Posts Tagged ‘Steve Madden’

Holiday Looks- Red Sweaterdress

It might be my favorite time of year, at least my favorite time to be a blogger. I love helping people get ready for their holiday functions because there are so many!

For the next few weeks, I’ll do my best to give you two different outfit options on things you may have in your closet – because they are in mine!  I’ll try to cover all of your holiday activities- work parties, programs, church services, shopping, even volunteering!

Here is the first look in this series-

Holiday Looks- Red Sweaterdress

Here is a little red sweaterdress I have in my closet.  You may not have red, but I bet you have a sweaterdress.  I wore this dress for both volunteering during the day and to a dress down work party at night- in a snowstorm.

I wore the same tall boots for both, I swapped out the plain black leggings from the day for velvet leggings for the party.  And instead of just a watch for day, I added some fun bangles for night.

It was a warm and cozy look!

Holiday Looks- Red Sweaterdress by stylefromthesticks featuring a bangle bracelet

Gracia
bluefly.com

Maurices wrap watch
maurices.com

Transition to Fall- White Dress

It’s that time of year again, when no one has any idea what to wear!  Is it going to feel like August today or October?  No one knows!
I have a few tips for you to help with the transition from summer to fall.Transition to Fall- White Dress

Here I’ve taken a very summery dress (nothing gets more summery than a white dress) and paired it with a simple layer- a denim shirt.  You could do a jacket but I like the way the shirt is a little lighter and hopefully it’s also long and is close to the hemline of the dress.  This is also a perfect season for peeptoe booties (because when else do they make sense).  Wear them before the snow flies!  Shoot, I just said the “S” word, sorry!

One thing I can’t live without lately is my baseball cap.  It sure comes in handy for second (or third!) day hair.  I like this outfit with a simple little saddle bag.  Something that reminds me a little of my very first purse in junior high….when it wasn’t cool yet to have a purse.  Does anyone else remember that?

Hopefully this is an outfit you can wear if it’s 80 or 60!

Transition to Fall- White Dress by stylefromthesticks featuring a long button down shirt

New Look floral lace dress
$16 – newlook.com

Ball cap hat
windsorstore.com

Spring Forward 2016, Look Four

This is a date night look.  Pair a pretty little Bohemian dress with some flirty little add ons.  I especially like these shoes that will go with many different looks.  And the bag reminds me of something my grandmother would have carried.  Don’t forget to make each wrist sparkle a little with some great bracelets.

Spring Forward 2016, Look Four

You can find more information on each piece here:

Spring Forward 2016, Look Four by stylefromthesticks featuring gold bangles

René Derhy red cocktail dress
$88 – pret-a-beaute.com

Kayu white handbag
$235 – net-a-porter.com

River Island gold bangle
riverisland.com

Gold bangle
ebags.com

Thanksgiving Dinner- Saving Room for Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

I know you might not think to pack a dress for your Thanksgiving dinner, but let’s talk about the stretch factor.  No uncomfortable buttons or snaps to adjust after you’ve eaten too much, just sheer bloated bliss in an elastic and breathable waist.  Not to mention, a forgiving silhouette.  What’s not to love?

Keep it casual with some simple accessories- some pretty purple earrings to pick up the colors of the dress and a watch to keep track of just how long you’ll have to endure your relatives.  Just kidding.  I mean, how much longer you’ll get to enjoy your relatives, the blessings they are.

Spice things up with a pair of cognac boots and boot socks.  How I love the color cognac. It’s pretty much a fall staple and you can’t go wrong when you mix it with some tall boots.

Save room for that pumpkin pie!!

Thanksgiving Dinner- Saving Room for Pumpkin Pie by stylefromthesticks featuring a boohoo dress

Boohoo dress
boohoo.com

Resin earrings
jcpenney.com

Aldo jewelry
aldoshoes.com

Gold jewellery
$28 – newlook.com

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

It’s time for a little fall fashion!  I’ve prolonged it as much as I possibly could as I’m busy working away on house projects. But I’ll save those for next week.

I could give you the lowdown on the runway trends.  But I get bored with those easily.  They are predictable (surprise, surprise, some shade of purple and animal prints are trends) and come around every fall.   And the rest typically don’t trickle down to us regular folk.  Why bother.

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

So get ready for my cooler weather looks!  You’ll find these trends surprising.  Starting with today’s.  Fall trend #1…ripped jeans.  Sure, a little distressing has been around here and there but these are full on ripped.  Like Alan Jackson 1992.  I have even seen some of the jeans advertised as “mom jeans.”  They are high-waisted, light or acid washed and holey. There is just part of me that can’t go there.  But a smallishness of distressing… okay.   Keep in mind if you are wearing said mom jeans on purpose, you better be under 30.  The rest of us are still trying to avoid looking like a candidate on What Not to Wear.

How to wear ripped jeans:

1)  Keep in mind that pairing with flannel and combat boots are going to be reminiscent of the 90s.  I prefer to keep the look more modern with an oversized cardigan and trusty white Converse.

2)  Don’t pair this with too much skin on top.  Unless you are a teenage rock star.

3)  Structured looks are by far my favorite. So if you’re dressing up in a blazer and breaking out the heels anyway,  these jeans will keep you from looking stuffy.

In your mom jeans.  😉

(FYI- red is a big color for fall. It hasn’t been around lately and I’m finding it refreshing.) 

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans by stylefromthesticks featuring a cashmere cardigan

H M cashmere cardigan
$98 – hm.com

Vince Camuto graphic tee
vincecamuto.com

ONLY print blazer
$55 – zalando.co.uk

River Island boyfriend jeans
$65 – riverisland.com

Steve Madden red pumps
stevemadden.com

Converse flat shoes
lordandtaylor.com

Black purse
$52 – promod.eu

Bird scarve
modcloth.com

College Football

College Football

This weekend is the start of college football for many of the local teams.  And as the temperature soars, girls are wondering what to wear to the big game.

There are more stylish options to wear to a game than just a sweatshirt.  Allow yourself one piece of “gear” and pair it with other items out of your wardrobe that don’t include gym shorts.

Think pairing the masculine with the feminine.  Add in a comfy skirt or a bow on your shorts.  Dressing is a breeze in a collegiate dress!

Adding gladiators is an easy way of dressing the outfit up, like you too are going in to battle while still maintaining comfort for a day of walking and standing.

I hope if you get to go to a game, you stay cool!

Go Big Red!

College Football by stylefromthesticks featuring Marlyn Schiff

Nike tee
kohls.com

Whistle & Wolf black shorts
$70 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Long earrings
artisandesigngallery.com

GUESS band ring
guess.com

Marlyn Schiff earrings
lilacbijoux.com

Falling in Love with Fall #3

Falling in Love with Fall #3

This is a total repeat from spring but is still talk worthy.  Every few seasons shoes go through rotation on what is in and what is out.  And this fall, the pointy heel is back in.

Does this mean you should get rid of all of your round-toed platform pumps?  Don’t be ridiculous.  This just means while the pointy toed heels may have been in the back of the closet for a while, the good old classic staple is now a front-runner.

These heels will always look smart and sassy when paired with workwear.  They say  “take me seriously” in a way a sandal or a platform never could. So when you have a big presentation to make, let the pointy-toed heel be your first choice.

 

Falling in Love with Fall #3 by stylefromthesticks featuring a black bracelet

Oasis strapless dress
$78 – johnlewis.com

Steve Madden pumps
piperlime.gap.com

Pieces jewelry
$23 – pieces.com