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Holiday Looks- Tulle Skirt

Holiday Looks- Tulle Skirt

Here is my Christmas Eve headed to church look. I say this often, but I will say it again, if you have nice clothes in your closet waiting to be worn…what are you waiting for Christmas? 

Break out your finery for the holiday. Your closet shouldn’t be the only one that gets to see them.

Merry Christmas!

Holiday Looks- Tulle Skirt by stylefromthesticks featuring black d orsay pumps



Pure Collection wool cashmere sweater
$85 – johnlewis.com

WithChic fur collar coat
$67 – withchic.com

Topshop high waisted tutu
$48 – topshop.com

Imagine by Vince Camuto black d orsay pumps
zappos.com

Marc Jacobs pin jewelry
$26 – saksfifthavenue.com

Felony Case tech accessory
felonycase.com

Chloe isabel
chloeandisabel.com

Boohoo braided waist belt
boohoo.com

Spring Forward 2016- Look One

“I might even take a wild, boyish fling at writing,” says Paul Varjak from Breakfast at Tiffanys.  (If you haven’t seen that movie, put it on your must watch list for old movie night.)
I realize my productivity with this blog has lapsed but I think things are starting to come round!  I had a teething baby to wean and so many a day I’ve spent rocking a crabby baby.  I know I’ll miss those days all too soon!
Now I’m seeing the light at the tunnel though, probably just in time for the kids to get out of school and create a whole new set of challenges.  Meanwhile, let’s think about spring.  My kiddos have been out of school for break this week and it has me thinking about new spring fashion trends!
Here’s day one-
spring forward 1

Spring Forward 2016

The theme for my looks this week is definitely going to have a Bohemian influence because that look is everywhere!  And I love it.
I cannot believe I’m saying this but guess what’s big for spring…chokers.  Yes, it is 1992 and you’re pairing them with your bodysuit.  Wha????  Yes chokers.  You can blame this fashion trend from the boho look that is sweeping through stores and my closet.  While I will be a part of this trend, I will reserve wearing my choker for junking trips and nights out dancing.  I probably won’t be sporting it on the playground.  But kudos to you if you do!
A few other trends in this look are the flowy wrap blouse, the peeptoe booties, and the round sunglasses (I love those!).  Prints are big for spring.  So be on the lookout for some new patterned tops when you’re out shopping!
Here’s more info about each piece:
Spring Forward 2016 by stylefromthesticks featuring a blue shirt

Topshop shell necklace
$12 – topshop.com

Fall into Fashion 2015- Victorian

Sorry for the delay!  I thought I had already gotten this post out but I guess not.  Here’s my last fall fashion- Victorian/steampunk.
I’m not talking wearing corsets and fingergloves, but some touches of the steampunk/Victorian look into your wardrobe.  It seems this style comes and goes about every ten years.  A few sure-fire additions are:  a small pleated skirt and any feminine lace up boot.
I’m also into greys and navys this year.  Do your closet a favor and buy more of these neutrals this season.  Give the creams and blacks a rest.
And there are my five fall fashion looks.  I hope you found at least one look that you’re thinking about incorporating into your closet this fall!Fall into Fashion 2015

 

Fall into Fashion 2015 by stylefromthesticks featuring vintage round sunglasses

Topshop sparkly top
nordstrom.com

Warehouse pleated midi skirt
$46 – warehouse.co.uk

Park Lane lace up ankle boots
$100 – asos.com

Retrò vintage round sunglasses
$3.08 – amazon.co.uk

Fall into Fashion 2015- Gypsy Prints

What’s the surest way to having a wardrobe that gives you a big old yawn?  Having no prints in your closet.  Yes, solids are staples and put the focus on you.  But let’s spice things up a bit.  I challenge you to buy three new pieces this fall that all have prints.  I bet they become your favorites!
This outfit features a tribal print.  I’m mixing a little bit of Native American/Boho and Indian style here.  What does that get me?  Gypsy.  I’m pretty sure there are no rules for what qualifies in this genre but don’t forget the western influence.  Think of it like modern country, ya, just like your house.
I styled this outfit with my new hat, the Panama, a sun catcher necklace and a tasseled bootie.  If you don’t have a neutral bootie, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for.
However you style your gypsy gear, it should set you free.  🙂Fall into Fashion 2015

 

Fall into Fashion 2015 by stylefromthesticks featuring brown ankle booties

Topshop pattern dress
$61 – topshop.com

Wallis sparkle jewelry
wallisfashion.com

BP black wool hat
nordstrom.com

Fall Into Fashion 2015- Head to Toe Denim

As previously mentioned, just about anything 70s is back with a twist.  And I can’t believe I’m about to post this outfit but gaaaaddd, here it is.

Fall Into Fashion 2015

Fall Into Fashion 2015 by stylefromthesticks featuring hoop earrings

The denim suit.  Yup, you can thank Joanna Gaines directly for half of America for even wanting to put this on their bodies.  Before you go all Justin Timberlake/Britney Spears on me, here’s a few suggestions.  1)  Don’t wear exactly the same shade of denim head to toe.  2)  This look can immediately scream this (and if you don’t know who this is, we can’t be friends)-

Schneider from One Day at A Time

So mix up the masculine with some feminine pieces.  Or just wear it to work with a hard hat.  🙂

Levi’s blue jeans
jcpenney.com

Q&A- Destination Arizona

I received the following question-
Holly-
I am going to Arizona with my family for spring break. We’re flying there and I’m hoping to fit our whole family of five into one suitcase.  So I can’t take much.  Can you help me with some outfit ideas and what to pack? We’ll be doing lots of family activities and also will hopefully have a few dates nights including an Alan Jackson concert.
Thanks!
Meghan
Thank you for your question Meghan!
I too am taking a trip for spring break and am trying to pack light.   More on that later this week.
I tried to combine a few things for you in the same color palette so that they could be mix and match.  The key is to look for pieces that have pattern and some that are solid so you get the strongest outfit combinations from them.
You’re gonna need your boots for the concert so I recommend wearing them on the plane to save room in the suitcase.  And potentially the jean jacket as well.  You could also include a scarf for warmth instead of the jean jacket or wear both if you wish!
I like the idea of a sundress and a maxi skirt.  You can wear your jean jacket over the top of the dress.  You can also pair this white eyelet top with the maxi skirt tucked in with the belt.  The longer tunic length of the tshirt can be worn with leggings or tucked in to the maxi skirt.
Don’t forget some fun sandals and your swimsuit!  Oh, and a pretty carry on!
I hope you have a great time!
Destination Arizona

 

Destination Arizona by stylefromthesticks featuring a bikini swimsuit

Topshop navy blue sundress
$46 – topshop.com

Crochet tank top
maurices.com

Blue top
alloyapparel.com

Hue cotton legging
$77 – johnlewis.com

River Island bikini swimsuit
$54 – riverisland.com

Strap sandals
overstock.com

Green bag
target.com

Ilundi black belt
$40 – boticca.com

2014 Fall Trends- Tons of Texture

2014 Fall Trends- Tons of Texture

Settle down, I know that these pieces don’t “match.”  It’s okay.   I did it on purpose.  And you can too!

Today’s fall fashion trend is tons of texture.  What exactly do I mean?  Well, it’s hard to explain in a photo but if you look carefully at the textures I’ve selected, you’ll see that this outfit contains the following:

1)      Boiled wool

2)      Satin

3)      Suede

4)      Felt

5)      Faux Leather

6)      Faux Brass

While this outfit doesn’t have a ton of pattern, it is something that you’ll want to reach out and touch.  I’ve seen lots of touchable textures this fall and the trend is to wear a bunch of them together.

And yes, I know that the skirt has black in it and that most of you would pick out some black boots to go with…but that’s what makes this outfit Bohemian chic.  The nonmatchy matchy is something you can explore too.  Start small, like in this outfit, with the footwear.  And incorporate another piece that has the same feel or color in it elsewhere for cohesion.

 

2014 Fall Trends- Tons of Texture by stylefromthesticks featuring a wool jacket

Gróa wool jacket
$150 – coggles.com

Pied a Terre skirt
$38 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Topshop handbag
topshop.com

Sun hat
modcloth.com

2014 Fall Trends- Sporty

I write this post with hesitancy.  I’m afraid that some of you will take this as a free pass to live in activewear.  I understand the allure of yoga pants and leggings, tshirts and tennis shoes. But unless you are headed to or from the gym, or are taking the kids for a sporty outing, living in athletic gear is just another example of the sloppiness of our society.
We have gone from Donna Reed raising kids and vacuuming in a dress and heels to pajamas in the pickup line at school.  If you’re a mom, I completely understand the need to feel comfortable.  I’m not asking that we all become Donna Reed.  But can we have a little self respect?
I have days that I’m throwing something on to just cover my body and get out the door.  It happens.  I will try not to add to the judgment that we mothers face.  But I know this, when I feel best about me, it isn’t those mornings.  I want you to feel good about what you have on and feel good about yourself!
Okay, that said.  Some of these looks are fun.  HERE IS THE KEY.  You cannot wear these looks like you would to the actual gym.  For example, in the outfit below, you will not find tennis shoes and a headband with ponytail.  If you have some really snazzy sporty wedges or a cute basketball jersey, don’t wear them with head to toe sporty looks.
Also, consider who is wearing the legging look.  Mostly under 30 year olds.  Can you pull off the legging look?  That’s your call.  But it isn’t something I would want my mother to be sporting.  Unless, of course, she was headed to the gym.2014 Fall Trends- Sporty

 

2014 Fall Trends- Sporty by stylefromthesticks featuring a bow handbag

Zalando white v neck tee
$15 – zalando.co.uk

Fox sportswear
$16 – amazon.co.uk

NIKE jersey knit pants
$47 – zalando.co.uk

Black slip on shoes
kstoresusa.com

Ted Baker bow handbag
bloomingdales.com

Topshop jewelry
$23 – topshop.com

Black round sunglasses
pixiemarket.com

Swim Season- Black & White

Swim Season- Black & White

Are you just a simple gal that enjoys a basic suit?  Then these black and white suits may be just what you need.

I chose only one pieces to showcase as beyond the retro bikini, I’m out.  And these suits are really very basic, the only have a few little embellishments to jazz them up and make them special.

The first one is the look I’m starting to really love this season.  It looks like separates because of its two-toned nature but it is all one suit.  I also love that the white will draw attention away from your lower half and focus on the top, which has those little frills of black on the cups.

The second suit is for those of you who HAVE to have a black suit.  This one has just enough flounce at the bottom with the white piping to keep it from being boring.

And the last suit is the most intricate.  It has strong graphic black and white details.  I love how the strategically placed black sides will whittle away your waist.

All of these suits are under $100.  So forget all of those sad little halters at Wal-Mart.  Find a simple suit that makes a statement!

 

Swim Season- Black & White by stylefromthesticks featuring a swim wear

Topshop halter top
topshop.com

Gottex swim wear
bloomingdales.com

River Island swimsuit swimwear
$50 – riverisland.com

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