or planning on helping with the children at your church this summer, here’s your uniform- comfy maxi dress (check), sparkly accessories that will mesmerize little girls (check), bright colors so they won’t lose you from games to crafts (check).
Knowing they are learning while you share God’s love= worth it all.

Bible School

Bible School by stylefromthesticks featuring wedge shoes

AX Paris strapless dress
£30 – axparis.co.uk

Forever 21 wedge shoes
$25 – forever21.com

Jane Norman oversized handbag
£18 – janenorman.co.uk

Monsoon bracelet
$35 – monsoon.co.uk

Wallis rhinestone earrings
$7 – wallisfashion.com