Fall Shopping Wishlist

With Fall just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on sweaters, jeans, and booties. Here are my week’s top picks.

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Neiman Marcus Last Call

For jeans, I fell in love with these ultra flare jeans from Free People. The wash is pleasantly simple without any fading, detailing, or rips.  It lets people focus on the flare without any competing distractions.

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While people are bringing out the simple black booties for Fall, on my list there’s a pair of booties that turn it up a notch.

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

Last but not least, every season’s wardrobe needs a pink dress.  This modest dress is subtly sexy with side cutouts and a respectable length.  Wear it to formal occasions with a blazer, or dress it down with a casual sweater.

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

For jewelry we have this pair of Swarovski earrings.  They come in silver or gold, whichever one you prefer.

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Hope you’re all having a great Sunday!

Love,

J. Molly

 

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How to Create a Chic Look with Minimal Time

We all know that some days, despite setting an alarm…or two…or three… we don’t always wake up early enough to take our time creating our daily look.  Or, perhaps you’re running home from the office to meet a friend or date for drinks and you’ve got 10 minutes to be out the door! So here you are running late, trying to decide whether you should spend the time accessorizing your look or curling your hair?  Or perhaps neither.  Or maybe you’d just rather spend your time doing other stuff besides primping yourself.

There are many shortcuts you can take to make yourself look great in very little time. First of all, forget the makeup, your cheeks will most likely look pink and rosy just from racing around to get somewhere.  You don’t need liner, you don’t need eye shadow, just a dab of mascara will do it!  Pack the lip balm in your purse so you can apply it on the way to your destination!

The hair routine varies according to your type of hair.  Ideally everyone would love the time to spend half an hour curling or straightening their hair to looks its best, but there’s ways to get around this.  A messy bun will take you a long way.  If you’ve got short layers in the front, leave a couple pieces down and quickly wrap your hair into a messy bun with a small clip. Once you’re half way through your day or date or whatever, unclip your hair and enjoy the natural curls that formed from the bun.

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The less items of clothing you put on, the easier.  That’s why I suggest wearing a casual dress instead of a pair of pants with a shirt.  Don’t waste time worrying about matching, stick to a solid colored dress.

Photo Courtesy of Mango ($39.99)

Photo Courtesy of Mango ($39.99)

In order to make that dress pop, pick one piece of chunky jewelry.  One piece of chunky jewelry will help account for the fact that you didn’t have time to put on a necklace, earrings, rings, watch, etcetera.  A solid colored dress, can always use a pick me up; let your chunky jewelry create the impression that you actually spent time trying to look chic.  For shoes, always have a neutral-colored pair of shoes ready to go.

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Love,

J. Molly

 

Summer Must-Haves

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Summer’s the time to bring out your white jeans or white skirts, your bright pastel-colored accessories, and your chunky jewelry.  Trade your sweaters in for some new off-the-shoulder crop tops in vibrant blues or feminine pinks.  The above image features three fun elements of pink: a pink Aldo purse, a silver and pink chunky necklace from Swarovski, and some light pink nail polish to tie it all together.

We’ve got a big chunky watch to add some extra flavor, a pair of dainty multi-colored butterfly stiletto heels to make your legs look miles long, and a pair of Ray-Ban Clubmasters to give you that extra cool factor!

Cheers,

J. Molly

 

Enjoy Spring with some New Ring Bling

It’s time to line up your rings in a row so each morning you have easy access to the most glamorous rings that will take your outfit to the next level.

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Play with geometric crystals like in this innovative structural ring.  A square ring adds a nice twist to the more common circular ones.

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Get a little funkier with this square ring that combines both gold and silver.  This stone actually contains flecks of gold within the manufactured gemstone.

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Are you looking to make more of a statement?

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Try wearing a ring in an animal shape, like this penguin featured above.  You can be sure that this ring will become a conversational piece.

If you’re looking for a bit more of a subtle statement, keep your ring cute and petite with this Swarovski elegant silver circular ring.

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Be sure to sip every mimosa in style.

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Love,

J. Molly

 

This Spring’s Hottest Jewelry

I was inspired by a woman’s chunky necklace the other day.  It was feminine, bold, and refreshing. So I scoured the web to find pieces of jewelry that I think stand out in their own unique way.

First, there was Stella & Dot.

Stella & Dot ($148.00)

Stella & Dot ($148.00)

Stella & Dot ($98.00)

Stella & Dot ($98.00)

These chunky necklaces insert bold colors like blue and orange, and combine metals with fabric to create a wonderful hybrid between a piece of jewelry and a collar.  And how do you do Spring time jewelry better than with floral designs?

Spring time means one thing.  Less clothing.  What better way to show off your body than with a piece of body chain jewelry that wraps around your neck, torso, and shoulders.  Indie designer, Vanessa Mooney, keeps styles interesting by offering an assortment of gold chains that will highlight your body’s shape and take your outfit to the next level.  First, we’ll just have to figure out how to put this body chain on…I hope it comes with instructions!

Body Chain: Vanessa Mooney ($262.00), Click to original post.

Body Chain: Vanessa Mooney ($262.00), Click to original post.

On those evenings you have a fancy affair to attend (excuse my old English, I’ve been watching a little bit too much of Mr Selfridge lately), Swarovski gives us all that we need to look elegant and lavish.

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Courtesy of Swarovski ($360.00), Click to Original Post.

I know that not as many people wear watches anymore; afterall, who needs one when you can just pull out your smartphone?  But wearing a watch doesn’t always have to be for a practical reason.  The above Swarovski watch is tasteful, glamorous, and simple, and will make any outfit just a tad more dazzling.

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Courtesy of Swarovski ($199.00), Click to Original Post.

Next we’re moving from the wrist to fingers with these two divine chunky rings.  Make your statement with large colored gems.  There’s a time for being simple and subtle, and then there’s a time to be bold and colorful.

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Courtesy of Swarovski ($89.00), Click to Original Post.

Sometimes an outfit needs a bit of a pick me up.  Not a complete mouth to mouth, but a little jolt, like a morning coffee.  Featured below, we have a bold Swarovski necklace made perfect with square shapes of all different sizes.  This statement doesn’t need color.  It combines shapes and textures to create the ultimate attention-grabber.

Swarovski ($899.00), Click to Original Post.

Courtesy of Swarovski ($899.00), Click to Original Post.

But not every necklace needs to be that forward.  Perhaps all your outfit needs is a bit of sparkle and a bit of shine.  The necklace featured below could be paired with a strapless cocktail dress for a lovely evening outfit, or even with round collared casual cotton tee.

Swarovski ($399.00), Click to original post.

Courtesy of Swarovski ($399.00), Click to original post.

Last but not least, Swarovski combines bold colors, a variety of shapes, gems and metals in this collar necklace.  From soft to rigid edges, this necklace is sculpted perfectly to create a fun, festive chunky necklace.

Swarovski ($799.00), Click to Original Post.

Courtesy of Swarovski ($799.00), Click to Original Post.

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Love,

J. Molly

 

Be a Style Icon in Bodycon

Dress: Forever 21

Dress: Forever 21

With the Spring approaching and warm weather on the rise, it’s time to do your legs some justice in bodycon silhouettes.  I experimented with my new navy bodycon dress from Forever 21, pairing it with different jewelry, different accessories, and colorful clothes.

Try pairing a solid-color dress with big, chunky, colorful jewelry like a bold pair of statement earrings or a statement necklace.  To add a touch of boho to the look, throw on some hair jewelry, either in the form of a chain headpiece or a jeweled headband.

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To make your look more casual, try wearing a basic casual shirt over the dress.  You’ll still get the appeal of the tight body-forming skirt without having the entire skin-tight dress showing.

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Top: Forever 21

Next, it’s time to spice up the look with a colorful moto jacket.  I paired the navy dress with a 3.1 Philip Lim zip up jacket.  Leave it unzipped for a more casual, informal look.

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To make the outfit a touch more glamorous, I added a Swarovski necklace.  Keep the jewelry simple when wearing a bold jacket so that you don’t have too many pieces fighting for all the attention.

Last but not least, I wore a pair of Jeffrey Campbell pointed toe stiletto pumps.  Because after all, Jeffrey Campbell can make every outfit a bit more special…

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 So have fun with bodycon styles this Spring.  Make them casual, make them fancy, make them sexy, or make them conservative…the choice is yours.

Love,

J. Molly