Archive of ‘Pieces’ 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 #1

I’d love to say I did something fabulous today but I think I did something important none-the-less, I babysit kiddos.  And I am so lucky to get to spend my day with little ones who have sticky hands and messes in every room and pronounce things without their “r’s”.
What do you wear when you don’t really care what you look like?  Okay maybe sweats was your answer.  I confess it probably would be mine.  But I did have to leave the house.  So this was the next best thing-
 

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #1

And here’s what it looks like in real life-

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #1 by stylefromthesticks featuring cargo pants

Oasis metallic top
$38 – oasis-stores.com

Aldo jewelry
aldoshoes.com

Pieces fringe scarve
$25 – pieces.com

Village Festival

If you’re taking your kids out to sit on Santa’s lap or maybe you just want to witness the lighting of the town Christmas tree, dress for warmth and function but don’t forget the style.
Try some festive red cords with a ladylike coat.  These boots are high in style but look like you can walk a few blocks carrying a baby on your hip.
Add in a fun hat and a catch all purse.  Because where else are you going to store Santa’s candy canes?

Village Festival

Village Festival by stylefromthesticks featuring a red hat

Black coat
$81 – newlook.com

Pieces shoulder bag
$66 – pieces.com

Red hat
indressme.com

Tree Pickin

For the rest of the month, I’m using last year’s themes (before I knew about Polyvore and Pinterest) and creating new outfits for all the activities you and I may have this December.  I may make this an annual tradition.  Because this month is a doozy and anything that makes life simpler is a good thing!

Tree Pickin

Tree Pickin by stylefromthesticks featuring platinum diamond jewelry

H M knit top
$56 – hm.com

Mango turtle neck sweater
$16 – mango.com

Rebels side zip boots
piperlime.gap.com

Platinum diamond jewelry
scullyandscully.com

Banana republic
bananarepublic.gap.com

Week Two of My Style

For your viewing pleasure, here is week two!

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