Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Pop of Red

Pops of bright red seemed perfect to give this black and tan outfit the right holiday spark.  These colors can be paired together any time of year, not just for the holidays.  For this special occasion, I also added some statement earrings and a bold red lip!

I cannot believe that it was 60 degrees on Christmas day in Michigan!  To celebrate this momentous occasion, I had to wear a fun skirt...and show off my new shoes.  I seriously have the most thoughtful and generous husband ever!  EEEEEK!

Wishing you the happiest of holidays this year!

Outfit styled and saved in my virtual closet @

Monday, December 7, 2015

Adult Overalls. Yay or Nay?

Overalls.  Just the word brings up memories of my OshKosh paint splattered short-alls that I wore when I was 5.  It doesn't really make me think of donning a pair in my mid-30's.  But, there are so many updated versions out there I'm starting to rethink my nostalgia for overalls and wonder if I should jump on this trend!

When styled with the right accessories, these one-piece options can give off a relaxed, sporty vibe or transform into an edgy, sassy look.  See what I mean?

Images via Pinterest

Here are some versions to shop if you are looking to add a pair of these bad boys to your closet.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Shop Local Spotlight: Madison Boutique

I stopped over to visit Madison Boutique in Plymouth, Michigan the other day to try on some outfits and chat with the shop owner, Nikki Mattison.  Nikki and I have known each other since we were 19 when we worked at Abercrombie & Fitch together in college.  How fun is it that even now, over a decade later, we're still connected over our love for fashion and shopping?! 
I'm excited to share a little bit about Madison Boutique today and show off some of the fun outfits I styled that will keep you cozy and chic in the cold winter months.  Layering is key! 
Click on the links below each outfit to shop the items I am wearing.

What makes Madison Boutique so special? 
"We are Michigan's first Fashion Truck and online store based in Plymouth, Michigan. I am always dedicated to bringing my customers quality, trendy designs at a moderate price.  Styles sold here reflect a love for life, fashion and having fun.  After all, isn't that what it's all about?  Each piece is selected with girls just like Closet Fashion Fix's readers in mind and will hopefully leave you feeling beautiful, sassy, and excited to get dressed!" -Nikki Mattison


Outfit #1
Blanket scarves are made for warmth and throwing on over a tunic and leggings.  This look is achieved by picking a tunic that pulls a color from the scarf as a bright background.  Wear your a fur-lined jacket over top to beat the chill.  Booties keep your feet dry and warm!

 Black jeggings

Outfit #2
This outfit is great for running errands or catching drinks with the girls.  Wearing a dress casually is a comfortable option when you don't want to put on jeans.  I would layer leggings or tights underneath the dress as it gets cooler.  Adding a statement necklace (or 2 in this case) gives this look extra sparkle.

Gold necklaces

Outfit #3
This denim top is actually a dress...disguised as a top!  When you mix dressy elements with casual pieces you create a look that is stylish and interesting.  The plaid puffy vest is a great contrast to the sparkly necklace and faux-leather pleated skirt.  Wear with leggings or tights and booties to complete the look.

 Black faux leather skirt
Black leggings

Outfit #4
This look would be great for date night or drop off.  An animal print, like this snakeskin tunic top, is easy to dress up or down with black leggings.  With a longer tunic top, wear a longer necklace to draw the line down the outfit and make a leaner look.  You could also pair a structured blazer over this top for a more formal look or keep it casual with a drapey cardigan.

Shawl collar sweater
Gold layered necklace 
Black leggings

Be sure to visit  to shop this feature.  
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Have questions about layering or what to wear this winter?  Email me at:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you Nikki and Madison Boutique for partnering on this feature.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fall Trend Event at Lord&Taylor of Lakeside

I had the amazing honor to be a part of the Lord & Taylor Fall Trend event this past October at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, Michigan.  Fellow fashion bloggers styled on-trend looks and strutted the runway for an exclusive group of Lord & Taylor guests.  A big "Thanks" to store manager, Nicole Willard for putting together this event and to Clarins for my gorgeous makeup on the day of the event.  Scroll down to see details of the event and the fall trend looks that came down the runway!

The outfit I styled for my runway walk.

Choosing just one outfit to wear is no easy task!

Fall is about florals, fur and plaid this year.

XOXO to Clarins for my makeup!

Bloggers waiting to walk the runway...doing our social media thing!

What an amazing turn out of guests!

Thank you to Ken Hawthorne of Absolute Element Photography for these runway photos!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

LBD Try-On Session with Halston Heritage


The Little Black Dress (or LBD) is a staple item in every woman's wardrobe.  It's that perfect dress for whatever the special occasion calls for.  If you are searching for a dress to wear to your next event or just looking to add the perfect LBD to your collection...LOOK NO FURTHER.  The fabric, fit, and drape of a Halston gown is absolutely exquisite.  I had the luxury of shopping ALL of the black dresses at my local Halston Heritage store at The Somerset Collection right here in Troy, Michigan, and now get to share that experience with you!

I fell in love with this dress immediately.  The tiered ruffles!  The ombre effect! All wow.

The back of this dress was my favorite part.

The full skirt on this dress made me feel like a total princess.

This is the same dress that Fergie wore to the American Music Awards.  I felt famous!

This dress is actually two pieces: a top and a skirt.

There are 3 different styles of black cocktail dresses, each with its own fun details.

Stop in and say "Hi!" to Larita and Amna for me.  Their customer service and brand knowledge will make your experience luxurious and help you find the perfect dress!

Shop the pieces that I tried on by clicking through the images below:

Saturday, October 10, 2015

$50 Giftcard Giveaway to AMI Clubwear

Did you know it's National Handbag Day?  Well, it is, and I'm happy to help you celebrate this day with a giftcard giveaway to AMI Clubwear!  There are so many styles to choose from on their site and the prices are just right to add a trendy piece to your closet.

They sent me this awesome wine-colored suede fringe bag to try out and I fell in love with this tote.  I would never buy a fringe bag for myself, so I'm happy I got to try this trend!  Be sure to act fast when you shop their site; the inventory changes fast.  My bag is already sold out!


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Shop The Spoiled Girl Boutique

I am super excited to feature a local boutique, The Spoiled Girl, on the blog today.  Located in Shelby Township, Michigan, this boutique is definitely worth the visit.  Nestled in a shopping plaza off of Hayes Road and 22 Mile, The Spoiled Girl offers a variety of products from clothing, shoes and accessories to bridal, sportswear and evening wear.  The store owner, Meghan Curis, can be found there practically every day of the week and absolutely loves what she does.  Her 'passion for fashion' shows in the items that she carries and how well she understands her customers.  Plus, her eye for styling and eagerness to help her clientele find exactly what they are looking for makes the shopping experience so much fun!  I mean, I knew Meghan was cool when I first met her, but after experiencing what it was like to shop in her store, I was hooked!  That's why I jumped at the chance to give this amazing lady and her store a big shout-out.  Read on to see what Meghan's store has to offer and some professionally styled outfits that you can even shop online.

And just for my readers, you can use the code STYLEDLIFE online or mention The Styled Life 
in-store to receive 20% off your purchase!

Isn't she the cutest?!  This picture was taken mid-styling session.  Meghan was so sweet to let us totally take over her store and ransack it to style different outfits for this feature!
These lovely ladies great you right when you enter.

Seriously a wall of bags.  There is an incredible wall of purses, clutches, totes and bags that cannot be missed!

Now for the outfits!  We styled all of these looks using items that can be found in-store and online at   Get ready to shop!
(Click on the item name below the image for shopping links)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Necklace (available in-store only)
Purse (1 left in-store!)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Bracelet (available in-store only)
Earrings (available in-store only)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Shop Meghan's look:

Belt (available in-store only)
Necklace (available in-store only)

Stop by and say, "Hi!" to Meghan for me!  
I promise you'll leave feeling like this boutique's namesake...
a totally spoiled girl!