Mens-Wear Monday part 3

THE HOLIDAY SUIT

Ok, here we go! ‘Tis the season for dressing up. Have a fancy event coming up? Brett found this beauty at Suit Supply, Tampa in Hyde Park.

We have a charcoal, large checkered suit styled with a light blue button-up and patterned tie. Don’t forget the pocket square, very Chuck Bass. I like that Brett took a chance in pairing a pattern with a pattern. This is okay to do if it’s done the right way. Some patterns can clash so you need to be careful. 

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Watch the tie length guys; don’t want it too long or too short. It should land right above your belt buckle. Also, please dear God please get your suits tailored guys. When suit pants are too long or baggy it seriously is disturbing and makes you look like a sloppy mess… just being honest. Brett’s are hemmed perfectly and fitted just enough.

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Not just a looker ladies, he’s smart and sappy too. Reach out for digits 😉

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Contrasting Your Style

Hello there Fashionistas ♥

How’s the “fall” treating you? We are briskly moving into the winter months, and in Florida this brings a smile to our faces. In the Northeast, not so much. When I purchase “winter” clothing in Florida I make sure to buy lighter knit sweaters and long-sleeve tees because most of the cable knits are just too thick.

I love the idea of a button-down dress layered with a sweater dress… but all I thought was, holy sweat-fest, that is not going to work for me. When I found this built in collar and ruffled button-down sweater dress I had to grab it. This style is very popular so it was not too difficult to find. I ordered a small and it was a little bit bigger than I really wanted it to be so I added a dramatic belt to cinch the waist and also tie in my black boots. I have over-the-knee boots which would also look great for a more day-to-day look however, this style is one of my favorites.

I love using the contrast of a girly dress with a rocker bomber, it’s one of my favorite fashion tips. I saw this floral beauty originally at Nordstrom for like a million dollars and I thought, well if I was still in New Jersey sure I would probably go for it but it’s useless for down here. I am not wasting the money. Low and behold, I was reading a fashion blog and the blogger had almost the same floral embroidered bomber from Shein for $44. I immediately ordered it. The quality is good but it’s obviously not real leather so I’m not dying of a heat stroke. It does run small, I am wearing a large. I went for the large because of the chest measurements.

**Girls when ordering on Shein or Romwe make sure you go by the measurements, not size!

These boots are about 100 years old from BCBG but they are a fan favorite. I don’t get to wear them much but when I do they bring attention to a large congregation of interested fashion lovers. I got them from the Macy’s boot sale in March 2012 I think. Also, I have to say, I am very disappointed in Macy’s shoe selection these days. Maybe it’s just the Florida stores because online still has a lot of options but the store carries maybe a quarter of what’s online and it’s not.so.great. Just venting.

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Anyway, happy contrasting loves!

Xo, Cheers!
Jenn

Gift Ideas for Dad with a Side of Style

Hey, hey! ♥

Who else is stoked that Christmas is right around the corner? I am, I am! Did you guys start your shopping yet? I did 🙂 I am so excited because this year I am staying in Florida to spend it with my best friends. We decided to fill stockings for each other with a $40 budget, which is way easier than you would think.

HINT: Check out Walgreens & Target stocking stuffer section, so cute!

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FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Every year I get stumped on what to get my dad. Do you guys have that one person who you are like “Ok WTH do I get them?!” Seriously, it kills my sister and I. Anyway, since he does not read my blogs (he’s not 100% on what a blog actually is) I can spill the beans on this years easy-peasy dad gift! Sis, BIL (bro-in-law) & I are getting 6 $25 gift cards to the stores, restaurants etc that he likes and making him a mini Christmas tree of gift cards! My sister is DIYing ours but here’s a link of one that you can order, super easy!

Folding Metal Tree Tabletop Christmas Card Display Holder- 31.75" - #15143

Another option, Amazon Firestick (with all the movie access, wink wink). I did this last year & handled the dirty work myself & it was easy & cheap! Amazon Echo is a good one too.

Portable blue tooth speaker, my dad loved this gift. He uses it on the boat, washing the cars, or doing anything outside.

AOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers 4.0 with Waterproof IPX7,20W Bass Sound,Stereo Pairing,Durable Design for iPhone /iPod/iPad/Phones/Tablet/Echo dot,Good Gift(Orange)

One year, I did tickets to a Beatles tribute band & we went together. That was really fun and he was really shocked! Not as good as the real thing, but they’re all basically gone 😦 so whatcha gonna do!?

Funny Coffee mug with a case of coffee  I got this as kind of a gag gift for my dad last year! He loved it.

Funny Christmas Gifts for Dad Coffee Mug - Dear Dad, Thanks for being my dad. If I had... Love, Your favorite - Best Gag Gifts for Dad, Father, Grandpa Porcelain Cup, White 14 Oz by LaTazas

OUTFIT DETAILS

Ok this blog wasn’t necessarily supposed to be a “what to get dad” blog but that’s what it turned into. I do want to take a second to give you outfit details too. My wrap-duster is from SheIn but literally right after it came I went to link it and it was sold out 😦 but there are  ton of adorable dusters  . My shooties are from Forever 21 however, these are also gone sadly, but here’s another look-alike pair for only $35. The necklace came in one of my Stitch Fix boxes like 2 years ago. Have you tried it yet? It’s definitely worth a try ladies! Jeans are from American Eagle. I am SO short so they’re jeans are the closest to fitting my short little legs (I still had to fold them under). The bag is.my.fave! I got this beauty from a local Tampa boutique, {A} Haley .

It’s my favorite bag ever!

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XO, Cheers!
Jenn

Mens-wear Monday 2

Hey guys thanks for coming back and checking out my Men’s Monday post. Brett’s back for more action and this week he’s bringing us some casual denim looks for fall. Let’see what we have…

The first look is a dark jean with a grey button-up outlines in a blue plaid pattern. I love this because I love anything with a color pop and I love when guys take a chance on being a little bold. Again with this being Florida, this is really the “night on the town” look guys should be going for. We styled this look with a sleek Movado (my fave! see Men’s Accessories Blog) and a stylish black shoe.

Some of my favorites from Nordstrom are on sale. Some of these have the contrasted cuff like Brett’s which I am a big fan of.

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The second look we decided on was a brighter blue and dark denim. If there is anything I love its dark denim with brighter colors. You can wear with or without the tie. I really liked the colors in the tie with this shirt so we threw it in. This a good look for a holiday party that’s maybe on the casual side.

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This shirt actually photoed a little brighter than it is. It’s more like a deep curlean blue and totally wearable in a Florida fall.

PS- Brett says only tuck your button-downs into your jeans if you are an old man in Oklahoma going to a business meeting.

…good to know!

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Tune in soon for men’s dress-wear, coming up next!

Xo, Cheers!
Jenn

Black Friday Weekend Steals

Hey All,

Just wanted to do a quick Black Friday weekend blog with a few of my favorite finds! Since my Christmas shopping is already done, I of course decided to treat myself!

  1. Avondale Manor Sadie Ruffle 5 piece Comforter Set   
    originally $275. I got this beauty for a low price of $94. Unfortunately they only have white left but I linked it above! I love the pillows that come with it. I was looking for a bedding set that was neutral color and girly.

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2. To go with my my new bedding I ordered these 300 thread count sateen Laura Ashely Sheets Again very neutral colors and Victorian like my bedroom set and comforter. Originally $115, and I got them for $43.28. These and the comforter were from Kohl’s. I also received 20% off with code YOUSAVE20 and then another $10 off with code SUNDAY. Keep your eyes peeled for Cyber Monday codes!

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3.  Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip-flops. I am obsessed with these flip flops. They are so comfortable and a great investment. I have a pair I have had for a year and a half and they have held up so well. I bought these in black and this metallic silver. They are currently on sale for $23.99 down from $40.

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4. ZARA Draped Neck Cardigan in mauve. I love this color right now. I also got a mock turtleneck in this color as well. I am not sure the original price but right now it’s only $22.90. I love ZARA! Check out their site because they have a ton of sales and a great selection.

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XO, Cheers!
Jenn

Realistic Thanksgiving Style

Hi Dolls ♥

So let’s be honest, how many people literally get all dressed up to stand around a hot kitchen all day and stuff your face with an obscene amount of food on Thanksgiving? Normally, I either am in a ball gown or sweats, it was difficult finding the happy medium but I think I got it this year. Well, probably not for me because I am in Florida and will be at my aunts and quite possibly in the pool but for you, here’s an outfit idea for Turkey day!

I am crushing hard on burgundy and evergreen this year, like it’s love! Clearly. And I think everyone has a sweet spot for over-the-knee boots these days! I had a pair from Kohls from two years ago but it was time for me to replace them so I went to Macy’s this month and found these Bar III suede, over-the-knee tie boots. I love the block heel. They can be dressy or casual. This evergreen mock turtle neck is from Romwe Fashion and only $18.99. I love the bell sleeves and lighter material. It flares out a little at the waist but not too much so it does not make you look thicker than you are. Sometimes I find that happens with shirts that have a waist flare. The overly dramatic multi-pearl necklace is right from Amazon for $13.99. My bag is from the VIP Chanel Beauty club. I didn’t know there was a thing, but there is and I got it on Poshmark. My ring is old school Lia Sophia. Love the pop of red!

So I feel like this outfit is casual but stylish and you can wear it out or around the kitchen! It’s definitely parade worthy!

Happy Thanksgiving ♥

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XO, Cheers!
Jenn

 

How to Wear Your White Tee to Work

As you all know my favorite thing in the world next to Christmas and my dog are white tees. White tees at work may or may not be frowned upon. ⇒GUYS: This is a big NO NO for you! But ladies, I have figured out a way to rock your favorite white tee to the office.

First, buy yourself a white cami bra. They are the best invention ever, for one, and you should wear it everyday. Secondly, white tees can be quite see through and with this it gives an appearance that you have a tank underneath. Pair it with an adorable skirt, but the skirt has to be a little more business casual, not flowy or mini. Dress down your pencil skirt basically… like so!

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I styled my faux leather pencil skirt with a pop of color in these fabulous Juicy Couture pink, nude and black pumps and a bold pink shoulder bag from DSW. I also wore a pearl and leather choker to tie the look all together. The tee of course is from Nordstrom Rack and the skirt is NY&Co. 

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XO, Cheers!
Jenn