February 2016 archive

SHOP IT // STYLE IT

It’s a Monday edition of Shop It // Style It this week because no one likes Monday and everyone likes shopping. Featured this week are Lulu’s, Shopbop and Free People. I really love mixing highs and lows meaning pairing an amazing find for under $30 with a perfect bag or shoe that may cost a little more money but is a piece that can be worn over and over. I tend to spend less on super trendy items and more on things I know I can get more use out of.

Tee // Shoes (similar)// Watch // Notepad (TJ Maxx)

Lulu’s

I thoroughly enjoy a good jumpsuit and this denim one falls nothing short of spectacular with its drapey key hole back.

These floral block heels are so fun! You can wear them with more than you would think! Imagine cut offs with a tee, skinnies and a white moto jacket, or with that denim romper!

I am in love with this roll top blush clutch!!! And for under $50 you can’t beat it.

This leather wrap bracelet is on sale for $12 and can be worn all year round.

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Shopbop

I have BlankNYC jeans and I want to try their cut offs. I love these black ones!

The back detailing on this top is so cute!

This mini satchel is 30% off and the BEST COLOR.

This dainty gold chain is also 30% off.

Straw espadrilles are on my list for Spring and Summer and these wedges are perfect and $60!

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Free People

I am all about denim lately and this little strapless number comes in two washes.

I can’t stop wanting every shoe I see and these suede fringe beauties won’t leave my wish list. They come in 4 colors but I am dreaming of the natural.

Gold hoops are very 70’s which is a huge trend for Spring and I am obsessed with these.

These round retro sunnies are only $20 and come in 6 different colors. I love them all but I think milky blue is my favorite.

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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

always styled karen copy

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS OUTERWEAR ROUNDUP

I am excited for this post, because my three favorite people are joining me! This past weekend we had 60 degree weather in NJ so we took the opportunity to spend the day outside and take some updated pictures of Blaire and Everett.  I am also sharing outfit details along with rounding up the best transitional outerwear pieces for the whole family!

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My OTK boots // bomber // jeans // tee

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I cannot get enough of this little face! Obsessed with his trucker hat! I shared it back on my Valentine’s Day gift guide and I am already trying to choose Everett a new one! He is finally big enough to wear jeans and I love these. His plaid bomber is from Old Navy and sold out but this is similar.

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Bomber jackets are a must for transitioning from Winter to Spring. I got this one at Nordstrom. I am wearing a size 2 for reference. I also linked other options for bombers below! My sunglasses can be found here!

hubbyThis is my man behind the camera and the most handsome hubby! I love army green as a neutral and this utility jacket can be layered over anything.  Joe’s sunglasses are from Sunglass Hut.

menswear

Camo anything for men is such a plus in my opinion. It adds that rugged look while still looking put together when used in a scarf like this one from Zara. Joe’s exact scarf is sold out but this one is very similar.

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This little beauty had so much fun running around in the fresh air. She has the most energy out of any little kid I know and can play for hours and hours. Jersey winters are not her friend; she loves to be outside! Blaire’s moto leggings and suede sherpa jacket are both from H&M. Both sold out but I just got her these and the seaming is so cute. I am also eyeing up this biker jacket for her for Spring. Her sunglasses are from Amazon.

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I rounded up some of my favorite outerwear pieces for the in between weather for women, men and the kiddos!  Happy shopping!

For the ladies

Bombers – love the maroon color in mine, and think this one and this one are perfect!

Utility- I love this one!

Trench- This cognac color is just amazing.

For the gents

Bomber- Joe just got this quilted style and it is so good. I also love this plaid one for the guys.

Utility- this one from Zara is well structured without being stuffy.

Trench- this comes in 4 colors.

For the kiddos

Moto/Denim- Blaire needs this NOW. Everett would look too cute in this denim jacket!

Utility- bought this for Everett and I also love this one! The blush pink for the girls is adorable!

Trench- this is the cutest thing I have ever seen for the girlies! Also, this baby boy trench for the dapper dude!

Have an amazing weekend!

always styled karen copy

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SHOP IT // STYLE IT

It has been a long week so far over here with the hubby traveling and me being sick so a midweek shopping post was the best way to cheer me up! Last week I styled outfits from each store and I am going to continue with that approach this week. For people that want a one stop shop, it was so convenient! This week I chose items from H&M, Express and Nordstrom.

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H&M

These coated black jeans are so edgy and would be perfect now with a chunky knit or transition to Spring with a fun top.

I just bought this denim off the shoulder top and am waiting for it to arrive!

These block heels are adorable and on sale for under $15! Limited sizes left so grab them while they are in stock!

Anything with tassels is trending right now and these are the perfect black earring.

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EXPRESS

Two different outfits from Express because these leggings are such a steal right now and that white vest is just PERFECT. 

These leather scuba leggings are seriously the best I have ever owned. They aren’t too shiny and are thicker than most pairs I have seen. They are buy one get one for $19.90 right now!

I love the back of this top and it pairs perfect with the leggings and this bralette.

This palm leaf dress is gorgeoussssss!

Layer this white vest over the palm maxi! It is on sale for $60 and an additional 40% off. Limited sizes.

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NORDSTROM

I have this off the shoulder top in the long sleeve version and love it. It runs slightly big so order accordingly!

I love J Brand jeans and these are on my wish list for the Spring/Summer season!

It is pretty obvious I have a thing for lace up shoes and I am obsessing over these nudes!

I’m in the market for a pair of flat top sunglasses and these have my eye! (a little more budget friendly here)

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week!

always styled karen copy

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