Monday, February 23, 2015

Update Your Spring Wardrobe For £5! (Or $8.23 US)


I'm happy to share with you a brand new London-based fashion brand, Just For £5. That's right, you can now treat yourself to a whole new wardrobe for just £5!  Or less than $10.00 here in the US.  From ankle boots to designer inspired handbags, Just For £5 has a huge selection covering all occasions and seasons. 
You can find the whole range here






 Seriously.  It's all for less than $10.  And they ship worldwide!  The website is updated daily with fresh new products, that are bang-on-trend and affordable if you're on a budget. 


www.justfor5pounds.com

Saturday, February 21, 2015

What to Wear Tonight


Having trouble figuring out what to wear tonight?  Try this outfit idea... your favorite skinny jeans, a not-so-basic white top, black boots, and a black leather jacket.  Take it a step further and add your best statement earrings.  You could even throw in a clutch with a bright design.  

This was my exact outfit for dinner with friends last night.  I had a fun look already picked out, but at the last minute realized that my heels were not going to cut it walking in the snow.  This quick change was not only stylish, but I felt great in it!  (My apologies for no outfit photos...I'm sure I'll be wearing this combo again soon.)



Click any of the links above to shop other options for creating this look on your own.


Soooo, what are you wearing tonight?



This post is sponsored by www.shopbop.com.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Accessorize Your Eyes

I have gotten so many compliments on my glasses that I think it's time to share some of my favorite places to buy them! Glasses are like an accessory to me; I change them out just like a necklace or earrings.  That also may explain why I own so many different pairs.  I  Here are some of my favorite sites and stores to stock up on fun specs.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Urban Safari




I am thinking spring and want to wear some of my lighter weight pieces.  I was going through my outfit photo archives and found this one (the picture was taken in our old house).  I used a green chino skirt to pull this outfit together with cold weather accessories.  Tights, a turtleneck and a scarf kept me warm even though the skirt is typically saved for spring and summer days.

Tip: Your closet can be "season-less" depending on the fabric of your clothing. Cotton can be worn year-round if layered right!




Friday, February 13, 2015

What to Wear for Valentine's Day


Lately, the best outfit for a night out has been anything that includes a dress, a jacket, and heels. (And for sure a pair of tights, since I live in Michigan where everything is covered in snow.)  Since this sartorial equation works well for me, I think you should try it out as well!

Take a sexy, but cute, dress.  Top it with a fitted blazer.  Wear some booties or heels and pair with cheeky accessories. Voila! Date night perfection!  Whether you are hanging out with that special someone or just having a night on the town, you can't go wrong with this outfit.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Outfit Inspiration Obsession: Shopbop Lookbooks

One thing you probably know about me is that I'm always searching for new ways to wear what I have hanging in my closet.  In order to get fresh ideas, I turn to magazines, blogs, Pinterest, email newsletters, and my favorite retailers to check out trends, see how others are wearing their clothes, and figure out if I have similar pieces in my wardrobe that may work.  There IS one place where I am guaranteed to find outfit inspiration- Shopbop Lookbooks .  I know I can click through their lookbook slideshows and find endless outfit ideas.  The best part? I can shop straight from the lookbooks if there is something that catches my eye and I just HAVE to have it!

Here is one of my recent favorite Lookbooks...





Visit 5 Work Wear Looks to see the complete Work Week Lookbook and the rest of the looks that I love!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

L.K. Bennett Shopping Event with Styleshack

I recently attended a shopping event at L.K. Bennett London, located in Somerset Mall here in Troy, Michigan, sponsored by Rachel Schostak of Styleshack.   Styleshack is a Shop Local platform that connects you to neighborhood boutiques, specialty stores and unique e-tailers. Styleshack enhances the shopping experience by providing personalized and direct services to help you discover new retailers and make the most of your own unique style, right here in Metro Detroit!


If you haven't visited the store, L.K.Bennett is located in Somerset Mall, on the South side between Tory Burch and Kate Spade.  A perfect placement for a luxury fashion brand that offers beautiful, well-made, accessibly priced designerwear; L.K.Bennett collections have a distinct blend of femininity, style, and color.  I especially love that all of their pieces could be instant classics with a twist!

Here are just two "fitting-room selfies" that I took while trying out their new collection!



I am so excited that I was invited to be a part of this event and got a chance to sample some amazing clothing that I will be dreaming about long after I've left their store!



*This is what I wore to the event.  It was a long day, so I had to be prepared in leggings and flats for everything.  So glad I ended the day on such a fun note!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Stripes and Ruffles




Sometimes I have crazy days that are jam-packed from the minute I leave home in the morning until the last minute of the day late at night.  These days require strategic dressing to accommodate my plans and be stylishly prepared for the day ahead.  This particular outfit worked just right for a stylist meeting, client meeting, appointment with contractors, home decor shopping and my parents' anniversary dinner with friends and family.  Style and function met!



Valentine Gifts To Love

                             


Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I am in love with all of these simple gift ideas.  I would personally enjoy being on the receiving end of any of them!  Check out more perfect gifts to hint to your honey, shower your friends, or just show yourself some love, right HERE


XO,
Courtney 

*This post is sponsored by www.Shopbop.com*