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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Shift in Color

Although I can never say no to wearing black as a wardrobe staple, summer is my favorite time of year for style sense I can expand my color pallette to taste the rainbow. Never one to shy away from brights and bolds, experimenting with color combinations lets me retire some of my black clothing for the season and step out in something more lively.

And now that I'm a mom to two boys, blue and green are in my life constantly. I've always loved mint green and teal, but until my Henri Bendel bag, I never wore blue. EV. ER. 

Blue is growing on me though. To get used to wearing this shade, I started with my nails first. Digging through my jewelry box, I polished off my turquoise jewelry and started wearing those pieces again. I've often resisted wearing specific colors that in my opinion weren't versatile to pair with my current wardrobe, but surprisingly, shades of indigo and cobalt are quickly becoming the norm for me... and I love it!

This lace shift dress from Shop Sosie gives a nod to vintage pieces from the 60s as it has the shape of a mod-style dress, but the timeless femininity of delicate lace. The hem is my favorite part, actually. 

Turns out, you're never too old to try new things... and for me, I'm just discovering how fond I am of wearing a color that I stereotyped for just the boys. 

Outfit details:
Lace Shift Dress - Shop Sosie / Nude Wedges - c/o Charlotte Russe / West 57th Satchel  - c/o Henri Bendel / Alex and Ani Bracelets

Monday, June 8, 2015

Gypsy Tendencies

Shopping for myself now that I'm a mother has taken on a new kind of meaning since I love buying clothes for the boys versus for me. But when I select pieces now to add to my wardrobe, functionality and comfort are definitely a priority. I want to wear things I can move in while taking care of the boys, yet, have character and fit in with my style aesthetic. I think there's a stigma of being a mom and having to dress a certain way that can be viewed as negative. Or, being a mom means you have to forget about your sense of individuality and self. For me, I want to be that stylish lady that happens to be a mom. Hopefully, a cool one. 

Let's ask my sons in a couple of years what they think of me and how I look... Should be interesting!

Tank dress, fringed handbag, gladiator sandals - Coachelle style |

For our first outing, a trip to the park for a craft fair, I wore something gypsy inspired that I picked up from Urban Outfitters. This jersey tank dress was the perfect choice as it kept me cool, and had some wit to it. Each daily horoscope on the dress reads "The stars and planets will not affect your life at all." Paired with gladiator sandals and a fringed bag, this outfit is totally my Coachella mom look. 

Looking forward to adding more tank dresses to my closet - easy to style, easy to wear!

New Jersey fashion blogger Jen of House Of Jeffers styles a gypsy inspired look with gladiator sandals and a fringed Steve Madden Bag |

New Jersey fashion blogger Jen of House Of Jeffers styles a gypsy inspired look with gladiator sandals and a fringed Steve Madden Bag |

Tank Dress - Urban Outfitters / Gladiator Sandals - Target / Fringed Bag - Steve Madden / Sunglasses - Urban Outfitters