Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thrifty Thursday 10.27.11

Hi friends!  I've been seeing some great pieces around the web so today I just wanted to show you some pieces that are fun and look more expensive than their price tags state.  What would you choose??

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Guest Post - Ryah Sofia

Hi guys! I will be blogging over at Ryah Sofia again today, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak.  I styled outfits around her Basic Black applique this week, here's the woman's look:

Head on over to her blog where my post will be up later today to see the sources for the look, as well as a little girl's look!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend Wear 10.24.2011

It was a gorgeous weekend here in Cincinnati.  Cool temps in the morning (perfect for a big cup of coffee), then warmed up to the mid 60's with abundant sunshine for the afternoon.   I had a few errands on the agenda for Saturday afternoon including test driving a car, shopping for some living room accessories, and picking up some things to get our house organized.  I wanted to be comfortable but still look put together (although I was really tempted to leave my Lululemon WunderUnder crops on....) so I consulted my closet and the creative juices started flowing.

I usually start with the top as the foundation of my outfit, and on Saturday, the first thing that popped out to me was the black gingham shirt from J. Crew factory outlet.  I considered putting a sweater over top of the shirt, but thought I might get warm, so I opted for the vest instead.  I didn't want to look bulky so I chose a thick camel colored leather belt to cinch my waist and give me some shape, despite the layers I was wearing.  I paired the tops with some Gap jeggings (cuffed a few times at the ankle to give a more casual feel) and black woven flats.  For accessories, I used my black Bottega Veneta woven purse (the Deux Lux one below is almost an exact replica at a seriously small fraction of the price), a leather bracelet, and a gold watch.

Here's how you can re-create the look!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday's Fancies: 10.21.2011

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, this week's Friday's Fancies is dedicated to PINK!  I built my outfit today around the combination of pink cuffed trousers and a fun polka dotted blouse.  Here's an important tip: Layering and the use of a variety of fabrics (and colors) will make your outfit more eye-catching.  This look features the silk blouse on top but then I added another layer in the form of the faux fur vest - just a little addition to make the look more interesting.

Next, add a few tasteful accessories (aren't the loafers awesome?) and you've got a luxurious (and playful!) look!

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As usual, I am linking up to Friday's Fancies on Long Distance Loving!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: 10.20.2011

In honor of my mom's birthday yesterday, I promised her I would do an age appropriate post for her.  Since my mom is known as a thrifty shopper, it's also appropriate that the look I put together would fall on a Thrifty Thursday!  The rust colored jacket has a nice texture and is really flattering with the addition of the tie belt - it accentuates the smallest part of your waist.  If you've been reading the blog long enough, you'll know I am a huge fan of navy + orange combo, so I've paired the jacket with a relaxed navy and white striped tee, some bootcut jeans, and a really cute pair of tasseled navy flats. Mom, I hope you enjoy it (and all you other ladies out there - hope you enjoy too!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!  It's my dear mother's birthday so I have to show some love.  That aside, I wanted to show you guys what I wore this weekend.  I spent the majority of Saturday in the car (with a few stops to test drive a car and for Jeni's ice cream) and needed to be comfortable, but still wanted to look cute.  With my road trip post fresh in my mind, I put together a casual and comfortable look.  Here's what I wore, and I hope you enjoy a glimpse into my wardrobe:

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Oh, and in case you were interested, I had the Buckeye State and Brambleberry Crisp at Jeni's. TWO THUMBS UP!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Guest Post - Ryah Sofia

Hi all!  I wanted to let you know I am guest blogging over at Ryah Sofia blog today.  Angie designs hair accessories and asked me to style a woman's outfit and a little girl's outfit to go with her Tinsel Tidings applique.  Here is a sneak peak of the woman's outfit.  Head on over to Ryah Sofia blog to see the child's outfit and all of the sources for the outfits!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday's Fancies: 10.14.2011

Hello lovelies!  We've finally reached the end of the week, and alas, another Friday's Fancies.  This week I put together a fall-inspired look filled with rich browns, oranges, and purples.  I love the look of a flowy mid-length skirt + knee high boots, especially in this fall color palate.  This floral skirt below is sold out, but I want you to understand the idea behind this skirt so you can spot one and understand the value in it. This type of skirt could be dressed up, but it could also be worn more casually (think ballet flats) and will work with a variety of different tops because of all of the gorgeous colors in the skirt.  The J. Crew coat is a splurge item, but if it is well taken care of, the coat will last (and be in style) for many, many years.

I am linking up with {av} over at {Long Distance Loving} for Friday's Fancies!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thrifty Thursday/Steal Her Style: 10.13.2011

It's a monumental day here at Stylized Existence... I've done the unthinkable (drum roll please)....... I have managed to combine a Thrifty Thursday and Steal Her Style post into one!

It all started yesterday, when I pinned this picture of Andy to my Style Pinboard.  She looks supremely chic here and I just couldn't stand to drool over the photo any longer without trying to attain the pieces needed to create the look.

The green skirt below is sold as a dress, but in this style, it could very easily be worn at the waist with the waist folded down to create the proper length.  The faux leather jacket is from Forever21, and the super chic lace up boots are from Target.  All in all, to steal Andy's style, you only have to spend $167!